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  • Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamationby Allen C. Guelzo

    Simon & Schuster 2006; US$ 16.99

    One of the nation's foremost Lincoln scholars offers an authoritative consideration of the document that represents the most far-reaching accomplishment of our greatest president. No single official paper in American history changed the lives of as many Americans as Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation. But no American document has been held up... more...

  • Silencing Dissentby Clive Hamilton; Sarah Maddison

    Allen & Unwin 2007; US$ 22.68

    A frightening analysis of the tactics used by the Howard government to silence independent experts and commentators as well as public servants and organisations which criticise its policies. more...

  • Court Culture in the Early Middle Agesby C. Cubitt

    Brepols Publishers 2003; US$ 105.00

    This volume sets the study of early medieval political culture upon a new footing by its wide-ranging and interdisciplinary examination of the place of the court in the kingdom and its role as a centre of intellectual and religious debate. more...

  • The Great Derangementby Matt Taibbi

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.00

    A REVELATORY AND DARKLY COMIC ADVENTURE THROUGH A NATION ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN?FROM THE HALLS OF CONGRESS TO THE BASES OF BAGHDAD TO THE APOCALYPTIC CHURCHES OF THE HEARTLAND Rolling Stone ?s Matt Taibbi set out to describe the nature of George Bush?s America in the post-9/11 era and ended up vomiting demons in an evangelical church... more...

  • African Parliamentsby M. A. Mohamed Salih

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 100.00

    An analysis of parliaments in sub-Saharan Africa in the post-independence period. more...

  • Asia's Giantsby Edward Friedman; Bruce Gilley

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 38.00

    This edited volume reconsiders the conventional wisdom, which argues that comparative performance (in economic, social, political, as well as diplomatic arenas) of China has been superior to that of India. The book brings together 'new paradigms' for evaluating the comparative performance of two countries. Essays show that if not outright wrong, conventional... more...

  • The Kennedy Yearsby Joseph M. Siracusa

    Infobase Publishing 2004; US$ 85.00

    The youngest man elected to the office of the presidency, John F. Kennedy served as the 35th president of the United States until his assassination in 1963. "The Kennedy Years" is an introduction to Kennedy's work and influence. more...

  • Designing West Africaby Peter Schwab

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 30.00

    Many African states are now described as 'fourth world nations', ones which essentially have no future. Uncovering how this was allowed to happen, this title highlights the key political decisions that led to the current situation, and the aftermath we have to deal with today. more...

  • Ending the Cold Warby Richard K. Herrmann; Richard Ned Lebow

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 39.00

    Although in hindsight the end of the Cold War seems almost inevitable, almost no one saw it coming and there is little consensus over why it ended. A popular interpretation is that the Soviet Union was unable to compete in terms of power, especially in the area of high technology. Another interpretation gives primacy to the new ideas Gorbachev brought... more...

  • Vargas and Brazilby Jens R. Hentschke

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 105.00

    This book unites scholars from Brazil, the U.S., and Europe who draw on a close re-reading of the literature and hitherto unavailable or unused primary sources to shed new light on the political changes and cultural representations of Vargas?s regimes, thereby exploring why he meant so different things to different people. more...