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Political History

  • 1912by James Chace

    Simon & Schuster 2009; US$ 16.00

    Four extraordinary men sought the presidency in 1912. Theodore Roosevelt was the charismatic and still wildly popular former president who sought to redirect the Republican Party toward a more nationalistic, less materialistic brand of conservatism and the cause of social justice. His handpicked successor and close friend, William Howard Taft, was... more...

  • 1968by Mark Kurlansky

    Random House Publishing Group 2003; US$ 17.00

    In this monumental new book, award-winning author Mark Kurlansky has written his most ambitious work to date: a singular and ultimately definitive look at a pivotal moment in history. With 1968 , Mark Kurlansky brings to teeming life the cultural and political history of that world-changing year of social upheaval. People think of it as the year... more...

  • 31 Daysby Barry Werth

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.95

    In 31 Days , acclaimed historian Barry Werth takes readers inside the White House during the tumultuous days of August 1974, following Richard Nixon's resignation and the swearing-in of America's "accidental president," Gerald Ford. The Watergate scandal had torn the country apart. In a dramatic, day-by-day account of the new administration?s inner... more...

  • The A to Z of the Reagan-Bush Eraby Richard S. Conley

    Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 33.99

    The Reagan-Bush era witnessed some of the most dramatic events of the latter half of the 20th century: the collapse of the Soviet Union, a presidential assassination attempt, political scandal, a stock market crash, military invasions, and the explosion of the space shuttle Challenger. The A to Z of the Reagan-Bush Era relates these events and provides... more...

  • Abuse Of Powerby Stanley Kutler

    Free Press 1999; US$ 41.95

    Richard Nixon said he wanted his administration to be "the best chronicled in history." But when Alexander Butterfield disclosed the existence of a voice-activated taping system to a Senate committee in July 1973, Nixon's White House and its recordings quickly became the most infamous in American history. The tapes dominated the final two years of... more...

  • Across the Blocsby Patrick Major; Rana Mitter

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 59.95

    This book asks the reader to reassess the Cold War not just as superpower conflict and high diplomacy, but as social and cultural history. 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...

  • After Number 10by Kevin Theakston

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 105.00

    Having lost an election, been thrown out by their party, or retired on grounds of ill-health, what do former British prime ministers do? In the first book to look at the lives, political roles and influence of former prime ministers, Theakston analyzes all the former prime ministers from Walpole in the 18th century to Blair today. more...

  • The Age of Federalismby Stanley Elkins; Eric McKitrick

    Oxford University Press, USA 1994; US$ 26.99

    When Thomas Jefferson took the oath of office for the presidency in 1801, America had just passed through twelve critical years, years dominated by some of the towering figures of our history and by the challenge of having to do everything for the first time. Washington, Hamilton, Madison, Adams, and Jefferson himself each had a share in shaping that... more...

  • The Agendaby Bob Woodward

    Simon & Schuster 2007; US$ 16.00

    The Agenda is a day-by-day, often minute-by-minute account of Bill Clinton's White House. Drawing on hundreds of interviews, confidential internal memos, diaries, and meeting notes, Woodward shows how Clinton and his advisers grappled with questions of lasting importance -- the federal deficit, health care, welfare reform, taxes, jobs. One of the... more...