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- Scribner 2009; US$ 19.99
Through the lens of more than forty speeches from his presidency, George H. W. Bush takes a special look back on the momentous global events of 1989-1992 -- the fall of the Berlin Wall, the collapse of the Soviet Union, and the liberation of Kuwait, to name a few -- and reminisces about what it was like to be president through such unprecedented times.... more...
- CQ Press, a Division of SAGE 2006; US$ 161.00
Through an expansive collection of primary source materials and original, informative introduction and headnotes, State of the Union: Presidential Rhetoric from Woodrow Wilson to George W. Bush explores ways in which modern U.S. presidents have appealed directly to the public and how the public has responded. State of the Union: Presidential Rhetoric... more...
- ABC-CLIO 1993; US$ 132.00
The essays in Halford Ryan's The Inaugrual Addresses of Twentieth-Century American Presidents explore how presidents have used their addresses to empower themselves in office. The volume's construct holds that the president delivers persuasive speeches to move the Congress and the people, and to move the people to move the Congress if it is intransigent.... more...
- Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2010; US$ 141.99
Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change showcases deeply empirical and often multi-method research by senior and junior scholars alike. Comparative analysis and qualitative case studies push into new territories in this illuminating and important research which seeks to define and advance the multiple fields reflected in the series title. more...
- Princeton University Press 2008; US$ 24.95
Unlike the 1930s, when the United States tragically failed to open its doors to Europeans fleeing Nazism, the country admitted over three million refugees during the Cold War. This dramatic reversal gave rise to intense political and cultural battles, pitting refugee advocates against determined opponents who at times successfully slowed admissions.... more...
- Texas A&M University Press 2014; US$ 19.95
In his televised and widely watched speech to the nation on November 3, 1969, Pres. Richard M. Nixon introduced a phrase??silent majority??and a policy?Vietnamization of the war effort?that echo down to the present day. Nixon?s appearance on this night framed the terms in which much of the subsequent civil conflict and military strategy would be understood.... more...
- University of California Press 2006; US$ 34.95
Laura Pulido traces the roots of third world radicalism in Southern California during the 1960s and 1970s in this accessible, wonderfully illustrated comparative study. Focusing on the Black Panther Party, El Centro de Acción Social y Autonomo (CASA), and East Wind, a Japanese American collective, she explores how these African American, Chicana/o,... more...
- Crown/Archetype 2006; US$ 16.00
In July 2004, Barack Obama electrified the Democratic National Convention with an address that spoke to Americans across the political spectrum. One phrase in particular anchored itself in listeners? minds, a reminder that for all the discord and struggle to be found in our history as a nation, we have always been guided by a dogged optimism in the... more...
- Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 13.99
Were presidential campaigns always as bitter as they have been in recent years? Or is the current style of campaigning a new political development? In this revised and updated edition of Presidential Campaigns the answers to these questions are clear: the race for the presidency, although at times mean and nasty, has always been an endlessly entertaining... more...