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  • Terrible Terry Allenby Gerald Astor

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 18.00

    Terry de la Mesa Allen?s mother was the daughter of a Spanish officer, and his father was a career U.S. Army officer. Despite this impressive martial heritage, success in the military seemed unlikely for Allen as he failed out of West Point?twice?ultimately gaining his commission through Catholic University?s R.O.T.C. program. In World War I, the young... more...

  • Strategies of Containmentby John Lewis Gaddis

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 12.99 US$ 11.69

    This updated edition of Gaddis' classic carries the history of containment through the end of the Cold War. Beginning with Franklin D. Roosevelt's postwar plans, Gaddis provides a thorough critical analysis of George F. Kennan's original strategy of containment, NSC-68, the Eisenhower-Dulles "New Look," the Kennedy-Johnson "flexible response" strategy,... more...

  • Robert Clifton Weaver and the American Cityby Wendell E. Pritchett

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 25.00

    From his role as Franklin Roosevelt?s ?negro advisor? to his appointment under Lyndon Johnson as the first secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Robert Clifton Weaver was one of the most influential domestic policy makers and civil rights advocates of the twentieth century. This volume, the first biography of the first African American to hold... more...

  • Politics of Conscience: A Biography of Margaret Chase Smithby Patricia Wallace

    ABC-CLIO 1995; US$ 39.00

    Margaret Chase Smith was the most influential woman in the history of American politics. Her goal was to be a United States senator, not a woman senator, and she succeeded by overcoming gender, not by championing it. Smith began her political career as Maine's daughter and demonstrated nationally the New England virtues of honesty, hard work, frugality,... more...

  • Earnest Endeavors: The Life and Public Work of George Rubleeby Marc McClure

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 96.00

    George Rublee (1868-1957), was an eastern establishment lawyer and corporate liberal who made a significant contribution to economic reform legislation on the state and national levels during the progressive era. He was also involved in a number of important international events from 1917 to 1939. Despite his achievements, he has been largely overlooked.... more...

  • The Librarian Spies: Philip and Mary Jane Keeney and Cold War Espionageby Louise Robbins

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 64.00

    In 1950, Senator Joseph McCarthy declared that the State Department was a haven for communists and traitors. Among famous targets, like Alger Hiss, the senator also named librarian Mary Jane Keeney and her husband Philip, who had been called before the House UnAmerican Activities Committee to account for friendships with suspected communists, memberships... more...

  • U.S. Foreign Policy and National Security: Chronology and Index for the 20th Century [2 volumes]by Robert Davis

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 137.00

    U.S. Foreign Policy and National Security: Chronology and Index for the 20th Century provides a unique compilation of data never before combined in a single volume. Key events and policy meetings are arranged in order by presidential administration, from the McKinley administration to that of President Obama. Each section begins with a concise list... more...

  • The Irony of American Historyby Reinhold Niebuhr; Andrew J. Bacevich

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 22.00

    ?[Niebuhr] is one of my favorite philosophers. I take away [from his works] the compelling idea that there?s serious evil in the world, and hardship and pain. And we should be humble and modest in our belief we can eliminate those things. But we shouldn?t use that as an excuse for cynicism and inaction. I take away . . . the sense we have to make... more...

  • The View from Alger's Windowby Tony Hiss

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 13.00

    The View from Alger's Window is Tony Hiss's remarkable memoir of the trial and imprisonment of one of the most famous victims of the Cold War witch-hunts: his father. Tony Hiss was seven years old when Whittaker Chambers first accused Alger Hiss of passing secrets to the Russians. For the rest of his childhood, Tony and his family experienced the... more...

  • America's Missionby Tony Smith

    Princeton University Press 2001; US$ 42.00 US$ 36.12

    The strength and prestige of democracy worldwide at the end of the twentieth century are due in good measure to the impact of America on international affairs, argues Tony Smith. Here for the first time is a book that documents the extraordinary history of American foreign policy with respect to the promotion of democracy worldwide, an effort whose... more...