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- Georgetown University Press 2015; US$ 34.95 US$ 27.96
At the end of the nineteenth century, the United States emerged as an economic colossus in command of a new empire. Yet for the next forty years the United States eschewed the kind of aggressive grand strategy that had marked other rising imperial powers in favor of a policy of moderation. In Power and Restraint , Jeffrey W. Meiser explores why the... more...
- Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 27.95
The U.S. government has essentially two choices when dealing with adversarial states: isolate them or engage them. Isolate or Engage systematically examines the challenges to and opportunities for U.S. diplomatic relations with nine intensely adversarial states?China, Cuba, Iran, Libya, North Korea, U.S.S.R./Russia, Syria, Venezuela, and Vietnam:... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95
This book's unique combination of case studies and commentaries provides the basis for a systematic discussion of the role of individual leaders and complex institutions in U.S. foreign policy making. The case studies present routine and urgent, controversial and consensus-driven decisions in nine presidential administrations--"from Harry Truman's... more...
- Temple University Press 2015; US$ 79.50
Radicals such as socialists, syndicalists, and anarchists are often thought of as marginal in American history. However, in the early decades of the twentieth century, progressives?those who sought to regulate big business, reduce class conflict, and ameliorate urban poverty?took the radicals? ideas very seriously. In The New Freedom and the Radicals... more...
- University of Tennessee Press 2014; US$ 45.95
On May 19, 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt announced the appointment of Arthur Morgan (1878?1975), a water-control engineer and college president from Ohio, as the chairman of the newly created Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). With the eyes of the nation focused on the reform and recovery promised by the New Deal, Morgan remained in the national... more...
- Wiley 2002; US$ 46.00 US$ 27.60
Praise for H. Paul Jeffers Diamond Jim Brady: Prince of the Gilded Age "One of the most entertaining historical business narratives in recent memory. The story of this symbol of America's Gilded Age is filled with such gusto and vigor that even hardcore business readers will be swept away." -Publishers Weekly "Superb historical biography... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2004; US$ 17.00
From the First Lady of unauthorized, tell-all biography, this is the first real inside-look at the most powerful?and secretive?family in the world. From Senator Prescott Bush's alcoholism, to his son George Herbert Walker Bush's infidelities, to George Walker Bush's religious conversion, shady financial deals, and military manipulations, Kitty Kelley... more...
- The Crown Publishing Group 2003; US$ 16.00
?Liberals? loyalty to the United States is off-limits as a subject of political debate. Why is the relative patriotism of the two parties the only issue that is out of bounds for rational discussion?? In a stunning follow-up to her number one bestseller Slander , leading conservative pundit Ann Coulter contends that liberals have been wrong on every... more...
- Crown/Archetype 2004; US$ 15.95
Fifty percent of American voters define themselves as political moderates, two-thirds favor political solutions that come from the center of the political spectrum, and Independents outnumber both Democrats and Republicans. Bill Clinton and George W. Bush each explicitly used Centrist strategies to win the White House?and twenty-first-century candidates... more...
- Scribner 2005; US$ 29.99
From the editor of the phenomenal New York Times bestseller War Letters comes an even more powerful, more revealing collection of rare and previously-unpublished letters from every major war in American history -- all discovered during Andrew Carroll's extraordinary three-year journey throughout the U.S. and to thirty-five countries around the... more...