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  • Power and Restraintby Jeffrey W. Meiser

    Georgetown University Press 2015; US$ 34.95

    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...

  • Presidential Unrealitiesby Sebastian M. Herrmann

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2014; US$ 37.85

    This book analyzes and historicizes an important and popular motif in contemporary US political discourse: the notion that politics has become increasingly ?unreal.? At the turn of the millennium, the simulated quality of politics in general and of the US presidency in particular has become a major object of concern across a broad range of venues and... more...

  • The Price of Honorby M. Barbara Mulrine

    Fairleigh Dickinson University Press 2011; US$ 89.99

    This biography of George Brinton McClellan Jr., son of the Civil War general by the same name, a congressman, and mayor of New York (1904-1910), studies political courage and honor. The study emphasizes McClellan's six years as mayor, but also covers his youth, relationship with the general, his career as a reporter, years as a congressman, and his... more...

  • Progressives, Pluralists, and the Problems of the Stateby Marc Stears

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 54.99

    This is the first comprehensive examination of the close relationship between leading groups of British socialists and American progressives in the early twentieth century. Employing new methods of conceptual and institutional analysis, and drawing on extensive original archival research, the book challenges traditional analyses of these movements.... more...

  • Prophet Without Honorby F. Ross Peterson

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Glen Taylor's colorful political career, which ran its course from 1944 to 1956, saw him rise from a barnstorming musician to candidate for the vice-presidency of the United States on the 1948 Progressive party ticket. In this illuminating study, Mr. Peterson delineates the life and public career of this man who, though relatively unknown, articulated... more...

  • Red Scareby Robert K. Murray

    University of Minnesota Press 1955; US$ 72.00

    Few periods n American history have been so dramatic, so fraught with mystery, or so bristling with fear and hysteria as were the days of the great Red Scare that followed World War I. For sheer excitement, it would be difficult to find a more absorbing t more...

  • Red Scare, Politics, and the Federal Communications Commission, 1941-1960, Theby Susan Brinson

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 91.00

    The Red Scare at the FCC started when James Lawrence Fly led the agency in many important decisions that were inspired by the New Deal. These decisions outraged both the broadcasting industry and politically conservative legislators, causing them to accuse the FCC of Communist sympathies. This book analyzes the political transition taken by the FCC... more...

  • The Republican Party and American Politics from Hoover to Reaganby Robert Mason

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 36.00

    Robert Mason investigates how Republicans tackled the problem of their party's minority status from the Great Depression until the Reagan years. more...

  • Right Turnby John E. Moser

    NYU Press 2005; US$ 30.00

    John T. Flynn, a prolific writer, columnist for the New Republic , Harper's Magazine , and Collier's Weekly , radio commentator, and political activist, was described by the New York Times in 1964 as ?a man of wide-ranging contradictions.? In this new biography of Flynn, John E. Moser fleshes out his many contradictions and profound influence... more...

  • Strategies of Containmentby John Lewis Gaddis

    Oxford University Press, USA 2005; US$ 6.98

    When Strategies of Containment was first published, the Soviet Union was still a superpower, Ronald Reagan was president of the United States, and the Berlin Wall was still standing. 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,... more...