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  • Claude A. Swanson of Virginiaby Henry C. Jr. Ferrell

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Spanning most of the years of the one-party South, the public career of Virginian Claude A. Swanson, congressman, governor, senator, and secretary of the navy, extended from the second administration of Grover Cleveland into that of Franklin Roosevelt. His record, writes Henry C. Ferrell, Jr., in this definitive biography, is that of "a skillful legislative... 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...

  • United States National Interests in a Changing Worldby Donald E. Nuechterlein

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Although the term national interest has long been used in reference to the foreign policy goals of nations, there has been no generally agreed upon definition of the concept; as a result, Donald E. Nuechterlein contends, there has been a tendency for foreign policy to be determined by institutional prejudice and past policy rather than by a systematic... more...

  • General Jacob Deversby John A. Adams

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 44.99

    Of the leaders of the American Army in World War II, Jacob Devers is undoubtedly the "forgotten four star." Plucked from relative obscurity in the Canal Zone, Devers was one of four generals selected by General of the Army George Marshall in 1941 to assist him in preparing the Army for war. He quickly became known in Army circles for his "can do"... more...

  • 21st Century Simsby Benjamin Armstrong

    Naval Institute Press 2015; US$ 21.95

    For more than two decades at the beginning of the 20th century William S. Sims was at the forefront of naval affairs. From the revolution in naval gunnery that he led as a junior officer, to his advocacy for the Dreadnaught style all-big-gun battleship, to his development of torpedo boat and destroyer operations, he was a central figure in helping... more...

  • 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...

  • Is the American Century Overby Joseph S. Nye

    Wiley 2015; US$ 45.00

    For more than a century, the United States has been the world's most powerful state. Now some analysts predict that China will soon take its place. Does this mean that we are living in a post-American world? Will China's rapid rise spark a new Cold War between the two titans? In this compelling essay, world renowned foreign policy analyst, Joseph... more...

  • Alger Hiss's Looking-Glass Warsby G.Edward White

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 19.99

    Draws together the details of Alger Hiss, an innocent victim of McCarthyism from his upper middle-class childhood in Baltimore and his brilliant success at Harvard to his later career as a self-made martyr to McCarthyism - to paint a fascinating portrait of a man whose life was devoted to perpetuating a lie. 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...

  • Mary Norton of New Jerseyby David L. Porter

    Fairleigh Dickinson University Press 2013; US$ 74.99

    The book tells the compelling story of Mary Norton of New Jersey, who served 13 terms in the United States House of Representatives (1925-1951) and was the first female elected to the United States Congress from the Democratic Party, an eastern state, or urban section east of the Mississippi River and to chair a major congressional committee.... more...