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  • Russell Longby Michael S. Martin

    University Press of Mississippi 2014; US$ 35.00

    Russell Long (1918-2003) occupies a unique niche in twentieth-century United States history. Born into Louisiana's most influential political family, and son of perhaps the most famous Louisianan of all time, Long extended the political power generated by other members of his family and attained heights of power unknown to his predecessors, including... more...

  • Trustee for the Human Communityby Robert A. Hill; Edmond J. Keller

    Ohio University Press 2010; US$ 21.99

    Ralph J. Bunche (1904?1971), winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1950, was a key U.S. diplomat in the planning and creation of the United Nations in 1945. In 1947 he was invited to join the permanent UN Secretariat as director of the new Trusteeship Department. In this position, Bunche played a key role in setting up the trusteeship system that provided... more...

  • America's Search for Securityby Sean Kay

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 33.99

    In America's Search for Security , Sean Kay surveys major historical trends in American foreign policy and provides a new context for thinking about America?s rise to power from the founding period through the end of the Cold War. It details the post-Cold War rise of idealist foreign policy goals and the costs of abandoning realist roots, analyzing... more...

  • Flying Tigerby Jack Samson

    Lyons Press 2011; US$ 17.99

    A definitive biography of the legendary leader of the Flying Tigers and the U.S. Fourteenth Air Force in China. The Flying Tigers and the U.S. Fourteenth will be the subject of a huge upcoming film from IMAX and director John Woo. The film is scheduled to start shooting in spring 2011 with no firm release date stated yet. The role of Chenault in... more...

  • United States: 2014 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Press Releaseby International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.

    International Monetary Fund 2014; US$ 9.00

    Focus. The 2014 Article IV Consultation focused on five broad themes to strengthen the recovery and improve the long-term outlook: raising productivity growth and labor force participation, confronting poverty, keeping public debt on a sustained downward path, smoothly managing the exit from zero policy rates, and securing a safer financial system. Main... more...

  • Patton's Driveby Alan Axelrod

    Lyons Press 2010; US$ 15.99

    Patton?s Drive tells the story of how a young man born to war?who believed himself the literal incarnation of all great warriors past?became a modern American general: in terms of enemy killed or captured, territory taken, and people liberated, the greatest field commander of World War II. 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 Political Career of W. Kerr Scottby Julian M. Pleasants

    The University Press of Kentucky 2014; US$ 50.00

    When W. Kerr Scott (1896--1958) began his campaign for the North Carolina gubernatorial seat in 1948, his opponents derided his candidacy as a farce. However, the plainspoken dairy farmer quickly gathered loyal supporters and mobilized a grassroots attack on the entrenched interests that had long controlled the state government, winning the race in... more...

  • Paul V. McNutt and the Age of FDRby Dean J. Kotlowski

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 44.99

    In this major biography of an important politician and statesman, Dean Kotlowski presents the life of Paul V. McNutt, a great understudied figure in the era of FDR. McNutt was governor of Indiana, high commissioner to the Philippines (while serving he helped 1,300 Jews flee Nazi Germany for Manila), head of the WWII Federal Security Agency, and would-be... more...

  • Modern American Lives: Individuals and Issues in American History Since 1945by Blaine T Browne; Robert C. Cottrell

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95

    The individuals presented in these narrative biographies significantly, and sometimes decisively, impacted contemporary American life in a wide range of areas, including national politics, foreign policy, social and political activism, popular and literary culture, sports, and business. The combined biographical/thematic approach is designed to serve... more...