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  • The Accidental Admiralby James Stavridis

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 32.95

    Despite demonstrated prowess in the handling of ships and sailors, five years after receiving his commission, Jim Stavridis was planning on getting out of the Navy and going to law school. His assignments officer, a young lieutenant commander by the name of Mike Mullen (who would go on to become Chairman of the Joint Chiefs) noticed something special... 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...

  • Presidential Unrealitiesby Sebastian M. Herrmann

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2014; US$ 42.10

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Longman Companion to America in the Era of the Two World Wars, 1910-1945, Theby Patrick Renshaw

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 62.95

    Between 1910 and 1945 the United States transformed itself into a Super Power. By 1945, with rivals in Europe and Asia shattered by world war, she dominated global economic, financial and political arrangements and monopolised the atomic bomb. This new Companion to History is an indispensable guide to this critical period in US history. It includes:... more...

  • Woodrow Wilson and the World Warby Charles Seymour; Allen Johnson

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    From the current vantage point, World War I was but one of a series of global military conflicts that defined the political landscape of the twentieth century. However, in the immediate aftermath of the war, it represented a seismic shift after which nothing would ever be the same again. This probing analysis penned just after the war's end focuses... more...

  • 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...

  • A Very Principled Boyby Mark A. Bradley

    Basic Books 2014; US$ 29.99

    Duncan Chaplain Lee was an unlikely traitor. A Rhodes Scholar, patriot, and descendent of one of America?s most distinguished families, he was also a communist sympathizer who used his position as aid to intelligence chief “Wild Bill? Donovan to leak critical information to the Soviets during World War II. As intelligence expert Mark A. Bradley reveals,... more...

  • Supreme Commanderby Jr. Seymour Morris

    HarperCollins 2014; Not Available

    Seymour Morris Jr. combines political history, military biography, and business management to tell the story of General Douglas MacArthur's tremendous success in rebuilding Japan after World War II in Supreme Commander , a lively, in-depth work of biographical history complementary to The Generals, The Storm of War , and Truman. He is the most... more...