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

    Indiana University Press 2014; 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...

  • Witnessby Whittaker Chambers

    Regnery Publishing 2014; US$ 19.99

    #1 New York Times bestseller for 13 consecutive weeks! First published in 1952, Witness is the true story of Soviet spies in America and the trial that captivated a nation. Part literary effort, part philosophical treatise, this intriguing autobiography recounts the famous case and reveals much more. Chambers' worldview and his belief that... more...

  • Red War on the Familyby Erica J Ryan

    Temple University Press 2014; US$ 69.50

    In the 1920s, cultural and political reactions to the Red Scare in America contributed to a marked shift in the way Americans thought about sexuality, womanhood, manhood, and family life. The Russian Revolution prompted anxious Americans sensing a threat to social order to position heterosexuality, monogamy, and the family as a bulwark against radicalism.... more...

  • NS-Militärjustiz im Zweiten Weltkriegby Claudia Bade; Lars Skowronski; Michael Viebig

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014; US$ 24.92

    Biographische Informationen Dr. Claudia Bade, Historikerin, ist als freie Mitarbeiterin der KZ-Gedenkstätte Neuengamme tätig. Lars Skowronski ist freiberuflicher Historiker und Politikwissenschaftler. Michael Viebig, Historiker, ist stellvertretender Leiter der Gedenkstätte ROTER OCHSE Halle (Saale).   Reihe Berichte und Studien - Band 068 more...

  • Historical Dictionary of U.S. Diplomacy during the Cold Warby Martin Folly

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 119.99

    The Historical Dictionary of U.S. Diplomacy during the Cold War history offers a definitive reference of this turbulent period through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. more...

  • Harry Hopkinsby Christopher D. O'Sullivan

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 34.99

    Analyzing Harry Hopkins? role in wartime diplomacy and his personal relationships with the twentieth-century?s most indispensable leaders, historian Christopher O?Sullivan offers enormous insight into the most controversial aspects of FDR?s foreign policy, the New Deal Era, and the beginning of modern American history. more...

  • Colonel House: A Biography of Woodrow Wilson's Silent Partnerby Charles E. Neu

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 25.99

    A man who lived his life mostly in the shadows, Edward M. House is little known or remembered today; yet he was one of the most influential figures of the Wilson presidency. Wilson's chief political advisor, House played a key role in international diplomacy, and had a significant hand in crafting the Fourteen Points at the Paris Peace Conference.... 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...

  • 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...

  • Presidential Unrealitiesby Sebastian M. Herrmann

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2014; US$ 41.54

    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...