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- Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 45.68
The aim of this book is to conduct a critical survey of the main tools devised for the synthetic measurement of globalization processes. To this end, the first part of the book discusses the meaning of the concept considered, highlighting the different and often contradictory interpretations put forward in its regard in the literature. Subsequently... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2006; US$ 34.99
While many books have offered a take on the attacks of 9/11, one area has been comparatively ignored: presidential justifications for war in the age of terrorism. Specifically, what did President Bush say to justify American military actions in the postD9/11 world? And how did the public hear what he said, especially as it was filtered through the... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.74
A riveting portrait of President Bush as he broadens the war on terror overseas?and plunges into high-stakes political battles at home "They misunderestimated me," George W. Bush famously remarked on the eve of his historic presidency. Fractured syntax aside, Bush was right: his detractors misunderstood his appeal to the American public, and underestimated... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2006; US$ 24.95
Dick Cheney is the most powerful yet most unpopular vice president in U.S. history. He has thrived alongside a president who from day one had little interest in policy and limited experience in the ways of Washington. Yet Cheney?s quiet, steady rise to prominence over a span of three decades occurred largely behind the scenes. Now veteran reporters... more...
- Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 19.99
In The Folly of Empire , John B. Judis shows that history teaches valuable lessons that have allowed our leaders to avoid repeating past mistakes. Judis demonstrates how later presidents drew upon the painful lessons learned by Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson when they tried to use American power unilaterally to carve out a world in their image.... more...
- Scribner 2006; US$ 13.99
In Destined for Destiny , George W. Bush offers readers an intimate, plainspoken, and often readable look at the character-shaping achievements that led to his inevitable rise to the office of President of the United States. Written from the heart, not from the brain, this definitive autobiography takes readers on a journey through the 43rd President's... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 24.95
Short, sharp, and oftentimes shocking, Keith Olbermann?s ?Special Comments? have made his nightly MSNBC program, Countdown with Keith Olbermann , must-see viewing?and the fastest-growing news show on cable TV. In these segments, Olbermann calls out the perpetrators of mismanagement, brutality, cronyism, and the appalling lack of accountability at... more...
- Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2008; US$ 14.95
Millions of working Americans talk, act, and vote as if their economic interests match those of the megawealthy, the multinational corporations, and the politicians who do their bidding. How did this happen? Bestselling author Thom Hartmann says it's because the apologists of the Right have become masters of the subtle and largely subconscious aspects... more...
- Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 38.95 US$ 35.44
It has never been more important for Americans to understand why the world both hates and loves the United States. In What They Think of Us , a remarkable group of writers from the Middle East, Europe, Asia, and Latin America describes the world's profoundly ambivalent attitudes toward the United States--before and since 9/11. While many... more...