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  • The Anti-Intellectual Presidencyby Elvin T. Lim

    Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 12.99

    Preface. Acknowledgments. 1. The Problem of Presidential Rhetoric. 2. Rhetorical Simplification and the Anti-intellectual Presidency. 3. Creating the Anti-intellectual Presidency. 4. Substantive Impoverishment and the Anti-intellectual Presidency. 5. Institutionalizing the Anti-intellectual Presidency. 6. Defending and Indicting the Anti-intellectual... more...

  • The American People in the Great Depressionby David M. Kennedy

    Oxford University Press, USA 2003; US$ 18.99

    On October 24, 1929, America met the greatest economic devastation it had ever known. In this first installment of his Pulitzer Prize-winning Freedom from Fear, Kennedy tells how America endured, and eventually prevailed, in the face of that unprecedented calamity. Kennedy vividly demonstrates that the economic crisis of the 1930s was more than a reaction... more...

  • The Little Quiz Book of Big Political Sex Scandalsby Paul Slansky

    Simon & Schuster 2009; US$ 12.95

    Politics and sex. Nothing captures the attention of the media -- and satisfies the public's thirst for schadenfreude -- quite like our elected officials getting caught with their pants down. In The Little Quiz Book of Big Political Sex Scandals , renowned satirist and New York Times bestselling author Paul Slansky provides a guided tour of this... more...

  • The American Challengeby R. Catley; David Mosler

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2008; US$ 120.00

    This indispensable book looks at whether policy failure in Iraq and declining US soft and hard power mark the beginning of the end of US hegemony or whether the resilience of America's military and economic foundations will once again prove observers wrong. more...

  • Congressional Roll Call 2007by CQ Press

    CQ Press, a Division of SAGE 2008; US$ 56.35

    Featuring a new cover design, CQ Press’s Congressional Roll Call continues to be the definitive reference source of congressional voting information for students, scholars, political professionals, and all citizens who want to be informed about their representatives’ voting records. Congressional Roll Call 2007 provides an objective, authoritative... more...

  • The Making of the American Dream, 2by Lewis E. Kaplan

    Algora Publishing 2009; US$ 33.95

    Any history that touts itself as unconventional is bound to raise some hackles when it challenges traditional interpretations of our nation?s past. Yet history is continually under revision. This 2-volume work, covering America's first 300 years, differs from others in seeking to debunk numerous flattering and conventionally accepted myths. Reading... more...

  • The Slackers Guide to U.S. Historyby Don Stewart; John Pfeiffer

    F+W Media 2009; US$ 12.95

    What does Miley Cyrus have in common with Sacagawea? How could Steve Jobs have helped Eisenhower? What does the moon landing have to do with the Hilton sisters? In less time than it takes to recite the preamble to the Constitution, most Americans can spout off all their U.S. history knowledge. (Hint: it starts with ?In 1492? and ends with ?sailed the... more...

  • The Limits of Influenceby Howard Schaffer

    Brookings Institution Press 2009; US$ 34.95

    This is the first systematic history of U.S. efforts to help forge a settlement between India and Pakistan on the “Kashmir question.”Former ambassador Howard B. Schaffer draws on interviews with senior American officials, historical research, and his decades of experience in South Asia to explain and evaluate three generations of U.S. activities... more...

  • Atlas of American Historyby Gary B. Nash

    Infobase Publishing 2006; US$ 114.00

    A full-color atlas that spans the breadth of American history, from the precolonial times. Vivid photographs, illustrations, and maps are combined with graphs, charts, and boxed features. Beginning with the earliest settlement of the Americas more than 12,000 years ago, this atlas integrates detailed maps with narrative text. more...

  • Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, 3by William Shade

    CQ Press, a Division of SAGE 2010; US$ 170.00

    This volume examines three decades in the middle of the nineteenth century, which witnessed: the emergence of the debate over slavery in the territories, which eventually led to the Civil War; the military conflict itself from 1861 until 1865; and the process of Reconstruction, which ended with the readmission of all of the former Confederate States... more...