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- University of California Press 2012; US$ 31.95
In the late nineteenth century the borderlands between the United States, the British Empire in Canada, and the Asia-Pacific Rim emerged as a crossroads of the Pacific world. In Pacific Connections , Kornel Chang tells the dramatic stories of the laborers, merchants, smugglers, and activists who crossed these borders into the twentieth century, and... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 30.00
From one of our leading experts on foreign policy, a full-scale reinterpretation of America?s dealings?from its earliest days?with the rest of the world. It is Walter Russell Mead?s thesis that the United States, by any standard, has had a more successful foreign policy than any of the other great powers that we have faced?and faced down. Beginning... more...
- New Press, The 2012; US$ 18.95
Howard Zinn was perhaps the best-known and most widely celebrated popular interpreter of American history in the twentieth century, renowned as a bestselling author, a political activist, a lecturer, and one of America?s most recognizable and admired progressive voices. His rich, complicated, and fascinating life placed Zinn at the heart of the signal... more...
- Regnery Publishing 2013; US$ 16.95
Did you know President John Quincy Adams had a pet alligator? He kept it in a bathtub in the East Room of the White House. But President Adams wasn't the only commander-in-chief with an unusual pet. Along with a menagerie of dogs, cats, horses and birds, presidents and their families also had pet snakes, raccoons, bears, cows, mice, and more. Meet... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 140.00
Sovereignty is a key factor to consider when studying the Mexico-United States relationship. During most of the twentieth century, as a result of the new character of the Mexican post-revolutionary regime, there was a decoupling between the state?s maximalist discourse on sovereignty, and its practice. Sovereignty as an undifferentiated whole does... more...
- Independent Institute 2007; US$ 12.99
Broken into four sections, this book illustrates the history of American foreign policy and demonstrates the current applicability of a non-interventionist model. For the past century, U.S. foreign policy has rested on the assumption that Americans? interests are best served by active intervention abroad to secure markets for U.S. exports, to combat... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 1996; US$ 163.00
It was Winston Churchill who, in his speech at Fulton, Missouri, advocated a 'special relationship between the British Commonwealth...and the United States...the continuance of intimate relationships between our military advisers, leading to the common study of potential dangers'. Through the eyes of Churchill, Roosevelt and their successors, Sir Robin... more...
- SAGE Publications, Inc 2012; US$ 58.00
Providing both a historical and contemporary perspective on presidential powers, The Powers of the Presidency guides readers through the presidency as a constitutional office, covering how it was shaped by design at the Constitutional Convention in 1787 and by later constitutional amendments, Supreme Court decisions, and custom and precedent. It discusses... more...
- Argo-Navis 2012; US$ 4.99
Americans? failures are as spectacular as their successes: bridges that collapse; flying cars that crash; sports promotions run amok; deodorant that nearly destroyed the earth; even failures that failed to happen! Veteran journalists Martin J. Smith and Patrick J. Kiger select twenty miscues, goofs, complications, and failures that shaped modern America... more...