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- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00
In 2011 Barack Obama invited ten distinguished biographers to the White House to ask them one question: which past American president should I emulate? This was not the first time Obama asked scholars this, but the answer he received would differ as presidential legacies waxed and waned. In 2008 Obama chose Lincoln; in 2009, Reagan; and in 2010, Theodore... more...
- Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 21.95
In examining the influence of historical analogies on decisions to use--or not use--force, military strategist Jeffrey Record assesses every major application of U.S. force from the Korean War to the NATO war on Serbia. Specifically, he looks at the influence of two analogies: the democracies? appeasement of Hitler at Munich and America's defeat in... more...
- Campus Verlag 2014; US$ 31.21
Wildwestgebaren, Raubtierkapitalismus, Hollywoodschund ? die Klage über vermeintlich typisch amerikanische Zustände ist in Deutschland verbreitet. Tobias Jaecker fragt nach den Ursachen, der Funktionsweise und den Auswirkungen des Antiamerikanismus. Er untersucht dazu mediale Kontroversen aus Politik, Wirtschaft und Kultur: von 9/11 über Obama bis... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 295.00
This volume presents thirty-nine interpretive biographical essays on all first ladies, from Martha Washington to America's newest First Lady, Laura Bush. This new edition contains updated material on all the living First Ladies and updated bibliographies for each entry, as well as a portrait of the newest First Lady. more...
- University of Georgia Press 2014; US$ 49.95
From 1798 to 1801, during the Haitian Revolution, President John Adams and Toussaint Louverture forged diplomatic relations that empowered white Americans to embrace freedom and independence for people of color in Saint-Domingue. The United States supported the Dominguan revolutionaries with economic assistance and arms and munitions; the conflict... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 38.95
This new Seminar Study surveys the history of U.S. territorial expansion from the end of the American Revolution until 1860. The book explores the concept of 'manifest destiny' and asks why, if expansion was 'manifest', there was such opposition to almost every expansionist incident. Paying attention to key themes often overlooked - Indian removal... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 65.00
State capitals are an indelible part of the American psyche, spatial representations of state power and national identity. Learning them by heart is a rite of passage in grade school, a pedagogical exercise that emphasizes the importance of committing place-names to memory. But geographers have yet to analyze state capitals in any depth. In American... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2014; US$ 40.00
From 1899 until the American entry into World War II, U.S. presidents sought to preserve China's territorial integrity in order to guarantee American businesses access to Chinese markets -- a policy famously known as the "open door." Before the Russo-Japanese War in 1904, Americans saw Japan as the open door's champion; but by the end of 1905, Tokyo... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00
The Limits of Partnership offers a riveting narrative on U.S.-Russian relations since the Soviet collapse and on the challenges ahead. It reflects the unique perspective of an insider who is also recognized as a leading expert on this troubled relationship. American presidents have repeatedly attempted to forge a strong and productive partnership... more...