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  • Directors of Central Intelligence as Leaders of the U.S. Intelligence Community, 1946?2005by Douglas Garthoff

    Potomac Books 2011; US$ 34.95

    President Harry Truman created the job of director of central intelligence (DCI) in 1946 so that he and other senior administration officials could turn to one person for foreign intelligence briefings. The DCI was the head of the Central Intelligence Group until 1947, when he became the director of the newly created Central Intelligence Agency. This... more...

  • Texas Politicsby Cal Jillson

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 76.95

    The fifth edition of this popular text is now expanded and updated to better fit the needs of a stand-alone Texas Politics course. Jillson continues to approach the politics of the Lone Star State from historical, developmental, and analytical perspectives, while giving students the most even-handed, readable, and engaging description of Texas politics... more...

  • Why Secret Intelligence Failsby Michael A Turner

    Potomac Books 2011; US$ 18.95

    Michael Turner argues that the root causes of failures in American intelligence can be found in the way it is organized and in the intelligence process itself. Intelligence that has gone awry affects national decision making and, ultimately, American national security. Intelligence officials are reluctant to talk about intelligence successes, claiming... more...

  • The Mythology of American Politicsby John Bookman

    Potomac Books 2011; US$ 25.95

    In this provocative set of essays, John Bookman delves beneath the transitory issues of the day to identify and respond to the fundamental, perennial questions of American politics. The questions concern the myths that shape the thinking of so many Americans about politics. These myths are the popular narratives that impart meaning to the American... more...

  • Classical Antiquity and the Politics of Americaby Michael Meckler

    Baylor University Press 2006; US$ 34.95

    Although most prevalent and obvious during the early decades of the Republic, the influence of classical antiquity on American politics persists even into the 21st century.  This study tracks the movement of classicism throughout U.S. history and illustrates how the ancient Greeks and Romans continue to influence political theory and determine policy... more...

  • Debates, Differences and Divisionsby Michael Kryzanek

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 48.95

    Debuting it its first edition, this book is organized around the approach that American politics can best be understood by examining the issues that reflect the ideas, principles, concerns, fears, morals and hopes of the American people. Debates, Differences and Divisions looks at twenty-five hot button issues affecting American politics and policy... more...

  • The Politics of Lyingby Lionel Cliffe; Maureen Ramsay; David Bartlett

    Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 176.00

    This book provides the first attempt to synthesise what is a pervasive phenomenon, and one that is mentioned tangentially in many political analyses, but nowhere receives the systematic and theoretical treatment that its significance to the working of 'democratic' political practice deserves. It will thus be a volume that should interest a range of... more...

  • Experiencing Politicsby John E. McDonough

    University of California Press 2000; US$ 15.95 US$ 12.76

    John E. McDonough affords a rare glimpse into the practice of state politics in this insider's account of the fascinating interface between political science and real-life politics. A member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives for thirteen years and a skilled storyteller, McDonough eloquently weaves together stories of politics and policy... more...

  • Politics Lostby Joe Klein

    Crown/Archetype 2006; US$ 15.99

    People on the right are furious. People on the left are livid. And the center isn?t holding. There is only one thing on which almost everyone agrees: there is something very wrong in Washington. The country is being run by pollsters. Few politicians are able to win the voters? trust. Blame abounds and personal responsibility is nowhere to be found.... more...

  • America's Secret Powerby Loch K. Johnson

    Oxford University Press 1991; US$ 25.95 US$ 22.32

    This study provides a detailed examination of the CIA, its primary aims, and its relations with other American institutions, including Congress, the White House, the media and the universities. more...