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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...

  • 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...

  • Fair Playby James M Olson

    Potomac Books 2011; US$ 19.95

    Revolutionary War officer Nathan Hale, one of America?s first spies, said, ?Any kind of service necessary to the public good becomes honorable by being necessary.? A statue of Hale stands outside CIA headquarters, and the agency often cites his statement as one of its guiding principles. But who decides what is necessary for the public good, and is... more...

  • Enter the Past Tenseby Roland W Haas

    Potomac Books 2011; US$ 17.95

    While at Purdue University on an NROTC scholarship in 1971, Roland Haas was recruited to become a CIA deep clandestine operative. He underwent intensive training to prepare for insertion into hostile areas, including High Altitude Low Opening (HALO) parachuting and weapons instruction. In the course of his first mission (to East and West Germany,... more...

  • Gatekeeperby John Sullivan

    Potomac Books 2011; US$ 18.95

    John F. Sullivan was a polygraph examiner with the CIA for thirty-one years, during which time he conducted more tests than anyone in the history of the CIA's program. The lie detectors act as the Agency's gatekeepers, preventing foreign agents, unsuitable applicants, and employees guilty of misconduct from penetrating or harming the Agency. Here... more...

  • A Conspicuous Silence: American Foreign Policy, Women, and Saudi Arabiaby Valerie M. Hudson; Patricia Leidl

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 0.00

    Hillary Rodham Clinton was the first to clearly state that: "the subjugation of women is a direct threat to the security of the United States." This declaration has come to be known as the Hillary Doctrine, and it was formally incorporated into the first Quadrennial Diplomatic and Development Review of U.S. foreign policy in 2010. If the Hillary Doctrine... 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...