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  • Intelligence and Surprise Attackby Erik J. Dahl

    Georgetown University Press 2013; US$ 29.95

    How can the United States avoid a future surprise attack on the scale of 9/11 or Pearl Harbor, in an era when such devastating attacks can come not only from nation states, but also from terrorist groups or cyber enemies?. Intelligence and Surprise Attack examines why surprise attacks often succeed even though, in most cases, warnings had been available... more...

  • Why States? The Challenge of Federalismby Matthew Spalding; Eugene Hickok

    The Heritage Foundation 2013; US$ 10.95

    Everyone knows from childhood civics, or at least from the moment they try to get a driver's license, that this is a nation of states. So what?Federalism is a core component of the infrastructure of freedom. It checks the centralization of the national government and protects a sphere of state autonomy and local self-government, the result of which... more...

  • Confusionby Paul Strangio; Nick Dyrenfurth

    Melbourne University Press 2009; Not Available

    In Confusion, some of Australia's foremost political historians including Judith Brett and Stuart Macintyre revisit the seminal moment when liberals threw in their lot with the conservatives. In May 1909, Alfred Deakin, the radical liberal doyen, struck an agreement for a controversial 'fusion' with the anti-Labor factions, with the new grouping... more...

  • Laughter in the Shadowsby Stuart E. Methven

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    This memoir of a CIA operations officer captures the spirit of the early years of the Agency, a period sometimes described as its 'finest hours.' Using the alias 'St. Martin,' Stuart Methven served in the CIA from the 1950s through the 1970s. The book opens by describing the author's training in the clandestine arts and subsequent assignment to Asia... more...

  • Laws, Men and Machinesby Michael Foley

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 46.95

    First published in 1990, Laws, Men and Machines is an original interpretation of the lasting influence that Newtonian mechanics has had on the design and operation of the American political system. The author argues that it is this mechanistic tradition that now instinctively shapes the way we conceive of, analyse, and evaluate American politics,... more...

  • Analyzing Intelligenceby Roger Z. George; James B. Bruce

    Georgetown University Press 2014; US$ 32.95

    Analyzing Intelligence , now in a revised and extensively updated second edition, assesses the state of the profession of intelligence analysis from the practitioners point of view. The contributors—most of whom have held senior positions in the US intelligence community—review the evolution of the field, the rise of new challenges, pitfalls... more...

  • North Carolina Votesby Donald R. Matthews

    The University of North Carolina Press 1962; US$ 29.99

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  • Tackling Wicked Government Problemsby Jackson Nickerson; Ronald P. Sanders

    Brookings Institution Press 2014; US$ 28.00

    How can government leaders build, sustain, and leverage the cross-organizational collaborative networks needed to tackle the complex interagency and intergovernmental challenges they increasingly face? Tackling Wicked Government Problems: A Practical Guide for Developing Enterprise Leaders draws on the experiences of high-level government leaders... more...

  • Texas Politics 4th Editionby Cal Jillson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 72.95

    The fourth edition of this popular text is now expanded to better fit the needs of a standalone 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 available... more...

  • The Rise of the Federal Colossus: The Growth of Federal Power from Lincoln to F.D.R.by Peter Zavodnyik

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 54.95

    This challenging book explores the debates over the scope of the enumerated powers of Congress and the Fourteenth Amendment that accompanied the expansion of federal authority during the period between the beginning of the Civil War and the inauguration of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. more...