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- Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. 2013; US$ 16.95
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, The CIA World Factbook 2014 offers complete and up-to-date information on the world?s nations. This comprehensive guide is packed with detailed information on the politics, populations, military expenditures, and economics of 2014. For each country, The CIA World Factbook 2014 includes: Detailed maps with new geopolitical... more...
- Lexington Books 2004; US$ 34.99
This Splendid Game offers a unique close-up examination of seminal U.S. Senate, U.S. House, and gubernatorial elections?and one referendum vote?in Maine. Potholm focuses especially on the dynamics of candidates' and groups' use of polling and the media. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 42.95
Seymour Martin Lipset pronounced over a decade ago, "Someone who knows only one country knows no country." It is well established that students learn the intricacies of American politics better when they are presented in a comparative context. In today?s globalized society and workforce, it is all the more important for students to understand that... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2005; US$ 29.99
After preparing to lead a quiet life as a teacher and scholar of political theory, William Galston has spent the past quarter century crossing the boundaries between academia and public life, including a two-year stint as Deputy Assistant for Domestic Policy under President Clinton. Reflecting these boundary-crossings, Public Matters contains a selection... more...
- Stanford University Press 2013; US$ 60.00
Constructing Cassandra conducts an inquiry into the intelligence failures at the CIA that resulted in four key strategic surprises experienced by the US: the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962, the Iranian revolution of 1978, the collapse of the USSR in 1991, and the 9/11 terrorist attacks. While some of these events may seem distant, these surprises... more...
- 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...
- Hoover Institution Press 2011; US$ 14.99
Amy Zegart examines the weaknesses of US intelligence oversight and why those deficiencies have persisted, despite the unprecedented importance of intelligence in today's environment. She argues that many of the biggest oversight problems lie with Congress—the institution, not the parties or personalities—showing how Congress has collectively and persistently... more...
- Hoover Institution Press 2013; US$ 14.99
Former Nixon and Reagan cabinet member George Shultz offers his views on how to govern more effectively, get our economy back on track, take advantage of new opportunities in the energy field, combat the use of addictive drugs, apply a strategic overview to diplomacy, and identify necessary steps to achieve a world without nuclear weapons. If we can... more...
- Hoover Institution Press 2011; US$ 14.99
The author reveals the dangerous weaknesses undermining domestic intelligence in the United States and tells why a new national security service should not be part of the FBI. He explains the need for a new domestic intelligence agency, modeled on the Canadian Security Intelligence Service and lodged in the Department of Homeland Security. more...
- Lexington Books 2006; US$ 32.99
Maryland Politics and Political Communication, 1950-2005 is not a survey of all that occurred between 1950 and 2005. Rather, this book focuses on a set of interesting political events in which communication is a very important variable. These events, be they elections or episodes of governance, are also_arguably_the most dramatic ones during the period. more...