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  • State Legislatures Todayby Peverill Squire; Gary Moncrief

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 36.99

    A concise and provocative introduction to state legislative politics, this book a supplement for state and local government courses and upper level courses on legislative politics. It examines state legislatures and state lawmakers, putting them in historical context, showing how they have evolved over the years, and differentiating them from... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Terminating Public Programs: An American Political Paradoxby Mark R. Daniels

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    This text examines why and when policies or organizations are terminated, how they can be terminated successfully, and what often prevents them from being terminated. The literature on termination and a variety of case studies are reviewed in order to identify theories supported by research. more...

  • Human Intelligence, Counterterrorism, and National Leadershipby Gary Berntsen

    Potomac Books 2011; US$ 19.95

    The next president of the United States faces innumerable complex problems, from a possible prolonged recession to climate change. An immediate difficulty for the president will be the global conflict between the West and Islamic jihadists and state sponsors of terrorism. The creation of the Department of Homeland Security and the recommendations... more...

  • Jigsaw Puzzle Politics in the Sunshine Stateby Seth C. McKee

    University Press of Florida 2015; US$ 84.95

    Redrawing district lines is arguably the most polarizing of political activities in the United States today. As technological developments permit more and more sophisticated statistical analyses, those in charge of the process are more tempted to gerrymander districts for their own future benefit. At the same time, as this data is made available to... more...

  • Issues in American Political Lifeby Robert Thobaben; Charles Funderburk; Donna Schlagheck

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 100.95

    A core text for undergraduate courses in American Public Policy, or supplemental reading in such courses as Introduction to American Government or Politics, American Public Policy Analysis, Introduction to Political Science.  A substantive alternative to typical "issues" texts-which cover too many issues, too superficially-this intriguing and comprehensive... more...

  • Bombs, Bugs, Drugs, and Thugsby Loch K. Johnson

    NYU Press 2002; US$ 27.00

    Johnson, author of the acclaimed Secret Agencies and "an experienced overseer of intelligence" (Foreign Affairs), here examines the present state and future challenges of American strategic intelligence. more...