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- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.74
A riveting portrait of President Bush as he broadens the war on terror overseas?and plunges into high-stakes political battles at home "They misunderestimated me," George W. Bush famously remarked on the eve of his historic presidency. Fractured syntax aside, Bush was right: his detractors misunderstood his appeal to the American public, and underestimated... more...
- Crown/Archetype 2004; US$ 12.95
?George W. Bush is a liar. He has lied large and small, directly and by omission. He has mugged the truth?not merely in honest error, but deliberately, consistently, and repeatedly.? ?from the Introduction All American presidents have lied, but George W. Bush has relentlessly abused the truth. In this scathing indictment of the president and his inner... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2006; US$ 24.95
Dick Cheney is the most powerful yet most unpopular vice president in U.S. history. He has thrived alongside a president who from day one had little interest in policy and limited experience in the ways of Washington. Yet Cheney?s quiet, steady rise to prominence over a span of three decades occurred largely behind the scenes. Now veteran reporters... more...
- Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 19.99 US$ 17.19
In The Folly of Empire , John B. Judis shows that history teaches valuable lessons that have allowed our leaders to avoid repeating past mistakes. Judis demonstrates how later presidents drew upon the painful lessons learned by Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson when they tried to use American power unilaterally to carve out a world in their image.... more...
- Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 27.99 US$ 24.07
Since the end of the Cold War, the United States has lacked a grand strategy to replace "containment of communism." In this vacuum, the Bush administration has used the "war on terrorism" as an excuse for unilateralism, preemption, and hegemony. America is at a crossroads between empire and republic. In this bold new book, Hart refutes preemption... more...
- Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 32.99 US$ 28.37
Rarely does scholarship anticipate the most dramatic events of the moment. In this timely work Gary Hart does just that, arguing for the restoration of republican virtues and for homeland security as an important first step. The American democratic republic has from its founding been a paradoxical success. Simultaneously attached to state and national... more...
- Scribner 2006; US$ 13.99
In Destined for Destiny , George W. Bush offers readers an intimate, plainspoken, and often readable look at the character-shaping achievements that led to his inevitable rise to the office of President of the United States. Written from the heart, not from the brain, this definitive autobiography takes readers on a journey through the 43rd President's... more...
- Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 19.99 US$ 17.19
As correspondent for Newsweek , Michael Hirsh has traveled to every continent, reporting on American foreign policy. Now he draws on his experience to offer an original explanation of America's role in the world and the problems facing the nation today and in the future.Using colorful vignettes and up-close reporting from his coverage of the first... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 45.95
In this short, accessible book Layne and Thayer argue the merits and demerits of an American empire. With few, if any, rivals to its supremacy, the United States has made an explicit commitment to maintaining and advancing its primacy in the world. But what exactly are the benefits of American hegemony and what are the costs and drawbacks for this... more...
- Zed Books 2004; US$ 20.95
George W. Bush has fundamentally changed Americas place in the world. In some neo-conservative circles the word empire is back in fashion, and a great republic that broke away from the British empire is now supposed to be proud of its new imperial role. This book explains how the neo-conservatives and the petro-military complex have... more...