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  • The Secret Life of Walter Mittyby James Thurber

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 8.45

    The very best of James Thurber's hilarious short stories and essays, to tie-in with the major new film starring Ben Stiller and Kristen Wiig. Walter Mitty is an ordinary man living an ordinary life. But he has dreams - vivid, extraordinary day dreams - in which the life he leads is one of excitement and even adventure, in which he - a weary, put... more...

  • The Thurber Carnivalby James Thurber

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 14.09

    The hilarious writing of James Thurber, author of 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty', collected in this classic anthology. This collection brings together the best of James Thurber's brilliantly funny, eccentric and anarchic writings. It includes his most famous work, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty , in which an ordinary man's fantasies have a... more...

  • Obama in Officeby James A. Thurber

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    Barack Obama entered office on a wave of popular expectation; will he exit at the hands of a Tea Party inspired populist tsunami or return for four more years? Obama in Office brings together well-established political scientists and journalists to offer the first detailed assessment of President Obama and his first two years in office. This book... more...

  • The Battle for Congressby James A. Thurber

    Brookings Institution Press 2004; US$ 22.99

    This volume provides an in-depth examination of six political campaigns waged during competitive 1998 races for the U.S. House of Representatives. The case studies evaluate the professional political consultants who managed each campaign, their interaction with the candidates, and the impact of the campaigns on voters. Relying on unparalleled access... more...

  • James Thurber: Writings & Drawings (including The Secret Life of Walter Mitty)by James Thurber; Garrison Keillor

    Library of America 1996; US$ 40.00

    James Thurber, whimsical fantasist and deadpan chronicler of everyday absurdities, brought American humor into the 20th century. His comic persona, a modern citydweller whose zaniest flights of free association are tinged with anxiety, remains hilarious, subtly disturbing, and instantly recognizable. Here, in over 1000 pages, editor Garrison Keillor... more...

  • American Gridlockby James A. Thurber; Antoine Yoshinaka

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 28.00

    American Gridlock is a comprehensive analysis of polarization encompassing national and state politics, voters, elites, activists, the media, and the three branches of government. more...

  • Rivals for Powerby James A. Thurber; Jordan Tama

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2017; US$ 33.00

    This text brings together the knowledge of leading scholars and scholar-practitioners alike to explain the complex political dynamic between the president and Congress through an accessible and engaging analysis of executive and legislative rivalry across a span of eras, with particular attention to recent presidents, including Trump and Obama.... more...

  • Crowded Airwavesby James A. Thurber; Candice J. Nelson; David A. Dulio

    Brookings Institution Press 2001; US$ 19.99

    Political advertising plays a key role in modern electioneering and has formed part of political campaigns since the earliest federal elections were held in the United States. As modes of mass communication have evolved, so have the venues for campaign advertisingfrom newspapers to radio and television, and today, the Internet. Not only have the... more...

  • Vital Signsby David A. Dulio; Candice J. Nelson; James A. Thurber

    Brookings Institution Press 2006; US$ 22.99

    It was the best of elections; it was the worst of elections. The 2004 presidential contest mobilized a record number of voters, with 121 million Americans showing up at the polls. But in many eyes, the 2004 race also plumbed new depths. It was the most expensive presidential election in history, with a price tag of $2.2 billion. It was also marked... more...

  • The Fun of Itby Lillian Ross; David Remnick; E. B. White; James Thurber; John Updike

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 3.49

    William Shawn once called The Talk of the Town the soul of the magazine. The section began in the first issue, in 1925. But it wasn't until a couple of years later, when E. B. White and James Thurber arrived, that the Talk of the Town story became what it is today: a precise piece of journalism that always gets the story and has a little fun along... more...