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  • The Defining Momentby Jonathan Alter

    Simon & Schuster 2006; US$ 4.99

    This is the story of a political miracle -- the perfect match of man and moment. Franklin Delano Roosevelt took office in March of 1933 as America touched bottom. Banks were closing everywhere. Millions of people lost everything. The Great Depression had caused a national breakdown. With the craft of a master storyteller, Jonathan Alter brings us closer... more...

  • Politicsby Andrew Heywood

    Macmillan Education UK 2013; US$ 39.70

    Stimulating, succinct and accessible, the fully revised and updated fourth edition of this highly successful text offers a truly comprehensive introduction to the study of politics, written from an international perspective. more...

  • 100 Artists' Manifestosby Alex Danchev

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 18.32

    In this remarkable collection of 100 manifestos from the last 100 years, Alex Danchev presents the cacophony of voices of such diverse movements as Futurism, Dadaism, Surrealism, Feminism, Communism, Destructivism, Vorticism, Stridentism, Cannibalism and Stuckism, taking in along the way film, architecture, fashion, and cookery. Artists' manifestos... more...

  • The Leadership Triadby Dale E. Zand

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 59.99

    Zand highlights the three elements required for leadership in today's information-driven organizations: knowledge, trust, and power. Knowledge, Zand argues, is essential to decisionmaking: Leaders must be able to tap information about customers, products, and processes found throughout the organization. The book brims with suggestions about how to... more...

  • Eisenhowerby Stephen E. Ambrose

    Simon & Schuster 2014; US$ 14.99

    Stephen E. Ambrose draws upon extensive sources, an unprecedented degree of scholarship, and numerous interviews with Eisenhower himself to offer the fullest, richest, most objective rendering yet of the soldier who became president. He gives us a masterly account of the European war theater and Eisenhower's magnificent leadership as Allied Supreme... more...

  • Exploring British Politicsby Mark Garnett; Philip Lynch

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Concise, comprehensive and accessible, Exploring British Politics presents an insightful approach to British politics with a special emphasis on developments since the 2010 general election and the formation of Britain's first coalition government since 1945. Designed to stimulate critical analysis and provoke lively debate, it provides new perspectives... more...

  • The Allure of Toxic Leadersby Jean Lipman-Blumen

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 12.99

    Toxic leaders, both political, like Slobodan Milosevic, and corporate, like Enron's Ken Lay, have always been with us, and many books have been written to explain what makes them tick. Here leadership scholar Jean Lipman-Blumen explains what makes the followers tick, exploring why people will tolerate--and remain loyal to--leaders who are destructive... more...

  • Skeletons in the Closetby Monika Nalepa

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 24.00

    This book explores pacted transitions to democracy, in which former autocrats are granted amnesty in exchange for allowing free elections. more...

  • Fleecedby Dick Morris; Eileen McGann

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.49

    Here are the facts: The United States has released 425 terrorists from Guantánamo, at least 50 of whom have returned to the battlefield to fight our troops. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton both say they're fiscally responsible. But each has called for $1 trillion in tax increases over the next ten years—and dressed them up as tax cuts! Mainstream... more...

  • Building Policy Legitmacy in Japanby Professor Takayuki Sakamoto

    Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 99.00

    Why do politicians sometimes make unpopular or contested policies that could damage their electoral prospects? This is the question Sakamoto tries to answer. Political scientists have long claimed that political behaviour can be explained as actors' self-interested goal-seeking behaviour. But Sakamoto demonstrates that politicians sometimes show behaviour... more...