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The Nixon Tapes: 1971-1972

by Douglas Brinkley & Luke Nichter

The infamous Nixon White House taping system captured 3,700 hours of Oval Office, Cabinet Room, and Camp David conversations between 1971 and 1973, automatically taping every single word spoken.  These audio...


The Triumph and Tragedy of Lyndon Johnson: The White House Years

by Joseph A. Califano

From Lyndon Johnson’s closest domestic adviser during the White House years comes a book in which “Johnson leaps out of the pages in all his raw and earthy glory” (The New York Times Book Review) that’s...


Redemption Song: Barack Obama: From Hope to Reality

by Niall Stanage

In little more than four years, Barack Obama rose from political obscurity to become the 44th president of the United States. His election win in November 2008 was a moment of enormous historical magnitude,...


Military Soft Power: Public Diplomacy Through Military Educational Exchanges

by Carol Atkinson

The military has long been associated with hard power, yet it is engaged in public diplomacy as it represents the U.S. abroad and facilitates the diffusion of ideas. Military Soft Power examines one such aspect...


An Affordable Future: Challenges facing Australians and their governments

by Paul Bailey & Kerry Davies

An Affordable Future: Challenges facing Australians and their governments, is about how national wealth and income is created in Australia; how governments tax and spend that wealth; and the state of public...


Feeding Frenzy: Land Grabs, Price Spikes, and the World Food Crisis

by Paul McMahon

Feeding Frenzy traces the history of the global food system and reveals the underlying causes of recent turmoil in food markets. Supplies are running short, prices keep spiking, and the media is full of talk...


Faithless Execution: Building the Political Case for Obama's Impeachment

by Andrew C McCarthy

We still imagine ourselves a nation of laws, not of men. This is not merely an article of faith but a bedrock principle of the United States Constitution. Our founding compact provides a remedy against rulers...


The Weed Agency: A Comic Tale of Federal Bureaucracy Without Limits

by Jim Geraghty

The spellbinding mock history of the Department of Agriculture's most secretive and vital agency

The little-known USDA Agency of Invasive Species -- founded by President and humble peanut farmer Jimmy Carter...


Ideologues and Presidents

by Thomas S. Langston & George C. Edwards III

Ideologues and Presidents argues that ideologues have been gaining influence in the modern presidency. There were plenty of ideologues in the New Deal, but they worked at cross purposes and could not count on...


Love and Death in Kathmandu

by Amy Willesee & Mark Whittaker

On June 1, 2001, the heir to the Nepalese throne, Crown Prince Dipendra, donned military fatigues, armed himself with automatic weapons, walked in on a quiet family gathering, and, without a word, mowed his...


American Panic

by Mark Stein

In American Panic , New York Times bestselling author Mark Stein traces the history and consequences of American political panics through the years. Virtually every American, on one level or another, falls victim...


The Presidents' War: Six American Presidents and the Civil War That Divided Them

by Chris DeRose

For the first time, readers will experience America’s gravest crisis through the eyes of the five former presidents who lived it. Author and historian Chris DeRose chronicles history’s most epic Presidential...


A Guide to EC Environmental Law

by Dorothy Gillies

EC law is now a pervasive part of the legislation affecting business, government agencies, the voluntary sector and the individual citizen across the whole of the European Union. This uniquely comprehensive...


Russell Long: A Life in Politics

by Michael S. Martin

Russell Long (1918-2003) occupies a unique niche in twentieth-century United States history. Born into Louisiana's most influential political family, and son of perhaps the most famous Louisianan of all time,...


Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the Constitution

by John Paul Stevens

For the first time ever, a retired Supreme Court Justice offers a manifesto on how the Constitution needs to change.

By the time of his retirement in June 2010, John Paul Stevens had become the second longest...


Law, Force and Diplomacy at Sea (Routledge Revivals)

by Ken Booth

Law, Force and Diplomacy at Sea, first published in 1985, is one of the few comprehensive treatments on the subject from a strategic perspective. It offers a detailed strategic analysis of the background and...


Dead Men Ruling: How to Restore Fiscal Freedom and Rescue Our Future

by C. Eugene Steuerle

The news coming out of Washington, D.C., and reverberating around the nation increasingly sounds like a broken record: low or zero growth in employment, inadequate funds to pay future Social Security and Medicare...


Neighborhood Associations and Local Governance in Japan

by Robert J. Pekkanen, Yutaka Tsujinaka & Hidehiro Yamamoto

Although local neighborhood associations are found in many countries, Japan's are distinguished by their ubiquity, scope of activities, and very high participation rates, making them important for the study...


Reforms at Risk: What Happens After Major Policy Changes Are Enacted

by Eric M. Patashnik

Reforms at Risk is the first book to closely examine what happens to sweeping and seemingly successful policy reforms after they are passed. Most books focus on the politics of reform adoption, yet as Eric...


The International Politics of Antarctica (Routledge Revivals)

by Peter J. Beck

First published in 1986, this book considers the nature of international interest in Antarctica and the positions of those involved. It looks at the significance of the historical dimension, the development...