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Saddam's War of Words: Politics, Religion, and the Iraqi Invasion of Kuwait

by Jerry M. Long

From a Western perspective, the Persian Gulf War of 1990-1991 largely fulfilled the first President Bush's objective: "In, out, do it, do it right, get gone. That's the message." But in the Arab world, the causes...


Life After Welfare: Reform and the Persistence of Poverty

by Laura Lein, Deanna T. Schexnayder & Karen Douglas

In the decade since President Clinton signed the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 into law-amidst promises that it would "end welfare as we know it"-have the reforms ending...


Reinventing Texas Government

by Michael Lauderdale

The Survey of Organizational Excellence is revolutionizing the operation of Texas state agencies and other governmental and private organizations. Developed and refined over the last twenty years by a team of...


Intellectual Foundations of the Nicaraguan Revolution

by Donald C. Hodges

In this critical study of the thought of Augusto Cesar Sandino and his followers, Donald C. Hodges has discovered a coherent ideological thread and political program, which he succeeds in tracing to Mexican...


Palace Politics: How the Ruling Party Brought Crisis to Mexico

by Jonathan Schlefer

Bringing rare interviews and meticulous research to the cloaked world of Mexican politics in the mid-twentieth century, Palace Politics provides a captivating look at the authoritarian Mexican state-one of the...


Concept and Controversy: Sixty Years of Taking Ideas to Market

by W. W. Rostow

A trusted advisor to Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Johnson and one of America's leading professors of economic history, W. W. Rostow has helped shape the intellectual debate and governmental policies on...


Fatal Future?: Transnational Terrorism and the New Global Disorder

by Richard M. Pearlstein

The nature and goals of terrorist organizations have changed profoundly since the Cold War standoff among the U.S., Soviet, and Chinese superpowers gave way to the current "polyplex" global system, in which...


Colonias and Public Policy in Texas and Mexico: Urbanization by Stealth

by Peter M. Ward

Today in Texas, over 1500 colonias in the counties along the Mexican border are home to some 400,000 people. Often lacking basic services, such as electricity, water and sewerage, fire protection, policing,...


Mother Earth and Uncle Sam: How Pollution and Hollow Government Hurt Our Kids

by Rena I. Steinzor

In this compelling study, Rena Steinzor highlights the ways in which the government, over the past twenty years, has failed to protect children from harm caused by toxic chemicals. She believes these failures-under-funding,...


Western Window in the Arab World

by Leon Borden Blair

Since November 8, 1942, when American troops in Operation Torch first landed on the beaches of North Africa, almost a million Americans-military personnel and their dependents-have lived in Morocco. Their impact...


State and Opposition in Military Brazil

by Maria Helena Moreira Alves

Based on extensive research into opposition and government documents, including the previously unavailable Manual Básico da Escola de Guerra, Maria Helena Moreira Alves provides a rich description of the long...


Australian Adventure: Letters from an Ambassador's Wife

by Anne Clark

From August 1965 to February 1968, during his period of service in Australia, Ambassador Edward Clark traveled in that country as no other American and probably few Australians ever have. His wife, Anne Clark,...


Popular Tyranny: Sovereignty and Its Discontents in Ancient Greece

by Kathryn A. Morgan

The nature of authority and rulership was a central concern in ancient Greece, where the figure of the king or tyrant and the sovereignty associated with him remained a powerful focus of political and philosophical...


The Japanese on Trial: Allied War Crimes Operations in the East, 1945-1951

by Philip R. Piccigallo

This comprehensive treatment of post-World War II Allied war crimes trials in the Far East is a significant contribution to a neglected subject. While the Nuremberg and, to a lesser degree, Tokyo tribunals have...


Democratizing Texas Politics: Race, Identity, and Mexican American Empowerment, 1945-2002

by Benjamin Márquez

By the beginning of the twenty-first century, Texas led the nation in the number of Latino officeholders, despite the state's violent history of racial conflict. Exploring this and other seemingly contradictory...


Latin America in Caricature

by John J. Johnson

"Not many readers will thank the author as he deserves, for he has told us more about ourselves than we perhaps wish to know," predicted Latin America in Books of Latin America in Caricature-an exploration of...


Conspiracy Theory in America

by Lance deHaven-Smith

Ever since the Warren Commission concluded that a lone gunman assassinated President John F. Kennedy, people who doubt that finding have been widely dismissed as conspiracy theorists, despite credible evidence...


Rotten Boroughs, Political Thickets, and Legislative Donnybrooks: Redistricting in Texas

by Gary A. Keith

Every ten years, the Texas legislature redistricts itself and the state's congressional districts in an attempt to ensure equality in representation. With a richly textured cultural fabric, Texas often experiences...


Organized Agriculture and the Labor Movement Before the Ufw: Puerto Rico, Hawai'i, California

by Dionicio Nodín| Valdés

Puerto Rico, Hawai'i, and California share the experiences of conquest and annexation to the United States in the nineteenth century and mass organizational struggles by rural workers in the twentieth. Organized...


Enforcement at the EPA: High Stakes and Hard Choices, Revised Edition

by Joel A. Mintz

The only published work that treats the historical evolution of EPA enforcement, this book provides a candid inside glimpse of a crucial aspect of the work of an important federal agency. Based on 190 personal...