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Polk and the Presidency

by Charles A. McCoy

"Who is James K. Polk?" was a rallying cry of the Whigs during the campaign of 1844. Polk answered that question adequately by winning the election against his Whig opponent, Henry Clay. Today the question might...


The American Vice Presidency: From Irrelevance to Power

by Jules Witcover

The American Vice Presidency is an all-inclusive examination of the vice presidency throughout American history. Acclaimed political journalist and author Jules Witcover chronicles each of the 47 vice presidents,...


Patriotism in East Asia

by Jun-Hyeok Kwak & Koichiro Matsuda

Current territorial disputes between the Northeast Asian countries have stimulated a resurgence of bellicose nationalism, and threaten to upset recent efforts to achieve regional cooperation and economic integration...


Anti-Capitalism: A Beginner's Guide

by Simon Tormey

The puncture of the great banking bubble and the dash to austerity has breathed new life into protest movements across the globe and brought anti-capitalist values to the forefront as never before. But what...


Putin's Oil: The Yukos Affair and the Struggle for Russia

by Martin Sixsmith

Putin's Oil relates Vladimir Putin's war for control of Russia's vast oil reserves, in particular Mikhail Khodorkovsky's oil firm, Yukos.


Pot Shards: Fragments of a Life Lived in CIA, the White House, and the Two Koreas

by Donald P. Gregg

Pot Shards is a memoir, based on the author's memorable experiences. He served as a CIA's agent on the island of Saipan, during ten years in Japan, a tour in Burma, four years tied up in the Vietnam War, two...


Don't Wait for the Next War: A Strategy for American Growth and Global Leadership

by Wesley K. Clark

With the end of the Cold War came not the end of history, but the end of America’s sense of its strategic purpose in the world. Then, after a decade of drift, the US was violently dragged back into international...


Power Grab: Obama's Dangerous Plan for a One Party Nation

by Dick Morris & Eileen McGann

America is at a crossroads - we can choose the path of the Founding Fathers and keep a strong constitutional government that thrives on our bipartisan spirit, or opt for President Barack Obama's dream: a nation...


The Case Against the Supreme Court

by Erwin Chemerinsky

A preeminent constitutional scholar offers a hard-hitting analysis of the Supreme Court over the last two hundred years

Most Americans share the perception that the Supreme Court is objective, but Erwin Chemerinsky,...


The Cynic: The Political Education of Mitch McConnell

by Alec MacGillis

From a dogged political reporter, an investigation into the political education of Mitch McConnell and an argument that this powerful Senator embodies much of this country’s political dysfunction.

Based on...


Hong Kong's Governance Under Chinese Sovereignty: The Failure of the State-Business Alliance After 1997

by Brian C. H. Fong

As a hybrid regime, Hong Kong has been governed by a state-business alliance since the colonial era. However, since the handover in 1997, the transformation of Hong Kong's political and socio-economic environment...


Making Law and Courts Research Relevant: The Normative Implications of Empirical Research

by Brandon Bartels & Chris W. Bonneau

One of the more enduring topics of concern for empirically-oriented scholars of law and courts-and political scientists more generally-is how research can be more directly relevant to broader audiences outside...


Dog Whistles, Walk-Backs, and Washington Handshakes: Decoding the Jargon, Slang, and Bluster of American Political Speech

by Chuck McCutcheon, David Mark & Jeff Greenfield

An election-year guide to understanding the language of the electeds, spin-meisters, and flacks of American politics


Ronald Reagan: Champion of Conservative America

by James H. Broussard

Few politicians in recent American history are as well-known as Ronald Reagan, the 40th U.S. president. An iconic leader, Reagan shifted the direction of American politics toward a newly vigorous conservatism....


Appointment of Judges: The Johnson Presidency

by Neil D. McFeeley

The selection of federal judges constitutes one of the more significant legacies of any president; the choices of Lyndon Baines Johnson affected important social policies for decades. This book explores the...


Syria under Bashar al-Asad: Modernisation and the Limits of Change

by Volker Perthes

Syria entered a new phase with the death of its long-serving leader, Hafiz al-Asad, and the accession of his son Bashar in 2000.  While the new president has disappointed much of the hopes for political opening...


The Man Who Killed Kennedy: The Case Against LBJ

by Roger Stone & Mike Colapietro

Find out how and why LBJ had JFK assassinated.

The Man Who Killed Kennedy: The Case Against LBJ hit the New York Times bestseller list the week of the 50th Anniversary of the assassination of President John F....


Congressional Primary Elections

by Robert G. Boatright

Congressional primaries are increasingly being blamed for polarization and gridlock in Congress. Most American states adopted congressional primaries during the first decades of the 20th century as a means of...


Bureaucracy

by Ludwig Von Mises

Author Ludwig von Mises was concerned with the spread of socialist ideals and the increasing bureaucratization of economic life. While he does not deny the necessity of certain bureaucratic structures for the...


Presimetrics: What the Facts Tell Us About How the Presidents Measure Up On the Issues We Care About

by Mike Kimel & Nigel Holmes

The authors cut through party bias to present the quantifiable facts about how modern presidents have performed on critical national issues

Politicians and the media spend a lot of time telling Americans how...