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Accessories After the Fact: The Warren Commission, the Authorities & the Report on the JFK Assassination

by Sylvia Meagher, Peter Dale Scott & Richard S. Schweiker

Originally published in 1967, Meagher’s masterful dissection of the Warren Report, based on the Warren Commission’s own evidence, has stood the test of time. In some cases, declassifications of government...


Listening In: The Secret White House Recordings of John F. Kennedy

by Caroline Kennedy & Ted Widmer

In July 1962, in an effort to preserve an accurate record of Presidential decision-making in a highly charged atmosphere of conflicting viewpoints, strategies and tactics, John F. Kennedy installed hidden recording...


Don't Know Much About® the American Presidents

by Kenneth C. Davis

Which president broke the law to prevent enslaved people from being freed? Who said, "When the president does it,that means it's not illegal"? Why does America have a president? From the heated debates among...


Lessons from a Diplomatic Life: Watching Flowers from Horseback

by Marshall P. Adair

This first-hand account of the author’s work with foreign governments and populations provides a unique outlook that has critical policy implications today. Through this retelling, Adair illuminates how the...


Rivals for Power: Presidential-Congressional Relations

by James A. Thurber

Rivals for Power is a penetrating and up-to-date description of the power struggle between the president and Congress. In it, leading congressional and presidential scholars and knowledgeable former public officials...


The 2012 Presidential Campaign: A Communication Perspective

by JR., ROBERT E. DENTON, Kate M. Kenski & Henry C. Kenski

This volume offers a unique and detailed examination of all stages of the 2012 presidential campaign, starting with the primaries and ending with post-election insights. Each chapter focuses on the campaign’s...


Race and the Politics of the Exception: Equality, Sovereignty, and American Democracy

by Utz McKnight

The traditional assumption today about race is that it is not political; that it has no political content and is a matter of individual beliefs and attitudes. In Race and the Politics of the Exception, Utz McKnight...


Obama's Political Saga: From Battling History, Racialized Rhetoric, and GOP Obstructionism to Re-Election

by Mary L. Rucker

The scope and theme of this book are political, polemical, sociological, and ideological. The book lays a historical foundation to explain the reason Obama has not had a successful political relationship with...


Lewis Cass and the Politics of Moderation

by Willard Carl Klunder

Drawing upon Lewis Cass's voluminous private papers, correspondence, and published works, Willard Carl Klunder provides the first comprehensive biography of the man who was the Democratic spokesman for the Old...


Tyranny of Consensus: Discourse and Dissent in American National Security Policy

by Janne E. Nolan

Why does the most highly advanced industrial country, commanding unparalleled access to vast sources of global intelligence and information, seem to so often miscalculate the realities and risks of its foreign...


Lincoln: The Screenplay

by Tony Kushner & Doris Kearns Goodwin

A revealing drama about a great American president.


The Cross and Reaganomics: Conservative Christians Defending Ronald Reagan

by Eric R. Crouse

In this book, Crouse offers important insights on why Reaganomics was a major reason conservative Christians supported Reagan at the polls. They embraced and tapped into the traditional American values of individual...


Essays on the Presidents: Principles and Politics

by Paul F. Boller

This collection of essays by Dr. Paul F. Boller Jr. shares the humorous, intriguing, and little-known or widely misunderstood aspects of the American presidency. Personality—of the most interesting presidents...


Zones of Twilight: Wartime Presidential Powers and Federal Court Decision Making

by Amanda DiPaolo

Zones of Twilight examines how the federal courts decide wartime cases when rights are limited, arguing that the courts do not use rights-based language but instead decide cases emphasizing the institutional...


Taking Heat

by Ari Fleischer

The early years of the twenty-first century were a tumultuous time in America. The country faced a hotly contested presidential election, the largest terrorist attack in the nation's history, and the early stages...


Fear, Power, and Politics: The Recipe for War in Iraq after 9/11

by Mary Cardaras

The book explores the dynamic and dysfunctional relationships between the executive and legislative branches of government and the news media after the attacks of September 11, 2001. Their collective behavior...


Presidential Leadership and the Creation of the American Era

by Joseph S., Jr. Nye

This book examines the foreign policy decisions of the presidents who presided over the most critical phases of America’s rise to world primacy in the twentieth century, and assesses the effectiveness and...


Take Up Your Pen: Unilateral Presidential Directives in American Politics

by Graham G. Dodds

Graham G. Dodds explores the constitutional and historical development of unilateral presidential directives—the ability of presidents to bypass the legislative process and set public policy via their own...


War Powers: The Politics of Constitutional Authority

by Mariah Zeisberg

Armed interventions in Libya, Haiti, Iraq, Vietnam, and Korea challenged the US president and Congress with a core question of constitutional interpretation: does the president, or Congress, have constitutional...


Presidents and the Dissolution of the Union: Leadership Style from Polk to Lincoln

by Fred I. Greenstein & Dale Anderson

The United States witnessed an unprecedented failure of its political system in the mid-nineteenth century, resulting in a disastrous civil war that claimed the lives of an estimated 750,000 Americans. In his...