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Woman President: Confronting Postfeminist Political Culture

by Kristina Horn Sheeler & Karrin Vasby Anderson

What elements of American political and rhetorical culture block the imagining—and thus, the electing—of a woman as president? Examining both major-party and third-party campaigns by women, including the...


Taking the Measure: The Presidency of George W. Bush

by Donald R. Kelley & Todd G. Shields

Some of today’s most prominent experts on the American presidency offer their perspectives, commentary, and analyses in this volume of studies, commissioned by the Fulbright Institute of International Relations...


Eleventh Hour: The Politics of Policy Initiatives in Presidential Transitions

by David M. Shafie

Pres. Jimmy Carter issued last-minute rules immediately before leaving the White House, creating frustration for the incoming Reagan Administration. As George W. Bush prepared to cede the Oval Office to Barack...


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: 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...


The Wit and Wisdom of Lee Kuan Yew

by Lee Kuan Yew

Lee Kuan Yew played the pivotal role in Singapore’s transition from British Crown Colony to independent developing nation, and on to the economically powerful and diplomatically influential city-state it is...


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

The Cross and Reaganomics: Conservative Christians Defending Ronald Reagan, by Eric R. Crouse, offers important insights on why Reaganomics was a major reason conservative Christians supported Reagan at the...


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...


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...


Historical Dictionary of the Carter Era

by Diane Kaufman & Scott Kaufman

The Historical Dictionary of the Carter Era covers the history of the Carter presidency through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has several...