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Bush's War: Media Bias and Justifications for War in a Terrorist Age

by Jim A. Kuypers

While many books have offered a take on the attacks of 9/11, one area has been comparatively ignored: presidential justifications for war in the age of terrorism. Specifically, what did President Bush say to...


Beyond Slavery: The Multilayered Legacy of Africans in Latin America and the Caribbean

by Darién J. Davis

Beyond Slavery traces the enduring impact and legacy of the African diaspora in Latin America and the Caribbean in the modern era. In a rich set of essays, the volume explores the multiple ways that Africans...


Playing to Win: Raising Children in a Competitive Culture

by Hilary Levey Friedman

Playing to Win: Raising Children in a Competitive Culture follows the path of elementary school-age children involved in competitive dance, youth travel soccer, and scholastic chess.

Why do American children...


An Institutional Framework for Policymaking: Planning and Population Dispersal in Israel

by Matt Evans

Dr. Matt Evans utilizes previous characterizations of institutions to analyze the framework affecting policymaking and the tools used for policy implementation. In examining the effect of institutional change...


Alternative Urban Futures: Planning for Sustainable Development in Cities throughout the World

by Raquel Pinderhughes

Alternative Urban Futures challenges existing models of urban development and promotes alternative paradigms, processes, and technologies designed to fulfill human needs and limit the harmful impacts of human...


American Catholics and Civic Engagement: A Distinctive Voice

by Margaret O'Brien Steinfels, W Shepherdson Abell & Peter Steinfels

Sheed & Ward proudly presents the first of two volumes in a groundbreaking series called American Catholics in the Public Square. The result of a three-year study sponsored by Pew aimed at understanding the...


Plays Well in Groups: A Journey Through the World of Group Sex

by Katherine Frank

From depictions in Paleolithic cave art to the Playboy mansion, Plays Well in Groups delves into the fields of sociology, biology, anthropology, and psychology to provide explanations for both, participation...


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...


The San Diego World's Fairs and Southwestern Memory, 1880-1940

by Matthew Bokovoy

Bokovoy peels back the rhetoric of romance and reveals the legacies of the San Diego World's Fairs to reimagine the Indian and Hispanic Southwest.


The Mind at Work: Valuing the Intelligence of the American Worker

by Mike Rose

Featuring a new preface for the 10th anniversary

As did the national bestseller Nickel and Dimed, Mike Rose's revelatory book demolishes the long-held notion that people who work with their hands make up a...


How Rivalries End

by Karen Rasler, William R. Thompson & Sumit Ganguly

Examining political hot spots stretching from Egypt and Israel to North and South Korea, How Rivalries End builds an original theory from patterns in successful conflict resolutions and reveals the key factors...


Reputation and International Cooperation: Sovereign Debt across Three Centuries

by Michael Tomz

How does cooperation emerge in a condition of international anarchy? Michael Tomz sheds new light on this fundamental question through a study of international debt across three centuries. Tomz develops a reputational...


Malignant: How Cancer Becomes Us

by S. Lochlann Jain

Nearly half of all Americans will be diagnosed with an invasive cancer-an all-too ordinary aspect of daily life. Through a powerful combination of cultural analysis and memoir, this stunningly original book...


The Kama Sutra of Vatsayana: The Classic Hindu Treatise on Love and Social Conduct

by Unknown

The 1964 publication of Sir Richard Burton's translation marked the first wide appearance in English of the Kama Sutra and was celebrated as a literary event of highest importance. As vital to an understanding...


A Detailed Analysis of the Constitution

by Edward F. Cooke

The Constitution of the United States and its amendments are clearly explained phrase-by-phrase in this revised edition. Through instantaneous communication by audio and visual mass media, contemporary American...


U.S. Army Weapons Systems 2009

by Army

In addition, it covers cutting-edge tech that will soon be employed by our soldiers: missiles, small arms, biological detection systems, rockets, reconnaissance systems, radios, planes, bows and arrows (believe...


Malcolm X: The FBI File

by Clayborne Carson, David Gallen & Spike Lee

The FBI has made possible a reassembling of the history of Malcolm X that goes beyond any previous research. From the opening of his file in March of 1953 to his assassination in 1965, the story of Malcolm X’s...


Green Ribbons and Turbans: Young Iranians Against the Mullahs

by Armin Arefi & Joanna Oseman

During the last presidential election in Iran, nonviolent protestors defied the mullahs’ power by wearing green ribbons on their wrists. In June of 2009, the inhabitants of Tehran were living underground to...