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Civil Rights and Liberties in the 1970's,
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Civil Rights and Liberties in the 1970's,

By Pious, Richard M

New York: Random House, 1973-01-01. Trade Paperback. Very Good. edge wear;

$7.48

Compromised: Clinton, Bush and the CIA
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Compromised: Clinton, Bush and the CIA

By Reed, Terry; Cummings, John

New York: S.P.I. Books, 1994-02-01. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. light edge wear to boards and jacket; 3rd printing; The first documented expose of Bill Clinton's involvement in illegal government activity includes alleged evidence that George Bush was lying when he said he was "out of the loop" regarding Iran-Contra activities. Photos.

$11.48

The Prince
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The Prince

By Machiavelli, Niccolo; Bull, George [Translator]; Bull, George [Introduction];

New York: Penguin Classics, 1987. Mass Market Paperback. Good. spine creasing, edge wear; Here is the world's most famous master plan for seizing and holding power. Astonishing in its candor "The Prince" even today remains a disturbingly realistic and prophetic work on what it takes to be a prince . . . a king . . . a president. When, in 1512, Machiavelli was removed from his post in his beloved Florence, he resolved to set down a treatise on leadership that was practical, not idealistic. . . "The Prince" . . .has become essential reading for every student of government, and is the ultimate book on power politics.

$4.48

Our Endangered Values: America's Moral Crisis
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Our Endangered Values: America's Moral Crisis

By Carter, Jimmy

New York: Simon & Schuster, 2005-11-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. light edge wear to boards and jacket; first edition, first printing; In OUR ENDANGERED VALUES, Jimmy Carter describes quite personally his own involvement and reactions to some disturbing societal trends that have taken place during the past few years. These changes involve both the religious and the political worlds as they have increasingly become intertwined, and include some of the most crucial and controversial issues of the day - frequently encapsulated under 'moral values'. Many of these matters are under fierce debate, and include pre-emptive war, women's rights, terrorism, civil liberties, homosexuality, abortion, the death penalty, science and religion, environmental degradation, nuclear arsenals, America's global image, fundamentalism, and the welding of religion and politics. Carter, sustained by his own lifelong faith, assesses these issues in a forceful and unequivocal, but balanced and courageous way. OUR ENDANGERED VALUES is a book that his millions of readers have eagerly awaited.

$6.28

Sovereignty: A Study of a Contemporary Political Notion
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Sovereignty: A Study of a Contemporary Political Notion

By Ward, Paul W

London: George Routledge and Sons, 1928. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. light edge wear to boards and spine tips; Introductory Survey on the concept of sovereign territory; analysis of critical writings on the subject, Pluralism, Internationalists, and Issues;

$18.28

A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership
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A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership

By Comey, James

New York: Flatiron Books, 2018-04-17. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. light edge wear to boards and jacket; first edition, first printing; Former FBI director James Comey shares his never-before-told experiences from some of the highest-stakes situations of his career in the past two decades of American government, exploring what good, ethical leadership looks like, and how it drives sound decisions.

$7.28

Power Dam Politics (Dealing with the Politics of Power at the Local Level an Insider's Story)
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Power Dam Politics (Dealing with the Politics of Power at the Local Level an Insider's Story)

By Snider, Thomas J.

Bookmasters, 2003-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Signed. Signed and inscribed by the author on the title page. slight edge wear; Helps common citizens to deal with local government issues and provides a how to guide to influencing the process. Coverage of the New York Power Authority and St. Lawrence River Valley Federal Relicensing Negotiations 1996-2003.

$26.28

The Second Treatise of Government and A Letter Concerning Toleration (Dover Thrift Editions)
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The Second Treatise of Government and A Letter Concerning Toleration (Dover Thrift Editions)

By Locke, John

New York: Dover Publications, 2002-08-14. Paperback. Very Good. light edge wear; The first of these two highly influential documents refutes the concept of monarchy's divine right. The second argues for a broad acceptance of alternative religious convictions.

$4.28

As Others See Us: The Causes and Consequences of Foreign Perceptions of America
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As Others See Us: The Causes and Consequences of Foreign Perceptions of America

By Brooks, Stephen

Peterborough, ON: Broadview Press, 2006-02-01. Trade Paperback. Very Good. light edge wear; One of the ironies of the post-Cold War world, in which the power of the United States is without rival, is that the costs of isolationism and ignorance are greater than ever. The temptation to imagine that the rest of the world matters less than before is enticing, as America basks in the triumphant glow of a world in which capitalism and democracy, under the aegis of American leadership, are thought to have vanquished all rivals. Although it is unlikely that Americans will come to pay much attention to the rest of the world anytime soon-except when their citizens are threatened or killed abroad, or when they are persuaded that the threat of foreigners doing harm at home seems real-their failure to do so cripples the ability of the United States to understand a world in which American interests, security, and prosperity are embedded to an unprecedented degree. As Others See Us investigates the causes and consequences of the world's perceptions of America. It proceeds from the premise that the images, ideas, and information that foreign populations have of the United States and Americans come from a number of sources, most of which are mediated. Some of these sources are American, Hollywood especially. Others are located outside the country, in the media, educational, religious, and political systems through which foreign populations learn about America. Any attempt to understand the "what" and "why" of foreign perceptions of America needs to look closely at these external determinants of how the image and interpretation of the United States is constructed in different societies.

$5.28

Soviet Foreign Policy: A Pattern of Persistence
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Soviet Foreign Policy: A Pattern of Persistence

By Bouscaren, Anthony Trawick

Fordham University Press, 1962. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/Fair. jacket is tattered and stained but (mostly) present; some light edge wear and light soiling to board cloth;

$13.28

How the Government Got in Your Backyard: Superweeds, Frankenfoods, Lawn Wars, and the (Nonpartisan) Truth About Environmental Policies
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How the Government Got in Your Backyard: Superweeds, Frankenfoods, Lawn Wars, and the (Nonpartisan) Truth About Environmental Policies

By Gillman, Jeff; Heberlig, Eric

Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2011-02-09. Trade Paperback. Very Good. Advance Uncorrected Proofs to the first edition in trade paperback format. Biotechnology--the future or a genetic time bomb? Renewable fuels--the key to cleaner air or just corporate welfare? Greenhouse gasses--baking the earth to death or just a needless worry? Plant patents--improving gardens and farms or just profiteering? When you stop to think about it, the government has its hand in every important environmental issue. And with the left and the right raucously disagreeing about whether the government's policies are for good or for evil, it's impossible for a concerned citizen to know what to think. How the Government Got in Your Backyard distills the science, the politics, and the unbiased, nonpartisan truth behind hot-button environmental issues from pesticides to global warming. By clearly representing what the left says, what the right says, what the science is, and what the facts are, Gillman and Heberlig don't set out to provide the answer--they light the path so concerned citizens can uncover their own true and informed opinion. In this season of political discontent, the unbiased truth about environmental policies--free of political agendas--is as refreshing as it is fascinating. How the Government Got in Your Backyard is not for Republicans or Democrats, liberals or conservatives. It's for anyone who is ready to get to the bottom line.

$8.28

Unfit For Command: Swift Boat Veterans Speak Out Against John Kerry
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Unfit For Command: Swift Boat Veterans Speak Out Against John Kerry

By O'Neill, John E.; Corsi, Jerome R

Washington, DC: Regnery Publishing, 2004-08-15. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. light edge wear to boards and jacket; "What sort of combination of hypocrite and paradox is John Kerry?" ask the authors in this heated critique of the Democratic presidential candidate's Vietnam era military service and antiwar activism. O'Neill, a lawyer and swift boat veteran, and Corsi, an expert on Vietnam antiwar movements, argue that Kerry misrepresented his wartime exploits and is therefore incompetent to serve as commander in chief. Buttressed by interviews with Navy veterans who patrolled Vietnam's waters, some along with Kerry, the book claims he exaggerated minor injuries, self-inflicted others, wrote fictitious diary entries and filed "phony" reports of his heroism under fire all in a calculated quest to secure career-enhancing combat medals. They also maintain that Kerry, whom they call a "moral coward," committed atrocities that alarmed his peers and superior officers during his four-month tour of duty. Yet his activities on behalf of the Vietnam Veterans Against the War clearly raises the authors' hackles the most, and they present Kerry's post-war actions as additional, damning evidence of his "total unfitness," claiming that his testimony against the war "caused more deaths and prolonged the war in Vietnam by undermining support at home and contributing directly to a Vietnamese Communist victory." The battle that lies at the heart of this book is the decades-old feud between antiwar veterans and their my-country-right-or-wrong counterparts.

$4.28

Why Americans Hate Welfare: Race, Media, and the Politics of Antipoverty Policy (Studies in Communication, Media, and Public Opinion)
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Why Americans Hate Welfare: Race, Media, and the Politics of Antipoverty Policy (Studies in Communication, Media, and Public Opinion)

By Gilens, Martin

Chicago: University Of Chicago Press, 1999-05-24. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. ex-library with usual markings; light edge wear to boards and jacket; Drawing on surveys of public attitudes and analyses of more than 40 years of television and newsmagazine stories on poverty, this book demonstrates how public opposition to welfare is fed by a potent combination of racial stereotypes and misinformation about the true nature of America's poor. But the answer isn't simply that white Americans oppose welfare because they think it benefits blacks; rather, they think it benefits "undeserving" blacks who would rather live off the government than work, a perception powerfully fueled by the media's negative coverage of the black poor. Martin Gilens not only examines public opinion and public policy; he also explores the historical context that shaped these attitudes and the role the news media have played in "racializing" poverty and poverty programmes. The public's views on welfare, Gilens shows, are a complex mixture of cynicism and compassion; misinformed and racially charged, they nevertheless reflect both a distrust of welfare recipients and a desire to do more to help the deserving poor.

$7.28

Empire of Ideas: The Origins of Public Diplomacy and the Transformation of U. S. Foreign Policy
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Empire of Ideas: The Origins of Public Diplomacy and the Transformation of U. S. Foreign Policy

By Hart, Justin

New York: Oxford University Press, 2013-01-25. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. light edge wear to boards and jacket; Empire of Ideas examines the origins of the U. S. government's programs in public diplomacy and the way that those initiatives transformed the foreign policy process. Spanning the period from 1936 to 1953, the book explores how, when, and why U. S. policymakers embraced various techniques of public diplomacy, such as propaganda, educational exchanges, cultural exhibits, overseas libraries, and domestic public relations. By treating public diplomacy as part of the project for building the sort of post-colonial empire that Henry Luce and others envisioned when they spoke of an "American Century," Hart also explains how the nation's image in the world became an essential component of U. S. foreign policy. Based upon exhaustive research in official government records and the private papers of top officials in the Roosevelt and Truman administrations, including newly declassified material, Empire of Ideas lends a historical perspective to issues of tremendous contemporary relevance. At a time when U. S. officials struggle more than ever to project a positive image of America abroad, Hart's study describes the challenges faced by a previous generation of policymakers and details their successes and failures in confronting similar issues.

$31.28

Rush Limbaugh is a Big Fat Idiot and Other Observations
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Rush Limbaugh is a Big Fat Idiot and Other Observations

By Franken, Al

New York: Delacorte Press, 1996-01-01. Trade Paperback. Very Good. light edge wear; Move over P.J. O'Rourke! From Al Franken, America's premier liberal satirist, comes a hilarious homage to the wonderful, awful, and always absurd American political process that skewers a whole new crop of presidential hopefuls--just in time for the 1996 presidential election

$4.28

Washington Station: My Life as a KGB Spy in America
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Washington Station: My Life as a KGB Spy in America

By Shvets, Yuri

New York: Simon & Schuster, 1995-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. light edge wear to boards and jacket; This first-hand story of Soviet spies in Washington DC, includes revelations of previously unknown KGB successes. The author, who resigned from the KGB in 1990, after ten years of service, has written an account that exposes the truth behind Soviet spies in America.

$13.28

Ben Carson Rx for America
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Ben Carson Rx for America

By Sousa IV, John Philip

Tysons Corner, VA: Kaleidoscope Publishing, 2015-01-01. Mass Market Paperback. Very Good. edge wear; Why has Dr. Ben Carson Emerged as a Frontrunner for the 2016 GOP Presidential Nomination? Find out the answer to that question and many more when you read this book! Why is Ben Carson likely to win the White House in a landslide? Why is Ben Carson the one candidate who will heal and unite America? What qualifications does Ben Carson have to serve as President of the United States? Where does Ben Carson stand on the issues?

$4.28

Plan of Attack
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Plan of Attack

By Woodward, Bob

New York: Simon & Schuster, 2004-04-19. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. light edge wear to boards and jacket; Bob Woodward's book on President Bush and the Iraq war will be the definitive account of the turning point in history as Bush, his war council and allies launched a pre-emptive attack, toppling Saddam Hussein and taking over the country. From in-depth interviews with key players and notes from national security meetings, Woodward provides a thoroughly original, authoritative narrative of the behind-the-scenes manoeuvring, examining the causes and consequences of the most controversial war since Vietnam. What emerges is an astonishingly intimate portrait of Bush, Dick Cheney, Colin Powell, Donald Rumsfeld, the generals, the CIA and key foreign leaders ranging from Tony Blair to Vladimir Putin. This is the how and why of decision-making - the secret meetings, secure phone calls, strategies, dilemmas and raw emotions of war as it is rarely seen in contemporary history.

$5.28

From Freedom to Slavery: The Rebirth of Tyranny in America
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From Freedom to Slavery: The Rebirth of Tyranny in America

By Spence, Gerry

New York: St Martin's, 1995-08-01. Mass Market Paperback. Very Good. light edge wear; Gerry Spence has warned of the forces robbing Americans of their freedom today. Now, in this controversial book, Spence tells Americans what those forces are and how people have become enslaved by them. He speaks out about his representation of white separatist Randy Weaver; the governmental and corporate tyranny at work in America; the biased court system; the hidden role of the media; and more.

$5.28

Witness: From the Shah to the Secret Arms Deal : An Insider's Account of U.S. Involvement in Iran
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Witness: From the Shah to the Secret Arms Deal : An Insider's Account of U.S. Involvement in Iran

By Rafizadeh, Mansur

New York: William Morrow & Co, 1987-04-01. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. light edge wear to boards and jacket; The behind-the-scenes, insider's account of the Iranian arms scandal, revealing startling new facts about the deal and those in government who knew of it as early as 1981. The author, who was the former chief of the Iranian secret police and a covert mole for the CIA, also details life in Iran before and during the Shah.

$6.28

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