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Paperback      ISBN: 156663038x
The prevalence of corruption in pre-revolutionary Mexico is reflected in the struggles of one small Indian village
Novus Ordo Seclorum: The Intellectual Origins of the Constitution
Novus Ordo Seclorum
The Intellectual Origins of the Constitution
Paperback      ISBN: 0700603115
This is the first major interpretation of the framing of the Constitution to appear in more than two decades. Forrest McDonald, widely considered one of the foremost historians of the Constitution and of the early national period, reconstructs the intellectual world of the Founding Fathers&;including their understanding of law, history political philosophy, and political economy, and their firsthand experience in public affairs&;and then analyzes their behavior in the Constitutional Convention of 1787 in light of that world. No one has attempted to do so on such a scale before. McDonald's principal conclusion is that, though the Framers brought a variety of ideological and philosophical positions to bear upon their task of building a "new order of the ages," they were guided primarily by their own experience, their wisdom, and their common sense.
America Declares Independence
America Declares Independence
Hardcover      ISBN: 0471264822
The famous lawyer turns his attention to the nation's most important document, exploring the intellectual, religious, and political dimensions of the Declaration of Independence and charting its powerful role in shaping American history.
The Conscience of a Liberal: Reclaiming the Compassionate Agenda
The Conscience of a Liberal
Reclaiming the Compassionate Agenda
Paperback      ISBN: 081664179x
Hegemony or Survival: America's Quest for Global Dominance
Hegemony or Survival
America's Quest for Global Dominance
Paperback      ISBN: 0805076883
An analysis of America's pursuit of domination predicts negative consequences if the Bush administration is enabled to pursue a goal of global supremacy.
Paíne Collected Writings: Common Sense / the Crisis / Rights of Man / the Age of Reason / Pamphlets, Articles, & Letters
Paíne Collected Writings
Common Sense / the Crisis / Rights of Man / the Age of Reason / Pamphlets, Articles, & Letters
Hardcover      ISBN: 1883011035
A collection of the work of Thomas Paine, the democratic voice of the Age of Revolution, includes Common Sense, The American Crisis, Rights of Man, and The Age of Reason, plus letters and prophetic articles.
A Man's Reach
A Man's Reach
Hardcover      ISBN: 0816637385
"Andersen's story is the Horatio Alger myth made real, but his life is about much more than money and politics. He believes in public service, in democracy, and in striving to meet the needs of all citizens, especially those in the worst circumstances. Andersen's strong faith and values resonate from the first page of this autobiography. His writing is honest, personable, straightforward, portraying both the personal rigor and thoughtfulness of his business and newspaper careers." -St. Paul Pioneer Press"Andersen and his skillful editor Sturdevant have produced a book that refreshes the spirit by reminding us of the possibilities of a life devoted to the service of others. This delightful memoir will rejuvenate the faith of all who believe in the value of honesty and the power of perseverance harnessed to a noble cause." -Minnesota HistoryGovernor Elmer L. Andersen is one of Minnesota's leading political, business, and cultural figures. He lives in Arden Hills, Minnesota.Lori Sturdevant is an editorial writer for the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
First Great Triumph: How Five Americans Made Their Country a World Power
First Great Triumph
How Five Americans Made Their Country a World Power
Hardcover      ISBN: 0374179395
Documents how the United States rose to a significant world power one century ago through the actions of five political figures, including Theodore Roosevelt, naval strategist Alfred T. Mahan, Senator Henry Cabot Lodge, Secretary of State John Hay, and colonial administrator Elihu Root.
The Origins of the American Constitution: A Documentary History
The Origins of the American Constitution
A Documentary History
Paperback      ISBN: 0140087443
Describes the evolution of the American Constitution by analyzing material from state constitutions, the Articles of Confederation, the Federalist and Anti-Federalist Papers, and the personal correspondence of Convention delegates
Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism
A History of American Secularism
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0805074422
Chronicles two centuries of secularism in the United States, exploring this rich thread in American life and history and speculating on its continual role in society.