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A Rough Ride to Albany: Teddy Runs for Governor
A Rough Ride to Albany
Teddy Runs for Governor
Hardcover      ISBN: 096615701x
A historian provides an account of Roosevelt's fight for the governorship of New York State, a four-month struggle beginning with his military triumph in Cuba and culminating in his election as governor. Corry addresses his campaign strategy, political trade-offs, and the many personalities involved in Roosevelt's political milieu. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Hellfire Nation: The Politics of Sin in American History
Hellfire Nation
The Politics of Sin in American History
Hardcover      ISBN: 0300094841
This insightful new conceptualization of American political history demonstrates that—despite the clear separation of church and state—religion lies at the heart of American politics. From the Puritan founding to the present day, the American story is a moral epic, James Morone says, and while moral fervor has inspired the dream of social justice it has also ignited our fiercest social conflicts. From the colonial era to the present day, Americans embraced a Providential mission, tangled with devils, and aspired to save the world. Moral fervor ignited our fiercest social conflicts—but it also moved dreamers to remake the nation in the name of social justice. Moral crusades inspired abolition, woman suffrage, and civil rights, even as they led Americans to hang witches, enslave Africans, and ban liquor. Today these moral arguments continue, influencing the debate over everything from abortion to foreign policy. Written with passion and deep insight, Hellfire Nation tells the story of a brawling, raucous, religious people. Morone shows how fears of sin and dreams of virtue defined the shape of the nation.
The Paradox of American Power: Why the World's Only Superpower Can't Go It Alone
The Paradox of American Power
Why the World's Only Superpower Can't Go It Alone
Paperback      ISBN: 0195161106
Not since the Roman Empire has any nation had as much economic, cultural, and military power as the United States does today. Yet, as has become all too evident through the terrorist attacks of September 11th and the impending threat of the acquisition of nuclear weapons by Iran, that power is not enough to solve global problems--like terrorism, environmental degradation, and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction--without involving other nations. Here Joseph S. Nye, Jr. focuses on the rise of these and other new challenges and explains clearly why America must adopt a more cooperative engagement with the rest of the world.
What's a Nice Republican Girl Like Me Doing in the Aclu?
What's a Nice Republican Girl Like Me Doing in the Aclu?
Paperback      ISBN: 1573921432
Discusses the political climate and social issues of our times as they relate to the ACLU's mission to defend the Constitutional rights of individuals
The Debate on the Constitution: Federalist and Antifederalist Speeches, Articles, and Letters During the Struggle over Ratification, Part One/Septem
The Debate on the Constitution
Federalist and Antifederalist Speeches, Articles, and Letters During the Struggle over Ratification, Part One/Septem
Hardcover      ISBN: 0940450429
Original sources document the ratification of the Constitution, including state debates
It Takes a Village, and Other Lessons Children Teach Us
It Takes a Village, and Other Lessons Children Teach Us
Hardcover      ISBN: 0684818434
The First Lady shares her observations on the needs of children and families in the modern, fragmented, fast-paced world and explores diverse ways in which we can improve family and community life. 500,000 first printing. $125,000 ad/promo.
Police Brutality: An Anthology
Police Brutality
An Anthology
Paperback      ISBN: 0393321630
A collection of thirteen essays from a variety of sources examines one of America's most serious domestic problems, investigates its historical and sociological roots, and grapples for solutions. Reprint.
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
Constitution of the United States of America
Constitution of the United States of America
Hardcover      ISBN: 1557091056
The landmark legal document of the United States, the U.S. Constitution comprises the primary law of the Federal Governement. Signed by the members of the Consitutional Concention in Philadelphia on September 17, 1787, the Constitution outlines the powers and responsibilities of the three chief branches of the Federal Government, as well as the basic rights of the citizens of the United States. This beautiful gift edition contains the complete text of the United States Constitution, as well as all of its amendments. It is a treasure for Americans of all ages.
Pigs at the Trough: How Corporate Greed and Political Corruption Are Undermining America
Pigs at the Trough
How Corporate Greed and Political Corruption Are Undermining America
Paperback      ISBN: 1400051266
A critical account of American corporate and political corruption profiles top business leaders, identifies fraudulent activities and questionable bookkeeping practices, and describes the consequences of corporate greed and political shenanigans on America. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.