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The world's oldest democracy - ours - has an old tradition of skepticism about government. However, the degree of dismay about government today is perhaps unprecedented in our history. Americans are particularly convinced that Congress has become…

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In this expose, a veteran Senate defense adviser argues that since September 11, 2001, the conduct of the U.S. Congress has sunk to new depths and endangered the nation's security. Winslow T. Wheeler draws on three decades of work with four prominent…

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Narrates the presidential election of 1800 and its impact on American history, drawing in elements such as the friendship between Adams and Jefferson, the beginnings of government under the Constitution, and partisan warfare.

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Presents a detailed account of sixteen crises in American history, the responses of the men who were President at the time, and the influence that their decisions and actions had on the subsequent course of American history.

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Offers a detailed and sometimes humourous account of the political process of trying to revamp the college loan system and create the the program now known as AmeriCorps.

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The senator tells the story of his life, "naming names, identifying where the system worked and where it failed--and even admits to his own mistakes."--Jacket.

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Franklin Roosevelt is said to have explained Al Smith, and his own New Deal, with these words; Practically all the things we've done in the federal government are the things Al Smith did as governor of New York." Smith, who ran for president in 1928,…

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A look into the taxes we pay, what they are for and how to change the laws effectively for our benefit.

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Promise and Power: The Life and Times of Robert McNamara is the first major biography, and only complete history, of this enigmatic man who has been a towering figure of the twentieth century. Here is the dramatic story of a brilliant but flawed…

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In the summer of 1844, James K. Polk's political career was in ruins. As the Democratic National Convention approached, Polk had thought himself assured of the vice presidential nomination, but the presidential front-runner, former president Martin…

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In the tradition of Bill Bryson, a fascinating and frequently hilarious look at extremists around the globe, and the conspiracy theory that unites them. Journalist Jon Ronson, the mild-mannered but ironic observer, learns some alarming things about…

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A biography by Roy Reed about former Governor of Alabama, Orval Faubus.
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