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The Obama Presidency
The Obama Presidency (July 2012)
A Preliminary Assessment
Robert P. Watson - Editor
Jack Covarrubias - Editor
Tom Lansford - Editor
Douglas M. Brattebo - Editor

Lively and engaging essays covering President Obama’s domestic and foreign policy, governing style, and character.

Barack Obama’s presidency is a pivotal one in American history, coming at a time of dramatic political change in the United States and amidst an astonishing array of domestic and foreign policy challenges. Not surprisingly, then, the Obama administration has been the focus of intense s...(Read More)
 
 
The Cold War's Last Battlefield
The Cold War's Last Battlefield (December 2011)
Reagan, the Soviets, and Central America
Edward A. Lynch - Author

An engaging insider’s account by a member of President Reagan’s Central America policy team.

Central America was the final place where U.S. and Soviet proxy forces faced off against one another in armed conflict. In The Cold War’s Last Battlefield, Edward A. Lynch blends his own first-hand experiences as a member of the Reagan Central America policy team with interviews of policy makers and exhaustive study of p...(Read More)
 
 
The Obama Effect
The Obama Effect (September 2010)
Multidisciplinary Renderings of the 2008 Campaign
Heather E. Harris - Editor
Kimberly R. Moffitt - Editor
Catherine R. Squires - Editor

Timely, multidisciplinary analysis of Obama’s presidential campaign, its context, and its impact.

November 4, 2008 ushered in a historic moment: Illinois Senator Barack Obama was elected the forty-fourth President of the United States of America. In The Obama Effect, editors Heather E. Harris, Kimberly R. Moffitt, and Catherine R. Squires bring together works that place Barack Obama’s candidacy and victory in the co...(Read More)
 
 
Who Should Be First?
Who Should Be First? (August 2010)
Feminists Speak Out on the 2008 Presidential Campaign
Beverly Guy-Sheftall - Editor
Johnnetta Betsch Cole - Editor

Feminists speak out on race and gender in the 2008 presidential campaign.

Who should be first? With Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton as frontrunners, the 2008 Democratic primary campaign was a watershed moment in U.S. history. Offering the choice of an African American man or a white woman as the next Democratic candidate for president, the primary marked an unprecedented moment—but one that painfully ech...(Read More)
 
 
Out in Front
Out in Front (February 2010)
Preparing the Way for JFK and LBJ
Jeb Byrne - Author

Lively anecdotes retold by an advance man for presidents Kennedy and Johnson.

Imagine one’s first job assignment is arranging John F. Kennedy’s visit to Fort Worth, Texas on the morning of November 22, 1963. Lively and fascinating, Out in Front reveals Jeb Byrne’s experiences as an advance man for JFK and as the deputy director of the LBJ advance unit during the 1964 campaign. Byrne’s ...(Read More)
 
 
Frank
Frank (September 2009)
The Story of Frances Folsom Cleveland, America's Youngest First Lady
Annette B. Dunlap - Author

The first full-length biography of America’s youngest, and perhaps most underrated, First Lady.

When she married forty-nine-year-old President Grover Cleveland in a White House ceremony on June 2, 1886, Frances Folsom Cleveland was only twenty-one years old, making her the nation’s youngest First Lady. Despite her age, however, Washington society marveled at how quickly the inexperienced Mrs. Cleveland (known as...(Read More)
 
 
Jimmy Carter as Educational Policymaker
Jimmy Carter as Educational Policymaker (August 2008)
Equal Opportunity and Efficiency
Deanna L. Michael - Author

Analyzes educational reform in the second half of the twentieth century through the political career of Jimmy Carter and his influence on educational policy.

The United States is once again actively pursuing educational reform with the expressed goals of increasing efficiency and improving the quality of education, while leaving no child behind. Although these themes have been recast in contemporary terms, this boo...(Read More)
 
 
Executing the Constitution
Executing the Constitution (July 2006)
Putting the President Back into the Constitution
Christopher S. Kelley - Editor

Draws attention to how American presidents have creatively interpreted the Constitution to expand the power of the executive branch.

Over the last thirty years, a great deal of attention has been paid to executive branch interpretation of the Constitution. Executing the Constitution focuses on the creative interpretation of constitutional powers to either expand executive branch policymaking or to shield its ...(Read More)
 
 
In the Name of Terrorism
In the Name of Terrorism (October 2005)
Presidents on Political Violence in the Post-World War II Era
Carol K. Winkler - Author

2008 Outstanding Book Award, presented by the Political Communication Division of the National Communication Association

Traces the shifts in presidential discourse on terrorism since World War II.

The topic of terrorism has evolved into an ideological marker of American culture, one that has fundamentally altered the relationship between the three branches of government, between the governme...(Read More)
 
 
The Final Arbiter
The Final Arbiter (September 2005)
The Consequences of Bush v. Gore for Law and Politics
Christopher P. Banks - Editor
David B. Cohen - Editor
John C. Green - Editor

Combines perspectives from law and the social sciences to assess the long-term impact of the 2000 presidential election.

The resolution of the 2000 presidential election by the U.S. Supreme Court's Bush v. Gore decision generated an extraordinary outpouring of literature in a very short period of time. Now that the initial furor over the decision has subsided, The Final Arbiter presents a sober considera...(Read More)
 
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