Category Archives: Political

Common Nonsense: Glenn Beck and the Triumph of Ignorance

Who is this guy and why are people listening? Forget Rush Limbaugh, Bill O’Reilly, and Sean Hannity—Glenn Beck is the Right’s new media darling and the unofficial leader of the conservative grassroots. Lampooned by the Left and Lionized by the … Continue reading

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Osama bin Laden: A Biography (Greenwood Biographies)

Osama bin Laden: A Biography offers a concise, fact-based portrait of a man whose rise from obscurity to notoriety coincides with some of the most traumatic events of the 21st century. It follows bin Laden’s story from his life in … Continue reading

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First Ladies: A Biographical Dictionary (Political Biographies)

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A Political Biography of Henry Fielding (Eighteenth-Century Political Biographies)

Best known today as the author of three seminal novels, Joseph Andrews, Tom Jones and Amelia, Henry Fielding (1707-1754) was the most successful playwright of his day until Walpole put an end to politics on the stage by passing the … Continue reading

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Prisoner of the State: The Secret Journal of Premier Zhao Ziyang

“Zhao may be more dangerous in death than he was in life.” —Time How often can you peek behind the curtains of one of the most secretive governments in the world? Prisoner of the State is the first book to … Continue reading

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Around the World with LBJ: My Wild Ride as Air Force One Pilot, White House Aide, and Personal Confidant

When Lyndon Baines Johnson wanted to go somewhere, there was no stopping him. This dynamic president called for Air Force One as others summon a taxi–at a moment’s notice, whatever the hour or the weather. And the man who made … Continue reading

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Bob Bullock: God Bless Texas (Clifton & Shirley Caldwell Texas Heritage Series)

Renowned for his fierce devotion to the people of Texas–as well as his equally fierce rages and unpredictable temper–Bob Bullock was the most powerful political figure in Texas at the end of the twentieth century. First elected to the Texas … Continue reading

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Churchill’s Promised Land: Zionism and Statecraft

This book is the first to explore fully the role that Zionism played in the political thought of Winston Churchill. Michael Makovsky traces the development of Churchill’s positions toward Zionism from the period leading up to the First World War … Continue reading

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Say It Like Obama: The Power of Speaking with Purpose and Vision

Includes Obama’s historic acceptance speech from the Democratic National Convention In speech after speech, Barack Obama has “fired up” millions of enthusiastic supporters with his inspiring vision, rousing rhetoric, and charismatic presence His outstanding communication skills gave rise to an … Continue reading

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Nelson Mandela: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

Nelson Mandela–is it possible to say who or what he is? Yes, he was one of the world’s longest-detained political prisoners. He is a universal symbol of social justice certainly; an exemplary figure connoting non-racialism and democracy; a moral giant. … Continue reading

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