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THE JULIETTE SOCIETY

In her debut novel, Sasha Grey takes us inside a private, high-profile, sex society where anything and everything can happen. Read the prologue.

Westview Press

Campaigns and Elections American Style

Candice J. Nelson, James A Thurber
Authors:
Candice J. Nelson, James A Thurber

With new and revised essays throughout, Campaigns and Elections American Style provides a real education in practical campaign politics. In the fourth edition, academics and campaign professionals explain how campaign themes and strategies are developed and communicated, the changes in campaign tactics as a result of changing technology, new techniques to target and mobilize voters, the evolving landscape of campaign finance and election laws, and the increasing diversity of the role of media in elections. Offering a unique and careful mix of Democrat and Republican, academic and practitioner, and male and female campaign perspectives, this volume scrutinizes national and local-level campaigns with special focus on the 2012 presidential and congressional elections.Students, citizens, candidates, and campaign managers will learn not only how to win elections but also why it is imperative to do so in an ethical way. Perfect for a variety of courses in American government, this book is essential reading for political junkies of any stripe and serious students of campaigns and elections.

Basic Books

Uncontrolled

Jim Manzi
Authors:
Jim Manzi
Basic Books

The Beijing Consensus

Stefan Halper
Authors:
Stefan Halper

Beijing presents a clear and gathering threat to Washington,but not for the reasons you think. China's challenge to the West stems from its transformative brand of capitalism and an entirely different conception of the international community. In The Beijing Consensus , a leading expert in international relations presents a coherent integration of the many sides of U.S.-China relations.

Nation Books

The World As It Is

Chris Hedges
Authors:
Chris Hedges
PublicAffairs

Enough

Roger Thurow, Scott Kilman
Authors:
Roger Thurow, Scott Kilman

For more than thirty years, humankind has known how to grow enough food to end chronic hunger worldwide. Yet in Africa, more than 9 million people every year die of hunger, malnutrition, and related diseases every year,most of them children. In this powerful investigative narrative, Wall Street Journal reporters Kilman & Thurow show exactly how, in the past few decades, Western policies conspired to keep Africa hungry and unable to feed itself. Enough is essential reading on a humanitarian issue of utmost urgency.

PublicAffairs

America Between the Wars

Derek Chollet, James Goldgeier
Authors:
Derek Chollet, James Goldgeier

On November 9, 1989, the Berlin Wall collapsed, taking the Cold War down with it. The next twelve years passed in a haze of self-congratulation, Republican confusion, and angst, and economic prosperity,until they ended abruptly with a stunning catastrophe on September 11, 2001. In America Between The Wars , Derek Chollet and James Goldgeier blend deep expertise with broad access to both parties' political and policy establishments to find out how,and why,America failed to recognize that when we became the sole superpower with responsibility for the world's oversight, we overlooked how the new world actually worked.

Westview Press

The Legacy of George W. Bush's Foreign Policy

Ilan Peleg
Authors:
Ilan Peleg
Westview Press

Military Leadership

Robert L. Taylor, William E. Rosenbach, Eric B. Rosenbach
Authors:
Robert L. Taylor, William E. Rosenbach, Eric B. Rosenbach

p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt"The sixth edition of this classic text continues its popular interdisciplinary approach to the topic of leadership by examining fundamental elements of military leadership: the"process&rdquo of leadership, the dynamic personal interactions between leader and followers, and the individual and organizational values that foster effective military leadership. Military Leadership provides a thoroughly reconsidered and greatly expanded mix of classic and contemporary articles as well as original essays, with authors representing all of the services. Incisive introductory essays to each section highlight themes and connections. Eric B. Rosenbach joins the editorial team for this edition, helping infuse the text with fresh perspectives. The essays of the sixth edition confront the kudos and criticisms that surround military leadership today, offer international viewpoints, and relate military leadership to contemporary leadership theory and approaches.

Basic Books

The Insider's Guide To Political Internships

Grant Reeher, Mack Mariani
Authors:
Grant Reeher, Mack Mariani

Every year, thousands of college students invade Washington, D.C. and the fifty state capitals to volunteer as political interns. Unfortunately, they are rarely able to hit the ground running," lacking the tools to help them do so. The Insider's Guide to Political Internships provides those tools. This volume contains practical, concise essays written by political professionals and scholars with extensive experience supervising internships, as well as advice from many former interns. The book highlights internships on Capitol Hill, at the White House, in the executive branch, at the state level, in the Congressional district office, and at non-profit groups.

Westview Press

New Directions In Comparative Politics

Howard J. Wiarda
Authors:
Howard J. Wiarda
Basic Books

The Cunning Of Unreason

John Dunn
Authors:
John Dunn
Westview Press

Political Concepts And Political Theories

Gerald Gaus
Authors:
Gerald Gaus
Basic Books

The Careless Society

John McKnight
Authors:
John McKnight
Basic Books

Nixon Reconsidered

Joan Hoff
Authors:
Joan Hoff

An eye-opening look at the man whose notoriety over Watergate and whose accomplishments in foreign policy have made us foget that he was one of our most innovative modern presidents on matters of domestic policy. Hoff shows that Nixon's reforms in welfare, civil rights, economic and environmental policy, and reorganization of the federal bureaucracy all greatly outweigh those things for which we tend to remember him.

Basic Books

Dead Right

David Frum
Authors:
David Frum

A Forbes columnist discusses the ideological breakdown of the Republican Party, its failure to diminish the deficit or the size of government in twelve years of control, and outlines a plan for renewal through a return to basic issues.Part reportage, part manifesto, Dead Right leads readers on a witty and opinionated tour through the chaos of post-Reagan conservatism. It explains why the Religious Right" is a phony menace , why President Reagan failed to eliminate even one major spending program , why the 1992 Republican convention, originally conceived as a cunning ploy, backfired , and much more. David Frum analyzes the conservative movement's turn away from the economic issues that dominated the 1980s to a new preoccupation with race, ethnicity, and sex. He explains how and why conservatives decided to stop fighting Big Government and start using it. And he warns that a conservatism that loses its anti-Big Government faith is doomed to futility. Dead Right dissects the new conservative position on issues ranging from education to workfare, immigration to enterprise zones, and ruthlessly scrutinizes the leadership of the conservative movement. Always lively and provocative, this is the one book that conservatives and their critics must read to understand the past and future of the American Right.

Basic Books

Freedom

Orlando Patterson
Authors:
Orlando Patterson
Basic Books

Bound To Lead

Joseph S. Nye, Jr.
Authors:
Joseph S. Nye, Jr.

Robert A. White

ROBERT A. WHITE is the managing partner of the New Jersey offices of a large international law firm, and former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey.

Roger Thurow

Roger Thurow is a senior fellow for global agriculture and food policy at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. He was a reporter at the Wall Street Journal for 30 years. He is, with Scott Kilman, the author of Enough: Why the World's Poorest Starve in an Age of Plenty, which won the Harry Chapin WhyHunger award and was a finalist for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize and for the New York Public Library Helen Bernstein Book Award; and the author of The Last Hunger Season. He is a 2009 recipient of the Action Against Hunger Humanitarian Award. A long time Chicagoan, he now lives near Washington, DC.

William J. Bennett

WILLIAM J. BENNETT is the former director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy under President George H.W. Bush. He is also the former head of the National Endowment for the Humanities and former U.S. Secretary of Education.