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American Power after the Financial Crisis
Jonathan Kirshner
Jonathan Kirshner explains how the crisis altered the international balance of power, affecting the patterns and pulse of world politics.



The American Way of Bombing
Changing Ethical and Legal Norms, from Flying Fortresses to Drones
This volume brings together prominent military historians, practitioners, civilian and military legal experts, political scientists, philosophers, and anthropologists to explore the evolution of ethical and legal norms governing air warfare.



America's First Great Depression
Economic Crisis and Political Disorder after the Panic of 1837
Alasdair Roberts
In this book, Alasdair Roberts describes how the United States dealt with the economic and political crisis that followed the Panic of 1837.



Anatomy of Mistrust
U.S.-Soviet Relations during the Cold War
Deborah Welch Larson
Synthesizing different understandings of trust and mistrust from the theoretical traditions of economics, psychology, and game theory, Larson analyzes five cases that might have been turning points in U.S.-Soviet relations.



Architect of Justice
Felix S. Cohen and the Founding of American Legal Pluralism
Dalia Tsuk Mitchell
A major figure in American legal history during the first half of the twentieth century, Felix Solomon Cohen (1907–1953) is best known for his realist view of the law and his efforts to grant Native Americans more control over their own cultural...



Armed with Expertise
The Militarization of American Social Research during the Cold War
Joy Rohde
Joy Rohde traces the optimistic rise, anguished fall, and surprising rebirth of Cold War–era military-sponsored social research.



Asylum for Mankind
America, 1607–1800
Marilyn C. Baseler
Ever since the Age of Discovery, Europeans have viewed the New World as a haven for the victims of religious persecution and a dumping ground for social liabilities. Marilyn C. Baseler shows how the New World's role as a refuge for the victims of...



At Home Abroad
Identity and Power in American Foreign Policy
Henry R. Nau, Richard C. Leone
The United States has never felt at home abroad. The reason for this unease, even after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, is not frequent threats to American security. It is America's identity. The United States, its citizens believe, is...



Athenian Political Thought and the Reconstitution of American Democracy
What does it mean to be a citizen in a democracy? This question is addressed here by thirteen historians, classicists, and political theorists, who examine ancient Greek institutions, texts, and ideas in light of today's political values.



Atomic Tragedy
Henry L. Stimson and the Decision to Use the Bomb against Japan
Sean L. Malloy
Atomic Tragedy offers a unique perspective on one of the most important events of the twentieth century. As secretary of war during World War II, Henry L. Stimson (1867–1950) oversaw the American nuclear weapons program. In a book about how an...



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