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The Triumph of Improvisation
Gorbachev's Adaptability, Reagan's Engagement, and the End of the Cold War
James Graham Wilson
James Graham Wilson takes a long view of the end of the Cold War, from the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in December 1979 to Operation Desert Storm in January 1991.



Subsidizing Democracy
How Public Funding Changes Elections and How It Can Work in the Future
Michael G. Miller
Miller considers the impact of state-level public election financing on political campaigns through the eyes of candidates.



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.



Divided Highways
Building the Interstate Highways, Transforming American Life
Tom Lewis
An engaging history of the people and policies that profoundly transformed the American landscape—and the daily lives of Americans.



A Stripe of Tammany's Tiger
Louis Eisenstein, Elliot Rosenberg
This fascinating book chronicles the evolution—or rather devolution—of New York City politics through through the first seven decades of the twentieth century.



New Deal Ruins
Race, Economic Justice, and Public Housing Policy
Edward G. Goetz
A critical analysis of the nationwide effort to dismantle public housing by focusing on the impact of policy changes in three cities: Atlanta, Chicago, and New Orleans.



Eisenhower's Sputnik Moment
The Race for Space and World Prestige
Yanek Mieczkowski
A new history of the origins of America's space program and a reassessment Eisenhower's leadership during this critical Cold War moment.



Merit
The History of a Founding Ideal from the American Revolution to the Twenty-First Century
Joseph F. Kett
The idea that citizens' advancement should depend exclusively on merit, on qualities that deserve reward rather than on bloodlines or wire-pulling, was among the Founding ideals of the American republic, Joseph F. Kett argues in this book.



The State of Working America
Lawrence Mishel, Josh Bivens, Elise Gould, Heidi Shierholz
"The State of Working America remains unrivaled as the most-trusted source for a comprehensive understanding of how working Americans and their families are faring in today's economy."—Robert B. Reich



Nuclear Statecraft
History and Strategy in America's Atomic Age
Francis J. Gavin
Gavin challenges key elements of the widely accepted narrative about the history of the atomic age and the consequences of the nuclear revolution.



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