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Embryo Politics
Ethics and Policy in Atlantic Democracies
Thomas Banchoff
A comprehensive overview of political struggles about embryo research over four decades in four countries.



Leaders at War
How Presidents Shape Military Interventions
Elizabeth N. Saunders
Examining the the role played by the threat perceptions of heads of state in national foreign and military policies.



Failure by Design
The Story behind America's Broken Economy
Josh Bivens
Explaining the causes and impact on working Americans of the most catastrophic economic policy failure since the 1920s.



She Was One of Us
Eleanor Roosevelt and the American Worker
Brigid O'Farrell
Although born to a life of privilege and married to the President of the United States, Eleanor Roosevelt was a staunch and lifelong advocate for workers and, for more than twenty-five years, a proud member of the AFL-CIO's Newspaper Guild. She Was...



An Elusive Unity
Urban Democracy and Machine Politics in Industrializing America
James J. Connolly
Through novels, cartoons, memoirs, and journalistic accounts, James J. Connolly traces efforts to reconcile democracy and diversity in the industrializing cities of the United States from the antebellum period through the Progressive Era.



Activists in City Hall
The Progressive Response to the Reagan Era in Boston and Chicago
Pierre Clavel
In 1983, Boston and Chicago elected progressive mayors with deep roots among community activists. Taking office as the Reagan administration was withdrawing federal aid from local governments, Boston's Raymond Flynn and Chicago's Harold Washington...



The Myth of Voter Fraud
Lorraine C. Minnite
Through meticulous research, Minnite finds that voter fraud is in reality a politically constructed myth intended to further complicate the voting process and reduce voter turnout.



Urban America Reconsidered
Alternatives for Governance and Policy
David Imbroscio
The aftermath of Hurricane Katrina laid bare the tragedy of American cities. What the storm revealed about the social conditions in New Orleans shocked many Americans. Even more shocking is how widespread these conditions are throughout much of urban...



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...



Why Intelligence Fails
Lessons from the Iranian Revolution and the Iraq War
Robert L. Jervis
Jervis examines the politics and psychology of two of the more spectacular intelligence failures in recent memory: the mistaken belief that the regime of the Shah in Iran was secure and stable in 1978, and the 2002 claim that Iraq had active WMD programs.



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