Posts Tagged ‘Presidency’

Thurston Clark

August 20 . 2013

Noted author and historian, Thurston Clarke‘s Last Hundred Days is a gripping account that weaves together John F. Kennedy’s public and private lives, explains why the grief following his assassination has endured so long, and solves the most tantalizing Kennedy mystery of all—not who killed him but who he was when he was killed, and where he would have led us.

Frederic Rich

July 11 . 2013

Frederic Rich’s brilliantly readable counter factual novel, reminds us that America’s Christian fundamentalists have been consistently clear about their vision for a “Christian Nation” and dead serious about acquiring the political power to achieve it.

John Nichols, Robert McChesney

July 9 . 2013

Blending vivid reporting from the 2012 campaign trail, political journalist John Nichols and media critic Robert W. McChesney explain how US elections are becoming controlled, predictable enterprises that are managed by a new class of consultants who wield millions of dollars and define our politics as never before in Dollarocracy.

Christopher Parker

July 8 . 2013

Christopher Parker and Matt Barreto show that what actually pushes Tea Party supporters is not simple ideology or racism, but fear that the country is being stolen from “real Americans”–a belief triggered by Obama’s election in Change They Can’t Believe In.

Jonathan Alter

July 3 . 2013

In The Center Holds, Jonathan Alter produces the first full account of America at the crossroads. He pierces the bubble of the White House and the presidential campaigns in a landmark election that marked the return of big money and the rise of big data.

Jesse Ventura

June 13 . 2013

Former Minnesota governor, Jesse Ventura‘s DemoCRIPS and ReBLOODlicans uncovers the truth about how corporations have bought the American electoral and legislative process through the power of lobbyists, campaign contributions and political action committees.

Louis Michael Seidman

March 7 . 2013

The framers of the Constitution saw society as essentially hierarchical, led by landed gentry like themselves, yet we still obey their commands, two centuries and one civil war later. In On Constitutional Disobedience, Louis Michael Seidman argues that it’s time to stop.

David Schultz

February 4 . 2013

In American Politics in the Age of Ignorance, David Schultz contends that policy making is shrouded in many myths and that policy makers often ignore ample research and evidence when it comes to legislating on a range of issues.

 

Richard Lingeman

January 8 . 2013

Richard Lingeman examines a brief but momentous and crowded time, the years between VJ Day and the beginning of the Korean War, describing how we got from there to here in The Noir Forties.

 

Steven Johnson

September 25 . 2012

At a time when the conventional wisdom holds that the political system is hopelessly gridlocked with old ideas, Steven Johnson‘s, Future Perfect makes the timely and inspiring case that progress is still possible, and that new solutions are on the rise.