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The Winning Message: Candidate Behavior, Campaign Discourse, and Democracy (Communication: Society and Politics)
The Winning Message: Candidate Behavior, Campaign Discourse, and Democracy (Communication: Society and Politics)
by Adam F Simon
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This study breaks new ground in investigating candidate behavior in American electoral campaigns. It centers on a question of equal importance to citizens and scholars: how can we produce better political campaigns? First, Simon develops the idea of... (read more)

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Mother Donit Fore the Best: Correspondence of a Nineteenth-Century Orphan Asylum
Mother Donit Fore the Best: Correspondence of a Nineteenth-Century Orphan Asylum
by Judith A Dulberger
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'Mother Donit fore the Best' is a touching collection of letters from the Albany Orphan Asylum in upstate New York-letters from parents to their children and to the asylum superintendent, as well as letters from children placed out on indenture and away... (read more)

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Steal This Vote: Dirty Elections and the Rotten History of Democracy in America
Steal This Vote: Dirty Elections and the Rotten History of Democracy in America
by Andrew Gumbel
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The 2000 presidential election meltdown and the more recent controversy about computer voting machines did not come out of the blue. Steal This Vote tells the fraught but very colorful history of electoral malfeasance in the United States. It is a tale... (read more)

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Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents of the United States #02: Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents of the United States: Grover Cleveland (1885) to William Clinton (1997)
Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents of the United States #02: Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents of the United States: Grover Cleveland (1885) to William Clinton (1997)
by Applewood Books
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The second volume of Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents of the United States. Volume Two contains the speeches of Grover Cleveland (1885) through William Clinton ( 1997).... (read more)

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Bad Money: Reckless Finance, Failed Politics, and the Global Crisis of American Capitalism
Bad Money: Reckless Finance, Failed Politics, and the Global Crisis of American Capitalism
by Kevin Phillips
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In his acclaimed book American Theocracy, Kevin Phillips warned of the perilous interaction of debt, financial recklessness, and the spiking cost (and growing scarcity) of oil- warnings that are proving to be frighteningly accurate. Now, in his most... (read more)

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Branded Nation: The Marketing of Megachurch, College Inc., and Museumworld
Branded Nation: The Marketing of Megachurch, College Inc., and Museumworld
by James B. Twitchell
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Branding has become so successful and so ubiquitous that even cultural institutions have embraced it. In this witty and trenchant social analysis, James Twitchell shows how churches, universities, and museums have learned to embrace Madison Avenue rather... (read more)

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She Works/He Works: How Two-Income Families Are Happy, Healthy, and Thriving
She Works/He Works: How Two-Income Families Are Happy, Healthy, and Thriving
by Rosalind C Barnett
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1996 Books for a Better Life Award, Relationships Category, New York City - Southern New York Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis... (read more)

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Farewell to the Factory: Auto Workers Late Twentieth Cent
Farewell to the Factory: Auto Workers Late Twentieth Cent
by Ruth Milkman
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This study exposes the human side of the decline of the U.S. auto industry, tracing the experiences of two key groups of General Motors workers: those who took a cash buyout and left the factory, and those who remained and felt the effects of new... (read more)

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It Didn't Happen Here: Why Socialism Failed in the United States
It Didn't Happen Here: Why Socialism Failed in the United States
by Seymour M Lipset
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Two of America's leading political sociologists explore a phenomenon of American political exceptionalism: the failure of the socialist movement in the United States.... (read more)

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Is Voting for Young People? (Great Questions in Politics)
Is Voting for Young People? (Great Questions in Politics)
by Martin P Wattenberg
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Package consists of:    0205518079 / 9780205518074 Is Voting for Young People? With a Postscript on Citizen Engagement (Great Questions in Politics Series) 0205779883 / 9780205779888 Culture War? The Myth of a Polarized America 0205780164 /... (read more)

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The System: The American Way of Politics at the Breaking Point
The System: The American Way of Politics at the Breaking Point
by Haynes Johnson
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In this remarkable book, two of America's best-known journalists use their unparalleled access to the major players to examine The System, specifically as it operated during the ferocious battle over the Clinton effort to provide universal health... (read more)

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Homo Politicus: The Strange and Scary Tribes That Run Our Government
Homo Politicus: The Strange and Scary Tribes That Run Our Government
by Dana Milbank
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Washington’s most acerbic (and feared) columnist, the Washington Post’s Dana Milbank, skewers the peculiar and alien tribal culture of politics. Deep within the forbidding land encircled by the Washington Beltway lives the tribe known as Homo... (read more)

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Capitalism 101
Capitalism 101
by Leon A Weinstein
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Capitalism 101 is a highly anticipated almost textbook about capitalism. Easy to understand, logical & entertaining explanation of why capitalism works & other systems don't. I wish you and the book the best of luck Karl Rove I have a particular interest... (read more)

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Thunder on the Left: An Insider's Report on the Hijacking of the Democratic Party
Thunder on the Left: An Insider's Report on the Hijacking of the Democratic Party
by Gary Aldrich
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 175-176).... (read more)

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Social Stratification and Mobility in Central Veracruz
Social Stratification and Mobility in Central Veracruz
by Hugo G. Nutini
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Since the Revolution of 1910, Mexican society has undergone a profound transformation, characterized by the disempowerment of the landed aristocracy and the rise of a new ruling class of plutocrats and politicians; the development of a middle class of... (read more)

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The Book of Cool: What Is It? Who Decides It? and Why Do We Care So Much?
The Book of Cool: What Is It? Who Decides It? and Why Do We Care So Much?
by Marianne Taylor
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From jazz music to wearing sunglasses indoors, “cool” has always been the ultimate social label. The craving for this acceptance has powered popular culture for the last hundred years. Fashion, music, cars, pop idols, attitudes, and even some... (read more)

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Religion in American Life: A Short History
Religion in American Life: A Short History
by Jon Butler
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Perhaps surprising in a country without a national church, religion has played a powerful role in American life. Now, in the new paperback edition of Religion in American Life, three of the country's most eminent historians of religion offer a superb... (read more)

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Reefer Madness & Other Tales From The
Reefer Madness & Other Tales From The
by Eric Schlosser
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America's black market is much larger than we realize, and it affects us all deeply, whether or not we smoke pot, rent a risque video, or pay our kids' nannies in cash. In Reefer Madness the best-selling author of Fast Food Nation turns his exacting eye... (read more)

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Treason: Liberal Treachery from the Cold War to the War on Terrorism
Treason: Liberal Treachery from the Cold War to the War on Terrorism
by Ann Coulter
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“Liberals’ loyalty to the United States is off-limits as a subject of political debate. Why is the relative patriotism of the two parties the only issue that is out of bounds for rational discussion?” In a stunning follow-up to her number one... (read more)

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Obama: From Promise to Power
Obama: From Promise to Power
by David Mendell
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Barack Obama is arguably the most dynamic political figure to grace the American stage since John F. Kennedy. His meteoric rise from promise to power has stunned even the cynics and inspired a legion of devout followers. For anyone who wants to know more... (read more)

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