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web of deceit: the history of western complicity in iraq, from churchill to kennedy to george w. bush by barry m. lando

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  • God in the White House: A History

    How Faith Shaped the Presidency from John F. Kennedy to George W. Bush

    How did we go from John F. Kennedy declaring that religion should play no role in the elections to Bush saying, "I believe that God wants me to be president"?Historian Randall Balmer takes us on a tour of presidential religiosity in the last half of the twentieth century—from Kennedy's 1960 speech that proposed an almost absolute wall between American political and religious life to the soft ... Read more

    $11.99 USD $6.99 USD

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    God in the White House

    A History: How Faith Shaped the Presidency from John F. Kennedy to George W. Bush

    Narrated by Tom Parks ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 19 min

    Historian Randall Balmer takes us on a tour of presidential religiosity in the last half of the twentieth century-from Kennedy's 1960 speech that proposed an almost absolute wall between American political and religious life to the soft religiosity of Lyndon B. Johnson's Great Society; from Richard Nixon's manipulation of religion to fit his own needs to Gerald Ford's quiet stoicism; from Jimmy ... Read more

    $19.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • The Endgame

    The Inside Story of the Struggle for Iraq, from George W. Bush to Barack Obama

    A Wall Street Journal Best Nonfiction Book of 2012In this follow-up to their national bestseller Cobra II, Michael Gordon and General Bernard E. Trainor deftly piece together the story of the most widely reported but least understood war in American history. This stunning account of the political and military struggle between American, Iraqi, and Iranian forces brings together vivid reporting of ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

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    The Endgame

    The Inside Story of the Struggle for Iraq, from George W. Bush to Barack Obama

    Unabridged

    32 hours 3 min

    Eagerly anticipated in the wake of their national best seller Cobra II (“The superb, must-read military history of the invasion of Iraq”—Thomas L. Friedman), The Endgame is Michael R. Gordon and General Bernard E. Trainor’s most ambitious and news-breaking book to date. A peerless work of investigative journalism and historical recreation ranging from 2003 to 2012, it gives us the first ... Read more

    $32.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Justice Takes a Recess

    Judicial Recess Appointments from George Washington to George W. Bush

    series After the Empire: The Francophone World and Postcolonial France
    The Constitution allows the president to Ofill up all Vacancies that may happen during the Recess of the Senate, by granting Commissions which shall expire at the End of their next Session.O In Justice Takes a Recess, Scott E. Graves and Robert M. Howard address how presidents have used recess appointments over time and whether the independence of judicial recess appointees is compromised. They ... Read more

    $41.99 USD

  • George W Bush Administration Propaganda for an Invasion of Iraq

    The Absence of Evidence

    series Routledge Advances in American History
    Hartenian’s history of George W Bush propaganda for an invasion of Iraq returns the administration’s approach to its conceptual origins. Hartenian places "evidence" in the center of his analysis, showing that Rumsfeld’s "the absence of evidence is not evidence of absence" meant that no evidence was necessary to justify an invasion. The 9/11 attacks, indeed, "changed everything" for the Bush ... Read more

    $48.99 USD

  • In the Shadow of the Oval Office

    Profiles of the National Security Advisers and the Presidents They Served--From JFK to George W. Bush

    The most solemn obligation of any president is to safeguard the nation's security. But the president cannot do this alone. He needs help. In the past half century, presidents have relied on their national security advisers to provide that help.Who are these people, the powerful officials who operate in the shadow of the Oval Office, often out of public view and accountable only to the presidents ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • What Good Is Grand Strategy?

    Power and Purpose in American Statecraft from Harry S. Truman to George W. Bush

    by Hal Brands ...
    Grand strategy is one of the most widely used and abused concepts in the foreign policy lexicon. In this important book, Hal Brands explains why grand strategy is a concept that is so alluring—and so elusive—to those who make American statecraft. He explores what grand strategy is, why it is so essential, and why it is so hard to get right amid the turbulence of global affairs and the chaos of ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Who Killed the Constitution?

    The Fate of American Liberty from World War I to George W. Bush

    “Let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution.”—Thomas JeffersonThe United States Constitution—the bedrock of our country, the foundation of our federal republic—is . . . dead.You won’t hear that from the politicians who endlessly pay lip service to the Constitution. It’s the dirty little secret that bestselling authors Thomas E. ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Framing the Sixties

    The Use and Abuse of a Decade from Ronald Reagan to George W. Bush

    Over the past quarter century, American liberals and conservatives alike have invoked memories of the 1960s to define their respective ideological positions and to influence voters. Liberals recall the positive associations of what might be called the "good Sixties"—the "Camelot" years of JFK, the early civil rights movement, and the dreams of the Great Society—while conservatives conjure images ... Read more

    $16.99 USD

  • The Anti-Intellectual Presidency

    The Decline of Presidential Rhetoric from George Washington to George W. Bush

    by Elvin T. Lim ...
    Why has it been so long since an American president has effectively and consistently presented well-crafted, intellectually substantive arguments to the American public? Why have presidential utterances fallen from the rousing speeches of Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, Wilson, and FDR to a series of robotic repetitions of talking points and sixty-second soundbites, largely designed to obfuscate rather ... Read more

    $27.99 USD

  • The Anti-Intellectual Presidency

    The Decline of Presidential Rhetoric from George Washington to George W. Bush

    by Elvin T. Lim ...
    Why has it been so long since an American president has effectively and consistently presented well-crafted, intellectually substantive arguments to the American public? Why have presidential utterances fallen from the rousing speeches of Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, Wilson, and FDR to a series of robotic repetitions of talking points and sixty-second soundbites, largely designed to obfuscate rather ... Read more

    $27.99 USD