The Battle for America: The Story of an Extraordinary Election - Haynes Johnson, Dan Balz

In The Battle For America 2008 (Viking, $29.95) two veteran journalists, Dan Balz and Haynes Johnson, combine the wisdom of many years’ reporting the political beat for The Washington Post with the great copy of a campaign unmatched in history for its rich brew of class, race, and gender, and, most of all, an unpredictable outcome, for a page-turning account of the 2008 presidential election, from the Iowa caucuses to the final scrambles on the eve of Election Day. Balz and Johnson had unprecedented access to both candidates, a position that let them observe and report incidents such as the behind-the-scenes battle between Obama and Clinton to secure Senator Kennedy’s endorsement

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$17.00
ISBN: 9780143117704
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Published: Penguin Books - May 25th, 2010

Dangerous Games: The Uses and Abuses of History - Margaret MacMillan

In this timely and outstanding work of scholarship, Margaret MacMillan, the prize-winning Oxford professor and author of Paris 1919 and Nixon and Mao, examines the many uses to which history is put in academic, national, and international debate. Dangerous Games (Modern Library, $22) warns us against the tendency to regard different situations as analogous; it’s reductive and misleading, for instance, to see today’s war in Iraq as simply another Vietnam. For those historians, generals, and statesmen who search for parallels, she cautions against the perils of erroneous, insufficient, and/or irrelevant information as well as oversimplification.

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ISBN: 9780812979961
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Published: Modern Library - July 13th, 2010

Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic, 1789-1815 - Gordon S. Wood

Gordon Wood, a master historian whose accomplishments have been honored with both Pulitzer and Bancroft Prizes, revisits the first twenty-five years of the newborn republic, 1789-1815, in his monumental study, Empire Of Liberty (Oxford Univ., $35). Throughout the narrative Wood reminds readers that there was no compelling reason why this precarious state would become a flourishing democracy.  “Momentous uncertainties” proliferated in what was, after all, an experiment with untested political principles. Given such risks, we can only admire the magnitude of the founders’ achievements all the more.

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ISBN: 9780195039146
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - October 28th, 2009

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ISBN: 9780199832460
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - October 1st, 2011

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