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A compelling and entertaining account of the year that represents the apex of 1920s American culture. Shatters the stereotype of the Roaring Twenties as a time of frivolity and excess and reveals instead a society torn between holding on to its glorious past while trying to navigate a brave new world.
Constitutional Challenges in the War against Al Qaeda
Examines the four decisions of the Supreme Court from 2004 – 2008 on the Bush Administration’s policies for Guantanamo detainees, and the response of Congress to those rulings, with emphasis on the separation of powers enshrined in the United States Constitution.
This book explores how and why different American Founders sought to address economic inequalities through government action.
The Uncommon Liberalism of Daniel Patrick Moynihan
Daniel Patrick Moynihan, one of the late 20th century’s leading public intellectuals, defied easy categorizations throughout his extraordinary life. In this perceptive and carefully argued study, Greg Weiner argues persuasively that Moynihan was an “uncommon liberal” who embodied liberal and conservative strains and believed in an activist government even as he remained skeptical about government’s capacity to produce change. This fine intellectual biography highlights Moynihan’s extraordinary honesty and range of interests and will remind readers how public life has been diminished since his passing.
Great Plains Outlaws Who Became FBI Public Enemies Nos. 1 and 2
The true crime story of a damaged small-town girl and her petty criminal husband whose low-key crime spree the FBI recast as a dangerous rampage, stirring a media frenzy and a nationwide manhunt that ended in betrayal and bloodshed; a compelling Depression Era story, retold here in all its grit and tarnished glory.