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Imbeciles: The Supreme Court, American Eugenics, and the Sterilization of Carrie Buck

By: Adam Cohen

Price: $12.95

Publisher: Penguin Books: March 2017

Seller ID: 19138

ISBN: 0143109995

Condition: New


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The Brethren: Inside the Supreme Court

By: Bob Woodward,Scott Armstrong

Price: $12.95

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: July 2005

Seller ID: 19102

ISBN: 0743274024

Condition: New


"The Brethren" is the first detailed behind-the-scenes account of the Supreme Court in action. Bob Woodward and Scott Armstrong have pierced its secrecy to give us an unprecedented view of the Chief and Associate Justices -- maneuvering, arguing, politicking, compromising and making decisions that affect every major area of American life. View more info

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There Is No Alternative: Why Margaret Thatcher Matters

By: Claire Berlinski

Price: $12.95

Publisher: Basic Books: November 2011

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 18262

ISBN: 0465031218

Condition: New


Great Britain in the 1970s appeared to be in terminal decline--ungovernable, an economic train wreck, and rapidly headed for global irrelevance. Three decades later, it is the richest and most influential country in Europe, and Margaret Thatcher is the reason. The preternaturally determined Thatcher rose from nothing, seized control of Britain's Conservative party, and took a sledgehammer to the nation's postwar socialist consensus. She proved that socialism could be reversed, inspiring a global free-market revolution. Simultaneously exploiting every politically useful aspect of her femininity... View more info

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We the People: A Progressive Reading of the Constitution for the Twenty-First Century

By: Erwin Chemerinsky

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Picador: November 2018

Seller ID: 18305

ISBN: 1250166004

Condition: New


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Raven Rock: The Story of the U.S. Government's Secret Plan to Save Itself--While the Rest of Us Die

By: Garrett M. Graff

Price: $11.79

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: May 2018

Seller ID: 19080

ISBN: 1476735425

Condition: New


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The Thirteen American Arguments: Enduring Debates That Define and Inspire Our Country

By: Howard Fineman

Price: $7.95

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks: March 2009

Seller ID: 17819

ISBN: 0812976355

Condition: New


""Howard Fineman, one of our most trusted political journalists, shows that every debate, from our nation's founding to the present day, is rooted in one of thirteen arguments that-thankfully-defy resolution. It is the very process of never-ending argument, Fineman explains, that defines us, inspires us, and keeps us free. At a time when most public disagreement seems shrill and meaningless, Fineman makes a cogent case for nurturing the real American dialogue. "The Thirteen American Arguments "runs the gamut, including - Who Is a Person? The Declaration of Independence says "everyo... View more info

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Original Meanings: Politics and Ideas in the Making of the Constitution

By: Jack N. Rakove

Price: $12.95

Publisher: Vintage: May 1997

Seller ID: 17433

ISBN: 0679781218

Condition: New


From abortion to same-sex marriage, today's most urgent political debates will hinge on one question: What did the United States Constitution originally mean and who understands its meaning best? In Original Meanings, Jack N. Rakove chronicles the Constitution from inception to ratification and in so doing traces its complex weave of ideology and interest, showing us how that document meant different things to different groups of Americans at different moments of its creation.Whether he is reopening the issues that the Constitution's framers tried to solve or reanimating the personalities o... View more info

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John Marshall: Definer of a Nation

By: Jean Edward Smith

Price: $12.95

Publisher: Holt Paperbacks: March 1998

Seller ID: 17892

ISBN: 080505510X

Condition: New


A New York Times Notable Book of 1996 It was in tolling the death of Chief Justice John Marshall in 1835 that the Liberty Bell cracked, never to ring again. An apt symbol of the man who shaped both court and country, whose life "reads like an early history of the United States," as the "Wall Street Journal "noted, adding: Jean Edward Smith "does an excellent job of recounting the details of Marshall's life without missing the dramatic sweep of the history it encompassed." Working from primary sources, Jean Edward Smith has drawn an elegant portrait of a remarkable man. Lawyer, jurist, ... View more info

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The Supreme Court: The Personalities and Rivalries That Defined America

By: Jeffrey Rosen,Thirteen/WNET

Price: $11.95

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin: December 2007

Seller ID: 18414

ISBN: 0805086854

Condition: New


"Superbly well written . . . a wonderfully informative guide to the Supreme Court both past and present."--David J. Garrow, "American History""" Jeffrey Rosen recounts the history of the Supreme Court through the personal and philosophical rivalries that have transformed the law--and by extension, our lives. With studies of four crucial conflicts--Chief Justice John Marshall and President Thomas Jefferson; post-Civil War justices John Marshall Harlan and Oliver Wendell Holmes; liberal icons Hugo Black and William O. Douglas; and conservative stalwarts William H. Rehnquist and Antonin Scalia--R... View more info

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A More Perfect Constitution: Why the Constitution Must Be Revised: Ideas to Inspire a New Generation

By: Larry J. Sabato

Price: $11.95

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA: September 2008

Seller ID: 19129

ISBN: 0802716830

Condition: New


The political book of the year, from the acclaimed founder and director of the Center for politics at the University of Virginia."A More Perfect Constitution" presents creative and dynamic proposals from one of the most visionary and fertile political minds of our time to reinvigorate our Constitution and American governance at a time when such change is urgently needed, given the growing dysfunction and unfairness of our political system . Combining idealism and pragmatism, and with full respect for the original document, Larry Sabato's thought-provoking ideas range from the length of t... View more info

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Madam Secretary: A Memoir

By: Madeleine Albright

Price: $10.95

Publisher: Harper Perennial: January 2013

Seller ID: 17070

ISBN: 0062265466

Condition: New


A national bestseller on its original publication in 2003, Madam Secretary is a riveting account of the life of America's first woman Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright. For eight years, during Bill Clinton's two presidential terms, Albright was a high-level participant in some of the most dramatic events of our time--from the pursuit of peace in the Middle East to NATO's intervention in the Balkans to America's troubled relations with Iran and Iraq. In this thoughtful memoir, one of the most admired women in U.S. history reflects on her remarkable personal story, including her upbringi... View more info

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One Nation under Law: America's Early National Struggles to Separate Church and State

By: Mark Douglas McGarvie

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Northern Illinois University Press: June 2005

Seller ID: 17533

ISBN: 0875806066

Condition: New


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Insurgent Supremacists: The U.S. Far Right’s Challenge to State and Empire (Kersplebedeb)

By: Matthew N. Lyons

Price: $15.95

Publisher: PM Press: June 2018

Seller ID: 17742

ISBN: 1629635111

Condition: New


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The Texas Rangers: Wearing the Cinco Peso, 1821-1900

By: Mike Cox

Price: $13.95

Publisher: Forge Books: September 2009

Seller ID: 18204

ISBN: 076531892X

Condition: New


Austin Statesman journalist Michael Cox explores the origin and rise of the famed Texas Rangers. Starting in 1821 with just a handful of men, the Rangers' first purpose was to keep settlers safe from the feared and gruesome Karankawa Indians, a cannibalistic tribe that wanderd the Texas territory. As the influx of settlers grew, the attacks increased, and it became clear that a larger, better trained force was necessary. Taking readers through the major social and political movements of the Texas territory and into its statehood, Cox shows how the Rangers were a defining force in the stabiliza... View more info

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Kissinger: 1923-1968: The Idealist

By: Niall Ferguson

Price: $12.95

Publisher: Penguin Books: September 2016

Seller ID: 19213

ISBN: 0143109758

Condition: New


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Out of Order: Stories from the History of the Supreme Court

By: Sandra Day O'Connor

Price: $10.95

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks: February 2014

Seller ID: 17128

ISBN: 0812984323

Condition: New


"NEW YORK TIMES "BESTSELLER "I called this book "Out of Order" because it reflects my goal, which is to share a different side of the Supreme Court. Most people know the Court only as it exists between bangs of the gavel, when the Court comes to order to hear arguments or give opinions. But the stories of the Court and the Justices that come from the 'out of order' moments add to the richness of the Court as both a branch of our government and a human institution."--Justice Sandra Day O'Connor From Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman to sit on the United States Supreme Court,... View more info

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The Great American Citizenship Quiz: Newly Revised and Updated

By: Solomon M. Skolnick

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA: September 2017

Seller ID: 19150

ISBN: 1635570158

Condition: New


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