Barack Obama

Author: Beatrice Gormley
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1481446487
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Barack Obama from the Author: Beatrice Gormley. As the first African-American editor of the "Harvard Law Review, " the first African-American presidential nominee of a major political party, and eventually the first African-American president of the United States, Barack Obama has consistently shattered barriers--barriers that some people thought could never be overcome.

Presidential Elections And Other Cool Facts 4th Edition

Author: Sobel,Syl
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 1438068298
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Presidential Elections And Other Cool Facts 4th Edition from the Author: Sobel,Syl. Young readers will be fascinated by attention-catching facts as they read about major presidential campaigns, from George Washington’s election in 1789 to Barack Obama’s victory in 2008 and 2012. Questions answered include: Who can run for president? ... Who can vote? ... What is the Electoral College? ... What is a third-party candidate? ... What if something happens to the president? Unusual facts kids will discover include: Which Republican president had a Democrat for his vice president? ... Who was the only U.S. President to be elected for more than two terms? Which candidates have won the popular vote but lost the election? ... Why was President Truman happy in 1948, when he read the Chicago Tribune headline that declared: "Dewey Defeats Truman"? Syl Sobel's account is guaranteed to enliven history and social studies classes, as boys and girls learn about some of the most important events in the history of presidential elections. (Ages 9 and older)

The Audacity Of Hope

Author: Barack Obama
Publisher: Canongate Books
ISBN: 1847673708
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The Audacity Of Hope from the Author: Barack Obama. In this bestselling book Obama discusses the importance of empathy in politics, his hopes for a different America with different policies, and how the ideals of its democracy can be renewed. With intimacy and self-deprecating humour, Obama describes his experiences as a politician, about balancing his family life and his public vocation. His search for consensus and his respect for the democratic process inform every sentence. A senator and a lawyer, a professor and a father,a Christian and a sceptic, Barack Obama has written a book of transforming power that will inspire people the world over.

A History Of The Middle East

Author: Peter Mansfield
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141966572
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A History Of The Middle East from the Author: Peter Mansfield. Over the centuries the Middle East has confounded the dreams of conquerors and peacemakers alike. This now-classic book, fully updated to 2009, follows the historic struggles of the region over the last two hundred years, from Napoleon's assault on Egypt, through the slow decline and fall of the Ottoman Empire, to the painful emergence of modern nations, the Palestinian question and Islamic resurgence. For this third edition, Economist journalist and Middle East correspondent Nicolas Pelham has written an extensive new chapter examining recent developments throughout the Middle East, including the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan, the situation in Iran, the continuing Arab-Israeli conflict and relations with the US under President Obama.

Presidential War Power

Author: Louis Fisher
ISBN: 9780700619306
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Presidential War Power from the Author: Louis Fisher. Third edition of a bestselling work by one of America's top Constitutional scholars. This update includes discussion of presidential actions during the administrations of George W. Bush and Barack Obama and challenges what the author views as their dangerous expansion of executive power.

Racism Without Racists

Author: Eduardo Bonilla-Silva
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781442202184
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Racism Without Racists from the Author: Eduardo Bonilla-Silva. A fourth edition is now available. In the third edition of his highly acclaimed book, Bonilla-Silva continues to challenge color-blind thinking. He has now extended this challenge with a new chapter on Obama's election addressing the apparent miracle of a black man elected as the 44th President of the nation despite the fact that racial progress has stagnated since the 1980s and, in some areas, even regressed. In contrast to those who believe the election of President Obama is a watershed moment that signifies the beginning of a post-racial era in America, he suggests this development embodies the racial trends of the last 40 years including two he has addressed in this book: the rise of color-blind racism as the dominant racial ideology and the emergence of an apparently more flexible racial stratification system he characterizes as Latin America-like. Some material from previous editions, including 'Answers to Questions from Concerned Readers, ' 'What is to Be Done, ' and an Appendix detailing interview questions, is now available on the Rowman & Littlefield website through the Teaching/Learning Resources link.

Canada And The United States

Author: David Martin Thomas
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442609087
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Canada And The United States from the Author: David Martin Thomas. Canada and the United States: Differences that Count investigates why and how the United States and Canada—while so close and seemingly so similar—remain different in so many ways. In seventeen analytical yet readable chapters, leading authorities look at the American and the Canadian ways of doing things. The questions they address affect us all in ways great and small: as citizens, as students, and as policymakers. Our similarities and our differences are not always as we have assumed them to be, and this volume helps us learn from one another's experiences. The fourth edition features new chapters on taxation, revenues, and budgets; health care; banking and financial regulation; legislatures; foreign policy; prime ministers and presidents; and state-province comparisons. Every chapter has been updated to take into consideration major developments and changes since the third edition, including the economic meltdown of 2008, changing electoral outcomes, new census data, and new policy directions in both countries—especially concerning health care and the environment.

Media Literacy Keys To Interpreting Media Messages 4th Edition

Author: Art Silverblatt
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440830924
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Media Literacy Keys To Interpreting Media Messages 4th Edition from the Author: Art Silverblatt. Covering print, photography, film, radio, television, and new media, this textbook instructs readers on how to take a critical approach to media and interpret the information overload that is disseminated via mass communication. • Supplies clear explanation of media literacy theory and guidance on interpreting modern mass media from leading scholars • Represents a highly effective tool for achieving a key aspect of media literacy: enabling students to decipher information and independently reach opinions and positions without relying on the pervasive influence of the media • Provides critical examination of controversial, current topics such as violence in the media and the intersections of media and social change

The Politics Of The Presidency

Author: Joseph A. Pika
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 148337565X
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The Politics Of The Presidency from the Author: Joseph A. Pika. The Politics of the Presidency maintains a balance between historical context and contemporary scholarship on the executive branch, providing a solid foundation for any presidency course. Get the most up-to-date coverage and analysis in this comprehensive and accessible text. Authors Joseph A. Pika and John Anthony Maltese are joined for the Ninth Edition by noted scholar Andrew Rudalevige as they present a thorough analysis of the change and continuity in the presidency during Barack Obama's two terms in an entrenched partisan environment, discuss the competitive setting for the upcoming 2016 election, and look at the challenges and opportunities a new president will soon face.

Public Policy

Author: Michael E. Kraft
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 1506358179
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Public Policy from the Author: Michael E. Kraft. In Public Policy: Politics, Analysis, and Alternatives, students come to understand how and why policy analysis is used to assess policy alternatives. To encourage critical and creative thinking on issues ranging from the federal deficit to health care reform to climate change, authors Michael Kraft and Scott Furlong introduce and fully integrate an evaluative approach to policy. The Sixth Edition of Public Policy offers a fully revised, concise review of institutions, policy actors, and major theoretical models as well as a discussion of the nature of policy analysis and its practice. Both the exposition and data have been updated to reflect major policy controversies and developments through the end of 2016, including new priorities of the Donald Trump administration.