Thomas A. Karel

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Red Roulette: An Insider’s Story of Wealth, Power, Corruption, and Vengeance in Today’s China

Students of Chinese politics and business will appreciate Shum’s personal narrative of China’s turbulent economic rise; this book deserves a wide audience.
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Public Citizens: The Attack on Big Government and the Remaking of American Liberalism

This important book will be useful for students of late 20th-century politics and society, and of the legacy of public interest movements..

The Outlier: The Unfinished Presidency of Jimmy Carter

This engaging political biography, similar in scope to Jonathan Alter’s His Very Best, will introduce Carter to a new generation, and will remind other readers of a truly transitional time in U.S. politics.

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The Kennedys in the World: How Jack, Bobby, and Ted Remade America’s Empire

This extensively researched and engaging book will appeal to anyone interested in post-war American history, foreign policy, and the Kennedy family.

Calhoun: American Heretic

This well-researched book offers a definitive account of Calhoun, and will appeal to anyone interested in early American history.
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Let the Lord Sort Them: The Rise and Fall of the Death Penalty

A readable, well-documented legal history that will appeal to a broad audience.

Catching the Wind: Edward Kennedy and the Liberal Hour, 1932-1975

While this is primarily a political biography, the book contains plenty of personal material about the Kennedy family to satisfy all levels of readers. An important contribution on this family dynasty.
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Leonard Cohen, Untold Stories: The Early Years

This book offers a seductive blend of sometimes contradictory insights into Cohen but will be sought after only by his most devoted fans.

If Then: How Simulmatics Corporation Invented the Future

Scholars of American history and technology will appreciate the extensive research that went into this book, while general readers will be swept up by the novelistic scope of the story.
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