Thomas A. Karel

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The Moderate Imagination: The Political Thought of John Updike and the Decline of New Deal Liberalism

Fans of Updike will learn a lot from this book, which will also appeal to students of postwar American political history.
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The Presidents vs. the Press: The Endless Battle Between the White House and the Media—from the Founding Fathers to Fake News

This is a lively and informative work that will appeal to anyone interested in American history, politics, and journalism.
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The Man Who Ran Washington: The Life and Times of James A. Baker III

Indispensable reading for anyone interested in late 20th-century U.S. politics.
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Burning Down the House: Newt Gingrich, the Fall of a Speaker, and the Rise of the New Republican Party

Zelizer’s accessible study of political behavior and leadership directly relates to today’s tumultuous political scene. Anyone interested in American politics will devour this book.
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Supreme Ambition: Brett Kavanaugh and the Conservative Takeover

An essential book for followers of the Supreme Court and anyone interested in American politics during the Trump years.
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The Scientist and the Spy: A True Story of China, the FBI, and Industrial Espionage

This engaging book has something for everyone; it can be read as a spy thriller, an examination of U.S.-China relations, or a case study of agricultural espionage.
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To Build a Better World: Choices To End the Cold War and Create a Global Commonwealth

While scholarly, this work is written with a light touch and tells compelling stories about choices made by a number of countries and their leaders. It will appeal both to scholars of international politics and informed readers.

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I’d Fight the World: A Political History of Old-Time, Hillbilly, and Country Music

This book will surprise those who have preconceived notions about country music and Southern politicians, and their longstanding connection.

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Survive and Resist: The Definitive Guide to Dystopian Politics

This book will have broad appeal to readers who appreciate the intersections of pop culture and politics and is a worthy complement to Barbara Brodman and James E. Doan’s Utopia and Dystopia in the Age of Trump.

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