Thomas Karel

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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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How To Read the Constitution and Why

People of all political persuasions will benefit from this book, especially with a battle looming between Congress and the president in the coming months. [See Prepub Alert, 11/5/18.]
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Deep Conviction: True Stories of Ordinary Americans Fighting for the Freedom To Live Their Beliefs

Readers interested in religious liberty will find this work to be an accessible exploration of a much-disputed area of constitutional law.

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Becoming George Orwell: Life and Letters, Legend and Legacy

Anyone with an interest in Orwell will appreciate Rodden's insights and reflections. Young scholars will do well to heed his suggestion for further research on Orwell's connections to Asia.

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