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Other  Books  on  Political  Science
( 1966 to 2002 )

Culture & Society book by Raymond Williams  
"Culture and Society, 1780-1950" [1966]
by Raymond Williams

Columbia Univ Press 8¼x5½ pb [4/83] for $30.50
Politics of War book by Walter Karp   "The Politics of War: The Story of Two Wars Which Altered Forever The Political Life of The American Republic, 1890-1920" [1979] by Walter Karp
Moyer Bell Ltd. 8¼x5¼ pb [11/2003] for $11.86
Harper & Row hardcover [1/79] out of print/used
Strong Democracy book by Benjamin R. Barber  "Strong Democracy: Participatory Politics For A New Age" [1984]
by Benjamin R. Barber

Univ CA Press 9x6 pb [2/2004] for $11.53
Univ CA Press hardcover [6/84] out of print/used
Triumph of Politics book by David Stockman  "The Triumph of Politics: Why The Reagan Revolution Failed" [1986]
by David A. Stockman

"No other book comes {as} close to understanding America's domestic
political process." — J. Roberts (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

Kindle Edition from PublicAffairs [3/2013] for $11.39
PublicAffairs 9x6 pb [3/2013] for $14.37
Avon mass pb [1/87] out of print/many used
HarperCollins hardcover [5/86] out of print/many used
Sept 2003 Slate article by Timothy Noah

Washington Power Game book by Hedrick Smith  "The Power Game: How Washington Works" [1988]
by journalist Hedrick Smith

Ballantine 8¼x5½ pb [9/96] for $11.53
Random House hardcover [2/88] out of print/used
Why Americans Still Don't Vote book by Frances Fox Piven & Richard A. Cloward   "Why Americans Still Don't Vote: And Why Politicians Want It That Way" [1988]
by Frances Fox Piven & Richard A. Cloward

Beacon Press pb [rev 9/2000] for $12.60
Democracy Theory & Practice book by John Arthur  "Democracy: Theory and Practice" [1992]
by John Arthur

Wadsworth 9¼x7½ pb [1/92] out of print/used at Amazon
Tainted Truth / Media Manipulation In America book by Cynthia Crossen  "Tainted Truth: The Manipulation of Fact In America" [1994]
by Cynthia Crossen

Touchstone 8½x5½ pb [1/96] for $18.95
Simon & Schuster 9¾x6½ hardcover [6/94] out of print/80+ used
Criminal Justice? book edited by Robert James Bidinotto  "Criminal Justice?: The Legal System Versus Individual Responsibility"
[14 essays; 1995] Edited by Robert James Bidinotto

Fndtn for Economic Educ'n pb [6/95] out of print/used
Fndtn for Economic Educ'n hardcover [6/95] out of print/used
Death of Common Sense book by Philip K. Howard  "The Death of Common Sense: How Law Is Suffocating America" [1995]
by Philip K. Howard
{chairman of Common Good}
Warner 8x5¼ pb [3/96] for $11.16
Random House hardcover [1/95] out of print/used
Publishing Mills audio [6/96] out of stock/used
Populist Persuasion book by Michael Kazin  "The Populist Persuasion: An American History" [1995]
by Michael Kazin

Cornell Univ Press 9½x6 pb [10/98] for $19.95
Basic Books 9¾x6½ hardcover [2/95] out of print/used
author homepage
Common Sense Government book by Al Gore, Jr.  "Common Sense Government: Works Better & Costs Less" [1995]
by Al Gore, Jr.

Univ Press of the Pacific 11x8¼ pb [5/2005] for $29.50
Random House 8x6 pb [10/95] for $19.00
Up From Conservatism book by Michael Lind  "Up From Conservatism: Why The Right Is Wrong For America" [1996]
by Michael Lind

Free Press 8x6 pb [7/97] for $13.00
Free Press 10x6½ hardcover [7/96] out of print/used
Death & Rebirth of American Radicalism book by Stanley Aronowitz  "The Death & Rebirth of American Radicalism" [1996]
by Stanley Aronowitz

Routledge 9x6 pb [12/96] for $26.95
Routledge 9½x6¼ hardcover [12/96] for $96.99 [!]
Economic Theory of Democracy book by Anthony Downs  "An Economic Theory of Democracy" [1997]
by Anthony Downs

Addison Wesley 8x5½ pb [1/97] for $60.60
Achieving Our Country  "Achieving Our Country: Leftist Thought In Twentieth-Century America" [1998] by Richard Rorty [1931-2007]
Rorty holds that the Critical Left offers few solutions, while the Progressive Left is committed to ongoing pragmatic achievement.
Harvard Univ Press 8¼x5¾ pb [9/99] for $10.17
Harvard Univ Press 8¾x6 hardcover [4/98] for $25.00
book entry at Wikipedia

Wave Principle book by Robert R. Prechter, Jr.  "The Wave Principle of Human Social Behavior & The New Science of Socionomics" [1999] by Robert R. Prechter, Jr.
New Classics Library hardcover [6/2002] for $27.30
New Classics Library 9¾x6½ hardcover [3/99] for $40.99
Electoral College Primer book by Lawrence D. Longley & Neal R. Peirce  "The Electoral College Primer 2000" [1999]
by Lawrence D. Longley & Neal R. Peirce

Yale Univ Press 8¼x5½ pb [9/99] for $18.00
Yale Univ Press 8½x5¾ hardcover [10/99] out of print/used
If The Gods Had Meant Us To Vote book by Jim Hightower  "If The Gods Had Meant Us To Vote, They Would Have Given Us Candidates" [2000] by Jim Hightower
Harper 8x5¼ pb [2/2001] for $11.20
HarperCollins hardcover [3/2000] out of print/used
author website
While America Sleeps book by Donald & Frederick W. Kagan  "While America Sleeps: Self-Delusion, Military Weakness & The Threat To Peace" [2000] by historians Donald & Frederick W. Kagan
Griffin 9¼x6 pb [11/2001] for $12.57
St. Martin 9¼x6¼ hardcover [9/2000] out of print/used
Empire book Michael Hardt & Antonio Negri  "Empire" [2000] by Michael Hardt & Antonio Negri
"an unabashedly utopian work of political philosophy"
Harvard Univ Press 9¼x6¼ pb [7/2001] for $17.95
Harvard Univ Press 9½x6½ hardcover [3/2000] for $45.00
also see their subsequent book "Multitude" [2004] {prior page}
"Empire's New Clothes: Reading Hardt & Negri" [2003]
Edited by Paul A. Passavant & Jodi Dean

Routledge 9x6¼ pb [11/2003] for $14.93
Routledge 9¼x6¼ hardcover [11/2003] for $104.95 [sic]

Private Plunder of Our Common Wealth book by David Bollier  "Silent Theft: The Private Plunder of Our Common Wealth" [2001]
by David Bollier

"A tour de force narrative that draws the reader into high alert...."
— activist Ralph Nader

Routledge 9x6 pb [6/2003] for $12.57
Routledge 9¼x6.3 hardcover [3/2002] for $18.20

Betrayal of America book by Vincent Bugliosi   "The Betrayal of America: How The Supreme Court Undermined The Constitution & Chose Our President" [2001] by Vincent Bugliosi
Thunder's Mouth Press 7½x5 pb [5/2001] for $9.95
Supreme Injustice / Hijacked Election 2000 book by Alan M. Dershowitz   "Supreme Injustice: How The High Court Hijacked Election 2000" [2001]
by Alan M. Dershowitz

Oxford Univ Press pb [10/2002] for $10.47
Oxford Univ Press 9½x6.4 hardcover [6/2001] for $17.50
Conscience of A Liberal book by Sen. Paul Wellstone  "The Conscience of A Liberal: Reclaiming The Compassionate Agenda" [2001]
by Sen. Paul Wellstone [1944-2002]

Univ of MN Press 8½x5½ pb [10/2002] for $12.57
Random House 8½x5¾ hardcover [5/2001] for $16.77
Who Rules America? book by G. William Domhoff  "Who Rules America?: Power & Politics" [2001]
by G. William Domhoff

McGraw-Hill 8¾x6 pb [6/2001] for $37.65
Too Close To Call / the 2000 Election book by Jeffrey Toobin  "Too Close To Call: The Thirty-Six-Day Battle To Decide The 2000 Election"
[2001] by Jeffrey Toobin

Random House pb [10/2002] for $10.47
Random House 9½x6.4 hardcover [10/2001] for $18.17
Stupid White Men book by Michael Moore  "Stupid White Men . . . and Other Sorry Excuses For The State of The Nation!"
[2002] by gadfly filmmaker Michael Moore

largest selling non-fiction book in America for 2002
Regan Books 8x5¼ pb [5/2004] for $11.86
Regan Books 9x5¾ hardcover [2/2002] for $14.97
Blinded by the Right book by David Brock   "Blinded By The Right: The Conscience of An Ex-Conservative" [2002]
by David Brock

The author participated in the very real 'vast right-wing conspiracy' that sought to bring down the Clinton presidency; this book sets the record straight with much documentary evidence.
Crown 9½x6½ hardcover [3/2002] for $18.17
Crown Adobe Reader ebook [4/2002] for $20.00
Crown M/S Reader ebook [4/2002] for $20.00
Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace book by Gore Vidal  
"Perpetual War For Perpetual Peace: How We Got To Be So Hated" [2002]
by Gore Vidal [1925-2012]

Thunder's Mouth Press 7.6x5 pb [3/2002] for $8.00
Silent Takeover / Death of Democracy book by Noreena Hertz  "The Silent Takeover: Global Capitalism & The Death of Democracy" [2002]
by Noreena Hertz

"One of the best books of the year" — The Sunday Times of London
HarperBusiness 8x5.3 pb [9/2003] for $10.47
Free Press 9½x6¼ hardcover [6/2002] for $17.50
Vanishing Voter book by Thomas E. Patterson  "The Vanishing Voter: Public Involvement In An Age Of Uncertainty" [2002]
by Thomas E. Patterson

Knopf 9½x6½ hardcover [9/2002] for $17.50
Why the Left Hates America book by Daniel J. Flynn  "Why The Left Hates America: Exposing The Lies That Have Obscured Our Nation's Greatness" [2002] by Daniel J. Flynn
Unsupported blather from an angry fascist-racist-sexist
right-wing Republican — do not buy this book!
Where Have All the Voters Gone? book by Martin P. Wattenberg  "Where Have All The Voters Gone?" [2002]
by Martin P. Wattenberg

Harvard Univ Press 8.4x5½ pb [11/2002] for $18.95
Harvard Univ Press 8½x5¾ hardcover [11/2002] for $39.95
Our Media, Not Theirs book by Robert W. McChesney & John Nichols  "Our Media, Not Theirs: The Democratic Struggle Against Corporate Media" [2002] by Robert W. McChesney & John Nichols
Seven Stories Press 7x5 pb [12/2002] for $9.95
{an expansion of pamphlet "It's The Media, Stupid"}
SSP/Open Media 6¾x3¼ pamphlet [6/2000] out of print/used
Democracy Owners' Manual book by Jim Shultz  "The Democracy Owners' Manual: A Practical Guide To Changing The World" [2002] by Jim Shultz
Rutgers Univ Press 9x6 pb [2/2002] for $22.95
Rutgers Univ Press 9¼x6¼ hardcover [2/2002] for $59.00
The Battle Over Gun Control book by Peter Harry Brown & Daniel G. Abel  "Outgunned: Up Against The N.R.A. – The First Complete Insider Account of The Battle Over Gun Control" [2002]
by Peter Harry Brown & Daniel G. Abel

Free Press hardcover [12/2002] for $18.20

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Classic  Books  on  Political  Science
{ 1690 to 1999 }

Treatises of Government by John Locke  "Locke: Two Treatises of Government" [1690 classic]
by John Locke [1632-1704], Edited by Mark Goldie [1991]

Tuttle/Everyman 7¾x5 pb [9/91] for $8.95
Kessinger/Everyman 11x8¼ pb [6/2004] for $10.95
Edited by Peter Laslett [1960]
Cambridge Univ Press 8½x5½ pb [10/88] for $11.00
Cambridge Univ 8¾x6 hardcover [12/67] for $110.00 {sic}

On Liberty classic book by John Stuart Mill  "On Liberty" [1859 classic] by John Stuart Mill [1806-73]
Penguin 7¾x5 pb [2/75] for $9.95
Digireads 9x6 pb [1/2005] for $4.99
BN Publng audio CD [10/2005] for $19.99
Edition by David Bromwich & George Kateb [2003]
Yale Univ Press 8¼x5½ pb [1/2003] for $12.95
Yale Univ Press 11x6½ hardcover [1/2003] for $27.50

History of Liberty / History of Freedom essays by Lord Acton   "Essays In The History of Liberty" [1877]
by Lord Acton, Edited by J. Rufus Fears

Liberty Fund 8¾x6 pb [9/85] for $13.78
Liberty Fund 9¼x6¼ hardcover [9/85] for $22.80
"The History of Freedom and Other Essays" [1907] by Lord Acton
Obscure Press 8½x5½ pb [2/2006] for $34.95
Cosimo Classics 7¾x5 pb [8/2005] for $27.95
Ayer Co. Publng hardcover [orig 1907] for $31.95
John Emerich Edward Dalberg, Lord Acton [1834-1902]
Wikipedia entryActon Institute [est. 1990]

Democracy & Education classic book by John Dewey   "Democracy and Education" [1916 classic] by John Dewey [1859-1952]
For Dewey, democracy and education were both the means and end for the building of a good and just progressive society.
Digireads 9x6 pb [1/2005] for $9.49
Dover 8½x5½ pb [4/2004] for $10.36
Free Press 8¼x5½ pb [2/97] for $16.95
Later Than You Think book by Max Lerner  "It Is Later Than You Think: The Need For A Militant Democracy"
[orig 1938, revised 1943] by Max Lerner [1902-1992]

Transaction Publrs hardcover [1/89] for $39.95
Ideas Are Weapons book by Max Lerner  "Ideas Are Weapons: The History & Uses of Ideas" [1939 classic]
by Max Lerner [1902-1992]

Transaction Publrs 9¼x6¼ pb [1/91] for $34.95
Reveille for Radicals classic book by Saul Alinsky   "Reveille For Radicals" [1946 classic; revised 1969]
by Saul D. Alinsky [1909-72]

Kindle Edition from Vintage/Random House [8/2010] for $9.97
Vintage Books 8¼x5¼ pb [10/89] for $13.60
Vintage Books mass pb [1969] out of print/used
Univ Chicago Press 9x6½ hardcover [1946] out of print/used
American Political Tradition classic book by Richard Hofstadter  "The American Political Tradition & The Men Who Made It"
[Knopf 1948 classic] by Richard Hofstadter [1916-70]

Vintage 8¼x5¼ pb [4/89] for $9.72
A.C.L.S. 9x6 hardcover [12/99] for $45.00
2006 Hofstadter bio by David S. Brown
Hofstadter entry at Wikipedia
Origins of Totalitarianism classic book by Hannah Arendt  "The Origins of Totalitarianism" [1951 classic, rev 1973]
by Hannah Arendt [1906-75]

"Generally regarded as the definitive work on totalitarianism."
Harvest Books 8x5½ pb [3/73] for $12.35
Schocken 9½x6½ hardcover [4/2004] for $22.05
book entry at Wikipedia
Genius of American Politics classic book by Daniel Boorstin  "The Genius of American Politics" [1953 classic]
by Daniel J. Boorstin

Univ of Chicago Press 8x5.3 pb [6/53] for $19.00
Univ of Chicago press hardcover [6/53] out of print/used
Conservative Mind classic book by Russell Kirk   "The Conservative Mind: From Burke To Eliot" [orig 1953, rev 1986]
by Russell Kirk [1918-94]

Regnery 9x6 7th edition pb [11/2001] for $12.97
Regnery 9¼x6½ 7th edition hardcover [9/86] out of print/used
Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal
Liberal Tradition In America classic book by Louis Hartz  "Liberal Tradition In America: An Interpretation of American Political Thought Since The Revolution" [1955 classic] by Louis Hartz
Harcourt 8x5¼ pb [5/91] for $10.40
Man, The State & War  "Man, The State, and War: A Theoretical Analysis" [1959 classic]
by Kenneth N. Waltz

Columbia Univ Press 8x5¼ pb [4/2001] for $26.00
The Image classic book by Daniel Boorstin   "The Image: A Guide To Pseudo-Events In America" [1962 classic]
by Daniel J. Boorstin

Vintage 8x5¼ pb [9/92] for $10.47
Vintage pb [11/71] out of print/many used
Peter Smith Publng hardcover [12/84] out of print/used
Blackstone audio [8/97] 7 tapes for $49.95
On Revolution classic book by Hannah Arendt   "On Revolution" [1963] by Hannah Arendt [1906-75]
Penguin Classics pb [9/2006] for $10.40
Penguin Classics 7¾x5 pb [2/91] for $10.40
Greenwood Press 8¾x5¾ hardcover [10/82] for $94.94 [sic]

Amitai Etzioni portrait  "The Active Society: A Theory of Societal & Political Processes" [1968 classic]
by Amitai Etzioni

"The modern sociological classic that Etzioni considers his most important sociological work extends the analysis of effective government to the broader theoretical question of how and under what circumstances society can transform itself. In this context, [it] examines the respective roles of societal knowledge, strategy and decision making, consensus building, mobili-zation, coalition building, and basic human needs . . . [weaving] together rich and complex social theory . . . with the more universally accessible message that the people’s lives could be much improved by the systematic application of sociological theory and method to deliberate societal change."  — Richard M. Coughlin, University of New Mexico
Free Press hardcover [3/68] out of print/used
Free Press pb [3/71] out of print/used

Creation of the American Republic book by Gordon S. Wood  "The Creation of The American Republic, 1776-1787" [1969]
by Gordon S. Wood

"One of the half dozen most important books ever written about the American Revolution." — The New York Times Book Review
Univ NC Press 9x6 pb [4/98] for $19.95
Univ NC Press 9½x6½ hardcover [4/98] for $55.00
Rules for Radicals classic book by Saul Alinsky   "Rules For Radicals: A Pragmatic Primer For Realistic Radicals" [1971 classic]
by Saul D. Alinsky [1909-72]

Kindle Edition from Vintage/Random House [6/2010] for $8.02
Vintage 8x5 pb [10/89] for $8.44
Random House hardcover [5/71] out of print/used
Impeachment Handbook classic book by Charles L. Black, Jr.  "Impeachment: A Handbook" [1974 classic] by Charles L. Black, Jr. [1915-2001]
Foreward by Akhil Reed Amar of Yale

Yale Univ Press 8¼x5¼ hardcover [10/98] for $27.00
Yale Univ Press 8x5 pb [10/98] for $11.95
Conservative Intellectual Movement classic book by George H. Nash  "The Conservative Intellectual Movement In America Since 1945" [1976 classic]
by George H. Nash

I.S.I. 9x6 pb [4/98] for $22.05
I.S.I. hardcover [12/96] for $15.72
publisher Intercollegiate Studies Institute [est. 1953]
Populist Moment / Agrarian Revolt In America book by Lawrence Goodwyn  "The Populist Moment: A Short History of The Agrarian Revolt In America"
[1978 abridged version of 'Democratic Promise']

Oxford Univ Press 8x5¼ pb [10/78] for $17.95
Oxford Univ Press 8½x6 hardcover [10/78] out of print/used
"Democratic Promise: The Populist Moment In America" [1976 classic]
by Lawrence Goodwyn

Oxford Univ Press 9½x6½ hardcover [6/76] out of print/rare
Theory of International Politics classic book by Kenneth N. Waltz  
"Theory of International Politics" [1979 classic]
by Kenneth N. Waltz

McGraw-Hill 9¼x6½ pb [1/79] for $79.06
Virtue of Civility essays book by Edward Albert Shils   "The Virtue of Civility: Selected Essays On Liberalism, Tradition & Civil Society"
[1997] by Edward Albert Shils, edited by Steven Grosby

recommended by Tony Hillerman
Liberty Fund 9¼x6¼ pb [7/97] for $11.99
Liberty Fund 9¾x6½ hardcover [7/97] for $19.99
Collapse of Complex Societies book by Joseph Tainter  "The Collapse of Complex Societies" [1988]
by Joseph Tainter

Cambridge Univ Press 9¾x7 pb [3/90] for $29.59
Cambridge Univ Press hardcover [5/88] out of print/rare
Post-Capitalist Society book by Peter Drucker   "Post-Capitalist Society" [1993 bestseller]
by Peter F. Drucker [1909-2005]

Collins 8x5¼ pb [4/94] for $11.70
HarperCollins 9½x5½ hardcover [4/93] out of print/used
People's History of The United States classic book by Howard Zinn  "A People's History of The United States: 1492 - Present" [1999]
by Howard Zinn

Perennial Classics 8x5¼ pb [4/2003] for $13.26
HarperCollins 9½x6½ hardcover [rev 2/2003] for $24.45
"A People's History of the United States CD: Highlights From The 20th Century", narrated by Matt Damon
HarperAudio audio CD [2/2003] for $20.37
HarperAudio ABR audio [12/99] for $17.65
Constitution & Fascinating Facts book by Terry L. Jordan  
"The U.S. Constitution: And Fascinating Facts About It" [1999]
by Terry L. Jordan

Oak Hill 6¼x3.4 pamphlet [5/99] for $4.94



Political  Science  Documentary  Films

Understanding Government DVD boxed set  
"Understanding Government Boxed Set: Executive Branch, Legislative Branch, Judicial Branch" [2000]
Goldhil color DVD [10/2000] 3 disks - out of prodn/used
The Corporation documentary film directed by Jennifer Abbott & Mark Achbar  "The Corporation" [docu feature Jan 2004]
Co-directed by Jennifer Abbott & Mark Achbar; co-written by Harold Crooks from Joel Bakan's book; interviewees include Noam Chomsky, Peter Drucker, Milton Freidman, Ray Anderson & Michael Moore
Zeitgeist color DVD [4/2005] 2 disks for $20.99
official movie websitefull credits from IMDb
The Corporation book by Joel Bakan   "The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit & Power" [2004]
by Joel Bakan

Free Press 8½x5½ pb [3/2005] for $9.87
Free Press 9¼x6¼ hardcover [3/2004] out of print/used
Power of Nightmares documentary film directed by Adam Curtis  "The Power of Nightmares: The Rise of The Politics of Fear"
[BBC2 documentary Aug 2004] Written & directed by Adam Curtis

BN Publng CD-ROM [9/2005] for $19.99
BN Publng video CD-ROM [11/2005] for $19.95
feature DVD [11/2005] for $39.99
full credits at IMDbB.B.C. News webpage



Magazines

Progressive Magazine  "The Progressive" Magazine [est. 1909]
The mission of The Progressive is to be a journalistic voice for peace and social justice at home and abroad. The magazine, its affiliates, and its staff steadfastly oppose militarism, the concentration of power in corporate hands, the disen-franchisement of the citizenry, poverty, and prejudice in all its guises. We champion peace, social and economic justice, civil rights, civil liberties, human rights, a preserved environment, and a reinvigorated democracy.
subscribe at Amazon: 12/issues/year for $36.00
Foreign Affairs Magazine [est. 1922] subscription  
Foreign Affairs Magazine [est. 1922]
subscribe at Amazon: 6 issues/year for $44.00
magazine websiteentry at Wikipedia

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