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Nixon and Kissinger - Partners in Power (Paperback): Robert Dallek Nixon and Kissinger - Partners in Power (Paperback)
Robert Dallek
R497 R466 Discovery Miles 4 660 Save R31 (6%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Working side by side in the White House, Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger were two of the most compelling, contradictory, and powerful figures in America in the second half of the twentieth century. While their personalities could hardly have seemed more different, both were largely self-made men, brimming with ambition, driven by their own inner demons, and often ruthless in pursuit of their goals.

Tapping into a wealth of recently declassified archives, Robert Dallek uncovers fascinating details about Nixon and Kissinger's tumultuous personal relationship and brilliantly analyzes their shared roles in monumental historical events--including the nightmare of Vietnam, the unprecedented opening to China, detente with the Soviet Union, the Yom Kippur War in the Middle East, the disastrous overthrow of Allende in Chile, and the scandal of Watergate.

Welcome to Bloody Difficult Britain - A Self-Help Guide to Surviving the Uk's Identity Crisis, Divorce From the Eu, and... Welcome to Bloody Difficult Britain - A Self-Help Guide to Surviving the Uk's Identity Crisis, Divorce From the Eu, and Westminster's Total Political Breakdown (Paperback)
Steven S. Stevens
R223 R165 Discovery Miles 1 650 Save R58 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

We have never had it so bloody difficult! The pound crashing at every turn, austerity measures bringing the NHS and the education system to its knees? Hard Brexit, soft Brexit, fried Brexit on toast? Crazy coalitions and divisive devolution. What next - a plague of locusts?

Unpack your political troubles from your old kit bag with the help of this mindful guide to surviving in these tumultuous times. Learn to embrace new relationships and say goodbye to old alliances, be strong and stable as you navigate the difficult political terrain. And remember to smile, smile, smile (even if your face is aching and you want to move to New Zealand).

From the author/illustrator team that brought you The Brexshit Book and What the Trump?!, Bloody Difficult Britain will refresh the parts other political satire books cannot reach.

Introducing a whole new cast of characters to help us tiptoe through the political minefield:

Theresa Meh: Like Theresa, take a more carefree approach to serious issues such as a crumbling NHS and a nation sick of cuts and austerity.

Jeremy H. Corbyn: Have belief! Crucified by the media and given up for dead by the pollsters, JC has shown us that it is possible to rise and rise again.

David 'Dickie' Davis: The minister responsible for negotiating our exit from the EU and former presenter of ITV's World of Sport knows a thing or two about two men in a room thrashing it out - remember Big Daddy and Giant Haystacks?

Jean-Claude 'Van' Junker: be tough like the Muscles in Brussels.

And learn to laugh again with BoJo the Clown.

Everything is Personal - Notes on Now (Paperback): Laurie Stone Everything is Personal - Notes on Now (Paperback)
Laurie Stone
R414 R334 Discovery Miles 3 340 Save R80 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Ek Is Liza Smit (Afrikaans, Paperback): Liza Smit, Raquel Lewis Ek Is Liza Smit (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Liza Smit, Raquel Lewis
R240 R191 Discovery Miles 1 910 Save R49 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Springs, 1977. Robert en Jeanne Smit word wreed om die lewe gebring in wat die WVK later as 'n politiese gemotiveerde moord sou beskryf. Dekades daarna gons dit oor wie presies vir die grudaad verantwoordelik was. Daar is rookskerms en ontkenning, verduistering en misleidings, en bespiegelings en teorieŽ oor presies wie die aanvanklike opdrag gegee het.

En iewers in die politieke kookpot prut stories van 'n dapper dertienjarige dogter Liza Smit. Nadat haar ouers uit haar lewe geruk is, sou niks ooit weer dieselfde wees nie. Toe sy hoor dat die WVK die saak wil ontrafel, begin sy en die ondersoekende joernalis Alet van Rensburg die saak navors. Saam-saam durf die twee, met enorme deursettingsvermoŽ, vasberadenheid en 'n porsie domastrantheid die taak aan : om die waarheid te ontbloot oor die dood van Liza se ouers.

Liza se verhaal word afgewissel met uittreksels uit die oorspronklike veslag wat sy aan die ongure onderwÍreld van die destydse Suid- Afrika vol korrupte politici, taakmagte en internasionale intriges. Dis ook die storie van 'n lewe wat afspeel teen hierdie agtergrond, en hoe een indrukwekkende vrou haarself uit haar persoonlike hel reg.

The Land of Flickering Lights - Restoring America in an Age of Broken Politics (Paperback): Michael Bennet The Land of Flickering Lights - Restoring America in an Age of Broken Politics (Paperback)
Michael Bennet
R408 R334 Discovery Miles 3 340 Save R74 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

We had become the land of flickering lights, in which the standard of success was not what we were doing for the next generation of Americans, or to enhance our role in the world, but instead whether we had kept government open for another few minutes."-Michael Bennet From Colorado Senator Michael Bennet, a powerful up-to-the-minute book that lifts the veil on the dysfunctional inner workings of the U.S. Senate through five critically important case studies out of today's headlines and offers strong suggestions for ending our hyper-partisan politics The Land of Flickering Lights is a unique contribution to American political writing at this or any other time. Senator Michael Bennet lifts a veil on the inner workings of Congress to reveal, in his words, "through a series of actual stories-about the people, the politics, the motives, the money, the hypocrisy, the stakes, the outcome-the pathological culture of the capital and the consequences for us all." Bennet unfolds the dramatic backstory behind five episodes crucial to the well-being of all Americans. Each of them exemplifies the hyper-partisan politics that have upended our democracy: The highly politicized confirmation battles over judicial nominations at all levels-epitomized by ugly and unprincipled fights over seats on the Supreme Court; The passage of the Trump tax law, which massively increased our national debt and widened economic inequality across the country; The shredding of the Iran nuclear deal, which undermined our national security, caused friends and foes alike to doubt America's word, and made a mockery of the longstanding bipartisan tradition in foreign policy; The pervasive corruption unleashed by "dark money" in policies and how big donors have been able to stymie urgent action on climate change and many other issues; The sabotage by a congressional minority of the "Gang of Eight's" bi-partisan deal to reform America's immigration policies, a deal that would have comprehensively addressed the immigration issues that bedevil us to this day. With frankness and refreshing candor, and in elegant prose, Bennet pulls the machinations behind these episodes into full public view, shedding vital new light on our political dysfunction today. Arguing that each of us has a duty to act as a founder, he will inspire Americans of all political persuasions to demand that the "winners" of our political battles be all the American people, nor one party or the other.

American Politics For Dummies - UK (Paperback, UK Edition): Matthew Alan Hill American Politics For Dummies - UK (Paperback, UK Edition)
Matthew Alan Hill
R500 R366 Discovery Miles 3 660 Save R134 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The simplest way to get to grips with the American political system American Politics For Dummies is an engaging and accessible guide to the inner workings of the U.S. government, cutting through the political jargon, to give you the facts. The book begins with the basics, including government structure and processes, and later covers current events that make the news. The world of American politics can be bewildering to anyone not born and bred in the U.S.A. This plain-English guide is perfect whether you are a student or simply fascinated by the world's most powerful democracy. From the electoral process to 'special relationships', you discover all you need to know with American Politics For Dummies. * The birth of America -- find out about the emergence of the US, from the ideas upon which America was founded to the creation of the US Constitution * Go government -- understand the powers of the President, how Congress operates, the function of the Supreme Court and how US laws are created and passed * Party on -- discover the ins and outs of elections and political parties, f rom the electoral process and the two-party system to the voting behaviour amongst Americans * One nation, many identities -- get to understand the workings of a truly multicultural society * All the world's a stage -- grasp the grand strategy of the US to understand why the nation acts as it does in international politics 2014 kicks off the latest round of U.S. Congressional election and marks the beginning the 2016 Presidential election cycle. There will be headlines, there will be debate and there will be news. If you're looking to keep up and understand it all, American Politics For Dummies is a great place to start.

How Ronald Reagan Changed My Life (Paperback): Peter Robinson How Ronald Reagan Changed My Life (Paperback)
Peter Robinson
R384 R360 Discovery Miles 3 600 Save R24 (6%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

As a young speechwriter in the Reagan White House, Peter Robinson was responsible for the celebrated "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall" speech. He was also one of a core group of writers who became informal experts on Reagan -- watching his every move, absorbing not just his political positions, but his personality, manner, and the way he carried himself. In How Ronald Reagan Changed My Life, Robinson draws on journal entries from his days at the White House, as well as interviews with those who knew the president best, to reveal ten life lessons he learned from the fortieth president -- a great yet ordinary man who touched the individuals around him as surely as he did his millions of admirers around the world.

Aiming for an A in A-level Politics (Paperback): Sarra Jenkins Aiming for an A in A-level Politics (Paperback)
Sarra Jenkins
R327 R308 Discovery Miles 3 080 Save R19 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Exam Board: AQA, Edexcel, WJEC/Eduqas Level: A-level Subject: Politics First teaching: September 2017 First exams: Summer 2019 Master the skills you need to set yourself apart and hit the highest grades; this year-round course companion develops the higher-order thinking skills that top-achieving students possess, providing step-by-step guidance, examples and tips for getting an A grade. Written by experienced author and teacher Sarra Jenkins, Aiming for an A in A-level Politics: Helps you develop the 'A grade skills' of analysis, evaluation, creation and application Takes you step by step through specific skills you need to master in A-level Politics, so you can apply these skills and approach each exam question as an A/A* candidate Clearly shows how to move up the grades with sample responses annotated to highlight the key features of A/A* answers Helps you practise to achieve the levels expected of top-performing students, using in-class or homework activities and further reading tasks that stretch towards university-level study Perfects exam technique through practical tips and examples of common pitfalls to avoid Cultivates effective revision habits for success, with tips and strategies for producing and using revision resources Supports the major exam boards, outlining the Assessment Objectives for reaching the higher levels under the AQA, Edexcel and WJEC/Eduqas specifications.

The New Few - Or a Very British Oligarchy (Paperback): Ferdinand Mount The New Few - Or a Very British Oligarchy (Paperback)
Ferdinand Mount 1
R254 R170 Discovery Miles 1 700 Save R84 (33%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This was supposed to be the era when democracy came into its own, but instead power and wealth in Britain have slowly been consolidated the hands of a small elite, while the rest of the country struggles financially and switches off politically. We are now ruled by a gang of fat-cats with fingers in every pie who squabble for power among themselves while growing richer. Bored with watching corrupt politicians jockeying for power, ordinary Britons are feeling disconnected from politics and increasingly cynical about the back-scratching relationship between politicians and big business. The New Fewshows us what has led to this point, and asks the critical questions: whyhas Britain become a more unequal society over the past thirty years? Whyhave the banks been bailed out with taxpayers' money, while bankers are still receiving huge bonuses? Why have those responsible not been held accountable for the financial crash? Why has power in Britain become so concentrated in the hands of corrupt politicians who have been exposed cheating their constituents in the expenses scandal? Despite this bleak diagnosis, there are solutions to the rise of the new ruling class in the modern West. The New Few sets out some of the ways in which we can restore our democracy, bringing back real accountability to British business and fairness to our society.

Retooling Politics - How Digital Media Are Shaping Democracy (Hardcover): Andreas Jungherr, Gonzalo Rivero, Daniel Gayo-Avello Retooling Politics - How Digital Media Are Shaping Democracy (Hardcover)
Andreas Jungherr, Gonzalo Rivero, Daniel Gayo-Avello
R748 Discovery Miles 7 480 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Donald Trump, the Arab Spring, Brexit: digital media have provided political actors and citizens with new tools to engage in politics. These tools are now routinely used by activists, candidates, non-governmental organizations, and parties to inform, mobilize, and persuade people. But what are the effects of this retooling of politics? Do digital media empower the powerless or are they breaking democracy? Have these new tools and practices fundamentally changed politics or is their impact just a matter of degree? This clear-eyed guide steps back from hyperbolic hopes and fears to offer a balanced account of what aspects of politics are being shaped by digital media and what remains unchanged. The authors discuss data-driven politics, the flow and reach of political information, the effects of communication interventions through digital tools, their use by citizens in coordinating political action, and what their impact is on political organizations and on democracy at large.

Missing Persians - Discovering Voices in Iranian Cultural History (Paperback, 1st ed): Nasrin Rahimieh Missing Persians - Discovering Voices in Iranian Cultural History (Paperback, 1st ed)
Nasrin Rahimieh
R533 Discovery Miles 5 330 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This work serves to articulate the disparate, dispersed, and displaced narratives of five Persian subjects. Its complex arguments show five figures' links to a stable Persian identity - complicated by their experiences of travel, exile, conversion, and social change.

Learning Lessons From Waco - When Parties Bring Their Gods to the Negotiation Table (Paperback, lst ed): Jayne Seminare Docherty Learning Lessons From Waco - When Parties Bring Their Gods to the Negotiation Table (Paperback, lst ed)
Jayne Seminare Docherty
R672 Discovery Miles 6 720 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This intensive case study derives lessons for negotiation theory, research, and practice from the Waco disaster. The siege at Waco simply refuses to disappear. Recently uncovered evidence, an ongoing civil suit, and the Danforth investigation fuel public interest and controversy. Heated debates about ""what really happened in Waco"" are a recurring public drama. Yet, little or no attention has been given to the work of the negotiator who talked with the Branch Davidians. This important book utilizes largely unexplored sources of data to explain why fifty-one days of negotiations by federal officials failed to get Branch Davidians to exit the compound, as desired. Learning Lessons from Waco applies a theory of worldview conflict to the more than 12,000 pages of negotiation transcripts from Waco. Through perceptive analysis of the situation, Jayne Seminare Docherty offers a fresh perspective on the activities of law enforcement agents. She shows how the Waco conflict resulted from a collision of two distinct worldviews - the FBI's and the Davidians' - and their divergent notions of reality. By exploring the failures of the negotiations, she also urges a better understanding of encounters between rising religious movements and dominant social institutions. Finally, the resulting model is applicable to other conflict resolution processes such as mediation and facilitated problem solving.

The Last Ottoman Generation and the Making of the Modern Middle East (Paperback): Michael Provence The Last Ottoman Generation and the Making of the Modern Middle East (Paperback)
Michael Provence
R703 R554 Discovery Miles 5 540 Save R149 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The modern Middle East emerged out of the collapse of the Ottoman Empire, when Britain and France partitioned the Ottoman Arab lands into several new colonial states. The following period was a charged and transformative time of unrest. Insurgent leaders, trained in Ottoman military tactics and with everything to lose from the fall of the Empire, challenged the mandatory powers in a number of armed revolts. This is a study of this crucial period in Middle Eastern history, tracing the period through popular political movements and the experience of colonial rule. In doing so, Provence emphasises the continuity between the late Ottoman and Colonial era, explaining how national identities emerged, and how the seeds were sown for many of the conflicts which have defined the Middle East in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. This is a valuable read for students of Middle Eastern history and politics.

Plaaslike Kennis (Afrikaans, Paperback): Plaaslike Kennis (Afrikaans, Paperback)
R20 Discovery Miles 200 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
I Want To Leave This Book! (Paperback): Richard David Lawman I Want To Leave This Book! (Paperback)
Richard David Lawman; Illustrated by Katie Williams 1
R278 R226 Discovery Miles 2 260 Save R52 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Kilo - Inside the Deadliest Cocaine Cartels--From the Jungles to the Streets (Hardcover): Toby Muse Kilo - Inside the Deadliest Cocaine Cartels--From the Jungles to the Streets (Hardcover)
Toby Muse
R680 R537 Discovery Miles 5 370 Save R143 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Wellbeing economy - Success in a world without growth (Paperback): Lorenzo Fioramonti Wellbeing economy - Success in a world without growth (Paperback)
Lorenzo Fioramonti
R175 R151 Discovery Miles 1 510 Save R24 (14%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Economic growth is a constant mantra of politicians, economists and the media. Few understand what it is, but they love and follow it blindly. The reality is that since the global financial crisis, growth has vanished in the more industrialised economies and in the so-called developing countries. Politicians may be panicking, but is this really a bad thing? Using real-life examples and innovative research, acclaimed political economist Lorenzo Fioramonti lays bare society's perverse obsession with economic growth by showing its many flaws, paradoxes and inconsistencies. He argues that the pursuit of growth often results in more losses than gains and in damage, inequalities and conflicts. By breaking free from the growth mantra, we can build a better society that puts the wellbeing of all at its centre. A wellbeing economy would have tremendous impact on everything we do, boosting small businesses and empowering citizens as the collective leaders of tomorrow. Wellbeing Economy is a manifesto for radical change in South Africa and beyond.

AQA A-level Politics Student Guide 4: Government and Politics of the USA and Comparative Politics (Paperback): Simon Lemieux AQA A-level Politics Student Guide 4: Government and Politics of the USA and Comparative Politics (Paperback)
Simon Lemieux
R356 Discovery Miles 3 560 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Exam board: AQA Level: A-level Subject: Politics First teaching: September 2017 First exams: Summer 2019 Written by experienced teacher Simon Lemieux, this Student Guide for Politics: -Identifies the key content you need to know with a concise summary of topics examined in the A-level specifications -Enables you to measure your understanding with exam tips and knowledge check questions, with answers at the end of the guide -Helps you to improve your exam technique with sample answers to exam-style questions -Develops your independent learning skills with content you can use for further study and research

Hot Cup of Joe - A Piping Hot Coloring Book with America's Sexiest Moderate, Joe Biden (Paperback): Castle Point Books Hot Cup of Joe - A Piping Hot Coloring Book with America's Sexiest Moderate, Joe Biden (Paperback)
Castle Point Books
R349 R283 Discovery Miles 2 830 Save R66 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

After years of sharing him with Barack Obama, now you can have handsome and dependable Joe Biden all to yourself! Grab your colored pens and pencils and lose yourself in Hot Cup of Joe, an illustrated coloring fantasy featuring Joe Biden at his real and imagined best. Whether he's waving to you from his beloved Amtrak train, sailing his boat in a patriotic speedo, or wrestling a bear, he's always the working-class hero you know and love. - More than 35 unique, lifelike illustrations of Scranton's finest - Let Joe Biden win your vote with his warmth, charm, and integrity - Trade empty, dirty politics for a meaningful relationship with Mr. Left-of-Right - Perforated pages let you pin your finished pictures on the wall, just like you pin your hopes and dreams on his leadership Enjoy this Hot Cup of Joe any way you like it: at home or on the go.

The Global Age - Europe 1950-2017 (Paperback): Ian Kershaw The Global Age - Europe 1950-2017 (Paperback)
Ian Kershaw
R605 R487 Discovery Miles 4 870 Save R118 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Two Weeks in November - The Astonishing Untold Story of the Operation that Toppled Mugabe (Paperback): Douglas Rogers Two Weeks in November - The Astonishing Untold Story of the Operation that Toppled Mugabe (Paperback)
Douglas Rogers
R225 R155 Discovery Miles 1 550 Save R70 (31%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Zimbabwe-born author Douglas Rogers pieces together the dramatic story of a real-life Game of Thrones: the political-military operation that overthrew Robert Mugabe and united a nation. He discovers that what at first appeared to be a spontaneous military uprising against a detested African dictator was in fact something far more remarkable: a long-planned, meticulously executed military, political and diplomatic operation that will go down as the greatest coup in African history. Drawing on interviews with a host of larger-than-life characters who planned or carried it out, as well as stories of those who witnessed or were removed by it, Endgame is a heart-racing thriller, one part life-or-death escape, one part stunning military raid, and one part high stakes legal drama.

The World - A Brief Introduction (Hardcover): Richard Haass The World - A Brief Introduction (Hardcover)
Richard Haass
R661 R525 Discovery Miles 5 250 Save R136 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Only One Year - A Memoir (Paperback): Svetlana Alliluyeva Only One Year - A Memoir (Paperback)
Svetlana Alliluyeva
R383 R359 Discovery Miles 3 590 Save R24 (6%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Usage of Idem, Ipse and Words of Related Meaning (Paperback): Clarence Meader The Usage of Idem, Ipse and Words of Related Meaning (Paperback)
Clarence Meader
R735 Discovery Miles 7 350 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book presents a detailed analysis of two Latin pronouns, idem and ipse. Consideration is given to synonymously and etymologically related words in Latin and other Indo-European languages.

The Unexpected President - The Life and Times of Chester A. Arthur (Paperback): Scott S. Greenberger The Unexpected President - The Life and Times of Chester A. Arthur (Paperback)
Scott S. Greenberger
R426 R347 Discovery Miles 3 470 Save R79 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Despite his promising start as a young man, by his early fifties Chester A. Arthur was known as the crooked crony of New York machine boss Roscoe Conkling. For years Arthur had been perceived as unfit to govern, not only by critics and the vast majority of his fellow citizens but by his own conscience. As President James A. Garfield struggled for his life, Arthur knew better than his detractors that he failed to meet the high standard a president must uphold. And yet, from the moment President Arthur took office, he proved to be not just honest but brave, going up against the very forces that had controlled him for decades. He surprised everyone--and gained many enemies--when he swept house and took on corruption, civil rights for blacks, and issues of land for Native Americans. A mysterious young woman deserves much of the credit for Arthur's remarkable transformation. Julia Sand, a bedridden New Yorker, wrote Arthur nearly two dozen letters urging him to put country over party, to find "the spark of true nobility" that lay within him. At a time when women were barred from political life, Sand's letters inspired Arthur to transcend his checkered past--and changed the course of American history. This beautifully written biography tells the dramatic, untold story of a virtually forgotten American president. It is the tale of a machine politician and man-about-town in Gilded Age New York who stumbled into the highest office in the land, only to rediscover his better self when his nation needed him.

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