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04487. The Beginnincs of the Nixon and Carter Administrations: A Comparison.

Good, thorough comparison of the Presidential honeymoon periods in 1969 and 1977, using same categories as #4486; of course, there are more than a peanut's worth of differences between Nixon and Carter. 15 pages, 35 footnotes, 6 bibliographic sources.
  $105
 

04486. The Beginnings of the Kennedy and Carter Administrations: A Comparison.

Well-done examination of the first few months of the Kennedy and Carter Presidencies. comparing their style and substance in the areas of the Cabinet, staff, the press, Congress, the public, and resolution of policy issues. Not surprisingly, their approaches are often found to be similar. 11 pages, 24 footnotes, 6 bibliographic sources.
  $77
 

04482. The National Collegiate Athletic Association.

The history of the founding and development of the NCAA is related in this report. The organization and expansion of the Association, and the crisis of the amateur status, are all explained in detail. 8 pages, 10 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources.
  $56
 

04477. Howard Hughes: His Life and Business.

Basic overview of Howard Hughes' career. Concludes he had no overall life direction, but merely drifted from one interest to the next. 8 pages, 12 footnotes, 3 bibliographic sources.
  $56
 

04334. Show Business Blacklisting and the House Un-American Activities Committee.

A comprehensive study of the phenomenon of show business blacklisting, beginning with the foundation of the HUAC and probing the political motivations of the investigations which followed. The Hollywood personalitites who suffered under the blacklist and the men who organized the blacklisting organizations are described. 16 pages, 7 footnotes, 12 bibliographic sources.
  $112
 

04152. Watergate and the Future of Anerican Society.

An examination of three views touching upon the Watergate scandal -- broadly right, center, and left. It outlines the merits and limits of each. 8 pages, 3 footnotes, 3 bibliographic sources.
  $56
 

04144. American Motives and Aims in the Cold War, 1947-1957.

A critical, but relatively objective study of American foreign policy in the post WW II world. It finds that the "reactionary" quality of the policy is less due to a counter-revolutionary "plot" on the part. of U.S. policy makers than to the absence of a stable domestic constituency for an alternative policy. 7 pages, 5 footnotes, 4 bibliographic sources.
  $49
 

04092. Black Protest in the 1968 Olympics.

History of how blacks protested discrimination at this time, in context of overall black protest. 6 pages, 4 footnotes, 6 bibliographic sources.
  $42
 

03803. Women in America: 1920 to the Present.

The thesis is presented that after women gained the vote, "social feminists" who wanted to use "womanly qualities" to reform a masculine society perpetuated sexist myths that all but undid the political gains that women had made. 10 pages, 14 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources.
  $70
 

03778. The Loyalty-Security Controversy.

A well-documented study of the anti-Communist campaign of the 1940's and 50's. It argues that many liberals, trying to cover themselves against their past infatuation with leftism, helped feed their enemies on the right. l7 pages, 28 footnotes, 16 bibliographic sources.
  $49
 

03769. The Development, Significance and Impact of the Truman Doctrine and the Marshall Plan.

A review of two far-reaching policies of the early Cold War. Assessing these in terms of fostering the idea of western European union. 21 pages, 40 footnotes, 23 bibliographic sources.
  $133
 

03325. Watergate: Business as Usual.

Interesting radical view written just after Nixon's fall; takes view that politics will soon go back to corruption as usual, mentions just a few almost forgotten cases of last 25 years. 12 pages, 8 footnotes, 8 bibliographic sources.
  $84
 

03197. Norman Mailer.

The author's works are seen as explorations of the American psyche; The Naked and the Dead,. as well as Mailer's more recent social commentaries, is discussed as a symbolic historical epic, and Mailer is compared to Hawthorne. 7 pages, 3 footnotes, 6 bibliographic sources.
  $49
 

03187. Case Study of Charisma: Robert Kennedy.

Interesting study of popular, emotional leadership. Summarizes theory of charismatic leadership found in Max Weber; then applies Weber's points to Robert Kennedy (naturally finding him charismatic). 12 pages, 8 footnotes, 4 bibliographic sources.
  $84
 

03177. The Cia and the National Student Association.

A review of an article which appeared in Ramparts magazine in 1967 concerning CIA infiltration of the NSA. 4 pages, 0 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.
  $28
 

03003. The Bracero Program.

Good, balanced overview of the program that imported Mexican farm laborers into the U.S. from 1942 to 1964. History and procedures of the program, economic effects on U.S. and Mexico, what groups supported/opposed the program and why, living conditions of braceros. 9 pages, 13 footnotes, 10 bibliographic sources.
  $63
 

02504. The Air Force and Milltary Leadership.

An interesting paper, with many subjective comments, arguing that in the technological age military leadership must reflect modern management practice; Curtis Lemay as example of old school leadership, McNamara, McConnel, Cbapman, Shoup as examples of new school. 11 pages, 16 footnotes, 15 bibliographic sources.
  $77
 

02414. Jewish Defense League.

A generally positive evaluation of the controversial JDL. Praises the group for destroying the patsy image of the Jew. 6 pages, 0 footnotes, 17 bibliographic sources.
  $42
 

02410. Vietnam Veterans Against the War.

Examines the political impact of the VVAW organization. It argues that the VVAW was one of the most effective anti-war groups in terms of its political lobbying ability in Washington. 8 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources.
  $56
 

02394. On Marxism and Its Relevance Today.

A broad-ranging interpretive essay which presents and interprets Marxian ideas in the light of developments in the world today. Highly opinionated and lively presentation from an independent Left viewpoint. 20p., 15 f., 11b.
  $133
 

02380. The 1968 Democratic Convention.

A discussion of the historic events in Chicago in the summer of '68. Concludes that the Chicago policeman was not trying to control a riot, but was fighting for his way of life. 11 pages, 9 footnotes, 2 bibliographic sources.
  $77
 

02307. The American Dream.

Changes in attitude toward the American ideal are traced from early writers like Franklin and Hawthorne to modern figures such as Fitzgerald and Faulkner. Concepts of ethics in business and society are judged to have radically changed since the time of Henry James. 10 pages, 5 footnotes, 12 bibliographic sources.
  $70
 

02280. The History and Legality of Vietnam: A Study of Imperialism's Side Effects.

Written during the Vietnam War, this basic overview needs updating but contains good historical material on the origins of the war; concludes that U. S. intervention is illegal and calls for new elections. 14 pages, 19 footnotes, 6 bibliographic sources.
  $98
 

02264. Public Argument: The Mccarthy Era.

Interesting discussion of the realities of political argument and public opinion, as illustrated by the career of Joe McCarthy, the smearing Scnator of the 50's: thorough discussion of McCarthy's debate tactics, his most famous cases, and eventuai downfall. 13 pages, 0 footnotes, 8 bibliographic sources.
  $91
 

02238. Violence in America: A Study of Contrasts.

Argues that recent American history has been characterized by a strnggle between power and violence. Influenced by the ideas of Hannah Arendt. 6p.,0Of., 8b.
  $42
 

01971. The American Nazi Party and Problems of American Fascism.

This study investigates the history of the late George Lincoln Rockwell's party and speculates on the potential for a significant fascist movement in the U.S. It concludes that the potential is threatening -- but that it is not represented by the American Nazis. 15 pages, 12 footnotes, 11 bibliographic sources.
  $105
 

01870. Three Philosophers and American Repression.

Interesting discussion from the Nixon era, in which the probable reactions of Nietzsche, Marcuse and Camus to repression are discussed. 3 pages, 0 footnotes, 3 bibliographic sources.
  $21
 

01867. William Randolph Hearst's Style of Journalism.

Good expose of yellow journalism in action; not a complete biography, but focuses on how he used his father's money, a nose for scandal, and blatant exaggeration and distortion in order to build circulation. 12 pages, 7 footnotes, 4 bibliographic sources.
  $84
 

01853. Fidel Castro: January 1959: Initial American Press Reaction to the Ascension of Cuba's New Revolutionary Leader.

This is a survey of the reactions of the Christian Science Monitor, the L.A. Times, the New Republic, the N.Y. Times, Newsweek, Time and U.S. News and World Report during the first month of Castro's victory. It concludes that the U.S. press was not intentionally unfair but was hindered by a lack of appreciation for the causes of revolution in the Third World. 13p.. 48f., l1b.
  $91
 

01547. The Struggle of the United Farm Workers of California.

A very sympathetic and well documented treatment of the activities of Cesar Chavez' union. 37 pages, 49 footnotes, 12 bibliographic sources.
  $133
 

01244. The Revolt of the Black Athletes.

Good paper on the emergence of militance among black athletes at the end of the 1960s. How and why they were treated like bodies with no brains. KEYWORDS: african americans athletes sports political activism militancy. 9 pages, 17 footnotes, 13 bibliographic sources.
  $63
 

01000. American Diplomacy and the Korean War.

A critical review of American policy in the Korean conflict. Argues that the war was more a result of faulty U.S. diplomacy and its outcome more related to American domestic politics than to irrepressible conflict on the international plane. 32 pages, 27 footnotes, 16 bibliographic sources.
  $133
 

00860. The Limits of Intervention.

This is a review of Townsend Hoopes' book of the same name. It concerns the Vietnam policy of the Johnson administration. An excellent study, critical, but written before the end of the conflict. 7 pages, 0 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.
  $49
 

00805. Truman's Foreign Policy.

A survey of U.S. international policy through the Korean War. Interprets this policy as primarily a struggle to preserve capitalism and contain revolution. It concludes that the U.S. has been unsuccessful in this regard. 8 pages, 13 footnotes, 6 bibliographic sources.
  $56
 

00772. The Last Days of the Great State of California by Curt Gentry.

Gentry's look at the craziness of California is reviewed and dismissed as a glib and superficial treatment of the state and its civilization. 5 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources.
  $35
 

00700. China: The Marshall Mission.

Good overview of the virtually insoluble problems facing American policy in post-war China (with Nationalists and Communists already at each other's throats); and how failure of Marshall's compromise mission presaged American anti-Chinese Communism of the 1950s and 1960s. 9 pages, 24 footnotes, 6 bibliographic sources.
  $63
 

00132. The Deterioration of American Armed Forces Discipline and Morale in Vietnam.

The first section of this paper documents the crumbling of U.S. Army morale in the Vietnam era. The second section explores the reasons behind this -- including both domestic and international factors. 13 pages, 49 footnotes, 7 bibliographic sources.
  $91
 

00104. "The Selling of the President 1968" by Joe Mcginnis (A Review).

This paper provides a review of Joe McGinnis' "The Selling of the President 1968." It is not convinced that the thesis of the book is entirely true -- that, Nixon defeated Humphrey through control of television -- but finds the arguments of the author interesting. 4 pages, 0 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.
  $28
 

00103. The Tragedy of Lyndon Johnson.

Good sensitive political biography of LBJ; focuses on how his conception of string-pulling, wheeler-dealer leadership was ultimately incompatible with public opinion. 16 pages, 32 footnotes, 10 bibliographic sources.
  $112
 

53783. An Annotated Bibliography of John F. Kennedy.

A brief annotated bibliography of resources on the late President, with 10 books, 5 articles, 3 documents and a pamphlet and newspaper listed. 6 pages, 0 footnotes, 20 bibliographic sources.
  $42
 

52447. The Confrontation at Wounded Knee: 1973.

Good radical well balanced account of the 1973 American Indian Movement takeover of Wounded Knee, S.D., including general and specific Indian grievances, government pro to do something. 12 pages, 21 footnotes, 10 bibliographic sources.
  $84
 

52361. The Anti-Communism of John F. Kennedy.

Traces the development of JFK's attitude toward Communism. Generally favorable, it explores the myriad roots of the late president's views. 9 pages, 10 footnotes, 6 bibliographic sources.
  $63
 

51865. Propaganda in Films and America's Entry Into World War I.

Basic overview of how films were part of pro Allied sentiments among American elites, leading to our entry into W.W.I. 6 pages, 8 footnotes, 6 bibliographic sources.
  $42
 

51601. An Application of the Psychological Theories of R. White to the Viewpoints of Gen. Lewis Walt.

A clever and sensitve paper which applies White's analysis of over-confidence and misperception in war situations to the memoirs of the Marine Corps Commander in Vietnam. 7 pages, 15 footnotes, 2 bibliographic sources.
  $49
 
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