White House Correspondent for The New York Times, Peter Baker, Interviews Cambria Press Author Secretary Ray LaHood About His New Book, “Seeking Bipartisanship”

Read the article by Peter Baker, White House Correspondent for The New York Times, in which he interviews Cambria Press author Secretary Ray LaHood about his new book, Seeking Bipartisanship, which he coauthored with Dr. Frank H. Mackaman who heads The Dirksen Congressional Center. Learn more about Seeking Bipartisanship. ISBN: 9781604979053 · 360pp. (includes photos)… Continue reading White House Correspondent for The New York Times, Peter Baker, Interviews Cambria Press Author Secretary Ray LaHood About His New Book, “Seeking Bipartisanship”

Presidents and Campaign Promises

Cambria Press Publication: The Quest for Leadership In The Quest for Leadership, Meenekshi Bose, the Peter S. Kalikow Chair in Presidential Studies at Hofstra University and Director of Hofstra’s Peter S. Kalikow Center for the Study of the American Presidency, stated that “Presidents are highly constrained in their ability to fulfill their campaign promises—they typically… Continue reading Presidents and Campaign Promises

#APSA2015 Meet Tom Cronin & Michael Genovese @CambriaPress Booth TODAY

#APSA2015 Cambria Press Booth (705) at 10 a.m. on Friday: Meet Thomas Cronin, Michael Genovese, and the authors behind The Quest for Leadership Meet Thomas E. Cronin, Michael Genovese, and the authors behind The Quest for Leadership today at 10 a.m. at the Cambria Press booth (705) in the #APSA2015 book exhibit hall. You might… Continue reading #APSA2015 Meet Tom Cronin & Michael Genovese @CambriaPress Booth TODAY

Tough Times for the President

Cambria Press publication Tough Times for the President (Chapter Excerpts) Chapter 1: Presidents in Tough Times "Many presidents face situations of political adversity. Some even face adversity on more than one occasion. The case studies will enhance our understanding not only of the power of the presidency but of how chief executives have been able… Continue reading Tough Times for the President

President Barack Obama and Immigration: Yes, he can?

The Economist has just reported on President Barack Obama's highly anticipated speech last night, with the article titled "Barack Obama runs a red light." Did he? And if so, can he? And has this been done before? According to Ryan Barilleaux and Jewerl Maxwell: "Presidents make a variety of substantive decisions and issue executive orders,… Continue reading President Barack Obama and Immigration: Yes, he can?

Why is Africa important to the rest of the world?

President Barack Obama recently declared that the future stability of the world depends on African nations' prosperity and self-reliance. Reinforcing this is Toyin Falola, leading authority in African studies, who stated that "scholars and policy makers have the obligation to show Africa and the world how to succeed." This is why African studies continues to… Continue reading Why is Africa important to the rest of the world?

President Obama’s reaction to the Ferguson situation by Ryan Barilleaux and Jewerl Maxwell, authors of Tough Times for the President

The following is a commentary on President Obama's reaction to the Ferguson situation by Ryan Barilleaux and Jewerl Maxwell, authors of Tough Times for the President, who discuss the lessons which can be gleaned from past presidents. *  *  *  *  *  *  *  * The current civil unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, has led many… Continue reading President Obama’s reaction to the Ferguson situation by Ryan Barilleaux and Jewerl Maxwell, authors of Tough Times for the President

Happy Presidents’ Day! See Essential Books (and their Outstanding Reviews) for Presidential Studies!

Happy Presidents' Day! Cambria Press is providing a 40% discount on all hardcover political science titles. Visit the Cambria Press website to browse the books and read the excellent reviews. Some essential books for presidential studies include: CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title Jimmy Carter and the Water Wars Tough Times for the President by Ryan J. Barilleaux and Jewerl… Continue reading Happy Presidents’ Day! See Essential Books (and their Outstanding Reviews) for Presidential Studies!

Tough Times for the President? Adversity and Power in the Obama Presidency

Given the 2013 APSA theme "Power and Persuasion" and the spotlight on the president, there is no book more appropriate Tough Times for the President: Political Adversity and the Sources of Executive Power by Ryan J. Barilleaux and Jewerl Maxwell (Cambria Press, 2012): *        *       *       *       *       *       *       * Adversity and Power in the Obama Presidency Barack Obama came… Continue reading Tough Times for the President? Adversity and Power in the Obama Presidency

President Obama visits slave site studied by Ana Lucia Araujo in Public Memory of Slavery: Victims and Perpetrators in the South Atlantic

President Barack Obama's recent visit to  Goree Island, Senegal, was understandably a very emotional one, as it was for Nelson Mandela years ago. Many news reports indicate that the homage paid to the House of Slaves has caused a furor because of disputes on whether is an authentic historical site for slavery. In Public Memory of… Continue reading President Obama visits slave site studied by Ana Lucia Araujo in Public Memory of Slavery: Victims and Perpetrators in the South Atlantic