Description : Was Richard III a villain who murdered the little princes in the Tower, or was he a tragic victim of history when his reputation fell into the hands of his enemies? The 'great debate' has gone on for almost four centuries. Central to this debate are two documents: History of King Richard III by Sir Thomas More and Historic Doubts on the Life and Reign of King Richard III by Horace Walpole, brought together in this volume with introductions by the distinguished biographer Paul Murray Kendall.
Description : An acclaimed portrait of Edmund Burke, Thomas Paine, and the origins of modern conservatism and liberalism In The Great Debate, Yuval Levin explores the roots of the left/right political divide in America by examining the views of the men who best represented each side at its origin: Edmund Burke and Thomas Paine. Striving to forge a new political path in the tumultuous age of the American and French revolutions, these two ideological titans sparred over moral and philosophical questions about the nature of political life and the best approach to social change: radical and swift, or gradual and incremental. The division they articulated continues to shape our political life today. Essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the basis of our political order and Washington's acrimonious rifts today, The Great Debate offers a profound examination of what conservatism, progressivism, and the debate between them truly amount to.
Description : All nations need heroes, and in every generation a handful of individuals rise above the ordinary. They are the visionaries and the creative geniuses. They are the brave, the fleet of foot, the charismatic. They are the inventors and entertainers.
Description : As the fear of violent crime escalates, there are calls for the police to carry guns. This examination of the history of violent crime and violence against the representatives of law and order looks at the extent to which the "unarmed" British police have had recourse to firearms in the past.
Description : Presents profiles of key figures associated with the American debate over religious freedom, beginning in the sixteenth century and including such influential leaders as Roger Williams, Thomas Jefferson, and Jerry Falwell.
Description : "Eminent historian of economics Elmus Wicker examines the events which spurred a series of banking panics beginning in 1893-94, that led to the creation of the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank twenty years later. A serious lacuna exists in the literature on the origins of the Federal Reserve System. What is absent is a fair appraisal of the role Senator Nelson Aldrich, prominent Rhode Island senator, played. Carter Glass captured the acclaim while asserting that Aldrich be granted equal billing with Glass as "fathers" of the Federal Reserve System."--BOOK JACKET.