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Christopher Anzalone

Christopher Anzalone - Editor

Mount Airy, United States

Publishing consultant conducting deep-dive developmental/content editing and intensive market and competitive analysis.

Overview

My author and publisher clients benefit from my thirty years of publishing experience in sales, marketing, editorial development, editorial acquisitions, and management. This includes working for publishers specializing in trade and academic trade, academic and public library references, professional books, and high school and college textbooks. I also have experience with project management of online product development and webcast presenter recruitment. My acquisitions include New York Times and Washington Post bestsellers, Choice highly recommended titles, and other critically acclaimed and top-selling titles.

See my Portfolio below for a small sampling of the four hundred plus nonfiction books I have acquired, sponsored, developed, and/or published since 2000.

Services
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Education & Reference History Law Politics & Current Affairs Self-help & Self-improvement Social & Behavioral Sciences Sports & outdoor recreation Travel

Work experience

Freelance Developmental Editor & Content Management Consultant

Self-employed
November, 2016 – Present (about 1 year)

• Provide market and competitive assessments of book proposals and manuscripts for authors and publishers.
• Advise clients on their book proposals and query letters.
• Conduct full content/developmental editing services of nonfiction book manuscripts.
• Repurpose existing content.
• Acquire print and digital content.
• Research and recommend strategic and editorial partnerships.
• Webcast, podcast, and video presenter recruitment.

Acquisitions Editor

Learning Sciences International
August, 2016 – January, 2017 (5 months)

Acquired performance management and professional development books and resources for K-12 educators and school leadership.

Manager, Multi-Platform Publishing

Society for Human Resource Management
March, 2008 – August, 2016 (over 8 years)

Planned and executed content acquisitions and marketing strategy for trade, professional reference, and academic books and e-books in business management subdisciplines.

Executive Editor

Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
June, 2003 – March, 2008 (almost 5 years)

Acquired and developed trade, academic trade, text, and reference books in the areas of public policy, current events, history, law, and political science.

Acquisitions Editor

CQ Press
June, 2000 – May, 2003 (almost 3 years)

Acquired and developed new and revised print and electronic reference products for academic and public libraries primarily in the areas of law, government, public policy, political science, and history.

Portfolio (60 selected works)

Why We Whisper: Restoring Our Right to Say It's Wrong

Jim DeMint, J. David Woodard

Americans today live in the greatest nation the world has ever known. Never before has a country been the producer, and beneficiary, of so much wealth and freedom. But with great success comes even greater responsibility. Part of the American legacy is to pass our values to our posterity, as well as to future generations in other nations. To meet this responsibility, the next generation must u... read more

Americans today live in the greatest nation the world has ever known. Never before has a country been the producer, and beneficiary, of so much wealth and freedom. But with great success comes even greater responsibility. Part of the American legacy is to pass our values to our posterity, as well as to future generations in other nations. To meet this responsibility, the next generation must u... read more

Education Myths: What Special Interest Groups Want You to Believe About Our Schools--And Why It Isn't So

Jay P. Greene

How can we fix America's floundering public schools? The conventional wisdom says that schools need a lot more money, that poor and immigrant children can't do as well as most American kids, that high-stakes tests just produce teaching to the test, and that vouchers do little to help students while undermining our democracy. But what if the conventional wisdom is wrong? In Education Myths: Wha... read more

How can we fix America's floundering public schools? The conventional wisdom says that schools need a lot more money, that poor and immigrant children can't do as well as most American kids, that high-stakes tests just produce teaching to the test, and that vouchers do little to help students while undermining our democracy. But what if the conventional wisdom is wrong? In Education Myths: Wha... read more

Preventing Surprise Attacks: Intelligence Reform in the Wake of 9/11 (Hoover Studies in Politics, Economics, and Society)

Richard A. Posner

The commission to investigate the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States issued its final report in July of 2004, in which it recommended a dramatic overhaul of the nation's intelligence system. Congress responded by hastily enacting the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004, which adopts many of the 9/11 commission's specific recommendations, though with... read more

The commission to investigate the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States issued its final report in July of 2004, in which it recommended a dramatic overhaul of the nation's intelligence system. Congress responded by hastily enacting the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004, which adopts many of the 9/11 commission's specific recommendations, though with... read more

Top Secret: When Our Government Keeps Us in the Dark

Geoffrey R. Stone

Since September 11, 2001, the United States has investigated and prosecuted public employees, journalists, and the press for the dissemination of classified information relating to the national security. What is the cause of the recent tension between the government and the press? Perhaps the media are pressing more aggressively to pierce the government's shield of secrecy. Perhaps the governm... read more

Since September 11, 2001, the United States has investigated and prosecuted public employees, journalists, and the press for the dissemination of classified information relating to the national security. What is the cause of the recent tension between the government and the press? Perhaps the media are pressing more aggressively to pierce the government's shield of secrecy. Perhaps the governm... read more

The Agony of an American Wilderness: Loggers, Environmentalists, and the Struggle for Control of a Forgotten Forest

Samuel A. MacDonald

The Allegheny National Forest exists on what might have been the most heavily exploited landscape in the history of civilization. Careful stewardship over the last eight decades has transformed it into a beautiful forest that contains countless wildlife species and some of the world's most valuable timber. Local communities are steeped in pride for having written that unprecedented environment... read more

The Allegheny National Forest exists on what might have been the most heavily exploited landscape in the history of civilization. Careful stewardship over the last eight decades has transformed it into a beautiful forest that contains countless wildlife species and some of the world's most valuable timber. Local communities are steeped in pride for having written that unprecedented environment... read more

Feds in the Classroom: How Big Government Corrupts, Cripples, and Compromises American Education

Neal P. McCluskey

Thomas Jefferson warned that 'the natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground.' American elementary and secondary education shows how right he was. Two centuries ago the founders rejected federal participation in education and even rejected George Washington's plans on establishing a national university. It should be of little surprise, then, that the term ... read more

Thomas Jefferson warned that 'the natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground.' American elementary and secondary education shows how right he was. Two centuries ago the founders rejected federal participation in education and even rejected George Washington's plans on establishing a national university. It should be of little surprise, then, that the term ... read more

Lives at Risk: Single-Payer National Health Insurance Around the World

John C. Goodman, Gerald L. Musgrave, Devon M. Herrick

Virtually everyone agrees that our health care system needs reform. But what kind of reform Some want a return to the system that prevailed in the 1950s. Others would like to see the adaptation of the government-run systems prevalent in other countries. The latter, national health insurance or single-payer health insurance, appears to be gaining ground in the United States. Before Americans fi... read more

Virtually everyone agrees that our health care system needs reform. But what kind of reform Some want a return to the system that prevailed in the 1950s. Others would like to see the adaptation of the government-run systems prevalent in other countries. The latter, national health insurance or single-payer health insurance, appears to be gaining ground in the United States. Before Americans fi... read more

The Secret Circuit: The Little-Known Court Where the Rules of the Information Age Unfold

Bruce D. Abramson

Imagine a high impact, low profile, nonpartisan government institution located across the street from the White House. Imagine that it plays a central role in shaping our technology industries, in overseeing globalization, and in holding the federal government responsible for its commercial activities. Imagine that only Congress and the Supreme Court can correct its mistakes. Such an instituti... read more

Imagine a high impact, low profile, nonpartisan government institution located across the street from the White House. Imagine that it plays a central role in shaping our technology industries, in overseeing globalization, and in holding the federal government responsible for its commercial activities. Imagine that only Congress and the Supreme Court can correct its mistakes. Such an instituti... read more

Fight Club Politics: How Partisanship is Poisoning the U.S. House of Representatives (Hoover Studies in Politics, Economics, and Society)

Juliet Eilperin

The House of Representatives―the "people's House"―is supposed to be the body of government closest to ordinary citizens, reflecting their needs and desires. But it has drifted from its roots in recent years, as lawmakers have become deaf to voters and fixated on maintaining their power inside the Beltway.Just over a decade ago Republicans wrested control of the chamber from Democrats, who had ... read more

The House of Representatives―the "people's House"―is supposed to be the body of government closest to ordinary citizens, reflecting their needs and desires. But it has drifted from its roots in recent years, as lawmakers have become deaf to voters and fixated on maintaining their power inside the Beltway.Just over a decade ago Republicans wrested control of the chamber from Democrats, who had ... read more

Patriotism, Democracy, and Common Sense: Restoring America's Promise at Home and Abroad

Why have American policies failed? What alternative policies can return America to its promise, internally and in the eyes of a global community? This book answers these questions in a preposterous way. It asks citizens and policy makers to actually connect the dots―to move America forward by developing mutually supportive and complementary foreign, national security, Middle East, economic, do... read more

Why have American policies failed? What alternative policies can return America to its promise, internally and in the eyes of a global community? This book answers these questions in a preposterous way. It asks citizens and policy makers to actually connect the dots―to move America forward by developing mutually supportive and complementary foreign, national security, Middle East, economic, do... read more

The Essential Ronald Reagan: A Profile in Courage, Justice, and Wisdom

Lee Edwards

The Essential Ronald Reagan recounts―in a concise way―the extraordinary life and career of a great American president from his small-town Midwestern roots through his Hollywood film star days to his presidential role as redeemer of the American dream and victorious leader in the Cold War.Renowned historian Lee Edwards captures Ronald Reagan perfectly and concisely. Edwards shows how Reaganomic... read more

The Essential Ronald Reagan recounts―in a concise way―the extraordinary life and career of a great American president from his small-town Midwestern roots through his Hollywood film star days to his presidential role as redeemer of the American dream and victorious leader in the Cold War.Renowned historian Lee Edwards captures Ronald Reagan perfectly and concisely. Edwards shows how Reaganomic... read more

The Next Superpower?: The Rise of Europe and Its Challenge to the United States

Rockwell A. Schnabel, Francis X. Rocca

Americans have been recently lectured that "Americans are from Mars and Europeans are from Venus." But this slogan fails to account for the economic might of the European Union, which has elevated the EU―and its member countries―to near superpower status. What are the implications of this development for the United States? Ambassador Rockwell A. Schnabel and Francis X. Rocca take up this criti... read more

Americans have been recently lectured that "Americans are from Mars and Europeans are from Venus." But this slogan fails to account for the economic might of the European Union, which has elevated the EU―and its member countries―to near superpower status. What are the implications of this development for the United States? Ambassador Rockwell A. Schnabel and Francis X. Rocca take up this criti... read more

Leaving Women Behind: Modern Families, Outdated Laws

Kimberley A. Strassel, Celeste Colgan, John C. Goodman

Paternalistic federal laws and regulations thwart initiatives to grant women the same economic liberties as men. Why have federal institutions overseeing employment, employee benefits, childcare, taxation, health care, education, retirement, and social security adopted such a warped and antiquated perspective of traditional family life? And what can be done about it? Leaving Women Behind answe... read more

Paternalistic federal laws and regulations thwart initiatives to grant women the same economic liberties as men. Why have federal institutions overseeing employment, employee benefits, childcare, taxation, health care, education, retirement, and social security adopted such a warped and antiquated perspective of traditional family life? And what can be done about it? Leaving Women Behind answe... read more

Get This Party Started: How Progressives Can Fight Back and Win

Progressives and Democrats have done a good job of soldiering on after the devastating losses of 2000, 2002, and 2004, but the impassioned discussion of what to do next has had a fragmented quality―until now. Get This Party Started: How Progressives Can Fight Back and Win brings together thirteen leading Beltway and grassroots progressive voices for an integrated discussion of the electoral, m... read more

Progressives and Democrats have done a good job of soldiering on after the devastating losses of 2000, 2002, and 2004, but the impassioned discussion of what to do next has had a fragmented quality―until now. Get This Party Started: How Progressives Can Fight Back and Win brings together thirteen leading Beltway and grassroots progressive voices for an integrated discussion of the electoral, m... read more

The Political Thought of Justice Antonin Scalia: A Hamiltonian on the Supreme Court

James B. Staab

The Political Thought of Antonin Scalia: A Hamiltonian on the Supreme Court traces Justice Antonin Scalia's jurisprudence back to the political and constitutional thought of Alexander Hamilton. Not only is there substantial agreement between these two men in the areas of constitutional interpretation, federalism, separation of powers, executive and judicial power, but the two men also have sim... read more

The Political Thought of Antonin Scalia: A Hamiltonian on the Supreme Court traces Justice Antonin Scalia's jurisprudence back to the political and constitutional thought of Alexander Hamilton. Not only is there substantial agreement between these two men in the areas of constitutional interpretation, federalism, separation of powers, executive and judicial power, but the two men also have sim... read more

Supply-Side Follies: Why Conservative Economics Fails, Liberal Economics Falters, and Innovation Economics is the Answer

Robert D. Atkinson

Supply-Side Follies is a progressive political and economic challenge to the current George W. Bush policies. It debunks commonly held assumptions of conservative economic policies centered on the obsession that tax cuts led to greater productivity and prosperity. These fundamentally flawed policies are setting the United States up for a major economic downturn in the near future. The 21st cen... read more

Supply-Side Follies is a progressive political and economic challenge to the current George W. Bush policies. It debunks commonly held assumptions of conservative economic policies centered on the obsession that tax cuts led to greater productivity and prosperity. These fundamentally flawed policies are setting the United States up for a major economic downturn in the near future. The 21st cen... read more

Going Dirty : The Art of Negative Campaigning

David Mark

Going Dirty is a history of negative campaigning in American politics and an examination of how candidates and political consultants have employed this often-controversial technique. The book includes case studies on notable races throughout the television era in which new negative campaign strategies were introduced, or existing tactics were refined and amplified upon. Strategies have include... read more

Going Dirty is a history of negative campaigning in American politics and an examination of how candidates and political consultants have employed this often-controversial technique. The book includes case studies on notable races throughout the television era in which new negative campaign strategies were introduced, or existing tactics were refined and amplified upon. Strategies have include... read more

Value War: Public Opinion and the Politics of Gay Rights

Paul R. Brewer

In Value War: Public Opinion and the Politics of Gay Rights, Paul R. Brewer looks at how the public debate about gay rights has shaped public opinion and conversely how public opinion has shaped the public debate about gay rights. Using a variety of methods, including polls, experimentation, and content analysis, he shows how the nature of public debate_which encompasses news stories, televisi... read more

In Value War: Public Opinion and the Politics of Gay Rights, Paul R. Brewer looks at how the public debate about gay rights has shaped public opinion and conversely how public opinion has shaped the public debate about gay rights. Using a variety of methods, including polls, experimentation, and content analysis, he shows how the nature of public debate_which encompasses news stories, televisi... read more

Government 2.0: Using Technology to Improve Education, Cut Red Tape, Reduce Gridlock, and Enhance Democracy

William Eggers

Unhyped and therefore unnoticed, technology is altering the behavior and mission of city halls, statehouses, schools, and federal agencies across America. From transportation to education to elections to law enforcement (or, as we're now referring to it, "homeland security"), the digital revolution is transforming government and politics, slashing bureaucracies; improving services; producing i... read more

Unhyped and therefore unnoticed, technology is altering the behavior and mission of city halls, statehouses, schools, and federal agencies across America. From transportation to education to elections to law enforcement (or, as we're now referring to it, "homeland security"), the digital revolution is transforming government and politics, slashing bureaucracies; improving services; producing i... read more

The Patient Will See You Now: How Advances in Science, Medicine, and Technology Will Lead to a Personalized Health Care System

Carey James Kriz

In a world of rapid advances in scientific discovery, with an unprecedented insight and understanding of how the human body works, and technologies available that are reshaping the meaning and value of human existence, the statistics on the U.S. health care system are shocking. While spending more money per capita than any other country in the world, we have worse outcomes on everything from l... read more

In a world of rapid advances in scientific discovery, with an unprecedented insight and understanding of how the human body works, and technologies available that are reshaping the meaning and value of human existence, the statistics on the U.S. health care system are shocking. While spending more money per capita than any other country in the world, we have worse outcomes on everything from l... read more

Founding Father: How C-SPAN's Brian Lamb Changed Politics in America

Stephen E. Frantzich

"And just who was President Lincoln?" One can almost hear Brian Lamb's understated Midwestern intonation of an almost absurdly basic question. Without pretense or the need to sound important, Lamb seeks to open the door to an understanding of public affairs by asking the questions his intelligent, but unworldly, mother might have asked. His open-ended questions often catch his subjects off-gua... read more

"And just who was President Lincoln?" One can almost hear Brian Lamb's understated Midwestern intonation of an almost absurdly basic question. Without pretense or the need to sound important, Lamb seeks to open the door to an understanding of public affairs by asking the questions his intelligent, but unworldly, mother might have asked. His open-ended questions often catch his subjects off-gua... read more

Renegade for Peace and Justice: Congresswoman Barbara Lee Speaks for Me

Barbara Lee

In this candid and self-effacing autobiography, Barbara Lee chronicles the challenges she overcame to break the cycle of multi-generational domestic violence, and her rise from being a single mother of two young children to being one of the most progressive and respected voices in Congress today.

In this candid and self-effacing autobiography, Barbara Lee chronicles the challenges she overcame to break the cycle of multi-generational domestic violence, and her rise from being a single mother of two young children to being one of the most progressive and respected voices in Congress today.

Got a Solution?: HR Approaches to 5 Common and Persistent Business Problems

Dale J. Dwyer PhD, Sheri A. Caldwell PhD

Have a common and persistent work-related problem that keeps you awake at night? Are you looking for possible outside the box solutions to resolve these issues? The authors of the bestselling Got a Minute? The 9 Lessons Every HR Professional Must Learn to Be Successful have written a timely and timeless book about the five universal problems that all organizations face. The problems discussed ... read more

Have a common and persistent work-related problem that keeps you awake at night? Are you looking for possible outside the box solutions to resolve these issues? The authors of the bestselling Got a Minute? The 9 Lessons Every HR Professional Must Learn to Be Successful have written a timely and timeless book about the five universal problems that all organizations face. The problems discussed ... read more

Business-Focused HR: 11 Processes to Drive Results

Scott P. Mondore, Shane S. Douthitt, Marisa A. Carson

From employee selection to multirater feedback, this step-by-step guide provides the latest in best practices to effectively implement various human resources (HR) processes in organizations of all sizes. From launch to ongoing business outcome analysis, this record—written by business analytics experts—discusses 11 core HR processes and offers practical tips for successful execution. Intended... read more

From employee selection to multirater feedback, this step-by-step guide provides the latest in best practices to effectively implement various human resources (HR) processes in organizations of all sizes. From launch to ongoing business outcome analysis, this record—written by business analytics experts—discusses 11 core HR processes and offers practical tips for successful execution. Intended... read more

A Necessary Evil: Managing Employee Activity on Facebook, LinkedIn and the Hundreds of Other Social Media Sites

Aliah D. Wright

Based primarily on interviews and evaluations of existing practices and policies, this book emphasizes why companies must have social media policies and why they are important in governing employee behavior. Good companies pay attention to the social networking sites their customers and employees inhabit. They watch behaviors, they listen to concerns, they apologize when their companies make m... read more

Based primarily on interviews and evaluations of existing practices and policies, this book emphasizes why companies must have social media policies and why they are important in governing employee behavior. Good companies pay attention to the social networking sites their customers and employees inhabit. They watch behaviors, they listen to concerns, they apologize when their companies make m... read more

California Employment Law: An Employer’s Guide, Revised and Updated: An Employer's Guide

James J. McDonald

It is often said that it is impossible for an employer to fully comply with all of California’s employment laws. They are just too numerous and too complicated. They are frequently changing, and rarely for the better. There are so many traps for the unwary. Unfortunately, this perspective is mostly true. California Employment Law: An Employer’s Guide is written for those who must contend with ... read more

It is often said that it is impossible for an employer to fully comply with all of California’s employment laws. They are just too numerous and too complicated. They are frequently changing, and rarely for the better. There are so many traps for the unwary. Unfortunately, this perspective is mostly true. California Employment Law: An Employer’s Guide is written for those who must contend with ... read more

Separation Of Powers: Documents and Commentary (Understanding Constitutional Principles)

Harriger K

Separation of powers is one of the fundamental principles underlying the U.S. system of government. The Constitution seeks to prevent abuses of power by separating government functions into independent branches - legislative, executive, and judicial. However, this system is sometimes inefficient. Separation of Powers, the first book in the Understanding Constitutional Principles Series, examin... read more

Separation of powers is one of the fundamental principles underlying the U.S. system of government. The Constitution seeks to prevent abuses of power by separating government functions into independent branches - legislative, executive, and judicial. However, this system is sometimes inefficient. Separation of Powers, the first book in the Understanding Constitutional Principles Series, examin... read more

Marbury Versus Madison: Documents and Commentary (Landmark Events in Us History)

Mark Graber, Michael Perhac

Marbury versus Madison combines documents and analytical essays timed for the bicentennial in 2003. This timely collection will explain: the constitutional, political, philosophical background to judicial review; the historical record leading to this landmark case; the impact of the decision since 1803; its impact on the world stage, especially for new and emerging democratic nations.

Marbury versus Madison combines documents and analytical essays timed for the bicentennial in 2003. This timely collection will explain: the constitutional, political, philosophical background to judicial review; the historical record leading to this landmark case; the impact of the decision since 1803; its impact on the world stage, especially for new and emerging democratic nations.

Native Americans (American Political History Series)

Donald Grinde

A unique political reference work for the study of American Indians. Using both contributed essays from eminent scholars and excerpts of primary source documents with explanatory headnotes, the new reference series, American Political History, will focus on broad-based issues in American political history. The first title in the series explores the political history of Native Americans. Throug... read more

A unique political reference work for the study of American Indians. Using both contributed essays from eminent scholars and excerpts of primary source documents with explanatory headnotes, the new reference series, American Political History, will focus on broad-based issues in American political history. The first title in the series explores the political history of Native Americans. Throug... read more

The Louisiana Purchase: Emergence Of An American Nation (Landmark Events in U.S. History)

Peter Kastor

The Louisiana Purchase combines documents and analytical essays timed for the bicentennial in 2003. This timely collection will explain: how and why the United States acquired the massive territory that more than doubled the size of the country; the profound social and political changes that came in the wake of the Purchase; its impact on such far reaching topics like the Constitution, slavery... read more

The Louisiana Purchase combines documents and analytical essays timed for the bicentennial in 2003. This timely collection will explain: how and why the United States acquired the massive territory that more than doubled the size of the country; the profound social and political changes that came in the wake of the Purchase; its impact on such far reaching topics like the Constitution, slavery... read more

The Declaration Of Independence: Origins and Impact (Landmark Events in Us History)

Scott Gerber

The new reference series, Landmark Events in U.S. History, uses both contributed essays from eminent scholars and excerpts of primary source documents with explanatory headnotes to focus on critical events in American political history and explains how it came about and why it continues to play such a vital role in the history and political evolution of the United States. The first three books... read more

The new reference series, Landmark Events in U.S. History, uses both contributed essays from eminent scholars and excerpts of primary source documents with explanatory headnotes to focus on critical events in American political history and explains how it came about and why it continues to play such a vital role in the history and political evolution of the United States. The first three books... read more

Landmark Decisions of the United States Supreme Court (Landmark Decisions of the Us Supreme Court)

Paul Finkelman, Melvin I. Urofsky

An important new reference that provides the historical context and constitutional perspective of more than 1,000 of the most important Supreme Court cases. Landmark Decisions of the United States Supreme Court provides an unparalleled history of the Supreme Court and its impact on American democracy and society. Case summaries are organized chronologically. In addition: [yen] each summary inc... read more

An important new reference that provides the historical context and constitutional perspective of more than 1,000 of the most important Supreme Court cases. Landmark Decisions of the United States Supreme Court provides an unparalleled history of the Supreme Court and its impact on American democracy and society. Case summaries are organized chronologically. In addition: [yen] each summary inc... read more

Harry S Truman (American Presidents Reference)

Robert Ferrell

Each volume in the new American Presidents Reference Series is organized around an individual presidency and gathers a host of biographical, analytical, and primary source historical material that will analyze the presidency and bring the president, his administration, and his times to life. The series focuses on key moments in U.S. political history as seen through the eyes of the most influe... read more

Each volume in the new American Presidents Reference Series is organized around an individual presidency and gathers a host of biographical, analytical, and primary source historical material that will analyze the presidency and bring the president, his administration, and his times to life. The series focuses on key moments in U.S. political history as seen through the eyes of the most influe... read more

Woodrow Wilson (American Presidents Reference)

Kendrick Clements, Eric a Cheezum

Each volume in the new American Presidents Reference Series is organized around an individual presidency and gathers a host of biographical, analytical, and primary source historical material that will analyze the presidency and bring the president, his administration, and his times to life. The series focuses on key moments in U.S. political history as seen through the eyes of the most influe... read more

Each volume in the new American Presidents Reference Series is organized around an individual presidency and gathers a host of biographical, analytical, and primary source historical material that will analyze the presidency and bring the president, his administration, and his times to life. The series focuses on key moments in U.S. political history as seen through the eyes of the most influe... read more

Destination Innovation: HR’s Role in Charting the Course

Patricia M. Buhler SPHR

HR professionals are responsible in large part for nurturing the culture of organizations. As the profession continues its shift to more strategic work, this challenge becomes even more critical. Working at the epicenter of our organizations, HR has the opportunity--and duty--to shape the components essential to effective execution in building a culture success...a culture of innovation. Using... read more

HR professionals are responsible in large part for nurturing the culture of organizations. As the profession continues its shift to more strategic work, this challenge becomes even more critical. Working at the epicenter of our organizations, HR has the opportunity--and duty--to shape the components essential to effective execution in building a culture success...a culture of innovation. Using... read more

Manager Onboarding: 5 Steps for Setting New Leaders Up for Success

Sharlyn Lauby

This book is for HR and business leaders who are looking for a roadmap to designing a manager onboarding program. The book touches on just a bit of theory and a whole lot of practical knowledge. It is filled with stories and examples about how companies' onboarding programs work—both for new employees as well as managers.

This book is for HR and business leaders who are looking for a roadmap to designing a manager onboarding program. The book touches on just a bit of theory and a whole lot of practical knowledge. It is filled with stories and examples about how companies' onboarding programs work—both for new employees as well as managers.

HR's Greatest Challenge: Driving the C-Suite to Improve Employee Engagement and Retention

Richard P. Finnegan

Nothing HR does contributes more to productivity than improving engagement and retention. Nothing supersedes the value of getting our employees to give their best and to stay. No administrative task like making payroll, no hiring task like filling jobs quickly, no program task like renting an ice cream machine for employee appreciation week. Nothing else we do. HR leaders know better than most... read more

Nothing HR does contributes more to productivity than improving engagement and retention. Nothing supersedes the value of getting our employees to give their best and to stay. No administrative task like making payroll, no hiring task like filling jobs quickly, no program task like renting an ice cream machine for employee appreciation week. Nothing else we do. HR leaders know better than most... read more

Up, Down, and Sideways: High-Impact Verbal Communication for HR Professionals

Patricia M. Buhler SPHR, Joel D. Worden

Helping professionals navigate the changes in human resource roles, which have become increasingly complex in recent years, this business-savvy guide teaches how to effectively communicate “up” to superiors, “down” to subordinates, and “sideways” to peers. In addition to the general public and interpersonal speaking tips sprinkled throughout, the book specifically addresses the many roles and ... read more

Helping professionals navigate the changes in human resource roles, which have become increasingly complex in recent years, this business-savvy guide teaches how to effectively communicate “up” to superiors, “down” to subordinates, and “sideways” to peers. In addition to the general public and interpersonal speaking tips sprinkled throughout, the book specifically addresses the many roles and ... read more

The Power of Stay Interviews for Engagement and Retention

Richard P. Finnegan

Challenging the perceived value of traditional employee surveys and exit interviews, this guide explores the practical value of the stay interview, a preventive tool in employee retention that proactively addresses potential issues that affect workplace morale and potential loss of staff. Organizations routinely search for clear answers to complex questions regarding how to better retain and e... read more

Challenging the perceived value of traditional employee surveys and exit interviews, this guide explores the practical value of the stay interview, a preventive tool in employee retention that proactively addresses potential issues that affect workplace morale and potential loss of staff. Organizations routinely search for clear answers to complex questions regarding how to better retain and e... read more

Stop Bullying at Work: Strategies and Tools for HR, Legal, & Risk Management Professionals

Teresa A. Daniel, Gary S. Metcalf

Although it is not yet illegal, workplace bullying can poison your organization by undermining employee motivation and by eroding any sense of loyalty or teamwork, and it can ultimately destroy trust at all levels. Bullying affects not just the targets of the abusive conduct, but also their co-workers who cannot understand why senior leaders would tolerate such bad behavior or, worse yet, pers... read more

Although it is not yet illegal, workplace bullying can poison your organization by undermining employee motivation and by eroding any sense of loyalty or teamwork, and it can ultimately destroy trust at all levels. Bullying affects not just the targets of the abusive conduct, but also their co-workers who cannot understand why senior leaders would tolerate such bad behavior or, worse yet, pers... read more

Hidden Drivers of Success: Leveraging Employee Insights for Strategic Advantage

William A. Schiemann PhD, Jerry H. Seibert, Brian S. Morgan PhD

A framework for HR managers and business leaders to identify and extract crucial information to lead their enterprise, business unit, or department to success, this book demonstrates how various measures—with a particular emphasis on surveys—can be reinvented to serve today’s strategic and operational needs. This reference lays out why real-time actionable information is critical to every orga... read more

A framework for HR managers and business leaders to identify and extract crucial information to lead their enterprise, business unit, or department to success, this book demonstrates how various measures—with a particular emphasis on surveys—can be reinvented to serve today’s strategic and operational needs. This reference lays out why real-time actionable information is critical to every orga... read more

The Tie Goes to Freedom: Justice Anthony M. Kennedy on Liberty

Helen J. Knowles

At the ideological center of the Supreme Court sits Anthony M. Kennedy, whose pivotal role on the Rehnquist Court is only expected to grow in importance now that he is the lone "swing Justice" on the Roberts Court. The Ties Goes to Freedom is the first book-length analysis of Kennedy, and it challenges the conventional wisdom that his jurisprudence is inconsistent and incoherent.Using the hot-... read more

At the ideological center of the Supreme Court sits Anthony M. Kennedy, whose pivotal role on the Rehnquist Court is only expected to grow in importance now that he is the lone "swing Justice" on the Roberts Court. The Ties Goes to Freedom is the first book-length analysis of Kennedy, and it challenges the conventional wisdom that his jurisprudence is inconsistent and incoherent.Using the hot-... read more

No Litmus Test: Law versus Politics in the Twenty-First Century

Michael C. Dorf

The courts and, indeed, the law itself are under assault from both right and left. Conservatives denounce what they see as liberal judicial activism in decisions involving abortion, gay rights, and the separation of church and state. They seek judges who will 'apply' rather than 'make' the law.

The courts and, indeed, the law itself are under assault from both right and left. Conservatives denounce what they see as liberal judicial activism in decisions involving abortion, gay rights, and the separation of church and state. They seek judges who will 'apply' rather than 'make' the law.

Failure of Intelligence: The Decline and Fall of the CIA

Melvin A. Goodman

The time for serious soul-searching regarding the role of the Central Intelligence Agency and the intelligence community in general is long overdue. The recent intelligence failures regarding the unanticipated collapse of the Soviet Union, the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and the run-up to the Iraq war demonstrate a CIA and a $50 billion intelligence enterprise that cannot provide ... read more

The time for serious soul-searching regarding the role of the Central Intelligence Agency and the intelligence community in general is long overdue. The recent intelligence failures regarding the unanticipated collapse of the Soviet Union, the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and the run-up to the Iraq war demonstrate a CIA and a $50 billion intelligence enterprise that cannot provide ... read more

Immigration and the American Dream: Battling the Political Hype and Hysteria

Margaret Sands Orchowski

Immigration is one of the most controversial and divisive topics in politics today. Full of rhetoric, labels, political spin, myths, mantras, and misinformation, the issue has split the GOP, silenced the Democrats, and frustrated the American public. How is anyone supposed to make sense of all the propaganda? In Immigration and the American Dream, Margaret Sands Orchowski cuts through the hype... read more

Immigration is one of the most controversial and divisive topics in politics today. Full of rhetoric, labels, political spin, myths, mantras, and misinformation, the issue has split the GOP, silenced the Democrats, and frustrated the American public. How is anyone supposed to make sense of all the propaganda? In Immigration and the American Dream, Margaret Sands Orchowski cuts through the hype... read more

The Politics of Values: Games Political Strategists Play

Jo Renee Formicola

The Politics of Values shows how Evangelical moral influence morphed into public policy and partisan political support for the Republican Party. It will show how the politics of values were used as a means to gain and hold political power, and articulate how those who tried to implement the politics of values in campaigns and public policy began to fall into disrepute. Due to their own arrogan... read more

The Politics of Values shows how Evangelical moral influence morphed into public policy and partisan political support for the Republican Party. It will show how the politics of values were used as a means to gain and hold political power, and articulate how those who tried to implement the politics of values in campaigns and public policy began to fall into disrepute. Due to their own arrogan... read more

With All Our Might: A Progressive Strategy for Defeating Jihadism and Defending Liberty

This book outlines a new strategy that applies the organizing principles of progressive internationalism―national strength, free enterprise, liberal democracy, U.S. leadership for collective security―to the new challenge of defeating Islamist extremism. That plan, as set forth in detail in this book, revolves around five progressive imperatives for national security: * First, we must marshal a... read more

This book outlines a new strategy that applies the organizing principles of progressive internationalism―national strength, free enterprise, liberal democracy, U.S. leadership for collective security―to the new challenge of defeating Islamist extremism. That plan, as set forth in detail in this book, revolves around five progressive imperatives for national security: * First, we must marshal a... read more

Unstoppable Global Warming: Every 1,500 Years, Updated and Expanded Edition

S. Fred Singer, Dennis T. Avery

Singer and Avery present―in popular language supported by in-depth scientific evidence―the compelling concept that global temperatures have been rising mostly or entirely because of a natural cycle. Using historic data from two millennia of recorded history combined with the natural physical records found in ice cores, seabed sediment, cave stalagmites, and tree rings, Unstoppable Global Warmi... read more

Singer and Avery present―in popular language supported by in-depth scientific evidence―the compelling concept that global temperatures have been rising mostly or entirely because of a natural cycle. Using historic data from two millennia of recorded history combined with the natural physical records found in ice cores, seabed sediment, cave stalagmites, and tree rings, Unstoppable Global Warmi... read more

When Sex Counts: Making Babies and Making Law

Sherry F. Colb

Book by Colb, Sherry F.

Book by Colb, Sherry F.

No Magic Wand: The Idealization of Science in Law

David S. Caudill, Lewis H. LaRue

Since 1993, Supreme Court precedent has asked judges to serve as gatekeepers to their expert witnesses, admitting only reliable scientific testimony. Lacking a strong background in science, however, some judges admit dubious scientific testimony packages by articulate practitioners, while others reject reliable evidence that is unreasonably portrayed as full of holes. Seeking a balance between... read more

Since 1993, Supreme Court precedent has asked judges to serve as gatekeepers to their expert witnesses, admitting only reliable scientific testimony. Lacking a strong background in science, however, some judges admit dubious scientific testimony packages by articulate practitioners, while others reject reliable evidence that is unreasonably portrayed as full of holes. Seeking a balance between... read more

Tehran Rising: Iran's Challenge to the United States

Ilan Berman

The Islamic Republic of Iran today constitutes the single greatest challenge to the United States and the War on Terror. In the Persian Gulf and Central Asia, Iranian policymakers are busy cobbling together alliances intended to elevate it to the status of a regional superpower at the expense of the U.S. and its European allies. In Iraq, Iran is spending millions to perpetuate a lingering insu... read more

The Islamic Republic of Iran today constitutes the single greatest challenge to the United States and the War on Terror. In the Persian Gulf and Central Asia, Iranian policymakers are busy cobbling together alliances intended to elevate it to the status of a regional superpower at the expense of the U.S. and its European allies. In Iraq, Iran is spending millions to perpetuate a lingering insu... read more

A Devil's Triangle: Terrorism, Weapons of Mass Destruction, and Rogue States

Peter Brookes

The bad news is that with the end of the Cold War, threats to international peace and security became less predictable and more diverse. The rise of international terrorism, the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and ballistic missiles, and the troubling actions of rogue states replaced the US-USSR superpower rivalry as the central organizing theme of the new national security ... read more

The bad news is that with the end of the Cold War, threats to international peace and security became less predictable and more diverse. The rise of international terrorism, the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and ballistic missiles, and the troubling actions of rogue states replaced the US-USSR superpower rivalry as the central organizing theme of the new national security ... read more

What a President Should Know: An Insider's View on How to Succeed in the Oval Office

Lawrence B. Lindsey

The winner of the presidential election will need to get quickly up-to-speed on how to manage the government. What are the likely issues he will encounter on the first day in the Oval Office? What does he do about the cost of the Iraq War? He'll get blamed if there's another terrorist attack, so what does he need to do that first day and the days and weeks to come to realistically and prudentl... read more

The winner of the presidential election will need to get quickly up-to-speed on how to manage the government. What are the likely issues he will encounter on the first day in the Oval Office? What does he do about the cost of the Iraq War? He'll get blamed if there's another terrorist attack, so what does he need to do that first day and the days and weeks to come to realistically and prudentl... read more

A Call to Greatness: Challenging our Next President (Computer Pkgs & Research)

David M. Abshire

A Call to Greatness: Challenging Our Next President examines how our next President can learn from the successes and failures of past Presidents to be an effective leader during a time of tremendous challenges at home and abroad.The present state of our union requires a creative reexamination of our national interests, a comprehensive vision, a leader with the ability to organize and marshal t... read more

A Call to Greatness: Challenging Our Next President examines how our next President can learn from the successes and failures of past Presidents to be an effective leader during a time of tremendous challenges at home and abroad.The present state of our union requires a creative reexamination of our national interests, a comprehensive vision, a leader with the ability to organize and marshal t... read more

Today's American: How Free?

Arch Puddington, Jason Kelly, Thomas Melia

TodayOs American: How Free? assesses the state of American freedom in the post-9/11 period. Conducted by Freedom House, the study looks at a broad range of rights and liberties, including the electoral process, freedom of the press, counterterrorism policies, corruption, freedom of belief, academic freedom, race relations, immigration, property rights, and equality of opportunity. The study pl... read more

TodayOs American: How Free? assesses the state of American freedom in the post-9/11 period. Conducted by Freedom House, the study looks at a broad range of rights and liberties, including the electoral process, freedom of the press, counterterrorism policies, corruption, freedom of belief, academic freedom, race relations, immigration, property rights, and equality of opportunity. The study pl... read more

Naked Emperors: The Failure of the Republican Revolution

Scot M. Faulkner

Naked Emperors: The Failure of the Republican Revolution takes its place alongside All the President's Men and the novel Advise and Consent as a timeless classic about how Washington really works. It is a vivid and gripping eyewitness account about how the Republican Party failed in making government ethical and open. In the wake of the historic elections of 1994, there were great expectations... read more

Naked Emperors: The Failure of the Republican Revolution takes its place alongside All the President's Men and the novel Advise and Consent as a timeless classic about how Washington really works. It is a vivid and gripping eyewitness account about how the Republican Party failed in making government ethical and open. In the wake of the historic elections of 1994, there were great expectations... read more

97 Frequently Asked Questions About Compensation: With Answers from SHRM's Knowledge Advisors (SHRM Q&A Series)

This essential resource is a compilation of the most often asked employee compensation questions related to bonuses, paid leave, tax compliance, wage and hour regulations, and much more. The questions addressed cover a wide range of topics and include such examples as Do we have to pay out unused vacation pay to employees who leave our company? Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, may I dock an... read more

This essential resource is a compilation of the most often asked employee compensation questions related to bonuses, paid leave, tax compliance, wage and hour regulations, and much more. The questions addressed cover a wide range of topics and include such examples as Do we have to pay out unused vacation pay to employees who leave our company? Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, may I dock an... read more

107 Frequently Asked Questions About Staffing Management: With Answers from SHRM's Knowledge Advisors (SHRM Q&A Series)

The HR Knowledge Center at the Society for Human Resource Management responds to thousands of questions every year from HR professionals and business leaders. The detailed and reliable answers that are provided span a wide array of people management topics, from HR management and development to employee relations and regulatory and legal compliance. In 107 Frequently Asked Questions About Staf... read more

The HR Knowledge Center at the Society for Human Resource Management responds to thousands of questions every year from HR professionals and business leaders. The detailed and reliable answers that are provided span a wide array of people management topics, from HR management and development to employee relations and regulatory and legal compliance. In 107 Frequently Asked Questions About Staf... read more

The Cultural Fit Factor: Creating an Employment Brand That Attracts, Retains, and Repels the Right Employees

Lizz Pellet

Documenting how employment branding can save money by attracting talented, capable associates that complement their organizations, this reference underscores the importance of any company having clearly defined values. Addressing how individuals no longer wish to compartmentalize their lives or separate themselves from how they contribute at work, this handbook emphasizes the significance of e... read more

Documenting how employment branding can save money by attracting talented, capable associates that complement their organizations, this reference underscores the importance of any company having clearly defined values. Addressing how individuals no longer wish to compartmentalize their lives or separate themselves from how they contribute at work, this handbook emphasizes the significance of e... read more

Got a Minute?: The 9 Lessons Every HR Professional Must Learn to Be Successful

Dale J. Dwyer PhD, Sheri A. Caldwell PhD

Designed to help HR and line managers deal with challenging employees in the workplace, this book enlists a novel approach by tying together several real-life--and often entertaining--examples of employee behavior within a broad range of circumstances. Following the stories in each chapter, an analysis of how the HR professionals handled the situations highlights the benefits and detriments of... read more

Designed to help HR and line managers deal with challenging employees in the workplace, this book enlists a novel approach by tying together several real-life--and often entertaining--examples of employee behavior within a broad range of circumstances. Following the stories in each chapter, an analysis of how the HR professionals handled the situations highlights the benefits and detriments of... read more

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