State of Connecticut Government and History

Connecticut's Fourth Congressional District: History, Politics, and the Maverick Tradition
Gary L. Rose, Ph.D.

A penetrating case study of one of the most unique congressional districts in the United States. 


Gary L. Rose is professor and chair of the Department of History and Political Science at Sacred Heart University. His research and teaching interests include political parties, constitutional law, the America presidency, and Connecticut politics.  A university professor for more than thirty years, Rose serves as a frequent political commentator for local, state, and national media.  He has provided extensive and objective political analysis for many congressional campaigns in the fourth congressional district and has hosted many education forums which feature fourth district congresspersons and congressional candidates.  In 2010, Rose provided political commentary on NBC Nightly News.   

$21.95

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Connecticut Constitution  

Preface by Deborah G. Stevenson, J.D.
Attorney Stevenson practices Constitutional Law, Appellate Law, Educational Law, and Criminal Law in a variety of courts, including Connecticut Appellate and Supreme Courts, federal District Courts, and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. She has written many articles on Constitutional Law, and has given many lectures on the Constitution and individual rights in workshops held in several States across the country. She also serves as Chief Counsel for We the People of Connecticut, Inc., the nation’s first lobby devoted solely to preserving, protecting and defending the Constitution.

Introduction by Gary L. Rose, Ph.D.
Gary L. Rose is Professor and Chair of the Department of Government and Politics at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut. He is the editor of Shaping a Nation: Twenty-Five Supreme Court Cases that Changed the United States (Palo Alto: Academica Press, 2010).

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US Constitution

Preface by Deborah G. Stevenson, J.D.
Attorney Stevenson practices Constitutional Law, Appellate Law, Educational Law, and Criminal Law in a variety of courts, including Connecticut Appellate and Supreme Courts, federal District Courts, and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. She has written many articles on Constitutional Law, and has given many lectures on the Constitution and individual rights in workshops held in several States across the country. She also serves as Chief Counsel for We the People of Connecticut, Inc., the nation’s first lobby devoted solely to preserving, protecting and defending the Constitution.

Introduction by Gary L. Rose, Ph.D.
Gary L. Rose is Professor and Chair of the Department of Government and Politics at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut. He is the editor of Shaping a Nation: Twenty-Five Supreme Court Cases that Changed the United States (Palo Alto: Academica Press, 2010).

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Connecticut Government and Politics - An Introduction
Gary L. Rose, Ph.D.

Connecticut Government and Politics: An Introduction is a thoroughly revised and updated version of the author’s book, Connecticut Government at the Millennium (Sacred Heart University Press, 2001). Like the first edition, it is intended to introduce students and general readers to the historical development and current operation of Connecticut’s political system. Individual chapters explore constitutional history in “The Constitution State,” the transformation of Connecticut politics, the various mechanisms through which citizens can participate in political affairs, the structure and powers of the three branches of government, and the pivotal role of the mass media, newspapers in particular, in protecting the integrity of the political process. Connecticut Government and Politics: An Introduction is aimed at enhancing civic awareness among readers and also encouraging responsible citizenship through direct participation in state and local politics.

Gary L. Rose
is professor and chair of the Department of History and Political Science at Sacred Heart University. His previous books include two editions of Controversial Issues in Presidential Selection, Connecticut Politics at the Crossroads,  The American Presidency Under Siege, , and two editions of Connecticut Government at the Millennium, and Public Policy in Connecticut:  Challenges and Perspectives.  In addition to his teaching and writing, Professor Rose frequently serves as a political commentator for national, state and local media. 

$29.95

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Public Policy in Connecticut; Challenges and Perspectives
Edited by Gary L. Rose, Ph.D.

Public Policy in Connecticut examines ten of the key policy challenges that currently confront Connecticut lawmakers. Following an overview essay by the editor, discussing the recent transfer of power to state governments and outlining the policy challenges faced by lawmakers, each of these challenges is taken up in a separate essay by the volume's contributors. The first challenges considered, associated with economic growth, transportation, environmental protection, ethnic diversity, and ethics in politics, affect the Connecticut public at large. The remaining issues discussed are health care, services for the aged, prison overcrowding and recidivism, inner-city education, and higher education affect more specific population groups, but still have consequences for all state residents. The book examines each issue in depth, and sets an agenda for legislative action and citizen concern.

Public Policy in Connecticut has a breadth and comprehensiveness that makes it a satisfying reading experience. The book fills a need in the study of applied politics, practical governmental studies, and public policy. The writing here is engaging and informative, and while the focus is Connecticut, there is much to be learned here that is germane to other state politicians and policy makers.”

—Gregory G. Lebel, George Washington University

$18.95

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Connecticut Government at the Millennium
Gary L. Rose, Ph.D.

Connecticut Government at the Millennium
offers fresh and penetrating insight into the style, character, and capacity of Connecticut's political system at the turn of the twenty-first century. Rose explores Connecticut's rich constitutional tradition the political culture of the state's citizenry, and Connecticut's system of political parties and interest groups, as well as the structure, powers, and decision-making processes of the three branches of government. Each chapter includes interviews with political practitioners, experts, and high-level government officials. 

I am impressed with Professor Rose's command of the issues and how they affect the structures of state government as we enter the twenty-first century. The book is elegant in its prose, and students will gain an immediate understanding of the complexities of a government which most live under, but which few understand.  
                                       – John Kenneth White, The Catholic University of America

Gary L. Rose is professor and chair of the Department of History and Political Science at Sacred Heart University. His previous books include The American Presidency Under Siege, Connecticut Politics at the Crossroads, and two editions of Controversial Issues in Presidential Selection.

$18.95

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John Davis Lodge:  A Life in Three Acts:  Actor, Politician, Diplomat
Thomas A. DeLong

‌In this comprehensive biography, which includes many rare photographs from all periods of Lodge's life, the author ells an extraordinary story of acting, political, and diplomatic triumphs, periodically unsettled by conflict, defeat, and sibling rivalry.  Working from archival sources, unpublished letters and memoirs, and countless interviews with those closest to Lodge, DeLong meticulously documents the life of a diversely talented and uncommonly dedicated man, truly one of the great public servants and personalities of twentieth-century America. Thomas A. DeLong is the author of numerous books of biography and award-winning studies of the development of radio and television broadcasting.  He has written for the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Connecticut Post, and other newspapers and magazines.

$29.95

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