Bruce Bueno de Mesquita is the Julius Silver Professor of Politics
and director of the Alexander Hamilton Center for Political Economy
at New York University. He is the author of sixteen books,
including "The Predictioneer s Game" and, with Alastair Smith, "The
Alastair Smith is a professor of politics at New York University. The recipient of three grants from the National Science Foundation and author of three books, he was chosen as the 2005 Karl Deutsch Award winner, given biennially to the best international relations scholar under the age of forty. He is the author, with Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, of "The Dictator's Handbook.""
"This entertaining read, which still pushes significant empirical value related to American history and the presidency, leads its audience to question the actual nobility of even the most idolized American presidents. A daring work designed for a wide audience."--CHOICE