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Technocrats and the Politics of Drought and Development in Twentieth-Century Brazil

by Eve E. Buckley

Eve E. Buckley's study of twentieth-century Brazil examines the nation's hard social realities through the history of science, focusing on the use of technology and engineering as vexed instruments of reform...


Modernism and the making of the Soviet New Man

by Tijana Vujosevic

The creation of Soviet culture in the 1920s and the 1930s was the most radical of modernist projects, both in aesthetic and in political terms. Modernism and the Making of the New Man explores the architecture...


Abraham Lincoln, Papers and Writings

by Abraham Lincoln

The Papers of Abraham Lincoln is a long-term project dedicated to identifying, imaging, and publishing all documents written by or to Abraham Lincoln during his lifetime (1809-1865).

Abraham Lincoln is one of...


Latinos in New York: Communities in Transition, Second Edition

by Sherrie Baver, Angelo Falcón & Gabriel Haslip-Viera

Latinos in New York: Communities in Transition, second edition, is the most comprehensive reader available on the experience of New York City's diverse Latino population. . . . The book brings together leading...


Haunting Hands

by Kathleen M. Cumiskey & Larissa Hjorth

Haunting Hands looks closely at the consequences of digital media's ubiquitous presence in our lives, in particular the representing, sharing, and remembering of loss. From Facebook tribute pages during public...


African Americans in White Suburbia: Social Networks and Political Behavior

by Ernest McGowen

Despite decades of progress, African Americans living in largely white affluent suburbs still often find themselves caught between the two worlds of race and class. High economic status has afforded them considerable...


On War

by Carl Von Clausewitz & J. J. Graham (Translator)

On War (Vom Kriege in german) is a book on war and military strategy by Prussian general Carl von Clausewitz (1780–1831), written mostly after the Napoleonic wars, between 1816 and 1830, and published posthumously...


Cracking the China Conundrum

by Yukon Huang

China's rise is altering global power relations, reshaping economic debates, and commanding tremendous public attention. Despite extensive media and academic scrutiny, the conventional wisdom about China's economy...


Global Governance from Regional Perspectives

by Anna Triandafyllidou

Global Governance from Regional Perspectives argues that the academic debate on global governance has neglected the combination of power with value constellations/culture. Both input and output legitimacy, for...


Riding with Death

by Jana Braziel

On the southern end of the Grand Rue, a major thoroughfare that runs through the center of Port-au-Prince, waits the Haitian capital’s automobile repair district. This veritable junkyard of steel and rubber,...


Land Justice: Re-imagining Land, Food, and the Commons

by Justine M. Williams & Eric Holt-Giménez

In recent decades, the various strands of the food movement have made enormous strides in calling attention the many shortcomings and injustices of our food and agricultural system. Farmers, activists, scholars,...


Ann Veronica (Unabridged)

by H. G. Wells

Ann Veronica is a New Woman novel, which describes the rebellion of Ann Veronica Stanley, "a young lady of nearly two-and-twenty," against her middle-class father's stern patriarchal rule. The novel dramatizes...


Leo Tolstoy: A Letter to a Hindu

by Leo Tolstoy, M. K. Gandhi, Aylmer Maude & Leo Wiener

A Letter to a Hindu was a letter written by Leo Tolstoy to Tarak Nath Das on 14 December 1908 in response to two letters sent by Das, seeking support from the famous Russian author and thinker, for India's independence...


The Trial of Kermit Gosnell

by Cheryl Sullenger

When police raided the Women’s Medical Society, they thought that they were putting an end to a pill mill that was the largest supplier of illicit prescription painkillers in Philadelphia.   But once inside,...


Caught in the Web of the Criminal Justice System

by Emily Horowitz, Ph.D., Lawrence A. Dubin, J.D., Gary Mesibov & Nick Dubin et al.

Increasing numbers of people with autism and other developmental disabilities are being convicted of sex offences, resulting in draconian and public punishment. Yet even when evidence shows that people with...


The Moral Heart of Public Service

by Claire Foster-Gilbert, Peter Hennessy, William Hague & Mary McAleese et al.

Now more than ever, public servants must consider and reassess how to keep moral courage in public life alive. With ethical expectations and needs changing and government policies under increasing moral scrutiny,...


Helping Babies and Children Aged 0-6 to Heal After Family Violence

by Dr. Wendy Bunston & Dr. Julie Stone

After family violence, very young children and babies benefit from child-led therapy, but how do you achieve this? Dr. Wendy Bunston's guide is here to help you to meet the emotional needs of children who are...


Ethnic Church Meets Megachurch: Indian American Christianity in Motion

by Prema A. Kurien

Traces the religious adaptation of members of an important Indian Christian church– the Mar Thoma denomination – as they make their way in the United States. 

This book exposes how a new paradigm of ethnicity...


Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud: The Rise and Reign of the Unruly Woman

by Anne Helen Petersen

“Petersen's gloriously bumptious, brash ode to non-conforming women suits the needs of this dark moment. Her careful examination of how we eviscerate the women who confound or threaten is crucial reading...


The Voice of America

by Mitchell Stephens

The first and definitive biography of an audacious adventurer—the most famous journalist of his time—who more than anyone invented contemporary journalism.

Tom Brokaw says: "Lowell Thomas so deserves this...