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Dialogues on the New Education

by Zhu Yongxin

"The most important task of education is to teach children to be kind, to have a dream, and to possess the ability to learn." --Zhu Yongxin

One of today's leading education thinkers, Zhu Yongxin possesses a...


Heroes of the '90s - People and Money. The Modern History of Russian Capitalism

by Soloviev Alexander, Vladislav Dorofeev & Bashkirova Valeria

Heroes of the 90s is a book composed by journalists of the newspaper Kommersant. The book sheds light on the transformation of the USSR and the country's social, state, financial, economic and civic institutions...


The Rise and Fall of Global Austerity

by E Ray Canterbery

Since its onset in late 2007, few expected the Great Recession to be protracted for over half a decade across the world. The Rise and Fall of Global Austerity explains the origins and history of austerity, severe...


History of Chinese Ancient Educational Thought (Works by Zhu Yongxin on Education Series)

by Zhu Yongxin

China enjoys a splendid ancient culture, which is inseparable from the role of cultural transmission played by the country's system of education. As a nation that attaches great importance to education, China...


The Forgotten Depression: 1921: The Crash That Cured Itself

by James Grant

By the publisher of the prestigious Grant’s Interest Rate Observer, an account of the deep economic slump of 1920–21 that proposes, with respect to federal intervention, “less is more.” This is a free-market...


Marginal Workers, Marginal Jobs: The Underutilization of American Workers

by Teresa A. Sullivan

Unemployment levels have received a great deal of attention and discussion in recent years. However, another labor category-underemployment-has virtually been ignored. Underutilized or underemployed workers...


The Industrialization of São Paulo, 1800-1945

by Warren Dean

São Paulo is one of the few places in the underdeveloped world where an advanced industrial system has grown out of a tropical raw-material-exporting economy. By 1960 there were 830,000 industrial workers in...


Moral Controversies in American Politics

by Warren Tatalovich, Byron W. Daynes & Theodore J. Lowi

This popular book impartially examines eight hotly-contested current political issues in which one or or both sides seeks to use government authority to enforce certain norms of behavior--in chapters that are...


The Practice of American Public Policymaking

by Selden Biggs & Lelia B. Helms

Designed for upper-level and professional courses, this text is a state-of-the-art introduction to the public policymaking process that gives equal attention to issues of policy implementation and public governance....


Speed Limits: Where Time Went and Why We Have So Little Left

by Mark C. Taylor

We live in an ever-accelerating world: faster computers, markets, food, fashion, product cycles, minds, bodies, kids, lives.  When did everything start moving so fast? Why does speed seem so inevitable?  Is...


Economics After the Crisis: An Introduction to Economics from a Pluralist and Global Perspective: An Introduction to Economics from a Pluralist and Gl

by Irene van Staveren

Economics After the Crisis is an introductory economics textbook, covering key topics in micro and macro economics. However, this book differs from other introductory economics textbooks in the perspective it...


Postwar Urban America: Demography, Economics, and Social Policies: Demography, Economics, and Social Policies

by John F. McDonald

This unique and inexpensive book provides a demographic and economic history of urban America over the last 65 years. The growth and decline of most northern cities is contrasted with the steady growth of western...


New Education Experiment in China (Works by Zhu Yongxin on Education Series)

by Zhu Yongxin

The founder of the New-Style Education Experiment of China provides Western readers with a rare inside look at the Chinese education system The New-Style Education of China details the character and soul of...


My View on Reading (Works by Zhu Yongxin on Education Series)

by Zhu Yongxin

One of China's top education scholars, Zhu Yongxin provides never-before-tried methods for promoting literacy throughout China

As China steps up to power in a modern world, creating a literate population is...


The Industrial Revolution

by Pat Hudson

This is an introduction to the Industrial Revolution which offers an

integrated account of the economic and social aspects of change during

the period.


Forging Capitalism: Rogues, Swindlers, Frauds, and the Rise of Modern Finance

by Ian Klaus

Vice is endemic to Western capitalism, according to this fascinating, wildly entertaining, often startling history of modern finance. Ian Klaus’s Forging Capitalism demonstrates how international financial...


Money Pits: British Mining Companies in the Californian and Australian Gold Rushes of the 1850s

by John Woodland

Between 1849 and 1853, shares in nearly 120 public companies to exploit the booming goldfields of California and Australia were offered to the British public. The companies were collectively capitalised at over...


Innovation and Creativity in Late Medieval and Early Modern European Cities

by Karel Davids & Bert De Munck

Late medieval and early modern cities are often depicted as cradles of artistic creativity and hotbeds of new material culture. Cities in Renaissance Italy and in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century north-western...


Wall Street Under Oath: The Story of Our Modern Money Changers

by Ferdinand Pecora

Ferdinand Pecora investigated with ruthlessly abandon the nation's most influential bankers and stockbrokers to determine what caused the Wall Street Crash of 1929, which in turn led to the Great Depression....


American Capitalism: A Reader

by Louis Hyman & Edward E. Baptist

A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.