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The Little Book of Steam

by Clive Groome

Little Book of Steam tells the evocative story of steam railways from the end of the 18th century, when an early pioneer built a small, three-wheeled steam-powered machine. Soon after a simple steam engine was...


The Little Book of Fast Cars

by Philip Raby

Written and compiled by author and journalist Philip Raby, The Little Book of Fast Cars is a compilation of some of the fastest road cars ever to have been built. Top Trumps style performance figures for each...


The Little Book of Ferrari

by Brian Laban & Liam McCann

Written by motorsports enthusiasts Brian Laban and Liam McCann, The Little Book of Ferrari tells the story of the world's most iconic cars. The book looks at the man behind the legend, Enzo Ferrari, as well...


It's Not Like I'm Poor: How Working Families Make Ends Meet in a Post-Welfare World

by Sarah Halpern-Meekin, Kathryn Edin & Laura Tach

The world of welfare has changed radically. As the poor trade welfare checks for low-wage jobs, their low earnings qualify them for a hefty check come tax time-a combination of the earned income tax credit and...


Jawaharlal Nehru

by Sarvepalli Gopal

The third and final volume of Sarvepalli Gopal’s biography of Jawaharlal Nehru covers the last eight years of his life and Prime Ministership. It deals with his efforts to sustain economic and social advance...


The Bullet Meant for Me

by Jan Reid

On April 20, 1998, Jan Reid was shot during a robbery in Mexico City, where he had gone to watch his friend, the boxer Jesus Chavez, fight. In The Bullet Meant for Me, Reid powerfully recounts his ordeal, the...


Tax Reform and the Alliance for Progress

by Raynard M. Sommerfeld

The Alliance for Progress was a program intended to stimulate and aid the economic development of the peoples of Latin America. It proposed that the United States and nineteen Latin American republics pool financial...


Congressional Realignment, 1925-1978

by Barbara Sinclair

Ronald Reagan's election in 1980 brought with it a major shift in the composition of the U.S. Congress for the first time in several decades. The subsequent introduction of an enormous amount of new legislation...


Peasants in Revolt: A Chilean Case Study, 1965-1971

by James Petras, Hugo Zemelman Merino & Thomas Flory

Based on extended interviews at the Culiprán fundo in Chile with peasants who recount in their own terms their political evolution, this is an in-depth study of peasants in social and political action. It deals...


The Population of the South: Structure and Change in Social Demographic Context

by Robert H. Weller, Dudley L., Jr. Poston & Daniel O. Price

The expression "the New South" was introduced by Henry Grady, editor of the Atlanta Constitution, to a New York audience in 1886; every generation of writers since has used the term. The southern population,...


Peasant Cooperation and Capitalist Expansion in Central Peru

by Norman Long & Bryan R. Roberts

This book brings together the research into regional development and social change carried out in highland Peru by a team of British and Latin American social anthropologists and sociologists. The area studied-the...


The Measurement of Modernism: A Study of Values in Brazil and Mexico

by Joseph A. Kahl

One of the most interesting questions that can be raised about the twentieth century world concerns the degree to which industrialization created a common culture for all peoples. Reported here are the results...


The Inter American Press Association: Its Fight for Freedom of the Press, 1926-1960

by Mary A. Gardner

The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) has been a pioneer in the concept of an inter-American professional, independent, and self-sufficient pressure group that acts on its own initiative and subsists on...


American Folklife

by Don Yoder

Knowledge of folk custom and folk belief can help to explain ways of thought and behavior in modern America. American Folklife, a unique collection of essays dedicated to the presentation of American tradition,...


Portugal's Other Kingdom: The Algarve

by Dan Stanislawski

A land of long ago on the brink of tomorrow. That is the Algarve, the southernmost province of Portugal, a land that knew the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Greeks, Romans, Visigoths, Moslems-and yet retained its...


Masculinity and Femininity: Their Psychological Dimensions, Correlates, and Antecedents

by Janet T. Spence & Robert L. Helmreich

Many societies assign sharply distinguished roles to men and women. Personality differences, as well as physical differences, between men and women are used to justify these different sex roles, and women are...


Managing Macroeconomic Policy: The Johnson Presidency

by James E. Anderson & Jared E. Hazleton

Macroeconomic policy involves government action intended to influence the overall operation of the economy and to deal with such important public problems as economic growth, inflation, unemployment, and recession....


Mexico and the United States in the Oil Controversy, 1917-1942

by Lorenzo Meyer & Muriel Vasconcellos

From reviews of the Spanish edition:"Meyer's perceptive commentary on Mexican power politics presents new insights into the petroleum lobbies in Mexico City and Washington. With unbiased empathy he shows the...


Karl Korsch: Revolutionary Theory

by Karl Korsch & Douglas Kellner

There is growing interest in Europe and the United States in the work of the major German social-political philosopher Karl Korsch. Korsch participated in the turbulent struggles in Weimar Germany and while...


British Fascist Antisemitism and Jewish Responses, 1932-40

by Daniel Tilles

This book explores the use of antisemitism by Britain's interwar fascists and the ways in which the country's Jews reacted to this, examining the two alongside one another for the first time and locating both...