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Lobbying America: The Politics of Business from Nixon to NAFTA

by Benjamin C. Waterhouse

Lobbying America tells the story of the political mobilization of American business in the 1970s and 1980s. Benjamin Waterhouse traces the rise and ultimate fragmentation of a broad-based effort to unify the...


Slumming: Sexual and Social Politics in Victorian London

by Seth Koven

In the 1880s, fashionable Londoners left their elegant homes and clubs in Mayfair and Belgravia and crowded into omnibuses bound for midnight tours of the slums of East London. A new word burst into popular...


Three Critics of the Enlightenment: Vico, Hamann, Herder

by Isaiah Berlin, Henry Hardy & Jonathan Israel

Isaiah Berlin was deeply admired during his life, but his full contribution was perhaps underestimated because of his preference for the long essay form. The efforts of Henry Hardy to edit Berlin's work and...


Wild Profusion: Biodiversity Conservation in an Indonesian Archipelago

by Celia Lowe

Wild Profusion tells the fascinating story of biodiversity conservation in Indonesia in the decade culminating in the great fires of 1997-98--a time when the country's environment became a point of concern...


The Nuclear Borderlands: The Manhattan Project in Post-Cold War New Mexico

by Joseph Masco

The Nuclear Borderlands explores the sociocultural fallout of twentieth-century America's premier technoscientific project--the atomic bomb. Joseph Masco offers the first anthropological study of the long-term...


The Hand of Compassion: Portraits of Moral Choice during the Holocaust

by Kristen Renwick Monroe

Through moving interviews with five ordinary people who rescued Jews during the Holocaust, Kristen Monroe casts new light on a question at the heart of ethics: Why do people risk their lives for strangers and...


Why Can the Dead Do Such Great Things?: Saints and Worshippers from the Martyrs to the Reformation

by Robert Bartlett

From its earliest centuries, one of the most notable features of Christianity has been the veneration of the saints--the holy dead. This sweepingly ambitious history from one of the world's leading medieval...


Morning in America: How Ronald Reagan Invented the 1980's

by Gil Troy

Did America's fortieth president lead a conservative counterrevolution that left liberalism gasping for air? The answer, for both his admirers and his detractors, is often "yes." In Morning in America, Gil Troy...


Twelve Who Ruled: The Year of the Terror in the French Revolution

by R. R. Palmer & Isser Woloch

In its fifth year (1793-1794), the French Revolution faced a multifaceted crisis that threatened to overwhelm the Republic. In response the government instituted a revolutionary dictatorship and a "reign of...


Imperialism, Power, and Identity: Experiencing the Roman Empire

by David J. Mattingly

Despite what history has taught us about imperialism's destructive effects on colonial societies, many classicists continue to emphasize disproportionately the civilizing and assimilative nature of the Roman...


Baseball in Blue and Gray: The National Pastime during the Civil War

by George B. Kirsch

During the Civil War, Americans from homefront to battlefront played baseball as never before. While soldiers slaughtered each other over the country's fate, players and fans struggled over the form of the national...


Greece--a Jewish History

by K. E. Fleming

K. E. Fleming's Greece--a Jewish History is the first comprehensive English-language history of Greek Jews, and the only history that includes material on their diaspora in Israel and the United States. The...


The New York Nobody Knows: Walking 6,000 Miles in the City

by William B. Helmreich

As a kid growing up in Manhattan, William Helmreich played a game with his father they called "Last Stop." They would pick a subway line and ride it to its final destination, and explore the neighborhood there....


The Modern Spirit of Asia: The Spiritual and the Secular in China and India

by Peter van der Veer

The Modern Spirit of Asia challenges the notion that modernity in China and India are derivative imitations of the West, arguing that these societies have transformed their ancient traditions in unique and...


Redeeming "The Prince": The Meaning of Machiavelli's Masterpiece

by Maurizio Viroli

In Redeeming "The Prince," one of the world's leading Machiavelli scholars puts forth a startling new interpretation of arguably the most influential but widely misunderstood book in the Western political tradition....


Thucydides

by Walter Robert Connor

This full-scale sequential reading of Thucydides' history of the Peloponnesian War will be invaluable to the specialist and also to those in search of an introduction and companion to the Histories. Moving beyond...


Lost Enlightenment: Central Asia's Golden Age from the Arab Conquest to Tamerlane

by S. Frederick Starr

In this sweeping and richly illustrated history, S. Frederick Starr tells the fascinating but largely unknown story of Central Asia's medieval enlightenment through the eventful lives and astonishing accomplishments...


The Passions and the Interests: Political Arguments for Capitalism before Its Triumph

by Albert O. Hirschman, Amartya Sen & Jeremy Adelman

In this volume, Albert Hirschman reconstructs the intellectual climate of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries to illuminate the intricate ideological transformation that occurred, wherein the pursuit of...


The Poetics of Eros in Ancient Greece

by Claude Calame & Janet Lloyd

The Poetics of Eros in Ancient Greece offers the first comprehensive inquiry into the deity of sexual love, a power that permeated daily Greek life. Avoiding Foucault's philosophical paradigm of dominance/submission,...


Jews and the Military: A History

by Derek Penslar

Jews and the Military is the first comprehensive and comparative look at Jews' involvement in the military and their attitudes toward war from the 1600s until the creation of the state of Israel in 1948. Derek...