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    Social Choice and Individual Values

    Arrow,Kenneth J.; Arrow, Kenneth J.; Maskin,Eric S.
    (8298013)

    Originally published in 1951, Social Choice and Individual Values introduced “Arrow’s Impossibility Theorem” and founded the field of social choice theory in economics and political science. This new edition, including a new foreword by Nobel...

  • Dior - The Collections, 1947-2017

    Sabatini,Adélia
    (9751449)

    In spring 1947, Christian Dior presented the first collection of his newly founded eponymous fashion house. Soon dubbed the 'New Look,' it grabbed headlines all over the world and turned Dior into one of the most influential brands of all time. After...

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    Nudge

    Richard/Sunstein Cass Thaler
    (2909741)

    Every day we make decisions on topics ranging from the personal investments we select to the schools we pick for our children to the foods we eat to the causes we champion. Unfortunately, as authors Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein astutely...

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    Cool Cities - Urban Sovereignty and the Fix...

    Benjamin R.,Barber
    (9779726)

    A pointed argument that cities-not nation-states-can and must take the lead in fighting climate change Climate change is the most urgent challenge we face in an interdependent world where independent nations have grown increasingly unable to...

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    We Wept Without Tears - Testimonies of the...

    Greif,Gideon
    (2909665)

    The 'Sonderkommando of 'Auschwitz-Birkenau consisted primarily of Jewish prisoners forced by the Germans to facilitate the mass extermination. Though never involved in the killing itself, they were compelled to be 'members of staff' of the Nazi...

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    The Crimean Nexus - Putin'apos;s War and the...

    Pleshakov,Constantine
    (9470561)

    How the West sleepwalked into another Cold War A native of Yalta, Constantine Pleshakov is intimately familiar with Crimea'apos;s ethnic tensions and complex political history. Now, he offers a much-needed look at one of the most urgent flash points...

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    Monty'apos;s Men - The British Army and the...

    Buckley,John
    (9522392)

    Historian John Buckley offers a radical reappraisal of Great Britain’s fighting forces during World War Two, challenging the common belief that the British Army was no match for the forces of Hitler’s Germany. Following Britain’s military commanders...

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    Strange Bird - The Albatross Press and the...

    Michele K. Troy
    (9644588)

    The first book about the Albatross Press, a Penguin precursor that entered into an uneasy relationship with the Nazi regime to keep Anglo-American literature alive under fascism The Albatross Press was, from its beginnings in 1932, a 'quot;strange...

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    Yale Book of Quotations

    Epstein,Joseph
    (2909716)

    This reader-friendly volume contains more than 12,000 famous quotations, arranged alphabetically by author. It is unique in its focus on American quotations and its inclusion of items not only from literary and historical sources but also from...

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    Brazil - The Troubled Rise of a Global Power

    Reid,Michael
    (9698091)

    Experts believe that Brazil, the world'apos;s fifth largest country and its seventh largest economy, will be one of the most important global powers by the year 2030. Yet far more attention has been paid to the other rising behemoths Russia, India,...

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    The New Space - Movement and Experience in...

    Long,Christopher
    (9473885)

    Scholars have long stressed the problem of ornament and expression when considering Viennese modernism. By the first decade of the 20th century, however, the avant-garde had shifted its focus from the surface to the interior. Adolf Loos (1870-1933),...

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    White Women, Black Men

    Hodes,Martha
    (9583200)

    This book is the first to explore the history of a powerful category of illicit sex in America’s past: liaisons between Southern white women and black men. Martha Hodes tells a series of stories about such liaisons in the years before the Civil War,...

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    Diary, 1901-1969

    Chukovsky,Kornei
    (2909713)

    A perceptive literary critic, a world-famous writer of witty and playful verses for children, a leading authority on children's linguistic creativity, and a highly skilled translator, Kornei Chukovsky was a complete man of letters. As benefactor to...

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    Turbulence

    Bird,Tim; Marshall,Alex
    (8093562)

    In October 2001, NATO forces invaded Afghanistan. Their initial aim, to topple the Taliban regime and replace it with a more democratic government aligned to Western interests, was swiftly achieved. However, stabilizing the country in the ensuing...

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    Culture

    Eagleton,Terry
    (9582113)

    Culture is a defining aspect of what it means to be human. Defining culture and pinpointing its role in our lives is not, however, so straightforward. Terry Eagleton, one of our foremost literary and cultural critics, is uniquely poised to take on...

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    Syria

    Lesch,David W.
    (9457737)

    When Syrian President Bashar al-Assad came to power upon his father'apos;s death in 2000, many in- and outside Syria held high hopes that the popular young doctor would bring long-awaited reform, that he would be a new kind of Middle East leader...

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    Melancholy

    L?szl? F. F?ld?nyi (Foldenyi); László F. Földényi (Foldenyi)
    (9458934)

    Alberto Manguel praises the Hungarian writer L?szl? F?ld?nyi as 'quot;one of the most brilliant essayists of our time.'quot; ?F?ld?nyi'apos;s extraordinary Melancholy, with its profusion of literary, ecclesiastical, artistic, and historical insights,...

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    Passchendaele

    PRIOR ,ROBIN; Trevor Wilson
    (9844605)

    No conflict of the Great War excites stronger emotions than the war in Flanders in the autumn of 1917, and no name better encapsulates the horror and apparent futility of the Western Front than Passchendaele. By its end there had been 275,000 Allied...

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    Croatia - A Nation Forged in War; Third...

    Tanner,Marcus
    (2909510)

    From the ashes of former Yugoslavia an independent Croatian state has arisen, the fulfilment, in the words of President Franjo Tudjman, of the Croats' '1000 old dream of independence'. Yet few countries in Europe have been born amid such bitter...

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    Ambition, A History

    King,William Casey
    (9679138)

    From rags to riches, log house to White House, enslaved to liberator, ghetto to CEO, ambition fuels the American Dream. Americans are driven by ambition. Yet at the time of the nation'apos;s founding, ambition was viewed as a dangerous vice,...

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    The End of Race?: Obama, 2008, and Racial...

    Kinder,Donald R.; Dale-Riddle, Allison
    (3977285)

    How did race affect the election that gave America its first African American president? This book offers some fascinating, and perhaps controversial, findings. Donald R. Kinder and Allison Dale-Riddle assert that racism was in fact an important...

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    The Somme

    Prior,Robin; Trevor Wilson
    (9532650)

    Published in a new edition on the centenary of the seismic battle, this book provides the definitive account of the Somme and assigns responsibility to military and political leaders for its catastrophic outcome.'quot;A magisterial piece of...

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    Ancient Greece

    Martin,Thomas R.
    (9629132)

    In this compact yet comprehensive history of ancient Greece, Thomas R. Martin brings alive Greek civilization from its Stone Age roots to the fourth century B.C. Focusing on the development of the Greek city-state and the society, culture, and...

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    Medieval Europe

    Chris Wickham
    (9467396)

    A spirited and thought-provoking history of the vast changes that transformed Europe during the 1,000-year span of the Middle Ages The millennium between the breakup of the western Roman Empire and the Reformation was a long and hugely transformative...

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    Victorian Bloomsbury

    Ashton,Rosemary
    (9507164)

    While Bloomsbury is now associated with Virginia Woolf and her early-twentieth-century circle of writers and artists, the neighborhood was originally the undisputed intellectual quarter of nineteenth-century London. Drawing on a wealth of untapped...

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    American Lynching

    Ashraf H. A. Rushdy
    (9537666)

    After observing the varying reactions to the 1998 death of James Byrd Jr. in Texas, called a lynching by some, denied by others, Ashraf Rushdy determined that to comprehend this event he needed to understand the long history of lynching in the United...

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    The Somme

    Prior,Robin; Trevor Wilson
    (9597985)

    In the long history of the British Army, the Battle of the Somme was its bloodiest encounter. Between July 1 and mid-November 1916, 432,000 of its soldiers became casualties--about 3,600 for every day of battle. German casualties were far fewer...

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    Aristocratic Vice

    Andrew,Donna T.
    (9671049)

    Aristocratic Vice examines the outrage against—and attempts to end—the four vices associated with the aristocracy in eighteenth-century England: duelling, suicide, adultery, and gambling. Each of the four, it was commonly believed, owed its origin to...

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    Inglorious Revolution

    Summerhill,William R.
    (9518858)

    Nineteenth-century Brazil'apos;s constitutional monarchy credibly committed to repay sovereign debt, borrowing repeatedly in international and domestic capital markets without default. Yet it failed to lay the institutional foundations that private...

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    Baden-Powell - Founder of the Boy Scouts

    Jeal,Tim
    (9817372)

    R.S.S. Baden-Powell, who founded the Boy Scouts movement in 1908, was a British military hero during the Boer War and an author, actor, artist, spy, sportsman, and female impersonator. In this absorbing and humane account of Baden-Powell’s...

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    Austerity - The Great Failure

    Schui,Florian
    (6900580)

    Austerity is at the center of political debates today. Its defenders praise it as a panacea that will prepare the ground for future growth and stability. Critics insist it will precipitate a vicious cycle of economic decline, possibly leading to...

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    Sincerity after Communism - A Cultural...

    Rutten,Ellen
    (9470873)

    A compelling study of 'quot;new sincerity'quot; as a powerful cultural practice, born in perestroika-era Russia, and how it interconnects with global social and media flows The global cultural practice of a 'quot;new sincerity'quot; in literature,...

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    Israel - An Introduction

    Rubin,Barry
    (8294227)

    This comprehensive book provides a well-rounded introduction to Israel—a definitive account of the nation'apos;s past, its often controversial present, and much more. Written by a leading historian of the Middle East, Israel is organized around six...

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    The Comanche Empire

    Pekka,Hamalainen (hamalainen),
    (2909743)

    In the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, a Native American empire rose to dominate the fiercely contested lands of the American Southwest, the southern Great Plains, and northern Mexico. This powerful empire, built by the Comanche Indians,...

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    Mexico - Democracy Interrupted

    Jo Tuckman
    (9793859)

    In 2000, Mexico'apos;s long invincible Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) lost the presidential election to Vicente Fox of the National Action Party (PAN). The ensuing changeover—after 71 years of PRI dominance—was hailed as the beginning of a...

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    Hudson - A History

    Lewis,Tom
    (2909571)

    The Hudson River has always played a vital role in American culture, uniquely connecting America's past with its present and future. This book traces the course of the river through four centuries, inviting readers to view the river from a wider...

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    Hitler at Home

    Stratigakos,Despina
    (9531667)

    Adolf Hitler'apos;s makeover from rabble-rouser to statesman coincided with a series of dramatic home renovations he undertook during the mid-1930s. This provocative book exposes the dictator'apos;s preoccupation with his private persona, which was...

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    Imagining Black America

    Michael Wayne
    (9800139)

    Scientific research has now established that race should be understood as a social construct, not a true biological division of humanity. In Imagining Black America, Michael Wayne explores the construction and reconstruction of black America from the...

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    The Crusader States

    Barber,Malcolm
    (9459760)

    When the armies of the First Crusade wrested Jerusalem from control of the Fatimids of Egypt in 1099, they believed their victory was an evident sign of God'apos;s favor. It was, therefore, incumbent upon them to fulfill what they understood to be...

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    Democracy in Retreat

    Kurlantzick,Joshua
    (9583356)

    Since the end of the Cold War, the assumption among most political theorists has been that as nations develop economically, they will also become more democratic—especially if a vibrant middle class takes root. This assumption underlies the expansion...

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    Why Preservation Matters

    Page,Max
    (9467990)

    Commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act, a critique of the preservation movement-and a bold vision for its future Every day, millions of people enter old buildings, pass monuments, and gaze at landscapes...

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    Secret World of American Communism

    Klehr,Harvey; Haynes,John Earl; Firsov,Fridrikh Igorevich
    (2909706)

    The hidden world of American communism can now be examined with the help of documents from the recently opened archives of the former Soviet Union. Interweaving narrative and documents, the authors of this book present a convincing new picture of the...

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    The Gateway Arch - A Biography

    Campbell,Tracy
    (9493199)

    Rising to a triumphant height of 630 feet, the Gateway Arch in St. Louis is a revered monument to America’s western expansion. Envisioned in 1947 but not completed until the mid-1960s, the arch today attracts millions of tourists annually and is one...

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    How Rome Fell - Death of a Superpower

    Goldsworthy,Adrian
    (9799544)

    In AD 200, the Roman Empire seemed unassailable, its vast territory accounting for most of the known world. By the end of the fifth century, Roman rule had vanished in western Europe and much of northern Africa, and only a shrunken Eastern Empire...

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