Wisconsin Death Trip - Michael Lesy, Warren Susman
First published in 1973, this remarkable book about life in a small turn-of-the-century Wisconsin town has become a cult classic. Lesy has collected and arranged photographs taken between 1890 and 1910 by a Black River Falls photographer, Charles Van Schaik.
The Little Box of Drugs: Unbiased and Unadulterated Commentary on the Drugs Debate - Sanctuary Publishing, Nick Constable, Gareth Thomas
This boxed set offers comprehensive guides to the four major drugs that appear heavily in the media and society, maintaining their appeal despite draconian laws and government propaganda. These portraits of cannabis, cocaine, Ecstasy, and heroin are packed with objective relevant facts and supported with technical information and quotes from both experts and users. Each book covers the culture of the drug's use, the international drug trade devoted to it,
Empire of Difference: The Ottomans in Comparative Perspective - Karen Barkey
This book is a comparative study of imperial organization and longevity that assesses Ottoman successes as well as failures against those of other empires with similar characteristics. Barkey examines the Ottoman Empire's social organization and mechanisms of rule at key moments of its history, emergence, imperial institutionalization, remodeling, and transition to nation-state, revealing how the empire managed these moments, adapted, and averted crises
Dealing with Difficult People: 24 Lessons for Bringing Out the Best in Everyone - Rick Brinkman, Rick Kirschner
THE MCGRAW-HILL PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION SERIES These quick reads, based on McGraw-Hill bestsellers, are designed to meet the needs of busy people. Titles in the series focus on each book's main themes and action ideas, reduced to a manageable page count for on-the-go readers. Specific strategies for understanding the 10 types of problem people and influencing them to adopt positive behaviors.
The Weary Titan: Britain and the Experience of Relative Decline, 1895-1905 - Aaron L. Friedberg
"Much of this debate [concerning military, economic, and political reforms] in late-Victorian and Edwardian Britain has now been brought together in Aaron Friedberg's fine new work The Weary Titan: Britain and the Experience of Relative Decline, 1895-1905. . . . Friedberg's study is a valuable new contribution to this important issue, and both historians and political scientists will be indebted to him for it."--Paul Kennedy, The New York Review of Books
Empire to Nation: Historical Perspectives on the Making of the Modern World - Joseph W. Esherick
The fall of empires and the rise of nation-states was a defining political transition in the making of the modern world. As United States imperialism becomes a popular focus of debate, we must understand how empire, the nineteenth century's dominant form of large-scale political organization, had disappeared by the end of the twentieth century. Here, ten prominent specialists discuss the empire-to-nation transition in comparative perspective. Chapters on
When Victims Become Killers: Colonialism, Nativism, and the Genocide in Rwanda - Mahmood Mamdani
"When we captured Kigali, we thought we would face criminals in the state; instead, we faced a criminal population." So a political commissar in the Rwanda Patriotic Front reflected after the 1994 massacre of as many as one million Tutsis in Rwanda. Underlying his statement is the realization that, though ordered by a minority of state functionaries, the slaughter was performed by hundreds of thousands of ordinary citizens, including even judges, human
Fads and Fallacies in the Social Sciences - Steven Goldberg
Steven Goldberg has devoted his career to exposing fallacious reasoning, misrepresented fact, and ideological agendas in the social sciences. His scholarly critiques offer alternative, and sometimes controversial, explanations that are notable for their logical integrity and loyalty to empirical reality. Best known for his work in the physiological roots of sex differences, he has also written on a myriad of other subjects, which, as he bluntly states,
Generation MySpace: Helping Your Teen Survive Online Adolescence - Candice M. Kelsey
Does it seem like your teen can't tear herself away from friends on the computer screen (except to text them on her cell phone)? That's because MySpace, Facebook, and YouTube are your son or daughter's life, not just another passing diversion. All that energy and time spent online is affecting your teen's life in countless ways, from sexual pressure and privacy to social standing and self-esteem. Some schools are banning online networking sites, yet your
Public and Private in Thought and Practice: Perspectives on a Grand Dichotomy - Jeff Weintraub, Jeff Weintraub
These essays, by widely respected scholars in fields ranging from social and political theory to historical sociology and cultural studies, illuminate the significance of the public/private distinction for an increasingly wide range of debates. Commenting on controversies surrounding such issues as abortion rights, identity politics, and the requirements of democratization, many of these essays clarify crucial processes that have shaped the culture and
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