Walter Lippmann: Public Economist
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Walter Lippmann: Public Economist

“A fascinating glimpse into the workings of a brilliant mind striving mightily to understand the changing world around him and explain it to his readers…In splendid detail, Goodwin traces the process by which Lippmann, influenced by so many different minds from so many different fields, assumed the role that became his mission, that of public economist…No brief summary can do justice to either the richness of Lippmann’s ideas and pro...

Frankétienne and Rewriting: A Work in Progress
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Frankétienne and Rewriting: A Work in Progress

Rachel Douglas' timely study offers remarkably insightful close readings of a writer who has for too long remained unknown to all but a few specialists. Moving decisively beyond earlier models of genetic criticism, Douglas' striking proposition is to analyze 'rewriting' as a primary dimension of Frankétienne's literary productivity. Under Douglas' thoughtful gaze, Spiralism stands revealed as a literature in perpetual movement and se...

The Slave Master of Trinidad : William Hardin Burnley and the Nineteenth-Century Atlantic World
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The Slave Master of Trinidad

"In this fascinating biography of William Hardin Burnley, Selwyn R. Cudjoe presents a figure who was a leading opponent of the abolishment of slavery in Trinidad. This beautifully written and meticulously researched account of Burnley's life unfolds the story of a planter who was born in America, educated in England, and made his fortune in the Caribbean. Measured in tone, this book not only exposes Burnley's public and private racis...

The Truth About Tesla: The Myth of the Lone Genius in the History of Innovation
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The Truth About Tesla

"His (Christopher Cooper) premise is that every scientific luminary, not just Newton, sees farther by standing on the shoulders of giants. Much of the text recounts not only the stories of Tesla's inventions, but also of the discoveries and developments of earlier researchers on whose work Tesla's is based. It tells, too, of some who tried to pirate Tesla's inventions and claim them as their own." - Mechanical Engineering

Annals of Cambridge
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Annals of Cambridge

Charles Henry Cooper charted over half a millennium of life at Cambridge in the five volumes of Annals of Cambridge. Cooper practised as a solicitor in Cambridge, and was also town clerk from 1849 until his death in 1866. He was a keen historian and devoted a great deal of time to archival research, particularly into local history. Drawing on extensive public and private records, including petitions, town treasurers' accounts, restor...

Not Fade Away: A Short Life Well Lived
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Not Fade Away: A Short Life Well Lived

What a wonderful book. I lost my father to cancer rather quickly. He was from the old school of not talking about what he was thinking in regards to his treatment or feelings. This book gave me comfort in knowing that he was scared, but possibly had excepted some of his journey. The book brought on tears of comfort helping me, my brother and sister know what he was thinking. "no one ever got hurt flying"

The Staunton Shakespeare, Volume 2
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The Staunton Shakespeare, Volume 2

This is the second of three volumes of Shakespeare's plays compiled and edited by Howard Staunton, originally published in 1859 and acclaimed for their combination of meticulous research and common sense. The text is embellished by numerous black-and-white illustrations by John Gilbert and accompanied by critical notes.

Herbert of Bosham : A Medieval Polymath
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Herbert of Bosham : A Medieval Polymath

Herbert of Bosham (c.1120-c.1194) is one of the most brilliant, original and versatile thinkers of the twelfth century. Herbert was Thomas Becket's closest confidant, a theologian, biblical commentator, historian, letter-writer and Hebrew scholar; he wrote a Life of St Thomas unlike any other contemporary biography, produced one of the most visually-arresting illuminated Bible books of his age, and composed a commentary on the Psalms...

Ho Chi Minh’s Blueprint for Revolution : In the Words of Vietnamese Strategists and Operatives
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Ho Chi Minh's Blueprint for Revolution

When Saigon fell to North Vietnamese forces on April 30, 1975, the communist victory sent shockwaves around the world. Using ingenious strategy and tactics, H" Chi Minh had shown it was possible for a tiny nation to defeat a mighty Western power. The same tactics have been studied and replicated by revolutionary forces and terrorist organizations across the globe. Drawing on recently declassified documents and rare interviews with H"...