Civilizing Globalization: A Survival Guide
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Civilizing Globalization: A Survival Guide

Many citizens suspect that the ecological, social, cultural, and political costs of free-market globalization are too high. Yet at the same time they often lack the technical knowledge to assess complex proposals intended to deal with these issues. Written by a uniquely diverse group of academics, policy analysts, and activists, Civilizing Globalization presents in clear, non-technical language the dangers of unfettered global market...

Letters of Note: An Eclectic Collection of Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience
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Letters of Note: An Eclectic Collection of Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience

Starred Review " Based on the blog of the same name, this collection of letters is so handsome that it looks like a coffee-table book, but it's more than that. In it, Queen Elizabeth II sends a note to President Dwight ­Eisenhower reflecting on ­Mamie and Ike's visit to ­Balmoral Castle: she appends her recipe for scones. The chairman of the Whitehall Vigilance Committee receives a package with a note from Jack the Ripper accompanied...

Lincoln and the U.S. Colored Troops
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Lincoln and the U.S. Colored Troops

“John David Smith, the preeminent expert on African American troops in the Civil War, has produced a deeply insightful study. Herein Smith shows clearly and conclusively that Abraham Lincoln made black soldiers the very linchpin of his decisions for winning the war, saving the Union, destroying slavery, and leading America toward the hope of racial equality.”—T. Michael Parrish, Baylor University

I'm Telling the Truth, but I'm Lying: Essays
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I'm Telling the Truth, but I'm Lying: Essays

“Ikpi is not the first to write about mental illness, but I can’t say I’ve ever read a narrative about it like this… her writing is yes, poetic and lyrical with tenderness and thoughtfulness but also funny. She’s just so damn funny and her wit often makes her essays as humorous as they are heartbreaking…. You want to root for her well being. You want to be more understanding of others. And, for some of us, by the end of I’m Telling T...

A Jet Powered Life : Allen E. Paulson, Aviation Entrepreneur
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A Jet Powered Life : Allen E. Paulson, Aviation Entrepreneur

Raised on a bankrupt farm along the Mississippi River, Allen E. Paulson would become owner of the Fortune 500 aerospace empire Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation. He began his career as an airplane mechanic, later setting world records as a pilot and developing unique military and civilian jets. Paulson was ambitious and reticent, generous and frugal, confident and dogged by self-doubt. His friends included U.S. presidents, Hollywood c...

From Warhorses to Ploughshares: The Later Tang Reign of Emperor Mingzong
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From Warhorses to Ploughshares

“The political history of the early tenth century is not for the faint of heart. Shatuo Turks, Kitans, and Han Chinese, from aspirants to the throne, to surrogate sons, generals, mutineers, and courtiers were all maneuvering for advantage as circumstances

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...