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Truman, Congress, and Korea

"This solid political history provides a compelling, detailed narrative of Congress and the Korean War, to a much greater extent than anything that has been published to date. Its primary strength is its ability to tap into two understudied areas: congressional history and legislative-executive relations regarding the Korean War." "This historical analysis sheds new light on the political happenings of the war and posits several new ...

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Confucianism and Modernization in East Asia: Critical Reflections

“This three-volume series is a magnificent synthesis of questions and debates over modernization, development and Confucianism in the context of Korea and East Asia. … In sum, the trilogy is a great accomplishment not only for the author, but also for the Korean sociological community, channeling their distinctive experience of modernization with global academia.”

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MRI of Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors and Tumorlike Lesions

This is a well-organized and easy-to-use reference text. The atlas section excels, with a clear description of the condition and its associated histopathologic, conventional radiographic, computed tomographic, and MR imaging findings. This book successfully meets its goals of providing an up-to-date reference for clinicians, radiologists, and pathologists dealing with diagnostic bone and soft-tissue tumor and tumorlike dilemmas. It i...

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Algebraic Design Theory

Combinatorial design theory is a source of simply stated, concrete, yet difficult discrete problems, with the Hadamard conjecture being a prime example. It has become clear that many of these problems are essentially algebraic in nature. This book provides a unified vision of the algebraic themes which have developed so far in design theory. These include the applications in design theory of matrix algebra, the automorphism group and...

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Beer in America

I really enjoyed this book and I have a good reason why. I even gave it four stars, which means that I found it to be a really good book or I had ulterior motives. First off, it is non-fiction which almost garners a star just for being readable. What I really enjoyed about this book though is how it correlates with science. Beer is a healthy drink and water is poisonous. At first I was very dubious about this claim, but in light of h...

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Music, Structure, Thought: Selected Essays

Among the most original and provocative musicological writers of his generation, James Hepokoski has elaborated new paradigms of inquiry for both music history and music theory. Advocating fundamental shifts of methodological reorientation within the quest for potential musical meanings, his work spans both disciplines and offers substantial challenges for each. At its core is the conviction that a close study of musical genres, proc...

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Rethinking J.S. Bach's The Art of Fugue

The enigmatic character of The Art of Fugue became apparent as early as in its first edition, printed more than a year after the composer’s death. Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, who published both the first and the second editions, raised several unsolved questions regarding this opus. Anatoly P Milka presents a consistent and coherent solution tothe unresolved questions about the history, structure and appearance of J.S. Bach’s The Art ...

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Global Pension Crisis

In Dr. Marin's words, the retired generation, "These are builders of your country and they deserve a long and healthy life and a decent retirement. They are, indeed, your parents" - speaks his heart. The framework discussed in the book using demographics and GDP projections estimates the pension fund gap and pension burden the world is going to face in the next 40 years. The book looks at alternative investments like hedge funds that...

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The Present Perfective Paradox across Languages

"De Wit has managed to something remarkable,which is to construct a comparative analysis of an underexamined issue of tense and aspect that has typological promiseâA great merit of this study is that the analysis manages to take each language (family) on its own terms, instead of focusing on subsets of the relevant data and reductivist generalizations...With regard to its theoretical potential, her development of a cognitive-linguist...