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The Politics of Rural Life: Political Mobilization in the French Countryside 1846-1852

The Politics of Rural Life: Political Mobilization in the French Countryside 1846-1852

This is the first full scholarly study of rural politics in France during the Second Republic (1848-1952). The Revolution of 1848 and the subsequent liberation of political life changed the face of mass politics in rural France. Unprecedented numbers of French men and women participated in legal and illegal forms of political activity during a period of protracted crisis ultimately resolved by a military coup d'etat. Peter McPhee's book draws on hundreds of regional studies to examine the large-scale political mobilizations of right and left in the countryside, and offers a new synthesis and interpretation of these years. Dr. McPhee shows that rural politics were both more complex and more threatening to urban elites than has been generally recognized. This is a lucid and challenging analysis of a turbulent period in modern French history and its long-term social and political consequences.

Outlandish!: A World of Women, and Their Servants...

Outlandish!: A World of Women, and Their Servants...

Outlandish! tells the story of an unusual society, one composed exclusively of women. Impossible? Not with oocyte fusion, the blending of the genetic characteristics of two women, which produced only female children. This unfortunate necessity, after the bloody revolution, treachery, and counterrevolution aboard their Starship, over generations of travel, and colonization, became a familiar way of life. Until, that is, they realized that with their advanced genetic knowledge, they could recreate the missing portion of humanity, if they dared. It was common knowledge that men were unstable, and dangerous. Cautiously, they developed "kinder, gentler," companions, which they called males. The males became their household servants, their pets and slaves. ... Their willing slaves...

The Man Who Solved the Market

The Man Who Solved the Market

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Shortlisted for the Financial Times/McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award The unbelievable story of a secretive mathematician who pioneered the era of the algorithm--and made $23 billion doing it. Jim Simons is the greatest money maker in modern financial history. No other investor--Warren Buffett, Peter Lynch, Ray Dalio, Steve Cohen, or George Soros--can touch his record. Since 1988, Renaissance's signature Medallion fund has generated average annual returns of 66 percent. The firm has earned profits of more than $100 billion; Simons is worth twenty-three billion dollars. Drawing on unprecedented access to Simons and dozens of current and former employees, Zuckerman, a veteran Wall Street Journal investigative reporter, tells the gripping story of how a world-class mathematician and former code breaker mastered the market. Simons pioneered a data-driven, algorithmic approach that's sweeping the world. As Renaissance became a market force, its executives began influencing the world beyond finance. Simons became a major figure in scientific research, education, and liberal politics. Senior executive Robert Mercer is more responsible than anyone else for the Trump presidency, placing Steve Bannon in the campaign and funding Trump's victorious 2016 effort. Mercer also impacted the campaign behind Brexit. The Man Who Solved the Market is a portrait of a modern-day Midas who remade markets in his own image, but failed to anticipate how his success would impact his firm and his country. It's also a story of what Simons's revolution means for the rest of us.

Unequal Gains

Unequal Gains

A book that rewrites the history of American prosperity and inequality Unequal Gains offers a radically new understanding of the economic evolution of the United States, providing a complete picture of the uneven progress of America from colonial times to today. While other economic historians base their accounts on American wealth, Peter Lindert and Jeffrey Williamson focus instead on income-and the result is a bold reassessment of the American economic experience. America has been exceptional in its rising inequality after an egalitarian start, but not in its long-run growth. America had already achieved world income leadership by 1700, not just in the twentieth century as is commonly thought. Long before independence, American colonists enjoyed higher living standards than Britain-and America's income advantage today is no greater than it was three hundred years ago. But that advantage was lost during the Revolution, lost again during the Civil War, and lost a third time during the Great Depression, though it was regained after each crisis. In addition, Lindert and Williamson show how income inequality among Americans rose steeply in two great waves-from 1774 to 1860 and from the 1970s to today-rising more than in any other wealthy nation in the world. Unequal Gains also demonstrates how the widening income gaps have always touched every social group, from the richest to the poorest. The book sheds critical light on the forces that shaped American income history, and situates that history in a broad global context. Economic writing at its most stimulating, Unequal Gains provides a vitally needed perspective on who has benefited most from American growth, and why.

The Ship in the Balloon: The Story of Boston Scientific and the Development of Less-Invasive Medicine

The Ship in the Balloon: The Story of Boston Scientific and the Development of Less-Invasive Medicine

Thirty years ago, a quiet revolution began in medicine when a pioneering radiologist named Charles Dotter demonstrated the ability to use a percutaneous catheter to dilate an obstructed vein. Since then, minimally invasive medicine has literally changed the practice of medicine and benefited millions of patients by offering treatments with less risk, cost, trauma and time. Manufacturer of a wide range of catheters, laparoscopic accessories and other novel less-invasive devices, Boston Scientific was one of the first companies in interventional medicine. Still led by co-founders Pete Nicholas and John Abele, Boston Scientific fought an uphill battle against traditional medicine and competition to become the world's largest company devoted to interventional medicine.

The Social Quest: The Expanded Vision of Four Women Travelers in the Era of the French Revolution

The Social Quest: The Expanded Vision of Four Women Travelers in the Era of the French Revolution

Hardcover book. 164 pages. Published by Lang, Peter, Publishing Inc.

Putting America's House in Order: The Nation as a Family

Putting America's House in Order: The Nation as a Family

There is a feeling among the electorate that something is terribly wrong with America and its leadership. This perception defines one of those rare moments when sustained change is possible at the local, state, and national levels. But change demands bold action. Taking their cue from the courageous Strengthening of America Commission, chaired by Senators Sam Nunn and Pete Domenici, the authors lay down a comprehensive blueprint including: a 7-year write-down to a zero deficit budget; strict caps on the growth of non-Social Security entitlements; and the substitution of a tax code that favors savings, investment, and growth. The authors also call for a process of deregulation that develops innovative market approaches through careful and inclusive dialogue. Abshire and Brower call for the experiments underway in our states and localities to summon the creativity of the American business revolution. They put forth a cogent analysis of the leadership problem in our public life and the need for character, strategic direction, and vision. And ultimately, it is the idea of the American family, personally and nationally, to which the authors turn for the ideas that animate these changes and to define those who will be the enduring beneficiaries. In short, they urge a reemphasis on the unum in our national motto, e pluribus unum.

Iraq Since 1958

Iraq Since 1958

In the West, the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in August 1990 and later Saddam Husain's political survival following a punishing defeat in war have been greeted with bewilderment and incomprehension. The history of politics in Iraq and the context which has given rise to Saddam Husayn's violent Ba'thist regime have been barely understood. This highly praised book is the first to explore the emergence of modern Iraq from its foundation in 1920 into the 21st century. It covers the period from the revolution in 1958, concentrating particularly on Saddam Husayn's rise to power and his consolidation as leader. It is the only political history of modern Iraq now available to provide a critical analysis of the Ba'thist regime which has ruled since 1968. The authors also explore the role and decline of the Iraqi Communist Party, the shifting policies towards the Kurds and the Shi'is, the nationalisation of oil and Iraq's relations with its neighbours. With the extensive revision and updatings of Peter Sluglett, they provide a stimulating analysis of the country's economy, now so drastically affected by international sanctions. ---------------------Real Promo blurbAs the world holds its breath while the US-Iraq confrontation approaches its denouement, here is the definitive story of Saddam Husayn, his rise to power and the historical background to his dictatorship. This highly praised book explores the emergence of modern Iraq from the revolution in 1958 and concentrating on Saddam Husayn's rise to power and his consolidation as leader. The only political history of modern Iraq now available, it provides a critical analysis of the Ba'thist regime which has ruled since 1968. It explores the decline of the Iraqi Communist Party, the shifting policies towards the Kurds and the Shi'is, and Iraq's relations with its neighbours. Extensively updated by Peter Sluglett, it provides analysis of the country's economy, now so damaged by international sanctions. `This is an excellent, reasoned, historical analysis of Iraq, lucidly written, theoretically astute, empirically based, politically firm.'Fred Halliday `A very good book indeed' Albert Hourani---------------------------------Author aff.The late Marion Farouk-Sluglett lectured in Middle Eastern Politics at the University College of Wales. Peter Sluglett is Professor of History at the University of Utah.

Boxing for Cuba: An Immigrant's Story of Despair, Endurance & Redemption

Boxing for Cuba: An Immigrant's Story of Despair, Endurance & Redemption

The whims of politics are at the fore of Guillermo Vincente Vidal's memoir, in which young boys become men in the shadow of revolution and personal turmoil. Vidal writes about his family's participation in events that forever altered U.S.-Cuban relations after an effort to free children from the threat of Communist rule sparked Operation Peter Pan. From chance encounters with Fidel Castro and Robert F. Kennedy to life in a dismal Catholic orphanage in Colorado, Vidal perseveres to embrace life as a proud and successful Cuban American. His account is a poignant story of struggle, forgiveness, and the joy of returning home.

The Industrial Revolution

The Industrial Revolution

Hardcover book. Published by Peter Smith Publisher

Talking about a Revolution: Interviews with Michael Albert, Noam Chomsky, Barbara Ehrenreich, Bell Hooks, Peter Kwong, Winona Laduke, Manning Mara

Talking about a Revolution: Interviews with Michael Albert, Noam Chomsky, Barbara Ehrenreich, Bell Hooks, Peter Kwong, Winona Laduke, Manning Mara

Keynote: A lively collection of short, original interviews with leading thinkersOn its twentieth anniversary, the South End Press collective has gathered the left's most prominent intellectuals for a wide-ranging discussion of the past twenty years and the next twenty years of progressive social movements in the United States.In 7 accessible, personal interviews, Zinn et al let readers know their most deeply held beliefs and hopes for the progressive movements they have led and nurtured over the last 2 decades.Every one who would like to see a revitalized, more effective movement for social change in the United States whether feminist, anti-racist, populist, anarchist, socialist, union activist, or unsure will want to read Talking About a Revolution.

China and the Global Economy: National Champions, Industrial Policy and the Big Business Revolution

China and the Global Economy: National Champions, Industrial Policy and the Big Business Revolution

This book tells the story of China's emergence as a major economic power and the huge impact this will have on world business. Over the last five years Peter Nolan has conducted a major investigation into Chinese industry, its economic structure, and the opportunities for growth in the future. As one of just four world experts invited by the Chinese Government to consult on their application to joint the World Trade Organisation he has worked closely with the heads of Chinese industry and with many foreign multinationals operating in China. "China and the Global Economy" is an executive summary of the opportunities for business in one of the largest markets in the world, by one passionate about its possibilities for the future.

The Coming Prophetic Revolution: A Call for Passionate, Consecrated Warriors

The Coming Prophetic Revolution: A Call for Passionate, Consecrated Warriors

Wanted: Passionate, Consecrated Warriors! A clarion call to intimacy with God is ringing across the earth. Are you willing to answer? Centered around a study of John, the beloved apostle, this book develops the tie between intimacy with God and the corresponding grace of hearing His voice. Being a prophetic generation is less about giftedness and more about people who have spent time with the Lord Jesus and declared faithfully what they have heard from the mouth of God. "Goll's extraordinary ability to think through crucial issues to current prophetic ministry, and his skill at expressing the solutions in terms that the average believer can understand, come through loud and clear in this book. Don't miss it!" --C. Peter Wagner, Chancellor, Wagner Leadership Institute "This is a book we recommend wholeheartedly and enthusiastically, a wake-up call for a slumbering Church to abandon religiosity and come alive, to love God passionately, to reach out to help others, and to become passionate warriors for Christ." --John and Paula Sandford, co-founders, Elijah House International "This book takes us on a prophetic journey, cleverly navigating our way through scriptural principles. I foresee it changing lives and preparing generations. Allow it to change and prepare you!" --Dr. Kingsley A. Fletcher, senior pastor, Life Community Church, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina Jim Goll is founder and director of Ministry to the Nations, a prophetic teaching and intercessory ministry. He is the author of seven books, including Kneeling on the Promises and The Lost Art of Intercession. Goll lives in Franklin, Tennessee.

Experimental Economics: How We Can Build Better Financial Markets

Experimental Economics: How We Can Build Better Financial Markets

Praise for Experimental Economics "The best account of all of the new developments [in economics] moves far beyond Peter Bernstein's two classic volumes, Capital Ideas and Against the Gods." --David Warsh, Boston Globe "This is a remarkable book that weaves the deep scientific roots of modern finance and modern financial institutions with humorous perspective and considerable wisdom. Few understand the pervasive and complex economic principles that govern our world of finance. Few are aware of the academic and scientific origins of financial practices and market instruments that are commonplace today. Ross Miller uses his experience and talents acquired as an experimental economist to help us understand a world that is contradictory, potentially dangerous, and paradoxical. He entertains us while doing it." --Charles R. Plott, Edward S. Harkness Professor of Economics and Political Science, California Institute of Technology "Dramatic new ways for buying and selling--spectrum auctions, e-commerce, derivatives--are the economics profession's contribution to the Information Revolution. This book explains how many of these innovations began with simple experiments at Caltech. The style is a refreshing combination--dramatic and fun to read, but also historically and scientifically accurate. So I can send one to my Dad, a salesman, and another to my girlfriend, a patent attorney." --Colin Camerer, Rea and Lela Axline Professor of Business Economics, California Institute of Technology "[Experimental Economics] is a provocative summary of recent decades of economic research. The investor who wants to know the theory behind the markets in which he trades, the economist who has been out of the academic mainstream for many years, and the interested general reader can spend many evenings mulling over the revolution in economics that has occurred since Smith's assumptions of market perfection were challenged. Mr. Miller makes mathematical finance relevant and sometimes even poignant. His book is a marvel of combining anecdote with theory all without so much as a single partial differential equation." --Andrew Allentuck, Globe and Mail (Toronto)

From Revolution to Deconstruction: Exploring Feminist Theory and Practice in Australia

From Revolution to Deconstruction: Exploring Feminist Theory and Practice in Australia

Softcover book. 248 pages. Published by Lang, Peter, AG, Internationaler Verlag Der W (2010)

Andre Morellet (1727-1819) in the Republic of Letters and the French Revolution

Andre Morellet (1727-1819) in the Republic of Letters and the French Revolution

Hardcover book. 252 pages. Published by Lang, Peter, Publishing Inc.

Natural Cat Care

Natural Cat Care

There's a natural revolution going on -- acupuncture, massage, herbs, and aromatherapy have all gone mainstream, not only for people but also for their pets! In his timely new book, holistic veterinarian Christopher Day offers expert advice for caring for cats the natural way. Learn how to keep your cat "purr-fectly" content with "Natural Cat Care, " a friendly, helpful guide to holistic methods of cat care. This book covers daily care (diet and exercise), nutrition, vaccinations and dental care, pest prevention (fleas, ticks, and worms), and specialized holistic care (acupuncture, massage, homeopathy, and the Tellington Touch). Filled with more than 120 helpful and instructive full-color photographs of cats in all stages of life, this helpful guide offers a complete resource for cat owners who would prefer to take a natural approach in pet care. "Natural Cat Care" is written by Dr. Christopher Day, a holistic vet with more than 37 years of experience.

What Your First Grader Needs to Know: Fundamentals of a Good First-Grade Education

What Your First Grader Needs to Know: Fundamentals of a Good First-Grade Education

What will your child be expected to learn in the first grade? How can you help him or her at home? How can teachers foster active, successful learning in the classroom? This book answers these all-important questions and more, offering the specific shared knowledge that hundreds of parents and teachers across the nation have agreed upon for American first graders. Revised and updated, filled with a wealth of opportunities for reading aloud and fostering discussion, this first-grade volume of the acclaimed Core Knowledge Series presents the sort of knowledge and skills that should be at the core of a challenging first-grade education. Discover: Favorite Poems, old and new, such as "The Owl and the Pussycat," "Wynken, Blynken, and Nod," and "Thirty Days Hath September" Beloved Stories from many times and lands, including a selection of Aesop's Fables, "Hansel and Gretel," "All Stories Are Anansi's," "The Tale of Peter Rabbit," and much more Familiar Sayings and Phrases such as "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you" and "Practice makes perfect" World and American History and Geography--take a trip down the Nile with King Tut, and learn about the early days of our country, including the story of Jamestown, the Pilgrims, and the American Revolution Visual Arts--fun activities plus full-color reproductions of masterworks by Leonardo da Vinci, Vincent van Gogh, Paul Cezanne, Georgia O'Keefe, and others Music--engaging introductions to great composers and music, including classical music, opera, and jazz, as well as a selection of favorite children's songs Math--a variety of activities to help your child learn to count, add and subtract, solve problems, recognize geometrical shapes and patterns, and learn about telling time Science--interesting discussions of living things and their habitats, the human body, the states of matter, how we measure things, how electricity works, our solar system, and what's inside the earth, plus stories of famous scientists such as Thomas Edison and Rachel Carson

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