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- Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 9.99
In the traditional narrative of American colonial history, early European settlements, as well as native peoples and African slaves, were treated in passing as unfortunate aberrations in a fundamentally upbeat story of Englishmen becoming freer and more prosperous by colonizing an abundant continent of "free land." Over the last generation,... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 76.00
Freedom, today perceived simply as a human right, was a continually contested idea in the early modern period. In Freedom and the Construction of Europe an international group of scholars explore the richness, diversity and complexity of thinking about fr more...
- Faber and Faber 2013; US$ 21.86
He proclaimed himself a genius and raged against the slightest criticism from fellow scholars; he was a Marxist who despised the 'Idiot People'; he could be generous and affectionate yet hurled insults at his friends; he inveighed against Puritanism but was himself in many ways a Puritan: A. L. Rowse was a man of many contradictions. In this clear-sighted... more...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 2005; US$ 40.00
This book presents a comprehensive analysis of public expenditure control in Europe and the coordination strategies available. It provides a detailed scrutiny of the various audit systems in the EU and the difficulties in building consistency or harmony between them. more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2009; US$ 33.00
In this compellingly argued and deeply personal book, respected sports historian Michael Oriard--who was himself a former second-team All-American at Notre Dame--explores a wide range of trends that have changed the face of big-time college football and transformed the role of the student-athlete. Oriard considers such issues as the politicization... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007; US$ 12.99
My new friends have begun to suspect I haven?t told them the full story of my life. ?Why did you leave Sierra Leone?? ?Because there is a war.? ?You mean, you saw people running around with guns and shooting each other?? ?Yes, all the time.? ?Cool.? I smile a little. ?You should tell us about it sometime.? ?Yes, sometime.? This is how wars... more...
- Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 12.00
Through most of the 20th century, Atlantic City, New Jersey, was controlled by a powerful partnership of local politicians and racketeers. Funded by payoffs from gambling rooms, bars and brothels, this corrupt alliance reached full bloom during the reign of Enoch 'Nucky' Johnson - the second of the three bosses to head the Republican machine that... more...