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  • The Sinews of Powerby John Brewer

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 48.95

    First published in 1989. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The American Leonardoby John Brewer

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 18.99

    In 1919 a returning World War I veteran named Harry Hahn and his French bride attempted to sell what they thought was a painting by Leonardo Da Vinci in New York. Renowned art dealer Sir Joseph Duveen declared the picture-La Belle Ferronniere-a fake without ever seeing the canvas. The Hahns sued Duveen for slander, setting off a legal battle that would... more...

  • Party Ideology and Popular Politics at the Accession of George IIIby John Brewer

    Cambridge University Press 1976; US$ 47.00

    This book is a reappraisal of English politics in the first decade of George III's reign. more...

  • The Pleasures of the Imaginationby John Brewer

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 60.00

    The Pleasures of the Imagination examines the birth and development of English "high culture" in the eighteenth century. It charts the growth of a literary and artistic world fostered by publishers, theatrical and musical impresarios, picture dealers and auctioneers, and presented to th public in coffee-houses, concert halls, libraries, theatres... more...

  • Sentimental Murder: Love and Madness in the Eighteenth Century (Text Only)by John Brewer

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; Not Available

    On an April evening in 1779, a woman is shot on the steps of Covent Garden. Her murderer is a young soldier and Church of England minister; her lover, the Earl of Sandwich, one of the most powerful policians of the day. This compelling account of murder, love and intrigue brings Georgian London to life in a spellbinding historical masterpiece. more...

  • Sentimental Murder: Love and Madness in the Eighteenth Century (Text Only)by John Brewer

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; Not Available

    On an April evening in 1779, a woman is shot on the steps of Covent Garden. Her murderer is a young soldier and Church of England minister; her lover, the Earl of Sandwich, one of the most powerful policians of the day. This compelling account of murder, love and intrigue brings Georgian London to life in a spellbinding historical masterpiece. more...

  • Ethnographyby John D. Brewer

    McGraw-Hill Education 2000; US$ 49.00

    Sets out the competing methodological bases of ethnography and details its different uses as a research method. This book aims to provide a defence of the method and establish its relevance in the social sciences. It also offers guidelines for good practice in the research process, as well as advice on the analysis of ethnographic data. more...

  • C. Wright Mills and the Ending of Violenceby John D. Brewer

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 150.00

    This book has two aims: to clarify the meaning of C. Wright Mills's depiction of the sociological imagination; and to use this to develop a sociological framework that assists in understanding the process by which communal violence has ended in Northern Ireland and South Africa. The contrast between these two societies is a familiar one, but the book... more...

  • Peace Processesby John D. Brewer

    Wiley 2013; US$ 28.95

    Peace processes are mostly very fragile. This engagingly written book takes a bold new approach to the topic by beginning from the premise that sociology can identify those factors that help to stabilize them. The book draws a distinction between the political and social dimensions of peace processes, arguing that each is dependent on the other. Consideration... more...

  • Consumption and the World of Goodsby John Brewer; Roy Porter

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 103.95

    The study of past society in terms of what it consumes rather than what it produces is - relatively speaking - a new development. The focus on consumption changes the whole emphasis and structure of historical enquiry. While human beings usually work within a single trade or industry as producers , as, say, farmers or industrial workers, as consumers... more...