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- The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99
U.S. president Andrew Johnson was thrust suddenly into the seat of power as a result of Abraham Lincoln's assassination. In the tumultuous Reconstruction period, Johnson clashed with lawmakers who were trying to protect the rights of newly freed slaves, resulting in his impeachment. This fascinating volume brings together documentation leading... more...
- Random House 2010; US$ 14.53
THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE 2010 COSTA BIOGRAPHY AWARD 264 wood and ivory carvings, none of them bigger than a matchbox: Edmund de Waal was entranced when he first encountered the collection in his great uncle Iggie's Tokyo apartment. When he later inherited the 'netsuke', they unlocked a story far... more...
- The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99
William Wordsworth is regarded as one of the most significant figures in the Western literary canon -- but his sister, Dorothy, was a skilled poet and diarist in her own right, as well, though she never sought the public acclaim that enveloped her brother's career. This fascinating biography probes the life and work of Dorothy Wordsworth, as well... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 29.95
A Jewish factory worker is falsely accused of ritually murdering a Christian boy in Russia in 1911, and his trial becomes an international cause célèbre. On March 20, 1911, thirteen-year-old Andrei Yushchinsky was found stabbed to death in a cave on the outskirts of Kiev. Four months later, Russian police arrested Mendel Beilis, a thirty-seven-year-old... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 125.00
Since the creation of the United Nations in 1945, international law has sought to configure itself as a universal system. Yet, despite the best efforts of international institutions, scholars and others to assert the universal application of international law, its relevance and applicability has been influenced, if not directed, by political power.Today,... more...
- The Floating Press 2009; US$ 3.99
In 1856 the Reverend Edmund Donald Carr was overtaken by a blizzard on his way to an evening service. He battled the elements for 22 hours with nothing by his bible and his dead horse, whose body sheltered him while he slept. Snow blind and half dead, Carr survived and wrote his experience in a first person narrative, A Night in the Snow . more...
- Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 125.00
This edited volume explores the emergence of the stress concept and its ever-changing definitions; its uses in making novel linkages between disciplines such as ecology, physiology, psychology, psychiatry, public health, urban planning, architecture, and a range of social sciences; its application in a variety of sites such as the battlefield, workplace,... more...
- The Floating Press 2009; US$ 3.99
Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen's play Hedda Gabler was first published in 1890. Despite premiering the next year to negative reviews, the play since been hailed as a classic work of realism, with the character Hedda being considered by some critics as one of the great dramatic roles; a female Hamlet. Gabler is actually the character's maiden... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 7.99
This eBook is best viewed on a color device. This Golden Guide from St. Martin's Press is an introduction to the major groups of poisonous animals in the world, including the most deadly species. Learn about: -Dangerous stingers, fangs, and spines -The many varieties of venom, and the different ways they are used -Where poisonous animals... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 44.95
This book outlines the emerging determinants, in a global context, for the provision of housing for the growing, shifting and changing populations. In doing so the reader will be encouraged to forsee the complementary evolution in the planning, design and construction of housing in the developed and developing world. more...