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- St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 8.99
Humanitarian action, long dismissed as a realm apart from major foreign policy concerns, has become an omnipresent element in international affairs. It now shapes the world in which we live and it will have increasingly imporant impact on the way decisions are made in international crises. W.R. Smyser looks at the history of humanitarian activity and... more...
- The Floating Press 1913; US$ 6.99
The mind is one thing - a unit. All the various "faculties" act together constantly. One cannot remember what an oak tree looks like unless he has carefully observed an oak tree. He cannot imagine an oak tree unless he remembers it. He cannot judge of the difference between an oak tree and a maple tree unless he can imagine a picture of the... more...
- The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99
For fans of folklore and mythology, this comprehensive volume offers the best of both worlds: an astute introduction to and overview of the common themes and motifs in Russian fairy tales, plus an eclectic collection of charming and enchanting fables, stories, and vignettes. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95
This book surveys the history of the German family in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The contributions deal with the influence of industrialisation on family life in town and country, with rural families and communities under the impact of social and economic change, and with the role and influence of the family in the lives of men and women... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95
This book, first published in 1986, surveys the history of rural society in Germany from the eighteenth century to the present day. The contributions include studies of Junker estates and small farming communities, serfs and landless labourers, maidservants and worker-peasants. They demonstrate the variety and complexity of the social division that... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 100.00
If one takes a map of Europe and draws one line from Paris to Moscow and another line from Stockholm to Rome, the two lines intersect remarkably close to the Brandenburg Gate," writes Smyser, in one of his characteristically smart observations. The author has a strong grasp of the leaders who quarreled over Germany between the end of the Second... more...
- International Labour Office 2003; US$ 5.00
Based on a measure of the gap in basic workers rights between the ideal world, represented by the ILOs core Conventions, and the real world, as reflected in countries actual situations. Presents a series of tables showing normalized and disaggregated results for adherence to and implementation of the core Conventions in 168 countries... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2009; US$ 18.99
The Berlin Wall Crisis dominated the presidency of John F. Kennedy from his inauguration in 1961 until his historic trip to the city in June 1963. W.R. Smyser's Kennedy and the Berlin Wall offers new insights into the Berlin events that riveted global attention, especially as Soviet and American tanks faced each other at point-blank range over... more...