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  • Three Miles Downby James Hamilton-Paterson

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 18.94

    James Hamilton-Paterson describes Three Miles Down (first published in 1998) as 'the account of a treasure hunt in 1995 which I joined as the expedition's chronicler. A group of Britons had chartered the Russian oceanographic ship, the Mstislav Keldysh, to look for the wrecks of two vessels sunk in the Atlantic in the Second World War... Both were... more...

  • The Federalist Papersby Alexander Hamilton; John Jay; James Madison

    The Floating Press 2011; US$ 4.99

    Perhaps the most essential distillation of the Founders' vision of America, The Federalist Papers consist of a series of 85 essays in favor of the ratification of the U.S. Constitution. Attributed to Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison, the essays tackle an array of topics that are just as relevant today as they were more than 200 years... more...

  • The Essential Federalist and Anti-Federalist Papersby Alexander Hamilton; James Madison; John Jay; David Wootton

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2003; US$ 7.95

    Here, in a single volume, is a selection of the classic critiques of the new Constitution penned by such ardent defenders of states? rights and personal liberty as George Mason, Patrick Henry, and Melancton Smith; pro-Constitution writings by James Wilson and Noah Webster; and thirty-three of the best-known and most crucial Federalist Papers by Alexander... more...

  • Turner - A Lifeby James Hamilton

    Hodder & Stoughton 2014; US$ 9.99

    J.M.W Turner exhibited his work proudly but was correspondingly reticent about his private life. In 1799, aged 24, he became an Associate of the Royal Academy at the youngest possible age. While influential collectors competed to buy his paintings, Turner travelled widely, observing landscape and people, and collecting material for a cycle of images... more...

  • Playing With Waterby James Hamilton-Paterson

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 13.11

    A classic of travel writing. For many years award-winning writer James Hamilton-Paterson spent a third of each year on an otherwise uninhabited Philippine island, spear-fishing for survival. Playing with Water tells us why he did. Yet it also gives an account of life in that class-bound country as a whole. For it is in places like this rather... more...

  • The Musicby James Hamilton-Paterson

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 16.03

    This brilliant sequence of short stories, first published in 1995, sees James Hamilton-Patterson serving up fables and fictions on creativity, tradition and loss, all of them linked by the love of music and underpinned by a musical theme. An escaped lunatic who thinks he is Schumann interrupts a quiet family picnic; a Croat refugee gifted at the... more...

  • Loving Monstersby James Hamilton-Paterson

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 16.03

    First published in 2001, Loving Monsters begins with a British writer, now living in Italy, being propositioned to write the biography of a strange near-neighbour, a man named Jebb whose life has taken in 1920s London, wartime Egypt and modern Tuscany. 'I suppose the book is a reflection on the nature of biography', James Hamilton-Paterson has... more...

  • Decision Making in Hospital Administration and Medical Careby James A. Hamilton

    University of Minnesota Press 1960; US$ 90.00

    Decision Making in Hospital Administration and Medical Care was first published in 1960. This casebook based on experiences and administrative problems encountered in actual hospital situations will serve as a text for beginning students in graduate programs in hospital administration, as course material in allied fields, and as a reference work for... more...

  • Patterns of Hospital Ownership and Controlby James A. Hamilton

    University of Minnesota Press 1961; US$ 67.50

    Based on a study of data about nearly 7,000 independent unites of hospital service in the United States, this book classifies and describes the patterns or types of hospital ownership and control to be found in the hospital industry. For each pattern, information is given on the organizational structure and governing authority, history, significance,... more...

  • Turnerby James Hamilton

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 19.95

    J.M.W. Turner was a painter whose treatment of light put him squarely in the pantheon of the world?s preeminent artists, but his character was a tangle of fascinating contradictions. While he could be coarse and rude, manipulative, ill-mannered, and inarticulate, he was also generous, questioning, and humane, and he displayed through his work a hitherto... more...