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- Shepheard-Walwyn 2009; US$ 14.95
Beings from a distant planet impact the political, economic, and spiritual life of both Britain and the world in this tale that uses a touch of science fiction to explore human potential. Dealing with a suffering economy and rising inflation, the prime minister is a year into office and faces nothing but frustration. Then, visitors with impressive... more...
- Shepheard-Walwyn 2009; US$ 9.95
A collection of rhyming couplets, these wry and witty poems ponder the foibles and vanities of mortals. Cartoon pen-and-ink drawings by well-known illustrator Barrington Barber accompany the limerick-like lyrics, which capture the ridiculous—such as absurdly trimmed mustaches and outrageous hairstyles—with humorous rhymes and amusing titles. Perfect... more...
- Shepheard-Walwyn 2006; US$ 27.95
Presenting insights into how income and wealth are produced and distributed, this study analyzes how, despite two centuries of capital accumulation, poverty persists in rich nations. Relying on the theories of David Ricardo?a 19th-century economist credited with developing the theory of rent?a thorough presentation of the history of this economic... more...
- Shepheard-Walwyn 2010; US$ 28.95
Exploring the life of Kathleen Raine, who played an important role in the literary history of 20th-century England, this authorized biography tells how she developed from a small girl who only wanted to be a poet into a world-renowned poet and literary scholar. Starting with Kathleen?s struggle against the constrictions of her suburban childhood,... more...
- Shepheard-Walwyn 2010; US$ 27.95
Marsilio Ficino, a leading scholar of the Italian Renaissance who translated all the works of Plato into Latin, examines Plato?s Timaeus , the most widely influential and hotly debated of the Platonic writings. Offering a probable account of the creation and nature of the cosmos, the discussion incorporates such questions as What is the function... more...
- Shepheard-Walwyn 2008; US$ 31.95
Featuring philosophical commentary from Marsilio Ficino—a leading scholar of the Italian Renaissance who translated all the works of Plato into Latin—this work is the first English translation of Ficino's commentary of Plato's dialogue between the philosopher Parmenides and the youthful Socrates. In the scene, the older man instructs his student... more...
- Shepheard-Walwyn 2011; US$ 15.95
Thoughtful and informative, this essay is an analysis of the basis and nature of human rights. Arguing that human rights is an issue that is often invoked but seldom intelligently considered, this record examines concrete, immediate, moral, and social issues, including birth control, taxation, welfare, private behavior, and military service. Noting... more...
- Shepheard-Walwyn 2010; US$ 11.95
Providing a firsthand account of the land enclosure movement of the 19th century from a major English poet, this extensively researched study gives modern readers an appreciation of the divisive effects of such policies. Structured chronologically, this exploration of John Clare?s life highlights the socioeconomic and environmental aspects of his... more...
- Shepheard-Walwyn 2008; US$ 23.95
A personal account of searching for spiritual understanding initially outside Christian teaching, this book takes the position that there are as many ways to God as there are paths up a mountain. Interpreting his own spiritual breakthroughs, the author describes them as "windows of realization" and likens them to the sensation of being made whole.... more...
- Shepheard-Walwyn 2010; US$ 27.95
Using the United Kingdom as a case study, this well-researched account shows how, for more than 200 years, a remarkably regular 18-year cycle of boom and bust can be traced to the peaks and troughs in land prices. This exploration reveals how governments, during the upswing of the cycle, are complicit in encouraging a belief that property prices will... more...