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Columbia University Press

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  • The Art of Warby Victor H. Mair

    Columbia University Press 2008; US$ 13.99

    Compiled during the Warring States period of 475-221 B.C., The Art of War is the first known attempt to formulate a rational basis for the planning and conduct of military operations. Named the #1 translation of The Art of War by Sonshi.com, this edition breaks new ground in resolving the textual and contextual problems of the text, along with... more...

  • Hermeneutic Communismby Gianni Vattimo; Santiago Zabala

    Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 21.99

    Having lost much of its political clout and theoretical power, communism no longer represents an appealing alternative to capitalism. In its original Marxist formulation, communism promised an ideal of development, but only through a logic of war, and while a number of reformist governments still promote this ideology, their legitimacy has steadily... more...

  • The Columbia History of Latinos in the United States Since 1960by David G. Gutiérrez

    Columbia University Press 2004; US$ 34.99

    The Columbia History of Latinos in the United States Since 1960 provides cutting-edge interpretations of recent Latino history, including essays on the six major immigrant groups (Mexicans, Cubans, Puerto Ricans, Dominicans, Central Americans, and South Americans) and insight into areas of important historical debate. Contributors explore the... more...

  • The Columbia Guide to the Cold Warby Michael Kort

    Columbia University Press 2001; US$ 34.99

    The Cold War was the longest conflict in American history, and the defining event of the second half of the twentieth century. Since its recent and abrupt cessation, we have only begun to measure the effects of the Cold War on American, Soviet, post-Soviet, and international military strategy, economics, domestic policy, and popular culture. The... more...

  • Foundations of the American Centuryby Inderjeet Parmar

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 24.99

    Inderjeet Parmar reveals the complex interrelations, shared mindsets, and collaborative efforts of influential public and private organizations in the building of American hegemony. Focusing on the involvement of the Ford, Rockefeller, and Carnegie foundations in U.S. foreign affairs, Parmar traces the transformation of America from an “isolationist?... more...

  • The Generation of Postmemoryby Marianne Hirsch

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 28.99

    Can we remember other people?s memories? The Generation of Postmemory argues we can: that memories of traumatic events live on to mark the lives of those who were not there to experience them. Children of survivors and their contemporaries inherit catastrophic histories not through direct recollection but through haunting postmemories?multiply mediated... more...

  • The Columbia History of Post-World War II Americaby Mark C Carnes

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 26.99

    Every epoch bewilders those who live through it, but for Americans, the postwar era has been a time of breathtaking change and transition. With these comprehensive and engaging essays, this volume encourages readers to form a new perspective on a recent and highly debated period of American history. Contributors to this volume were chosen for their... more...

  • The Rise and Fall of Soul and Selfby Raymond Martin; John Barresi

    Columbia University Press 2006; US$ 25.99

    Raymond Martin and John Barresi trace the development of Western ideas about personal identity and reveal the larger intellectual trends, controversies, and ideas that have revolutionized the way we think about ourselves. They begin with ancient Greece, where the ideas of Plato, Aristotle, and the materialistic atomists laid the groundwork for future... more...

  • Technology in Postwar Americaby Carroll Pursell

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 49.99

    Carroll Pursell tells the story of the evolution of American technology since World War II. His fascinating and surprising history links pop culture icons with landmarks in technological innovation and shows how postwar politics left their mark on ever more...

  • Traditional Japanese Literatureby Haruo Shirane

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 36.99

    Stretching from ancient times to the late medieval period, Traditional Japanese Literature spans both high and popular styles and contains key examples of poetry, drama, prose fiction, and essays. Its depth and breadth have made the anthology an indispensable resource for classroom and individual study. For this abridged edition, Shirane retains... more...