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- The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99
French philosopher Henri Bergson was one of the most significant thinkers of the twentieth century. He is best remembered for making the argument that intuitive feelings often hold more weight than rational decision-making. In this incisive volume, fellow philosopher John Alexander Gunn presents an introduction to and thoughtful analysis of Bergson's... more...
- 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...
- Crowood 2011; US$ 14.57
A Guide to Craft Brewing explains how to brew your own beer in clear and straightforward terms, making this popular and rewarding hobby accessible to all. This practical book covers twenty-eight types of malts, thirty-one adjuncts and thirty-three hops, and includes how to treat water to match a beer type and yeast necessary to create your own unique... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95
This book concerns the relationship between ideas and power in the genesis of the Roman empire. The self-justification of the first emperor through the consensus of the citizen body constrained him to adhere to ?legitimate? and ?traditional? forms of self-presentation. Lobur explores how these notions become explicated and reconfigured by the upper... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2002; US$ 59.99
John T. Alexander's study dramatically highlights how the Russian people reacted to the Plague, and shows how the tools of modern epidemiology can illuminate the causes of the plague's tragic course through Russia. Bubonic Plauge in Early Modern Russia makes contributions to many aspects of Russian and European history: social, economic, medical,... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 32.00
For decades after the Second World War, historians and writers depicted cultural life in Germany's Weimar Republic (1919-1933) as an unstable mixture of avant-garde experimentation, decadence, and proto-fascist tendencies. Their limited definition of "culture" as a canon of works by elites hindered the study of everyday cultural forms. A younger generation... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2011; US$ 25.99
This full-life biography includes analysis of Adams's education, political philosophy, religious attitudes, social values, and family relationships. While his extraordinary role in achieving American independence is closely analyzed, the post-independence period, including his tenure as governor of Massachusetts, is not neglected. The core theme is... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 1988; US$ 18.99
One of the most colorful characters in modern history, Catherine II of Russia began her life as a minor German princess, until the childless Empress Elizabeth and Catherine's own scheming mother married her off to the Grand Duke Peter of Russia at age sixteen. By thirty-three, she had overthrown her husband in a bloodless coup and established herself... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2011; US$ 39.95
Normal0falsefalsefalseEN-USX-NONEX-NONEMicrosoftInternetExplorer4 In recent years political, religious, and scientific communities have engaged in an ethical debate regarding the development of and research on embryonic stem cells. Does the manipulation of embryonic stem cells destroy human life? Or do limitations imposed on stem cell research harm... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2004; US$ 28.99
Samuel Adams: America's Revolutionary Politician offers a fresh full-life biography of the man Thomas Jefferson once described as the helmsman of the American Revolution. In his study, historian John K. Alexander uses narrative history to argue that Samuel Adams was both America's first professional politician and its first modern politician.... more...