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- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2011; US$ 23.99
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2002; US$ 28.00
Interweaving social, political, environmental, economic, and popular history, John Alexander Williams chronicles four and a half centuries of the Appalachian past. Along the way, he explores Appalachia's long-contested boundaries and the numerous, often contradictory images that have shaped perceptions of the region as both the essence of America... 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...
- 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...