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  • Victorians Against the Gallowsby James Gregory

    I.B.Tauris 2011; US$ 44.00

    By the time that Queen Victoria ascended the throne in 1837, the list of crimes liable to attract the death penalty had effectively been reduced to murder. Yet, despite this, the gallows remained a source of controversy in Victorian Britain and there was a growing unease in liberal quarters surrounding the question of capital punishment. In this book,... more...

  • Poetry and the Politics, Theby James Gregory

    I.B.Tauris 2014; US$ 32.00

    The nineteenth century was a time of ?movements? ? political, social, moral reform causes ? which drew on the energies of men and women across Britain. Radical reform at the margins of early Victorian society is studied by James Gregory in this book, focused on decades of particular social, political and technological ferment: when foreign and British... more...

  • The Southern Diasporaby James N. Gregory

    The University of North Carolina Press 2005; US$ 23.99

    Southern Diaspora: How the Great Migrations of Black and White Southerners Transformed America more...

  • Writes of Passageby James Duncan; Derek Gregory

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 79.95

    Writes of Passage explores the interplay between a system of "othering" which travelers bring to a place, and the "real" geographical difference they discover upon arrival. Exposing the tensions between the imaginary and real, Duncan and Gregory and a team of leading internationa contributors focus primarily upon travelers from the 18th and 19th... more...

  • U.S. Educational Policy Interest Groups: Institutional Profilesby Gregory Butler; James Slack

    ABC-CLIO 1994; US$ 110.00

    Analyzes and surveys how 182 nongovernmental organizations affect the development of federal U.S. educational policy. The alphabetically arranged profiles describe the purposes, origins and development, structure and budget, policy concerns and tactics, political activities, and publications of key citizen interest groups in the field of education.... more...

  • The Pendulumby Gregory L. Baker; James A. Blackburn

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 54.99

    The pendulum: a case study in physics is a unique book in several ways. Firstly, it is a comprehensive quantitative study of one physical system, the pendulum, from the viewpoint of elementary and more advanced classical physics, modern chaotic dynamics, and quantum mechanics. In addition, coupled pendulums and pendulum analogs of superconducting devices... more...

  • Citizens, Courts, and Confirmationsby James L. Gibson; Gregory A. Caldeira

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 29.95

    In recent years the American public has witnessed several hard-fought battles over nominees to the U.S. Supreme Court. In these heated confirmation fights, candidates' legal and political philosophies have been subject to intense scrutiny and debate. Citizens, Courts, and Confirmations examines one such fight--over the nomination of Samuel Alito--to... more...

  • Who Was Jesse Owens?by James Buckley; Gregory Copeland

    Penguin Young Readers Group 2015; US$ 5.99

    At the 1936 Berlin Summer Olympics, track and field star Jesse Owens ran himself straight into international glory by winning four gold medals. But the life of Jesse Owens is much more than a sports story. Born in rural Alabama under the oppressive Jim Crow laws, Owens's family suffered many hardships. As a boy he worked several jobs like delivering... more...

  • Who Was Seabiscuit?by James Buckley; Gregory Copeland

    Penguin Young Readers Group 2015; US$ 5.99

    In the middle of the worst depression in U.S. history, one young racehorse lifted a nation's spirits. Seabiscuit was born in 1933 on a farm in Kentucky. Though bred for racing, he was weak and undersized. He slept too long and ate too much. Against the odds, he began to win local races. He was given a new coach who trained him to race in larger circuits.... more...

  • Dictionary of Lexicographyby R. R. K. Hartmann; Gregory James

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 74.95

    Dictionaries are among the most frequently consulted books, yet we know remarkably little about them. Who makes them? Where do they come from? What do they offer? How can we evaluate them? The Dictionary of Lexicography provides answers to all these questions and addresses a wide range of issues: * the traditions of dictionary-making * the different... more...