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  • Bully Boyby Jim Powell

    The Crown Publishing Group 2006; US$ 27.50

    What Hath TR Wrought? ?I don?t think that any harm comes from the concentration of power in one man?s hands.? ?Theodore Roosevelt The notion that Theodore Roosevelt was one of America?s greatest presidents is literally carved in stone?right up there on Mount Rushmore. But as historian Jim Powell shows in the refreshingly original Bully Boy , Roosevelt?s... more...

  • FDR's Follyby Jim Powell

    Crown/Archetype 2007; US$ 16.00

    The Great Depression and the New Deal. For generations, the collective American consciousness has believed that the former ruined the country and the latter saved it. Endless praise has been heaped upon President Franklin Delano Roosevelt for masterfully reining in the Depression?s destructive effects and propping up the country on his New Deal platform.... more...

  • Wilson's Warby Jim Powell

    The Crown Publishing Group 2007; US$ 27.50

    The fateful blunder that radically altered the course of the twentieth century?and led to some of the most murderous dictators in history President Woodrow Wilson famously rallied the United States to enter World War I by saying the nation had a duty to make ?the world safe for democracy.? But as historian Jim Powell demonstrates in this shocking... more...

  • The Breaking of Eggsby Jim Powell

    Orion 2010; US$ 10.99

    A panoramic debut about love and loss, THE BREAKING OF EGGS announces a major new talent. Change is in the air in a shabby apartment in the 19th arrondissment in Paris. One unremarkable day Madame Lefèvre invites Feliks to call her Sandrine. As his indomitable landlady's manners have been as unvarying as her dresses for the last 36 years, this... more...

  • Trading Futuresby Jim Powell

    Pan Macmillan 2016; US$ 14.67

    'With his gallows humour and observational wit, Jim Powell gives us a vivid portrait of a man in meltdown.' Daily Mail When I was small, my mother showed me how to grow a carrot from a carrot. She filled a jam jar with water, cut the top off a carrot, ran a cocktail stick horizontally through the stub and suspended it over the jar, just touching... more...

  • Greatest Emancipationsby Jim Powell

    St. Martin's Press 2008; US$ 7.39

    For thousands of years, slavery went unchallenged in principle. Then in a single century, slavery was abolished and more than seven million slaves were freed. Greatest Emancipation tells this amazing story, focusing on Haiti, the British Caribbean, the United States, Cuba and Brazil, which accounted for the vast majority of slaves in the west. Jim... more...

  • The Poetry of Sapphoby Jim Powell

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 14.99 US$ 12.89

    Sappho is celebrated as the supreme ancient Greek poet of love and of the personal lyric, and noted also for her vivid participation in a living paganism. Jim Powell's translation is recognized for its unique combination of poetic mastery and scholarly penetration of the original. This edition includes his translation of the newly discovered poem,... more...

  • Derrida For Beginnersby Jim Powell; Van Howell

    For Beginners 2007; US$ 16.99

    In 1966, Jacques Derrida gave a lecture at Johns Hopkins University that cast the entire history of Western Philosophy into doubt. The following year, Derrida published three brilliant but mystifying books that convinced the pollsters that he was the most important philosopher of the late 20th Century. Unfortunately, nobody was sure whether the intellectual... more...

  • Deconstruction For Beginnersby Jim Powell; Joe Lee

    For Beginners 2008; US$ 16.99

    Deconstruction is so labyrinthine (and rumored to be fatal) that it?s become the monster that murdered philosophy. When Jacques Derrida, the father of deconstruction, uses buzz-words such as ?phallogocentrism? and ?transcendental signified,? humanities students and aspiring philosophers may get weak in the knees. Following up on the success of  Derrida... more...

  • Postmodernism For Beginnersby Jim Powell; Joe Lee

    For Beginners 2007; US$ 16.99

    If you are like most people, you?re not sure what Postmodernism is. And if this were like most books on the subject, it probably wouldn?t tell you. Besides what a few grumpy critics claim, Postmodernism is not a bunch of meaningless intellectual mind games. On the contrary, it is a reaction to the most profound spiritual and philosophical crisis... more...