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  • Sore Winnersby John Powers

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2005; US$ 14.00

    Politics and culture, culture and politics. They?ve never been normal in America, but today they?re weirder than ever. Millionaire populists like Bill O?Reilly and Michael Moore dominate a political scene spinning ever further from the real world; meanwhile, we look to bizarre experiments like ?Survivor? for our daily dose of reality. In this wonderfully... more...

  • History As Propagandaby John Powers

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 49.99 US$ 42.99

    Despite Chinese efforts to stop foreign countries from granting him visas, the Dalai Lama has become one of the most recognizable and best loved people on the planet, drawing enormous crowds wherever he goes. By contrast, China's charismatically-challenged leaders attract crowds of protestors waving Tibetan flags and shouting "Free Tibet!" whenever... more...

  • A Concise Encyclopedia of Buddhismby John Powers

    Oneworld Publications 2013; US$ 29.99

    From the teachings of the early masters to the growth of the tradition in the West, this authoritative new reference tool contains over 900 entries supplying information on all the key doctrines, practices, and figures central to Buddhism. more...

  • History As Propagandaby John Powers

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 49.99 US$ 42.99

    Despite Chinese efforts to stop foreign countries from granting him visas, the Dalai Lama has become one of the most recognizable and best loved people on the planet, drawing enormous crowds wherever he goes. By contrast, China's charismatically-challenged leaders attract crowds of protestors waving Tibetan flags and shouting "Free Tibet!" whenever... more...

  • The Buddha Partyby John Powers

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 23.99 US$ 20.63

    The Buddha Party tells the story of how the People's Republic of China employs propaganda to define Tibetan Buddhist belief and sway opinion within the country and abroad. more...

  • Last Flag Downby John Baldwin; Ron Powers

    Crown/Archetype 2007; US$ 14.95

    As the Confederacy felt itself slipping beneath the Union juggernaut in late 1864, the South launched a desperate counteroffensive to shatter the U.S. economy and force a standoff. Its secret weapon? A state-of-the-art raiding ship whose mission was to prowl the world?s oceans and sink the U.S. merchant fleet. The raider?s name was Shenandoah, and... more...

  • Inventing Chemistryby John C. Powers

    University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 32.00

    In Inventing Chemistry , historian John C. Powers turns his attention to Herman Boerhaave (1668?1738), a Dutch medical and chemical professor whose work reached a wide, educated audience and became the template for chemical knowledge in the eighteenth century. The primary focus of this study is Boerhaave?s educational philosophy, and Powers traces... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Tibetby John Powers; David Templeman

    Scarecrow Press 2012; US$ 144.99

    The Historical Dictionary of Tibet is the most comprehensive dictionary published to date on Tibetan history. It covers the history of Tibet from 27,000 BCE to the present through a chronology, an introductory essay, an extensive bibliography, and over 1,000 cross-referenced dictionary entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign... more...

  • The Social Construction of SARSby John H. Powers; Xiaosui Xiao

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2008; US$ 149.00

    Social perception and the construction of social reality are intrinsically linked. This study tested the conjoint effects of participant rationality and two story attributes, severity and context, on perception of the SARS threat and on story evaluation. Participants? rationality was assessed by the Rational-Experiential Inventory. Stories of SARS... more...

  • Black Abyssby John Glasby; J.L. Powers

    Orion 2014; US$ 3.99

    With the discovery of the hyperdrive, mankind at last possessed the means of going out to the stars. Four expeditions had already gone by the fine the fifth starship left Pluto for Vega. Carrying its complement of scientists and military personnel, they arrived at the solar system of Vega to find one planet sufficiently like Earth to allow them to... more...