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  • Fenway Parkby John Powers; Ron Driscoll

    Running Press 2012; US$ 30.00

    Fenway Park. The name evokes a team and a sport that have become more synonymous with a city?s identity than any stadium or arena in the country.   Since opening in the same week of 1912 that the Titanic sank, the park?s instantly recognizable confines have seen some of the most dramatic happenings in baseball history, including Carlton Fisk?s... more...

  • 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...

  • 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... more...

  • Last Flag Downby John Baldwin; Ron Powers

    Crown Publishing Group 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...

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

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2008; US$ 149.00

    When the SARS virus began its spread from southern China around the world in spring 2003, it caught regional and international health officials by surprise. The SARS epidemic itself lasted for only a few months, whereas its treatment, in communicative terms, keeps providing us with important lessons that can prepare us all for the much larger pandemic... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Tibetby John Powers; David Templeman

    Scarecrow Press 2012; US$ 119.99

    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...

  • Freedom of Speechby Elizabeth Powers; Joris van Eijnatten; Javier Fernández Sebastián; Paula Sutter Fichtner; Jonathan I. Israel; John Christian Laursen; Lee Morrissey; Helena Rosenblatt; Douglas Smith

    Bucknell University Press 2011; US$ 34.99

    The essays in this volume portrays the public debates concerning freedom of speech in the 18th century in France and Britain as well as Austria, Denmark, Russia, and Spain and its American territories. The economic integration of Europe and its offshoots over the past three centuries into a distinctive cultural product, 'the West,' has given rise to... more...

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