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- Canongate Books 2015; US$ 33.29
More Letters of Note is another rich and inspiring collection, which reminds us that much of what matters in our lives finds its way into our letters. These letters deliver the same mix of the heartfelt, the historically significant, the tragic, the comic and the unexpected. Discover Richard Burton's farewell note to Elizabeth Taylor, Helen Keller's... more...
- Wiley 2008; US$ 168.95
This thought-provoking introduction to economics exposes readers to the workings of the market in a democratic state. The text explains basic economic concepts from a political perspective: how the price mechanism substitutes for central authority in determining production and allocation of goods; the use of demand and supply curves to trace the impacts... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 54.95
Dams As Aid brings together key issues in the aid/environment/development debate. Through her examination of dams, Usher sheds light on wider issues of the political economy of aid. Detailed analysis of dams and aid case studies are included, particularly on Nordic dams which provide most graphic illustrations, and these detailed case studies are... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 45.00
How is real capital measured by government statistical agencies? How could this measure be improved to correspond more closely to an economist's ideal measure of capital in economic analysis and prediction? It is possible to construct a single, reliable time series for all capital goods, regardless of differences in vintage, technological complexity,... more...
- HarperCollins Publishers 2011; US$ 14.55
For fans of Andrew Nicoll's THE GOOD MAYOR, this is a delightfully wise and witty tale of a hoax perpetuated by a group of narcoleptic villagers - led by their mayor, El Gordo - to rescue their town from ruin, abandon their inhibitions and unite two lonely hearts. Part fable, part love story, part comi-tragedy, Poor Man's Wealth is narrated, somewhat... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 100.00
This innovative urban history of Dublin explores the symbols and spaces of the Irish capital between the Restoration in 1660 and the advent of neoclassical public architecture in the 1770s. The meanings ascribed to statues, churches, houses, and public buildings are traced in detail, using a wide range of visual and written sources. more...
- SPCK 2012; US$ 12.99
There is a great and honourable tradition of finding God in landscapes. Many who have given up on church appreciate the spiritual benefits they gain from climbing a mountain or walking in nature. But how and why do we encounter God in land, forest, river, mountain, desert, garden, sea and sky? That is what Graham Usher explores in this captivating... more...
- Canongate Unbound 2013; US$ 33.29
Funny, tragic, brilliantly incisive, historic, lyrical, romantic and studiedly offensive, this stupendous compendium of letters ancient and modern is my book of the year. You will never tire of it - Stephen Fry In 2009, while researching a copywriting assignment for a stationery company, Shaun Usher noticed that the internet was full of facsimiles... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2009; US$ 12.99
From the invasion of Britain by the Danes through the battle of Hastings, Agincourt and Waterloo up to the present day, this fascinating dictionary includes entries on battles, campaigns and famous commanders, as well as ranks, regiments, uniforms and weapons . The reader will find an outline of the British army since its formation in the 17 th ... more...
- Chronicle Books LLC 2014; US$ 3.99
This spectacular collection of more than 125 letters offers a never-before-seen glimpse of the events and people of history?the brightest and best, the most notorious, and the endearingly everyday. Entries include a transcript of the letter; a short contextual introduction; and, in 100 cases, a captivating facsimile of the letter itself. The artfulness... more...