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  • Nursing Rural Americaby John Kirchgessner; Arlene Keeling

    Springer Publishing Company 2014; US$ 60.00

    "Each chapter depicts nurses facing and overcoming a multitude of challenges as they addressed the medical needs of rural Americans. Because of their spirit of acceptance and community cooperation, their outcomes were remarkable: fully immunized communities, a decrease in mortality rates, statewide health policy implementation, and growth in community... more...

  • British Politics and Foreign Policy, 1727-44by Jeremy Black

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 134.95

    Following on from Jeremy Black’s previous studies on eighteenth-century foreign policy Politics and Foreign Policy in the Age of George I and The Collapse of the Anglo-French Alliance, this new book covers the period from the end of the Anglo-French alliance in 1731 to the declaration of war in 1744. The book draws upon a range of foreign and... more...

  • British Politics and Foreign Policy, 1727-44by Jeremy Black

    Oscar Test Publisher 2014; US$ 134.95

    Following on from Jeremy Black’s previous studies on eighteenth-century foreign policy Politics and Foreign Policy in the Age of George I and The Collapse of the Anglo-French Alliance, this new book covers the period from the end of the Anglo-French alliance in 1731 to the declaration of war in 1744. The book draws upon a range of foreign and... more...

  • Castiglione's Allegoryby W. R. Albury

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    Approaching The Book of the Courtier as an early modern reader would have, author W.R. Albury explores aspects of the work which he argues are intentionally concealed and veiled in allegory. In this reading, Albury recovers a serious political message which he shows has a great deal of contemporary relevance, and which is lost from sight when the work... more...

  • On the Hoofby Ruth Low

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    Since the European settlement of New Zealand, drovers have moved stock 'on the hoof' from ships and stations to new homes scattered throughout the country. In this book ? the first of its kind ? Ruth Entwistle Low interviews almost 60 old-time drovers, revealing and reliving the practice of droving and the people who have underpinned it. Through original... more...

  • Warningby Sophie Cunningham

    The Text Publishing Company 2014; US$ 32.99

    Warning is the definitive account of one of the most frightening extreme weather events our country has ever seen. When Cyclone Tracy swept down on Darwin at Christmas 1974, the weather became not just a living thing but a killer. Tracy destroyed an entire city, left seventy-one people dead and ripped the heart out of Australia's season of goodwill.... more...

  • Australian Sociologyby Kirsten Harley; Gary Wickham

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    Battered and bruised by injuries (often self-inflicted) sustained in the first half of the twentieth century since 1950 sociology in Australia has fought its way back into the academic mainstream. This has not been easy; its fortunes seem forever mixed ? good in some places and dismal in others. But it has proved itself resilient, it is a survivor.... more...

  • The Vietnam Warby Mitchell K. Hall

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 36.95

    The Vietnam War examines the conflict from its origins through to 1975 and North Vietnam's victory. This new revised edition is completely up-to-date with current academic debates and includes new source material. Mitchell Hall explores all the key elements of the conflict, including: US motivations for entering the war and the military... more...

  • Deeply Dividedby Doug McAdam; Karina Kloos

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 19.99

    By many measures--commonsensical or statistical--the United States has not been more divided politically or economically in the last hundred years than it is now. How have we gone from the striking bipartisan cooperation and relative economic equality of the war years and post-war period to the extreme inequality and savage partisan divisions of today?... more...

  • Knowing the Adversaryby Keren Yarhi-Milo

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 32.95

    States are more likely to engage in risky and destabilizing actions such as military buildups and preemptive strikes if they believe their adversaries pose a tangible threat. Yet despite the crucial importance of this issue, we don?t know enough about how states and their leaders draw inferences about their adversaries? long-term intentions. Knowing... more...