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- Marshall Cavendish 2012; US$ 30.99
The Singapore Story is the first volume of the memoirs of Lee Kuan Yew, the man who planted the island state of Singapore firmly on the map of the world. It was first published in 1999. In intimate detail, Lee recounts the battles against colonialists, communists and communalists that led to Singapores independence. With consummate political... more...
- Marshall Cavendish 2012; US$ 30.99
Few gave tiny Singapore much chance of survival when independence was thrust upon it in 1965. Today the former British trading post is a thriving Asian metropolis with one of the world?s highest per capita income. The story of that transformation is told here by Singapore?s charismatic, controversial founding father Lee Kuan Yew. From Third World To... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 125.00
The Mass Image situates the creation of the first photographically illustrated magazines within the social relations of the emerging popular culture of late Victorian London. It demonstrates how photomechanical reproduction allowed the illustrated press to envisage modern life on a much more intense scale than ever before. more...
- University of California Press 2006; US$ 29.95
First published in 1999, this celebrated history of San Francisco traces the exploitation of both local and distant regions by prominent families?the Hearsts, de Youngs, Spreckelses, and others?who gained power through mining, ranching, water and energy, transportation, real estate, weapons, and the mass media. The story uncovered by Gray Brechin is... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 34.00
This book traces the movement from mutualism to individualism in the context of American family life. Throughout American history, families survived or even flourished during colonization, the Revolution, slavery, the industrial revolution, immigration, and economic upheaval because reliance on others was patently necessary. But in the past century,... more...
- LSU Press 2004; US$ 22.95
By the time of the Civil War, the railroads had advanced to allow the movement of large numbers of troops even though railways had not yet matured into a truly integrated transportation system. Gaps between lines, incompatible track gauges, and other vexing impediments remained in both the North and South. As John E. Clark explains in this compelling... more...
- LSU Press 1999; US$ 21.95
In the autumn of 1857, sustained runs on New York banks led to a panic atmosphere that affected the American economy for the next two years. In The Panic of 1857 and the Coming of the Civil War, James L. Huston presents an exhaustive analysis of the political, social and intellectual repercussions of the Panic and shows how it exacerbated the conflict... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 95.00
The first comprehensive history of lung cancer from around 1800 to the present day; a story of doctors and patients, hopes and fears, expectations and frustrations. Where most histories of medicine focus on progress, Timmermann asks what happens when medical progress does not seem to make much difference. more...
- 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...