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  • Achievement Evaluation of IFI Assistance Loans to China (1981-2002)by

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2008; US$ 259.00

    Loans from international financial institutions (IFI loans) to China were a very important beginning to China?s opening to the outside world. This book represents the first comprehensive study done in China to evaluate the overall performance of IFI assistance to China from 1981 to 2002. It analyzes the efficiency of international assistance... more...

  • Private Politics and Public Voicesby

    Indiana University Press 2006; US$ 23.95

    This political history of middle-class African American women during World War I focuses on their patriotic activity and social work. Nearly 200,000 African American men joined the Allied forces in France. At home, black clubwomen raised more than $125 million in wartime donations and assembled "comfort ... more...

  • Revisiting Napoleon?s Continental Systemby Katherine B. Aaslestad; Johan Joor

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Economic warfare during the Napoleonic era transformed international commerce; redirecting trade and generating illicit commerce. This volume re-evaluates the Continental System through urban and regional case studies that analyze the power triangle of the French, British and neutral powers and their strategies to adapt to trade restrictions. more...

  • Blood, Bilge and Iron Ballsby Alan Abbey

    Pen and Sword 2012; US$ 8.99

    Blood, Bilge and Iron Balls is a set of wargame rules for naval battles in the age of sail. With them you can recreate the triumphs of Nelson or Hawke or tackle pirates on the Spanish Main. The rules themselves are very simple and easy to learn. Each player can easily command a single ship or several, the rules working equally well for a single frigate... more...

  • Masterpieces of 20th-Century American Dramaby Susan Abbotson

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 57.00

    American playwrights have made enormous contributions to world drama during the last century, and their works are widely read and performed. This reference conveniently introduces 10 of the most important modern American plays read by students. An introductory essay concisely overviews modern American drama, and each of the chapters that follow examines... more...

  • Ragged but Rightby Lynn Abbott; Doug Seroff

    University Press of Mississippi 2007; US$ 75.00

    The commercial explosion of ragtime in the early twentieth century created previously unimagined opportunities for black performers. However, every prospect was mitigated by systemic racism. The biggest hits of the ragtime era weren't Scott Joplin's stately piano rags. "Coon songs," with their ugly name, defined ragtime for the masses.... more...

  • Out of Sightby Lynn Abbott; Doug Seroff

    University Press of Mississippi 2009; US$ 40.00

    "A product of old-fashioned, back-wearying, foundational scholarship, yet very readable, this book is certain to feature importantly in future studies of early jazz and its prehistory. Highly recommended." ? Library Journal. "This volume makes possible the study of the rise of black music in the days that paved the way for the Harlem... more...

  • America in an Arab Mirrorby Kamal Abdel-Malek

    Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 39.00

    This distinguished anthology presents for the first time in English travel essays by Arabic writers who have visited America in the second half of the century. The view of America which emerges from these accounts is at once fascinating and illuminating, but never monolithic. The writers hail from a variety of viewpoints, regions, and backgrounds,... more...

  • Africa in Global Politics in the Twenty-First Centuryby Olayiwola Abegunrin

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2009; US$ 85.00

    In this twenty-first century, Africa has become an important source of the United States' energy imports and the world's natural resources. It has also become the epicenter of the world's deadly health epidemic, HIV/AIDS, and one of the battlegrounds in the fight against terrorism. With Nigeria and South Africa leading the continent, Africa... more...

  • Suffering in the Land of Sunshineby Emily Abel

    Rutgers University Press 2006; US$ 24.95

    The history of medicine is much more than the story of doctors, nurses, and hospitals. Seeking to understand the patient's perspective, historians scour the archives, searching for rare personal accounts. Bringing together a trove of more than 400 family letters by Charles Dwight Willard, Suffering in the Land of Sunshine provides a unique window... more...