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  • Air Kiss and Tellby Charlotte Dawson; Jo Thornely

    Allen & Unwin 2012; US$ 18.17

    The hilarious and refreshingly honest memoir that tracks the highs and lows of the star of The Celebrity Apprentice and Australia's Next Top Model . more...

  • Reconstruction in the Cane Fieldsby John C. Rodrigue

    LSU Press 2001; US$ 20.95

    In Reconstruction in the Cane Fields, John C. Rodrigue examines emancipation and the difficult transition from slavery to free labor in one enclave of the South -- the cane sugar region of southern Louisiana. In contrast to the various forms of sharecropping and tenancy that replaced slavery in the cotton South, wage labor dominated the sugar industry.... more...

  • Your Modeling Careerby Debbie Press

    Constable & Robinson 2004; US$ 5.82

    From high-fashion spreads and runway shows to shoe, hand, hair, and character shots to magazine and catalog ads, this comprehensive guide reveals how to be a successful model without being a superstar or drop-dead gorgeous. Tips are given on breaking into the modeling business, finding the right agent, and maneuvering in this often complex business.... more...

  • Dem Zeitungsleser auf der Spurby Dieter Christianus

    Tectum Verlag 2013; US$ 23.13

    Hauptbeschreibung Rund 25 Millionen Tageszeitungen werden in Deutschland jeden Morgen gelesen. Mit ca. 350 Titeln ist die Vielfalt scheinbar groß, doch dahinter verbargen sich nur knapp 150 Redaktionen. Und viele Verlage stehen seit Jahren mit dem Rücken zur Wand: Sinkende Abonnentenzahlen drücken die Auflagen. Damit und mit der Wirtschaftskrise... more...

  • The Pitmen's Requiemby Peter Crookston

    McNidder and Grace Limited 2014; US$ 8.74

    Peter Crookston's book offers a beautifully written journalist's account of a Durham mining village and the Great Northern Coalfield woven around the life of Robert Saint, the composer of Gresford, a brass band composition commemorating an earlier mining disaster in which 256 workers died. Crookston brings his formidable observational qualities and... more...

  • Fueling the Gilded Ageby Andrew Arnold

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    If the railroads won the Gilded Age, the coal industry lost it.  Railroads epitomized modern management, high technology, and vast economies of scale. By comparison, the coal industry was embarrassingly primitive. Miners and operators dug coal, bought it, and sold it in 1900 in the same ways that they had for generations. In the popular imagination,... more...

  • Mill Familyby Cathy L. McHugh

    Oxford University Press 1988; US$ 124.99

    Examines the role of the family labour system in the early evolution of the post-bellum Southern cotton textile industry. more...

  • Soft Coal, Hard Choicesby Price V. Fishback

    Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 124.99

    Making use of economic theory and statistics, this study examines the economic lives of American coal miners in the early part of the 20th century. It emphasizes the competition among employers for labour, legal rights, the state of the labour market and the impact of trade unions. more...

  • A Global Union for Global Workersby Nathan Lillie

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    This book focuses on how global unionism was born in the maritime shipping sector. It argues that the industrial structure of shipping, and specifically the interconnected nature of shipping production chains, facilitated the globalization of union bargaining strategy, and the transnationalization of union structures for mobilizing industrial action.... more...

  • Competing for Knowledgeby Robert A Huggins; Hiro Izushi

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 49.95

    As yet, little is understood about how the knowledge-based economy differs from the old, traditional economy. Digesting up-to-date, cross-disciplinary thinking, this significant volume provides an account of the transformation of advanced economies. more...