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  • Gender and Civil Societyby Jude Howell; Diane Mulligan

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    Over the last two decades there has been considerable enthusiasm for the concept of civil society amongst researchers, practitioners and activists. Yet despite this enthusiasm for the concept, the gendered nature of civil society and the impact of feminist organizing on civil society has received minimal attention. This edited volume seeks to address... more...

  • Revolutions in World Historyby Michael D. Richards

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 35.95

    This broad comparative survey focuses on five big case studies, starting with the English Revolution in the seventeenth century, and going on to the Mexican, Russian, Vietnamese and Iranian Revolutions. Revolutions in World History traces the origins, developments, and outcomes of these revolutions, providing an understanding of the revolutionary... more...

  • Anything Goes!by Larry King; Pat Piper

    Grand Central Publishing 2000; US$ 12.99

    As host of Larry King Live -- one of the most popular daily forums for political news and commentary -- King has used his show to ask probing questions of the pundits, spin doctors, major politicians, and the reporters who are directly involved with the passing - American scene. In "Anything Goes!", King will take a long and in-depth look at how our... more...

  • Speaking for Australiaby Rod Kemp; Marion Stanton

    Allen & Unwin 2004; US$ 31.81

    Some of the most memorable speeches given in the Australian parliament since Federation in 1901 - these are the speeches that changed history, or marked a significant moment in Australian life. A fascinating record of Australian public life. more...

  • The Rise and Decline of the Stateby Martin van Creveld

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 30.00

    This unique volume traces the history of the state from its beginnings to the present day. more...

  • The Cold Warby Robert J. McMahon

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 9.99

    How, when, and why did the Cold War begin? Why did it last so long? What impact did it have on the United States, the Soviet Union, Europe, and the Third World? Finally, what difference did it make to the broader history of the second half of the 20th century? This overview of the Cold War should invite debate and encourage deeper investigation. more...

  • Thatcher's Children?by Dr Jane Pilcher; Jane Pilcher; Stephen Wagg

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 65.95

    That childhood is a social construction is understood both by social scientists and in society generally. The authors of this book examine the political issues surrounding childhood, including law making, social policy, government provisions and political activism.; This text examines current social and political issues involving childhood. It looks... more...

  • America in 1857by Kenneth M. Stampp

    Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 34.99

    It was a year packed with unsettling events. The Panic of 1857 closed every bank in New York City, ruined thousands of businesses, and caused widespread unemployment among industrial workers. The Mormons in Utah Territory threatened rebellion when federal troops approached with a non-Mormon governor to replace Brigham Young. The Supreme Court outraged... more...

  • The Fate of Libertyby Mark E. Neely Jr.

    Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 22.99

    If Abraham Lincoln was known as the Great Emancipator, he was also the only president to suspend the writ of habeas corpus. Indeed, Lincoln's record on the Constitution and individual rights has fueled a century of debate, from charges that Democrats were singled out for harrassment to Gore Vidal's depiction of Lincoln as an "absolute dictator." Now,... more...

  • Stalin and the Soviet Unionby Stephen J. Lee

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 30.95

    Stalin and the Soviet Union offers new interpretations of recently uncovered archives examining the Soviet leader's domestic and foreign policy. It covers core topics such as: * Stalin's rise to power * the economy * society * culture * the Cold War * the Second World War * terror. For all students of Russia, Stalin and European history, this... more...