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  • Lenin's Terrorby James Ryan

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    This book explores the development of Lenin’s thinking on violence throughout his career, from the last years of the Tsarist regime in Russia through to the 1920s and the New Economic Policy, and provides an important assessment of the significance of ideological factors for understanding Soviet state violence as directed by the Bolshevik leadership... more...

  • Five Miles Away, A World Apartby James E. Ryan

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 17.99

    James Ryan traces the fortunes of two schools in Richmond, Virginia--one suburban, relatively affluent, and mostly white, and the other urban, relatively poor, and mostly black. Drawing on compelling interviews with students, teachers, and principals, including one who has been a principal at both schools, Ryan explains how certain policies--school... more...

  • David Grahamby Russell James; Graeme Ryan

    Ryan Publishing 2012; US$ 16.99

    Widely regarded in the golfing world as arrogant and abrasive, David Graham is deeply respected by a few close friends for his unswerving loyalty and honesty. A loner, yet devoted family man, he has risen from a difficult background of ridicule and failure to the highest levels of acclaim in professional golf. The only Australian to win two US majors,... more...

  • Photography and Explorationby James R. Ryan

    Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 29.95

    When Ferdinand Magellan set out to circumnavigate the globe in 1519, he wasn’t able to bring a digital camera or a smartphone with him. Yet, as the eagerly awaited images from the Mars rover prove, modern exploration is inconceivable without photography. Since its invention in 1839, photography has been integral to exploration, used by explorers,... more...

  • Picturing Empireby James R. Ryan

    Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 50.00

    Coinciding with the extraordinary expansion of Britain's overseas empire under Queen Victoria, the invention of photography allowed millions to see what they thought were realistic and unbiased pictures of distant peoples and places. This supposed accuracy also helped to legitimate Victorian geography's illuminations of the "darkest" recesses of the... more...

  • Quicklet on George Clason's The Richest Man in Babylonby Ryan James Avery

    Hyperink 2012; US$ 2.99

    ABOUT THE BOOK The roaring ‘20s. America was in the throws of its post-war boom years. Men and women alike convened in local speak-easys where the Volstead Act couldn’t touch them to drink, dance, laugh, and listen to all the latest and greatest Swing. It wasn’t all fun and games during this decade of personal freedom and financial prosperity.... more...

  • Quicklet on Dexter Season 4by Ryan James Avery

    Hyperink 2012; US$ 2.99

    ABOUT THE BOOK Originally aired in 2006, the first season of Dexter was based on the Jeff Lindsay novel: Darkly Dreaming Dexter. The book chronicles the life of blood-spatter analyst for the Miami-Metro police department, Dexter Morgan. On the outside, Dexter seems like a regular guy; he gets up every day, goes to work and helps put criminals behind... more...

  • Wait, What?by James E. Ryan

    HarperCollins 2017; US$ 14.99

    New York Times Bestseller “ What, What? is a welcome—and joyful—reminder that true wisdom comes from asking the right questions. Should you read this book? Absolutely.”   — Clayton Christensen, bestselling author of  How Will You Measure Your Life? Based on the wildly popular commencement address, the art of asking (and answering)... more...

  • The Spiritual Expansion of Medieval Latin Christendom: The Asian Missionsby James D. Ryan

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 250.00

    During the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries religious zeal nourished by the mendicants’ sense of purpose motivated Dominican and Franciscan friars to venture far beyond Europe’s cultural frontiers to spread their Christian faith into the farthest reaches of Asia. Their incredible journeys were reminiscent of heroic missionary ventures in earlier... more...

  • Las cinco preguntas más importantesby James E. Ryan

    HarperCollins Español 2018; US$ 11.24

    Una guía innovadora que revela el secreto de la búsqueda de una vida llena y abundante: el arte de hacer (y responder) buenas preguntas. more...