Well-researched analysis of the impact that Spain and Spanish America had on antebellum literature in the United States. In Hispanicism and Early US Literature, author John C. Havard posits that representations of Spain, Spanish America, Spanishness, and Spanish Americanness are integral elemen..
Archaeological case studies consider material evidence of religion and ritual in the pre-Columbian Eastern WoodlandsArchaeologists today are interpreting Native American religion and ritual in the distant past in more sophisticated ways, considering new understandings of the ways that Native America..
Considers the Native American abandonment of the South Carolina coast A prevailing enigma in American archaeology is why vast swaths of land in the Southeast and Southwest were abandoned between AD 1200 and 1500. The most well-known abandonments occurred in the Four Corners and Mimbres areas of..
The search for belief and meaning among nineteenth-century intellectuals The nineteenth century's explosion of scientific theories and new technologies undermined many deep-seated beliefs that had long formed the basis of Western society, making it impossible for many to retain the unconditiona..
Examining the First World War through the lens of the American South How did World War I affect the American South? Did southerners experience the war in a particular way? How did regional considerations and, more generally, southern values and culture impact the wider war effort? Was there a d..
John Hughes examines lessons learned from the practice of public diplomacy--especially international broadcasting--in the cold war and tells how the United States could more effectively counter extremism, promote democracy, and improve understanding of itself in the Islamic world. He offers Indonesi..
Blackjack gives you the best odds of any casino game, and armed with a little know-how, you can obtain an advantage. Let veteran blackjack player and expert card counter John Bukofsky show you how.So you want to be Rain Man but just can't seem to instantly divide eight zillion by your shoe size? No ..
Outperform The Competition At Any LevelIn Lessons from the Pro Poker Tour, David Apostolico explored the tournament strategies that have taken professionals like Doyle Brunson, T.J. Cloutier, and Billy Baxter to the very top. Now he shows you how to apply those advanced techniques and tactics to all..
A revolutionary new approach to a revolutionary game Since the 2003 publication of the groundbreaking Killer Poker Online, the Internet game has exploded and the online poker landscape has completely changed. More than 150,000 people are logged in and playing online for real money every day. What do..
';Impressively balanced accounts of such matters as Nixon's betrayal of Billy Graham's trust and Obama's connection to Jeremiah Wright[An] interesting take.'Booklist From the author of The Faiths of the Founding Fathers, an acclaimed account of the spiritual beliefs of such iconic Americans as Fran..
John Hoerr tells the story of three men-his uncle, Congressman Harry Davenport, union leader Tom Quinn, and Father Charles Owen Rice-whose lives became intertwined during the anti-Communist witch hunts of the McCarthy Era. The story helps illuminate one of the more repressive periods in American his..
Set in any era, Dick Thornburgh's brilliant career would merit study and retelling. He was the first Republican elected to two successive terms as governor of Pennsylvania. He served in the Department of Justice under five presidents, including three years as attorney general for Presidents Reagan a..
The characters in Jane McCafferty's Director of the World and Other Stories are often distanced, lonely, or displaced from others and the events around them, yet they are almost always ready to act, to become involved with others, and to change. In "e;Eyes of Others,"e; a woman, stoppi..
President John F. Kennedy officially dedicated the Pinchot Institute for Conservation Studies on September 24, 1963 to further the legacy and activism of conservationist Gifford Pinchot (1865-1946). Pinchot was the first chief of the United States Forest Service, appointed by Theodore Roosevelt in 1..
The Standard Oil Company emerged out of obscurity in the 1860s to capture 90 percent of the petroleum refining industry in the United States during the Gilded Age. John D. Rockefeller, the company's founder, organized the company around an almost religious dedication to principles of efficiency. Eco..
Asylum presents the kind of journey John Clare might have taken in 1841 if, when he escaped the madhouse, he'd been traveling in his head rather than on his feet. Lola Haskins starts out with as little sense of direction as Clare had, and yet, after wandering all over the map, she too finally reache..
The Failure of Latin Americais a collection of John Beverley's previously published essays and pairs them with new material that reflects on questions of postcolonialism and equality within the context of receding continental socialism. Beverley sees an impasse within both the academic postcolonial ..
The historical interface between science and religion was depicted as an unbridgeable conflict in the last quarter of the nineteenth century. Starting in the 1970s, such a conception was too simplistic and not at all accurate when considering the totality of that relationship. This volume evaluates ..
The story of the "e;conflict thesis"e; between science and religion-the notion of perennial conflict or warfare between the two-is part of our modern self-understanding. As the story goes, John William Draper (1811-1882) and Andrew Dickson White (1832-1918) constructed dramatic narrati..
The arrival of the Anthropocene brings the suggestion that we are only now beginning to speculate on an inhuman world that is not for us, only now confronting fears and anxieties of ecological, political, social, and philosophical extinction. While pointing out that reflections on disaster were not ..
This sparkling collection of essays invites readers to join a seasoned scholar on his journey to catch "e;radical theology"e; in action, both in the Church and our culture at large.Capturing a career's worth of thought and erudition, this rich volume treats readers to creative thought, caref..
"e;The beauty of this important book lies in its conclusion... This book provides the roadmap that has led us to our current dilemmas and offers the path forward to a truly just society for all."e;-Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN, President of The John A. Hartford FoundationDelivering the first ..
With a new foreword by Raymond DiGiuseppe, PhD, ScD, St. John's University"e;Albert Ellis has written many books on his favorite topic Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy. Although he writes on that topic very well, he often does not write about generic psychotherapy. REBT is an integrative form o..
This memoir of father and son journalists-both named Clyde Farnsworth-draws on the unfinished autobiography of the author's father. Largely biographical, this book can be read as a panoramic history of American newspaper journalism in the twentieth-century, covering Prohibition gangs, prison fires, ..
This study examines how the multiple social, cultural, and political changes between John Kennedy's inauguration in 1961 and the end of American involvement in Vietnam in 1973 manifested themselves in the lives of preadolescent American children.Because the preadolescent years are, according to the ..
In the late 1930s, John Steinbeck, Richard Wright, and Ernest Hemingway wrote novels that won critical acclaim and popular success: The Grapes of Wrath, Native Son, and For Whom the Bell Tolls. All three writers were involved with the Left at the time, and that commitment informed their fiction. Mil..
John Fair and David Chapman tell the story of how filmmakers use and manipulate the appearance and performances of muscular men and women to enhance the appeal of their productions. The authors show how this practice, deeply rooted in western epistemological traditions, evolved from the art of photo..
John Robinson had the worst possible start in life. Taken into care at four months old, he was left in abusive foster homes for most of his childhood. At fourteen he was sent to a detention centre for arson. Gravitating towards a life of crime, he moved from borstal to the streets to psychiatric hos..
Klaus-Dieter and Martina John had a vision; to build a top quality health facility for the Indians of the Peruvian Andes. Neglected and marginalised, these people suffer appallingly from the diseases of poverty. Klaus and Martina were highly qualified in surgery and paediatrics, but they had never t..
One explores the personal journey of Steve Clifford, General Director of the Evangelical Alliance. It explores the challenges of unity as outworked both in his day-to-day marriage and home life, and national and international relations. Unity is what drives him - but not just for unity's sake. In br..
"e;You are out of your minds!"e; That was the reaction of many when they heard. Klaus and Martina John were planning to build a modern hospital for the Peruvian Indios - without any capital, income, or loans. But the resulting story of Diospi Suyana has become a thriller full of miracles and..
During the Victorian age, British collectors were among the most active, passionate and eccentric in the world. Magpies, Squirrels and Thieves tells the stories of some of the nineteenth century's most intriguing collectors following their perilous journeys across the globe in the hunt for rare and ..
A nationwide manhunt is underway for John Shannon, a petty criminal framed for murder. But he's convinced he won't get caught. He's hiding in the ruins of a city destroyed by a terrible flood, and, thanks to a mysterious foreigner calling himself the Identity Man, he has a new face, new papers, and ..
Shortlisted for the 2013 Costa Biography Award. Why were so many authors of the greatest works of literature consumed by alcoholism? In The Trip to Echo Spring, Olivia Laing takes a journey across America, examining the links between creativity and drink in the work and lives of six extraordinary ..
Now in its eighth printing, Emma Lee is the classic biography of one of John D. Lee's plural wives. Emma experienced the best and worst of polygamy and came as near to the Mountain Meadows Massacre as anyone could without participating firsthand...
Swedenborg's Principles of Usefulness highlights Emanuel Swedenborg's (1688-1772) widespread influence on an impressive host of historical figures-from poets and artists to philosophers and statesmen-and reform movements whose contributions to the evolution of self and society have resonated th..
"e;A clear and concise statement of Jung's psychlogy in a fresh and invigorating way . . . unique contributions to Jungian psychology from the point of view of science and the very latest in scientific research."e; --John A. Sanford, Jungian analyst...
The southern High Sierra, including Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks and the surrounding John Muir, Jennie Lakes, and Monarch Wildernesses, is one of the most magnificent natural areas in the world. Blessed with the largest trees on earth (giant sequoias), one of the deepest canyons in North ..
In this compact book, 60 selections from 30 years of Emersons writings reveal the essence of his spiritual vision. Like his friends John Muir and Henry David Thoreau, Emerson saw images of the divine in the natural world, and rather than seeking to conquer wilderness, sought inspiration from it. Com..
This biography tells the little-known story of lifelong ambassador and diplomat Doug MacArthur, the nephew of General Douglas MacArthur, and his wife, Wahwee. Through interviews and firsthand accounts from those who knew him, this biography of the prominent 20th-century emissary sheds light on the i..
The life of St. Francis of Assisi was a paradigm of simplicity, humanity, and love. In today's busy world, his practices have enormous appeal, described in this inspiring work by John Michael Talbot, the founder of The Brothers and Sisters of Charity, a lay order based on the Franciscan principles o..
As featured in the book and movie Forks Over Knives!By greatly simplifying the work involved in preparing healthy, whole food, exciting meals, bestselling authors Dr. John McDougall and Mary McDougall continue to build upon the success of their acclaimed, low-fat and plant based McDougall Program bo..
New York Times bestselling author Linda Castillo is known as a "e;master of the genre"e; (People) for her pulse-pounding mystery series set in Amish country. Now, together for the first time in print, A Simple Murder features six original short stories starring whip-smart chief of police, Ka..
First published just over 50 years ago and now in its Eighth Edition, Bill Hayt and John Bucks Engineering Electromagnetics is a classic text that has been updated for electromagnetics education today. This widely-respected book stresses fundamental concepts and problem solving, and discusses the ma..
As a master teacher, John Santrock connects current research with real-world application, helping students see how developmental psychology plays a role in their own lives and future careers. Through an integrated learning goals system, this comprehensive and chronological approach to lifespan deve..
As a master teacher, John Santrock connects current research with real-world application, helping students see how developmental psychology plays a role in their own lives and future careers. Through an integrated learning goals system, this comprehensive approach to adolescent development helps st..
Connecting research and results. As a master teacher John Santrock connects students to current research and real-world application, helping students see how developmental psychology plays a role in their own lives and future careers. Through an integrated, personalized digital learning program, stu..
As a master teacher, John Santrock connects students to current research and real-world application, helping students see how developmental psychology plays a role in their own lives and future careers. In this new 10th edition, Santrock has continued his commitment to having the most up-to-date and..
Timothy Judge and John Kammeyer-Mueller maintain Herb Henemans vision to present a broad view of the entire staffing process that has made Staffing Organizations the #1 selling Staffing text on the market. The authors approach continues to reflect all the latest research while focusing on capturing..
From the highest halls of power to the remote corners of rural America, featuring amazing technological innovation and an epic battle between the captains of a corrupted industry and America's most politically astute president, here is the story behind the greatest peacetime achievement in US histor..
The two most westerly counties in England remain hugely popular for travellers looking for a break in the UK. Perhaps less well known is the fact that, against all the odds when faced by the Beeching Axe, a number of popular destinations can still be reached by today's railway. From Barnstaple to Gu..
Fresh and funny St. John has crafter a winner. Tony Horwitz, author of Confederates in the AtticIn the life of every sports fan, there comes a moment of reckoning. It may happen when your team wins on a last-second field goal and you suddenly find yourself clenched in a loving embrace with a large h..
Can Islam Be French? is an anthropological examination of how Muslims are responding to the conditions of life in France. Following up on his book Why the French Don't Like Headscarves, John Bowen turns his attention away from the perspectives of French non-Muslims to focus on those of the country's..
The year's finest writing on mathematics from around the worldThis annual anthology brings together the year's finest mathematics writing from around the world. Featuring promising new voices alongside some of the foremost names in the field, The Best Writing on Mathematics 2014 makes available to a..
Financial market behavior and key trading strategies-illuminated by interviews with top hedge fund expertsEfficiently Inefficient describes the key trading strategies used by hedge funds and demystifies the secret world of active investing. Leading financial economist Lasse Heje Pedersen combines th..
An ambitious history of how medieval writers came to terms with paganismFrom the turn of the fifth century to the beginning of the eighteenth, Christian writers were fascinated and troubled by the "e;Problem of Paganism,"e; which this book identifies and examines for the first time. How coul..
In this newly revised version of John Randolph Price's international bestseller, he draws from personal experience to demonstrate that consciousness is the key to life, and that truly, nothing is impossible-and that includes the manifestation of unlimited wealth and financial independence!In this en..
'Note-perfect, multi-layered, rugged as a T-34 tank. Grimwood is about to become your new favourite thriller writer' IndependentA tense, atmospheric and breathtaking thriller that drops you deep into the icy heart of the Cold War - fans of A Gentleman in Moscow, John Le Carr and Red Sparrow will b..
John Goode is a leftie lecturer who just wants to give his beloved wife and kids a normal life. You know: north London, good schools, nice neighbours, sash windows... yes, you know. But who can afford that kind of normal these days? Goode can only daydream of becoming a television academic, or else ..
Every significant choice, every important decision we make, is determined by our perception of time. This is the most influential force in our lives, yet we are virtually unaware of it. In this fascinating book, the award-winning past president of the American Psychological Association, Philip Zimba..