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  • The Better Angels of Our Nature

    Why Violence has declined, 1st Edition

    By Joulia Smortchkova

    Reasoning is the critical thinking skill concerned with the production of arguments: making them coherent, consistent, and well-supported; and responding to opposing positions where necessary. The Better Angels of Our Nature offers a step-by-step class in precisely these skills. Author Steven…

    Paperback – 2017-07-05
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • The New Jim Crow

    Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, 1st Edition

    By Ryan Moore

    Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness is an unflinching dissection of the racial biases built into the American prison system. Named after the laws that enforced racial segregation in the southern United States until the mid-1960s, The New Jim Crow…

    Paperback – 2017-07-05
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • The Lucifer Effect

    1st Edition

    By Alexander O’Connor

    What makes good people capable of committing bad – even evil – acts? Few psychologists are as well-qualified to answer that question as Philip Zimbardo, a psychology professor who was not only the author of the classic Stanford Prison Experiment – which asked two groups of students to assume the…

    Paperback – 2017-07-05
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • Eyewitness Testimony

    1st Edition

    By William J Jenkins

    Understanding evidence is critical in a court of law – and it is just as important for critical thinking. Elizabeth Loftus, a pioneering psychologist, made a landmark contribution to both these areas in Eyewitness Testimony, a trail-blazing work that undermines much of the decision-making made by…

    Paperback – 2017-07-05
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • The Interpretation of Dreams

    1st Edition

    By William J Jenkins

    There is arguably no more famous book about the arts of interpretation and analysis than Sigmund Freud’s 1899 Interpretation of Dreams. Though the original edition of just 600 copies took eight years to sell out, it eventually became a classic text that helped cement Freud’s reputation as one of…

    Paperback – 2017-07-05
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • Global Crisis

    War, Climate Change and Catastrophe in the Seventeenth Century, 1st Edition

    By Ian Jackson

    Few historians can claim to have undertaken historical analysis on as grand a scale as Geoffrey Parker in his 2013 work Global Crisis: War, Climate Change and Catastrophe in the Seventeenth Century. It is a doorstop of a book that surveys the ‘general crisis of the 17th century,’ shows that it was…

    Paperback – 2017-07-04
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • A History of the Arab Peoples

    1st Edition

    By J. A. O. C. Brown, Bryan Gibson

    Few works of history make as well-structured a case for the importance of studying continuity, rather than change, than Albert Hourani's A History of the Arab Peoples. Hourani’s work had three major aims: to refute the idea that Arab society stagnated between 1000 and 1800; to study the period…

    Paperback – 2017-07-04
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • Hitler's Willing Executioners

    Ordinary Germans and the Holocaust, 1st Edition

    By Simon Taylor, Tom Stammers

    Daniel Goldhagen's study of the Holocaust offers conclusions that run directly counter to those reached by Christopher Browning, whose book Ordinary Men is also the subject of a Macat analysis. As such, the two analyses make possible some interesting critical thinking exercises focused on…

    Paperback – 2017-07-04
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • Roll, Jordan, Roll

    The World the Slaves Made, 1st Edition

    By Cheryl Hudson, Eva Namusoke

    Most studies of slavery are underpinned by ideology and idealism. Eugene Genovese's ground-breaking book takes a stand against both these influences, arguing not only that all ideological history is bad history – a remarkable statement, coming from a self-professed Marxist – but also that slavery…

    Paperback – 2017-07-04
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • Religion and the Decline of Magic

    1st Edition

    By Simon Young, Helen Killick

    Keith Thomas's classic study of all forms of popular belief has been influential for so long now that it is difficult to remember how revolutionary it seemed when it first appeared. By publishing Religion and the Decline of Magic, Thomas became the first serious scholar to attempt to synthesize…

    Paperback – 2017-07-04
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • Reconstruction

    America's Unfinished Revolution 1863 - 1877, 1st Edition

    By Jason Xidias

    ‘Reconstruction’ is the name given to the period that, beginning shortly before the end of the American Civil War and running until 1877, saw the frustration of federal government's attempts to integrate the newly freed slaves into the American political and economic system. It ended in frustration…

    Paperback – 2017-07-04
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution

    1st Edition

    By Joshua Specht, Etienne Stockland

    Historians of the American Revolution had always seen the struggle for independence either as a conflict sparked by heavyweight ideology, or as a war between opposing social groups acting out of self-interest. In The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution, Bernard Bailyn begged to differ,…

    Paperback – 2017-07-04
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

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