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  • The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers

    Economic Change and Military Conflict From 1500-2000, 1st Edition

    By Riley Quinn

    Paul Kennedy owes a great deal to the editor who persuaded him to add a final chapter to this study of the factors that contributed to the rise and fall of European powers since the age of Spain’s Philip II. This tailpiece indulged in what was, for an historian, a most unusual activity: it looked…

    Paperback – 2017-07-04
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  • The Significance of the Frontier in American History

    1st Edition

    By Joanna Dee Das, Joseph Tendler

    Frederick Jackson Turner's 1893 essay on the history of the United States remains one of the most famous and influential works in the American canon. That is a testament to Turner's powers of creative synthesis; in a few short pages, he succeeded in redefining the way in which whole generations of…

    Paperback – 2017-07-04
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  • War Without Mercy

    Race And Power In The Pacific War, 1st Edition

    By Vincent Sanchez, Jason Xidias

    John Dower’s War Without Mercy is an attempt to resolve the problem of why the United States fought World War II so very differently in the Pacific and European theaters. Specifically, the author sets out to explain why there was such vicious hostility between the US and Japan during the conflict.…

    Paperback – 2017-07-04
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  • We Now Know

    Rethinking Cold War History, 1st Edition

    By Scott Gilfillan, Jason Xidias

    John Lewis Gaddis had written four previous books on the Cold War by the time he published We Now Know – so the main thrust of his new work was not so much to present new arguments as to re-examine old ones in the light of new evidence that began emerging from behind the Iron Curtain after 1990. In…

    Paperback – 2017-07-04
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  • Imagined Communities

    1st Edition

    By Jason Xidias

    Benedict Anderson’s 1983 masterpiece Imagined Communities is a ground-breaking analysis of the origins and meanings of “nations” and “nationalism”. A book that helped reshape the field of nationalism studies, Imagined Communities also shows the critical thinking skills of interpretation and…

    Paperback – 2017-07-04
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  • Imperialism

    A Study, 1st Edition

    By Riley Quinn

    English economist John Hobson’s 1902 Imperialism: A Study was an epoch-making study of the politics and economics of imperialism that shook imperialist beliefs to their core. A committed liberal, Hobson was deeply sceptical about the aims and claims of imperialistic thought at a time when Britain’…

    Paperback – 2017-07-04
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  • A Theory of Human Motivation

    1st Edition

    By Stoyan Stoyanov

    US psychologist Abraham H. Maslow’s A Theory of Human Motivation is a classic of psychological research that helped change the field for good. Like many field-changing thinkers, Maslow was not just a talented researcher, he was also a creative thinker – able to see things from a new perspective and…

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  • The Columbian Exchange

    1st Edition

    By Joshua Specht, Etienne Stockland

    One criticism of history is that historians all too often study it in isolation, failing to take advantage of models and evidence from scholars in other disciplines. This is not a charge that can be laid at the door of Alfred Crosby. His book The Columbian Exchange not only incorporates the results…

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  • Beyond Good and Evil

    1st Edition

    By Don Berry

    No philosopher could be a better example of creative thinking in action than Friedrich Nietzsche: a German iconoclast who systematically attacked the traditionally accepted views of academic philosophers, seeking to tear down their rickety platform and replace it with a platform of his own.…

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  • The Social Contract

    1st Edition

    By James Hill

    Few people can claim to have had minds as fertile and creative as the French philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau. One of the most influential political theorists of the modern age, he was also a composer and writer of opera, a novelist, and a memoirist whose Confessions ranks as one of the most…

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  • Politics as a Vocation

    1st Edition

    By Tom McClean, Jason Xidias, William Brett

    German sociologist Max Weber’s 1919 lecture Politics as a Vocation is widely regarded as a masterpiece of political theory and sociology. Its central strength lies in Weber’s deployment of masterful interpretative skills to power his discussion of modern politics. Interpretation involves…

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  • Reflections on Human Development

    1st Edition

    By Riley Quinn

    What is the ultimate goal of any human society? There have been many answers to this question. But by producing a series of notably well-structured arguments, economist Mahbub ul Haq’s Reflections on Human Development persuaded readers that the goal should be defined quite simply as the requirement…

    Paperback – 2017-07-04
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