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  • The World Turned Upside Down

    Radical Ideas During the English Revolution, 1st Edition

    By Harman Bhogal, Liam Haydon

    Few works of history have succeeded so completely in forcing their readers to take a fresh look at the evidence as Christopher Hill's The World Turned Upside Down – and that achievement is rooted firmly in Hill's exceptional problem-solving skills. Traditional interpretations of the English Civil…

    Paperback – 2017-07-15
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • Common Sense

    1st Edition

    By Ian Jackson

    Thomas Paine’s 1776 Common Sense has secured an unshakeable place as one of history’s most explosive and revolutionary books. A slim pamphlet published at the beginning of the American Revolution, it was so widely read that it remains the all-time best selling book in US history. An impassioned…

    Paperback – 2017-07-15
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • Discipline and Punish

    1st Edition

    By Meghan Kallman, Rachele Dini

    Michel Foucault is famous as one of the 20th-century’s most innovative thinkers – and his work on Discipline and Punish was so original and offered models so useful to other scholars that the book now ranks among the most influential academic works ever published. Foucault’s aim is to trace the way…

    Paperback – 2017-07-15
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • Leviathan

    1st Edition

    By Jeremy Kleidosty, Jason Xidias

    Thomas Hobbes is a towering figure in the history of modern thought and political philosophy. He remains best remembered for his 1651 treatise on government, Leviathan, a work that shows at the very best the reasoning skills of a deeply original and creative thinker. Creative thinking is all about…

    Paperback – 2017-07-15
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • A Theory of Cognitive Dissonance

    1st Edition

    By Camille Morvan, Alexander O’Connor

    Leon Festinger’s 1957 A Theory of Cognitive Dissonance is a key text in the history of psychology – one that made its author one of the most influential social psychologists of his time. It is also a prime example of how creative thinking and problem solving skills can come together to produce work…

    Paperback – 2017-07-15
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  • China Rising

    Peace, Power and Order in East Asia, 1st Edition

    By Matteo Dian, Jason Xidias

    A critical analysis of David C. Kang’s China Rising, which is a fine example of an author making use of creative thinking skills to reach a conclusion that flies in the face of traditional thinking. The conventional view that the book opposed, known in international relations as ‘realism,’ was that…

    Paperback – 2017-07-15
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • Civil Disobedience

    1st Edition

    By Mano Toth, Jason Xidias

    In Civil Disobedience, Henry David Thoreau looks at old issues in new ways, asking: is there ever a time when individuals should actively oppose their government and its justice system? After a thorough review of the evidence, Thoreau comes to the conclusion that opposition is legitimate whenever…

    Paperback – 2017-07-15
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  • The Prison Notebooks

    1st Edition

    By Lorenzo Fusaro, Jason Xidias

    Antonio Gramsci’s Prison Notebooks is a remarkable work, not only because it was written in jail as the Italian Marxist thinker fell victim to political oppression in his home country, but also because it shows his impressive analytical ability. First published in 1948, 11 years after Gramsci’s…

    Paperback – 2017-07-15
    Macat Library
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  • Democracy in America

    1st Edition

    By Elizabeth Morrow

    Alexis de Tocqueville’s 1838 Democracy in America is a classic of political theory – and of the problem-solving skills central to putting forward political ideas. Problem-solving has several aspects: identifying problems, finding methodologies to deal with them, and applying the right criteria to…

    Paperback – 2017-07-15
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • Nature's Metropolis

    Chicago And The Great West, 1st Edition

    By Cheryl Hudson

    What caused the rise of Chicago, and how did the city's expansion fuel the westward movement of the American frontier – and influence the type of society that evolved as a result? Nature's Metropolis emerged as a result of William Cronon asking and answering those questions, and the work can…

    Paperback – 2017-07-15
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    The Macat Library

  • Revolution and Rebellion in the Early Modern World

    1st Edition

    By Etienne Stockland

    Understanding why revolutions take place when they do, and as they do, is important in itself. Understanding how they are rooted in the societies they upend – and the ways in which those societies share crucial similarities – is arguably even more so. The enduring influence of Jack Goldstone's…

    Paperback – 2017-07-15
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • An Essay on the Principle of Population

    1st Edition

    By Nick Broten

    Thomas Robert Malthus’ 1798 Essay on the Principle of Population helped change the direction of economics, politics, and the natural sciences with its reasoning and problem solving. The central topic of the essay was the idea, extremely prevalent in the 18th and 19th centuries, that human society…

    Paperback – 2017-07-15
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

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