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Down and Out in Saigon Stories of the Poor in a Colonial City
ISBN: PB: 9780300218251, Yale University Press, July 2019
280 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 9 black&white illus.
Historian Haydon Cherry offers the first comprehensive social history of the urban poor of colonial French Saigon by following the lives of six individuals – a prostitute, a Chinese laborer, a rickshaw puller, an orphan, an incurable invalid, and a p...
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£35,00
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African States since Independence Order, Development, and Democracy
ISBN: HB: 9780300226614, Yale University Press, July 2019
416 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 85 black&white illus.
Authors Christensen and Laitin argue that an interplay of geographic, historical, and demographic factors undergird sub-Saharan states' post?independence struggles to eradicate poverty, establish democratic accountability, and quell civil unrest. The...
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Future Proof How to Build Resilience in an Uncertain World
ISBN: HB: 9780300228670, Yale University Press, May 2019
288 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm
Catastrophic events such as 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, and the Tohoku "Triple Disaster" of earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdown that hit the eastern seaboard of Japan in 2012 are seen as surprises that have a low probability of occurring but have...
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£20,00
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Clear and Present Safety The World Has Never Been Better and Why That Matters to Americans
ISBN: HB: 9780300222555, Yale University Press, May 2019
272 pp., 21x14 cm
What most frightens the average American? Terrorism. North Korea. Iran. But what if none of these are probable or consequential threats to America? What if the world today is safer, freer, wealthier, healthier, and better educated than ever before? W...
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Inventing Boston Design, Production, and Consumption, 1680-1720
ISBN: HB: 9780300232110, Yale University Press, May 2019
232 pp., 26.7x22.9 cm, 120 colour illus., 80 black&white illus.
During the late 17th and early 18th centuries, Boston was both a colonial capital and the third most important port in the British empire, trailing only London and Bristol. Boston was also an independent entity that pursued its own interests and arti...
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£45,00
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Disraeli The Novel Politician
ISBN: HB: 9780300137514, Yale University Press, April 2019
288 pp., 21x14.6 cm, 1 black&white illus.
Lauded as a "great Jew", excoriated by antisemites, and one of Britain's most renowned prime ministers, Benjamin Disraeli has been widely celebrated for his role in Jewish history. But is the perception of him as a Jewish hero accurate? In what ways...
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£16,99
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Francis Picabia Catalogue Raisonne, Volume 3 (1927-1939)
ISBN: HB: 9780300243727, Mercatorfonds, March 2019
464 pp., 30.5x24.1 cm, 525 colour illus.
This third volume in a planned four-volume catalogue raisonne of works by the French avant-garde artist Francis Picabia (1879-1953) includes paintings and selected drawings dating from mid-1927 through 1939. Innovative collage-paintings and flamboyan...
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£135,00
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Tale of Genji A Japanese Classic Illuminated
ISBN: HB: 9781588396655, Metropolitan Museum of Art, March 2019
368 pp., 27.9x24.1 cm, 304 colour illus.
With its vivid descriptions of imperial society, gardens, and architecture in early 11th-century Japan, "The Tale of Genji" – recognized as the world's first psychological novel – has captivated audiences around the globe and inspired artistic tradit...
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Physics and Dance
ISBN: HB: 9780300195835, Yale University Press, March 2019
192 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 62 black&white illus.
From stepping out of our beds each morning to admiring the stars at night, we live in a world of motion, energy, space, and time. How do we understand the phenomena that shape our experience? How do we make sense of our physical realities? Two guides...
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£22,50
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Papers of Benjamin Franklin, Volume 43 August 16, 1784, through March 15, 1785
ISBN: HB: 9780300236064, Yale University Press, March 2019
640 pp., 20.4x14.6 cm, 8 black&white illus.
In August 1784, Franklin, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson began their congressional commission to negotiate commercial treaties with twenty nations. Their treaty proposal, which Prussia alone would consider, contained unprecedented humanitarian arti...
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£95,00
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