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Unwarranted Influence Dwight D. Eisenhower and the Military Industrial Complex
ISBN: PB: 9780300177626, Yale University Press, October 2011
280 pp., 21x14 cm
In "Dwight" D. Eisenhower's last speech as president, on January 17, 1961, he warned America about the "military-industrial complex", a mutual dependency between the nation's industrial base and its military structure that had developed during World...
Chinese Art in an Age of Revolution Fu Baoshi (1904-1965)
ISBN: PB: 9780300169744, Yale University Press, October 2011
256 pp., 27.9x22.9 cm, 115 colour images, 30 black&white illus.
One of the preeminent figures in twentieth-century Chinese art, Fu Baoshi (1904-1965) revolutionized the tradition of Chinese ink painting, opening the door to innovations by subsequent generations. As both an art historian and a painter, he directed...
American Vanguards Graham, Davis, Gorky, De Kooning, and Their Circle, 1927-1942
ISBN: HB: 9780300121674, Yale University Press, October 2011
256 pp., 27.9x22.9 cm, 123 colour image, 11 black&white illus.
The enigmatic and charismatic John Graham (1886-1961) was an important influence on his fellow New York artists between the 1920s and the 1940s. Graham and his circle, which included Stuart Davis, Arshile Gorky, and Willem de Kooning, helped redefine...
Battle of Marathon
ISBN: PB: 9780300177664, Yale University Press, October 2011
256 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm, 32 black&white illus.
How did the city-state of Athens defeat the invaders from Persia, the first world empire, on the plain of Marathon in 490 BCE? Scholars skeptical of our earliest surviving source, Herodotus, have produced one ingenious theory after another. In this s...
Belarus The Last European Dictatorship
ISBN: HB: 9780300134353, Yale University Press, October 2011
256 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 16 black&white illus.
This book is the first in English to explore both Belarus' complicated road to nationhood and to examine in detail its politics and economics since 1991, the nation's first year of true independence. Andrew Wilson focuses particular attention on Alia...
Sacco-Vanzetti Affair America on Trial
ISBN: PB: 9780300177855, Yale University Press, October 2011
344 pp., 23.4x15.9 cm, 20 black&white illus.
What began as the obscure local case of two Italian immigrant anarchists accused of robbery and murder flared into an unprecedented political and legal scandal as the perception grew that their conviction was a judicial travesty and their execution a...
Hour of Europe Western Powers and the Breakup of Yugoslavia
ISBN: HB: 9780300166293, Yale University Press, October 2011
432 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 4 black&white illus.
By looking through the prism of the West's involvement in the breakup of Yugoslavia, this book presents a new examination of the end of the Cold War in Europe. Incorporating declassified documents from the CIA, the administration of George H. W. Bush...
Vietnam Rising Dragon
ISBN: PB: 9780300178142, ISBN: HB: 9780300152036, Yale University Press, October 2011
272 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 40 black&white illus.
The eyes of the West have recently been trained on China and India, but Vietnam is rising fast among its Asian peers. A breathtaking period of social change has seen foreign investment bringing capitalism flooding into its nominally communist society...
Miracles at the Jesus Oak Histories of the Supernatural in Reformation Europe
ISBN: PB: 9780300167023, Yale University Press, October 2011
336 pp., 21x14 cm
In the tradition of "The Return of Martin Guerre" and "The Great Cat Massacre", "Miracles at the Jesus Oak" is a rich, evocative journey into the past and the extraordinary events that transformed the lives of ordinary people. In the musty archive of...
Sunday A History of the First Day from Babylonia to the Super Bowl
ISBN: PB: 9780300167030, Yale University Press, October 2011
480 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm
The mere mention of Sunday will immediately conjure up a rich mixture of memories, associations and ideas for anyone of any age. Whatever we think of Sunday, it occupies a unique place in Western civilization. But how did we come to have a day with s...