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Organizing the 20th-Century World

Organizing the 20th-Century World [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1350134597
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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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International Organizations play a pivotal role on the modern global stage and have done, this book argues, since the beginning of the 20th century. This volume offers the first historical exploration into the formative years of international public administrations, covering the birth of the League of Nations and the emergence of the second generation that still shape international politics today such as the UN, NATO and OECD. Centring on Europe, where the multilaterization of international relations played out more intensely in the mid-20th century than in other parts of the world, it demonstrates a broad range of historiographical and methodological approaches to institutions in international history. The book argues that after several 'turns' (cultural, linguistic, material, transnational), international history is now better equipped to restate its core questions of policy and power with a view to their institutional dimensions. Making use of new approaches in the field, this book develops an understanding of the specific powers and roles of IO-administrations by delving into their institutional make-up.

Autobiography

Autobiography [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0191077712
Author: John Stuart Mill
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Autobiography by John Stuart Mill Book Resume:

It may be useful that there should be some record of an education which was unusual and remarkable John Stuart Mill (1806-73), philosopher, economist, and political thinker, was the most prominent figure of nineteenth century English intellectual life and his work has continuing significance for contemporary debates about ethics, politics and economics. His father, James Mill, a close associate of the utilitarian philosopher Jeremy Bentham, assumed responsibility for his eldest son's education, teaching him ancient Greek at the age of three and equipping him with a broad knowledge of the physical and moral sciences of the day. Mill's Autobiography was written to give an account of the extraordinary education he received at the hands of his father and to express his gratitude to those he saw as influencing his thought, but it is also an exercise in self-analysis and an attempt to vindicate himself against claims that he was the product of hothousing. The Autobiography also acknowledges the substantial contribution made to Mill's thinking and writings by Harriet Taylor, whom he met when he was twenty-four, and married twenty-one years later, after the death of her husband. The Autobiography helps us understand more fully some of the principal commitments that Mill's political philosophy has become famous for, in particular his appreciation of the diversity, plurality, and complexity of ways of life and their possibilities. This edition of the Autobiography includes additional manuscript materials from earlier drafts which demonstrate the conflicting imperatives that influenced Mill'schoice of exactly what to say about some of the most significant episodes and relationships in his life. Mark Philps introduction explores the forces that led Mill to write the 'life' and points to the tensions in the text and in Mill's life.

Lucas Stand #5

Lucas Stand #5 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1681599279
Author: Kurt Sutter,Caitlin Kittredge
Publisher: Boom
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Lucas puts himself and Cyd in danger when he kills an agent of Hell he wasn't assigned in 1947 Hollywood.

Great Myths of Personality

Great Myths of Personality [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1118521447
Author: M. Brent Donnellan,Richard E. Lucas
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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WALNECK'S CLASSIC CYCLE TRADER,

WALNECK'S CLASSIC CYCLE TRADER, [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Causey Enterprises, LLC
Publisher: Causey Enterprises, LLC
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Terrence Malick

Terrence Malick [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1441140271
Author: Thomas Deane Tucker,Stuart Kendall
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
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Terrence Malick by Thomas Deane Tucker,Stuart Kendall Book Resume:

Terrence Malick's four feature films have been celebrated by critics and adored as instant classics among film aficionados, but the body of critical literature devoted to them has remained surprisingly small in comparison to Malick's stature in the world of contemporary film. Each of the essays in Terrence Malick: Film and Philosophy is grounded in film studies, philosophical inquiry, and the emerging field of scholarship that combines the two disciplines. Malick's films are also open to other angles, notably phenomenological, deconstructive, and Deleuzian approaches to film, all of which are evidenced in this collection. Terrence Malick: Film and Philosophy engages with Malick's body of work in distinct and independently significant ways: by looking at the tradition within which Malick works, the creative orientation of the filmmaker, and by discussing the ways in which criticism can illuminate these remarkable films.

Reading at War, 1939–45

Reading at War, 1939–45 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1473891035
Author: David Bilton
Publisher: Pen and Sword Military
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Reading at War, 1939–45 by David Bilton Book Resume:

A history of life in the southern English town during World War II. As in the Great War, Reading in the Second World War was a town permanently in a state of flux. So close to London, so easily pinpointed by its proximity to the Thames, with railway lines converging near the town center and with much of the town’s industry geared up to essential war work, it was an obvious target for the German Luftwaffe when the war broke out. Knowing this, the council had set up an efficient civil defense system aided by government finance. Fortunately for the citizens, although they were bombed on many occasions, only one raid had any significant impact. The book covers the daily life of a town ready for the worst, but one that continued with its daily life and just got on with its efforts to aid the war effort. The book is profusely illustrated with photographs, illustrations and human interest stories. Much of the material used has not been seen since the war so it provides a valuable and unique insight into daily life of the town. “David Bilton takes an in-depth look at how the people of Reading coped during the conflict. Interesting to read that suffering from German Air Raids was apparently minimal, and the photographs, as always, are fascinating to see. A brilliant series.” —Books Monthly (UK)

The American Farmer

The American Farmer [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 5878054698
Author: John S. Skinner
Publisher: Рипол Классик
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Empire and Communications

Empire and Communications [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1550029088
Author: Harold A. Innis
Publisher: Dundurn
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Empire and Communications by Harold A. Innis Book Resume:

It’s been said that without Harold A. Innis there could have been no Marshall McLuhan. Empire and Communications is one of Innis’s most important contributions to the debate about how media influence the development of consciousness and societies. In this seminal text, he traces humanity’s movement from the oral tradition of preliterate cultures to the electronic media of recent times. Along the way, he presents his own influential concepts of oral communication, time and space bias, and monopolies of knowledge.

Last Line of Defense

Last Line of Defense [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9781469109145
Author: Jeff Kaye
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
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Last Line of Defense by Jeff Kaye Book Resume:

"Last Line of Defense" is about the military-industrial complex. The twentieth century has witnessed the uncertain link between business need, political will and personal greed exploding into acrimony and corruption. This book examines the tenuous links from the Yom Kippur war in 1973 through the mid-1990s. It follows the exploits of one corporation, Global Corp, and its management as they drive on to make their company dominant. The book also analyses the buyers and the sellers, the intermediaries and the promoters of exports. The military-industrial complex has been with us for centuries. With weaponry now of a global dimension, it has never been more important that we understand the drivers behind the people, the companies and the Governments of buying and selling nations. Right and wrong often blur as tides of opinion change overnight, but there is no consensus for those involved to rely on. Every democracy has to continuously seek to ensure that it keeps its international interests secure while maintaining jobs within the country or state. Corruption is continuous, though, and the sale of military equipment to many nations means always drawing a fine line between what is right and what is expedient. "Last Line of Defense" shows the strains that always affect this business. It draws down deep into the minds of the people that work this marketplace and those around them. It follows the career of one man, Lionel Curtis, taken from obscurity to the top of one of the most powerful businesses in the nation. His rise is propelled upon the actions and misfortunes of others. As he "goes with the flow" of history, will he be ready when the rivers flow alters course? Behind him lurks the seedier side of the business, one he knows is there but would rather not. These are the deal-makers that make sure business is successful. They are always there as companies come and go. Whether acting on their own, within large corporations or even within the Government, they are oil that greases the wheel of the military-industrial complex.

The Analysis of Structured Securities

The Analysis of Structured Securities [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9780198034834
Author: Sylvain Raynes,Ann Rutledge
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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The Analysis of Structured Securities presents the first intellectually defensible framework for systematic assessment of the credit quality of structured securities. It begins with a detailed description and critique of methods used to rate asset-backed securities, collateralized debt obligations and asset-backed commercial paper. The book then proposes a single replacement paradigm capable of granular, dynamic results. It offers extensive guidance on using numerical methods in cash flow modeling, as well as a groundbreaking section on trigger optimization. Casework on applying the method to automobile ABS, CDOs-of-ABS and aircraft-lease securitizations is also presented. This book is essential reading for practitioners who seek higher precision, efficiency and control in managing their structured exposures.

Turning Teaching Inside Out

Turning Teaching Inside Out [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 113733102X
Author: S. Davis,B. Roswell
Publisher: Springer
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Turning Teaching Inside Out by S. Davis,B. Roswell Book Resume:

Using the successful Inside-Out program, in which incarcerated and non-incarcerated college students are taught in the same classroom, this book explores the practice of community-based learning, including the voices of teachers and participants, and offers a model for courses, student life programs, and faculty training.

Great Myths of Intimate Relationships

Great Myths of Intimate Relationships [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1118521269
Author: Matthew D. Johnson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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Great Myths of Intimate Relationships by Matthew D. Johnson Book Resume:

Great Myths of Intimate Relationships provides a captivating, pithy introduction to the subject that challenges and demystifies the many fabrications and stereotypes surrounding relationships, attraction, sex, love, internet dating, and heartbreak. The book thoroughly interrogates the current research on topics such as attraction, sex, love, internet dating, and heartbreak Takes an argument driven approach to the study of intimate relationships, encouraging critical engagement with the subject Part of The Great Myths series, it's written in a style that is compelling and succinct, making it ideal for general readers and undergraduates

A Theory of Causation in the Social and Biological Sciences

A Theory of Causation in the Social and Biological Sciences [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1137281049
Author: A. Reutlinger
Publisher: Springer
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A Theory of Causation in the Social and Biological Sciences by A. Reutlinger Book Resume:

This first full length treatment of interventionist theories of causation in the social sciences, the biological sciences and other higher-level sciences the presents original counter arguments to recent trends in the debate and serves as useful introduction to the subject.

Coffee at 5:36 Am

Coffee at 5:36 Am [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9781479721382
Author: Kris Williams
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
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"Coffee at 5:36 am" uses short stories, prose and musings to distinquish 16 insights which sweep the reader away on a journey to recapture their natural sense of aliveness and connection with life. His work explores the question we will all ask ourselves one day, "Is this it, is this how my story has to end?"

Revolutionary Iran

Revolutionary Iran [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0199322279
Author: Michael Axworthy
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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In Revolutionary Iran, Michael Axworthy guides us through recent Iranian history from shortly before the 1979 Islamic revolution through the summer of 2009, when Iranians poured into the streets of Tehran by the hundreds of thousands, demanding free, democratic government. Axworthy explains how that outpouring of support for an end to tyranny in Iran paused and then moved on to other areas in the region like Egypt and Libya, leaving Iran's leadership unchanged. The Iranian Revolution of 1979 was a defining moment of the modern era. Its success unleashed a wave of Islamist fervor across the Middle East and signaled a sharp decline in the appeal of Western ideologies in the Islamic world. Axworthy takes readers through the major periods in Iranian history over the last thirty years: the overthrow of the old regime and the creation of the new one; the Iran-Iraq war; the reconstruction era following the war; the reformist wave led by Mohammed Khatami; and the present day, in which reactionaries have re-established control. Throughout, he emphasizes that the Iranian revolution was centrally important in modern history because it provided the world with a clear model of development that was not rooted in Western ideologies. Whereas the world's major revolutions of the previous two centuries had been fuelled by Western, secular ideologies, the Iranian Revolution drew its inspiration from Islam. Revolutionary Iran is both richly textured and from one of the leading authorities on the region; combining an expansive scope with the most accessible and definitive account of this epoch in all its humanity.

Monetary Economics

Monetary Economics [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1135981833
Author: Jagdish Handa
Publisher: Routledge
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Monetary Economics by Jagdish Handa Book Resume:

This successful text, now in its second edition, offers the most comprehensive overview of monetary economics and monetary policy currently available. It covers the microeconomic, macroeconomic and monetary policy components of the field. Major features of the new edition include: Stylised facts on money demand and supply, and the relationships between monetary policy, inflation, output and unemployment in the economy. Theories on money demand and supply, including precautionary and buffer stock models, and monetary aggregation. Cross-country comparison of central banking and monetary policy in the US, UK and Canada, as well as consideration of the special features of developing countries. Monetary growth theory and the distinct roles of money and financial institutions in economic growth in promoting endogenous growth. This book will be of interest to teachers and students of monetary economics, money and banking, macroeconomics and monetary policy.

Lucas Stand

Lucas Stand [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1613986327
Author: Kurt Sutter,Caitlin Kittredge
Publisher: Boom! Studios
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Lucas Stand by Kurt Sutter,Caitlin Kittredge Book Resume:

The first original comic book series created by Kurt Sutter (Sons of Anarchy), co-written by novelist Caitlin Kittredge (Nocturne City, The Iron Codex). A military vet named Lucas Stand, at his lowest, does something he can't take back and Lucifer comes calling, recruiting him to send back demons who have escaped from Hell during different historical periods. Given new purpose, Lucas starts to rebuild himself and his life, even as he struggles at the human cost that comes with it. Collects the complete limited series

Annals of Wyoming

Annals of Wyoming [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 5882042194
Author: ,
Publisher: Рипол Классик
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