the unquiet frontier rising rivals vulnerable allies and the crisis of american power



Cooper J.F. The Sea Lions: The Lost Sealers = Морские львы: роман на английском языке Cooper J.F. The Sea Lions: The Lost Sealers = Морские львы: роман на английском языке Новинка

Cooper J.F. The Sea Lions: The Lost Sealers = Морские львы: роман на английском языке

458 руб.
James Fenimore Cooper was a prolific and popular American writer of the first half of the 19th century. His historical romances of frontier and Indian life in the early American days created a unique form of American literature. The plot of The Sea Lions; Or, The Lost Sealers revolves around two sealers stranded in amongst Antarctic ice.
J. F. Cooper Jack Tier; or, the Florida Reef J. F. Cooper Jack Tier; or, the Florida Reef Новинка

J. F. Cooper Jack Tier; or, the Florida Reef

991 руб.
James Fenimore Cooper was a prolific and popular American writer of the first half of the 19th century. His historical romances of frontier and Indian life in the early American days created a unique form of American literature. Jack Tier; or, the Florida Reef is a novel set during the Mexican-American war that describes an untraditional lovestory.
J. F. Cooper The Sea Lions: The Lost Sealers J. F. Cooper The Sea Lions: The Lost Sealers Новинка

J. F. Cooper The Sea Lions: The Lost Sealers

454 руб.
James Fenimore Cooper was a prolific and popular American writer of the first half of the 19th century. His historical romances of frontier and Indian life in the early American days created a unique form of American literature.The plot of The Sea Lions; Or, The Lost Sealers revolves around two sealers stranded in amongst Antarctic ice.
James Fenimore Cooper The Chainbearer or The Littlepage Manuscripts / Землемер James Fenimore Cooper The Chainbearer or The Littlepage Manuscripts / Землемер Новинка

James Fenimore Cooper The Chainbearer or The Littlepage Manuscripts / Землемер

349 руб.
James Fenimore Cooper was a prolifi c and popular American writer of the first half of the 19th century. His historical romances of frontier and Indian life in the early American days created a unique form of American literature.The Chainbearer is the second book in a trilogy starting with Satanstoe and ending with The Redskins. The novel focuses mainly on issues of land ownership and the displacement of American Indians as the United States moves Westward.
J.Fenimore Cooper The Last of the Mohicans J.Fenimore Cooper The Last of the Mohicans Новинка

J.Fenimore Cooper The Last of the Mohicans

712 руб.
James Fenimore Cooper was a prolific and popular American writer of the first half of the 19th century. His historical romances of frontier and Indian life in the early American days created a unique form of American literature. The wild rush of action in this classic frontier adventure story has made The Last of the Mohicans the most popular of James Fenimore Cooper's novels. Deep in the forests of upper New York State, the brave woodsman Hawkeye (Natty Bumppo) and his loyal Mohican friends Chingachgook and Uncas become embroiled in the bloody battles of the French and Indian War.
Bent Greve The Times They Are Changing? Crisis and the Welfare State Bent Greve The Times They Are Changing? Crisis and the Welfare State Новинка

Bent Greve The Times They Are Changing? Crisis and the Welfare State

1865.99 руб.
The Times They Are Changing? Crisis and the Welfare State presents a series of readings from international policy researchers that examine the effects of the recent financial crisis on welfare states around the world. Provides comprehensive and in depth coverage of changes in welfare states as a result of the financial crisis Reveals how the financial crisis is changing our perception of the welfare states Features contributions from policy researchers and academics from around the world
James Fenimore Cooper The Redskins or Indian and Injin / Краснокожие James Fenimore Cooper The Redskins or Indian and Injin / Краснокожие Новинка

James Fenimore Cooper The Redskins or Indian and Injin / Краснокожие

404 руб.
James Fenimore Cooper was a prolific and popular American writer of the first half of the 19th century.His historical romances of frontier and Indian life in the early American days created a unique form of American literature.This is the last volume of the Littlepage Manuscripts trilogy, narrating the history of three generations of a Dutch-descended American family starting from the mid-eighteenth century.
Richard Gray After the Fall. American Literature Since 9/11 Richard Gray After the Fall. American Literature Since 9/11 Новинка

Richard Gray After the Fall. American Literature Since 9/11

1865.99 руб.
After the Fall presents a timely and provocative examination of the impact and implications of 9/11 and the war on terror on American culture and literature. Presents the first detailed interrogation of U.S. writing in a time of crisis Develops a timely and provocative arguement about literature and trauma Relates U.S. writing since 9/11 to crucial social and historical changes in the U.S. and elsewhere Places U.S. writing in the context of the transformed position of the U.S. in a world characterized by political, economic, and military crisis; transnational drift; the resurgence of religious fundamentalism; and the apparent triumph of global capitalism
James Fenimore Cooper Mercedes of Castile; or, The Voyage to Cathay James Fenimore Cooper Mercedes of Castile; or, The Voyage to Cathay Новинка

James Fenimore Cooper Mercedes of Castile; or, The Voyage to Cathay

399 руб.
James Fenimore Cooper was a prolific and popular American writer of the first half of the 19th century. His historical romances of frontier and Indian life in the early American days created a unique form of American literature.Mercedes of Castile; or, The Voyage to Cathay is a 1840 historical novel by James Fenimore Cooper. The novel is set in 15th century Europe, and follows the preparations and expedition of Christopher Columbus westward to the new world.
Cooper J.F. Mercedes of Castile, or, The Voyage to Cathay = Мерседес из Кастилии, или Путешествие в Катай: роман на английском языке Cooper J.F. Mercedes of Castile, or, The Voyage to Cathay = Мерседес из Кастилии, или Путешествие в Катай: роман на английском языке Новинка

Cooper J.F. Mercedes of Castile, or, The Voyage to Cathay = Мерседес из Кастилии, или Путешествие в Катай: роман на английском языке

989 руб.
James Fenimore Cooper was a prolific and popular American writer of the first half of the 19th century. His historical romances of frontier and Indian life in the early American days created a unique form of American literature. Mercedes of Castile; or, The Voyage to Cathay is a 1840 historical novel by James Fenimore Cooper. The novel is set in 15th century Europe, and follows the preparations and expedition of Christopher Columbus westward to the new world.
Cooper J.F. The Water-Witch: or the Skimmer of the Seas = Морская ведьма: на английском языке Cooper J.F. The Water-Witch: or the Skimmer of the Seas = Морская ведьма: на английском языке Новинка

Cooper J.F. The Water-Witch: or the Skimmer of the Seas = Морская ведьма: на английском языке

774 руб.
James Fenimore Cooper was a prolific and popular American writer of the first half of the 19th century. His historical romances of frontier and Indian life in the early American days created a unique form of American literature. The novel that launched his career was The Spy, a tale about counterespionage set during the Revolutionary War and published in 1821. He also wrote numerous sea stories, and his best-known works are five historical novels of the frontier period known as the Leatherstocking Tales. Among his most famous works is the Romantic novel The Last of the Mohicans, often regarded as his masterpiece.
Mary Furbee Rodd Outrageous Women of the American Frontier Mary Furbee Rodd Outrageous Women of the American Frontier Новинка

Mary Furbee Rodd Outrageous Women of the American Frontier

1201.71 руб.
Incredible true stories of the most amazing women in American history They were courageous, resourceful pioneers, enduring and adventurous. They made arduous journeys, carved careers out of the wilderness, defied conventions, and fought for their freedom. They were community leaders, artists, and entrepreneurs. These Outrageous Women of the American Frontier boldly faced the gritty realities of daily life?everything from starvation to shootouts?and made their mark in history! Among the outrageous women you?ll meet are: * Charlie Parkhurst?who disguised herself as a man, drove a stagecoach for twenty years, and was probably the first American woman to vote * Bridget «Biddy» Mason?a former slave who gained her freedom in the 1850s and made enough money to set up several homes for the homeless, sick, and old * Gertrudis Barcelo?Santa Fe?s «Gambling Queen» who kept her maiden name, owned her own casino, and helped the United States win the Mexican-American War * Libbie Custer?wife of the famous general and a talented writer who chronicled her frontier adventures in books that made her a wealthy woman Also available in the Outrageous Women series… * Outrageous Women of Ancient Times * Outrageous Women of Colonial America * Outrageous Women of the Middle Ages * Outrageous Women of the Renaissance
James Fenimore Cooper Satanstoe or The Littlepage Manuscripts / Сатаньское или Маленькие манускрипты James Fenimore Cooper Satanstoe or The Littlepage Manuscripts / Сатаньское или Маленькие манускрипты Новинка

James Fenimore Cooper Satanstoe or The Littlepage Manuscripts / Сатаньское или Маленькие манускрипты

519 руб.
James Fenimore Cooper was a prolifi c and popular American writer of the fi rst half of the 19th century. His historical romances of frontier and Indian life in the early American days created a unique form of American literature.Satanstoe is novel is the fi rst of a three novel cycle, followed by The Chainbearer and The Redskins. The novel is a fi ctional autobiography which explores the 18th century colony of New York.
J. F. Cooper The Headsman. The Abbaye des Vignerons J. F. Cooper The Headsman. The Abbaye des Vignerons Новинка

J. F. Cooper The Headsman. The Abbaye des Vignerons

935 руб.
James Fenimore Cooper was a prolific and popular American writer of the first half of the 19th century. His historical romances of frontier and Indian life in the early American days created a unique form of American literature. One of the Cooper's European trilogy, The Headsman is set in Switzerland. The novel was inspired by one of Cooper's trips during his European travels in 1832. It explores a number of themes related to how society structures itself, including justice, authority, friendship, parental relationships, love and marriage.
Джеймс Фенимор Купер The Oak Openings; or the Bee-Hunter Джеймс Фенимор Купер The Oak Openings; or the Bee-Hunter Новинка

Джеймс Фенимор Купер The Oak Openings; or the Bee-Hunter

199 руб.
James Fenimore Cooper was a prolific and popular American writer of the first half of the 19th century. His historical romances of frontier and Indian life in the early American days created a unique form of American literature. The Oak Openings; or, The Bee Hunter focuses on the activities of professional honey-hunter Benjamin Boden, nicknamed “Ben Buzz”. The novel is set in Kalamazoo, Michigan’s Oak Opening, a wooded prairie during the War of 1812.
Cooper J.F. The Oak Openings, or, the Bee-Hunter = Прогалины в дубровах, или Охотник за пчелами (на английском языке) Cooper J.F. The Oak Openings, or, the Bee-Hunter = Прогалины в дубровах, или Охотник за пчелами (на английском языке) Новинка

Cooper J.F. The Oak Openings, or, the Bee-Hunter = Прогалины в дубровах, или Охотник за пчелами (на английском языке)

810 руб.
James Fenimore Cooper was a prolific and popular American writer of the first half of the 19th century.His historical romances of frontier and Indian life in the early American days created a unique form of American literature. The Oak Openings; or, The Bee Hunter focuses on the activities of professional honey-hunter Benjamin Boden, nicknamed "Ben Buzz". The novel is set in Kalamazoo, Michigan's Oak Opening, a wooded prairie during the War of 1812.
Costas Douzinas Philosophy and Resistance in the Crisis. Greece and the Future of Europe Costas Douzinas Philosophy and Resistance in the Crisis. Greece and the Future of Europe Новинка

Costas Douzinas Philosophy and Resistance in the Crisis. Greece and the Future of Europe

4669.98 руб.
This book is about the global crisis and the right to resistance, about neoliberal biopolitics and direct democracy, about the responsibility of intellectuals and the poetry of the multitude. Using Greece as an example, Douzinas argues that the persistent sequence of protests, uprisings and revolutions has radically changed the political landscape. This new politics is the latest example of the drive to resist, a persevering characteristic of the human spirit. The EU and the IMF used Greece as a guinea pig to test the conditions of social reconstruction in times of crisis. But the manifold resistances turned the object of experimentation into a political subject and overturned the plans of elites. The idea and limits of democracy are redefined in the place of their birth.
Николай Игнатьевич Конюхов Economic crisis: who is to blame and what to do Николай Игнатьевич Конюхов Economic crisis: who is to blame and what to do Новинка

Николай Игнатьевич Конюхов Economic crisis: who is to blame and what to do

299 руб.
This book reveals the interconnection of the economic crisis and the cyclic process of the changes of the relations in the elite and the economically active population of such psychotypes as social motivator (all the attention is paid to the system of the interpersonal relationships) and the domain expert (all the attention is paid to the domain activity). The cyclical process of the change of the relations of such psychotypes is connected with the cycles of the solar activity and cycles of the economic development.
Jeff Cox Debt, Deficits, and the Demise of the American Economy Jeff Cox Debt, Deficits, and the Demise of the American Economy Новинка

Jeff Cox Debt, Deficits, and the Demise of the American Economy

1865.99 руб.
What investors can do to protect their investments in the next phase of the ongoing global economic collapse The United States is heading toward an unavoidable financial catastrophe that will paralyze the markets and the overall economy in ways never before seen. Some call this impending economic catastrophe a double-dip recession, others a financial Armageddon. Regardless of what it's called, it is too late to stop it. Debts, Deficits, and the Demise of the American Economy is a look at how we got here, how the crisis is unfolding, and how it will end with a stock market crash in 2012, if not sooner. Takes you through the unraveling of the collapse, starting with a wave of sovereign debt defaults in Europe Predicts a stock market decline of two to three thousand points, a run on banks resulting in a major bank crisis, and rampant inflation Provides investment strategies, including alternative investments such as timber, farm land, and oil Offers a detailed proposal to get the United States out of the crisis Debts, Deficits, and the Demise of the American Economy is a must-read, play-by-play account of the worldwide depression that is likely to unfold in the coming years.
J. F. Cooper The Oak Openings. Or, the Bee-Hunter J. F. Cooper The Oak Openings. Or, the Bee-Hunter Новинка

J. F. Cooper The Oak Openings. Or, the Bee-Hunter

464 руб.
James Fenimore Cooper was a prolific and popular American writer of the first half of the 19th century.His historical romances of frontier and Indian life in the early American days created a unique form of American literature.The Oak Openings; or, The Bee Hunter focuses on the activities of professional honey-hunter Benjamin Boden, nicknamed "Ben Buzz". The novel is set in Kalamazoo, Michigan's Oak Opening, a wooded prairie during the War of 1812.
Ashok Bardhan Global Housing Markets. Crises, Policies, and Institutions Ashok Bardhan Global Housing Markets. Crises, Policies, and Institutions Новинка

Ashok Bardhan Global Housing Markets. Crises, Policies, and Institutions

6676.17 руб.
A global look at the reasons behind the recent economic collapse, and the responses to it The speculative bubble in the housing market began to burst in the United States in 2007, and has been followed by ruptures in virtually every asset market in almost every country in the world. Each country proposed a range of policy initiatives to deal with its crisis. Policies that focused upon stabilizing the housing market formed the cornerstone of many of these proposals. This internationally focused book evaluates the genesis of the housing market bubble, the global viral contagion of the crisis, and the policy initiatives undertaken in some of the major economies of the world to counteract its disastrous affects. Unlike other books on the global crisis, this guide deals with the housing sector in addition to the financial sector of individual economies. Countries in many parts of the world were players in either the financial bubble or the housing bubble, or both, but the degree of impact, outcome, and responses varied widely. This is an appropriate time to pull together the lessons from these various experiences. Reveals the housing crisis in the United States as the core of the meltdown Describes the evolution of housing markets and policies in the run-up to the crisis, their impacts, and the responses in European and Asian countries Compares experiences and linkages across countries and points to policy implications and research lessons drawn from these experiences Filled with the insights of well-known contributors with strong contacts in practice and academia, this timely guide discusses the history and evolution of the recent crisis as local to each contributor's part of the world, and examines its distinctive and common features with that of the U.S., the trajectory of its evolution, and the similarities and differences in policy response.
J. F. Cooper Wyandotte; or, The Hutted Knoll J. F. Cooper Wyandotte; or, The Hutted Knoll Новинка

J. F. Cooper Wyandotte; or, The Hutted Knoll

663 руб.
James Fenimore Cooper was a prolific and popular American writer of the first half of the 19th century. His historical romances of frontier and Indian life in the early American days created a unique form of American literature. Wyandotte is set in New York state during the American Revolution. The main character of the novel is an Indian, "Saucy Nick", also called Wyandotte ("Great Chief), whose depictions violate stereo types of Native Americans. The novel Wyandotte arrived at a time when a patriotic mythology about the American Revolution was developing, and Cooper's somber tale of the sufferings of an isolated family in upstate New York during the Revolution was not congruent with the celebratory stories then being told.
James Fenimore Cooper Jack Tier; or, the Florida Reefs James Fenimore Cooper Jack Tier; or, the Florida Reefs Новинка

James Fenimore Cooper Jack Tier; or, the Florida Reefs

559 руб.
James Fenimore Cooper was a prolific and popular American writer of the first half of the 19th century. His historical romances of frontier and Indian life in the early American days created a unique form of American literature."Jack Tier; or, the Florida Reefs" is a novel by James Fenimore Cooper. Set during the Mexican-American war, the novel relates a untraditional lovestory.
Cooper J.F. Jack Tier, or, the Florida Reefs = Джек Тайер, или Флоридский риф: роман на английском языке Cooper J.F. Jack Tier, or, the Florida Reefs = Джек Тайер, или Флоридский риф: роман на английском языке Новинка

Cooper J.F. Jack Tier, or, the Florida Reefs = Джек Тайер, или Флоридский риф: роман на английском языке

935 руб.
James Fenimore Cooper was a prolific and popular American writer of the first half of the 19th century. His historical romances of frontier and Indian life in the early American days created a unique form of American literature. Jack Tier; or, the Florida Reefs is a novel by James Fenimore Cooper. Set during the Mexican-American war, the novel relates a untraditional lovestory.
Seeger Matthew W. Theorizing Crisis Communication Seeger Matthew W. Theorizing Crisis Communication Новинка

Seeger Matthew W. Theorizing Crisis Communication

7407.21 руб.
Theorizing Crisis Communication presents a comprehensive review and critique of the broad range of theoretical frameworks designed to explain the role of communication in the development, management, and consequences of natural and man-made crises. Brings together the variety of theoretical approaches emerging in the study of crisis communication into one volume for the first time. Summarizes theories from such diverse perspectives as rhetoric, risk management, ethics, mass communication, social media, emergency response, crisis outcomes, and warning systems, while presenting clear examples of how the theory is applied in crisis communication research Presents theoretical frameworks generated by research from many disciplines including sociology, psychology, applied anthropology, public health, public relations, political science, organizational studies, and criminal justice An essential tool for a comprehensive understanding of the onset, management, response, resolution, and ultimate meaning of these devastating world events
Veronika Belousova The macroeconomic and institutional determinants of the profit efficiency frontier for Russian banks Veronika Belousova The macroeconomic and institutional determinants of the profit efficiency frontier for Russian banks Новинка

Veronika Belousova The macroeconomic and institutional determinants of the profit efficiency frontier for Russian banks

152 руб.
This paper investigates how institutional and macroeconomic factors influence the profit efficiency frontier of Russian banks. We demonstrate that the macroeconomic environment is crucial for constructing the profit frontier. The cargo transportation index, exchange rate, and intermediation ratio have a positive relationship with this efficiency frontier while the share of loan loss provision in the loan portfolio is negatively associated with it. In addition, we find that such institutional determinants as a bank’s location, branch network diversity, and ownership type matter for constructing this frontier.
PENNY JORDAN The Russian Rivals: The Most Coveted Prize / The Power of Vasilii PENNY JORDAN The Russian Rivals: The Most Coveted Prize / The Power of Vasilii Новинка

PENNY JORDAN The Russian Rivals: The Most Coveted Prize / The Power of Vasilii

532.95 руб.
International bestseller Penny Jordan’s RUSSIAN RIVALS novels: Two ruthless men… Two vulnerable women…THE MOST COVETED PRIZERussian tycoon Kiryl has one rival, who has a younger, over-protected half-sister, Alena… Kiryl’s master plan is to seduce the tantalisingly beautiful Alena, then use her to blackmail her brother. It’s a winning situation for the Russian, until Alena discovers just how ruthlessly Kiryl has been using her…THE POWER OF VASILIILaura Westcotte is the only suitable candidate for the job as Russian millionaire Vasilii Demidov’s PA, but Vasilii is far too cynical ever to trust a woman – particularly one with a dubious reputation… Desperate for work, Laura must impress her chillingly complex new boss, but the magnetic power of her attraction to him terrifies her!
Richard Gray A History of American Literature Richard Gray A History of American Literature Новинка

Richard Gray A History of American Literature

9543.59 руб.
Updated throughout and with much new material, A History of American Literature, Second Edition, is the most up-to-date and comprehensive survey available of the myriad forms of American Literature from pre-Columbian times to the present. The most comprehensive and up-to-date history of American literature available today Covers fiction, poetry, drama, and non-fiction, as well as other forms of literature including folktale, spirituals, the detective story, the thriller, and science fiction Explores the plural character of American literature, including the contributions made by African American, Native American, Hispanic and Asian American writers Considers how our understanding of American literature has changed over the past?thirty years Situates American literature in the contexts of American history, politics and society Offers an invaluable introduction to American literature for students at all levels, academic and general readers
Robert Kolb W. Lessons from the Financial Crisis. Causes, Consequences, and Our Economic Future Robert Kolb W. Lessons from the Financial Crisis. Causes, Consequences, and Our Economic Future Новинка

Robert Kolb W. Lessons from the Financial Crisis. Causes, Consequences, and Our Economic Future

6342.36 руб.
The world's best financial minds help us understand today's financial crisis With so much information saturating the market for the everyday investor, trying to understand why the economic crisis happened and what needs to be done to fix it can be daunting. There is a real need, and demand, from both investors and the financial community to obtain answers as to what really happened and why. Lessons from the Financial Crisis brings together the leading minds in the worlds of finance and academia to dissect the crisis. Divided into three comprehensive sections-The Subprime Crisis; The Global Financial Crisis; and Law, Regulation, the Financial Crisis, and The Future-this book puts the events that have transpired in perspective, and offers valuable insights into what we must do to avoid future missteps. Each section is comprised of chapters written by experienced contributors, each with his or her own point of view, research, and conclusions Examines the market collapse in detail and explores safeguards to stop future crises Encompasses the most up-to-date analysis from today's leading financial minds We currently face a serious economic crisis, but in understanding it, we can overcome the challenges it presents. This well-rounded resource offers the best chance to get through the current situation and learn from our mistakes.
Higgins, Garcia, Lacombe Supreme Power №1 Higgins, Garcia, Lacombe Supreme Power №1 Новинка

Higgins, Garcia, Lacombe Supreme Power №1

409 руб.
The groundbreaking, controversial Supreme Power is back! A new era begins for the deadliest super heroes of all time! The man known as Hyperion has disappeared, hiding from the government and finally living the life he always wanted. Dr. Spectrum has taken his place as America's greatest hero...and the US Military's greatest asset. But when the balance of super-power threatens the world, and Dr. Spectrum becomes a deadly liability, Hyperion's solitude may be short-lived. Will these two former allies find themselves at the center of a conflict that could engulf the planet?
Cooper J.F. The Pioneers = Пионеры: роман на английском языке Cooper J.F. The Pioneers = Пионеры: роман на английском языке Новинка

Cooper J.F. The Pioneers = Пионеры: роман на английском языке

470 руб.
The Pioneers enters of Cooper's Leatherstocking Tales, and the one that incorporates most fully his own experience of growing up in a town of the American frontier. The heart of the novel is a conflict over who owns America, and by what concept of right. The competing claims of Native Americans, Tory loyalists, roving hunters, and visionary cultivators are pitted against one another in the area of history, and the magical village of Cooper's youth becomes the scene in which a nation's destiny is forged. Just as accessible and enjoyable for today's modern readers as it would have been when first published well over a century ago, the novel is one of the great works of American literature and continues to be widely read throughout the world.
Джеймс Фенимор Купер The Pioneers Джеймс Фенимор Купер The Pioneers Новинка

Джеймс Фенимор Купер The Pioneers

199 руб.
The Pioneers enters of Cooper’s Leatherstocking Tales, and the one that incorporates most fully his own experience of growing up in a town of the American frontier. The heart of the novel is a conflict over who owns America, and by what concept of right. The competing claims of Native Americans, Tory loyalists, roving hunters, and visionary cultivators are pitted against one another in the area of history, and the magical village of Cooper’s youth becomes the scene in which a nation’s destiny is forged. Just as accessible and enjoyable for today’s modern readers as it would have been when first published well over a century ago, the novel is one of the great works of American literature and continues to be widely read throughout the world.
Cooper J.F. Miles Wallingford = Майлз Уоллингфорд: на английском языке Cooper J.F. Miles Wallingford = Майлз Уоллингфорд: на английском языке Новинка

Cooper J.F. Miles Wallingford = Майлз Уоллингфорд: на английском языке

794 руб.
James Fenimore Cooper was a prolific and popular American writer of the first half of the 19th century. His historical romances of frontier and Indian life in the early American days created a unique form of American literature. The novel Afloat and Ashore ends abruptly part way through, and is followed by what critic Harold D. Langely called a "necessary" sequel Miles Wallingford, which resolves many thematic and plot elements.
James Fenimore Cooper Miles Wallingford / Майлз Уоллингфорд James Fenimore Cooper Miles Wallingford / Майлз Уоллингфорд Новинка

James Fenimore Cooper Miles Wallingford / Майлз Уоллингфорд

367 руб.
James Fenimore Cooper was a prolific and popular American writer of the first half of the 19th century. His historical romances of frontier and Indian life in the early American days created a unique form of American literature. The novel Afloat and Ashore ends abruptly part way through, and is followed by what critic Harold D. Langely called a "necessary" sequel Miles Wallingford, which resolves many thematic and plot elements.
Stevens Gregory D. Vulnerable Populations in the United States Stevens Gregory D. Vulnerable Populations in the United States Новинка

Stevens Gregory D. Vulnerable Populations in the United States

5674.74 руб.
Based on the authors' teaching and research at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, the second edition of this landmark text offers a general framework for students, researchers, practitioners, and policymakers for learning about vulnerable populations. It contains in-depth data and information on major health and health care disparities by race or ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and health insurance coverage. It is thoroughly updated to include the latest data and trends and provides a detailed synthesis of recent and increasingly expansive programs and initiatives to remedy these disparities. To keep current with recent trends it incorporates the latest Healthy People 2020 objectives, includes new sections on real-world clinical examples, and discusses the impact of health care reform on vulnerable populations. The book's Web site includes instructor's materials that may be downloaded. Praise for the First Edition of Vulnerable Populations in the United States «An excellent primer for undergraduates and graduate students interested in vulnerable populations and health disparities.» —New England Journal of Medicine «Combines thoughtful, coherent theory with a large amount of information available in a single source. It will prove to be a valuable resource for policymakers, researchers, teachers, and students alike for years to come.» —Journal of the American Medical Association «A very worthwhile read for health care administrators, health policy analysts, public health and health promotion practitioners, students of public health, and health researchers.» —Inquiry «It makes clear that, for political, social, and economic (as well as moral) reasons, the country must increasingly make vulnerable populations a national health policy priority.» —Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved «I have reviewed a number of books looking for meaningful content to help my students understand and work with vulnerable populations. This is the most comprehensive, yet understandable book on the topic.» —Doody's Reviews «Provides much-needed guidance to policymakers challenged with providing solutions to this embarrassing issue in the United States.» —F. Douglas Scutchfield, MD, Peter P. Bosomworth Professor of Health Services Research and Policy, University of Kentucky Companion Web site: www.josseybass.com/go/shi
Mingyuan Zhang Credit Risk Assessment. The New Lending System for Borrowers, Lenders, and Investors Mingyuan Zhang Credit Risk Assessment. The New Lending System for Borrowers, Lenders, and Investors Новинка

Mingyuan Zhang Credit Risk Assessment. The New Lending System for Borrowers, Lenders, and Investors

3334.75 руб.
Clark and Mingyuan start with an insightful and comprehensive description of how market participants contributed to the current crisis in the residential mortgage markets and the root causes of the crisis. They then proceed to develop a new residential mortgage lending system that can fix our broken markets because it addresses the root causes. The most impressive attributes of their new system is its commonsense return to the basics of traditional underwriting, combined with factors based on expert judgment and statistics and forward-looking attributes, all of which can be updated as markets change. The whole process is transparent to the borrower, lender, and investor. —Dean Schultz, President and CEO, Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco «The credit market crisis of 2008 has deeply affected the economic lives of every American. Yet, its underlying causes and its surface features are so complex that many observers and even policymakers barely understand them. This timely book will help guide nonspecialists through the workings of financial markets, particularly how they value, price, and distribute risk.» —Professor William Greene, Stern School of Business, New York University «This book is a well-timed departure from much of what is being written today regarding the current foreclosure and credit crisis. Rather than attempting to blame lenders, borrowers, and/or federal regulators for the mortgage meltdown and the subsequent impacts on the financial markets, Clark and Mingyuan have proposed a groundbreaking new framework to revolutionize our current lending system. The book is built on the authors' deep understanding of risk and the models used for credit analysis, and reflects their commitment to solve the problem. What I find most profound is their passion to develop a system that will facilitate new and better investment, especially in underserved urban markets that have been disproportionately impacted in the current crisis. I applaud the authors for this important work, and urge practitioners and theorists alike to investigate this new approach.» —John Talmage, President and CEO, Social Compact «In the wake of the credit crisis, it is clear that transparency is the key to not repeating history. In Credit Risk Assessment: The New Lending System for Borrowers, Lenders and Investors, Clark Abrahams and Mingyuan Zhang describe a new lending framework that seeks to connect all the players in the lending chain and provide a more holistic view of customers' risk potential. As the financial services industry recovers from the mortgage meltdown, the Abrahams/Zhang lending model certainly offers some new food for thought to laymen and professionals alike.» —Maria Bruno-Britz, Senior Editor, Bank Systems & Technology magazine
Анна Радклиф A journey, made in the summer of 1794 through Holland and the Western frontier of Germany Анна Радклиф A journey, made in the summer of 1794 through Holland and the Western frontier of Germany Новинка

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Полный вариант заголовка: «A journey made in the summer of 1794, through Holland and the western frontier of Germany with a return down the Rhine: to which are added Observations during a tour to the lakes of Lancashire, Westmoreland, and Cumberland / By Ann Radcliffe».
Sergey Vladimirovich Gorneev The Stock Grail Disclosing the Secret. A Practical Guide Sergey Vladimirovich Gorneev The Stock Grail Disclosing the Secret. A Practical Guide Новинка

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WHY IT BECAME NECESSARYTO WRITE THIS BOOKCurrently social and financial crisis has engulfed the world.WAYS TO OVERCOMEOvercoming the financial crisis by participating in trading with the use of highly stable method of profit-making on the stock and OTC markets.So, let’s start the way of understanding the deepest mysteries of life…
Ludwig Chincarini B. The Crisis of Crowding. Quant Copycats, Ugly Models, and the New Crash Normal Ludwig Chincarini B. The Crisis of Crowding. Quant Copycats, Ugly Models, and the New Crash Normal Новинка

Ludwig Chincarini B. The Crisis of Crowding. Quant Copycats, Ugly Models, and the New Crash Normal

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A rare analytical look at the financial crisis using simple analysis The economic crisis that began in 2008 revealed the numerous problems in our financial system, from the way mortgage loans were produced to the way Wall Street banks leveraged themselves. Curiously enough, however, most of the reasons for the banking collapse are very similar to the reasons that Long-Term Capital Management (LTCM), the largest hedge fund to date, collapsed in 1998. The Crisis of Crowding looks at LTCM in greater detail, with new information, for a more accurate perspective, examining how the subsequent hedge funds started by Meriwether and former partners were destroyed again by the lapse of judgement in allowing Lehman Brothers to fail. Covering the lessons that were ignored during LTCM's collapse but eventually connected to the financial crisis of 2008, the book presents a series of lessons for hedge funds and financial markets, including touching upon the circle of greed from homeowners to real estate agents to politicians to Wall Street. Guides the reader through the real story of Long-Term Capital Management with accurate descriptions, previously unpublished data, and interviews Describes the lessons that hedge funds, as well as the market, should have learned from LTCM's collapse Explores how the financial crisis and LTCM are a global phenomena rooted in failures to account for risk in crowded spaces with leverage Explains why quantitative finance is essential for every financial institution from risk management to valuation modeling to algorithmic trading Is filled with simple quantitative analysis about the financial crisis, from the Quant Crisis of 2007 to the failure of Lehman Brothers to the Flash Crash of 2010 A unique blend of storytelling and sound quantitative analysis, The Crisis of Crowding is one of the first books to offer an analytical look at the financial crisis rather than just an account of what happened. Also included are a layman's guide to the Dodd-Frank rules and what it means for the future, as well as an evaluation of the Fed's reaction to the crisis, QE1, QE2, and QE3.
Anthony Saunders Credit Risk Management In and Out of the Financial Crisis. New Approaches to Value at Risk and Other Paradigms Anthony Saunders Credit Risk Management In and Out of the Financial Crisis. New Approaches to Value at Risk and Other Paradigms Новинка

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A classic book on credit risk management is updated to reflect the current economic crisis Credit Risk Management In and Out of the Financial Crisis dissects the 2007-2008 credit crisis and provides solutions for professionals looking to better manage risk through modeling and new technology. This book is a complete update to Credit Risk Measurement: New Approaches to Value at Risk and Other Paradigms, reflecting events stemming from the recent credit crisis. Authors Anthony Saunders and Linda Allen address everything from the implications of new regulations to how the new rules will change everyday activity in the finance industry. They also provide techniques for modeling-credit scoring, structural, and reduced form models-while offering sound advice for stress testing credit risk models and when to accept or reject loans. Breaks down the latest credit risk measurement and modeling techniques and simplifies many of the technical and analytical details surrounding them Concentrates on the underlying economics to objectively evaluate new models Includes new chapters on how to prevent another crisis from occurring Understanding credit risk measurement is now more important than ever. Credit Risk Management In and Out of the Financial Crisis will solidify your knowledge of this dynamic discipline.
Richard Gray A Brief History of American Literature Richard Gray A Brief History of American Literature Новинка

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8141.59 руб.
A Brief History of American Literature offers students and general readers a concise and up-to-date history of the full range of American writing from its origins until the present day. Represents the only up-to-date concise history of American literature Covers fiction, poetry, drama and non-fiction, as well as looking at other forms of literature including folktales, spirituals, the detective story, the thriller and science fiction Considers how our understanding of American literature has changed over the past twenty years Offers students an abridged version of History of American Literature, a book widely considered the standard survey text Provides an invaluable introduction to the subject for students of American literature, American studies and all those interested in the literature and culture of the United States
D. Lindsay Michael View From the Top. An Inside Look at How People in Power See and Shape the World D. Lindsay Michael View From the Top. An Inside Look at How People in Power See and Shape the World Новинка

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1869.33 руб.
Learn leadership from the best—proven insights from the power elite in business, government, and beyond View from the Top brings readers inside the corridors of power and relates the personal stories and powerful findings from the Platinum Study, a groundbreaking study of 550 elite American CEOs, senior government leaders, and nonprofit executives based on ten years of research. The largest study of its kind, the Platinum Study delves into the domains of the elite with stories that illustrate both the use and misuse of power across the landscape of prominent American institutions such as AT&T, Harvard University, UnderArmour, JP Morgan Chase, Bain & Company, and the White House. The book explores not only how leaders wield power, but it also provides readers with insight into applying the strategies of the successful in their own lives. In the United States, only a few thousand individuals make the decisions that influence the lives of over 300 million people. Whether in the government, business, higher education, or the arts, these individuals direct policy and set the terms of national debates, yet remain virtually unknown. View from the Top explores the real lives of the elite and the social worlds they inhabit, revealing lessons about influence at the top, and the seven principles that shape those in power. The results of the Platinum Study include unexpected truths such as: Being born into wealth is a poor predictor of leadership success One program can set you on the path to leadership It doesn't matter what college you attend A leader's best work never sees the light of day Time-crushed executives are better situated than most to manage their family lives Crisis is the quickest way for a leader to shape an institution Working longer does not mean working better The book examines the different paths to power and describes the essence of leadership and the fundamental traits that distinguish a leader from the pack. For anyone seeking sharpen their leadership skills and impact the world around them, View from the Top: An Inside Look at How People in Power See and Shape the World provides the roadmap to taking charge and inspiring change.
Aniko Bodroghkozy A Companion to the History of American Broadcasting Aniko Bodroghkozy A Companion to the History of American Broadcasting Новинка

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Presented in a single volume, this engaging review reflects on the scholarship and the historical development of American broadcasting A Companion to the History of American Broadcasting comprehensively evaluates the vibrant history of American radio and television and reveals broadcasting’s influence on American history in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. With contributions from leading scholars on the topic, this wide-ranging anthology explores the impact of broadcasting on American culture, politics, and society from an historical perspective as well as the effect on our economic and social structures. The text’s original and accessibly-written essays offer explorations on a wealth of topics including the production of broadcast media, the evolution of various television and radio genres, the development of the broadcast ratings system, the rise of Spanish language broadcasting in the United States, broadcast activism, African Americans and broadcasting, 1950’s television, and much more. This essential resource: Presents a scholarly overview of the history of radio and television broadcasting and its influence on contemporary American history Contains original essays from leading academics in the field Examines the role of radio in the television era Discusses the evolution of regulations in radio and television Offers insight into the cultural influence of radio and television Analyzes canonical texts that helped shape the field Written for students and scholars of media studies and twentieth-century history, A Companion to the History of American Broadcasting is an essential and field-defining guide to the history and historiography of American broadcasting and its many cultural, societal, and political impacts.
David Faber And Then the Roof Caved In. How Wall Street's Greed and Stupidity Brought Capitalism to Its Knees David Faber And Then the Roof Caved In. How Wall Street's Greed and Stupidity Brought Capitalism to Its Knees Новинка

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1131.61 руб.
CNBC's David Faber takes an in-depth look at the causes and consequences of the recent financial collapse And Then the Roof Caved In lays bare the truth of the credit crisis, whose defining emotion at every turn has been greed, and whose defining failure is the complicity of the U.S. government in letting that greed rule the day. Written by CNBC's David Faber, this book painstakingly details the truth of what really happened with compelling characters who offer their first-hand accounts of what they did and why they did it. Page by page, Faber explains the events of the previous seven years that planted the seeds for the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. He begins in 2001, when the Federal Reserve embarked on an unprecedented effort to help the economy recover from the attacks of 9/11 by sending interest rates to all time lows. Faber also gives you an up-close look at where the crisis was incubated and unleashed upon the world-Wall Street-and introduces you to insiders from investment banks and mortgage lenders to ratings agencies, that unwittingly conspired to insure lending standards were abandoned in the head long rush for profits. Based on two years of research, this book provides deep background into the current credit crisis Offers the insights of experienced professionals-from Alan Greenspan to prominent bankers and regulators-who were on the front lines Created by David Faber, the face of morning business news on CNBC, and host of the network's award winning documentaries From regulators who tried to stop this problem before it swung out of control to hedge fund managers who correctly foresaw the coming housing crash and profited from it, And Then the Roof Caved In shows you how the crisis we currently face came to be.
Jeff Kingston Contemporary Japan. History, Politics, and Social Change since the 1980s Jeff Kingston Contemporary Japan. History, Politics, and Social Change since the 1980s Новинка

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The second edition of this comprehensive study of recent Japanese history now includes the author's expert assessment of the effects of the earthquake and tsunami, including the political and environmental consequences of the Fukushima reactor meltdown. Fully updated to include a detailed assessment of the aftermath of the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami Shows how the nuclear crisis at Fukushima was an accident waiting to happen Includes detailed discussion of Japan's energy policy, now in flux after the mishandling of the Fukushima crisis Analyzes Japan's 'Lost Decades', why jobs and families are less stable, environmental policies, immigration, the aging society, the US alliance, the imperial family, and the 'yakuza' criminal gangs Authoritative coverage of Japanese history over the last two decades, one of the country's most tumultuous periods
Cooper J.F. The Last of the Mohicans = Последний из могикан: на английском языке Cooper J.F. The Last of the Mohicans = Последний из могикан: на английском языке Новинка

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The wild rush of action in this classic frontier adventure story has made The Last of the Mohicans the most popular of James Fenimore Cooper's Leatherstocking Tales. Deep in the forests of upper New York State, the brave woodsman Hawkeye (Natty Bumppo) and his loyal Mohican friends Chingachgook and Uncas become embroiled in the bloody battles of the French and Indian War. James Fenimore Cooper's historical imagination is profound, his creative use of the gothic landscape is uniquely American, and his influence on plot and characterization in American fiction is pervasive and extensive.
Manuel Aalbers B. Subprime Cities. The Political Economy of Mortgage Markets Manuel Aalbers B. Subprime Cities. The Political Economy of Mortgage Markets Новинка

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Subprime Cities: The Political Economy of Mortgage Markets presents a collection of works from social scientists that offer insights into mortgage markets and the causes, effects, and aftermath of the recent 'subprime' mortgage crisis. Provides an even-handed and detailed analysis of mortgage markets and the recent housing crisis Features contributions from various social scientists with expertise in critical social theories who have assembled and analyzed detailed empirical information Offers a unique and powerful rebuttal to many of the misleading popular explanations of the crisis and its aftermath Reveals how racial minorities and the neighbourhoods inhabited by them are more likely to be targeted by subprime and predatory lenders
Michael Mann Power in the 21st Century. Conversations with John Hall Michael Mann Power in the 21st Century. Conversations with John Hall Новинка

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4336.17 руб.
Michael Mann is one of the most influential sociologists writing today. His three-volume work The Sources of Social Power, the third volume of which has just been completed, has transformed our way of thinking about power and has rewritten the history of human societies. No one interested in understanding how the modern world was shaped, how we got to where we are today, and where we're likely to be heading can afford to ignore this modern classic. Michael Mann is, as John Hall aptly describes him, «a Max Weber for our times.» In this new book Michael Mann reflects on the meaning of his project as a whole, both as a contribution to social theory and as a guide to the options and constraints that face the contemporary world now and in the near future. He gives sustained attention to the situation of the United States, the nature of the challenge that may come from China, the unrestrained and perhaps unrestrainable power of finance, and the looming crisis of environmental degradation. This concise and accessible book is the ideal introduction to the work and thought of one of the most original social scientists in the world today. Students and scholars will find the book invaluable, and general readers will find in this book a clear and masterful guide to the key challenges we face in the years and decades ahead.
Paul Muolo Chain of Blame. How Wall Street Caused the Mortgage and Credit Crisis Paul Muolo Chain of Blame. How Wall Street Caused the Mortgage and Credit Crisis Новинка

Paul Muolo Chain of Blame. How Wall Street Caused the Mortgage and Credit Crisis

998.09 руб.
An updated and revised look at the truth behind America's housing and mortgage bubbles In the summer of 2007, the subprime empire that Wall Street had built all came crashing down. On average, fifty lenders a month were going bust-and the people responsible for the crisis included not just unregulated loan brokers and con artists, but also investment bankers and home loan institutions traditionally perceived as completely trustworthy. Chain of Blame chronicles this incredible disaster, with a specific focus on the players who participated in such a fundamentally flawed fiasco. In it, authors Paul Muolo and Mathew Padilla reveal the truth behind how this crisis occurred, including what individuals and institutions were doing during this critical time, and who is ultimately responsible for what happened. Discusses the latest revelations in the housing and mortgage crisis, including the SEC's charging of Angelo Mozilo Two well-regarded financial journalists familiar with the events that have taken place chronicle the crisis in detail, showing what happened as well as what lies ahead Discusses how the world's largest investment banks, homeowners, lenders, credit rating agencies, underwriters, and investors all became entangled in the subprime mess Intriguing and informative, Chain of Blame is a compelling story of greed and avarice, one in which many are responsible, but few are willing to admit their mistakes.
Minow Nell Corporate Governance Minow Nell Corporate Governance Новинка

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5073.89 руб.
In the wake of the recent global financial collapse the timely new edition of this successful text provides students and business professionals with a welcome update of the key issues facing managers, boards of directors, investors, and shareholders. In addition to its authoritative overview of the history, the myth and the reality of corporate governance, this new edition has been updated to include: analysis of the financial crisis; the reasons for the global scale of the recession the failure of international risk management An overview of corporate governance guidelines and codes of practice; new cases. Once again in the new edition of their textbook, Robert A. G. Monks and Nell Minow show clearly the role of corporate governance in making sure the right questions are asked and the necessary checks and balances in place to protect the long-term, sustainable value of the enterprise. Features 18 case studies of institutions and corporations in crisis, and analyses the reasons for their fall (Cases include Lehman Brothers, General Motors, American Express, Time Warner, IBM and Premier Oil.)
My Life, Our Times My Life, Our Times Новинка

My Life, Our Times

647 руб.
In describing his upbringing in Scotland as the son of a minister, the near loss of his eyesight as a student and the death of his daughter within days of her birth, he shares the passionately-held principles that have shaped and driven him, reminding us that politics can and should be a calling to serve. Reflecting on the personal and ideological tensions within Labour and its successes and failures in power, he describes how to meet the challenge of pursuing a radical agenda within a credible party of government. He explains how as Chancellor he equipped Britain for a globalised economy while swimming against the neoliberal tide and shows what more must be done to halt rising inequality. In his behind-the-scenes account of the financial crisis and his leading role in saving the world economy from collapse, he addresses the question of who was to blame for the crash and why its causes and consequences still beset us. From the invasion of Iraq to the tragedy of Afghanistan, from the coalition negotiations of 2010 to the referendums on Scottish independence and Europe, Gordon Brown draws on his unique experiences to explain Britain’s current fractured condition. And by showing us what progressive politics has achieved in recent decades, he inspires us with a vision of what it might yet achieve today.Riveting, expert and highly personal, this historic memoir is an invaluable insight into our times.
Kisker Carrie B. The Shaping of American Higher Education. Emergence and Growth of the Contemporary System Kisker Carrie B. The Shaping of American Higher Education. Emergence and Growth of the Contemporary System Новинка

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3872.18 руб.
When the first edition of The Shaping of American Higher Education was published it was lauded for its historical perspective and in-depth coverage of current events that provided an authoritative, comprehensive account of the history of higher education in the United States. As in the first edition, this book tracks trends and important issues in eight key areas: student access, faculty professionalization, curricular expansion, institutional growth, governance, finance, research, and outcomes. Thoroughly revised and updated, the volume is filled with critical new data; recent information from specialized sources on faculty, student admissions, and management practices; and an entirely new section that explores privatization, corporatization, and accountability from the mid-1990s to the present. This second edition also includes end-of-chapter questions for guidance, reflection, and study. «Cohen and Kisker do the nation's colleges and universities a much needed service by authoring this volume. The highly regarded histories of American higher education have become badly dated. They ignore the last quarter century when American higher education was transformed. This volume provides comprehensive information on that era.» – Art Levine, president, Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, and author, When Hope and Fear Collide: A Portrait of Today's College Student «The second edition of The Shaping of American Higher Education is a treasure trove of information and insight. Cohen and Kisker provide us with astute and straightforward analysis and commentary on our past, present, and likely future. This book is invaluable to those seeking to go to the heart of the issues and challenges confronting higher education.» – Judith S. Eaton, president, Council for Higher Education Accreditation «Arthur Cohen and his collaborator have now updated his superb history of American higher education. It remains masterful, authoritative, comprehensive, and incisive, and guarantees that this work will stand as the classic required resource for all who want to understand where higher education came from and where it is going. The new material gives a wise and nuanced perspective on the current crisis-driven transformations of the higher education industry.» – John Lombardi, president, Louisiana State University System «The Shaping of American Higher Education is distinguished by its systematic approach, comprehensive coverage, and extensive treatment of the modern era, including the first years of the twenty-first century. In this second edition, Arthur Cohen and Carrie Kisker are especially adept at bringing historical perspective and a balanced viewpoint to controversial issues of the current era.» – Roger L. Geiger, distinguished professor, The Pennsylvania State University, and author, Knowledge and Money
David Waldstreicher A Companion to Benjamin Franklin David Waldstreicher A Companion to Benjamin Franklin Новинка

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15285.09 руб.
This companion provides a comprehensive survey of the life, work and legacy of Benjamin Franklin – the oldest, most distinctive, and multifaceted of the founders. Includes contributions from across a range of academic disciplines Combines traditional and cutting-edge scholarship, from accomplished and emerging experts in the field Pays special attention to the American Revolution, the Enlightenment, journalism, colonial American society, and themes of race, class, and gender Places Franklin in the context of recent work in political theory, American Studies, American literature, material culture studies, popular culture, and international relations
Link Susannah J. The Gilded Age and Progressive Era. A Documentary Reader Link Susannah J. The Gilded Age and Progressive Era. A Documentary Reader Новинка

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This volume presents documents that illustrate the variety of experiences and themes involved in the transformation of American political, economic, and social systems during the Gilded Age and Progressive Era (1870-1920). Includes nearly 70 documents which cover the period from the end of the Civil War and Reconstruction in the 1870s through World War I Explores the experiences of people during the Gilded Age and Progressive Era from a variety of diverse perspectives, including important political and cultural leaders as well as everyday individuals Charts the nationalization of American life and the establishment of the United States as a global power Introduces students to historical analysis and encourages them to engage critically with primary sources Introductory materials from the editors situate the documents within their historical context A bibliography provides essential suggestions for further reading and research
OccupyMedia! The Occupy Movement and Social Media in Crisis Capitalism OccupyMedia! The Occupy Movement and Social Media in Crisis Capitalism Новинка

OccupyMedia! The Occupy Movement and Social Media in Crisis Capitalism

1159 руб.
The Occupy movement has emerged in a historical crisis of global capitalism. It struggles for the reappropriation of the commodified commons. Communications are part of the commons of society. Yet contemporary social media are ridden by an antagonism between private corporate control (YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, etc.) and self-managed, commons-based activist media. In this work, Christian Fuchs analyses the contradictory dialectic of social media in the Occupy movement. Drawing on a political economy framework and interpretation of the results of the OccupyMedia! Survey, in which more than 400 Occupy activists reported on their social media use, OccupyMedia! The Occupy Movement and Social Media in Crisis Capitalism shows how activists confront the contradictions of capitalism and communication in the age of crisis and social media. The book discusses the contradiction between commercial and alternative social media and argues that the existence of a surveillance-industrial complex expressed in the PRISM system shows the urgent necessity to create social media beyond Facebook and Google.
Jack London Smoke Bellew Jack London Smoke Bellew Новинка

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Jack London was an American novelist, journalist and social activist. Pioneering the genre of magazine fiction and prototyping science fiction, he became one of the first writers, who gained worldwide fame and a large fortune. Smoke Bellew is a set of stories that tells the tale of Christopher Bellew who, When Klondike fever emerges, starts a journey over mountains and rivers to seek fortune. Taking the name "Smoke," he learns how to survive and thrive in the wild lands of the frontier.
David Powell J. The Trader's Guide to the Euro Area. Economic Indicators, the ECB and the Euro Crisis David Powell J. The Trader's Guide to the Euro Area. Economic Indicators, the ECB and the Euro Crisis Новинка

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The euro area remains in a state of flux and appears to be unsustainable in its present form. The outcome of the crisis may be unknown for years and a judgement on the project’s success or failure may be out of reach for decades. In the meantime, analysts, portfolio managers and traders will still have daily, weekly, quarterly and annual benchmarks. They will have to analyze economic developments in the euro area and their impacts on financial assets. The objective of this book is to provide a framework for that analysis that is comprehensible to most financial market participants. The book begins with a focus on coincident and leading economic indicators for the euro area. The following section looks at euro-area institutions. The next chapter focuses on the euro crisis. It attempts to provide an explanation of its origins and a glimpse of the potential outcomes. In addition, the tools needed to analyze the crisis as it evolves are presented. The last sections provide information unique to the economies of Germany, France, the U.K., Switzerland, Sweden and Norway.
Casazza Jack Understanding Electric Power Systems. An Overview of the Technology, the Marketplace, and Government Regulations Casazza Jack Understanding Electric Power Systems. An Overview of the Technology, the Marketplace, and Government Regulations Новинка

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Technological advances and changes in government policy and regulation have altered the electric power industry in recent years and will continue to impact it for quite some time. Fully updated with the latest changes to regulation, structure, and technology, this new edition of Understanding Electric Power Systems offers a real-world view of the industry, explaining how it operates, how it is structured, and how electricity is regulated and priced. It includes extensive references for the reader and will be especially useful to lawyers, government officials, regulators, engineers, and students, as well as the general public. The book explains the physical functioning of electric power systems, the electric power business in today's environment, and the related institutions, including recent changes in the roles of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the North American Reliability Company. Significant changes that are affecting the industry are covered in this new edition, including: The expanded role of the federal government in the planning and operation of the nation's electric utilities New energy laws and a large number of FERC regulations implementing these laws Concerns over global warming and potential impacts on the electric industry Pressures for expansion of the electric grid and the implementation of «smart-grid» technologies The growing importance of various energy-storage technologies and renewable energy sources New nuclear generation technologies The 2009 economic stimulus package

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When the first edition of The Shaping of American Higher Education was published it was lauded for its historical perspective and in-depth coverage of current events that provided an authoritative, comprehensive account of the history of higher education in the United States. As in the first edition, this book tracks trends and important issues in eight key areas: student access, faculty professionalization, curricular expansion, institutional growth, governance, finance, research, and outcomes. Thoroughly revised and updated, the volume is filled with critical new data; recent information from specialized sources on faculty, student admissions, and management practices; and an entirely new section that explores privatization, corporatization, and accountability from the mid-1990s to the present. This second edition also includes end-of-chapter questions for guidance, reflection, and study. «Cohen and Kisker do the nation's colleges and universities a much needed service by authoring this volume. The highly regarded histories of American higher education have become badly dated. They ignore the last quarter century when American higher education was transformed. This volume provides comprehensive information on that era.» – Art Levine, president, Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, and author, When Hope and Fear Collide: A Portrait of Today's College Student «The second edition of The Shaping of American Higher Education is a treasure trove of information and insight. Cohen and Kisker provide us with astute and straightforward analysis and commentary on our past, present, and likely future. This book is invaluable to those seeking to go to the heart of the issues and challenges confronting higher education.» – Judith S. Eaton, president, Council for Higher Education Accreditation «Arthur Cohen and his collaborator have now updated his superb history of American higher education. It remains masterful, authoritative, comprehensive, and incisive, and guarantees that this work will stand as the classic required resource for all who want to understand where higher education came from and where it is going. The new material gives a wise and nuanced perspective on the current crisis-driven transformations of the higher education industry.» – John Lombardi, president, Louisiana State University System «The Shaping of American Higher Education is distinguished by its systematic approach, comprehensive coverage, and extensive treatment of the modern era, including the first years of the twenty-first century. In this second edition, Arthur Cohen and Carrie Kisker are especially adept at bringing historical perspective and a balanced viewpoint to controversial issues of the current era.» – Roger L. Geiger, distinguished professor, The Pennsylvania State University, and author, Knowledge and Money
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