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International Political Economy
International Political Economy
Local developments reflect global forces, and global forces are in turn shaped by these local developments. Consider the Trump administration that entered office in January 2017. It seems clear that Trump’s somewhat surprising victory was due in part to support from workers in key Rust Belt states who had seen their jobs...
Grinnell: America's Environmental Pioneer and His Restless Drive to Save the West
Grinnell: America's Environmental Pioneer and His Restless Drive to Save the West

Winner • National Outdoor Book Award (History/Biography)
Longlisted • PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography

Before Rachel Carson, there was George Bird Grinnell?the man whose prophetic vision did nothing less than launch American conservation.

George
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Human Geographies Within the Pale of Settlement: Order and Disorder During the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
Human Geographies Within the Pale of Settlement: Order and Disorder During the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
This study suggests how traditional language-rich narrative histories of the Pale of Settlement can benefit from drawing on the large vocabularies, questions, theories and analytical methods of human geography, economics and the social sciences for an understanding of how Jewish communities responded to multiple disruptions during the nineteenth...
The Brazil Reader: History, Culture, Politics (The Latin America Readers)
The Brazil Reader: History, Culture, Politics (The Latin America Readers)
From the first encounters between the Portuguese and indigenous peoples in 1500 to the current political turmoil, the history of Brazil is much more complex and dynamic than the usual representations of it as the home of Carnival, soccer, the Amazon, and samba would suggest. This extensively revised and expanded second edition of...
Surprise, Kill, Vanish: The Secret History of CIA Paramilitary Armies, Operators, and Assassins
Surprise, Kill, Vanish: The Secret History of CIA Paramilitary Armies, Operators, and Assassins
From Pulitzer Prize finalist Annie Jacobsen, the untold USA Today bestselling story of the CIA's secret paramilitary units.


Surprise . . . your target. Kill . . . your enemy. Vanish . . . without a trace.


When
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The Lady Is a Spy: Virginia Hall, World War II Hero of the French Resistance (Scholastic Focus)
The Lady Is a Spy: Virginia Hall, World War II Hero of the French Resistance (Scholastic Focus)
The Lady Is a Spy is the audacious and riveting true story of Virginia Hall, America's greatest spy and unsung hero, brought to vivid life by acclaimed author Don Mitchell.

When Hitler invaded Poland, Virginia Hall was traveling in Europe. Which was dangerous enough, but as fighting erupted,
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Einstein, Physics and Reality
Einstein, Physics and Reality

Albert Einstein was one of the principal founders of the quantum and relativity theories. Until 1925, when the Bose-Einstein statistics was discovered, he made great contributions to the foundations of quantum theory. However, after the discovery of quantum mechanics by Heisenberg and wave mechanics by Schrodinger, with the consequent...

Biometrics For Dummies (Computer/Tech)
Biometrics For Dummies (Computer/Tech)
Biometric technology is a HOT topic. The most recent (ISC)2 Global Workforce Survey of over 7,500 security professionals from around the world have cited biometrics as the number one security project for organizations in North America, and the number two security project in the world overall.

Most companies aren’t using any form of
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Model-Based Signal Processing (Adaptive and Learning Systems for Signal Processing, Communications and Control Series)
Model-Based Signal Processing (Adaptive and Learning Systems for Signal Processing, Communications and Control Series)
A unique treatment of signal processing using a model-based perspective

Signal processing is primarily aimed at extracting useful information, while rejecting the extraneous from noisy data. If signal levels are high, then basic techniques can be applied. However, low signal levels require using the underlying physics to correct the problem...

The Universalist Movement in America, 1770-1880
The Universalist Movement in America, 1770-1880
"...an erudite and coherent analysis of Universalism as a powerful religious idea in the wider culture of American Protestantism."
-TLS

"Provides welcome guidance through the complexities of this neglected movement....this well-researched and well-argued book deserves a wide reading among early Americanists and
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Men in Place: Trans Masculinity, Race, and Sexuality in America
Men in Place: Trans Masculinity, Race, and Sexuality in America

Daring new theories of masculinity, built from a large and geographically diverse interview study of transgender men
 

American masculinity is being critiqued, questioned, and reinterpreted for a new era. In Men in Place Miriam J. Abelson makes an original contribution to this...

Free All Along: The Robert Penn Warren Civil Rights Interviews
Free All Along: The Robert Penn Warren Civil Rights Interviews

Featured in the New Yorker’s “Page-Turner”

One of Mashable's “17 books every activist should read in 2019”

“This is an expression not of people who are suddenly freed of something, but people who have been free all along.”
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