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The Edge of Anarchy: The Railroad Barons, the Gilded Age, and the Greatest Labor Uprising in America
The Edge of Anarchy: The Railroad Barons, the Gilded Age, and the Greatest Labor Uprising in America

"Timely and urgent...The core of The Edge of Anarchy is a thrilling description of the boycott of Pullman cars and equipment by Eugene Debs’s fledgling American Railway Union..." ?The New York Times

"During the summer of 1894, the stubborn and irascible Pullman became a
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War and Religion: Europe and the Mediterranean from the First through the Twenty-first Centuries
War and Religion: Europe and the Mediterranean from the First through the Twenty-first Centuries
The resurgence of violent terrorist organizations claiming to act in the name of God has rekindled dramatic public debate about the connection between violence and religion and its history.
 
Offering a panoramic view of the tangled history of war and religion throughout Europe and the Mediterranean, War and
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No Shadow of a Doubt: The 1919 Eclipse That Confirmed Einstein's Theory of Relativity
No Shadow of a Doubt: The 1919 Eclipse That Confirmed Einstein's Theory of Relativity

On their 100th anniversary, the story of the extraordinary scientific expeditions that ushered in the era of relativity

In 1919, British scientists led extraordinary expeditions to Brazil and Africa to test Albert Einstein’s revolutionary new theory of general relativity in what became the
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An Anthropology of Marxism
An Anthropology of Marxism
An Anthropology of Marxism offers Cedric Robinson's analysis of the history of communalism that has been claimed by Marx and Marxists. Suggesting that the socialist ideal was embedded both in Western and non-Western civilizations and cultures long before the opening of the modern era and did not begin with or depend on the...
Python Requests Essentials
Python Requests Essentials

Learn how to integrate your applications seamlessly with web services using Python Requests

About This Book

  • A fast-paced guide that demonstrates the use of Python Requests with the help of examples
  • Learn web scraping with Beautiful Soup and Python Requests libraries
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Manufacturing Advantage: War, the State, and the Origins of American Industry, 1776–1848 (Studies in Early American Economy and Society from the Library Company of Philadelphia)
Manufacturing Advantage: War, the State, and the Origins of American Industry, 1776–1848 (Studies in Early American Economy and Society from the Library Company of Philadelphia)

How manufacturing textiles and guns transformed the United States from colonial dependent to military power.

In 1783, the Revolutionary War drew to a close, but America was still threatened by enemies at home and abroad. The emerging nation faced tax rebellions, Indian warfare, and hostilities with France and...

Japan's Great Stagnation: Financial and Monetary Policy Lessons for Advanced Economies
Japan's Great Stagnation: Financial and Monetary Policy Lessons for Advanced Economies
After experiencing spectacular economic growth and industrial development for much of the postwar era, Japan plunged abruptly into recession in the early 1990s and since then has suffered a prolonged period of economic stagnation, from which it is only now emerging. Japan's malaise, marked by recession or weak economic activity, commodity and asset...
Artificial Intelligence Basics: A Non-Technical Introduction
Artificial Intelligence Basics: A Non-Technical Introduction

Artificial intelligence touches nearly every part of your day. While you may initially assume that technology such as smart speakers and digital assistants are the extent of it, AI has in fact rapidly become a general-purpose technology, reverberating across industries including transportation, healthcare, financial services, and...

Handbook of Open Source Tools
Handbook of Open Source Tools

The constant and speedy progress made by humankind in the industrial revolution, and more recently in the information technology era can be directly attributed to sharing of knowledge between various disciplines, reuse of the knowledge as science and technology advanced, and inclusion of this knowledge in the curriculum. The phrases...

Fifty Early Medieval Things: Materials of Culture in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages
Fifty Early Medieval Things: Materials of Culture in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages

Fifty Early Medieval Things introduces readers to the material culture of late antique and early medieval Europe, north Africa, and western Asia. Ranging from Iran to Ireland and from Sweden to Tunisia, Deborah Deliyannis, Hendrik Dey, and Paolo Squatriti present fifty objects?artifacts, structures, and archaeological...

VMware View 5 Desktop Virtualization Solutions
VMware View 5 Desktop Virtualization Solutions
On August 12, 1981, IBM released the IBM Personal Computer. It was a transformative event; the one that in time would far exceed even the most optimistic projections of its future potential. It changed forever how the computer would be viewed, making it truly "Personal".

Much has changed since that day; many of
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Computer Science: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
Computer Science: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

Over the past sixty years, the spectacular growth of the technologies associated with the computer is visible for all to see and experience. Yet, the science underpinning this technology is less visible and little understood outside the professional computer science community. As a scientific discipline, computer science stands alongside the...

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