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Democracy

by Diane Bailey

Today, the basic ideas underpinning democracy--that government exists for the benefit of the people, and that it must have their consent to be legitimate--may seem obvious. Even dictators pay lip service to these ideas. But the logic of democracy hasn't always been widely accepted. In fact, throughout most of recorded history, nearly all rulers claimed absolute authority. This book traces the long evolution of government "by the people," from its roots in the ancient world to the present day.

Dictatorship

by Diane Bailey

Dictatorship is a form of government in which an individual or a small group wields power without legal or constitutional constraints. Dictators come in many varieties. Some are military officers who overthrow an elected government. Others are democratically elected politicians who, once in office, decide to discard democracy. Some dictators use power to transform society. Others expressly try to prevent social or political change. Still others don't appear to be motivated by any ideology, whether liberal or conservative. Instead, they use power simply to enrich themselves or bolster their egos. This book examines the diverse forms of dictatorship. It is filled with interesting and instructive case histories.

The Future Of Space Exploration

by Diane Bailey

This is a picture book about where astronauts have been and where they might go in the future.

Milady's Standard: Cosmetology

by Arlene Alpert Carey Nash Colleen Hennessey Jane Crawford John Halal Letha Barnes Lisha Barnes Margrit Altenburg Mary Beth Janssen Mary Brunetti Ruth Roche Sue Sansom Teresa Sammarco Toni Love Vivienne Mackinder Diane Bailey Debbie Beatty Aly Evirs Catherine M. Frangie Sue Schultes

Milady's Standard Textbook of Cosmetology has led the way in cosmetology education by changing to meet the evolving needs of students and the market. The new Standard is organized into six parts containing 26 chapters, each written by an industry expert in the field, creating an immediate connection to the professional world. This book covers all essential information in a contemporary, easy-to-use manner.

The Story of Interscope Records

by Diane Bailey

Hip-hop started on the streets of New York with African American youths in the 1970s. But with its strong beats and raw lyrics, it quickly spread across the country. It became the music of a generation of young Americans. But hip-hop is more than just music. It's a lifestyle. It's also big business. When Interscope Records was formed in 1990, the company's founders saw an opportunity. Young people loved the energy of hip-hop. Interscope gave rappers like Eminem and 50 Cent their start--and it paid off. Today, Interscope is a multimillion-dollar company that handles all kinds of music. There were setbacks on the way to success. But whether it was Lady Gaga or the Black Eyed Peas, Interscope always managed to find a star!

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