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The Soviet World of American Communism

by Harvey E. Klehr John Earl Haynes Kyrill M. Anderson

Based on documents newly available from Russian archives, this book conclusively demonstrates the continuous and intimate ties between the Communist Party of the United States of America (CPUSA) and Moscow. The authors explains and annotate 95 documents, reproduced here in their entirety or in large part, and quote from others to reveal the actual workings of the American Communist Party.

Off Center: The Republican Revolution and the Erosion of American Democracy

by Jacob S. Hacker Paul Pierson

The book tells the story of a deliberate process restricted and distorted by party chieftains, of unresponsive power brokers subverting the popular will, and of legislation written by and for powerful interests.

Boyhoods: Rethinking Masculinities

by Ken Corbett

Ken Corbett argues for a new psychology of masculinity, one that is not strictly dependent on normative expectation. He grounds his theory in clinical practice and a dynamic reading of feminist and queer theory.

Sakai OAE Deployment and Management

by Max Whitney

The Sakai Open Academic Environment (OAE) provides a unique collaboration system for university campuses: a social network that helps students discuss class materials, pursue research, communicate with faculty, and discover the risks and benefits of sharing personal information--all in a private, rather than public, forum. This example-driven guide will get you up to speed on various methods used to deploy, customize, and manage OAE, whether you're an IT specialist in an educational institution, or an academic or instructional technologist. Learn how to work with OAE's source code to modify key areas such as profiles, courses, permissions, and content. You'll soon adapt this network to support the culture and needs of your campus. Create research projects and online companions for lecture courses Learn about the range of OAE's public and privacy settings Customize OAE's look and feel, including the welcome screen, drop-down menus, and sign-up pages Connect to a local LDAP to work with accounts and authentication Install widgets to extend and customize OAE's core functionality Integrate OAE with a web server and backend database Get a checklist for deploying your custom OAE to production

Blackhearts: Ecology in Outback Australia

by Richard Symanski

This fascinating book is a firsthand account of the adventures of an ornithological field team studying long-tailed finches in outback Australia. In 1991, Nancy Burley, a noted behavioral ecologist, and her husband, Richard Symanski, went to Australia with their one-year-old son and four American students hired as field assistants and babysitter. The social relationships and problems that developed among these individuals in confined and exotic settings and the scientific discoveries that did -- and did not -- take place form the heart of the book. Symanski begins by telling how he and his wife set up this elaborate field expedition -- including the hiring of what seemed to be qualified, compatible, and knowledgeable field assistants. He then describes the harsh realities of their circumstances in Australia: primitive living conditions on an outback cattle station; field sites and subjects for study that were not as expected; and students who were not prepared for the rigors of field life and who became unenthusiastic about the work for which they had been hired. And he tells how he and his wife strove to overcome all the different challenges with which they were confronted. The book provides insight into the demands of professor-student-based fieldwork, particularly when generational conflicts, differing expectations, and culture shock complicate the "business" of doing science.

Whose Freud? The Place of Psychoanalysis in Contemporary Culture

by Alex Woloch Peter Brooks

Features contributors, Judith Butler, Frederick Crews, Leo Bersani, Juliet Mitchell, Robert Jay Lifton, Richard Wollheim and other theorists from such fields as literature, philosophy, film, history, cultural studies, neuroscience, psychotherapy. Under discussion in all these articles is whether Freud is still relevant, specifically whether psychoanalysis is still a valid theory of mind, if its therapeutic applications have been rendered obsolete by drugs, how psychoanalysis still figures in debates about sexual identity despite its rejection by many feminists, and how Freud's work still contributes to cultural analysis. The editor's conclusion is that Freud is not only still relevant but the "presiding genius of our culture and the author of its symptomatic illnesses. " Papers were delivered in a 1998 symposium at Yale, the locale from which Freud launched his original invasion of the US psyche nearly a century before.

On Liberal Revolution

by Piero Gobetti Nadia Urbinati William Mccuaig

In this book Gobetti explains his idea of "liberal revolution": the constitution of local groups committed to democratic agitation. Gobetti studied Russian and translated several works by the author/playwright Andreiev, and he wrote essays on the Russian Revolution and theater criticism for Gramsci's journal, Ordine Nuovo. He gained his degree in jurisprudence in 1922. With the advent of Mussolini came Gobetti's penned defiance, earning the writer beatings and jailings that compelled him into French exile. He died from illness only days after arriving in Paris. This collection of 35 essays is divided in four: Men, women, and ideas (Gobetti discusses such figures as Trotsky, Woodrow Wilson, Henry Ford, Gramsci and Rosa Luxemburg); Our liberalism; Socialism and communism; and Fascism and the missed liberal revolution. Readers are likely to be impressed with the young Gobetti's knowledge of history, a necessary tool to forge what he calls a "consciousness of the state." Includes an extensive introduction.

A Bishop's Tale: Mathias Hovius Among His Flock in Seventeenth-century Flanders

by Craig Harline Eddy Put

Drawn from the rare journal of the Archbishop of Mechelen from 1596 to 1620, this biography sheds light on the colorful life of Mathias Hovius, as well as the key events and characters of the Catholic Reformation period. The authors relate the stories of monks, nuns, priests, pilgrims, peasant women, saints, and others. 24 illustrations.

Rescued from the Reich: How One of Hitler's Soldiers Saved the Lubavitcher Rebbe

by Bryan Rigg

When Hitler invaded Warsaw in the fall of 1939, hundreds of thousands of civilians--many of them Jewish--were trapped in the besieged city. The Rebbe Joseph Schneersohn, the leader of the ultra-orthodox Lubavitcher Jews, was among them. Followers throughout the world were filled with anguish, unable to confirm whether he was alive or dead. Working with officials in the United States government, a group of American Jews initiated what would ultimately become one of the strangest--and most miraculous--rescues of World War II. The escape of Rebbe Schneersohn from Warsaw has been the subject of speculation for decades. Historian Bryan Mark Rigg has now uncovered the true story of the rescue, which was propelled by a secret collaboration between American officials and leaders of German military intelligence. Amid the fog of war, a small group of dedicated German soldiers located the Rebbe and protected him from suspicious Nazis as they fled the city together. During the course of the mission, the Rebbe learned the shocking truth about the leader of the rescue operation, the decorated Wehrmacht soldier Ernst Bloch: he was himself half-Jewish, and a victim of the rising tide of German antisemitism. A harrowing story about identity and moral responsibility, Rescued from the Reich is also a riveting narrative history of one of the most extraordinary rescue missions of World War II.

Listening to Classic American Popular Songs

by Allen Forte Richard Lalli Gary Chapman

In the twenties, thirties, & forties, now-legendary American songwriters & lyricists, including George Gershwin, Richard Rodgers, Cole Porter, & many others, created a repertoire of popular songs, songs that have captured the hearts of generations of music lovers. In this book Allen Forte shares his love of American popular song. Readers can follow the music while listening to the accompanying compact disc, which was especially recorded for this volume by baritone Richard Lalli & pianist-arranger Gary Chapman, with Allen Forte, pianist-arranger for "Embraceable You" & "Come Rain or Come Shine. " Includes 52 musical examples.

Kapitalizm: Russia's Struggle to Free Its Economy

by Rose Brady

Rose Brady, former Moscow bureau chief for Business Week magazine, here provides a compelling firsthand account of Russia's transition from a socialist state to a market economy. Taking us into the factories, stores, banks, markets, homes, schools, and corridors of power in Russia, she explains how the country's own brand of capitalism has evolved.

Red Lines, Black Spaces: The Politics of Race and Space in a Black Middle-class Suburb

by Bruce D. Haynes

Red Lines, Black Spaces is a case study of Nepperhan-Runyon Heights, one of the first middle-class black suburbs in the New York metropolitan region. Runyon Heights is nestled in the northeast section of Yonkers, New York, on the banks of the Hudson River, in the southwest corner of Westchester County, just north of New York City.

From Ellis Island to JFK: New York's Two Great Waves of Immigration

by Nancy Foner

Two great waves of immigration -- one at the start of the twentieth century and another in its final decades -- transformed the history and personality of New York City. This book, the first in-depth comparison of New York's two most recent immigration eras, reassesses the myths that surround both sets of immigrants.

Marie d'Agoult: The Rebel Countess

by Richard Bolster

"Talented and resolutely independent, Marie d'Agoult (1805-76) was one of the most remarkable women of her time. Abandoning her privileged position in society, she eloped with her great love, the pianist and composer Franz Liszt, and later won fame as a writer under the pen name Daniel Stern. She published fiction, articles on literature, music, art and politics, and a history of the revolution of 1848, and she was an eloquent advocate for democracy, the eradication of poverty, and the emancipation of women. "Drawing on her memoirs, letters, and other unpublished writings, Richard Bolster's biography sets Marie d'Agoult's eventful life against a backdrop of dramatic political change in France."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

The Future Of Spatial Data And Society: Summary Of A Workshop

by Mapping Science Committee

A report on The Future Of Spatial Data And Society

Future Biotechnology Research on the International Space Station

by National Research Council

A report on Future Biotechnology Research on the International Space Station


by Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences Research Medicine

Information on the movement from source water to drinking water


by Institute of Medicine

Information on the Mortality of Military Participants in US Nuclear Weapons Tests

Exploring the Trans-Neptunian Solar System

by Committee on Planetary Lunar Exploration

A report on Exploring the Trans-Neptunian Solar System

Exploring Horizons for Domestic Animal Genomics: Workshop Summary

by Board On Agriculture Natural Resources

A report on Exploring Horizons for Domestic Animal Genomics

Exploration of the Outer Heliosphere and the Local Interstellar Medium: A WORKSHOP REPORT

by Committee on Solar Space Physics

A report on the Exploration of the Outer Heliosphere and the Local Interstellar Medium

The Exploration of Near-Earth Objects

by Committee on Planetary Lunar Exploration

A report on The Exploration of Near-Earth Objects

Experiments in International Benchmarking of US Research Fields

by National Academy of Science National Academy of Engineering Institute of Medicine

Information on the Experiments in International Benchmarking of US Research Fields

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