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Antoine Frédéric Ozanam
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|June 30, 2017

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Raymond Sickinger’s biography of Antoine Frédéric Ozanam is more than a chronological account of Ozanam’s relatively brief but extraordinary life. It is also a comprehensive study of a man who touched many lives as a teacher, writer, and principal founder of the…
The Foreign Policy of Russia: Changing Systems, Enduring Interests, 2014

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Now fully updated, this widely respected text traces the lineage and development of Russian foreign policy with the insight that comes from historical perspective. The fifth edition incorporates new and fully updated coverage of issues including relations with…
Albert Schweitzer in Thought and Action: A Life in Parts
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|December 9, 2016

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In the 1940s and 1950s, Albert Schweitzer was one of the best-known figures on the world stage. Courted by monarchs, world statesmen, and distinguished figures from the literary, musical, and scientific fields, Schweitzer was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in…
A Prince in a Republic: The Life of Sultan Hamengku Buwono IX of Yogyakarta

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Hamengku Buwono IX, the late Sultan of Yogyakarta Special Province, is revered by Indonesians as one of the great founders of the modern Indonesian state. He leaves a positive but in some ways ambiguous legacy in political terms. His most conspicuous achievement…
Autopornography: A Memoir of Life in the Lust Lane
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|April 15, 2013

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In this provocative book, retired porn star Scott O’Hara (known as “Spunk” by many of his fans from an early punk photospread) gives a backstage look at the world of pornography, revealing why he loved it, what he got out of it, and why he left it. In an…
The Singapore Lion: A Biography of S. Rajaratnam

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“Irene Ng has written a book that gives a comprehensive portrayal of Mr Rajaratnam - one of Singapore’s outstanding leaders who played a crucial part in the momentous and crisis-ridden transition to iindependence. This is a book about the man and his wisdom. One…
Ideologies and Forms of Leisure and Recreation in Victorian Manchester

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This book analyses certain ideologies which governed the middle class’ hegemonic approach to leisure in Victorian Manchester. The study presents different forms of leisure, recreation and entertainment in the city. The author also examines the reasons for the…
Bertrand Russell's Life and Legacy
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|September 15, 2017

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Almost five decades after his death, there is still ample reason to pay attention to the life and legacy of Bertrand Russell. This is true not only because of his role as one of the founders of analytic philosophy, but also because of his important place in…
Full Circle
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|September 8, 2017

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This is a personal history of the twentieth century as seen through the eyes of Edith Kurzweil, author, teacher, editor of Partisan Review, and a recent recipient of the National Medal of Humanities. The book opens with Kurzweil early adolescence in Vienna during…
Lionel Trilling and Irving Howe
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This pioneering effort links history and personality, by pairing intellectual friends and foes, most notably Lionel Trilling and Irving Howe, but also Thomas Carlyle and John Stuart Mill, T.E. Lawrence and Bertrand Russell, and lesser known figures. The periods…
De l'Ancien Régime à quelques jours tranquilles de la Grande Guerre: Une histoire sociale de la…

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Soldat de l’armée d’Orient, le caporal télégraphiste Henri Chabos entretiendra durant la guerre de 14–18 une correspondance quasi quotidienne avec son amie institutrice. L’absence de saillance sociale du scripteur – commis des Postes saisi par la guerre – rend…
Nostalgie / Nostalgia: Imaginierte Zeit-Raeume in globalen Medienkulturen / Imagined Time-Spaces in…

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Nostalgie boomt – als kulturelles Phänomen wie als Forschungsgegenstand. Was aber ist und wie wirkt Nostalgie? Dieses Buch zeigt auf, wie Nostalgie die Zeit anzuhalten sucht und unsere Wahrnehmung steuert. Eng verknüpft mit dem Aufkommen neuer Medientechnologien…