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The Politics of Social Security in Brazil

The Politics of Social Security in Brazil

This study follows the progressive evolution of social insurance policy from 1889 to 1979, through four alternating periods of democratic and authoritarian governments.

Paul I

Paul I

A Reassessment of His Life and Reign
Edited By Hugh Ragsdale

The first book-length English language study since 1913 concerning the life of Paul I. It views his background and complex political relations.

The Great Succession

The Great Succession

Henry James and the Legacy of Hawthorne

The first book devoted to the literary relationship between Henry James and his American predecessor, Nathaniel Hawthorne.

Unpopular Essays on Technological Progress

Unpopular Essays on Technological Progress

Rescher examines a number of controversial issues from a philosophical viewpoint, in an attempt to clarify some of the complexities of modern society, technology, and economics.

Satan Says

Satan Says

First published in 1980, the classic poetry of Sharon Olds’ Satan Says was introduced into college courses twenty years ago, and still maintains a wide usage today. Few first books have the power or vigor of design of Satan Says. Marilyn Hacker described it as “a daring and elegant first book. This is a poetry which affirms and redeems the art.”

Sure Signs

Sure Signs

New and Selected Poems

The publication of Ted Kooser’s Sure Signs: New and Selected Poems is a literary event of major importance. Long admired and praised by other poets, Kooser is also accessible to the reader not familiar with contemporary poetry.

Clifford W. Beers

Clifford W. Beers

Advocate for the Insane

A compelling biography of Clifford W. Beers, whose lifelong battle against his own mental illness inspired him to become a champion for mental health. Beers went on to found the National Committee for Mental Hygiene (now the National Association for Mental Health), among other organizations.

Timothy Pickering and the American Republic

Timothy Pickering and the American Republic

Pickering was an important figure in the early American republic. For more than fifty years, he was entrenched in the political, military and diplomatic affairs of the young nation. He held important administrative posts during the Revolution, two cabinet posts, and served as a congressman, senator, and as a spokesman for the extremist element of New England’s Federalists. This is the first comprehensive biography of Pickering, and a critical assessment of his politics.

National Communism in the Soviet Union, 1918-28

National Communism in the Soviet Union, 1918-28

A unique perspective on the question of how Marxism and the early Soviet Union dealt with issues of nationalism, viewed through The Jewish Communist Workers’ Party, the Poale Zion.

The Keelboat Age on Western Waters

The Keelboat Age on Western Waters

This book tells the story of river boating in the west before the invention of the steamboat. Recreates life on the keelboats and flatboats that ran the Ohio, Mississippi, and other rivers from revolutionary days until about 1820.

The Overthrow of Allende and the Politics of Chile, 1964-1976

The Overthrow of Allende and the Politics of Chile, 1964-1976

An exhaustive, balanced analysis of the overthrow of Salvador Allende, and why it occurred. Paul e. Sigmund examines the Allende government, the Frei government that preceeded it, the coup that ended it, and the Pinochet government that succeeded it. He also views the roles of various Chilean political and interest groups, the CIA, and U.S. corporations.

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Nathaniel Hawthorne

The English Experience, 1853-1864

A study of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s writing and life during his time as United States consul in Liverpool, England (1853-1864), his final years.

Boss Rule in the Gilded Age

Boss Rule in the Gilded Age

Matt Quay of Pennsylvania

Biographer James A. Kehl, who was given first access to Matt Quay’s personal papers, presents an inside look at the controversial former Pennsylvania senator, who also ruled as the Republican Party boss for over fifty years in the state.

Trying to Surprise God

Trying to Surprise God

Trying to Surprise God is Peter Meinke’s second book of poetry, and is characterized by an unusual and masterful range of effects, and by Meinke’s unique wit and compassion.

Atlas of World Cultures

Atlas of World Cultures

This reference offers a simple method for choosing a valid sample of the world’s known societies for cross-cultural research.

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