Books

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Heir to Empire

Heir to Empire

United States Economic Diplomacy, 1916-1923

Parrini examines the evolution of United States economic diplomacy during a critical period in world history—after World War I.

The Invention of New Jersey

The Invention of New Jersey

“I like his poetry because it takes me into another world, one where wit conquers the pain of inadequacy and the sur-beautiful covers up the dingy hopelessness of reality. The test of a poet, for me, is whether or not he can take you into his own world, his own creation, and fascinate you enough to stay there a while and savor the poems. i think Jack Anderson’s poetry is a true record of an imagination.”—Diane Wakoski

A Dictionary of Russian Idioms and Colloquialisms

A Dictionary of Russian Idioms and Colloquialisms

2,200 Expressions with Examples

The dictionary covers phraseological fusions, units, and combinations; single words used figuratively; and colloquialisms. Each idiom or colloquialism, translated into English, is accompanied by a sentence in Russian showing its correct use.

Council Fires On the Upper Ohio

Council Fires On the Upper Ohio

Council Fires on the Upper Ohio is a unique account of the Indian-white relations during the second half of the eighteenth century. Told from the point of view of the Indians, it details how the Indians maintained a precarious hold of Western Pennsylvania by playing one white faction off against another.

Society and Education in Brazil

Society and Education in Brazil

A study of the transformation in education in mid-twentieth century Brazil, and the social and economic forces that shaped it. The book also looks at how, in turn, education is shaping the rapid transformation of Brazilian society.

Richard Wright

Richard Wright

An Introduction to the Man and His Works

The first book-length study of Richard Wright (1908-1960) gives a critical, historical, and biographical perspective on the gifted African American writer.

Essays in Comparative Social Stratification

Essays in Comparative Social Stratification

The essays in this volume represent trends in social stratification studies undertaken in major culture areas of the world. The empirical data of the chapters are set with special reference to the dynamics of processes within these diverse traditions and heritages as sources of comparison with one another and with the experiences of western societies.

A Hugh Henry Brackenridge Reader, 1770-1815

A Hugh Henry Brackenridge Reader, 1770-1815

Edited By Daniel Marder

A collection of the work of Hugh Henry Brackenridge (1748-1816)—one of the most vigorous and prolific writers of his time, and extoller of democracy.

The Structure of Russian in Outline

The Structure of Russian in Outline

A brief, structurally-oriented reference grammar of Russian for use by advanced students, Slavicists, and linguists, this book can also be used as a text for courses on the linguistic structure of Russian or advanced Russian grammar.

Uprooted Children

Uprooted Children

The Early Life of Migrant Farm Workers

A study that describes how black, white, and Mexican-American children of migrant families grow up in rural America under conditions of extreme hardship and how they come to terms with the world and themselves.

When Thy King Is A Boy

When Thy King Is A Boy

C.D. Wright has described Roberson’s work as “lyric poetry of meticulous design and lasting emotional significance,” comparing its musical qualities to the work of saxophonist Steve Lacy, jazz pianist Thelonious Monk, and composer Johann Sebastian Bach.

Barrios in Arms

Barrios in Arms

Revolution in Santo Domingo

When the revolution broke out in Santo Domingo in April 1965, Jose A. Moreno was living in the rebel zone of the city, where he helped with the organization of medical clinics and food distribution centers. His activities brought him into daily contact with top leaders of the rebel forces, members of political organizations, commando groups of young men from the barrios and ordinary citizens in the neighborhood. His eyewitness account is augmented by his professional analysis of the rebels-their backgrounds, personalities, ideologies, and expectations. He also focuses on the social processes that brought cohesiveness to the divergent rebel groups as they faced a common enemy.

Dylan Thomas’ Early Prose

Dylan Thomas’ Early Prose

A Study in Creative Mythology

This first full-scale treatment of the early prose of Dylan Thomas demonstrates the unity of his total work. Pratt argues that the inward journey of the poetic imagination which is implicit in poetry is often explicit in prose. Her study of Thomas’ early prose alongside his early poetry helps to elucidate all of his writing.

The New Deal and the Last Hurrah

The New Deal and the Last Hurrah

Pittsburgh Machine Politics

Stave disputes the theory that political bossism declined from the 1930s to the 1950s. Using Pittsburgh as an example, he chronicles the shift of political power from a once-invincible Republican machine to the Democratic Party led by David L. Lawrence.

Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh

The Story of a City, 1780-1865

The standard history of Pittsburgh tells the city’s story from its violent days as an eighteenth-century outpost of empire to the onset of its great age of industrial expansion.

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