Books

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Pitt

Pitt

The Story of the University of Pittsburgh, 1787–1987

The history of a major American university from its birth on the western frontier in the eighteenth century through its two-hundredth anniversary in 1987. Told primarily through the stories of its energetic and sometimes eccentric chancellors, it’s a colorful and highly readable chronicle of the University of Pittsburgh.

The Imaginary Lover

The Imaginary Lover

With The Imaginary Lover, Alicia Ostriker takes her place among the most striking and original poets whose work is informed by feminist consciousness. Her characterization of the best poetry by women, in the New York Times Book Review, aptly describes this book: “intimate rather than remote, passionate rather than distant, defying divisions between emotion and intellect, private and public, life and art, writer and reader.” To read her poems is to “discover not only more of what it means to be a woman but more of what it means to be human.”

Cold Comfort

Cold Comfort

Cold Comfort is a book of poems written out of deep affection and concern for the world in a dangerous time. An urbane stylist, Anderson characteristically focuses on rural and small-town America, where the events of personal history intersect those of the larger world.

The Essential Etheridge Knight

The Essential Etheridge Knight

The Essential Etheridge Knight is a selection of the best work by one of the country’s most prominent and liveliest poets. It brings together poems from Knight’s previously published books and a section of new poems.

The Life, Music, and Times of Carlos Gardel

The Life, Music, and Times of Carlos Gardel

The first English-langiuage biography of the great Argentinian tango singer Carlos Gardel (1890-1935), that traces his rise from modest beginnings to become the first genuine “superstar” of twentieth-century Latin America.

Weimar Prussia, 1918–1925

Weimar Prussia, 1918–1925

The Unlikely Rock of Democracy

Orlow demonstrates that the success of parliamentary democracy in Prussia during the Weimar Republic found its roots in the strength of national unity developed during the nineteenth century, and the work of Catholics, Social Democrats, and Liberals during the time of Republic.

The Mexican Republic

The Mexican Republic

The First Decade, 1823-1832

A colorful acccount of the first decade of Mexican independence from Spain., it views the failed attempt to establish a strong republic, the subsequent civil war that plagued the young nation, and the emergence of two polarized political parties.

Time’s Covenant

Time’s Covenant

The Essays and Sermons of William Clancy

Time’s Covenant offers a collection of the sermons and essays of William Clancy, one of the most vehement opponents of McCarthyism, who was also an ardent civil libertarian and literate commentator on the changing times of the 1950s and 1960s.

The Film Industry in Brazil

The Film Industry in Brazil

Culture and the State

Looking back through the prism of the severe economic crisis for filmmaking in the 1980s, this book trace the development of this industry in Brazil, focusing specifically on its relationship to the state.

Night Watch on the Chesapeake

Night Watch on the Chesapeake

Night Watch on the Chesapeake is Peter Meinke’s third collection of poetry. The poems traverse a wide landscape of topics from playing baseball, the death of a friend, divorce, and even poetry itself.

Dance Improvisations

Dance Improvisations

Dance Improvisations is a book for teachers of dance and acting, choreographers, directors, and dance therapists. Methodical, yet inventive, this book offers highly structured techniques for developing dancers’ ability to work together.

Guide to the Mammals of Pennsylvania

Guide to the Mammals of Pennsylvania

This extensive, portable guidebook contains behavior and ecological characteristics, Pennsylvania and North American range maps, and photographs of the sixty-three different species of wild mammals that populate Pennsylvania’s hills and valleys.

Policy Analysis by Design

Policy Analysis by Design

Policy Analysis by Design examines the approaches to public policy taken by those who try to teach it, write about it, and influence it through major analysis. Bobrow and Dryzek systematically compare the five major contending analytical frames of reference: welfare economics, public choice, social structure, information processing, and political philosophy. The workings of each frame are illustrated by means of a common, if imaginary, policy case – air pollution in the hypothetical Smoke Valley.

Congress and Economic Policy Making

Congress and Economic Policy Making

This book examines congressional decision making on economic policy during the Reagan administration.

Mexico Through Russian Eyes, 1806-1940

Mexico Through Russian Eyes, 1806-1940

In this unique book, William Richardson analyzes the descriptions given of Mexico by an assortment of Russian visitors, from the early nineteenth through the twentieth century. He finds that Russians had a particular empathy for the Mexicans, sharing a perceived similarity in their histories: conquest by a foreign power; a long period of centralized, authoritarian rule; an attempt at liberal reform followed by revolution.

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