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Crossroads

Crossroads

Descriptions of Western Pennsylvania 1720–1829

Crossroads is a collection of thirty-seven colorful and perceptive writings left by early travelers and settlers who ventured west of the Allegheny Mountains. Traders, surveyors, soldiers, preachers, and immigrants, some of them well known and some obscure, tell of the loneliness, terror, and beauty of the frontier.

Planning and the Urban Community

Planning and the Urban Community

This book presents a broad overview of the planning profession, and discusses the major problems encountered in urbanism and planning. The essays view topics that include education, the urban community, the place of planning in governmental hierarchy, and its relationship to urban political dynamics.

Techniques for Observing Normal Child Behavior

Techniques for Observing Normal Child Behavior

A handbook of standard techniques for observing children’s behavior in nursery school settings — it is also applicable to children in club groups, elementary school classrooms, and hospitals.

Henry Miller: Expatriate

Henry Miller: Expatriate

Baxter examines Miller’s relationship with his native land and with Europe through his writings and in the comments of his critics and friends, navigating through the inconsistencies and the evolution of his opinions as his experiences changed. Her insights offer a complex, nuanced evaluation of Miller as writer and as expatriate.

Presidential Delegation of Authority in Wartime

Presidential Delegation of Authority in Wartime

Administration in time of war has come to revolve around the President, and much of the administrative authority of the President is then delegated to extralegal agents. Grundstein’s analysis of the experiences of World War I show that such delegation is inevitable.

The Constitution of the United States, 1787–1962

The Constitution of the United States, 1787–1962

Edited By Putnam F. Jones

The essays in this collection commemorate the 175th anniversary of the establishment of the United States Constitution, offering perspectives on its history and its meaning to modern society.

The Department of War, 1781–1795

The Department of War, 1781–1795

A comprehensive study of the formative years of the Department of War, and the struggle to win public acceptance for maintaining a standing national army.

Al-Farabi

Al-Farabi

An Annotated Bibliography

Nicholas Rescher assembles this annotated bibliography of al-Farabi, the first Arabic philosopher credited with developing a non-Aristotelian logic. The book includes a listing of printed materials relating to al-Farabi, and summaries providing further detail on these works.

Frontiers of Science and Philosophy

Frontiers of Science and Philosophy

Six essays by noted philosophers of science include the following topics: explanation in science and in history; philosophy and the scientific image of man; psychoanalysis and parapsychology; the conceptual basis of the biological sciences; the nature of time; and problems of microphysics.

The Progressives and the Slums

The Progressives and the Slums

Tenement House Reform in New York City, 1890-1917

A detailed study of housing reform at the turn of the twentieth century, focusing on the tenements of New York City and the work of Lawrence Veiller, the dominant figure in Progressive Era housing reform.

James Gould Cozzens

James Gould Cozzens

Novelist of Intellect

Mooney closely examines each of Cozzens’ novels, isolating and defining his main themes and addressing the critical acclaim and condemnation of his works.

Al-Farabi’s Short Commentary on Aristotle’s Prior Analytics

Al-Farabi’s Short Commentary on Aristotle’s Prior Analytics

Nicholas Rescher presents the first translation of medieval Arabic philosopher al-Farabi’s “Short Commentary on Prior Analytics” in English, and supplements this with an informative introduction and numerous explanatory footnotes.

The Composition of Tender is the Night

The Composition of Tender is the Night

Bruccoli reconstructs seventeen drafts and three versions of the novel to answer questions about F. Scott Fitzgerald’s major work that have long puzzled critics of modern literature.

Knowledge and Experience

Knowledge and Experience

Edited By C. D. Rollins

The fifteen papers in this volume deal with the two overlapping topics of knowledge and experience from the perspective of analytic philosophical inquiry. The topics addressed are prominent in the work of such modern philosophers as Ludwig Wittgenstein, Bertrand Russell, C. I. Lewis, Gilbert Ryle, A. J. Ayer, and John L. Austin.

The First Biography of Joan of Arc

The First Biography of Joan of Arc

Translated and Annotated by Daniel Rankin and Claire Quintal

A translation of the original French manuscript biography of Joan of Arc, adding as well the first English translation of a brief chronicle of great moments in Joan’s career. This edition includes not only the fully translated manuscript of the biography and chronicle of Joan of Arc, but also expert commentary and explanation by Rankin and Quintal, who have retained the literary tone of the sixteenth-century text.

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