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The Agrarian Sociology Of Ancient Civilizations
The Agrarian Sociology Of Ancient Civilizations
Written by Max Weber
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ISBN: 9781781681091
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The Agrarian Sociology Of Ancient Civilizations

Written by Max Weber


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
On Sale: August 6, 2013
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Max Weber, widely recognized as the greatest of the founders of classical sociology, is often associated with the development of capitalism in Western Europe and the analysis of modernity. But he also had a profound scholarly interest in ancient societies and the Near East, and turned the youthful discipline of sociology to the study...

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Cool Comfort
America's Romance with Air-Conditioning
Written by Marsha Ackermann


Format: eBook, 224 pages
On Sale: August 6, 2013
Price: $29.95

The year 2002 marked the 100th anniversary of the first installation of air-conditioning. During the past century, it has become a staple of American life; 83% of US homes are now air-conditioned. In this engaging social history, Marsha Ackermann explores how the idea of “cooling” became firmly embedded in the social... Read more >
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See America First
Tourism and National Identity, 1880-1940
Written by Marguerite Shaffer


Format: eBook, 400 pages
On Sale: August 6, 2013
Price: $29.99

In See America First, Marguerite Shaffer chronicles the birth of modern American tourism between 1880 and 1940, linking tourism to the simultaneous growth of national transportation systems, print media, a national market, and a middle class with money and time to spend on leisure. Focusing on the See America First slogan... Read more >
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Glasshouses
Glasshouses
Written by Fiona Grant
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ISBN: 9780747812463
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Glasshouses

Written by Fiona Grant


Format: Trade Paperback, 72 pages
On Sale: July 23, 2013
Price: $12.95

The orangeries and glasshouses that stand in the gardens of many stately homes help to tell a three-century story of garden fashion. They reflect both the architectural and social trends of their time, but above all show an increasing ability to tailor the buildings to the needs of the plants within... Read more >
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Glasshouses

Written by Fiona Grant


Format: eBook, 72 pages
On Sale: July 23, 2013
Price: $7.95

The orangeries and glasshouses that stand in the gardens of many stately homes help to tell a three-century story of garden fashion. They reflect both the architectural and social trends of their time, but above all show an increasing ability to tailor the buildings to the needs of the plants within... Read more >
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Colonial Food
Colonial Food
Written by Ann Chandonnet
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ISBN: 9780747812401
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Colonial Food

Written by Ann Chandonnet


Format: Trade Paperback, 60 pages
On Sale: June 18, 2013
Price: $9.95

Of the one hundred Pilgrims who settled at Plymouth in 1620, nearly half had died within months of hardship, starvation or disease. One of the colony’s most urgent challenges was to find ways to grow and prepare food in the harsh, unfamiliar climate of the New World. From the meager subsistence...

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Colonial Food

Written by Ann Chandonnet


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: June 18, 2013
Price: $7.95

Of the one hundred Pilgrims who settled at Plymouth in 1620, nearly half had died within months of hardship, starvation or disease. One of the colony’s most urgent challenges was to find ways to grow and prepare food in the harsh, unfamiliar climate of the New World. From the meager subsistence...

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Gypsies of Britain
Gypsies of Britain
Written by Janet Keet-Black
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ISBN: 9780747812364
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Gypsies of Britain

Written by Janet Keet-Black


Format: Trade Paperback, 56 pages
On Sale: June 18, 2013
Price: $12.95

This title tells the story of the Romany Gypsies in Britain. Where they came from, how they arrived. It explores their travelling way of life and their traditional occupations, including harvesting, making baskets, dealing in horses, fortune telling and rat catching to royalty. Their impact on traditional museum dancing. It reveals... Read more >
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Gypsies of Britain

Written by Janet Keet-Black


Format: eBook, 56 pages
On Sale: June 18, 2013
Price: $7.95

This title tells the story of the Romany Gypsies in Britain. Where they came from, how they arrived. It explores their travelling way of life and their traditional occupations, including harvesting, making baskets, dealing in horses, fortune telling and rat catching to royalty. Their impact on traditional museum dancing. It reveals... Read more >
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New College School, Oxford
A History
Written by Matthew Jenkinson


Format: eBook, 80 pages
On Sale: June 18, 2013
Price: $11.99

New College School is one of the oldest continually functioning schools in the United Kingdom and, indeed, the world. It was founded in 1379 by William of Wykeham, Bishop of Winchester, to provide choristers for the chapel of New College, Oxford. Since then the School has had a peripatetic existence, occupying... Read more >
The Girl Who Loved Camellias
The Girl Who Loved Camellias
Written by Julie Kavanagh
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ISBN: 9780307962249
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The Girl Who Loved Camellias
The Life and Legend of Marie Duplessis
Written by Julie Kavanagh


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: June 11, 2013
Price: $13.99

From the author of Nureyev, the definitive biography of the celebrated Russian dancer, now comes the astonishing and unknown story of Marie Duplessis, the courtesan who inspired Alexandre Dumas fils’s novel and play La dame aux camélias, Giuseppe Verdi’s opera La Traviata, George Cukor’s film Camille, and Frederick Ashton’s ballet Marguerite...

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The Girl Who Loved Camellias
The Girl Who Loved Camellias
Written by Julie Kavanagh
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307270795
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The Girl Who Loved Camellias
The Life and Legend of Marie Duplessis
Written by Julie Kavanagh


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
On Sale: June 11, 2013
Price: $27.95

From the author of Nureyev, the definitive biography of the celebrated Russian dancer, now comes the astonishing and unknown story of Marie Duplessis, the courtesan who inspired Alexandre Dumas fils’s novel and play La dame aux camélias, Giuseppe Verdi’s opera La Traviata, George Cukor’s film Camille, and Frederick Ashton’s ballet Marguerite...

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A Scattered People
A Scattered People
Written by Gerald McFarland
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ISBN: 9780307828217
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A Scattered People

Written by Gerald McFarland


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: June 5, 2013
Price: $13.99

The movement of millions of ordinary people westward across the American continent was one of the great folk migrations of all time, stretching over two centuries and thousands of hard-traveled miles. Using a canvas as broad as the country itself, Gerald McFarland turns this journey into a resonant personal experience by... Read more >
Fair America
World's Fairs in the United States
Written by Robert W. Rydell, John E. Findling and Kimberly Pelle


Format: eBook, 176 pages
On Sale: June 4, 2013
Price: $15.95

Since their inception with New York's Crystal Palace Exhibition in the mid-nineteenth century, world's fairs have introduced Americans to “exotic” pleasures such as belly dancing and the Ferris Wheel; pathbreaking technologies such as telephones and X rays; and futuristic architectural, landscaping, and transportation schemes. Billed by their promoters as “encyclopedias of... Read more >
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Told You So
Told You So
Written by Ralph Nader, Introduction by Jim Hightower
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781609804749
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Told You So
The Big Book of Weekly Columns
Written by Ralph Nader
Introduction by Jim Hightower


Format: Trade Paperback, 540 pages
On Sale: May 28, 2013
Price: $29.95

“What sets Ralph Nader apart is that he has moved beyond social criticism to effective political action.”The New York Times

"Nader is at his polemical best inveighing against specific issues from the skyrocketing costs of college education to the Keystone XL pipeline to new traffic safety concerns that harken back to his... Read more >
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Told You So
The Big Book of Weekly Columns
Written by Ralph Nader
Introduction by Jim Hightower


Format: eBook
On Sale: May 28, 2013
Price: $29.95

“What sets Ralph Nader apart is that he has moved beyond social criticism to effective political action.”
The New York Times 

The column is the most natural literary form for a citizen’s advocate, and Ralph Nader may be its most robust and forceful practitioner. The Big Book of Ralph Nader Columns presents a... Read more >
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Behind the Times:
Behind the Times:
Written by Edwin Diamond
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ISBN: 9780307833372
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Behind the Times:
Inside the New New York Times
Written by Edwin Diamond


Format: eBook, 436 pages
On Sale: May 22, 2013
Price: $11.99

An incisive examination of the world's most respected paper, Behind the Times tells the story of changing Timesian values and of a new era for the paper—a tale of editorial struggles, star columnists and critics, institutional self-importance, and the political and cultural favorites of the Times' owners and editors. Taking the... Read more >
Amusement Parks
Amusement Parks
Written by Jim Hillman
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ISBN: 9780747812098
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Amusement Parks

Written by Jim Hillman


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
On Sale: May 21, 2013
Price: $9.95

America's amusement industry emerged from simple swimming ponds, family picnic areas, and community gathering spots. Although the first major entrepreneurial-driven amusement resort, known as Jones Woods, grew from the banks of New York's East River in the 1800s, the Golden Age of American amusement parks began with the mid-1800s development of... Read more >
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Amusement Parks

Written by Jim Hillman


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: May 21, 2013
Price: $7.95

America's amusement industry emerged from simple swimming ponds, family picnic areas, and community gathering spots. Although the first major entrepreneurial-driven amusement resort, known as Jones Woods, grew from the banks of New York's East River in the 1800s, the Golden Age of American amusement parks began with the mid-1800s development of... Read more >
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Jews in Britain
Jews in Britain
Written by Michael Leventhal
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ISBN: 9780747812302
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Jews in Britain

Written by Michael Leventhal


Format: Trade Paperback, 70 pages
On Sale: May 21, 2013
Price: $12.95

The Jewish community is the oldest ethnic minority in the country. This book tells the epic story of Jews in Britain over a thousand years. Many came as wealthy traders - others as desperate refugees. Sometimes they were feared and had to lead secret lives. At other times they stood shoulder... Read more >
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Jews in Britain

Written by Michael Leventhal


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: May 21, 2013
Price: $7.95

The Jewish community is the oldest ethnic minority in the country. This book tells the epic story of Jews in Britain over a thousand years. Many came as wealthy traders - others as desperate refugees. Sometimes they were feared and had to lead secret lives. At other times they stood shoulder... Read more >
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Sticklers, Sideburns and Bikinis
The Military Origins of Everyday Words and Phrases
Written by Graeme Donald


Format: eBook, 280 pages
On Sale: May 21, 2013
Price: $9.95

Did you know they started 'hearing through the grapevine' during the American Civil War? It was a reference to the telegraph lines used for communicating with the army. These looked like twisted grapevines. And why does the phrase now suggest unreliable information? Because the lines were used by enemy troops to... Read more >
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Superman
Superman
Written by Larry Tye
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ISBN: 9780812980776
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Superman
The High-Flying History of America's Most Enduring Hero
Written by Larry Tye


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
On Sale: May 21, 2013
Price: $17.00

Seventy-five years after he came to life, Superman remains one of America’s most adored and enduring heroes. Now Larry Tye, the prize-winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author of Satchel, has written the first full-fledged history not just of the Man of Steel but of the creators, designers, owners, and... Read more >
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The World of the Shining Prince
The World of the Shining Prince
Written by Ivan Morris
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ISBN: 9780345803900
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The World of the Shining Prince
Court Life in Ancient Japan
Written by Ivan Morris


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
On Sale: May 21, 2013
Price: $18.00

Ivan Morris’s definitive and widely acclaimed portrait of the ceremonious and melancholy world of ancient Japan.

Using The Tale of Genji and other major literary works from Japan’s Heian period as a frame of reference, The World of the Shining Prince recreates an era when women set the cultural tone. Focusing... Read more >
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Bunch of Amateurs
Bunch of Amateurs
Written by Jack Hitt
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ISBN: 9780307393760
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Bunch of Amateurs
Inside America's Hidden World of Inventors, Tinkerers, and Job Creators
Written by Jack Hitt


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
On Sale: May 14, 2013
Price: $15.95

     What is it that drives the success of America and the identity of its people? Jack Hitt thinks it's because we're all a bunch of amateurs.
     America’s self-invented tinkerers are back at it in their metaphorical garages—fiddling with everything from solar-powered cars to space elevators. In Bunch of Amateurs... Read more >
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