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Recapturing the Oval Office
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 320

Recapturing the Oval Office

Several generations of historians figuratively abandoned the Oval Office as the bastion of out-of-fashion stories of great men. And now, decades later, the historical analysis of the American presidency remains on the outskirts of historical scholarship, even as policy and political history have rebounded within the academy. In Recapturing the Oval Office, leading historians and social scientists forge an agenda for returning the study of the presidency to the mainstream practice of history and they chart how the study of the presidency can be integrated into historical narratives that combine rich analyses of political, social, and cultural history. The authors demonstrate how "bringing the...

Principles of Polymer Chemistry
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 672
Weapons of Mass Migration
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 342

Weapons of Mass Migration

policy tool, to what ends, and how and why it ever works." --Book Jacket.

Corporate Warriors
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 348

Corporate Warriors

Some have claimed that "War is too important to be left to the generals," but P. W. Singer asks "What about the business executives?" Breaking out of the guns-for-hire mold of traditional mercenaries, corporations now sell skills and services that until recently only state militaries possessed. Their products range from trained commando teams to strategic advice from generals. This new "Privatized Military Industry" encompasses hundreds of companies, thousands of employees, and billions of dollars in revenue. Whether as proxies or suppliers, such firms have participated in wars in Africa, Asia, the Balkans, and Latin America. More recently, they have become a key element in U.S. military ope...

Keepers of the Flame
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 249

Keepers of the Flame

The first in-depth look at working life inside a major human rights organization.

Tyranny of the Weak
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 328

Tyranny of the Weak

To much of the world, North Korea is an impenetrable mystery, its inner workings unknown and its actions toward the outside unpredictable and frequently provocative. Tyranny of the Weak reveals for the first time the motivations, processes, and effects of North Korea's foreign relations during the Cold War era. Drawing on extensive research in the archives of North Korea's present and former communist allies, including the Soviet Union, China, and East Germany, Charles K. Armstrong tells in vivid detail how North Korea managed its alliances with fellow communist states, maintained a precarious independence in the Sino-Soviet split, attempted to reach out to the capitalist West and present it...

Nutritional Ecology of the Ruminant
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 476

Nutritional Ecology of the Ruminant

This monumental text-reference places in clear persepctive the importance of nutritional assessments to the ecology and biology of ruminants and other nonruminant herbivorous mammals. Now extensively revised and significantly expanded, it reflects the changes and growth in ruminant nutrition and related ecology since 1982.Among the subjects Peter J. Van Soest covers are nutritional constraints, mineral nutrition, rumen fermentation, microbial ecology, utilization of fibrous carbohydrates, application of ruminant precepts to fermentive digestion in nonruminants, as well as taxonomy, evolution, nonruminant competitors, gastrointestinal anatomies, feeding behavior, and problems fo animal size. ...

Shopping for Change
  • Language: en

Shopping for Change

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2017
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  • Publisher: ILR Press

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Journeys from Childhood to Midlife
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 236

Journeys from Childhood to Midlife

Presents the development of resilience and coping systems in the underprivileged children of Kauai.

The Icelandic Physiologus. Ithaca, N.Y., Cornell University Press, 1938
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 21