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This is the first history of the hippie trail. It records the joys and pains of budget travel to Kathmandu, India, Afghanistan and other ‘points east’ in the 1960s and 1970s. It’s written in a clear, simple style, yet provides detailed analysis of the motivations and the experiences of those hundreds of thousands of who…

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Through a microhistory of a small province in Upper Egypt, this book investigates the history of five world empires that assumed hegemony in Qina province over the last five centuries. Imagined Empires charts modes of subaltern rebellion against the destructive policies of colonial intruders and collaborating local elites in the south of Egypt. Abul-Magd vividly…

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The first definitive history of the Mossad, Shin Bet, and the IDF’s targeted killing programs, from the man hailed by David Remnick as “arguably [Israel’s] best investigative reporter” The Talmud says: “If someone comes to kill you, rise up and kill him first.” This instinct to take every measure, even the most aggressive, to defend…

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“Alaska: A History provides a full chronological survey of the region’s and state’s history, including the Russian period; the territory’s painfully attenuated quest for statehood; the precedent-setting Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971, which compensated Native Americans for their losses; the effect of the oil industry and the trans-Alaska pipeline on the economy; the…

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“A gripping guide to the modern taming of the infinite.”—The New York Times. With a new introduction by Neal Stephenson. Is infinity a valid mathematical property or a meaningless abstraction? David Foster Wallace brings his intellectual ambition and characteristic bravura style to the story of how mathematicians have struggled to understand the infinite, from the…

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The tragic sight of the Arizona burning after the attack on Pearl Harbor is etched in our national memory. She sustained more losses that day than any other ship in the U.S. Navys history?1,177 men. Now available in paperback, Battleship Arizona recounts the attack through the riveting stories of her survivors as part of describing…

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In the 1990s, questions of sex roles and individual identity have taken a central position in intellectual debates. These eleven essays in history and anthropology offer a novel perspective on these debates by questioning the place of sexual dimorphism in culture and history. They propose a new role for the study of alternative sex and…

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While the history of psychology as a discipline is well documented, relatively little attention has been paid to the history of pedagogy in the field. “Teaching Psychology in America: A History” addresses this unmet need by providing an organized chronology and placing the teaching of psychology in a social and intellectual context. /// A rich…

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Twenty-five years after its initial publication, The Making of the Atomic Bomb remains the definitive history of nuclear weapons and the Manhattan Project. From the turn-of-the-century discovery of nuclear energy to the dropping of the first bombs on Japan, Richard Rhodes’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book details the science, the people, and the socio-political realities that led…

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Providing sweeping coverage of U.S. labor history, this resource contains over 650 entries, encompassing labor history from the colonial era to the present. Written as an objective social history, the “Encyclopedia” encapsulates the rise and decline, and continuous change of U.S. labor history into the 21st century.