Products in History, Political Science
|Congressional Government: A Study in American Politics |
by Woodrow Wilson, Walter Lippmann
This remarkable work of scholarship addresses the difficulties inherent in the American Constitution's separation of legislative and executive powers. The future president's first book contains the essence of his political reasoning.
|The Conquest of Bread |
by Peter Kropotkin
Written by a Russian prince who renounced his title, this work promotes an anarchist market economy — a system of autonomous cooperative collectives. A century after its initial publication, it remains fresh and relevant.
|Discourses on Livy |
by Niccolò Machiavelli, Ninian Hill Thomson
This influential study contrasts the government of ancient Rome with that of the author's 16th-century contemporaries. Topics include establishing a republic's internal structure, conducting warfare, and exhibiting leadership qualities.
|The Discovery of the Tomb of Tutankhamen |
by Howard Carter, A. C. Mace
This book captures the painstaking, step-by-step process of excavation, and the wonders of the treasure-filled inner chamber. 106 on-the-spot photographs depict the phases of the discovery and the scrupulous cataloging of the treasures.
|The Ecclesiastical History of the English People |
by The Venerable Bede, A. M. Sellar
This masterpiece of medieval historical literature chronicles the growth of Christianity in Anglo-Saxon England. Written by a monk in AD 731, it profiles prominent individuals in the formation of the country's religion and government.
|Erasmus and the Age of Reformation |
by Johan Huizinga
Noted scholar traces Erasmus's life, career, and associations with Sir Thomas More and Martin Luther, and discusses his writings, including In Praise of Folly and his great translation of the New Testament.
|An Essay on the Principle of Population |
by T. R. Malthus
The first major study of population size and its tremendous importance to the character and quality of society, this classic examines the tendency of human numbers to outstrip their resources.
|The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons |
by J. W. Powell
Full text of Powell's 1,000-mile expedition down the fabled Colorado in 1869. Superb account of terrain, geology, vegetation, Indians, famine, mutiny, treacherous rapids, mighty canyons. 240 illustrations.
|The French Revolution |
by Thomas Carlyle, A.H.R. Ball
First published in 1837, Carlyle's authoritative and faithful account offers a dramatic and eloquent portrait of the events, heroes and villains, and the profound historical impact of the French Revolution..
|From Medicine Man to Doctor: The Story of the Science of Healing |
by Howard W. Haggard
Compelling and informative, this overview of medical history traces the development of modern-day medical practices from their roots in the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Greece, and Rome. 131 black-and-white illustrations. 16 plates.
|Game Theory and Politics |
by Steven J. Brams
Many illuminating and instructive examples of the applications of game theoretic models to problems in political science appear in this volume, which requires minimal mathematical background. 1975 edition. 24 figures.
|God and the State |
by Michael Bakunin
A founder of modern philosophical anarchism presents a clear introduction to anarchist thought and a manifesto of atheism. This influential work offers a mind-opening experience for even the most skeptical readers.
|The Great Chicago Fire |
by David Lowe
Definitive treatment of 1871 fire — one of the greatest disasters in American history — includes eyewitness accounts and before-and-after illustrations. 70 photographs and engravings.
|The Great Dirigibles |
by John Toland
Daring flights of early pioneers, descriptions of great American airships, much more — beginning with pioneer invention by Dr. Solomon Andrews in 1865 and ending with the Hindenburg crash in 1937. 32 photos.