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Fire

By Sebastian Junger

A very Fine condition in alike dust-jacket, SIGNED by author Sebastian Junger on the title page; The collection of short essays by the author of The Perfect Storm. The true stories range from disastrous fires to the wars in Kosovo and Afghanistan, the diamond trade in Sierra Leone, the hostage crisis in Kashmir. In Junger's company, we experience monumental events and happenings with frightening authenticity. Few writers have been to so many desperate corners of the globe as has Sebastian Junger; fewer still have provided such starkly memorable evocations of characters and events. From the murderous mechanics of the diamond trade in Sierra Leone, to an inferno forest fire burning out of control in the steep canyons of Idaho, to the logic of guerrilla warfare in Afghanistan and the forensics of genocide in Kosovo, this riveting collection of Junger's nonfiction will take you places you wouldn't dream of going to on your own. "The main thing Brad Haugh remembers about his escape was the thunderous sound of his own heart. It was beating two hundred times a minute, and by the time he and the two smoke jumpers running behind him had crested a steep ridge in Colorado, everyone behind him was dead." --FIRE "Junger [is] a man with an appetite for the ragged edge of life and the ability to write about it with restrained power."– Kirkus Reviews (starred) "[M]agnificently conceived, lovingly written, perfectly evocative of a place, a time, a passion." – Beth Kephart, The Atlantic Monthly

$300.00

The Mismeasure of Man
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The Mismeasure of Man

By Gould, Steven Jay

First edition, first printing of one of Gould's most famous and controversial books. Here he analyses craniometry and IQ testing to point out the unconscious biases and a priori assumptions built into much "scientific" research. Researchers recently made the case that Gould was incorrect about one aspect of the book's argument, it still stands as an important indictment of biological determinism and a lucid reminder that those engaged in research of any type must be aware of their own privilege and biases. A superb copy, rare to find this book. This book is an excellent and crisp copy.

$550.00

Industries and Wealth of Nations
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Industries and Wealth of Nations

By Mulhall, Michael G.

First edition. A later work by Mulhall (1836-1900), the Irish journalist and statistician, this volume presents national statistics for Northern and Western Europe, Russia, Greece, the US, Canada, South Africa, Argentina, Uruguay, and Australia.

$200.00

Elements of Pure Economics - or The Theory of Social Wealth
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Elements of Pure Economics - or The Theory of Social Wealth

By Walras, Léon

Excellent first edition. Pages crisp. Rare book.

$150.00

Critical Essays In Monetary Thinking
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Critical Essays In Monetary Thinking

By Hicks, John R.

"The first three of this collection of 12 essays represent an extended and revised version of several lectures, essentially on the theory of the demand for money, which Sir John delivered at the London School of Economics in January 1966. Essay 6, on 'The Pure Theory of Portfolio Selection' may be regarded as a mathematical appendix to these essays. Essay 4 is a report of Sir John's 'Suggestion for Simplifying the Theory of Money' (1935) which (we now realize) laid the foundations of the modern approach to the demand for money. Essay 5 is his paper, presented to the Manchester Statistical Society in 1958 on the history of the yield on Consols since 1750. Essay 7 is a reprint of his famous review of the General Theory, which originally appeared, under the title 'Mr. Keynes and the Classics,' in Econometrica in 1937, while Essays 8, 9, 10, and 11 may be regarded as further developments of the same theme, which special reference to the positions occupied by Patinkin, Wicksell, Dennis Robertson, Keynes (at the time of his Treatise) ad the founders of monetary theory… Finally in Essay 12, 'The Hayek Story,' we have Sir John's ingenious attempt to make sense of Hayek's Prices and Production (1931)… The collection offers a rich variety of fare" (Tew, The Economic Journal). "Hicks will probably appear in the history of economics as the greatest British theorist of the century" (Niehans, 371). Hicks was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1972.

$550.00

Memoirs of the Late Major-General Andrew Burn, of the Royal Marines
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Memoirs of the Late Major-General Andrew Burn, of the Royal Marines

By Burn, Andrew

Frontis engraved portrait of Burn Preface to the First edition was written by Olinthus Gregory, J. Handfield, John Dyer dated October ,1815.

$400.00

Primitive Art: Pre-Columbian/ North American Indian / African / Oceanic
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Primitive Art: Pre-Columbian/ North American Indian / African / Oceanic

By Anton, Ferdinand, Frederick J. Dockstader, Margaret Trowell and Hans Nevermann

526 pp.; 564 illus., 302 in colour, 7 maps, 2 charts, index, biblio.

$150.00

Elements of American Government
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Elements of American Government

By Ferguson J.H. & McHenry D.E.

As an academic field, American government encompasses not only the study of the systems, institutions, and policies of the United States government but also the political ideals and beliefs of the American people. The field falls within the broader discipline of political science, the study of government and power. Students and scholars of American government try to answer questions concerning the political culture, the distribution of power, decision-making processes, government policies, and laws, among other issues and behaviors. American government and political science often overlap with other social sciences, including economics, psychology, sociology, and anthropology.

$100.00

Letters, Notes on the Mannerisms, Customs, and Conditions of the North American Indians
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Letters, Notes on the Mannerisms, Customs, and Conditions of the North American Indians

By Catlin, George

Volume 2 of the classic account of life among Plains Indians; ceremonies, hunt, warfare, etc. Total in set: 312 plates.About the Author:George Catlin (1796-1872) was the first, and perhaps the most famous, painter of Native Americans.

$175.00

Myths and Facts 1982 (A Concise Record of the Arab-Israeli Conflict)
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Myths and Facts 1982 (A Concise Record of the Arab-Israeli Conflict)

By Davis, Leonard J. and Decter, Moshe

A concise record of the Arab-Israeli Conflict. Revised & Updated. Over 800,000 copies sold since 1964

$110.00

The Stranger: Barack Obama in the White House
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The Stranger: Barack Obama in the White House

By De Becker, Gavin

Chuck Todd's gripping, fly-on-the-wall account of Barack Obama's tumultuous struggle to succeed in Washington. Barack Obama won the presidency in 2008 partly because he was a Washington outsider. But if he'd come to the White House thinking he could change the political culture, he soon discovered just how difficult it was to swim against an upstream of insiders, partisans, and old guard networks allied to undermine his agenda---including members of his own party. He would pass some of the most significant legislation in American history, but his own weaknesses torpedoed some of his greatest hopes. In THE STRANGER, Chuck Todd draws upon his unprecedented inner-circle sources to create a gripping account of Obama's White House tenure, from the early days of drift and helplessness to a final stand against the GOP in which an Obama, at last liberated from his political future, finally triumphs.

$90.00

Perspectives on Contemporary Issues
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Perspectives on Contemporary Issues

By Ackley, Katherine Anne

This cross-disciplinary reader encourages critical thinking and academic writing by presenting students with a variety of perspectives on current issues from across the curriculum.About the Author:Katherine Ackley earned a Master's degree in English from Purdue University and a Ph.D. in English from Ball State University. She taught at the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point from 1979 to 2002. In addition to teaching in the English Department, she was coordinator of the Women's Studies Program for 10 years and Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies for five years. Her research interests center on women in literature, with emphasis on literary representations of women's issues and, more recently, British crime writers. Her books include THE NOVELS OF BARBARA PYM (1989), WOMEN AND VIOLENCE IN LITERATURE: AN ESSAY COLLECTION (1990), MISOGYNY IN LITERATURE: AN ESSAY COLLECTION (1992), ESSAYS FROM CONTEMPORARY CULTURE (2004, 5th Edition), and PERSPECTIVES ON CONTEMPORARY ISSUES (2015, 7th Edition). She has published dozens of articles and has received more than 20 grants for research and development. In 1992, she became the first woman to receive the UWSP University Scholar Award.

$80.00

The Political Brain: The Role of Emotion in Deciding the Fate of the Nation
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The Political Brain: The Role of Emotion in Deciding the Fate of the Nation

By Westen, Drew

The Political Brain is a groundbreaking investigation into the role of emotion in determining the political life of the nation. For two decades Drew Westen, professor of psychology and psychiatry at Emory University, has explored a theory of the mind that differs substantially from the more "dispassionate" notions held by most cognitive psychologists, political scientists, and economists, and Democratic campaign strategists. The idea of the mind as a cool calculator that makes decisions by weighing the evidence bears no relation to how the brain actually works. When political candidates assume voters dispassionately make decisions based on "the issues," they lose. That's why only one Democrat has been re-elected to the presidency since Franklin Roosevelt, and only one Republican has failed in that quest.In politics, when reason and emotion collide, emotion invariably wins. Elections are decided in the marketplace of emotions, a marketplace filled with values, images, analogies, moral sentiments, and moving oratory, in which logic plays only a supporting role. Westen shows, through a whistle-stop journey through the evolution of the passionate brain and a bravura tour through fifty years of American presidential and national elections, why campaigns succeed and fail. The evidence is overwhelming that three things determine how people vote, in this order: their feelings toward the parties and their principles, their feelings toward the candidates, and, if they haven't decided by then, their feelings toward the candidates' policy positions. Westen turns conventional political analyses on their head, suggesting that the question for Democratic politics isn't so much about moving to the right or the left but about moving the electorate. He shows how it can be done through examples of what candidates have said, or could have said, in debates, speeches, and ads. Westen's discoveries could utterly transform electoral arithmetic, showing how a different view of the mind and brain leads to a different way of talking with voters about issues that have tied the tongues of Democrats for much of forty years, such as abortion, guns, taxes, and race. You can't change the structure of the brain. But you can change the way you appeal to it. And here's how...

$150.00