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The Great Depression and the New Deal: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
The Great Depression and the New Deal: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
by Eric Rauchway
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The New Deal shaped our nation's politics for decades, and was seen by many as tantamount to the "American Way" itself. Now, in this superb compact history, Eric Rauchway offers an informed account of the New Deal and the Great Depression, illuminating... (read more)

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Very Short Introductions #86: Globalization
Very Short Introductions #86: Globalization
by Manfred B Steger
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"Globalization" has become the buzz-word of our time. A growing number of scholars and political activists have invoked the term to describe a variety of changing economic, political, cultural, ideological, and environmental processes that are alleged to... (read more)

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Very Short Introductions #21: Stuart Britain: A Very Short Introduction
Very Short Introductions #21: Stuart Britain: A Very Short Introduction
by John Morrill
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The Great Fire, the Black Death, flip-flopping religious persecution, the overthrow and reinstatement of the monarchy. The Stuart Britain era, a notch on the timeline spanning roughly 1603-1714, is one of the most interesting times in the history of... (read more)

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Earth (03 Edition)
Earth (03 Edition)
by Martin Redfern
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 135-136) and index.... (read more)

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Social and Cultural Anthropology: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
Social and Cultural Anthropology: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
by John Monaghan
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"If you want to know what anthropology is, look at what anthropologists do," write the authors of Social and Cultural Anthropology: A Very Short Introduction. This engaging overview of the field combines an accessible account of some of the discipline's... (read more)

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Very Short Introductions #49: Hegel: A Very Short Introduction
Very Short Introductions #49: Hegel: A Very Short Introduction
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Hegel is regarded as one of the most influential figures on modern political and intellectual development. After painting Hegel's life and times in broad strokes, Peter Singer goes on to tackle some of the more challenging aspects of Hegel's philosophy... (read more)

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Dada and Surrealism (Very Short Introductions)
Dada and Surrealism (Very Short Introductions)
by David Hopkins
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The avant-garde movements of Dada and Surrealism continue to have a huge influence on cultural practice, especially in contemporary art, with its obsession with sexuality, fetishism, and shock tactics. In this new treatment of the subject, Hopkins... (read more)

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Very Short Introductions #94: The Celts: A Very Short Introduction
Very Short Introductions #94: The Celts: A Very Short Introduction
by Barry Cunliffe
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Capitalism: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
Capitalism: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
by James Fulcher
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This Introduction explores the origins of capitalism and questions whether it did indeed originate in Europe. It examines a distinctive stage in the development of capitalism that began in the 1980s, in order to understand where we are now and how... (read more)

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Very Short Introductions #78: Terrorism: A Very Short Introduction
Very Short Introductions #78: Terrorism: A Very Short Introduction
by Charles Townshend
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This book charts a path through the outpouring of efforts to understand and explain modern terrorism, by asking what makes terrorism different from other forms of political, military action; what makes it effective; and what can be done about it. It... (read more)

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The Elements: A Very Short Introduction
The Elements: A Very Short Introduction
by Philip Ball
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This Very Short Introduction is an exciting and non-traditional approach to understanding the terminology, properties, and classification of chemical elements. It traces the history and cultural impact of the elements on humankind, and examines why... (read more)

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Existentialism (06 Edition)
Existentialism (06 Edition)
by Thomas R. Flynn
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Thomas Flynn's pithy account of existentialism and the existentialist movement aims right at the core of the philosophy, revealing and explaining the key themes and key thinkers.... (read more)

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Cold War : Very Short Introduction (03 Edition)
Cold War : Very Short Introduction (03 Edition)
by Robert J. Mcmahon
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 169-173) and index.... (read more)

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Ancient Egypt : Very Short Intro. (04 Edition)
Ancient Egypt : Very Short Intro. (04 Edition)
by Shaw
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Examines the impact of Egyptology on various aspects of popular culture such as cinema, fiction writing and opera.... (read more)

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Very Short Introductions #79: Plato: A Very Short Introduction
Very Short Introductions #79: Plato: A Very Short Introduction
by Julia Annas
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This lively and accessible book focuses on the philosophy and argument of Plato's writings, drawing the reader into Plato's way of doing philosophy and the general themes of his thinking. It discusses Plato's style of writing: his use of the dialogue... (read more)

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Very Short Introductions #27: Socrates: A Very Short Introduction
Very Short Introductions #27: Socrates: A Very Short Introduction
by Christopher Taylor
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In this book, Christopher Taylor explores the relationship between the historical Socrates and the engaging and infuriating figure who appears in Plato's dialogues, and examines the enduring image of Socrates as the ideal exemplar of the philosophic life-... (read more)

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Very Short Introductions #11: Judaism: A Very Short Introduction
Very Short Introductions #11: Judaism: A Very Short Introduction
by Norman Solomon
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Norman Solomon's succinct book is an ideal introduction to Judaism as a religion and way of life. In addition to surveying the nature and development of Judaism, this Very Short Introduction outlines the basics of practical Judaism -- its festivals... (read more)

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Very Short Introductions #36: The European Union: A Very Short Introduction
Very Short Introductions #36: The European Union: A Very Short Introduction
by John Pinder
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Over the past few decades, the European Union has seen many great changes. Negotiations for the accession of six new states have begun, and membership, which already covers almost all of Western Europe, will soon extend to most of Central and Eastern... (read more)

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The Brain: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
The Brain: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
by Michael Oshea
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The Brain: A Very Short Introduction provides a non-technical introduction to the main issues and findings in current brain research and gives a sense of how neuroscience addresses questions about the relationship between the brain and the mind. Short... (read more)

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Very Short Introductions #07: Islam: a Very Short Introduction
Very Short Introductions #07: Islam: a Very Short Introduction
by Malise Ruthven
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Oxford's Very Short Introductions series offers concise and original introductions to a wide range of subjects -- from Islam to Sociology, Literary Theory to History, and Archaeology to the Bible. Not simply a textbook of definitions, each volume... (read more)

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