Interesting New Books: October 2008



Archive of interesting books (from October 2008)

   

Encyclopedia of the Cold War. Vol. 2


Okładka książki: Encyclopedia of the Cold War. Vol. 2
Encyclopedia of the Cold War. Vol. 2, K-Z. Editor: Ruud van Dijk. Routledge, 2008. ISBN 9780415975155

Between 1945 and 1991, tension between the USA, its allies, and a group of nations led by the USSR, dominated world politics. This period was called the Cold War - a conflict that stopped short to a full-blown war. Benefiting from the recent research of newly open archives, the Encyclopedia of the Cold War discusses how this state of perpetual tensions arose, developed, and was resolved. This work examines the military, economic, diplomatic, and political evolution of the conflict as well as its impact on the different regions and cultures of the world. Using a unique geopolitical approach that will present Russian perspectives and others, the work covers all aspects of the Cold War, from communism to nuclear escalation and from UFOs to red diaper babies, highlighting its vast-ranging and lasting impact on international relations as well as on daily life. Although the work will focus on the 1945-1991 period, it will explore the roots of the conflict, starting with the formation of the Soviet state, and its legacy to the present day

[Publisher description for Encyclopedia of the Cold War / Ruud van Dijk, editor]

   

Encyclopedia of the Cold War. Vol. 1


Okładka książki: Encyclopedia of the Cold War. Vol. 1
Encyclopedia of the Cold War. Vol. 1, A-J. Editor: Ruud van Dijk. Routledge, 2008. ISBN 9780415975155

Between 1945 and 1991, tension between the USA, its allies, and a group of nations led by the USSR, dominated world politics. This period was called the Cold War - a conflict that stopped short to a full-blown war. Benefiting from the recent research of newly open archives, the Encyclopedia of the Cold War discusses how this state of perpetual tensions arose, developed, and was resolved. This work examines the military, economic, diplomatic, and political evolution of the conflict as well as its impact on the different regions and cultures of the world. Using a unique geopolitical approach that will present Russian perspectives and others, the work covers all aspects of the Cold War, from communism to nuclear escalation and from UFOs to red diaper babies, highlighting its vast-ranging and lasting impact on international relations as well as on daily life. Although the work will focus on the 1945-1991 period, it will explore the roots of the conflict, starting with the formation of the Soviet state, and its legacy to the present day

[Publisher description for Encyclopedia of the Cold War / Ruud van Dijk, editor]

   

Woman and power in history


Okładka książki: Woman and Power in History
Amaury de Riencourt: Woman and power in history. Honeyglen Publishing, 1983. ISBN 0907855016

Woman and power in history, it is indeed that kind of a book and, unlike the less demanding works of its genre that may achieve instant popularity, it does not date, but gains momentum with time, widening its readership and reaching out to the future to capture the attention of successive generations.

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Dialogism and lyric self-fashioning. Bakhtin and the voices of a genre


Okładka książki: Dialogism and Lyric Self-Fashioning 
Dialogism and lyric self-fashioning. Bakhtin and the voices of a genre. Edited by Jacob Blevins. Susquehanna University Press, 2008. ISBN 9781575911205

Using Mikhal Bakhtin's concept of dialogism as a theoretical starting point, this volume investigates the manifestations of competing 'voices' within the tradition of lyric poetry.

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Carbon Nanotubes. Angels or Demons?


Okładka książki: Carbon Nanotubes. Angels or Demons?
Silvana Fiorito: Carbon Nanotubes. Angels or Demons? Pan Stanford Publishing, 2008. ISBN 9789814241014

“This book is a must for every materials scientist and all those who appreciate rational answers to questions they might not dare to ask.”
Prof. Marie-Louise Saboungi Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France

"Carbon Nanotubes: Angels or Demons? represents a soft touch of the most updated topics concerning nanotechnology, .... Every aspect is presented in an almost holistic and very promising effort ..."
Dr Giorgia Pastorin, National University of Singapore, Singapore

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Nation and Novel. The English Novel from its Origins to the Present Day


Okładka książki: Nation and Novel
Patrick Parrinder: Nation and Novel. The English Novel from its Origins to the Present Day. Oxford University Press, 2006. ISBN 9780199264858



Nation and Novel explores the work of almost two hundred novelists, including Daniel Defoe, Samuel Richardson, Henry Fielding, Walter Scott, William Makepeace Thackeray, Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, George Eliot, George Orwell…

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A companion to literature from Milton to Blake


Okładka książki: A companion to literature from Milton to Blake
A companion to literature from Milton to Blake. Edited by David Womersley. Blackwell Publishers, 2001. ISBN 9780631212850
 
This definitive Companion provides a critical overview of literary culture in the period from John Milton to William Blake. Its broad chronological range responds to recent reshapings of the canon and identifies new directions of study.

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