A Minor Apocalypse
Warsaw during the First World War
Robert Blobaum
In A Minor Apocalypse, Robert Blobaum explores the social and cultural history of Warsaw's "forgotten war" of 1914–1918. Beginning with the bank panic that accompanied the outbreak of the Great War, Blobaum guides his readers through spy scares, bombardments, mass migratory movements, and the Russian evacuation of 1915.



My Nuclear Nightmare
Leading Japan through the Fukushima Disaster to a Nuclear-Free Future
Naoto Kan
In My Nuclear Nightmare, Naoto Kan offers a fascinating day-by-day account of his actions in the harrowing week after the earthquake struck. He records the anguished decisions he had to make as the scale of destruction became clear and the threat of nuclear catastrophe loomed ever larger.



Curse on This Country
The Rebellious Army of Imperial Japan
Danny Orbach
In Curse on This Country, Danny Orbach explains the culture of rebellion in the Japanese armed forces.



The Currency of Confidence
How Economic Beliefs Shape the IMF's Relationship with Its Borrowers
Stephen C. Nelson
The IMF is a purposive actor in world politics, primarily driven by a set of homogenous economic ideas, Stephen C. Nelson suggests in The Currency of Confidence, and its professional staff emerged from an insular set of American-trained economists.



Dismantling Solidarity
Capitalist Politics and American Pensions since the New Deal
Michael A. McCarthy
Why has old-age security become less solidaristic and increasingly tied to risky capitalist markets? Drawing on rich archival data that covers more than fifty years of American history, Michael A. McCarthy argues that the critical driver was policymakers' reactions to capitalist crises and their political imperative to promote capitalist growth. 



Drawing the Lines
Constraints on Partisan Gerrymandering in U.S. Politics
Nicholas R. Seabrook
Drawing the Lines, Nicholas R. Seabrook uses a combination of political science methods and legal studies insights to investigate the effects of redistricting on U.S. House elections. He concludes that partisan gerrymandering poses far less of a threat to democratic accountability than conventional wisdom would suggest. 



Everyday Law in Russia
Kathryn Hendley
Everyday Law in Russia challenges the prevailing common wisdom that Russians cannot rely on their law and that Russian courts are hopelessly politicized and corrupt. While acknowledging the persistence of verdicts dictated by the Kremlin in politically charged cases, Kathryn Hendley explores how ordinary Russian citizens experience law.



Insider Threats
High-security organizations around the world face devastating threats from insiders—trusted employees with access to sensitive information, facilities, and materials.Matthew Bunn and Scott D. Sagan outline cognitive and organizational biases that lead organizations to downplay the insider threat.



Amphibians of Costa Rica
A Field Guide
Twan Leenders
Amphibians of Costa Rica is the first in-depth field guide to all 206 species of amphibians known to occur in Costa Rica or within walking distance of its borders.



Invisible Weapons
Liturgy and the Making of Crusade Ideology
M. Cecilia Gaposchkin
During the Fifth Crusade, Pope Honorius III likened liturgy to "invisible weapons." This book is about those invisible weapons; about the prayers and liturgical rituals that were part of the battle for the faith. M. Cecilia Gaposchkin tells the story of the greatest collective religious undertaking of the Middle Ages.



Killing Others
A Natural History of Ethnic Violence
Matthew Lange
Drawing on an array of cases from around the world and insight from a variety of disciplines, Lange provides a simple yet powerful explanation that pinpoints the influential role of modernity in the growing global prevalence of ethnic violence over the past two hundred years.



The Technocratic Antarctic
An Ethnography of Scientific Expertise and Environmental Governance
Jessica O'Reilly
The Technocratic Antarctic is an ethnographic account of the scientists and policymakers who work on Antarctica. Jessica O'Reilly conducted most of her research for this book in New Zealand, home of the "Antarctic Gateway" city of Christchurch, and on an expedition to Windless Bight, Antarctica, with the New Zealand Antarctic Program.



Conceptual, Surrealist, Pictorial
Photo-Based Art in Belgium (1960s – early 1990s)
Liesbeth Decan
Conceptual, Surrealist, Pictorial is the first in-depth study of the use of photography by Belgian artists from the 1960s until the early 1990s.



Milk Sauce and Paprika
Migration, Childhood and Memories of the Interwar Belgian-Hungarian Child Relief Project
Vera Hajto
Children who migrated without their families were noteworthy participants in interwar European migration history. Milk Sauce and Paprika tells the story of Hungarian children who were sent to Belgium in the framework of a humanitarian project between 1923 and 1927.






Sémiotique et vécu musical
Du sens à l'expérience, de l'expérience au sens



'A Truly Golden Handbook'
The Scholarly Quest for Utopia
In 1516, Thomas More's Utopia was published in the Flemish town of Leuven, home of a university that was established almost a century earlier. Five hundred years later, scholars of this university revisit More's best-known work.



A Versatile Gentleman
Consistency in Plutarch's Writing



Love's Wounds
Violence and the Politics of Poetry in Early Modern Europe
Cynthia N. Nazarian
  Love's Wounds takes an in-depth look at the widespread language of violence and abjection in early modern European love poetry.



The Marine World
A Natural History of Ocean Life
Frances Dipper
The Marine World is a book for everyone with an interest in the ocean, from the marine biologist or student wanting expert knowledge of a particular group to the naturalist or diver exploring the seashore and beyond. 



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