• Historical fiction
      June 2013

      Across Great Divides

      by Monique Roy

      Across Great Divides is a timeless story of the upheavals of war, the power of family, and the resiliency of human spirit. When Hitler came to power in 1933, one Jewish family refused to be destroyed and defied the Nazis only to come up against another struggle—confronting apartheid in South Africa. The novel chronicles the story of Eva and Inge, two identical twin sisters growing up in Nazi Germany. As Jews, life becomes increasingly difficult for them and their family under the Nazi regime. After witnessing the horrors of Kristallnacht, they realize they must leave their beloved homeland if they hope to survive. They travel to Antwerp, Belgium, and then on to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, chasing the diamond trade in hopes of finding work for their father, a diamond merchant. Finally, they find a home in beautiful South Africa and begin to settle down. But just as things begin to feel safe, their new home becomes caught up in it’s own battles of bigotry and hate under the National Party’s demand for an apartheid South Africa. Eva and Inge wonder if they will ever be allowed to live in peace, though they cling to the hope for a better day when there will be “an understanding of the past, compassion for all humanity, and …hope and courage to move forward across great divides.” Worldwide rights are available for this novel. I would like to sell Across Great Divides in Europe, Africa and Asia. The readership for Across Great Divides are history buffs, both female and male, and all ages, from late teens through adult.

    • Fiction
      March 2015

      Look Closer

      by Rachel Amphlett

      How far would you go to protect a secret? How far would you go to expose a lie? Will Fletcher seems to have it all – perfect job, perfect life. Then in one act of extreme violence, his world is turned upside down. A bungled assassination attempt on a London street uncovers a disturbing conspiracy fuelled by organised crime and political ambition. Now, Will finds himself on the run, pursued by a dangerous enemy who will stop at nothing to protect his employer’s past. The only way to stop the chain of events is to follow a trail of clues that lead to the heart of British politics. With the date for the UK General Election only days away and the killers closing in, Will is running out of time to deliver his own version of vigilante justice and expose the corruption. As the web of lies and deceit unravels, Will knows the answer’s out there. All he has to do is look closer. Everyone has secrets. Everyone lies.

    • Political structure & processes
      September 2014

      Revolution to Devolution

      Reflections on Welsh Democracy

      by Kenneth O. Morgan (Author)

      This is an integrated range of studies focusing on Wales by a long-established and internationally-recognised academic authority and member of the House of Lords on the advance of democracy and the evolving idea of national identity in modern Britain. It casts back to the impact of change in Europe and the wider world from the 1789 Revolution in France onwards, covering key personalities such as Lloyd George and the impact of the First World War in Wales.

    • Political structure & processes
      September 2014

      Revolution to Devolution

      Reflections on Welsh Democracy

      by Kenneth O. Morgan (Author)

      This is an integrated range of studies focusing on Wales by a long-established and internationally-recognised academic authority and member of the House of Lords on the advance of democracy and the evolving idea of national identity in modern Britain. It casts back to the impact of change in Europe and the wider world from the 1789 Revolution in France onwards, covering key personalities such as Lloyd George and the impact of the First World War in Wales.

    • History of the Americas
      November 2006

      "First among Equals"

      Abraham Lincoln's Reputation During His Administration

      by Hans L. Trefousse

    • Constitutional & administrative law

      From Imperial Myth to Democracy

      Japan's Two Constitutions, 1889-2002

      by Lawrence W Beer , John M Maki

      While English-language studies of Japanese law have enjoyed remarkable growth in the past half-century, scholars have given only scant attention to the broad sweep of Japan's constitutional history. Deftly combining legal and historical analysis, Lawrence W Beer and John M Maki contrast Japan's two modern-era constitutions -- the Meiji Constitution of 1889 and the Showa Constitution of 1947. Moving beyond a narrowly focused study of the documents themselves, Beer and Maki present these constitutions as key to understanding differences in Japanese society and politics before and after World War II. Their clear and fluid presentation makes this an engaging and approachable study of not only constitutional law but also this remarkable period in Japanese history.

    • Political leaders & leadership

      Jeannette Rankin

      A Political Woman

      by James J Lopach, Jean A Luckowski

      This biography of Jeannette Rankin, the first woman elected to Congress, who inspired admiration and fury across party lines, is the first to reveal her complexities along with her accomplishments.

    • Political leaders & leadership

      Coalition

      The Politics and Personalities of Coalition Government from 1850

      by Mark Oaten

      As the prospect of a hung parliament looms large, our political protagonists can learn much from the politics and personalities of the past. Mark Oaten's story of coalition government begins in the 1850s, with Disraeli fighting for his political life and Queen Victoria's battle to find a Prime Minister from the Whigs and Peelites driving her to despair.At the start of the following century, the First World War threw Lloyd George into the limelight but nearly killed the Liberal Party; Ramsay MacDonald's coalition in the 1930s saw him become leader without his party, who many felt he had betrayed, and Churchill's Great War coalition helped bring victory at war but not in peace.Decades later, two generations and parties came together with David Steel and Jim Callaghan forming the Lib-Lab pact, something Blair and Ashdown's "project" never managed to emulate. North of the border, a deal did come off, resulting in Scotland being run by coalition government for 8 years. Throughout Europe, coalitions are the norm but recent political events in Italy and Germany have been far from normal.All these lessons from history are drawn together by Mark Oaten as he looks forward to the next election and reflects on whether hung parliaments and coalitions can ever work.

    • Political science & theory
      November 2002

      Case Against the Democratic State

      An Essay in Cultural Criticism

      by Graham, Gordon, A01

      The history of the last two hundred years is a story of the immense and relentless growth of the State at the expense of other social institutions. We are now so familiar and accepting of the State's pre-eminence in all things, that few think to...

    • Media, information & communication industries
      April 2000

      Free to Be Human

      Intellectual Self-defence in an Age of Illusions

      by David Edwards

      This is a book about freedom, and above all about the idea that there is often no greater obstacle to freedom than the assumption that it has already been fully attained. While in the West few individuals today suffer physical restraint by the state, we are still constrained by powerful psychological chains?ùwhich are in many ways far more effective, if only because they are so difficult to perceive. Influential writers such as Noam Chomsky and Edward Herman have shown that the corporately controlled mass media of Western democracies serve as a giant filter system favouring powerful state and business interests: what we receive as ?æobjective news?Æ about domestic politics, human rights and environmental issues, is in fact an extremely partial and biased view of the world. Free to be Human shows how the same filter system distorts our understanding of many personal, ethical and spiritual issues, ensuring that we remain passive, conformist, confused and uninformed?ùand willing to accept the irrational values of corporate consumerism. David Edwards argues that, in order to counter this continual process of disinformation and disempowerment, we need to master the arts of ?æintellectual self-defence?Æ and so become able to challenge the deceptions of a system that subordinates people and planet to the drive for profit.

    • Literary studies: general
      August 2008

      Against Democracy

      Literary Experience in the Era of Emancipations

      by Simon During

    • Literary studies: general
      August 2008

      Against Democracy

      Literary Experience in the Era of Emancipations

      by Simon During

    • Politics & government

      Tribal Government Today

      by James J Lopach , Margery Hunter Brown , Richmond L Clow

      An account of Fourth World peoples within a First World nation, TRIBAL GOVERNMENT TODAY is a critical analysis of the contemporary progress of Indian tribes toward self-government and economic sufficiency. Focusing on seven reservations in Montana representing the diverse opportunities and problems facing Indian tribes in the West, this book approaches tribal government from the twin perspectives of reservation politics and the legal context within which reservation conflicts must be solved. Unlike previous studies of Indian politics, Tribal Government Today is neither a critique of American Indian policy over the years nor an analysis of federal, state, and tribal jurisdictional ambiguities. The authors -- a political scientist, a lawyer, and a historian -- focus instead on the distinctive political culture that has evolved on each reservation in terms of the reservation settings, governmental structures and procedures, and a particular brand of politics.

    • Biography: historical, political & military

      Henry M. Teller

      Colorado's Grand Old Man

      by Duane A Smith

      Serving longer in the US Senate than any other Coloradan, Henry M Teller was one of the Centennial State's greatest statesmen and political leaders. Teller was a prime example of what a politician should be in an era when elected officials left a great deal to be desired. As Colorado's representative, Teller stated his beliefs and stuck by them. Not all agreed with him, but all admired him for his honesty and integrity. His legal career in Colorado encompassed much of the early legislation in the territory, such as developing mining law and the organisation of the Colorado Central Railroad, while his Washington career touched on nearly every important western economic development issue that occurred in Colorado between 1876 and 1909. Teller declared to the US Congress that Colorado was a part of the nation, and that the West deserved a say in its decisions.

    • General & world history

      Warlords

      The Heart of Conflict 1939-1945

      by Simon. Berthon

    • Humour collections & anthologies

      The Little Book of Boris

      by Iain Dale

      Boris has star quality, loved by many, ridiculed by some, feared by others. With a shake of that foppish blonde mop, a glimmer of that madcap smile and the voice of the public school boy - Boris says things that few other politicians would or could (or perhaps should!) The allure of this blundering rapscallion of the Tory benches is that he is who he is, and does what he does. Whether his ethos enrages you or his policies prickle your principles, his magnetism is undeniable because he makes mistakes and says things that should not be said, perfect in his imperfection. This may be a little book, but thanks to Boris, it's big on fun, comedy, life and spirit. Containing a selection of the best Boris-isms for you to devour, quotes by Boris and quotes about him, many illustrated by specially commissioned Hoby cartoons, plus a handy reference to the history of Boris. Why not put a little bit of Boris into your life?

    • Fiction

      Changing

      by Geoffrey John Jacobs

      As science, micro bio-engineering and humans develop there comes a time when the three become one. That time is now in this present day story. Mankind has evolved, yes, but in many ways he is as pre-occupied with destruction as he is in creating. Intelligent computers and cyborgs, once purely fictional, are now a rapidly developing reality. Changing takes this fact to a whole new frightening level. Anton, an investigative reporter accidentally comes across the realisation that cyborgs are very advanced and are progressively taking over world power. This story takes you on his amazing journey.

    • Politics & government
      March 2013

      The Art Of Lobbying The EU

      More Machiavelli in Brussels (revised edition)

      by Rinus van Schendelen

      Every day in Brussels, countless governmental and civil society interest groups seek to influence the policies of the European Union (EU). Many groups, once they have established themselves in the EU capital, apply the insights of Public Affairs (PA) management, the modern art of lobbying. Many PA practitioners in the EU as well as academics specialised in EU and PA studies developed fresh insights on ‘how to influence the EU better’. This manual brings together the most up-to-date collection of PA expertise available to anyone desiring to enhance the success of their efforts to influence the EU. This new edition of the best-selling title is filled with new details, cases, findings and practices. This fully revised and updated fourth edition of the 2002 bestseller offers compelling new insights into the most advanced practices of influencing the decision-making in the European Union’s corridors of power. The author’s uniquely privileged position as advisor to a wide range of lobby groups from several different countries throws much-needed light on best practice and success in public affairs management.

    • History
      July 2015

      Tocqueville, Jansenism, and the Necessity of the Political in a Democratic Age

      Building a Republic for the Moderns

      by David Selby

      This engaging work exploring the influence of Jansenism on Alexis de Tocqueville’s life and works is the most comprehensive treatment of the subject to date. More than just an intellectual biography, the author demonstrates that once this Jansenist connection is understood, Tocqueville’s political thought can be applied in new and surprising ways. Moving from the historical sociology of Jansenism in seventeenth and eighteenth-century France to contemporary debates over the human right to education, the role of religion in democracy, and the nature of political freedom, Selby brings Tocqueville out of the past in order to make him relevant to the present. Holding valuable lessons for historians as well as political scientists and sociologists, this fresh new interpretation of Alexis de Tocqueville’s political thought is a reminder that there is still much to learn from the great theorist of democracy.

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