Books by Publisher: Harvard University, The David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies

    Wisdom of Money

    By Pascal Bruckner

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    Money is an evil that does good, and a good that does evil. It is wise to have money, says Pascal Bruckner, and wise to think and talk about it critically. One of the world's great essayists guides us through the commentary that money has generated since ancient times, as...

    Air & Light & Time & Space

    By Helen Sword

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    From the author of Stylish Academic Writing comes an essential new guide for writers aspiring to become more productive and take greater pleasure in their craft. Helen Sword interviewed 100 academics worldwide about their writing background and practices and shows how they find or create the conditions to get their...


    By Robert M. Thorson

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    Robert Thorson gives readers a Thoreau for the Anthropocene. The boatman and backyard naturalist was keenly aware of the way humans had altered the waterways and meadows of his beloved Concord River Valley. Yet he sought out for solace and pleasure those river sites most dramatically altered by human invention...


    By Gregory Carleton

    Hardback £18.92

    Outsiders view Russia as an aggressor, but Russians see themselves as surrounded by enemies, defensively fighting off invader after invader, or called upon by history to be the savior of Europe, or Christianity, or civilization itself, often at immense cost. As Gregory Carleton shows, war is the unifying thread of...

    Moscow 1956

    By Kathleen E. Smith

    Hardback £20.42

    In 1956 Khrushchev stunned Communists by reciting a litany of Stalin's abuses. His bid to rejuvenate the Party opened the door to upheaval, as Soviet citizens asked where the system had gone astray. Kathleen Smith contends that the year's brief thaw set in motion a cycle of reform and retrenchment...

    Passage to China

    By Chien-hsin Tsai

    Hardback £29.42

    Chien-hsin Tsai examines the reinvention of loyalism in colonial Taiwan through the lens of literature. He analyzes the ways in which writers from colonial Taiwan including Qiu Fengjia, Lian Heng, and Wu Zhuoliu creatively and selectively employed loyalist ideals to cope with Japanese colonialism and its many institutional changes.

    Speaking of Spain

    By Antonio Feros

    Hardback £27.17

    Momentous changes swept Spain in the fifteenth century: royal marriage united its two largest kingdoms, the last Muslim emirate fell to Catholic armies, and conquests in the Americas were turning Spain into a great empire. Yet few people could define Spanishness concretely. Antonio Feros traces Spain's evolving ideas of nationhood...

    English Conquest of Jamaica

    By Carla Gardina Pestana

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    Long before sugar and slaves made Jamaica Britain's most valuable colony, its conquest sparked conflicts with European powers and opened vast tropical spaces to English exploitation. Carla Gardina Pestana captures the moment when Cromwell's plan to take Spain's American empire altered his revolutionary state's engagement with the wider world.

    New Map of Empire

    By S. Max Edelson

    Hardback £21.92

    In 1763 British America stretched from Hudson Bay to the Keys, from the Atlantic to the Mississippi. Using maps that Britain created to control its new lands, Max Edelson pictures the contested geography of the British Atlantic world and offers new explanations of the causes and consequences of Britain's imperial...

    Butterfly Politics

    By Catharine A. MacKinnon

    Hardback £18.92

    The miniscule motion of a butterfly's wings can trigger a tornado half a world away, according to chaos theory. Catharine A. MacKinnon's collected work on gender inequality including new pieces argues that the right seemingly minor interventions in the legal realm can have a butterfly effect that generates major social...

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