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Potosi: The Silver City That Changed the World (Volume 27) (California World History Library)
Potosi: The Silver City That Changed the World (Volume 27) (California World History Library)
"For anyone who wants to learn about the rise and decline of Potosí as a city . . . Lane’s book is the ideal place to begin."—The New York Review of Books

In 1545, a native Andean prospector hit pay dirt on a desolate red mountain in highland Bolivia. There followed the
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The Divo and the Duce: Promoting Film Stardom and Political Leadership in 1920s America (Volume 1) (Cinema Cultures in Contact)
The Divo and the Duce: Promoting Film Stardom and Political Leadership in 1920s America (Volume 1) (Cinema Cultures in Contact)
A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press's Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.

In the post–World War I American climate of
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Outspoken: Free Speech Stories
Outspoken: Free Speech Stories
"America's national obsession with asserting, and quelling, free-speech comes alive in this collection of profiles of First Amendment firebrands.Ê.Ê.Ê. The author goes beyond the usual polarized corners of political correctness.Ê.Ê.Ê.Êher nuanced treatment of all sides of the debate makes this a...
Shadows of War: Violence, Power, and International Profiteering in the Twenty-First Century (California Series in Public Anthropology, 10)
Shadows of War: Violence, Power, and International Profiteering in the Twenty-First Century (California Series in Public Anthropology, 10)
"This should be made into a movie!"-Katia Lund, Co-director of City of God "Carolyn Nordstrom destroys the categories through which we normally look at war. This is a major achievement. Her eyewitness reporting, when contrasted with the official histories later compiled of the same events, is a revelation. The amount of...
A Chinese Bestiary : Strange Creatures from the Guideways Through Mountains and Seas
A Chinese Bestiary : Strange Creatures from the Guideways Through Mountains and Seas
A Chinese Bestiary presents a fascinating pageant of mythical creatures from a unique and enduring cosmography written in ancient China. The Guideways through Mountains and Seas, compiled between the fourth and first centuries b.c.e., contains descriptions of hundreds of fantastic denizens of mountains, rivers, islands, and seas,...
Flesh Wounds: The Culture of Cosmetic Surgery
Flesh Wounds: The Culture of Cosmetic Surgery
"An impressive book. An important book."--Jamie Lee Curtis

"I blame mirrors. If it weren't for them we wouldn't need plastic surgeons. In the meantime, anyone tempted to re-shape face, body and mind by means of knife should first read Blum's intelligent, persuasive and absorbing book. Both enticed and alarmed, the reader
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Janitors, Street Vendors, and Activists: The Lives of Mexican Immigrants in Silicon Valley
Janitors, Street Vendors, and Activists: The Lives of Mexican Immigrants in Silicon Valley
"In a time when we have great need to understand Mexican immigrants and their place in U.S. society, Zlolniski offers a superior analysis of why and how advanced capitalist economies employ undocumented workers. After reading his book, we will never think again of immigration as something that exclusively comes from outside. The immigrants,...
Uninsured in America: Life and Death in the Land of Opportunity
Uninsured in America: Life and Death in the Land of Opportunity
Reaching beyond statistics and prevalent assumptions, Uninsured in America goes to the heart of why more than forty million Americans are falling through the cracks in the health care system, and what it means for society as a whole when so many people suffer the consequences of inadequate medical care. Based on interviews with 120 uninsured men...
Colonialism in Question: Theory, Knowledge, History
Colonialism in Question: Theory, Knowledge, History
The burst of scholarship on colonial studies in the last two decades—crossing the disciplinary boundaries of literature, anthropology, and history—has begun to fill one of the most notable blind spots in the Western world’s examination of its history.Yet there is something strange about the timing: scholarly interest in...
The History of Terrorism: From Antiquity to al Qaeda
The History of Terrorism: From Antiquity to al Qaeda
This authoritative work provides an essential perspective on terrorism by offering a rare opportunity for analysis and reflection at a time of ongoing violence, chilling threats, and renewed reprisals. In it, some of the best international specialists working on the subject today examine terrorism's long and complex history from antiquity to the...
Nature's Clocks: How Scientists Measure the Age of Almost Everything
Nature's Clocks: How Scientists Measure the Age of Almost Everything
"Radioactivity is like a clock that never needs adjusting," writes Doug Macdougall. "It would be hard to design a more reliable timekeeper." In Nature's Clocks, Macdougall tells how scientists who were seeking to understand the past arrived at the ingenious techniques they now use to determine the age of objects and...
The School of History: Athens in the Age of Socrates
The School of History: Athens in the Age of Socrates

History, political philosophy, and constitutional law were born in Athens in the space of a single generation--the generation that lived through the Peloponnesian War (431-404 b.c.e.). This remarkable age produced such luminaries as Socrates, Herodotus, Thucydides, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes, and the sophists, and set the stage for the...

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