Sheila Fitzpatrick — The Russian Revolution, 2008 год

19 ноября, 2011 / Автор статьи: admin
The Russian Revolution - Sheila Fitzpatrick

Oxford Trade / —
The Russian Revolution had a decisive impact on the history of the twentieth century. In the years following the collapse of the Soviet regime and the opening of its archives, it has become possible to step back and see the full picture. This fully updated new edition of Sheila Fitzpatrick’s classic short history of the Russian Revolution takes into account the new archival and other evidence that has come to light since then, incorporating material that was previously inaccessible not only to Western but also to Soviet historians Starting with an overview of the roots of the revolution, Fitzpatrick takes the story from 1917, through Stalin’s ‘revolution from above’, to the great purges of the 1930s. She tells a gripping story of a Marxist revolution that was intended to transform the world, visited enormous suffering on the Russian people, and, like the French Revolution before it, ended up by devouring its own children.

ISBN: 9780199237678
мягкая обложка, 240 стр.
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Word Origins is the only guide to the science and process of etymology for the layperson. This funny, charming, and conversational book not only tells the known origins of hundreds of words, but also shows how their origins were determined. Liberman, an internationally acclaimed etymologist, takes the reader by the hand and explains the many ways that English words can be made, and the many ways in which etymologists try to unearth the origins of words. Part history, part how-to, and completely entertaining, Word Origins invites readers behind the scenes to watch an etymologist at work.

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Deborah Cameron — The Myth of Mars and Venus, 2010 год

27 октября, 2011 / Автор статьи: admin
The Myth of Mars and Venus - Deborah Cameron

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Cameron debunks the myths about language and the sexes propagated in recent popular writing by drawing on more than 30 years of scientific research in language and gender studies. She explains what the findings really say about men and women and the way they communicate. Essential reading, whatever planet you come from.

ISBN: 9780199550999
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20 октября, 2011 / Автор статьи: admin
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J.C. McKeown — A Cabinet of Roman Curiosities: Strange Tales and Surprising Facts from the World’s Greatest Empire, 2010 год

15 октября, 2011 / Автор статьи: admin
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John Maynard Keynes was one of the most influential economists of the twentieth century. His ideas have had a central influence on many of areas of economics used today, both in theory and practice. In this Very Short Introduction Lord Robert Skidelsky looks at Keynes’s life, his philosophy, his theories, and the legacy he left behind.

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8 октября, 2011 / Автор статьи: admin
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