This work details the history of the grain trade as it was practiced in the United States up to the early 1900s.
Money in Politics
Jacob Kendrick Upton Sr. was born in Wilmot, New Hampshire on October 9, 1837. His path to becoming a lawyer began by graduating from the Literary and Scientific Institution at New London, New Hampshire in 1860. Afterwards, he and his brother studied law in Manchester, New Hampshire. During this time, he also worked as a clerk in the Treasury Department. He continued to find success in the Treasury Department, and eventually worked his way through several promotions until becoming Chief Clerk in March 1877. He found a great deal of prominence in this position, and became Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in 1880. However, he resigned from the role after the inauguration of President Grover Cleveland. After then, he split his career interests between law, banking and writing. He wrote several articles and books on financial topics, but this work, Money in Politics, originally released in 1884, was his most well known.
Boudoir Mirrors of Washington
The Lindlahrs, Henry and Anna, wrote extensively of the merits of a vegetarian diet, and are considered to be the authors of “one of the cornerstone texts of American naturopathic medicine.” While science has shown that some of their findings in this work are false, many have been shown to be helpful in improving health, such as access to sunlight and fresh air, and a plant-based diet. This work contains a variety of recipes for creating vegetarian meals.
Policy and Arms
Charles à Court Repington (1858 – 1925) was an English soldier who went on to become a war correspondent. He began his military career in 1878 with the British Army’s Rifle Brigade, serving in Burma, Sudan and Afghanistan, he went on to attend Staff College.
The Limits of Moderation: Jimmy Carter and the Ironies of American Liberalism
The Limits of Moderation: Jimmy Carter and the Ironies of American Liberalism is not a finished product. Consider this book a primary source, an unfinished manuscript of the type historians might encounter while digging into the papers of an intellectual figure in an archive.
Frontline Diplomacy: A U.S. Foreign Service Officer in the Arab World
This second edition features short vignettes describing how American diplomats working in the Middle East dealt with a variety of challenges over the last decades of the 20th century.
Energy Law and Policy in a Climate-Constrained World
This book addresses different aspects of the phenomenon and tackles the energy field from the double perspective of law and policy. Scholars from France, the U.K., and the U.S. have written chapters on different areas of energy law and policy, analyzing different instruments, provisions, and objectives, and questioning the role of actors and institutions.
Libertad y Paz: Una Existencia Problemática y Una Coexistencia Conflictiva
El conjunto de ensayos recogidos en el presente volumen versan sobre las doctrinas de algunos de los grandes pensadores, tanto antiguos como modernos, que han dejado una huella, en la mayoría de los casos indeleble, en la evolución de las ideas y prácticas políticas que han ido moldeando el devenir histórico del mundo occidental.
Abortion and Informed Common Sense
The controversy over a woman’s “right to choose,” as opposed to the numerous “rights” that abortion opponents decide should be assumed to exist for “unborn children,” has always struck me as incomplete.
China & Europe: The Turning Point
In creating five fictitious conversations between Xi Jinping and five European experts, David Baverez, who lives and works in Hong Kong, offers up a totally new vision of the relationship between China and Europe.
The Politics of Fiscal Responsibility: A Comparative Perspective
As the OECD member nations emerged from the fiscal fall out in 2008, question about whether democratic countries can take pro-active leadership before a crisis forces their hand emerged. This book is a collection of country chapters detailing their austerity response to such an interconnected and punctuating event.
Frontline Diplomacy: A Memoir of a Foreign Service Officer in the Middle East
By William A. Rugh Purchase In short vignettes, this book describes how American diplomats working in the Middle East dealt with a variety of challenges over the last decades of the 20th century. The stories include: the Palestinian siege of the U.S. embassy in Damascus; the bombing of the embassy in Jidda; the delicate relationships… Continue reading Frontline Diplomacy: A Memoir of a Foreign Service Officer in the Middle East
Policy Perspectives from Promising New Scholars in Complexity: Volume V
Editors: Dr. Liz Johnson and Dr. Joseph Cochran Purchase The world is getting more complex causing policy problems to seemingly get bigger and become more intractable. Traditional approaches and conventional methodologies alone are no longer adequate to solve policy problems in our interconnected global environment. Promising new scholars in the field of policy and complexity are… Continue reading Policy Perspectives from Promising New Scholars in Complexity: Volume V
A Constitution for the Socialist Commonwealth of Great Britain
by Beatrice and Sidney Webb Purchase Beatrice and Sidney Webb were influenced by other movements, such as the socialist guilds in the United Kingdom, and developed this Constitution as a form of analysis and constructive criticism about the 1920s in Great Britain. Much of this work seeks to offer context on the history and philosophy… Continue reading A Constitution for the Socialist Commonwealth of Great Britain
Contests of Initiative: Countering China’s Gray Zone Strategy in the East and South China Seas
by Dr. Raymond Kuo Purchase China is engaged in a widespread assertion of sovereignty in the South and East China Seas. It employs a “gray zone” strategy: using coercive but sub-conventional military power to drive off challengers and prevent escalation, while simultaneously seizing territory and asserting maritime control. Contests of Initiative: Confronting China’s Gray Zone… Continue reading Contests of Initiative: Countering China’s Gray Zone Strategy in the East and South China Seas
Managing Challenges for the Flint Water Crisis
Edited by Toyna E. Thornton, Andrew D. Williams, Katherine M. Simon, Jennifer F. Sklarew Purchase The field of emergency and crisis management covers countless natural and human-induced hazards as well high threats. Focusing events occur at every level of governance; however, it is at the local level in which the ‘rubber’ response efforts meets the… Continue reading Managing Challenges for the Flint Water Crisis
Trump, The Wannabe Dictator: How We Got to This Dire State of Affairs
by Alon Ben-Meir Purchase Contrary to his campaign slogan, Trump did not make America great again—he brought peril on America’s greatness because of his dictatorial ambitions and the manner by which he has been pursuing those aims since he came to power. The book reveals how Trump’s governance is starkly different from any of his… Continue reading Trump, The Wannabe Dictator: How We Got to This Dire State of Affairs
Peacebuilding: A Personal Journey
Foreword by His Holiness the Dalai Lama by David L. Phillips Purchase David L. Phillips is Director of the Program on Peace-building and Rights at Columbia University’s Institute for the Study of Human Rights. Phillips served as Foreign Affairs Expert and as Senior Adviser to the U.S. Department of State and as Senior Adviser to… Continue reading Peacebuilding: A Personal Journey
Caribbean Perspectives on Criminology and Criminal Justice: Volume 2
Dr. Wendell C. Wallace, Editor Purchase In this volume and the one that precedes it, Dr Wendell C. Wallace has not only succeeded in bringing together a fascinating collection of papers that illustrate the uniqueness (as well as sharedness) of Caribbean Criminology, he has succeeded in putting Caribbean Criminology very firmly back on the intellectual… Continue reading Caribbean Perspectives on Criminology and Criminal Justice: Volume 2
Policy Perspectives from Promising New Scholars in Complexity: Volume IV
Editors: Dr. Liz Johnson , Dr. Joseph Cochran, Kristopher Heiser Purchase The world is getting more complex causing policy problems to seemingly get bigger and become more intractable. Traditional approaches and conventional methodologies alone are no longer adequate to solve policy problems in our interconnected global environment. Promising new scholars in the field of policy and… Continue reading Policy Perspectives from Promising New Scholars in Complexity: Volume IV
The Labour Movement
by Leonard Trelawny Hobhouse Purchase Leonard Trelawny Hobhouse (September 8, 1864 – June 21, 1929) was a sociologist and political scientist, known as an early and powerful proponent of the “New Liberal” movement in England. He worked as a journalist for a decade, as a secretary for a trade union, and later as a professor… Continue reading The Labour Movement
Russia: A Study
by A. N. Drew Purchase A. N. Drew spent over twenty-five years doing business in Russia, and picked up the language over time. This work is an attempt at interpreting Russian life, which is the first portion of the book. In it, Drew highlights political issues in chapters such as “Character,” “Morality,” and “Education.” Drew… Continue reading Russia: A Study
A Common Sense Manifesto (With a Nod to Thomas Paine, Not Karl Marx)
by Max J. Skidmore Purchase This work examines the political situation in America, and how it came to be. It chronicles the disturbing deterioration of the Republican Party into an extreme and corrupt mechanism ready to receive and incorporate a destructive force that it welcomed wholeheartedly when it appeared in the bombastic, and completely self-centered,… Continue reading A Common Sense Manifesto (With a Nod to Thomas Paine, Not Karl Marx)
US Ballistic Missile Defense and Deterrence Postures: The New Cold War Era Perspective on the Wartime Use of Active Missile Defenses
by Grzegorz Nycz Purchase This book discusses most recent developments in the area of US ballistic missile defense with an eye on its battlefield capacities since the Kuwait war, analyzed from the perspective of deterrence postures encompassing the key post-Cold War security challenges (Middle East, Far East, Eastern Europe). The analyzed cases of missile defense… Continue reading US Ballistic Missile Defense and Deterrence Postures: The New Cold War Era Perspective on the Wartime Use of Active Missile Defenses
Anti-Poverty Measures in America: Scientism and Other Obstacles
Editors, Max J. Skidmore and Biko Koenig Purchase Anti-Poverty Measures in America brings together a remarkable collection of essays in two groups. The first group consists of papers dealing with the inhibiting effects of scientism—an over-dependence on scientific methodology that is prevalent in the social sciences, particularly in political science. Employing the methods of science… Continue reading Anti-Poverty Measures in America: Scientism and Other Obstacles
New Wars for Old: Being a Statement of Radical Pacifism in Terms of Force Versus Non-Resistance: with Special Reference to the Facts and Problems of the Great War
by John Haynes Holmes Purchase John Haynes Holmes was born on November 29, 1879 in Philadelphia, although he spent much of his youth in the Boston area. He grew up within the Unitarian church, and was extremely close to his grandfather, John Haynes. While he initially planned to enter business, as his grandfather did, he… Continue reading New Wars for Old: Being a Statement of Radical Pacifism in Terms of Force Versus Non-Resistance: with Special Reference to the Facts and Problems of the Great War
British Burma and Its People: Being Sketches of Native Manners, Customs and Religion
by Capt. C.J.F.S. Forbes Purchase In 1879, Nature: The International Journal of Science, offered this review of this work: “This book is offered as the result of thirteen years’ experience derived from close intercourse, both officially and privately, with the people of Burma during that period. Such works are frequently contributed by the pro-consuls of… Continue reading British Burma and Its People: Being Sketches of Native Manners, Customs and Religion
Policy Perspectives from Promising New Scholars in Complexity: Volume III
Dr. Liz Johnson and Dr. Joseph Cochran, Editors Purchase The world is getting more complex causing policy problems to seemingly get bigger and become more intractable. Traditional approaches and conventional methodologies alone are no longer adequate to solve policy problems in our interconnected global environment. Promising new scholars in the field of policy and complexity are… Continue reading Policy Perspectives from Promising New Scholars in Complexity: Volume III
Geopolitics of Outer Space: Global Security and Development
by Ilayda Aydin Purchase Civilization in the twenty-first century is characterized by its technological capacity, which is substantially realized through space technologies. A desire for increased security and rapid development is driving nation-states to engage in an intensifying competition for speed and superiority to better utilize the unique assets of space. This competition, however, is… Continue reading Geopolitics of Outer Space: Global Security and Development
The New Rebellion
by Dr. Karl F. M. Sandberg Purchase through Amazon Karl Ferdinand Marius Sandberg was a longtime member of the Socialist Party in the United States, including serving on the National Committee. He was particularly interested in the banking, currency and general monetary systems in the US. He wrote multiple works on this subject, including The… Continue reading The New Rebellion
Homes of the London Poor
by Octavia Hill Purchase through Amazon Octavia Hill was born in December 1838 into a large family of ultimately nine children. Her father was a corn merchant, but after he suffered from mental issues, he was no longer able to support his family, so his wife, Caroline Southwood Smith and her family, financially supported the… Continue reading Homes of the London Poor
Goodwill and Its Treatment in Accounts: A Historical Look at Goodwill, Trade Marks & Trade Names
by Lawrence R. Dicksee and Frank Tillyard Purchase through Amazon Lawrence R. Dicksee was deeply invested in all aspects of numbers when it came to business. He was head of a firm of accountants, Sellars, Dicksee and Co. He was also an esteemed scholar, working as an accounting professor at the University of Birmingham, while… Continue reading Goodwill and Its Treatment in Accounts: A Historical Look at Goodwill, Trade Marks & Trade Names
New England Arbitration and Peace Congress: Report of the Proceedings: Hartford and New Britain, Connecticut: May 8 to 11, 1910
by James L. Tryon Purchase through Amazon The Report begins with this introduction: “Next to the National Congresses held in New York and Chicago and the International Congresses held in Chicago and Boston, the New England Peace and Arbitration Congress was the most important gathering of the representatives and friends of the organized peace movement… Continue reading New England Arbitration and Peace Congress: Report of the Proceedings: Hartford and New Britain, Connecticut: May 8 to 11, 1910
Money and Its Laws: Embracing a History of Monetary Theories: and A History of the Currencies of the United States
by Henry V. Poor Purchase through Amazon Henry Varnum Poor was born on December 8, 1812 in Andover, Maine. He went on to graduate from Bowdoin College in 1835, and then practiced law with his uncle’s firm. Poor became quite rich after he and his family invested in Maine’s timber industry, and then in the… Continue reading Money and Its Laws: Embracing a History of Monetary Theories: and A History of the Currencies of the United States
Middle East Reviews: Second Edition
Editors: Mohammed M. Aman PhD and Mary Jo Aman, MLIS Purchase through Amazon About the Editors Mohammed M. Aman, PhD is current Professor (Dean from 1979 to 2002) at the School of Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM), Interim Dean, School of Education (2000-2002), and Editor-in-Chief of the peer-reviewed journal, Digest of Middle… Continue reading Middle East Reviews: Second Edition
Policy Perspectives from Promising New Scholars in Complexity, Volume II
Editors: Dr. Liz Johnson and Dr. Joseph Cochran Purchase through Amazon The world is getting more complex causing policy problems to seemingly get bigger and become more intractable. Traditional approaches and conventional methodologies alone are no longer adequate to solve policy problems in our interconnected global environment. Promising new scholars in the field of policy and complexity… Continue reading Policy Perspectives from Promising New Scholars in Complexity, Volume II
The Politics of Impeachment
Margaret Tseng, Editor Purchase Print Edition | Purchase Kindle Edition As changes in our political system have developed over the last two centuries, impeachment has grown even more political. The polarization of political parties, the power of interest groups and the expansion of suffrage has deeply impacted who we elect. Those elected officials, in turn, are responsible… Continue reading The Politics of Impeachment
The American Peace Society: A Centennial History, 1828-1928
by Edson L. Whitney Purchase through Amazon In 1815, the Massachusetts Peace Society was formed, and became a national movement. The organization was the merging of numerous regional groups, including the New York Peace Society. In 1828, led by William Ladd and George Beckwith, it would evolve to become the American Peace Society. The society… Continue reading The American Peace Society: A Centennial History, 1828-1928
Donald J. Trump as U.S. President: “It’s all about me!”
by John Dixon, Assisted by Christina Dixon Purchase through Amazon This is a wide-ranging book that focus the man who is the 45th president of the United States of America—Donald J. Trump. Its premise is that Trump’s rhetoric and actions become more understandable, perhaps even more predictable, in the light of his personality and his… Continue reading Donald J. Trump as U.S. President: “It’s all about me!”
Donald J. Trump’s Presidency: International Perspectives
Editors: John Dixon and Max J. Skidmore Purchase through Amazon President Donald J. Trump’s foreign policy rhetoric and actions become more understandable by reference to his personality traits, his worldview, and his view of the world. His campaign rhetoric catered to Americans comfortable with isolationism and certainly with no appetite for foreign military engagements. So, his… Continue reading Donald J. Trump’s Presidency: International Perspectives
American Prophets of Peace: Souvenir of the National Arbitration and Peace Congress, New York, April 1907
by National Arbitration and Peace Congress Purchase through Amazon When the Peace Congress was proposed, it was considered “the greatest gathering ever held in advocacy of the abolition of war as a means of settling international disputes, and the most important non-political gathering ever held in this country for any purpose.” The Congress was supported… Continue reading American Prophets of Peace: Souvenir of the National Arbitration and Peace Congress, New York, April 1907
Ongoing Issues in Georgian Policy and Public Administration
Edited by Bonnie Stabile and Nino Ghonghadze Purchase through Amazon Thriving democracy and representative government depend upon a well functioning civil service, rich civic life and economic success. Georgia has been considered a top performer among countries in South Eastern Europe seeking to establish themselves in the post-Soviet era at the start of the 21st century.… Continue reading Ongoing Issues in Georgian Policy and Public Administration
For Rulers: Priming Political Leaders for Saving Humanity from Itself
by Yehezkel Dror Purchase “Yehezkel Dror, in his book, For Rulers: Priming Political Leaders for Saving Humanity from Itself, has written a thoughtful letter to future political leaders on the virtues required of them to help save humanity from its own awesome and terrible power. In this “memo,” Dror, professor emeritus at Hebrew University of Jerusalem, has… Continue reading For Rulers: Priming Political Leaders for Saving Humanity from Itself
Issues in Maritime Cyber Security
Editors: Dr. Joe DiRenzo III, Dr. Nicole K. Drumhiller, Dr. Fred S. Roberts
The world relies on maritime commerce to move exceptionally large portions of goods, services, and people. Collectively this effort comprises the Maritime Transportation System or MTS. A major component of this daunting multifaceted enterprise are cyber networks, and the infrastructure they control. From the complex programs managing the loading and unloading of containers to waiting trucks, to the global navigation systems onboard vessels, to the hydraulic valves designed to protect spills into waterways that are located and controlled by cyber systems within chemical, water/wastewater, or petroleum plants, the MTS is becoming increasingly automated.
The impact of the cyber element on the international MTS is significant. Yet, with the clear advantages this brings, come vulnerabilities, and challenges. Researchers have demonstrated that it is possible to remotely take control of a vessel by spoofing its GPS. The news has reported attacks that shut down a floating oil rig by tilting it. The electronic positioning software systems on ships are vulnerable to attacks that could modify les and charts, causing potential for serious damage. The complexity of the problem of making our MTS safe from cyber attack is daunting and the need for all stakeholders in both government (at all levels) and private industry to be involved in cyber security is more significant than ever as the use of the MTS continues to grow.
While there is literature about the maritime transportation system, and about cyber security, to date there is very little literature on this converging area. This pioneering book is beneficial to a variety of audiences, as a text book in courses looking at risk analysis, national security, cyber threats, or
maritime policy; as a source of research problems ranging from the technical area to policy; and for practitioners in government and the private sector interested in a clear explanation of the array of cyber risks and potential cyber-defense issues impacting the maritime community.
About the Editors: Dr. Joe DiRenzo III is a retired Coast Guard Officer. Dr. Nicole K. Drumhiller is the Program Director of Intelligence Studies at American Military University. Dr. Fred S. Roberts is Director of the Department of Homeland Security University Center of Excellence CCICADA, based at Rutgers University.
Nonprofit Organizations and Disaster: Individual, Organizational and Network Approaches to Emergency Management
Disasters have become a more salient part of our life. Events ranging from terrorist attacks to major hurricanes to heatwaves can significantly disrupt our communities and place the most vulnerable among us at risk.
Growing Inequality: Bridging Complex Systems, Population Health, and Health Disparities
Editors: George A. Kaplan, Ana V. Diez Roux, Carl P. Simon, and Sandro Galea No single factor—but a system of intertwined causes — explains why America’s health is poorer than the health of other wealthy countries and why health inequities persist despite our efforts. Teasing apart the relationships between these many causes to find solutions… Continue reading Growing Inequality: Bridging Complex Systems, Population Health, and Health Disparities
International or Local Ownership?: Security Sector Development in Post-Independent Kosovo
by Dr. Florian Qehaja Purchase through Amazon International or Local Ownership? contributes to the debate on the concept of local ownership in post-conflict settings, and discussions on international relations, peacebuilding, security and development studies. It utilizes extensive data collection, including public opinion surveys conducted throughout the country, in order to introduce the concept of local… Continue reading International or Local Ownership?: Security Sector Development in Post-Independent Kosovo
Ukraine vs. Russia: Revolution, Democracy and War: Selected Articles and Blogs, 2010-2016
by Alexander J. Motyl Purchase through Amazon Ukraine vs. Russia offers indispensable background knowledge and analysis on one of the most important issues of the day—Vladimir Putin’s war against democratic Ukraine. Alexander J. Motyl’s articles and blogs offer in-depth analysis as well as a running commentary on current events and historical controversies in both Russia… Continue reading Ukraine vs. Russia: Revolution, Democracy and War: Selected Articles and Blogs, 2010-2016
The Idea of Neoliberalism: The Emperor Has Threadbare Contemporary Clothes
by John Dixon Purchase through Amazon Neoliberalism, as a set of ideas, represents the 1970s rebirth—rebranding—of classical liberalism, which originated in the mid-eighteenth century Scottish Enlightenment. This book is about those ideas. It assembles an archetypal ideational construct of neoliberalism, so permitting the demarcation of its worldview, grounded in a set of framing assumptions (organizing… Continue reading The Idea of Neoliberalism: The Emperor Has Threadbare Contemporary Clothes
Israel’s Future Wars: Military and Political Aspects of Israel’s Coming Wars
by Ehud Eilam Purchase through Amazon This book examines Israel’s possible future wars in the upcoming years. It analyzes the strategic background and the nature of operations of those wars and concentrates on feasible future battlefields of Israel in Iran, Lebanon, Syria, the Gaza Strip, the West Bank and Sinai. “Eilam’s work provides valuable… Continue reading Israel’s Future Wars: Military and Political Aspects of Israel’s Coming Wars