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On The Government of the Living: Lectures at the Collège de France, 1979-1980 (Michel Foucault: Lectures at ...
Michel Foucault

Palgrave Macmillan, 2014

Why and how, Foucault asks, does the exercise of power as government demand not only acts of obedience and submission, but 'truth acts' in which individuals subject to relations of power are also required to be subjects in procedures of truth-telling? How and why are subjects required not just to tell the truth, but to tell the truth about themselves? These questions lead to a re-reading of Sophocles' Oedipus the King and, through an ...
  
  











  



  
The Zero Marginal Cost Society: The Internet of Things, the Collaborative Commons, and the Eclipse of ...
Jeremy Rifkin

Palgrave Macmillan Trade, 2014

In The Zero Marginal Cost Society, New York Times bestselling author Jeremy Rifkin describes how the emerging Internet of Things is speeding us to an era of nearly free goods and services, precipitating the meteoric rise of a global Collaborative Commons and the eclipse of capitalism.   Rifkin uncovers a paradox at the heart of capitalism that has propelled it to greatness but is now taking it to its death—the inherent entrepreneurial ...
  
  











  



  
Get Up!: Why Your Chair is Killing You and What You Can Do About It
James A. Levine

Palgrave Macmillan Trade, 2014

That the average adult spends 50 to 70 percent of their day sitting is no surprise to anyone who works in an office environment. But few realize the health consequences they are suffering as a result of modernity’s increasingly sedentary lifestyle, or the effects it has had on society at large. In Get Up! , health expert James A. Levine’s original scientific research shows that today’s chair-based world, where we no longer use our bodies ...
  
  











  



  
Riveted: The Science of Why Jokes Make Us Laugh, Movies Make Us Cry, and Religion Makes Us Feel One with the ...
Jim Davies

Palgrave Macmillan Trade, 2014

Why do some things pass under the radar of our attention, but other things capture our interest? Why do some religions catch on and others fade away? What makes a story, a movie, or a book riveting? Why do some people keep watching the news even though it makes them anxious? The past 20 years have seen a remarkable flourishing of scientific research into exactly these kinds of questions. Professor Jim Davies’ fascinating and highly accessible ...
  
  











  



  
Manias, Panics and Crashes: A History of Financial Crises, Sixth Edition
Charles P. Kindleberger, Robert Z. Aliber

Palgrave Macmillan, 2011

Selected as one of the best investment books of all time by the Financial Times , Manias, Panics and Crashes puts the turbulence of the financial world in perspective. Here is a vivid and entertaining account of how reckless decisions and a poor handling of money have led to financial explosions over the centuries. Covering topics such as the history and anatomy of crises, speculative manias, and the lender of last resort, this book has been ...
  
  











  



  
The Education of a Value Investor: My Transformative Quest for Wealth, Wisdom, and Enlightenment
Guy Spier

Palgrave Macmillan Trade, 2014

What happens when a young hedge fund manager spends a small fortune to have lunch with Warren Buffett? He becomes a true value investor. This book traces the arc of a transformation. Author Guy Spier started his career as a Gordon Gekko wannabe -- brash, short-sighted and entirely out for himself. Then, a series of transformations and self-realizations led him from an investment banking job with a third-rate firm to managing his own fund, ...
  
  











  



  
Unreasonable Men: Theodore Roosevelt and the Republican Rebels Who Created Progressive Politics
Michael Wolraich

Palgrave Macmillan Trade, 2014

At the turn of the twentieth century, the Republican Party stood at the brink of an internal civil war. After a devastating financial crisis, furious voters sent a new breed of politician to Washington. These young Republican firebrands, led by “Fighting Bob” La Follette of Wisconsin, vowed to overthrow the party leaders and purge Wall Street’s corrupting influence from Washington. Their opponents called them “radicals,” and ...
  
  











  



  
The Unconquered: With another, earlier adaptation of We the Living
Ayn Rand

Palgrave Macmillan, 2014

Ayn Rand was an American novelist, philosopher, playwright, and screenwriter. She is known for her two best-selling novels, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, and for developing a philosophical system known as Objectivism. In the 1930s, Rand was asked to adapt her first novel, We the Living, for the theatre. We the Living is a story of life in post-revolutionary Russia and Rand's first statement against communism. It was not a commercial ...
  
  











  



  
The Core: Teaching Your Child the Foundations of Classical Education
Leigh A. Bortins

Palgrave Macmillan Trade, 2010

In the past, correct spelling, the multiplication tables, the names of the state capitals and the American presidents were basics that all children were taught in school. Today, many children graduate without this essential knowledge. Most curricula today follow a haphazard sampling of topics with a focus on  political correctness instead of teaching students how to study. Leigh Bortins, a leading figure in the homeschooling community, is ...
  
  











  



  
Brand Media Strategy: Integrated Communications Planning in the Digital Era
Antony Young

Palgrave Macmillan, 2014

From YouTube to Facebook to the iPad, today's media landscape offers more tools and platforms for the savvy marketer than ever before. And with this rapidly evolving technology comes powerful ways to track what's working and what's not—and to ensure that you get the maximum impact for your brand. In a new, fully revised and updated edition, Brand Media Strategy, Second Edition explains how innovative marketers today are employing advertising ...
  
  











  



  
What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Learning and Literacy. Second Edition
James Paul Gee

Palgrave Macmillan Trade, 2007

James Paul Gee begins his classic book with "I want to talk about video games--yes, even violent video games--and say some positive things about them." With this simple but explosive statement, one of America's most well-respected educators looks seriously at the good that can come from playing video games. In this revised edition, new games like World of WarCraft and Half Life 2 are evaluated and theories of cognitive development are ...
  
  











  



  
The $12 Million Stuffed Shark: The Curious Economics of Contemporary Art
Don Thompson

Palgrave Macmillan Trade, 2010

Why would a smart New York investment banker pay $12 million for the decaying, stuffed carcass of a shark? By what alchemy does Jackson Pollock’s drip painting No. 5, 1948 sell for $140 million? Intriguing and entertaining, The $12 Million Stuffed Shark is a Freakonomics approach to the economics and psychology of the contemporary art world. Why were record prices achieved at auction for works by 131 contemporary artists in 2006 alone, ...
  
  











  



  
Graduate Study for the Twenty-First Century: How to Build an Academic Career in the Humanities
Gregory M. Colón Semenza

Palgrave Macmillan, 2010

Many graduate students continue to be regarded as "apprentices" despite the fact that they are expected to design and teach their own classes, serve on university committees, and conference and publish regularly. The Chronicle of Higher Education reports that the attrition rate for American Ph.D. programs is at an all-time high, between 40% and 50% (higher for women and minorities). Of those who finish, only one in three will secure ...
  
  











  



  
Pragmatic Capitalism: What Every Investor Needs to Know About Money and Finance
Cullen Roche

Palgrave Macmillan Trade, 2014

Being successful in the modern world of finance requires a more in-depth understanding of our global economies on a macro level. What does a shifting demographic cycle mean? How does the explosive growth of emerging markets matter? Why does the world’s population affect my portfolio? Does the global monetary system impact my results this year? How does government intervention in markets impact my strategy? In Pragmatic Capitalism , Cullen ...
  
  











  



  
Band of Giants: The Amateur Soldiers Who Won America's Independence
Jack Kelly

Palgrave Macmillan Trade, 2014

Band of Giants brings to life the founders who fought for our independence in the Revolutionary War. Jefferson, Adams, and Franklin are known to all; men like Morgan, Greene, and Wayne are less familiar. Yet the dreams of the politicians and theorists only became real because fighting men were willing to take on the grim, risky, brutal work of war. We know Fort Knox, but what about Henry Knox, the burly Boston bookseller who took over the ...
  
  











  



  
The New Cold War: Putin's Russia and the Threat to the West
Edward Lucas

Palgrave Macmillan Trade, 2014

The first edition of  The New Cold War was published to great critical acclaim. Edward Lucas has established himself as a top expert in the field, appearing on numerous programs, including Lou Dobbs, MSNBC, NBC Nightly News, CNN, and NPR. Since The New Cold War was first published in February 2008, Russia has become more authoritarian and corrupt, its institutions are weaker, and reforms have fizzled.  In this revised and ...
  
  











  



  
Before the First Shots Are Fired: How America Can Win Or Lose Off The Battlefield
Tony Zinni, Tony Koltz

Palgrave Macmillan Trade, 2014

For the better part of the last half century, the United States has been the World’s Police, claiming to defend ideologies, allies, and our national security through brute force. But is military action always the most appropriate response? Drawing on his vast experience, from combat in Vietnam to peacekeeping in Somalia, to war games in Washington, DC and negotiations with former rebels in the Philippines, retired four-star General Tony Zinni ...
  
  











  



  
The Women's Guide to Successful Investing: Achieving Financial Security and Realizing Your Goals
Nancy Tengler

Palgrave Macmillan, 2014

Are you an Investor or Saver? Women control over half of the nation's personal wealth, own businesses that grow at one and a half times the national average and—when they don't excuse themselves from participating—outperform men in the realm of investing. Why, then, do the vast majority of women consistently claim they lack the confidence and/or expertise to make financial decisions? The Women's Guide to Successful Investing tackles this ...
  
  











  



  
History of Africa
Kevin Shillington

Palgrave Macmillan, 2012

History of Africa offers a richly illustrated introduction to the history of the entire continent, from earliest times right up to the present day. The third edition has been revised and updated in the light of recent research and provides more coverage of modern Africa. This successful text is now supported by a companion website. History of Africa, third edition: • offers a wealth of specially-drawn maps and carefully chosen ...
  
  











  



  
The New Rules of Retail: Competing in the World's Toughest Marketplace
Robin Lewis, Michael Dart

Palgrave Macmillan Trade, 2014

In The New Rules of Retail , industry gurus Robin Lewis and Michael Dart explained how unprecedented consumer power, enabled by technology and globalization, is revolutionizing retail. They warned that survival in these dynamic times called for a business model based on three distinct competencies: preemptive, perpetual distribution; a neurological customer connection; and total control of the value chain. In the years since that book ...
  
  











  








   



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