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The Ends of the Earth: From Togo to Turkmenistan, from Iran to Cambodia: A Journey to the Frontiers of Anarchy
Robert D. Kaplan
0679751238
January 1997
Paperback
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Book Review
"The future here could be sadder than the present," writes Robert Kaplan in a chapter about the African nation of Sierra Leone. From Kaplan's perspective, the same could be said of virtually the entire Third World, which he spends the bulk of this book visiting and describing. Kaplan, an acclaimed foreign correspondent and author of Balkan Ghosts, is congenitally pessimistic about the developmental prospects of West Africa, the Nile Valley, and much of Asia. This traveler's tale offers dire warnings about overpopulation, environmental degradation, and social chaos. We should all hope that Kaplan's forecast is wrong, but we ignore him at our peril.

San Francisco Chronicle
Kaplan is a superb reporter, expertly weaving his precise, vivid observation of facts at hand into a larger...


Historical Dictionary of Togo
Samuel Decalo
0810830736
May 7, 1996
Hardcover
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Book Description
Togo is a small West African country nestled between Benin and Ghana, extending from its narrow coastline 320 miles inland to Burkina Faso. Although the country's phosphate production has given it a modicum of economic stability, Togo remains politically unstable. The third edition of the "Historical Dictionary of Togo" expands and updates the 1987 edition and includes events occurring after the previous edition. Written by one of the foremost experts on African politics, this indispensable reference source provides concise dictionary entries covering the people, places, events, political and economic institutions, history and culture of this fascinating country. It contains a comprehensive, multilingual bibliography divided according to subject; tables with important economic and demographic data; a list of...


What Goes Up
Eric J. Weiner
0316929662
Sept 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. A 50-year veteran of the financial business says, "If you ever want to get a job on Wall Street, here are the magic words: I can make you money." Not quite "Greed is good," but a typically honest, clear-eyed quote from this illuminating oral history of the stock market. Weiner, a former Dow Jones journalist, provides an insider's perspective on Wall Street through interviews with financial superstars like Charles Schwab, Peter Lynch and dozens of others. He begins in the 1930s and '40s, when each brokerage firm was like a "secret society" in which diversity meant hiring a Dartmouth grad instead of men from Harvard, Yale or Princeton. He ends with 9/11, when the market closed for the longest stretch since the Great Depression. In between, Weiner digs for what financiers really thought about Wall...


Worldwar: Tilting the Balance (Worldwar #2)
Harry Turtledove
0345389980
December 1995
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Review
World War II screeched to a halt as great military powers scrambled to meet an even deadlier foe, armed with formidable technology that made victory seem inevitable. The menace worsens in this, the second novel in the four-book alternate-history saga that Booklist called "possibly the most ambitious in the subgenre's history and definitely the work of one of alternate history's authentic modern masters." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From Publishers Weekly
The second volume of Turtledove's Worldwar series (after Worldwar: In the Balance), an alternate-history saga in which lizard-like aliens invade Earth during WWII, quickly bogs down. As the plot moves among the huge cast of characters, including many historical figures...


Go to Hell
Chuck Crisafulli
1416906029
Sept 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
The universality of the belief in hell is assumed, but its meaning and implications are not examined in this rather lighthearted historical tour of a place Dante, Jonathan Edwards and others have described in, well, hellish detail. While acknowledging that hell is a real and terrifying place for believers, journalist Crisafulli and documentary filmmaker Thompson seem more interested in hell as an "entertainment vehicle," a "not-so-real place" where our foibles and frailties are resignedly recognized, and even perversely celebrated. In short takes, the authors leap through cultural history, from the Epic of Gilgamesh and the Book of the Dead forward to Buffy the Vampire Slayerp 14, 19, 2 8 and then back to Buddhism and Shinto,30ff and the text is dappled with amusing asides, including various celebrities' idea of...


An African in Greenland (Ulverscroft Large Print Series)
Tete-Michel Kpomassie
0708914616


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Book Description
Tété-Michel Kpomassie was a teenager in Togo when he discovered a book about Greenland—and knew that he must go there. Working his way north over nearly a decade, Kpomassie finally arrived in the country of his dreams. This brilliantly observed and superbly entertaining record of his adventures among the Inuit is a testament both to the wonderful strangeness of the human species and to the surprising sympathies that bind us all. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Language Notes
Text: English, French (translation) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Go Spy the Land
Keith Neilson
0275937089
Oct 1992
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
Articles in this anthology, originally presented in 1990 at the Sixteenth Military History Symposium of the Royal Military College of Canada, provide a historical dimension to a subject most often treated in contemporary contexts. The authors successfully establish the continued importance of intelligence in military planning. Ancient Romans, the combatants in the Hundred Years War, and diplomats and generals in the Age of Reason all depended on knowing their enemies' intentions while concealing their own. Interpretation of intelligence, however, is at least as important as information itself. The experiences of 19th-century Britain and modern Canada are used to show that the ways states and individuals perceive reality greatly affects the uses that are made of specific data. General essays further enhance the...


Togo
Frank Parker
1851091602
June 1995
Library Binding
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Three Military Leaders: Heihachiro Togo, Isoroku Yamamoto, Tomoyuki Yamashita (Kodansha Biographies)
Edwin Palmer Hoyt
4770017375


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Dr. Seuss Goes to War: The World War II Editorial Cartoons of Theodor Seuss Geisel
Richard H. Minear
156584565X
October 1999
Hardcover
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Book Review
Before Yertle, before the Cat in the Hat, before Little Cindy-Lou Who (but after Mulberry Street), Dr. Seuss (Theodor Geisel) made his living as a political cartoonist for New York newspaper PM. Seuss drew over 400 cartoons in just under two years for the paper, reflecting the daily's New Deal liberal slant. Starting in early 1941, when PM advocated American involvement in World War II, Seuss savaged the fascists with cunning caricatures. He also turned his pen against America's internal enemies--isolationists, hoarders, complainers, anti-Semites, and anti-black racists--and urged Americans to work together to win the war. The cartoons are often funny, peopled with bowler-hatted "everymen" and what author Art Spiegelman calls "Seussian fauna" in his preface. They are also often very disturbing--Seuss draws brutally racist...


Miles to Go
Daniel Patrick Moynihan
0674574400
Oct 1996
Hardcover
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Book Review
When his 1965 report to President Johnson, "The Negro Family: The Case For National Action," identified the breakdown of the traditional family as a major cause of African-American poverty and crime, Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan was roundly attacked by liberals for "blaming the victims." Since then the debate has shifted in his direction and he has been in the forefront of many debates on welfare. His latest book on the subject mixes historical perspective, personal reminiscence, and his comments on the state of welfare today. His focus remains the family, and particularly the problem of illegitimacy and single welfare mothers, whom he believes trapped in dependency by the current system. Moynihan is hard on successive administrations for failing to heed his warnings. Contrarily he berates the Clinton...


Polis And Imperium: Studies in Honour of Edward Togo Salmon
Ed Evans
0888665261
January 1974
Hardcover
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Language Notes
Text: English, French, Italian


Great Serum Race: Blazing the Iditarod Trail
Debbie S. Miller
0802788114
January 2003
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Grade 3-6-Hot on the heels of Robert J. Blake's Togo (Philomel, 2002) comes another version of the story of the relay race across Alaska to save the people of Nome from an outbreak of diphtheria in 1925. While Blake focuses on one particular dog, Miller tells the more complete tale, beginning with the first dying children and including all of the details of carrying the serum from Anchorage, 1000 miles from its destination. The conditions were terrible as dog teams and mushers dealt with all sorts of problems caused by temperatures as low as 64 degrees below zero. Much of the story focuses on Leonhard Seppala, the musher who owned Togo, Balto, and many other sled dogs. Included are a list of the mushers who participated in the relay, additional information on the dogs that ran, brief information on the...


Let It Go Among Our People
David Price
0718830423
May 2004
Hardcover
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Togo Under Imperial Germany, 1884-1914: A Case Study in Colonial Rule
Arthur J. Knoll
0817969012


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Cincinnnati on the Go
Allen J. Singer
0738533378
Oct 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Cincinnati on the Go explores the various modes of transportation that helped people get around in the first half of the 20th century, providing a unique view of the Queen City through the eyes of her everyday commuters. This volume features historic images of river transportation, street railways, city buses, steam railroads, the first automobiles, and wonderful, rare street scenes. Author Allen J. Singer expands on the transportation photographs in the previously released The Cincinnati Subway, inviting the reader up and out of the abandoned subway tunnels and on a visual tour through the historic streets of the Queen City on her riverboats, streetcars, cable cars, railroads, interurbans, and buses.

About the Author
Author Allen J. Singer is a freelance writer, amateur...


Cord of Blood (Anthropology, Culture and Society Series): Possession and the Making of Voodoo
Nadia Lovell
0745318428
November 2002
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Cord of Blood (Anthropology, Culture, and Society Series): Possession and the Making of Voodoo
Nadia Lovell
074531841X
February 2003
Paperback
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Togo: Portrait of a West African Francophone Republic in the 1980s
A. A. Curkeet
089950759X
January 1993
Paperback
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Go Where You Wanna Go
Matthew Greenwald
0815412045
Jan 2002
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
Projecting a sunny, carefree image with folk-pop hits such as "California Dreamin' " and "Monday, Monday," the Mamas & the Papas pioneered the kind of complex internal dysfunction later popularized by Fleetwood Mac. Greenwald, a rock journalist and longtime fan, collects quotes from new and existing interviews with M&P friends and associates to tell the group's soap-opera story. The band itself is represented by new interviews with surviving band members Michelle Phillips and Denny Doherty, a previously unpublished interview with the late Cass Elliot, and previously published quotes from the group's recently deceased leader, John Phillips. The oral biography approach has pitfalls, as many of the quotes seem muddled without an author's narrative to provide background and context. Once the account reaches...


Non-Traditional Occupations, Empowerment and Women: A Case of Togolese Women (African Studies: History, Politics, Economics and Culture)
Ayele Lea Adubra
0415973597
April 25, 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
This study explores the relationship between the nature and context of non-traditional occupations and the empowerment status of women in society. Specifically, it examines the extent to which women in non-traditional occupations have been empowered by their skills, knowledge, and position within the Togolese Government's existing training policies for the increased participation of women in non-traditional sectors of the labor force.
In Togo, like many other African countries, several evaluation exercises have been conducted regarding the number of women who have successfully completed their training in non-traditional occupations. However, none has focused on how those women cope with everyday cultural and social challenges or addressed the issues of movement for the development of women.
Nineteen (19) women...


Go to the Sources
Chara Haeussler Bohan
0820455040
Mar 2004
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Book Description
Lucy Maynard Salmon was a pioneer educator with a progressive spirit. Having earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree from the University of Michigan in 1876 and 1883, Salmon continued her studies under Bryn Mawr professor and future U.S. President, Woodrow Wilson. Thereafter, Salmon began her forty-year Vassar College career and earned a reputation as a nationally prominent historian, suffrage advocate, author, and teacher. She helped found the American Association of University Women, the American Association of University Professors, and the Middle States Council for the Social Studies. She was the only woman to serve on the American Historical Association’s Committee of Seven and the first woman to be elected to its Executive Council. An advocate of the new social history, Salmon’s teaching...


Kinship and Marriage Among the Anlo Ewe
G. K. Nukunya
0485196379
February 1969
Paperback
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Book Description
An analysis of the Anlo of Ghana and Togo, whose descent system balances a patrilineal ideology with strong matrilateral ties.


Kinship and Marriage Among the Anlo Ewe
G. K. Nukunya
184520042X
March 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
An analysis of the Anlo of Ghana and Togo, whose descent system balances a patrilineal ideology with strong matrilateral ties.


Get Up and Go!
Sylvia Whitman
0822517353
Aug 1996
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Grade 6-8?A factual narrative of historical changes in transportation and their impact on American society. Fascinating insights emerge from the chronological account of inventions, federal acts of legislation, and methods of road building. Whitman's story embraces all of America's history, from the time of Indian trails to modern superhighways. The two-page bibliography contains adult titles and the index offers a menu of subjects for reports. This series entry updates and consolidates many aspects of transportation in America that have been addressed separately in earlier publications. Sepia photos and reproductions appear on almost every page and enhance the text.?Shirley Wilton, Ocean County College, Toms River, NJCopyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Tsushima - A Decisive Victory: The Great Naval Battle 100 Years On:Royal United Services Institute for Defense Studies : An article from: RUSI Journal [HTML]
Eric Grove
B000BGC3L2
April 30, 2005
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Book Description
Few naval battles have been so decisive as the smashing victory achieved by Admiral Togo's Japanese fleet over the Russian Second Pacific Squadron in the Straits of Tsushima on May 27, 1905. Grove details the great naval battle of Tsushima.This digital document is an article from RUSI Journal, most recently published by Royal United Services Institute for Defence Studies on April 30, 2005. The length of the article is 4884 words. The page length shown above is based on a typical 300-word page. The article is delivered in HTML format and is available in your Book Review Digital Locker immediately after purchase. You can view it with any web browser.Citation Details
Title: Tsushima - A Decisive Victory: The Great Naval Battle 100 Years On
Author: Eric Grove
Publication: RUSI Journal (Feature)
Date: April 30,...



Human History at the Crossroads
E. Hausen
0897894839
Sept 1996
Hardcover
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Book Description
The pathology of wars, violence, anger, and frustration is traced from the first hominids to our time. This book traces the history of our gradual alienation from nature, from our community, and from our own and other species. The author uses a conversational tone to explain a theory of how having relinquished control of our lives to others, be it rulers, priests, or bosses, we have created a general malaise which has led to anger, frustration and violence. The book ends optimistically with possible solutions.

About the Author
E. HAUSEN is a Professor at the University of Quebec at Montreal in the Department of Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science.


Imperialism: A History in Documents
Bonnie G. Smith
0195108019
November 2000
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Gr 7 Up-Smith examines the "high tide" of colonial imperialism, an era characterized by the expansion of European empires in Africa and Asia for financial gain and national power. She opens with background about the racial and economic rationales for imperialism, and then provides chapters about the rapid growth of empires, the role of technology and profits in imperialism, and its impact on the environment. She also discusses how the interaction between the indigenous peoples and colonizing powers changed both of them, native resistance to the ruling powers, and the role that the two world wars played in ending imperialism. Each chapter has numerous primary-source readings, supplemented by Smith's discussion and analysis, which illustrate or expand upon the chapter topic. The primary sources reflect a wide...


Against All Odds: The Story of the Toyota Motor Corporation and the Family That Created It
Yukiyasu Togo, William Wartman
0312097336


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From Library Journal
One would certainly expect that a book co-written by the head of Toyota's U.S. sales division would present a sanitized version of the history of the Toyota Motor Corporation. That suspicion aside, the work is an interesting and complex history of the founding and phenomenal growth of the Toyota Company. The reader will learn how the Japanese car industry struggled against the pressure of foreign imports, the devastating effects of World War II, and the lack of manufacturing materials and skills. The development of the company's manufacturing process and other innovations it had to initiate to survive are discussed at length. The writing is well done and easy enough for general readers. Industry experts will probably not find anything new here, but for the merely curious the book provides solid insight into the...

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