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Britain's Secret War: The Indonesian Confrontation 1962 - 66 by Will Fowler

By Will Fowler

The ‘Confrontation’ among Malaysia and Indonesia in Bornew 20/1/2006 the battle opposed to Indonesian raids throughout a 900-mile border in a few of the world’s worst jungle terrain – ultimately concerned approximately 20,000 British and Commonwealth troops, with air and naval help; and but, via mutual consent, it was once astonishingly little pronounced on the time. This ‘secret war’ observed the perfection of SAS jungle strategies; a Parachute Regiment motion defined as ‘a moment Rorke’s Drift’; and audacious mystery missions deep within enemy territory, together with the award to a Gurkha soldier of the British Army’s merely ‘living VC’ for forty years.

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From Counterculture to Cyberculture: Stewart Brand, the by Fred Turner

By Fred Turner

Within the early Nineteen Sixties, pcs haunted the yankee renowned mind's eye. Bleak instruments of the chilly conflict, they embodied the inflexible association and mechanical conformity that made the military-industrial advanced attainable. yet via the 1990s—and the sunrise of the Internet—computers began to symbolize a truly various type of international: a collaborative and electronic utopia modeled at the communal beliefs of the hippies who so vehemently rebelled opposed to the chilly struggle institution within the first place. 

From Counterculture to Cyberculture is the 1st publication to discover this amazing and ironic transformation. Fred Turner the following strains the formerly untold tale of a hugely influential team of San Francisco Bay–area marketers: Stewart model and the Whole Earth community. among 1968 and 1998, through such widespread venues because the nationwide e-book Award–winning Whole Earth Catalog, the pc conferencing method referred to as good, and, eventually, the release of the wildly profitable Wired journal, model and his colleagues brokered a long-running collaboration among San Francisco flower energy and the rising technological hub of Silicon Valley. due to their imaginative and prescient, counterculturalists and technologists alike joined jointly to reimagine pcs as instruments for private liberation, the development of digital and decidedly substitute groups, and the exploration of daring new social frontiers. 

Shedding new mild on how our networked tradition got here to be, this attention-grabbing booklet reminds us that the gap among the thankful useless and Google, among Ken Kesey and the pc itself, isn't really as nice as we would think.
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Gender, Rhetoric, and Print Culture in French Renaissance by Floyd Gray

By Floyd Gray

Floyd grey explores how the remedy of arguable topics in French Renaissance writing was once laid low with rhetorical conventions and the industrial standards of an increasing publishing undefined. concentrating on quite a lot of discourses on gender issues--misogynist, feminist, autobiographical, gay and medical--Gray unearths the level to which those marginalized texts replicate literary issues instead of social truth. His new readings of Rabelais, Montaigne, Louise Lab? and others, problem the inherent anachronism of feedback that fails to take account of the cultural context of the interval.

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The Last Intellectuals: American Culture in the Age of by Russell Jacoby

By Russell Jacoby

"Russell Jacoby's fantastic research of our decreased highbrow lifestyles is, in itself, a hopeful signal: could he flourish." -Gore Vidal This provocative e-book chronicles the disappearance of the "public highbrow" in the United States. For over thirty years, the cultural panorama has been ruled by way of the new release of Irving Howe, Daniel Bell, and John Kenneth Galbraith; no more youthful team has arisen to be triumphant them. not like previous intellectuals who lived in city bohemias and wrote for the proficient public, modern day thinkers have flocked to the schools, the place the politics of tenure loom greater than the politics of tradition. In an incisive and passionate polemic, Russell Jacoby examines how gentrification, suburbanization, and educational careerism have sapped the power of yank highbrow existence.

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Avatare by Christian Lindner

By Christian Lindner

Computeroberfl?chen stehen vor einer technischen Revolution. "Avatare", intelligente Software-Programme, werden mit den Usern in nat?rlicher Sprache kommunizieren, sie auf der Suche nach Informationen und Produkten im web begleiten, sie beraten und ihnen allt?gliche Aufgaben erleichtern. Obwohl in dieser Technologie erste Ans?tze bereits verf?gbar sind, werden deren Chancen f?r E-Business, advertising und Werbung bisher kaum zur Kenntnis genommen. Eine L?cke, die dieses Buch durch einen interdisziplin?ren Ansatz zu verringern sucht. Wie ist der Entwicklungsstand nat?rlichsprachlicher Computersysteme? Wo liegen ihre M?glichkeiten und Grenzen? Wie k?nnen Unternehmen von diesen developments profitieren? Daf?r kommen neben Wissenschaftlern auch die im Markt bereits t?tigen Unternehmen, Unternehmensberater und die Praktiker aus ausgew?hlten Projekten zu Wort.

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The Plantagenets: History of a Dynasty by J. S. Hamilton

By J. S. Hamilton

The tale of the Plantagenet dynasty is the tale of 1 of the pivotal a long time in English background. Attitudes and outlooks have been shaped with reference to an unlimited array of profoundly very important concerns. Such basic concerns because the courting among church and kingdom, the character of government/governance, the interplay of social and fiscal periods, and eventually the assumption of what it potential to be English have been all formed to an exceptional measure by way of the occasions of the 13th and fourteenth centuries.

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Institutional Change and American Economic Growth by L. E. Davis, Douglass C. North

By L. E. Davis, Douglass C. North

This publication provides a version for interpreting difficulties of institutional switch and applies it to American fiscal improvement within the 19th and 20th centuries. The authors advance their version of institutional swap. They argue that if exterior financial components make a rise in source of revenue attainable yet no longer possible in the latest institutional constitution, new enterprises needs to be constructed to accomplish the capability in source of revenue. Their version is designed to give an explanation for the sort and timing of those invaluable adjustments in institutional association. person, voluntary cooperative, and governmental preparations are integrated within the dialogue, even if the latter differs significantly from the 1st .

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