Humour across frontiers, or, Round the world in 80 jokes / by Richard D. Lewis
We often hear the expression “The …………..ese have no sense of humour.” Strictly speaking, this must be untrue, as all people laugh, therefore, something has tickled their sense of incongruity. What is obvious is that different peoples laugh at different things, therefore a sense of humour cannot be defined as a constant. The dry, subtle, humorous English professor could be regarded as a weird eccentric by an Arab or as a cackling madman by a Japanese.

Humour across frontiers, or, Round the world in 80 jokes / by Richard D. Lewis

We often hear the expression “The …………..ese have no sense of humour.” Strictly speaking, this must be untrue, as all people laugh, therefore, something has tickled their sense of incongruity. What is obvious is that different peoples laugh at different things, therefore a sense of humour cannot be defined as a constant. The dry, subtle, humorous English professor could be regarded as a weird eccentric by an Arab or as a cackling madman by a Japanese.

The poetry of the American Civil War  / edited by Lee Steinmetz
Deeply affecting and diverse in perspective, The Poetry of the American Civil War is the first comprehensive volume to focus entirely on poetry written and published during the Civil War. Of the nearly one thousand books of poetry published in the 1860s, some two hundred addressed the war in some way, and these collectively present a textured portrait of life during the conflict.

The poetry of the American Civil War  / edited by Lee Steinmetz

Deeply affecting and diverse in perspective, The Poetry of the American Civil War is the first comprehensive volume to focus entirely on poetry written and published during the Civil War. Of the nearly one thousand books of poetry published in the 1860s, some two hundred addressed the war in some way, and these collectively present a textured portrait of life during the conflict.

Seeing red : Hollywood’s pixeled skins : American Indians and film / edited by LeAnne Howe, Harvey Markowitz, and Denise K. Cummings
In this collection of accessible essays for general readers and undergraduates, Markowitz (Washington and Lee University) brings together scholars in American Indian studies, literature, history, and cultural anthropology (plus a Native American filmmaker) to challenge the dominant ideologies concerning Native Americans that have been dished up by the mainstream cinema over the past 100 years; they also review recent independent productions, covering a total of 36 films, from 1925 to 2004.

Seeing red : Hollywood’s pixeled skins : American Indians and film / edited by LeAnne Howe, Harvey Markowitz, and Denise K. Cummings

In this collection of accessible essays for general readers and undergraduates, Markowitz (Washington and Lee University) brings together scholars in American Indian studies, literature, history, and cultural anthropology (plus a Native American filmmaker) to challenge the dominant ideologies concerning Native Americans that have been dished up by the mainstream cinema over the past 100 years; they also review recent independent productions, covering a total of 36 films, from 1925 to 2004.

Death, American style : a cultural history of dying in America / Lawrence R. Samuel
The notion of one day disappearing from the earth forever is contrary to many of America’s defining cultural values, with death and dying viewed as ‘un-American’ experiences. Arguing that death and dying may be our last major taboo, this book shows how death and dying became almost unmentionable words over the course of the last century.

Death, American style : a cultural history of dying in America / Lawrence R. Samuel

The notion of one day disappearing from the earth forever is contrary to many of America’s defining cultural values, with death and dying viewed as ‘un-American’ experiences. Arguing that death and dying may be our last major taboo, this book shows how death and dying became almost unmentionable words over the course of the last century.

The psychology of fatigue : work, effort, and control / Robert Hockey
Fatigue can have a major impact on an individual’s performance and wellbeing, yet is poorly understood, even within the scientific community. There is no developed theory of its origins or functions, and different types of fatigue (mental, physical, sleepiness) are routinely confused.

The psychology of fatigue : work, effort, and control / Robert Hockey

Fatigue can have a major impact on an individual’s performance and wellbeing, yet is poorly understood, even within the scientific community. There is no developed theory of its origins or functions, and different types of fatigue (mental, physical, sleepiness) are routinely confused.

The miracle detective : an investigative reporter sets out to examine how the Catholic church investigates holy visions and discovers his own faith / Randall Sullivan
In a tiny, dilapidated trailer in northeastern Oregon, a young woman saw a vision of the Virgin Mary in an ordinary landscape painting hanging on her bedroom wall. After being met with skepticism from the local parish, the matter was officially placed “under investigation” by the Catholic diocese. Investigative journalist Randall Sullivan wanted to know how, exactly, one might conduct the official inquiry into such an incident, so he set off to interview theologians, historians, and postulators from the Sacred Congregation of the Causes for Saints.

The miracle detective : an investigative reporter sets out to examine how the Catholic church investigates holy visions and discovers his own faith / Randall Sullivan

In a tiny, dilapidated trailer in northeastern Oregon, a young woman saw a vision of the Virgin Mary in an ordinary landscape painting hanging on her bedroom wall. After being met with skepticism from the local parish, the matter was officially placed “under investigation” by the Catholic diocese. Investigative journalist Randall Sullivan wanted to know how, exactly, one might conduct the official inquiry into such an incident, so he set off to interview theologians, historians, and postulators from the Sacred Congregation of the Causes for Saints.

Words of the world : a global history of the Oxford English dictionary / Sarah Ogilvie
Most people think of the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) as a distinctly British product. Begun in England one hundred and fifty years ago, it took over sixty years to complete and when it was finally finished in 1928 the British Prime Minister heralded it as a ‘national treasure.’ This book shows that the dictionary is not as ‘British’ as we all thought. The linguist and lexicographer, Sarah Ogilvie, combines her insider knowledge and experience with impeccable research to show rather that the OED is an international product in both its content and its making.

Words of the world : a global history of the Oxford English dictionary / Sarah Ogilvie

Most people think of the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) as a distinctly British product. Begun in England one hundred and fifty years ago, it took over sixty years to complete and when it was finally finished in 1928 the British Prime Minister heralded it as a ‘national treasure.’ This book shows that the dictionary is not as ‘British’ as we all thought. The linguist and lexicographer, Sarah Ogilvie, combines her insider knowledge and experience with impeccable research to show rather that the OED is an international product in both its content and its making.

Sport, philosophy, and good lives / Randolph Feezell
There’s more to sports than the ethos of competition, entertainment, and commercialism expressed in popular media and discourse. Sport, Philosophy, and Good Lives discusses sport in the context of several traditional philosophical questions, including: What is a good human life and how does sport factor into it? To whom do we look for ethical guidance?

Sport, philosophy, and good lives / Randolph Feezell

There’s more to sports than the ethos of competition, entertainment, and commercialism expressed in popular media and discourse. Sport, Philosophy, and Good Lives discusses sport in the context of several traditional philosophical questions, including: What is a good human life and how does sport factor into it? To whom do we look for ethical guidance?

Europe : the struggle for supremacy, from 1453 to the present / Brendan Simms
If there is a fundamental truth of geopolitics, it is this: whoever controls the core of Europe controls the entire continent, and whoever controls all of Europe can dominate the world. Over the past five centuries, a rotating cast of kings and conquerors, presidents and dictators have set their sights on the European heartland, desperate to seize this pivotal area or at least prevent it from falling into the wrong hands. From Charles V and Napoleon to Bismarck and Cromwell, from Hitler and Stalin to Roosevelt and Gorbachev, nearly all the key power players of modern history have staked their titanic visions on this vital swath of land.

Europe : the struggle for supremacy, from 1453 to the present / Brendan Simms

If there is a fundamental truth of geopolitics, it is this: whoever controls the core of Europe controls the entire continent, and whoever controls all of Europe can dominate the world. Over the past five centuries, a rotating cast of kings and conquerors, presidents and dictators have set their sights on the European heartland, desperate to seize this pivotal area or at least prevent it from falling into the wrong hands. From Charles V and Napoleon to Bismarck and Cromwell, from Hitler and Stalin to Roosevelt and Gorbachev, nearly all the key power players of modern history have staked their titanic visions on this vital swath of land.

Betting on famine : why the world still goes hungry / Jean Ziegler
Few know that world hunger was very nearly eradicated in our lifetimes. In the past five years, however, widespread starvation has suddenly reappeared, and chronic hunger is a major issue on every continent. In an extensive investigation of this disturbing shift, Jean Ziegler—one of the world’s leading food experts—lays out in clear and accessible terms the complex global causes of the new hunger crisis. Ziegler’s wide-ranging and fascinating examination focuses on how the new sustainable revolution in energy production has diverted millions of acres of corn, soy, wheat, and other grain crops from food to fuel.

Betting on famine : why the world still goes hungry / Jean Ziegler

Few know that world hunger was very nearly eradicated in our lifetimes. In the past five years, however, widespread starvation has suddenly reappeared, and chronic hunger is a major issue on every continent. In an extensive investigation of this disturbing shift, Jean Ziegler—one of the world’s leading food experts—lays out in clear and accessible terms the complex global causes of the new hunger crisis. Ziegler’s wide-ranging and fascinating examination focuses on how the new sustainable revolution in energy production has diverted millions of acres of corn, soy, wheat, and other grain crops from food to fuel.