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July
All in the Family: The Private Roots of American Public Policy - Patricia StrachEven a casual observer of American politics might notice the importance of family in political rhetoric like the Republicans' "family values" and the Democrats' "working families," but we know surprisingly little about the role of family in American politics. We typically think of family as "private" and out of the public realm of politics or we associate family and public policy with so-called family policies, such as welfare or family leave. The goal of this book is to clarify the relationship between seemingly private family life and federal public policies. It asks two important questions: How
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July
Classical Mythology: A Very Short Introduction - Helen MoralesFrom Zeus and Europa, to Diana, Pan, and Prometheus, the myths of ancient Greece and Rome seem to exert a timeless power over us. But what do those myths represent, and why are they so enduringly fascinating? Why do they seem to be such a potent way of talking about our selves, our origins, and our desires? This imaginative and stimulating Very Short Introduction goes beyond a simple retelling of the stories to explore the rich history and diverse interpretations of classical mythology. It is a wide-ranging account, examining how classical myths are used and understood in both high art and popular
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July
The Democratic Republic, 1801-1815 - Marshall SmelserNow available from Waveland Press, the author has skillfully organized the abundant learning of those who have authored so many specialized studies of the history of the United States from 1801 to 1815 in an interesting and accessible fashion. A combination of several monographs and documents and a sampling of earlier sources--press, polemics, reports, correspondence and memoirs--tell a coherent and illuminating story. The Thomas Jefferson portrayed in this text is no flaming radical, but instead a Whiggish moderate. Without overlooking his flaws, a sympathetic portrait is presented of the man who
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July
Ubuntu Unleashed 2012 Edition: Covering 11.10 and 12.04 (7th Edition) - Matthew HelmkeIncorporating an advanced approach to presenting information about Ubuntu, this title aims to provide information that intermediate to advanced Linux users need to know about installation, configuration, system administration, server operations, and secruity.