Catafalque (2-Volume Set): Carl Jung and the End of Humanity
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Game, Set, Cash!: Inside the Secret World of International Tennis Trading by Brad Hutchins
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Overview: Brad Hutchins has been living a young bloke’s dream: getting paid to travel the world and watch sport. Sitting court-side on the pro tennis circuit, he uses his phone to transmit results to a gambling syndicate, taking advantage of the time delay in TV broadcasts to beat other online punters to the big pay-offs. His stories from life on the road capture the adventures and mishaps that come with following the world’s best tennis players and partying in a new country every week.
But like card counters in casinos, court-siders are despised by the tennis establishment. The more time Brad spends at tournaments, the harder it becomes for him to evade the security guards who are hell-bent on ejecting him from matches. The resulting cat-and-mouse chases will appeal to anyone who loves the roguish spirit of The Wolf of Wall Street or Catch Me If You Can.
Genre: Non Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs
Day by Day: The Twenties, 2-Volume Set by Rodney P. Carlisle
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Overview: Sometimes referred to as the Jazz Age or the Roaring Twenties, the period from 1920 to 1929 witnessed such momentous events as the crash of the stock market, Prohibition, the Harlem Renaissance, the Scopes "Monkey Trial," and the first feature-length motion picture with a soundtrack.
Day by Day: The Twenties is a comprehensive two-volume set presenting a complete, accessible chronology of this pivotal decade. This unique new title documents the major events of the period as they unfolded each day, including the defining social, economic, political, and cultural issues of the time. Comprehensive daily coverage is divided into 10 sections: World Affairs; Europe; Africa and the Middle East; The Americas; Asia and the Pacific; U.S. Politics and Social Issues; U.S. Foreign Policy and Defense; U.S. Economy and Environment; Science, Technology, and Nature; and Culture, Leisure, and Lifestyle.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History
From Suffrage to the Senate Set: An Encyclopedia of American Women in Politics by Suzanne O’Dea Schenken
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Overview: This book is a comprehensive compendium of biographies of leading women in U.S. politics, past and present, and an examination of the wide range of women’s movements. With this illustrated reference work, you can explore American women’s path to political power and social equality from the struggle for the right to vote and the abolition of slavery to the first African American woman in the U.S. Senate and beyond. With an emphasis on modern pioneers from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds such as Madeleine Albright, Linda Chavez-Thompson, Shirley Chisholm, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Winona LaDuke, and Patsy Mink, From suffrage to the Senate covers the individuals, organizations, movements, publications, milestones, legislative victories, and court cases that have changed the face of American politics. This book also traces the political heritage of the abolition, labor, suffrage, temperance, and reproductive rights movements.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational > Politics
Set Theory and the Continuum Hypothesis by Paul J. Cohen
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Overview: This exploration of a notorious mathematical problem is the work of the man who discovered the solution. The independence of the continuum hypothesis is the focus of this study by Paul J. Cohen. It presents not only an accessible technical explanation of the author’s landmark proof but also a fine introduction to mathematical logic. An emeritus professor of mathematics at Stanford University, Dr. Cohen won two of the most prestigious awards in mathematics: in 1964, he was awarded the American Mathematical Society’s Bôcher Prize for analysis; and in 1966, he received the Fields Medal for Logic.
In this volume, the distinguished mathematician offers an exposition of set theory and the continuum hypothesis that employs intuitive explanations as well as detailed proofs. The self-contained treatment includes background material in logic and axiomatic set theory as well as an account of Kurt Gödel’s proof of the consistency of the continuum hypothesis. An invaluable reference book for mathematicians and mathematical theorists, this text is suitable for graduate and postgraduate students and is rich with hints and ideas that will lead readers to further work in mathematical logic.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational