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  • Cornell University Press
    was featured in the November 13 issue of the Toronto Globe and Mail B C Professor Ruffles Feathers by Spotlighting Africa s more Stephen Hopgood on Start the Week Stephen Hopgood author of The Endtimes of Human Rights and Keepers of the Flame Understanding Amnesty International appeared with Bianca Jagger on the BBC Radio 4 program Start the Week on November 25 2013 Listen more Fearful Spirits Reasoned Follies reviewed in Fortean Times Fearful Spirits Reasoned Follies The Boundaries of Superstition in Late Medieval Europe by Michael D Bailey is reviewed in issue 309 of Fortean Times Here s an excerpt This is no pop history of spells and hexes Michael D Bailey s more Winter 2013 Gift Giving Guide As we approach the holiday season here are some recent titles that are ideal for giving to the book lover in your life Francis of Assisi The Life Augustine Thompson O P The Angola Horror The 1867 Train Wreck That Shocked the Nation and Transformed American Railroads Charity Vogel Albert Camus Elements of a Life Robert Zaretsky Food Co ops in America Communities Consumption and Economic Democracy Anne Meis Knupfer Birth Certificate The Story of Danilo Kis Mark Thompson Merit

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  • Cornell University Press
    Insecurity Independence and the New World of White Collar Unemployment by Carrie M Lane Winner 2012 Society for the Anthropology of Work Book Prize Finalist 2012 Society for Economic Anthropology Book Prize Phantom Billing Fake Prescriptions and the High Cost of Medicine Health Care Fraud and What to Do about It by Terry L Leap Honorable Mention 2012 Medical Book Awards Physicians Category American Medical Writers Association Creating Cistercian Nuns The Women s Religious Movement and Its Reform in Thirteenth Century Champagne by Anne E Lester Winner 2012 Best First Book of Feminist Scholarship on the Middle Ages Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship Retirement on the Line Age Work and Value in an American Factory by Caitrin Lynch Finalist 2012 Society for the Anthropology of Work Book Prize Murder Most Russian True Crime and Punishment in Late Imperial Russia by Louise McReynolds Honorable Mention 2013 Heldt Prize for the Best Book in Slavic Eastern European Eurasian Women s Studies Association for Women in Slavic Studies Dividing Citizens Gender and Federalism in New Deal Public Policy by Suzanne Mettler Winner 2013 Martha Derthick Best Book Award Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations Organized Section American Political Science Association The Memory of All Ancient Customs Native American Diplomacy in the Colonial Hudson Valley by Tom Arne Midtrød 2013 Recipient Award for Excellence in Research Using the Holdings of the State Archives New York State Archives Vico and Naples The Urban Origins of Modern Social Theory by Barbara Ann Naddeo Winner 2011 Jacques Barzun Prize in Cultural History American Philosophical Society Balkan Smoke Tobacco and the Making of Modern Bulgaria by Mary C Neuburger Winner 2013 Barbara S Jelavich Book Prize Association for Slavic East European and Eurasian Studies Benjamin s Library Modernity Nation and the Baroque by Jane O Newman Honorable Mention 2012 Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Studies in Germanic Languages and Literatures Modern Language Association The Logic of Positive Engagement by Miroslav Nincic A 2012 Choice Magazine Outstanding Academic Title Putting the Barn Before the House Women and Family Farming in Early Twentieth Century New York by Grey Osterud Winner 2013 Theodore Saloutos Memorial Award Agricultural History Society The Patriotism of Despair Nation War and Loss in Russia by Serguei Alex Oushakine Winner 2012 Award for Best Book in Literature and Culture American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages Not Quite Shamans Spirit Worlds and Political Lives in Northern Mongolia by Morten Axel Pedersen Honorable Mention 2012 Gregory Bateson Book Prize Society for Cultural Anthropology With God on Our Side The Struggle for Workers Rights in a Catholic Hospital by Adam D Reich Honorable Mention 2013 Distinguished Scholarly Monograph Labor and Labor Movements Section American Sociological Association The Broken Village Coffee Migration and Globalization in Honduras by Daniel R Reichman Honorable Mention 2012 Victor Turner Prize in Ethnographic Writing Society for Humanistic Anthropology Section American Anthropological Association The Big Squeeze A Social and Political History of the Controversial Mammogram by Handel Reynolds Second Place Winner Consumer Health Category

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  • Cornell University Press
    308 56 00 rdc RDCLitera com English copublication and reprint rights in India Mr Surit Mitra Maya Publishers 4821 Parwana Bhawan 3rd Floor 24 Ansari Road Daryaganj New Delhi 110002 India Fax 91 11 2324 3829 surit VSNL com Permissions For requests about anthologies and quotation print excerpts photocopying course packets and electronic reserve braille and other materials for the visually impaired please fax mail or email Stephanie Munson Permissions Coordinator Cornell University Press Sage House 512 East State Street Ithaca NY 14850 USA Tel 607 277 2338 ext 231 Fax 607 277 2374 sm120 cornell edu Copyright Clearance Center Permission to reuse much of the copyrighted content published by Cornell University Press can be requested directly from the Copyright Clearance Center which makes it easy for instructors academic institutions and businesses to secure permissions to reuse content Simply click and connect instantly to the list of Cornell titles available for licensing at www copyright com If you do not find the material you are looking for here please see the instructions below for requesting permission to reuse material from Cornell University Press titles Requesting Permission from Cornell University Press To facilitate your request you may download our standard permission request form here You must include the following information as appropriate A For Anthology and Quotation Print Excerpt Requests our standard permission covers nonexclusive English language rights for inclusion in a single edition only your publisher with full address title of your publication territory required for distribution format s required i e hardcover paperback and or electronic estimated number of copies of each format of this edition estimated list price of each format publication date of each format word count of the Cornell University Press text to be reprinted copy of the material you wish to reprint showing all edits

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  • The Angola Horror, The 1867 Train Wreck That Shocked the Nation and Transformed American Railroads
    happened at Angola and why The Angola Horror is a classic story of disaster and its aftermath in which events coincide to produce horrific consequences and people are forced to respond to experiences that test the limits of their endurance Vogel sets the Angola Horror against a broader context of the developing technology of railroads the culture of the nation s print media the public policy legislation of the post Civil War era and finally the culture of death and mourning in the Victorian period The Angola Horror sheds light on the psyche of the American nation The fatal wreck of an express train nine years later during a similar bridge crossing in Ashtabula Ohio serves as a chilling coda to the story Cast of Characters Prologue America on the Rails 1 Troubled Sleep 2 Angola at Dawn 3 Getting Under Way 4 En Route 5 Delays 6 Approach 7 Breaking 8 Falling 9 Horror 10 Rescue 11 Recognitions 12 Reports 13 Mourning 14 Judging 15 Debates 16 Changes Epilogue Lost Souls Postscript After the Horror Author s Note Notes Bibliography Index Press Reviews The Angola Horror Vogel s work is gracefully written and the notes and bibliography reveal a staggering amount of research into contemporary newspapers and other primary sources This is social history the author imaginatively reconstructs the lives and experiences of those traveling on the Express that day as well as the men and women of Angola New York who rose to the occasion when disaster struck The overall result is a vivid depiction of antebellum life and travel March Aldrich Railroad History The Angola Horror On December 18 1867 the New York Express train from Cleveland to Buffalo derailed in frigid temperatures at Angola NY resulting in horrific injuries and heavy loss of life Charity Vogel has written an exhaustive history of the accident Her narrative tracing the train s route builds suspense with every mile and station until the train meets its doom Verdict This is history writing at its best as Vogel immerses her readers in the event s 1867 context Highly recommended Library Journal 1 July 2013 STARRED REVIEW Experts The Angola Horror is an astonishing indeed terrifying story told with insight compassion and suspense Charity Vogel achieves the near impossible capturing the individuality of those caught up in the tragedy while simultaneously creating an expansive compelling portrait of post Civil War America Lauren Belfer author of City of Light and A Fierce Radiance It was truly difficult to put The Angola Horror down Both general and academic readers will find the individual stories of passengers workers and rescuers engaging There is much to admire in the detective work involved in piecing together these narratives The overall account of the journey leading up to the crash the crash and the rescue is well told Amy Richter Clark University author of Home on the Rails Women the Railroad and the Rise of Public Domesticity The Angola Horror is a wonderfully and imaginatively researched and

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  • Ancient Egypt in 101 Questions and Answers
    the ancient civilization in the Nile valley They range from the surprising Why did upper class Egyptians never wear a beard to the profound Was ancient Egypt a culture of death and the provocative What do we not know about ancient Egypt Schneider s answers will surprise inspire and challenge a wide range of readers Ancient Egypt in 101 Questions and Answers provides a completely fresh way of looking at all aspects of ancient Egypt from history art and everyday life to religion and ancient attitudes to death and the afterlife Preface 1 Ancient Egypt and the Modern World 2 The Egyptian World and the Egyptian World View 3 Egyptian History 4 Egyptian Religion 5 Egyptian Art Archaeology and Architecture 6 Egyptian Language and Literature 7 Egyptian Society 8 Egyptologists Appendix 101 Reading Suggestions for the study of Ancient Egypt Press Reviews Ancient Egypt in 101 Questions and Answers Ancient Egypt with its pharaohs pyramids and mummies never ceases to fascinate Employing a question and answer format this handy volume provides a wealth of information about ancient Egyptian history society religion and more For example did ancient Egyptian women have equal rights How was the Great Pyramid built The answers ranging in length from one to three pages are engagingly and accessibly written and invite further research It is highly recommended for the circulating shelves of most academic and public libraries Booklist 18 September 2013 Ancient Egypt in 101 Questions and Answers Schneider provides an illuminating introduction to Egyptology for the nonspecialist Library Journal 1 September 2013 Title Ancient Egypt in 101 Questions and Answers Edition First Edition Author Thomas Schneider Translated by David Lorton Imprint Cornell University Press BISAC Subject Heading REF018000 REFERENCE Questions Answers SOC003000 SOCIAL SCIENCE Archaeology HIS002030 HISTORY Ancient Egypt BIC Subject Heading HBLA Ancient history

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  • Qatar, Small State, Big Politics
    Stability of Royal Autocracy 5 State Capacity and High Modernism 6 Qatar s Moment in History Notes Bibliography Index Experts In this impressive book Mehran Kamrava addresses the remarkable phenomenon of tiny Qatar and whether or not it is likely to become a major regional force Crucially he sets Qatar apart from its other resource rich monarchical neighbors by placing necessary emphasis on its emerging foreign policy Christopher M Davidson Durham University author of After the Sheikhs The Coming Collapse of the Gulf Monarchies This very well written book uses Qatar as a vehicle to discuss big ideas like the nature of power state autonomy and high modernism F Gregory Gause University of Vermont author of Oil Monarchies Mehran Kamrava who is an established authority on the Persian Gulf has generated the most readable and analytically rich studies of this subregion with great consistency It is good to see him turn his sharp eye toward the subregion s most interesting state actor today namely Qatar In his brilliant new book on this small but economically dynamic Gulf state Kamrava provides the reader with a comprehensive analysis of this country s power pyramid and the policy imperatives of its more modernizing elite alongside a full analysis of the essence of its subtle power indeed soft power as he maps what he calls Doha s hyperactive diplomacy and regional conduct This book will excite even the keenest observer of the Gulf for its ability to delve deep while also painting the most intricate conceptual canvass for Qatar s moment in history Honestly I read it cover to cover and enjoyed learning something new from its every page Kamrava never fails to deliver Anoush Ehteshami author of Dynamics of Change in the Persian Gulf Political Economy War and Revolution Related News Mehran Kamrava

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  • Tyranny of the Weak, North Korea and the World, 1950–1992
    the Korean War and Cold War still maintains a powerful hold on North Korea in the twenty first century and understanding those historical forces is as urgent today as it was sixty years ago Introduction North Korea in the International System 1 The Unfinished War 1950 53 2 Postwar Reconstruction and a Declaration of Self Reliance 1953 55 3 A Singular Path North Korea in the Socialist Community 1956 63 4 The Anti Imperialist Front 1963 72 5 Breaking Out Engaging the First and Third Worlds 1972 79 6 A New Generation and a New Cold War 1980 84 7 The Sun Sets in the East 1985 92 Epilogue Tyranny of the Weak Tyranny of the Strong Selected Bibliography Index Press Reviews Tyranny of the Weak This vivid and cogent book asks how the Democratic People s Republic of Korea DPRK poor stagnant and isolated has continually been able to play international allies patrons and enemies against one another to get what it has wanted Verdict Read it Library Journal 1 August 2013 Tyranny of the Weak Armstrong examines the competition for legitimacy between the two Koreas during the Cold War the result is a superb example of international history that makes use of multiple archives This rich analysis shows how the region s weakest state has so often managed to dominate the region s diplomatic agenda Andrew J Nathan Foreign Affairs November December 2013 Tyranny of the Weak This new book describes the history of North Korea s government and international relations on a macroscopic and detailed level from the mid to late 20th century Armstrong was able to make extensive research visits to access primary sources in Washington China Russia Germany and other places This timely scholarly monograph elaborates on the dearth of Western research on the Hermit Kingdom and discusses the implications of an unreformed North Korea for the 21st century Summing Up Highly recommended Choice 1 January 2014 Experts Tyranny of the Weak is the best book on the history of North Korea s foreign relations Sober and insightful it is a must read for anyone interested in how the tragedies of the past influence Korea s present O A Westad London School of Economics and Political Science author of Restless Empire China and the World since 1750 With the support of extensive and pathbreaking research Charles K Armstrong s Tyranny of the Weak deals with an extremely important subject tells a good story and reconstructs the historical origins of one of the most pressing challenges facing the world in the twenty first century Armstrong s insightful discussion of North Korea s changing external policies and domestic politics is highly revealing it provides a much needed framework for illuminating and defining North Korea s complicated encounters with the world Chen Jian Michael K Zak Chair of History for US China Relations Cornell University author of China s Road to the Korean War The Making of the Sino American Confrontation Title Tyranny of the Weak Subtitle North

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  • The Tie That Bound Us, The Women of John Brown's Family and the Legacy of Radical Abolitionism
    the causes and consequences of the Civil War Introduction Searching for the Brown Women 1 The Brown Family s Antislavery Culture 1831 49 2 North Elba Kansas and Violent Antislavery 3 Annie Brown Soldier 4 Newfound Celebrity in the John Brown Year 5 The Search for a New Life 6 Mary Brown s 1882 Tour and the Memory of Militant Abolitionism 7 Annie Brown Adams the Last Survivor Epilogue The Last Echo from John Brown s Grave Acknowledgments Notes Bibliography Index Press Reviews The Tie That Bound Us To the vast literature on John Brown Laughlin Schultz offers something new and revealing namely an intelligent and informative study of the women who stood behind and for John Brown and his family in their radical abolitionism and then in preserving their memory as men of principle She shows how the private became public and the personal political In doing so she brings us close to the man John Brown and his sons who understood and demanded the necessity of women s courage This is a book every student of antislavery women s and Civil War history will read with profit Library Journal 1 August 2013 starred review The Tie That Bound Us This book offers an approach to the John Brown saga that focuses on the women of the family while not neglecting his importance Laughlin Schultz emphasizes the fact that the Brown women made it possible for Brown to implement his militant abolition plans in Kansas and at Harpers Ferry A poignant account of a neglected side of the John Brown saga Choice 1 January 2014 Experts In The Tie That Bound Us Bonnie Laughlin Schultz liberates the John Brown story from its conventional manliness She reveals the pivotal roles played by Brown s wife and daughters who melded ordinary domestic duties with the extraordinary demands of militant abolitionism Deeply researched and lucidly told this is a pioneering exploration of the dramatic often tragic lives of women in the Civil War era Tony Horwitz author of Midnight Rising John Brown and the Raid that Sparked the Civil War Bonnie Laughlin Schultz has opened up new territory Among its important original contributions The Tie That Bound Us brings the women of John Brown s family into rich and critical relation to Brown himself explains how this relation continues to develop and change long after Brown s own death and for the first time shows that these crucial associates of Brown are at the center of his story rather than at its margins Such recentering casts new light on that story and on the larger stories of antislavery reform and militant abolitionism Evan Carton University of Texas at Austin author of Patriotic Treason John Brown and the Soul of America The Tie That Bound Us is an essential read for anyone interested in John Brown the fight against slavery and the coming of the Civil War Bonnie Laughlin Schultz offers a new and fascinating look at John Brown and the raid on

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