Biographical Dictionary of the United States Secretaries of by Bernard S. Katz,C. Daniel Vencill

By Bernard S. Katz,C. Daniel Vencill

Describing the lads who've led the U.S. Treasury considering its construction in 1789, this booklet profiles those that have held the cupboard place of Secretary of the Treasury from Alexander Hamilton to Robert Rubin. each one profile presents the reader with an realizing of the fellow, the issues he confronted, and the contributions he made. whereas targeting the commercial coverage difficulties of an period and the recommendations the secretary provided, each one profile additionally contains a vignette illustrating the secretary's character and history. a few signify backgrounds of cash and gear, others backgrounds of simplicity and anonymity. a few got here to the workplace with higher stature than once they left, whereas others made an important mark on our nation's monetary history.

Alexander Hamilton, the 1st Secretary of the Treasury, in addition to gathering and dispersing the general public profit, made the Treasury a major enterprise for selling the country's fiscal improvement and financial soundness. because the nice melancholy, the Treasury's regulatory services were articulated and elaborated. operating with the President's cupboard and with greatest statistical facts, the secretaries have sought to research the industrial outlook and to coordinate authentic activities, together with guidelines to keep up a robust and reliable U.S. buck. The essays during this publication, written through 24 experts, illustrate how the Secretary of the Treasury is liable for formulating and recommending household and overseas monetary, monetary, and tax coverage, engaging within the formula of large financial regulations with basic importance for the financial system, and handling the general public debt. The biographies illustrate carrying on with subject matters of financial administration as our country developed over two hundred stormy years of background. additionally they supply an intimate examine sixty nine person secretaries, with tales and proof approximately their management, rules, variety, and administrative prowess, including their character and kinfolk lives.

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Death, Loss, and Grief in Literature for Youth: A Selective by Alice Crosetto,Rajinder Garcha

By Alice Crosetto,Rajinder Garcha

All humans stumble upon loss and dying, in addition to the grief linked to those stories. it really is hence vital for kids and teenagers to appreciate that such occasions are inevitable and to benefit tips on how to settle for loss and do something about their feelings. as a way to support youngsters via their soreness, mom and dad and caregivers want entry to the correct assets that would aid them talk about those issues, and academic execs want trustworthy assets for growing classes of analysis on those subjects.

In Death, Loss, and Grief in Literature for Youth, Alice Crosetto and Rajinder Garcha establish hundreds of thousands of assets that would aid educators, execs, mom and dad, siblings, guardians, and scholars know about dealing with the lack of a family member and the grief approach. those assets contain books, websites, and media titles geared toward scholars and people assisting them throughout the grieving method. Chapters during this quantity contain fiction and non-fiction titles in regards to the lack of a friend, a pal, and a puppy, in addition to normal reference assets, curricular assets, and websites.

Annotations supply entire bibliographical descriptions of the entries, and every access is pointed out with the grade degrees for which it's best acceptable. stories from famous guides also are integrated anyplace attainable. somebody drawn to locating priceless assets relating to dying and grieving will locate a lot of price during this crucial tool.

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The Chicago of Fiction: A Resource Guide by James A. Kaser

By James A. Kaser

the significance of Chicago in American tradition has made the city's position within the American mind's eye an important subject for literary students and cultural historians. whereas databases of bibliographical info on Chicago-centered fiction can be found, they're of little use to students gaining knowledge of works written earlier than the 1980s.

In The Chicago of Fiction: A source Guide, James A. Kaser offers specific synopses for greater than 1,200 works of fiction considerably set in Chicago and released among 1852 and 1980. The synopses comprise plot summaries, names of significant characters, and a sign of actual settings. An appendix presents bibliographical info for works relationship from 1981 good into the twenty first century, whereas a biographical part presents easy information regarding the authors, a few of whom are vague and will be tough to discover in different sources.

Written to aid researchers in finding works of fiction for research, the plot summaries spotlight ways that the works contact on significant features of social background and cultural experiences (i.e., type, ethnicity, gender, immigrant event, and race). The e-book is additionally an invaluable reader advisory device for librarians and readers who are looking to establish fabrics for rest studying, relatively when you consider that style, juvenile, and younger grownup fiction, in addition to literary fiction, are included.

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Karel Husa: A Bio-Bibliography (Bio-Bibliographies in Music) by Susan H. Hayes Hitchens

By Susan H. Hayes Hitchens

Karel Husa is a Czechoslovakian-American composer and educator who has made vital contributions to fashionable musical literature. specifically renowned for his compositions for wind band, Husa is additionally in consistent call for as a visitor conductor and lecturer through the musical international. This quantity presents a whole advisor to his compositions and to recordings of his paintings, including a whole bibliography.

Following a quick biography is an inventory of Husa's compositions, prepared through style. each one access contains the date of composition, period of the paintings, and the functionality medium, in addition to information in relation to the fee, ultimate, and e-book. The discography of commercially produced recordings of Husa's song is prepared alphabetically and provides details on label and label quantity, date of factor, contents, and performers. The bibliography is complete, directory writings via and approximately Husa and annotating each one paintings stated. Systematic cross-referencing is used during the e-book. A handy source for musicians and musicologists, this bio-bibliography is a suitable selection for track and educational libraries.

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Emotion and Religion: A Critical Assessment and Annotated by John Corrigan,Eric Crump,John Kloos

By John Corrigan,Eric Crump,John Kloos

The research of faith and emotion has emerged as a tremendous element of the present renaissance within the examine of emotion happening around the arts and sciences. Emotion and faith: A serious review and Annotated Bibliography gathers over 1,200 entries from scholarly literature within the fields of historical past, psychology, sociology, anthropology, theology, and philosophy. This specified bibliography demonstrates the coherence of faith and emotion reports as a space of study whereas noting the breadth of that quarter and the ways that researchers have hired a number of tools and disciplinary methods. an intensive introductory essay identifies the top topics within the scholarship and demonstrates either the complexity of the sphere and the ways that paintings from a number of disciplinary views has overlapped. that includes striking annotations and an in depth evaluation of the sphere, this booklet demonstrates the breadth and power of scholarly examine during this area.

The bibliography is equipped into 3 unique elements. half I specializes in historic stories and comprises the scholarship on quite a few time classes, starting with precedent days. half II, on Social and Behavioral Sciences, contains sections on mental reports, anthropological reports, and sociological reports. Theological and Philosophical reviews are tested partly III. This significant new reference concludes with distinct indices on authors and subject matters. Emotion and Religion charts a massive region of scholarship for the 1st time, making it a necessary contribution to the scholarship in itself.

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Cultural Factors in Economic Growth (Ethical Economy) by Mark Casson,Andrew Godley

By Mark Casson,Andrew Godley

This quantity is the fabricated from the "Sixth Annual SEEP-Conference on fiscal Ethics and Philosophy" at the subject of 'Cultural elements in fiscal progress' held at Marienrode Monastry, Hildesheim, in April 1998. Our thank you visit our colleagues (including Avner Offner, whose paper couldn't be incorporated here), the workers on the monastry, and Professor Peter Koslowski of the Forschungsinstitut fUr Philo sophie Hannover, and editor of this sequence, for contributing to a really relaxing convention and, we are hoping, a fascinating selection of essays. Mark Casson and Andrew Godley college of studying, March 2000 Contents Preface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . v bankruptcy 1 Cultural elements in fiscal progress MARK CASSON AND ANDREW GODLEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 bankruptcy 2 belief as a Governance gadget BART NOOTEBOOM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . forty four bankruptcy three A degree of tradition: belief and Defection in Southern Italy FRANCESCO L. GALASSI. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . sixty nine bankruptcy four Entrepreneurial Minorities: A Typology WILLIAM D. RUBINSTEIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . III bankruptcy five Cultural Determinants of Jewish Immigrant Entrepreneurship within the united kingdom and united states and British and American tradition ANDREW GODLEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . a hundred twenty five CONTENTS bankruptcy 6 Jurisprudence, anticipated price, and the tradition ofInnovation FRED V. CARSTENSEN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142 bankruptcy 7 Constitutions, Liberties, and progress in Pre-Modem Europe STEPHAN R. EpSTEIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152 bankruptcy eight tradition and the parable of monetary Determinism in international historical past and global Politics KEN darkish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182 bankruptcy nine The Case for a Shared global Language ERIC L. JONES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 zero checklist of Authors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 237 Index of Names . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Pepper Adams' Joy Road: An Annotated Discography (Studies in by Gary Carner

By Gary Carner

Pepper Adams' pleasure highway is greater than a compendium of classes and gigs performed by way of the best baritone saxophone soloist in background. it is a interesting assessment of Adams' existence and instances, because of colourful interview vignettes, drawn from the author's unpublished conversations with Adams and different musicians. those candid observations from jazz greats approximately Adams and his colleagues display formerly unknown, behind-the-scenes drama approximately mythical recordings made by way of John Coltrane, Charles Mingus, Thelonious Monk, Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Pearson, Thad Jones, David Amram, Elvin Jones, and lots of others.

All different types of sound material—studio recordings, deepest tapes and pronounces, movie ratings, viewers tapes, or even jingles—are indexed, and Adams' oeuvre is driven again from 1956 to 1947, whilst Adams used to be sixteen years outdated, earlier than he performed baritone saxophone. as a result of Carner's entry to Adams' property, simply ahead of its disposition in 1987, a lot new discographical fabric is integrated, now tested through Adams' date books and correspondence.

Since Adams labored in such a lot of of the good bands of his period, Pepper Adams' pleasure Road is a fresh, occasionally irreverent stroll via a wide swath of jazz heritage. This paintings additionally capabilities as an almost whole band discography of the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra, the main influential sizeable band of its time. Adams was once a founding member and stayed with the band until eventually a yr prior to Jones left to relocate in Denmark. eventually, Carner charts the ascent of Adams as an unique but nonetheless underappreciated composer, one that wrote forty three special works, approximately half them after August, 1977, while he left Jones-Lewis to travel the area as a soloist. Pepper Adams' pleasure street, the first booklet ever released approximately Pepper Adams, is a better half to the author's drawing close biography on Adams.

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Chancen und Risiken der modernen Biotechnologie (German by Manfred Schartl,Julia Maria Erber-Schropp

By Manfred Schartl,Julia Maria Erber-Schropp

Die Biowissenschaften haben das universelle Informationsprinzip des Lebens entschlüsselt: Die DNA ist der Träger des genetischen Codes. Mit dem wachsenden Verständnis für das funktionale Zusammenspiel der Gene eröffnen sich für die Forschung neue Ansätze, in das Erbgut hineinzuschauen und gezielt in dieses einzugreifen. Die Möglichkeiten sind beispielsweise für Medizin, Landwirtschaft und Industrie vielfältig und faszinierend, rufen aber zugleich Diskussionsbedarf und Kritik hervor. Daher sind für die Biowissenschaften die Kommunikation und der Austausch mit der Öffentlichkeit besonders wichtig. Vor diesem Hintergrund vermitteln die Beiträge dieses Bandes einen fundierten Einblick in zentrale Bereiche der Biowissenschaften.

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All of Me: The Complete Discography of Louis Armstrong by Jos Willems

By Jos Willems

Louis 'Satchmo' Armstrong was once not just jazz's maximum musician and innovator, but in addition arguably its most famed entertainer and the frontal determine within the improvement of up to date renowned song. Overcoming social and political stumbling blocks, he created a protracted and ambitious profession and a major musical output. Now, his floor breaking musical profession is accrued and exact during this discography of all his works, from professionally made advertisement releases, to novice and unissued recordings. All of Me is a complete, chronological discography born out of affection and admiration for Louis Armstrong, and devotion to years of accumulating his musical accomplishments. writer Jos Willems has meticulously compiled all of Satchmo's recognized recordings_both studio and reside performances_and with the help of the world over well known experts, has assembled an impressively distinct, actual, and entire directory. This quantity is fantastically formatted and provided, logically equipped, and carefully listed through tune identify and person. Researchers, creditors, and fans can simply lookup any aspect of a recording: matters and releases of specific songs; publishing businesses; manufacturers; catalog numbers; dates, instances, and destinations of recordings; musicians Armstrong performed with; and layout, be it seventy eight or forty five RPM files, LPs, CDs, or media appearances. each aspect of Armstrong's profession is indexed during this striking quantity, laying off mild at the enormity of his effect on jazz and pop culture. this is often the last word reference advisor for the whole works of Louis Armstrong.

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