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  • Brown, Lester and Edward C. Wolf.
    REVERSING AFRICA'S DECLINE: Worldwatch Paper 65, June 1985.

    Edition: First printing in wrappers. No hardcover edition.

    Washington, D.C.: Worldwatch Institute, 1985. First edition - Focuses on the breakdown between a people and their natural support systems - with famine and the threat of famine as one of the results of this breakdown - and on what can be done to restore these systems: the soil, the forests. Specifically deals with population issues. Charts, notes. 81 pp. ISBN: 0916468-658.

    Condition: Fine in stiff stapled brown wrappers.

    Book ID: 30624
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  • MYSELF: The Autobiography of John R. Commons. by Commons, John R (1862-1945)
    Commons, John R (1862-1945)
    MYSELF: The Autobiography of John R. Commons.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, (1964). The life story - "frank, informal and often humorous" - of this important scholar in the field of labor history and economics. Originally published in 1934. Photographs, 201 pp.

    Condition: Good overall - ink brackets on several pages, but otherwise a tight copy.

    Book ID: 69952
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  • NIGERIA: Breaking the Stranglehold of the Neocolonial Elites: An Appeal to the People by Egbezor, Uchendu.
    Egbezor, Uchendu.
    NIGERIA: Breaking the Stranglehold of the Neocolonial Elites: An Appeal to the People

    Edition: First printing, a slim trade paperback.

    Leeds, UK: Iroko Press, (1996.). SIGNED first edition - A study of the politics and government , armed forces and economic conditions since 1960. Foreword by Kunle Olajide of the Nigerian Patriotic Front (NPF). Egbezor begins by quoting Chinua Achebe "The trouble with Nigeria is simply and squarely a failure of leadership. Warmly INSCRIBED by the author on the first page and dated in the year of publication. Bilbiography. 64 pp. ISBN: 0-952911604.

    Condition: Very good+ in glossy red and black wrappers (crease to upper corner of front cover.) Very uncommon.

    Book ID: 40090
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  • THE UNITED STATES-MEXICO BORDER: A Politico-Economic Profile. by Fernandez, Raul A.
    Fernandez, Raul A.
    THE UNITED STATES-MEXICO BORDER: A Politico-Economic Profile.

    Edition: First printing.

    Notre Dame, Indiana: University of Notre Dame Press, (1977) dj. Hardcover first edition - A provocative study of the development and changes in the borderlands between Mexico and the US. While not a history of this area, the discussion is chronological. Maps and tables. Notes, index. 174 pp. ISBN: 0-268019142.

    Condition: Fine in very good dust jacket (some short closed tears to the dj, sunning to the spine).

    Book ID: 71792
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  • THE NEXT CENTURY. by Halberstam, David.
    Halberstam, David.
    THE NEXT CENTURY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: William H. Morrow, (1991). Hardcover first edition - A book which reflects on the recent past and offers a wide-ranging perspective on the startling changes now reshaping the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, and an analysis of Japan's rise to its present position in the world's economy. I don't think he could have imagined how prophetic he was being when he said the American century is over! 126 pp. ISBN: 0-68810391X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 79640
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  • Hance, William A., editor, Leo Kuper and Edwin S. Munger.
    SOUTHERN AFRICA AND THE UNITED STATES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York & London: Columbia University Press, 1968. dj. Hardcover first edition - Contains four long studies on the factors affecting relations between the US and the nations of the subcontinent in the light of changing attitudes in both continents - contents include Southern Africa and its implications for American policy by Vernon McKay; New white politics in South Africa by Munger; The political situation of non-whites in South Africa by Kuper and The case for and against US disengagement from South Africa by Hance. Editor's postscript, bibliography. 171 pp

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, but overall very good - tight and clean in dark burgundy cloth with gilt lettering, no dust jacket as issued .

    Book ID: 31664
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  • THE GIFT OF GLOBAL TALENT: How Migration Shapes Business, Economy & Society. by Kerr, William R.
    Kerr, William R.
    THE GIFT OF GLOBAL TALENT: How Migration Shapes Business, Economy & Society.

    Edition: First printing.

    Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, (2018) dj. Hardcover first edition - A book which combines insights from business practices, government policies and individual decision-making. "Talented individuals migrate much more frequently than the general population, and the United States has received exceptional inflows of human capital. This foreign talent has transformed U.S. science and engineering, reshaped the economy, and influenced society at large. . . . [this ranges from] joyous celebrations at the Nobel Prize ceremony to angry airport protests against the Trump administration's travel ban. It explores why talented migration drives the knowledge economy, describes how universities and firms govern skilled admissions, explains the controversies of the H-1B visa used by firms like Google and Apple, and discusses the…

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    Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, (2018) dj. Hardcover first edition - A book which combines insights from business practices, government policies and individual decision-making. "Talented individuals migrate much more frequently than the general population, and the United States has received exceptional inflows of human capital. This foreign talent has transformed U.S. science and engineering, reshaped the economy, and influenced society at large. . . . [this ranges from] joyous celebrations at the Nobel Prize ceremony to angry airport protests against the Trump administration's travel ban. It explores why talented migration drives the knowledge economy, describes how universities and firms govern skilled admissions, explains the controversies of the H-1B visa used by firms like Google and Apple, and discusses the economic inequalities and superstar firms that global talent flows produce." Extensive notes, index. xiv, 237 pp. ISBN: 978-1503605022.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 74147
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  • THE HANDWRITING ON THE WALL. A Chemist's Interpretation/ by Little, Arthur D.
    Little, Arthur D.
    THE HANDWRITING ON THE WALL. A Chemist's Interpretation/

    Edition: First edition.

    Boston: Little Brown, 1928. Hardcover first edition - From the preface: "The thread which binds [this book] together is the reiterated emphasis upon the debt which Industry owes to Chemistry and the necessity of utlizing the creative power of research if we are to avoid its alternative, which is retrogression." Published just before the stock market crash of 1929 and the Great Depression, this in an interesting look at the American economy at the time. Includes comments on immigration and a long chapter on future fuel. Index. 287 pp.

    Condition: Very good in burgundy cloth with gold lettering (some pages were opened carelessly with tears to the margins,)

    Book ID: 65147
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  • Maitland-Jones, J.F.
    POLITICS IN AFRICA: The Former British Territories

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Norton, 1973. dj. Hardcover first edition - Originally published in the UK under the title 'Politics in Ex-British Africa.' A title in the Comparative Modern Governments series. Suggestions for further reading, index. Map. xx, 236 pp. ISBN: 0-393055167.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 31406
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  • HARRIET MARTINEAU'S AUTOBIOGRAPHY AND MEMORIALS OF HARRIET MARTINEAU (2 volumes, complete) by Martineau, Harriet, 1802-1876 (edited by Maria Weston Chapman, 1806-1885)
    Martineau, Harriet, 1802-1876 (edited by Maria Weston Chapman, 1806-1885)
    HARRIET MARTINEAU'S AUTOBIOGRAPHY AND MEMORIALS OF HARRIET MARTINEAU (2 volumes, complete)

    Edition: Fourth edition (first published in the US in 1877.)

    Boston: Houghton, Osgood and Company, 1879. Hardcover - The autobiography of one of the most remarkable women of the 19th century, edited and with a volume of Memorials by her long-time friend, the abolitionist, Maria Weston Chapman. In 1855, Martineau was diagnosed with a fatal disease and she wrote the first two volumes of this autobiography in 3 months, and had it printed up for immediate release upon her death - an event which came 21 years later. Originally published in 3 volumes, this American edition is complete in 2 volumes. Despite a life-long struggle with her health, and gradually increasing deafness beginning in childhood, Martineau's output and her influence was prodigious - the author of approximately 100 books…

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    Boston: Houghton, Osgood and Company, 1879. Hardcover - The autobiography of one of the most remarkable women of the 19th century, edited and with a volume of Memorials by her long-time friend, the abolitionist, Maria Weston Chapman. In 1855, Martineau was diagnosed with a fatal disease and she wrote the first two volumes of this autobiography in 3 months, and had it printed up for immediate release upon her death - an event which came 21 years later. Originally published in 3 volumes, this American edition is complete in 2 volumes. Despite a life-long struggle with her health, and gradually increasing deafness beginning in childhood, Martineau's output and her influence was prodigious - the author of approximately 100 books and 1500 to 2000 editorials and articles, she was known for popularizing the ideas of James Mill, Adam Smith, Thomas Malthus, Jeremy Bentley and others. Gayle Graham Yates describes her as a protogenitor of the feminist movement: "thirty years before the beginning of an organized women's rights campaign in England, Harriet Martineau was a wide-ranging, progressive, and thorough-going feminist in nearly every sense in which that word is used today. Embracing practically every cause clearly in favor of woman's advancement in her lifetime [such as education, work, and marriage] and taking up certain issues that were not so definitely identified as parts of the feminist fabric until the 1960s and 1970s. Martineau was a giant among early feminists. . . . She was the first Englishwoman to make the analogy between the American woman's lot and the slave's." Illustrated with several plates. Volume 1: x, 594 pp; Volume 2: vi, 596 pp. This copy is an interesting association copy, it bears the name and annotations of G. R. Wieland, the noted paleobotanist, whose papers at Yale University include the manuscript of an article entitled 'Harriet Martineau's American Visit' - an indication of his serious interest in her life.

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    Condition: Good condition overall in embossed brown cloth with gilt titling on the spine. Foxing to the edges of the textblock and especially to the plates and tissue guard (the text is almost unaffected), previous owners' names (with the earliest being that of Pauline Esselborn, perhaps the wife of German immigrant and Ohio winemaker, Julius Esselborn), a little scattered pencilled underlining and marginal notations (erasable) and comments in both ink and pencil in the hand of G. R. Wieland on the blank rear pages.

    Book ID: 34067
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  • EAT THE RICH: A Treatise on Economics. by O'Rourke, P. J.
    O'Rourke, P. J.
    EAT THE RICH: A Treatise on Economics.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, (1998) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A humorous take on a broad subject, "but one that is dear to us all - wealth. What is it? How do you get it? Or, as P.J. says, 'Why do some places prosper and thrive, while others just suck?'" He takes us on a scary visit to Wall Street before looking at the economic models of Albania, Sweden, Cuba, Russia, Tanzania, and Hong Kong. A New York Times Notable Book for 1998. SIGNED by the author on a bookplate. 246 pp. ISBN: 0-871137194.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 68209
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  • Spiro, Herbert J., editor.
    PATTERNS OF AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT: Five Comparisons.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback.

    Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, (1967.). First edition - Includes an Introduction by Spiro and 5 long essays: Some reflections on constitutionalism for emergent political orders, by Carl. J. Friedrich; Nationalism in a new perspective: the African case by Ibrahim Abu-Lughod; The challenge of change: Japan and Africa, by Claude E. Welch; Borrowed theory and original practice in African politics, by Ali A. Mazrui and Repetition or innovation? by Herbert. J. Spiro. A Spectrum book. 144 pp.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 31655
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