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Narrating NarcosGabriela Polit DueñasA probing examination of the prominent role of narcotics trafficking in contemporary Latin American cultural production. In her study, Gabriela Polit Dueñas juxtaposes two infamous narco regions, Culiacán, Mexico, and Medellín, Colombia, to demonstrate the powerful forces of violence, corruption, and avarice and their influence over locally based cultural texts.
Narrative of the Life of the Brown Boy and the White ManRonaldo WilsonProse poems that profile the interrelationship of the two central characters, looking deeply into their psyches and thoughts of race, class, and identity.

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Nathaniel HawthorneRaymona HullA study of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s writing and life during his time as United States consul in Liverpool, England (1853–1864), his final years.

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National Communism in the Soviet Union, 1918-28Baruch GurevitzA unique perspective on the question of how Marxism and the early Soviet Union dealt with issues of nationalism, viewed through The Jewish Communist Workers' Party, the Poale Zion.

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National Elections and the Autonomy of American State Party SystemsJames GimpelTraditional theories of party organization have emphasized two-party electoral competition as the force behind party unity in state politics. V. O. Key first advanced this theory in Southern Politics, where he concluded that party factionalism in the South was mainly attributable to the one-party character of the region. But this traditional theory does not fit all states equally well. In the states of the West, especially, parties are competitive, but political activity is centered on candidates, not parties. The theory of candidate-centered politics allows Gimpel to explain why party factionalism has persisted in many regions of the United States in spite of fierce two-party competition. Using interviews, polling data, elections returns, and demographic information, Gimpel contends that major upheavals in the two-party balance of presidential voting may leave lower offices untouched.

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Nationalism in IranRichard CottamCottam analyzes the complex religious, national, and social values at work within Iran and examines, more generally, the turbulence of nationalism in developing states and its perplexing problems for American foreign policy.

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Nationalizing BlacknessRobin Dale MooreNationalizing Blackness represents one of the first politicized studies of twentieth-century culture in Cuba. It demonstrates how music can function as the center of racial and cultural conflict during the formation of a national identity.

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Native Americans and Public PolicyLyman LegtersNative Americans, who are recognized simultaneously as sovereign tribal groups and as American citizens, present American society and its policy-making process with a problem fundamentally different from that posed by other ethnic minorities. In these essays, the contributors discuss the historical background, certain pathologies of Indian-white relations, questions of legal sovereignty and economic development, and efforts to find new ways of successfully resolving recent controversies.

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Native Americans and Public PolicyFremont LydenNative Americans, who are recognized simultaneously as sovereign tribal groups and as American citizens, present American society and its policy-making process with a problem fundamentally different from that posed by other ethnic minorities. In these essays, the contributors discuss the historical background, certain pathologies of Indian-white relations, questions of legal sovereignty and economic development, and efforts to find new ways of successfully resolving recent controversies.

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Natural CausesMark CoxIn Natural Causes, a collection haunted by death, compassion, and love, the penchants for metaphor and resonant turn of phrase that informed Cox’s earlier work remain as vibrant as ever.
Nature and Function of Scientific TheoriesRobert ColodnySix philosophical essays discuss: a realist view of science; critiquing a core tenet of positivism; the representational aspect of scientific theories and their isomorphic qualities; deconstructing ambiguities in inductive logic; common sense vs. the world view of science; the actuality of conceptual revolutions in the history of science vs. traditional philosophy on scientific theory-building.

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Nature and National Identity after CommunismKatrina SchwartzWinner of the 2008 First Place/Book Prizefrom the Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies

Examines the intersection of environmental politics, globalization, and national identity in post-Soviet Latvia. Views the country’s responses to European assistance and political pressure in nature management, biodiversity conservation, and rural development.

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Nature From WithinMichael HeidelbergerTranslated from German, this exhaustive exploration of Fechner’s impact on philosophy and science is an invaluable historical text.

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Nature From WithinCynthia KlohrTranslated from German, this exhaustive exploration of Fechner’s impact on philosophy and science is an invaluable historical text.

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Nature in the New WorldAntonello GerbiGerbi examines the fascinating reports of the first Europeans to see the Americas. These accounts provided the basis for the images of strange and new flora, fauna, and human creatures that filled European imaginations. Chapters include the writings of Columbus, Vespucci, Cortés, Verrazzano, and Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo. Gerbi contends that Oviedo was a major, though overlooked, authority on the culture, history, and conquest of the New World.

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Nature in the New WorldJeremy MoyleGerbi examines the fascinating reports of the first Europeans to see the Americas. These accounts provided the basis for the images of strange and new flora, fauna, and human creatures that filled European imaginations. Chapters include the writings of Columbus, Vespucci, Cortés, Verrazzano, and Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo. Gerbi contends that Oviedo was a major, though overlooked, authority on the culture, history, and conquest of the New World.

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Nature’s EntrepôtMichael ChiarappaPhiladelphia was one of America’s first major cities and an international seaport. Nature's Entrepot views the planning, expansion, and sustainability of the urban environment of Philadelphia from its inception to the present.
Nature’s EntrepôtBrian BlackPhiladelphia was one of America’s first major cities and an international seaport. Nature's Entrepot views the planning, expansion, and sustainability of the urban environment of Philadelphia from its inception to the present.
Nazis in the BalkansDietrich OrlowThe Südosteuropa-Gesellschaft (Southeast Europe Society or SOEG) was founded in 1940 to formulate wartime policy in Southeast Europe; its organizational life began and ended with the Third Reich. Orlow views the creation, growth, and death of the SOEG , focusing on the institutional behavior and power struggles of this microcosm of the Nazi system.

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Necessary FictionsBarbara CroftThese stories center on the need for expression, the pain of failing in artistic expression, and the ways in which we construct imaginative representations of our lives, the "necessary fictions" that allow us to live.
Necessity of Certain BehaviorsShannon CainWinner of the 2011 Drue Heinz Literature Prize

Told in precise, evocative prose that skewers the heart of the matter time after time, these memorable stories view and illuminate the human condition from a compelling, funny and entirely original perspective.

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Negotiating DemocracyGretchen CasperThis book examines why some countries succeed in installing democracy after authoritarian rule, and why some of these new democracies make progress toward consolidation.

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Negotiating DemocracyMichelle TaylorThis book examines why some countries succeed in installing democracy after authoritarian rule, and why some of these new democracies make progress toward consolidation.

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Neighborhood and Nation in Tokyo, 1905–1937Sally Ann HastingsIn this pre-World War II analysis of working-class areas of Tokyo, primarily its Honjo ward, Hastings shows that bureaucrats, particularly in the Home Ministry, were concerned with the needs of their citizens and took significant steps to protect the city's working families and the poor.

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Nelson GlueckLaurence KutlerNelson Glueck, affectionately called Ha-Professor ("The Professor"), was born in 1900 to a struggling immigrant Jewish family in Cincinnati. By 1950, he had become an archaeologist, a personal friend to many members of the political and intellectual scene in the nascent state of Israel, and president of Hebrew Union College. He instilled in students and readers alike a deep love for the ancient Land of Israel and made lasting contributions to the growth and future of Reform Judaism.

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Nelson GlueckJonathan BrownNelson Glueck, affectionately called Ha-Professor ("The Professor"), was born in 1900 to a struggling immigrant Jewish family in Cincinnati. By 1950, he had become an archaeologist, a personal friend to many members of the political and intellectual scene in the nascent state of Israel, and president of Hebrew Union College. He instilled in students and readers alike a deep love for the ancient Land of Israel and made lasting contributions to the growth and future of Reform Judaism.

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Networking ArgumentsRebecca DingoAn original study on the use and misuse of global institutional rhetoric and the effects of these practices on women, particularly in developing countries. Using a feminist lens, Rebecca Dingo views the complex networks that rhetoric flows through, globally and nationally, and how it’s often reconfigured to work both for and against women and to maintain existing power structures.

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New Capitalist OrderHilary AppelExamines why privatization was so popular immediately after the fall of communism, and why it has failed in its intended goals of improving the economies of postcommunist countries.

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New DanceMargery TurnerDealing exclusively with developments in modern dance since 1951, this book is for anyone who wishes to understand and experience nonliteral dance: students and teachers, dancers and critics.

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New Deal and the Last HurrahBruce StaveStave disputes the theory that political bossism declined from the 1930s to the 1950s. Using Pittsburgh as an example, he chronicles the shift of political power from a once-invincible Republican machine to the Democratic Party led by David L. Lawrence.

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New NaturesFinn Arne JørgensenNew Natures broadens the dialogue between the disciplines of science and technology studies (STS) and environmental history in hopes of deepening and even transforming understandings of human-nature interactions. The volume presents historical studies that engage with key STS theories, offering models for how these theories can help crystallize central lessons from empirical histories, facilitate comparative analysis, and provide a language for complicated historical phenomena. Overall, the collection exemplifies the fruitfulness of cross-disciplinary thinking.
New NaturesSara PritchardNew Natures broadens the dialogue between the disciplines of science and technology studies (STS) and environmental history in hopes of deepening and even transforming understandings of human-nature interactions. The volume presents historical studies that engage with key STS theories, offering models for how these theories can help crystallize central lessons from empirical histories, facilitate comparative analysis, and provide a language for complicated historical phenomena. Overall, the collection exemplifies the fruitfulness of cross-disciplinary thinking.
New NaturesDolly JørgensenNew Natures broadens the dialogue between the disciplines of science and technology studies (STS) and environmental history in hopes of deepening and even transforming understandings of human-nature interactions. The volume presents historical studies that engage with key STS theories, offering models for how these theories can help crystallize central lessons from empirical histories, facilitate comparative analysis, and provide a language for complicated historical phenomena. Overall, the collection exemplifies the fruitfulness of cross-disciplinary thinking.
New TraditionGershon Shaked The Jewish struggle for survival as a spiritual entity after the cohesiveness of Jewish communal life began to disintegrate in the latter decades of the nineteenth century spawned a new tradition---a modern secular Hebraic cultural tradition. These seventeen essays by Israel's late esteemed literary critic, Gershon Shaked (1929-2006), explore the evolution of that new tradition, tracing its major processes and identifying central stages in the development of new canonical texts.

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New WorldSuzanne GardinierWinner of the 1992 Associated Writing Programs' Award Series in Poetry
Newsrooms in ConflictSallie HughesExamines the dramatic changes within Mexican society, politics, and journalism that transformed an authoritarian media institution into many conflicting styles of journalism with very different implications for deepening democracy in the country.

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Newsworld Todd PierceWinner of the 2006 Drue Heinz Literature Prize.

The stories explore America’s obsession with news and entertainment culture. In the title story, a theme park has attractions where visitors relive actual news events such as “OJ’s Bronco: The Ride”, and “Seige at Waco”.

“Newsworld is ambitious and exhilarating, an original collection awake to the larger world.” —Joan Didion

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Nickelodeon CityMichael AronsonFrom the 1905 opening of the wildly popular, eponymous Nickelodeon in the city's downtown to the outgrowth of nickel theaters in nearly all of its neighborhoods, Pittsburgh proved to be perfect for the movies. Nickelodeon City profiles the major promoters in Pittsburgh, as well as ordinary theater owners, suppliers, and patrons. Aronson examines early film promotion, distribution, and exhibition, and reveals the beginnings of state censorship and the lobbying and manipulation attempted by members of the movie trade.

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Nickelodeon CityMichael AronsonFrom the 1905 opening of the wildly popular, eponymous Nickelodeon in the city's downtown to the outgrowth of nickel theaters in nearly all of its neighborhoods, Pittsburgh proved to be perfect for the movies. Nickelodeon City profiles the major promoters in Pittsburgh, as well as ordinary theater owners, suppliers, and patrons. Aronson examines early film promotion, distribution, and exhibition, and reveals the beginnings of state censorship and the lobbying and manipulation attempted by members of the movie trade.

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Night Clerk at the Hotel of Both WorldsAngela BallWinner of the 2006 Donald Hall Prize in Poetry. Angela Ball’s lyrical, wry, and rueful poems float on a river of incongruities on which we may find Ron Popeil, Lord Byron, and Rudyard Kipling sharing the same raft; they create a fascinating commerce between the sublime and the ridiculous.

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Night MowingChard deNiordInfluenced by the natural, the classical, and the biblical, these poems wrestle with the universal and the sacred, revealing an urge to move toward purity and deep feeling even in dark times.

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Night Watch on the ChesapeakePeter MeinkeNight Watch on the Chesapeake is Peter Meinke’s third collection of poetry. The poems traverse a wide landscape of topics from playing baseball, the death of a friend, divorce, and even poetry itself.
Nightmares of the Lettered CityJuan DaboveWinner of the 2010 Kayden Book Award for literary studies.

An original study of the popular theme of banditry in works of literature, essays, poetry, and drama, from the early nineteenth century to the 1920s, and banditry's pivotal role during the conceptualization and formation of the Latin American nation-state. While focusing on four crucial countries (Argentina, Mexico, Brazil, and Venezuela), it is the first book to address the depiction of banditry in Latin America as a whole.

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Niobe PoemsKate DanielsNow back in print, this heralded second collection by the award-winning poet centers around the Greek myth of Niobe and the theme of endurance.
No Easy AnswersAllan Franklin Offers an accurate picture of science through the examination of nontechnical case studies which illustrate the various roles that experiment plays in science. Examines both sucessful and unsucessful experiments to show how scientists use experimental evidence and critical discussion to expand our knowlege of the natural world.

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No HeavenAlicia Suskin OstrikerA commentary on America, this book delves into major aspects of contemporary society and expounds upon the country’s qualities, both positive and negative.

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No Way OutEmanuel MelzerEmanuel Melzer demonstrates that the politics of Polish Jewry concerning questions of policy and the tenacious daily struggles against discrimination had little effect upon their deteriorating situation. Without charismatic leadership and an organizational framework based on common Jewish destiny and mutual identification, its ability to confront the grave challenges that lay ahead was seriously impaired. With the approach of war, many felt they were trapped with no way out, left to face the Nazi onslaught virtually alone.

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Noose and HookLynn Emanuel“I have long believed that Lynn Emanuel is one of the most innovative and subversive poets now writing in America. Her aesthetic and artistic choices consistently invoke a complex hybrid poetics that radically reimagines the shape of our poetic discourse. The brilliant, shattering, and disturbing poems of Noose and Hook are not only wry critiques of recent poetic and cultural activity in this country but also compelling signposts to what yet might be possible in our future. This is Lynn Emanuel's most exquisite and powerful book yet.”

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North Reports the Civil WarJ. Cutler AndrewsAndrews presents the drama of the Civil War as seen through the eyes of reporters’ own diaries, dispatches, and printed news stories.

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Now, NowJennifer MaierNow, Now is concerned with questions of time and memory: how our perceptions are shaped, moment by moment, within the continuous meeting of past and future—of what happened, and what has not yet happened, but will.

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Nowa HutaKinga PozniakKinga Pozniak shows how the political, economic, and social upheavals in Nowa Huta, Poland have profoundly shaped the memory of these events in the minds of three generations of people who lived through them since the end of the Second World War.
Nude Descending an EmpireSam TaylorNude Descending an Empire develops the lyrical voice of a citizen-poet engaged with politics, history, and the urgency of our contemporary moment, especially its ecological urgency.

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