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The Revolution Trade

Author : Charles Stross
ISBN : 9781466863965
Genre : Fiction
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The Revolution Trade: an omnibus edition of the fifth and sixth novels--The Revolution Business and Trade of Queens--in Charles Stross's Merchant Princes series. Miriam Beckstein has said good-bye to her comfort zone. The transition from journalist to captive in an alternative timeline was challenging to say the least, she discovered that her long-lost family, the Clan, were world-skipping assassins. Now, while civil war rages in her adopted home, she's pregnant with the heir to their throne and a splinter group want her on their side of a desperate power struggle. But as a leader or figurehead? Meanwhile, unknown to the Clan, the US government is on to them and preparing to exploit this knowledge. But it hadn't foreseen a dissident Clan faction carrying nuclear devices between worlds—with the US president in their sights. The War on Terror is about to go transdimensional. But Mike Fleming, CIA agent, knows the most terrifying secret of all: His government's true intentions. "These books are immense fun."--Locus At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Category: Fiction

Revolution Within The Revolution

Author : Jeffrey Bortz
ISBN : 9780804779647
Genre : History
File Size : 44.6 MB
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Mexico's revolution of 1910 ushered in a revolutionary era: during the twentieth century, Mexican, Russian, Chinese, Cuban, Nicaraguan, and Iranian revolutions shaped local, regional, and world history. Because Mexico was at the time a rural and agrarian country, it is not surprising that historians have concentrated on the revolution in the countryside where the rural underclass fought for land. This book uncovers a previously unknown workers' revolution within the broader revolution. Working in Mexico's largest factory industry, cotton textile operatives fought their own fight, one that challenged and overthrew the old labor regime and changed the social relations of work. Their struggle created the most progressive labor regime in Latin America, including but not limited to the famous Article 123 of the 1917 Constitution. Revolution within the Revolution analyzes the rules of labor and explains how they became a pillar of the country's political system. Through the rest of the twentieth century, Mexico's land reform and revolutionary labor regime allowed it to avoid the revolution and repression experienced elsewhere in Latin America.
Category: History

The Revolution In Development Economics

Author : James A. Dorn
ISBN : 1882577558
Genre : Business & Economics
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The collapse of communism and the statist model of development planning has led to a revolution in development economics.
Category: Business & Economics

The Revolution In Provincial France

Author : Alan I. Forrest
ISBN : 019820616X
Genre : History
File Size : 86.43 MB
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This book presents a provincial view of the French Revolution and assesses the experience of revolution across a broad swathe of southwestern France, in an area which increasingly looked to Bordeaux as its capital city. Here the Revolution was not simply a pale reflection of events in Paris. Local conflicts and personal rivalries are vital to our understanding of the shape of events in the region, as are contrasting traditions of religious affiliation, peasant radicalism, and obedience to the state. The book examines the Revolution within a thematic framework, and discusses such aspects as the growth of a local political culture, the incidence of rural insurrection, religious responses to the Revolution, the chequered appeal of federalism, and the uneven experience of Terror and political repression.
Category: History

Trade Unions In China 1949 To The Present

Author : Lai To Lee
ISBN : 9971690934
Genre : Social Science
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This book is an in-depth study of the structure and leadership of the All-China Federation of Trade Unions -- the largest mass organisation which aims at representing the interests of the labouring class in the People's Republic of China. Special attention is paid to the relations between the union system and the Party and State, to find out the circumstances and factors which affect the roles and autonomy of unions in China. While the period of analysis starts from 1949, events before 1949 are summarised at the beginning of the book so as to provide a backdrop for the research into the contemporary scene.
Category: Social Science

Lost Illusions

Author : Christine Haynes
ISBN : 0674035763
Genre : History
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Linking the study of business and politics, Christine Haynes reconstructs the passionate and protracted debate over the development of the book trade in nineteenth-century France. In tracing the contest over literary production in France, Haynes emphasizes the role of the Second Empire in enacting - but also in limiting - press freedom and literary property.
Category: History