This new and updated edition of The Flat Tax-called ""the bible of the flat tax movement"" by Forbes-explains what's wrong with our present tax system and offers a practical alternative. Hall and Rabushka set forth what many believe is the most fair, efficient, simple, and workable tax reform plan on the table: tax all income, once only, at a uniform rate of 19 percent. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
"The Pure Theory of Capital", F. A. Hayek's long-overlooked, little-understood volume, was his most detailed work in economic theory. Originally published in 1941 when fashionable economic thought had shifted to John Maynard Keynes, Hayek's manifesto of capital theory is available again for today's students and economists to discover. With a new introduction by Hayek expert Lawrence H. White, who firmly situates the book not only in historical and theoretical context but within Hayek's own life and his struggle to complete the manuscript, this edition commemorates the celebrated scholar's last major work in economics. Offering a detailed account of the equilibrium relationships between inputs and outputs in an economy, Hayek's stated objective was to make capital theory - which had previously been devoted almost entirely to the explanation of interest rates - "useful for the analysis of the monetary phenomena of the real world." His ambitious goal was nothing less than to develop a capital theory that could be fully integrated into business cycle theory. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Pbk. ed. - Columbia : University of South Carolina Press, c2006.
Book — xxi, 189 p. ; 22 cm.
First published in London in 1927, "The Somme" and its companion, "The Coward", constitute the only published literary achievements of A. D. Gristwood, a reluctant accountant turned even more reluctant infantryman in the London Rifle Brigade who later fell under the tutelage of H. G. Wells. Heavily autobiographical and much influenced by Wells's guidance, Gristwood's tales of World War I combat are rife with acts of unheroic self-preservation and colored with the fear, bitterness, and hopelessness that defined the author's wartime experience. "The Somme" centers on a futile attack in 1916 during the Somme campaign on the Western Front. The uncourageous behavior of wounded protagonist Tom Everitt both in and out of combat reflects Gristwood's assessment of the weak mettle of British forces at this stage of the war. In "The Coward", a soldier commits an act of self-mutilation to escape combat duty, an offense punishable by death, and is haunted first by fear of discovery and later by self-loathing. This first reissue of "The Somme, Including Also The Coward" marks the only edition available outside of the United Kingdom and includes a new introduction by Hugh Cecil detailing the author's biography and putting his work into a broader historical and literary context. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Eng. pbk. ed. - Columbia, S.C. : University of South Carolina Press, c2006.
Book — xxiv, 311 p. ; 22 cm.
An autobiographical novel of World War I experiences in the German ranks, "Zero Hour" equates duty with camaraderie and finds a balance between bitterness and hawkishness. The war is experienced here through the keen eyes of Hans Volkenborn, a well-bred officer-candidate whose youthful enthusiasm turns to angst and disillusion. The sole comfort of his experience is fellowship with his comrades, but even that abates over time. Grabenhorst recalls specifics of battlefield actions on the Western Front with a visceral language that resonates still today. Of particular historical importance are accounts of combat in the Ypres campaign in 1917, and the futile clashes in the woods of Aveluy in northern France the following summer as German hopes for victory faded. But the novel's greatest success is a vivid description of shell shock, the result of being briefly buried alive by a mortar round. The condition ultimately engulfs Volkenborn's ailing psyche and leaves him tormented, isolated, and blinded at the war's end. "Zero Hour" was first published as Fahnenjunker Volkenborn in Germany in 1928 and was translated into English under the current title in the following year. This reissued edition features a new introduction by Robert Cowley and a new afterword by Casey Clabough to place the novel in its proper literary and historical contexts. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
1. Andrew A. van Dyk: Overview of the Imprisonment Experience
2. Frans J. Nicolaas Ponder: A Soldier in the Royal Netherlands-Indies Army
3. Willem Wanrooy: A Letter to My Grandson
4. Arthur Stock: A British Prisoner of War
5. Anton Acherman: Glimpses of Camp Life
6. Johannes Vandenbroek: A Teacher Turned Soldier and Imprisoned by the Japanese
7. William H. Maaskamp: A Dutch Youth Tortured and Imprisoned by the Japanese, Then Pressed into Service Against Indonesian Freedom Fighters
8. Denis Dutrieux: "They Can't Be Human Beings!"
9. Mathilde Ponder-van Kempen: A Wartime Girlhood
10. Barend A. van Nooten: The Mouse-Deer and the Tiger
11. Willy Riemersma-Philippi: Imprisoned in Our Own Home
12. Maria McFadden-Beek: Ode to My Mother
13. Karel Senior: New Terror on the Way Home
14. Hendrik B. Babtist: The Protectors Abandoned Us
15. Pieter Groenevelt: The Bombs That Saved My Life
16. Jan Vos: Memories of an Indo Boy
Following their invasion of Java on March 1, 1942, the Japanese began a process of Japanization of the archipelago, banning every remnant of Dutch rule. Over the next three years, more than 100,000 Dutch citizens were shipped to Japanese internment camps and more than four million romushas, forced Indonesian laborers, were enlisted in the Japanese war effort. The Japanese occupation stimulated the development of Indonesian independence movements. Headed by Sukarno, a longtime admirer of Japan, nationalist forces declared their independence on August 15, 1945. For Dutch citizens, Dutch-Indonesians or "Indos, " and pro-Dutch Indonesians, Sukarno's declaration marked the beginning of a new wave of terror. These powerful and often poignant stories from survivors of the Japanese occupation and subsequent turmoil surrounding Indonesian independence provide one with a vivid portrait of the hardships faced during the period. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Pbk. ed. - New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, 2001.
Book — xvii, 424 p. ; 24 cm.
Gorbachev and the party
The roots of fanaticism
The first state in history to be based explicitly on atheism, the Soviet Union endowed itself with the attributes of God. In this book, David Satter shows through individual stories what it meant to construct an entire state on the basis of a false idea, how people were forced to act out this fictitious reality, and the tragic human cost of the Soviet attempt to remake reality by force. "I had almost given up hope that any American could depict the true face of Russia and Soviet rule. In David Satter's Age of Delirium, the world has received a chronicle of the calvary of the Russian people under communism that will last for generations."-Vladimir Voinovich, author of The Life and Extraordinary Adventures of Private Ivan Chonkin "Spellbinding. . . . Gives one a visceral feel for what it was like to be trapped by the communist system."-Jack Matlock, Washington Post "Satter deserves our gratitude. . . . He is an astute observer of people, with an eye for essential detail and for human behavior in a universe wholly different from his own experience in America."-Walter Laqueur, Wall Street Journal "Every page of this splendid and eloquent and impassioned book reflects an extraordinarily acute understanding of the Soviet system."-Jacob Heilbrunn, Washington Times. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Former Japanese prisoner-of-war George Aspinall's secret photographic record of life in Changi Prison and on the appalling Thai/Burma Railway published in full. "Changi Photographer would be a treasured piece of work for those who are very much into World War Two's history". (source: Nielsen Book Data)