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The Future of the GovernmentFor three years Cass R. Sunstein was President Obama's 'regulatory czar.' Now Sunstein pulls back the curtain to show what was done, why Americans are better off as a result, and what the future has in store: Simpler: The Future of the Government.
Simpler: The Future of the Government
Robert OppenheimerRobert Oppenheimer was among the most brilliant and divisive of men. As head of the Los Alamos Laboratory, he oversaw the successful effort to beat the Nazis in the race to develop the first atomic bomb.
InfernoIn his international blockbusters The Da Vinci Code, Angels & Demons, and The Lost Symbol, Dan Brown masterfully fused history, art, codes, and symbols. In this riveting new thriller, Inferno, Brown returns to his element and has crafted his highest-stakes novel to date.
Dan Brown Inferno
Red Stamp Art Gallery, in collaboration with Sarenco Foundation, presents for the first time in the Netherlands the exhibition of Margaret Majo, a leading contemporary African artist.
Frits Lugt : Living for Art
'Living for Art' is the fascinating life story of the eminent Dutch collector, art dealer, researcher and author Frits Lugt (1884-1970). Freek Heijbroek is the author of the book and curator at the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam.
Frits Lugt: Living for Art
Fons HaagmansA rich and colourful company of artists, troubadours and miners are the subject of the exhibition Akerstraat Blues by artist Fons Haagmans (Schinnen, 1948) in the Schunck Gallery, Bongerd 18, in Heerlen.
Slave trade of West Indian CompanyThe West Indian Company (1621-1791) was the counterpart of the united East Indian Company (VOC). Whereas the VOC aimed at the trade with Asia, the WIC got the exclusive right for the trade between Africa and America.
Slave trade West Indian Company
Titanic DisasterJust before midnight, on April 14, 1912, the British luxury passenger liner Titanic sank en route to New York City from Southampton after a collision with a huge iceberg. About 1500 passengers including ship personnel were killed in the disaster.
VoltaireThe French writer and philosopher Voltaire (1694-1778) was born in Paris as François Marie Arouet and is regarded as the most important philosopher of the Enlightenment. Voltaire did not write only philosophical books and essays but also dramas, novels, historical books, theater reviews and essays on criminal laws and politics.
Heinrich HimmlerHeinrich Himmler (1900-1945) was a German National Socialist official and head of the Nazi police forces. He was the son of a Catholic schoolmaster and received a diploma in agriculture. After the First World War Heinrich Himmler joined militant rightist organizations.
ManifestaYoung women today live by feminism's goals. Yet feminism itself is undeniably at a crossroads. Girl power feminists appear to be obsessed with personal empowerment at the expense of politics, while political institutions such as Ms. and now are so battle weary they've lost their ability to speak to a new generation.
Diana's Last WordDuring the last five years of her life, Princess Diana had one friend and confidante who was special to her. Simone Simmons was not part of Diana's social circle.
Rolls-RoyceAfter the First World War, Rolls-Royce resumed car production, introducing the new Phantom I and II. By 1921 Rolls-Royce had also made a move into the United States, building a factory in Springfield Massachusetts. It was in 1931 that Rolls-Royce acquired Bentley Motors.
Unbeatable BMWAmong BMW enthusiasts, the E36 platform is considered one of the best BMW designs of the past 20 years. Sales figures for 3 Series coupes, sedans, and convertibles were at all time highs in North America and Europe. Against other competititors, the E36 would repeatedly beat out the competition and won many awards from major car magazines.
Porsche: The Road from ZuffenhausenPorsche: The Road from Zuffenhausen is the first book in more than twenty-five years to chronicle in such meticulous detail the early years of the renowned automobile company.
Perfect for the more than 500,000 Porsche owners and the millions of Porsche enthusiasts, Porsche is a lively narrative of the cars and the people who created them.
Tristan EgolfTristan Egolf (1971-2005), the author of the cult classic novels "Lord of the Barnyard" and "Skirt and the Fiddle" was found dead in an apartment Saturday in Lancaster, Pa. Egolf's death by shotgun has been ruled a suicide by the Lancaster police. He was 33.
Tristan Egolf (1971-2005)
In the Hand of DanteDeep inside the Vatican library, a priest discovers the rarest and most valuable art object ever found: the manuscript of "The Divine Comedy," written in Dante's own hand. Via Sicily, the manuscript makes its way from the priest to a mob boss in New York City, where a writer named Nick Tosches is called to authenticate the prize. For this writer, the temptation is too great: he steals the manuscript in a last-chance bid to have it all.
American Master ArchitectFrank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) is unquestionably America's most celebrated architect. In fact, his career was so long and his accomplishments so varied it can be difficult still to grasp the full range of Wright's achievement. In this new study, Wright scholar Kathryn Smith does just that, exploring the grace and beauty found in all facets of Wright's work
Frank Lloyd Wright
Enduring designA text for architectural design studio courses, geared to inspire design ideas and to help students understand the energy consequence of design decisions. Concentrates on the analysis of sun, wind, and light resources of a particular site and climate.
American DreamAmerican Dream documents the Houses at Sagaponac, a groundbreaking architecture project initiated by real estate developer Harry J. Brown. The project features homes designed by internationally recognized architects on a 10-acre site near the tip of Long Island.
Victorian HousesVictorian Houses presents the architectural detailing of the time in the context of the era - providing a comprehensive understanding of its architecture and design.
Oppression in black lifeKilling rage speaks to this imbalance. These twenty-three essays, most of them new works, are written from a black and feminist perspective, and they tackle the bitter difficulties of racism by envisioning a world without it. Bell Hooks defiantly creates positive plans for the future rather than dwell in theories of a crisis beyond repair.
Marcel DuchampMarcel Duchamp's stature in history of art has grown steadily since the 1930's, largely because several artistic movements have embraced him as their founding father.
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