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21 titles
  • Morse Code Wrens of Station X

    Bletchley's Outer Circle
    Anne Glyn-Jones

    Morse Code Wrens of Station X is a very personal memoir of a young woman's experiences of war time service, as well as providing fascinating insights into the daily realities of the battle for military intelligence superiority.

  • Ranulph Glanville and How to Live the Cybernetics of Unknowing

    Soren Brier

    A festschrift issue of Cybernetics and Human Knowing focusing on the work of Ranulph Glanville, cybernetician, design researcher, theorist, educator and multi-platform artist/designer/performer.

  • A Scientist in Wonderland

    A Memoir of Searching for Truth and Finding Trouble
    Edzard Ernst

    This memoir provides a unique insight into the cutthroat politics of academic life and offers a sobering reflection on the damage already done by pseudoscience in the field of medicine.

  • Tell My Mother I'm Not Dead

    A Case Study in Mediumship Research
    Trevor Hamilton

    This book divides into two parts. The first is a personal narrative of the impact of the death of the author's son Ralph on him and his family. The second is an attempt to evaluate that evidence objectively (based on an extensive survey of current and past scientific research in the UK and the USA).

  • The Sarkozy Phenomenon

    Nick Hewlett

    In this short book the author argues that the Sarkozy phenomenon is best explained by principal reference to the notion of Bonapartism, which of course has a long history in French politics.

  • The Happy Passion

    A Personal View of Jacob Bronowski
    Anthony James

    Jacob Bronowski (1908-1974) lived through what he described as 'the two great catastrophes of the twentieth century: the rise of Hitler in 1933 and the dropping of the atomic bombs in 1945', and yet the keynote of his astonishingly rich and varied...

  • Immortal Longings

    F.W.H. Myers and the Victorian Search for Life After Death
    Trevor Hamilton

    Immortal Longings: FWH Myers and the Victorian search for life after death is the first full-length biography of Frederic W.H. Myers, leading figure in the Society for Psychical Research and friend and associate of Browning, Gladstone, Ruskin...

  • Columbanus

    Poet, Preacher, Statesman, Saint
    Carol Richards

    Columbanus ("The Dove of the Church"), not to be confused with his near-contemporary Columba of Iona, was a towering figure in the religious and political life of Europe in the Dark Ages. In this lively biography of the saint, Carol Richards evokes...

  • Partial Memories

    Sketches from an Improbable Life
    Ernst Glasersfeld

    Autobiographical sketches by the philosopher and semioticist Ernst von Glasersfeld.

  • Anxious To Do Good

    Learning to be an Economist the Hard Way
    Alan Peacock

    After nearly three and a half -- rather too exciting -- years as a young war-time sailor, Alan Peacock expected to return to a life of quiet contemplation. Instead he became an activist economist frequently engaged in controversies about the conduct...

  • Nelson, Hitler and Diana

    Studies in Trauma and Celebrity
    Richard D. Ryder

    Clinical psychologist Richard Ryder approaches three iconic celebrities -- Horatio Nelson, Adolph Hitler, and Diana Princess of Wales -- as though they were his patients and presents a short psycho-biography of each. Beneath their obvious differences...

  • Political Art of Bob Dylan

    David Boucher

    Bob Dylan is one of the most significant figures in popular culture. In this book, the authors provide a multi-faceted analysis of his political art.

  • Liberalism, Education and Schooling

    Essays by T.M. McLaughlin
    David Carr

    A tribute collection of essays edited by author's colleagues and friends.

  • Froude Today

    John Coleman

    A.L. Rowse called fellow-historian James Anthony Froude the ‘last great Victorian awaiting revival’. The question of power is the problem that perplexes every age: in his historical works Froude examined how it applied to the Tudor period, and...

  • Joseph Conrad Today

    Kieron O'Hara

    This book argues that the novelist Joseph Conrad's work speaks directly to us in a way that none of his contemporaries can. Conrad’s scepticism, pessimism, emphasis on the importance and fragility of community, and the difficulties of escaping our...

  • Wrestling with God

    The Story of My Life
    Lloyd Geering

    In Wrestling With God Geering writes movingly of the interior and family life that form the backdrop to his controversial public life.

  • Puritan Democracy of Thomas Hill Green

    Alberto De Sanctis

    The central concern of this book is to demonstrate how Puritanism was a theme which ran through all Green's biography and political philosophy.

  • Tony Blair and the Ideal Type

    Jack H. Grainger

    The 'ideal type' is Max Weber's hypothetical leading democratic politician, whom the author finds realized in Tony Blair.

  • Greenian Moment

    Denys Leighton

    This study of T.H. Green views his philosophical opus through his public life and political commitments, and it uses biography as a lens through which to examine Victorian political culture and its moral climate. The book deals with the political...

  • Francisco J. Varela 1946-2001

    Soren Brier

    Dedicated to the life and work of Francisco Varela, this is an issue of the journal "Cybernetics and Human...

  • Heinz Von Foerster 1911-2002

    Soren Brier

    Dedicated to the life and work of Heinz Von Foerster, this is a double issue of the journal "Cybernetics and Human...