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Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1978. Third printing [stated]. Hardcover. x, , 290 pages. Notes. Selected Bibliography. Index. No DJ present. Raymond William Baker is college Professor of International Politics and Director of the Middle East Program, Trinity College. Baker is an internationally recognized authority on the Arab and Islamic world. The author of a series of critically acclaimed studies of Islam and Arab societies, he was designated as a Carnegie Islam Scholar in Islamic Studies for 2006 – 2008 in recognition for his contributions to the study of Islam. Baker’s books on Islam and politics include Egypt’s Uncertain Revolution Under Nasser and Sadat; Sadat and After: Struggles for Egypt’s Political Soul; Islam Without Fear: Egypt and the New Islamists. Baker co-authored with T. and S. Ismael, Cultural Cleansing in Iraq. His most recent book One Islam, Many Worlds of Muslims was recognized by BookList as one of the ten most important books on religion and spirituality published in 2015. Baker’s research has won support from the National Science Foundation; Ford Foundation; Mellon Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities; and the Carnegie Corporation among others. Baker is active in international associations of scholars, including President Emeritus, International Association of Middle East Studies, 2001–present; Governing Board Member, World Organization of Middle East Studies, 2002-present; Governing Board Member, International Center for Contemporary Middle Eastern Studies. Baker has consulted periodically for the State Department, the Department of Defense, USAID, the Pentagon, and other government agencies and foundations.
Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press, 1963. First Edition as an Ann Arbor Paperback [stated]. Second printing [stated]. Trade paperback. , 442,  pages. Bibliographical Notes. Index. Ink writing inside front cover and ink underlining noted. New Introduction by Raymond Aron. Franz Borkenau (December 15, 1900 – May 22, 1957) was an Austrian writer. Borkenau was born in Vienna, Austria, the son of a civil servant. As a university student in Leipzig, his main interests were Marxism and psychoanalysis. Borkenau is known as one of the pioneers of the totalitarianism theory. In the 1950s, Borkenau was well known as an expert on Communism and the Soviet Union. Borkenau was one of the founders of Sovietology. As a Kremlinologist, one of Borkenau's major interests was making predictions about the future of Communism. During WWII Borkenau wrote that Communist internationalism was only a vehicle for Soviet imperialism. Some of Borkenau's predictions, such as his claim during the early 1950s about the coming Sino-Soviet split would come true, but others would not. In an article in the April 1954 edition of Commentary entitled "Getting at the Facts Behind the Soviet Facade", Borkenau wrote that the Sino-Soviet alliance was unstable and would last for only a decade or so.
Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1960. First Edition [stated], presumed first printing. Hardcover. 22 cm. 287,  pages, illustrations, DJ worn, torn, and chipped, erasure on front endpaper. Ink marks noted. Inscribed and dated by Brandt on title page. Willy Brandt (born Herbert Ernst Karl Frahm; 18 December 1913 – 8 October 1992) was a German politician and statesman who was leader of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) from 1964 to 1987 and served as Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany) from 1969 to 1974. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1971 for his efforts to strengthen cooperation in western Europe through the EEC and to achieve reconciliation between West Germany and the countries of Eastern Europe. He was the first Social Democrat chancellor since 1930. Fleeing to Norway and then Sweden during the Nazi regime and working as a left-wing journalist, he took the name Willy Brandt as a pseudonym to avoid detection by Nazi agents, and then formally adopted the name in 1948. Brandt was originally considered one of the leaders of the right wing of the SPD, and earned initial fame as Governing Mayor of West Berlin. He served as Foreign Minister and as Vice Chancellor in Kurt Georg Kiesinger's cabinet, and became chancellor in 1969. As chancellor, he maintained West Germany's close alignment with the United States and focused on strengthening European integration in western Europe, while launching the new policy of Ostpolitik aimed at improving relations with Eastern Europe. Brandt was controversial on the right wing, for his Ostpolitik, and on the left wing, for his support of American policies, including the Vietnam War.