On the Fringes of History

A Memoir
Author: Philip D. Curtin
Publisher: Ohio University Press
ISBN: 0821416456
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 193
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"Always an independent thinker and controversial figure, Curtin revived the study of the Atlantic slave trade. His career stands as an example of the kind of dissatisfaction and struggles that brought about a sea change in higher education. On the Fringes of History traces the movement of African history and world history from the fringes of the history profession into the mainstream. This illustrated memoir illuminates both the career of a leading historian and the history of twentieth-century academia."--BOOK JACKET.

On The Fringe Of History

A Riveting Behind-the-scenes Look At The War On Drugs And Terrorism From A Fed Who Fought The Fight
Author: Sarge Hoteko
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595321771
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 544
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On The Fringe Of History is Chief Inspector Sarge Hoteko's personal memoir, including his experiences as a narcotic interdiction and antiterrorism instructor in 16 countries around the globe. Hoteko reveals the shocking, rampant and systematic corruption within many of those governments, especially; Pakistan, Mexico, Bolivia and Nigeria-the most corrupt nation on earth. He also depicts how overzealous internal affairs investigators bungled two major cases in Chicago that devastated innocent lives. As Hoteko stated, "Who watches the watchdogs?" He reveals how a biased press unjustly slammed Customs over the O'Hare Airport female search controversy. One NBC investigative reporter stated, "It is better to let a person go rather than to do the strip search. It's better to let the pound of heroin go out on the street " On The Fringe of History follows one American's fascinating career around the world and captures the sheer patriotic joy he experienced while serving his country.

Living on the Fringe

The Archaeology and History of the Negev, Sinai and Neighbouring Regions in the Bronze and Iron Ages
Author: Israel Finkelstein
Publisher: Burns & Oates
ISBN: N.A
Category: Bronze age
Page: 197
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The Role of the Americas in History


Author: Leopoldo Zea,Amy Oliver
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780847677214
Category: History
Page: 250
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This first-time translation makes available to English-speaking readers a seminal essay in Latin American thought by one of Latin America's leading intellectuals. Originally published in Mexico in 1957, The Role of the Americas in History explores the meaning of the history of the Americas in relation to universal history. Amy A. Oliver's introduction provides an excellent overview of such major themes in Zea's thought as marginality, humanism, Catholicism and Protestantism, philosophy of history, and liberation.

Politics on the Fringe

The People, Policies, and Organization of the French National Front
Author: Edward G. DeClair
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822321392
Category: History
Page: 261
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A study of the French National Front and its implications for the rest of the western world.

Fringes of Empire

Peoples, Places, and Spaces in Colonial India
Author: Sameetah Agha,Elizabeth Kolsky
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780198060314
Category: History
Page: 256
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Contributed articles presented at a seminar.

The Pirate Organization

Lessons from the Fringes of Capitalism
Author: Rodolphe Durand,Jean-Philippe Vergne
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 1422183181
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 191
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Presents a historical analysis of piracy, arguing that it is a driving force in capitalism.

At the fringes of science


Author: Michael W. Friedlander
Publisher: Westview Pr
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: 196
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In this fascinating and engaging book, Michael Friedlander offers the first careful look at the shadowlands of science, examining the hard cases and explaining how one may differentiate science from pseudo-science.

Defining the Fringe of Contemporary Australian Archaeology

Pyramidiots, Paranoia and the Paranormal
Author: Darran Jordan,Rocco Bosco
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1527510735
Category: Social Science
Page: 185
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Popular culture has often presented a mythologised version of archaeology that at times misinforms the general public about broader academic intentions. The fantastic and bizarre continue to capture the public imagination, so that while archaeological teams excavate, survey and record, they occupy the same geographic locations as ghost tour operators and seekers of the supernatural. Not only does archaeology operate within the same geography as modern mythology, but widespread access to technology, from satellite imagery to GPS data, means that enthusiastic amateurs can partake in their own investigations. With limited landscape identification training, an enthusiasm for discovery and strange cultural biases, fringe operators have utilised new technologies to justify old fallacies through variant forms of amateur archaeology. This collection draws on the wealth of work currently being undertaken by contemporary archaeologists in Australia, from rock art observations to art/archaeology experiments and even space archaeology. It explores archaeology on the edge, contextualising the fringe dwellers that operate on the periphery of accepted academia. It also looks at contemporary archaeological theory and practice in relation to these fringe operators, developing approaches toward interaction, in contrast to the more common reaction of repudiation. The relationship between the accepted centre and the outer edge in contemporary archaeological practice and theory unveils much about popular misconceptions and how archaeological spaces can be overlaid with variant mythological and cultural interpretations.

On the Fringes of Diplomacy

Influences on British Foreign Policy, 1800–1945
Author: Dr Antony Best,Dr John Fisher
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409482529
Category: Political Science
Page: 320
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In recent decades the study of British foreign policy and diplomacy has broadened in focus. No longer is it enough for historians to look at the actions of the elite figures - diplomats and foreign secretaries - in isolation; increasingly the role of their advisers and subordinates, and those on the fringes of the diplomatic world, is recognised as having exerted critical influence on key decisions and policies. This volume gives further impetus to this revelation, honing in on the fringes of British diplomacy through a selection of case studies of individuals who were able to influence policy. By contextualising each study, the volume explores the wider circles in which these individuals moved, exploring the broader issues affecting the processes of foreign policy. Not the least of these is the issue of official mindsets and of networks of influence in Britain and overseas, inculcated, for example, in the leading public schools, at the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, and in gentlemen's clubs in London's West End. As such the volume contributes to the growing literature on human agency as well as mentalité studies in the history of international relations. Moreover it also highlights related themes which have been insufficiently studied by international historians, for example, the influence that outside groups such as missionaries and the press had on the shaping of foreign policy and the role that strategy, intelligence and the experience of war played in the diplomatic process. Through such an approach the workings of British diplomacy during the high-tide of empire is revealed in new and intriguing ways.

Servant on the Edge of History


Author: Sam James
Publisher: Hannibal Books
ISBN: 0929292669
Category: History
Page: 180
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"Servant on the Edge of History" describes the Vietnam War from a perspective seldom heard: from a missionary who loved the Vietnamese people, who refused to become an American spy, but who also loved his own country. James offers insights into where and how God was at work in this war-ravaged country, where his family risked all for the sake of the Gospel.

Costumes & Characters: Adventures on the fringe of success


Author: Tom Nicholas Yowarski
Publisher: America Star Books
ISBN: 1462670377
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 264
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Tom Nicholas has been a professional actor since 1974. He has worked in Televison, Film and live theatre. This book details the steps in his life that led him into the Biz. It is also a cautionary tale; told with candor and humor. For any aspiring performer it may be a wakeup call. Here is a look at his triumphs, failures, and his continuing search for lasting success.

Outsiders

Stories from the Fringe of New Zealand Society
Author: Gerard Hindmarsh
Publisher: Craig Potton Publishing
ISBN: 9781877517723
Category: Eccentrics and eccentricities
Page: 234
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Gerard Hindmarsh argues that New Zealand is lucky to have had, and still have, its fair share of people who choose to live out on the fringes of society. He believes these 'outsiders', in their love of a free and unhindered life, offer an important counterbalance to the highpressured, commercialised and urban world that most of us inhabit. It is these outsiders who are the subject of this book, a wonderfully diverse group of people who, both historically and in the present day, found room beyond the cities and towns to live their lives in their own individual way. The characters who fill these pages range from a hermit who spent 47 years on his own island in the Marlborough Sounds; a farmer from probably the most remote farm in New Zealand on the west coast of Stewart Island; an eccentric mountain dweller waiting for the world to end in Kahurangi National Park; the now well-known Robert Long, or 'Beansprout', from Gorge River in South Westland; a fisherman who jumped ship in Fiordland National Park; and many more.Gerard Hindmarsh has a great eye for a story, and in Outsiders he presents a highly readable and colourful social history, which speaks strongly about a rich vein of New Zealand identity.

Physics on the Fringe

Smoke Rings, Circlons, and Alternative Theories of Everything
Author: Margaret Wertheim
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 0802778739
Category: Science
Page: 336
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For the past fifteen years, acclaimed science writer Margaret Wertheim has been collecting the works of "outsider physicists," many without formal training and all convinced that they have found true alternative theories of the universe. Jim Carter, the Einstein of outsiders, has developed his own complete theory of matter and energy and gravity that he demonstrates with experiments in his backyard,-with garbage cans and a disco fog machine he makes smoke rings to test his ideas about atoms. Captivated by the imaginative power of his theories and his resolutely DIY attitude, Wertheim has been following Carter's progress for the past decade. Centuries ago, natural philosophers puzzled out the laws of nature using the tools of observation and experimentation. Today, theoretical physics has become mathematically inscrutable, accessible only to an elite few. In rejecting this abstraction, outsider theorists insist that nature speaks a language we can all understand. Through a profoundly human profile of Jim Carter, Wertheim's exploration of the bizarre world of fringe physics challenges our conception of what science is, how it works, and who it is for.

Life on the Fringe?

Ireland and Europe, 1800-1922
Author: Brian Heffernan
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780716531302
Category: History
Page: 264
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Scholars of modern Ireland have all too often been too immersed in the intricacies of Anglo-Irish relations to cast a wider glance toward the European continent. Was Ireland really on the fringe of Europe during the 19th century, trapped into an Anglo-Irish Neverland by the Act of Union, oblivious to the progress of European events? This volume challenges such notions and explores the general theme of 'Ireland and Europe' from different and fascinating perspectives. This thematic survey places a number of major themes of Irish history in their European context from 1800 to 1922. The Irish-European connections during the 19th century span the entire continent from France to Russia, and from Finland to Spain. It takes Irish history as an organic component of European developments, breaking the Western Europe bias of much of the existing scholarship. The book demonstrates that Ireland under the Union lived on the fringe only in a geographical sense, and that the European tide of change was clearly felt upon its shores.

The Crime of Nationalism

Britain, Palestine, and Nation-Building on the Fringe of Empire
Author: Matthew Kelly
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520965256
Category: History
Page: 264
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The Palestinian national movement gestated in the early decades of the twentieth century, but it was born during the Great Revolt of 1936–39, a period of Arab rebellion against British policy in the Palestine mandate. In The Crime of Nationalism, Matthew Kraig Kelly makes the unique case that the key to understanding the Great Revolt lies in what he calls the “crimino-national” domain—the overlap between the criminological and the nationalist dimensions of British imperial discourse, and the primary terrain upon which the war of 1936–39 was fought. Kelly’s analysis amounts to a new history of one of the major anticolonial insurgencies of the interwar period and a critical moment in the lead-up to Israel’s founding. The Crime of Nationalism offers crucial lessons for the scholarly understanding of nationalism and insurgency more broadly.

The fringe of the East

a journey through past and present provinces of Turkey
Author: Sir Harry Luke
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Middle East
Page: 273
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On the Fringe of Hell

New Zealanders and Military Discipline in the First World War
Author: Christopher Pugsley
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780340533215
Category: Military discipline
Page: 360
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