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The Century

Author : Alain Badiou
ISBN : 0745636314
Genre : History
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The twentieth century has been judged and condemned as the century of totalitarian terror. This book re-examines this century - not from the moral standpoint of a wise judge looking back, but through an investigation of the century itself in its unfolding. It considers poems, philosophical fragments, political programmes, and theatre pieces.

The Century

Author : Alain Badiou
ISBN : 0745636322
Genre : Philosophy
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Everywhere, the twentieth century has been judged and condemned: the century of totalitarian terror, of utopian and criminal ideologies, of empty illusions, of genocides, of false avant-gardes, of democratic realism everywhere replaced by abstraction. It is not Badiou's wish to plead for an accused that is perfectly capable of defending itself without the authors aid. Nor does he seek to proclaim, like Frantz, the hero of Sartre's Prisoners of Altona, 'I have taken the century on my shoulders and I have said: I will answer for it!' The Century simply aims to examine what this accursed century, from within its own unfolding, said that it was. Badiou's proposal is to reopen the dossier on the century - not from the angle of those wise and sated judges we too often claim to be, but from the standpoint of the century itself.

City Of The Century

Author : Donald L. Miller
ISBN : 9780684831381
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A chronicle of the coming of the Industrial Age to one American city traces the explosive entrepreneurial, technological, and artistic growth that converted Chicago from a trading post to a modern industrial metropolis by the 1890s

People Of The Century

Author : CBS News
ISBN : 9780684870939
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Profiles one hundred of the most influential political leaders, artists, scientists, intellects, tycoons, and heroes of the twentieth century

The Frame Of The Century

Author : J. Neil Schulman
ISBN : 1584450606
Genre : Law
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Crimes Of The Century

Author : Gilbert Geis
ISBN : 1555533604
Genre : Law
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Describes five dramatic trials of the twentieth century with details on the crime, the police investigation, and the court proceedings, and examines the outcome and aftermath of each trial

The Century Of Space Science

Author : J.A. Bleeker
ISBN : 9789401003209
Genre : Science
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One of the most attractive features of the young discipline of Space Science is that many of the original pioneers and key players involved are still available to describe their field. Hence, at this point in history we are in a unique position to gain first-hand insight into the field and its development. To this end, The Century of Space Science, a scholarly, authoritative, reference book presents a chapter-by-chapter retrospective of space science as studied in the 20th century. The level is academic and focuses on key discoveries, how these were arrived at, their scientific consequences and how these discoveries advanced the thoughts of the key players involved. With over 90 world-class contributors, such as James Van Allen, Cornelis de Jager, Eugene Parker, Reimar Lüst, and Ernst Stuhlinger, and with a Foreword by Lodewijk Woltjer (past ESO Director General), this book will be immensely useful to readers in the fields of space science, astronomy, and the history of science. Both academic institutions and researchers will find that this major reference work makes an invaluable addition to their collection.

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