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Goldhammer, Arthur

Overview
Works: 142 works in 452 publications in 1 language and 17,595 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Fiction  Sources  Genealogy  Biographies  Records and correspondence  Archives  Personal correspondence  Graphic novels 
Roles: Translator, Contributor, Other, Author, Author of introduction
Classifications: JK216, 320.973
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Most widely held works by Arthur Goldhammer
Capital in the twenty-first century by Thomas Piketty( Book )

26 editions published between 2013 and 2018 in English and held by 4,566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What are the grand dynamics that drive the accumulation and distribution of capital? Questions about the long-term evolution of inequality, the concentration of wealth, and the prospects for economic growth lie at the heart of political economy. But satisfactory answers have been hard to find for lack of adequate data and clear guiding theories. In this work the author analyzes a unique collection of data from twenty countries, ranging as far back as the eighteenth century, to uncover key economic and social patterns. His findings transform debate and set the agenda for the next generation of thought about wealth and inequality. He shows that modern economic growth and the diffusion of knowledge have allowed us to avoid inequalities on the apocalyptic scale predicted by Karl Marx. But we have not modified the deep structures of capital and inequality as much as we thought in the optimistic decades following World War II. The main driver of inequality--the tendency of returns on capital to exceed the rate of economic growth--today threatens to generate extreme inequalities that stir discontent and undermine democratic values if political action is not taken. But economic trends are not acts of God. Political action has curbed dangerous inequalities in the past, the author says, and may do so again. This original work reorients our understanding of economic history and confronts us with sobering lessons for today
Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville( Book )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 1,575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alexis de Tocqueville, a young aristocratic French lawyer, came to the United States in 1831 to study its penitentiary systems. His nine-month visit and subsequent reading and reflection resulted in Democracy in America (1835-40), a landmark masterpiece of political observation and analysis. Tocqueville vividly describes the unprecedented social equality he found in America and explores its implications for European society in the emerging modern era. His book provides enduring insight into the political consequences of widespread property ownership, the potential dangers to liberty inherent in majority rule, the importance of civil institutions in an individualistic culture dominated by the pursuit of material self-interest, and the vital role of religion in American life, while prophetically probing the deep differences between the free and slave states. The clear, fluid, and vigorous translation by Arthur Goldhammer is the first to fully capture Tocqueville's achievements both as an accomplished literary stylist and as a profound political thinker
Tocqueville : the aristocratic sources of liberty by Lucien Jaume( )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in English and held by 1,507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Many American readers like to regard Alexis de Tocqueville as an honorary American and democrat--as the young French aristocrat who came to early America and, enthralled by what he saw, proceeded to write an American book explaining democratic America to itself. Yet, as Lucien Jaume argues in this acclaimed intellectual biography, Democracy in America is best understood as a French book. For Tocqueville, America was a mirror for France, a way for Tocqueville to write indirectly about his own society, to engage French thinkers and debates, and to come to terms with France's aristocratic legacy. By taking Tocqueville's French context seriously, Jaume provides a powerful and surprising new interpretation of Democracy in America, as well as a fresh intellectual and psychological portrait of its author. Situating Tocqueville amid the crisis of authority in postrevolutionary France, Jaume shows that Tocqueville was an ambivalent promoter of democracy, a man who tried to reconcile himself to the coming wave, but who also believed that it would be necessary to preserve aristocratic values in order to protect liberty under democracy. Indeed, Jaume argues that one of Tocqueville's most important and original ideas was to recognize that democracy posed the threat of a new and hidden form of despotism."--Publisher's description
Empire's children : race, filiation, and citizenship in the French colonies by Emmanuelle Saada( )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Operating at the intersection of history, anthropology, and law, this book reveals the unacknowledged but central role of race in the definition of French nationality. The author weaves together the perspectives of jurists, colonial officials, and more, and demonstrates why the French Empire cannot be analyzed in black-and-white terms
The beggar and the professor : a sixteenth-century family saga by Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie( Book )

6 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These personal narratives, among the first to have authors of rural or peasant origin, constitute a rare and intimate portrait of the emergence of early modern European society. With masterful erudition, Le Roy Ladurie deepens and expands the historical contexts of these accounts and, in the process, brings to life the customs, perceptions, and character - the very dialogue - of an age poised at the threshold of modernity
Camus at Combat : writing 1944-1947 by Albert Camus( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presenting Camus' World War II wartime journalism published in 'Combat', the resistance newspaper where he worked from 1944 to 1947, these articles and editorials show how his thinking evolved from support of a revolutionary transformation of postwar society to a wariness of the radical left
Alexis de Tocqueville and Gustave de Beaumont in America : their friendship and their travels by Alexis de Tocqueville( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of Tocqueville's writings on America together with letters and sketches from his traveling companion, Gustave de Beaumont
Journal of my life by Jacques-Louis Menetra( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Léon Blum : prime minister, socialist, zionist by Pierre Birnbaum( Book )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shares the life of the three-time French prime minister, socialist activist, opponent of the Nazi Vichy regime, and survivor of Buchenwald
The languages of Paradise : race, religion, and philology in the nineteenth century by Maurice Olender( Book )

7 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tocqueville : the Ancien Régime and the French Revolution by Alexis de Tocqueville( Book )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This new translation of an undisputed classic aims to be both accurate and readable. Tocqueville's subtlety of style and profundity of thought offer a challenge to readers as well as to translators. As both a Tocqueville scholar and an award-winning translator, Arthur Goldhammer is uniquely qualified for the task. In his Introduction, Jon Elster draws on his recent work to lay out the structure of Tocqueville's argument. Readers will appreciate The Ancien Regime and the French Revolution for its sense of irony as well as tragedy, for its deep insights into political psychology, and for its impassioned defense of liberty"--
Chagas disease : history of a continent's scourge by François Delaporte( )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Note d'éditeur : "François Delaporte's Chagas Disease chronicles Brazilian medicine's encounter with a disease, an insect, and a history of discovery. Between 1909 and 1911, Carlos Chagas described an infection (pathogenic trypanosome), its intermediate host, and the illness that he believed it caused, parasitic thyroiditis. Chagas's work did not lack significance: the disease that came to share his name would be one of Latin America's most serious endemic diseases. However, the clinical identification of the disease through "Romaña's sign" (a palpebral edema or swelling of the eyelid) some decades later marked a transformation in the general medical knowledge of the disease and its basis altogether. Not only was the disease entity that Chagas had described shown to be a nosological illusion, but twenty-five years of scientific controversy turned out to have been based on a misunderstanding. The continued use of the term "Chagas's Disease" even after Cecilio Romaña's discovery thus refers to a fundamental ambiguity. Delaporte dispels this ambiguity by re-examining the various discoveries, dead ends, controversies, and major epistemological transformations that marked the history of the disease--a history that begins with the creation of the Oswaldo Cruz Institute in Rio de Janeiro and ends in the forests of Santa Fe in northern Argentina. Delaporte's study shows how an epistemological focus can add depth to the history of medicine and complexity to accounts of scientific discovery."
Tocqueville : the Ancien Régime and the French Revolution by Jon Elster( )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new translation of an undisputed classic aims to be both accurate and readable
Recollections : the French Revolution of 1848 and its aftermath by Alexis de Tocqueville( Book )

4 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This entirely new translation of Tocqueville's 'Souvenirs'--his posthumously published, extraordinarily lucid and trenchant analysis of the 1848 revolution in France--will be the definitive English edition of the work for decades to come. Tocqueville's most polished literary text, full of bravura passages and stylistic flourishes, it was never intended for publication. Written immediately after the climax of Tocqueville's political career and just before Louis Bonaparte's 1851 coup prompted the great theorist of democracy to retire from political life, it is an exercise in candid personal reflection. Yielding to pressure from friends, Tocqueville approved its publication, but only after all characters portrayed in it--mostly unflatteringly--had died. In 1893, more than three decades after Tocqueville's death, his nephew published an expurgated version. Only in 1964 did French editors restore the potentially offensive passages. A selection of speeches, occasional texts, notes, and letters add significantly to our understanding of the revolutionary period and Tocqueville's role in it. His letters range from personal concerns to all the important political issues of the day. They illuminate not only the French conflict but the powerful reaction taking hold in Germany and Italy. They also document Tocqueville's only serious intellectual encounter with socialism and its theoreticians (Cabet, Proudhon, and Fourier, but not Marx). Finally, the edition evinces the continuing influence the United States on Tocqueville, who tirelessly, albeit futilely, promoted the American model of government for the new French Republic"--Provided by publisher
In search of lost time : Swann's Way by Stéphane Heuet( Book )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Whether you are looking to brush up or sample for the first time, this graphic adaptation of "In Search of Lost Time" is the perfect introduction to Proust's masterpiece."--Jacket
Capital in the twenty-first century by Thomas Piketty( Recording )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Piketty analyzes a unique collection of data from twenty countries, ranging as far back as the eighteenth century, to uncover key economic and social patterns. His findings will transform debate and set the agenda for the next generation of thought about wealth and inequality
The measure of the world : a novel by Denis Guedj( Book )

7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Not science fiction, but a fiction about science, this is the novelistic account of the establishment of the meter as a scientific measurement in 1799 and how a sober enterprise could turn into such a bizarre journey as to be hardly credible. 14 line drawings
The kill by Émile Zola( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The incestuous affair of Renee Saccard and her stepson, Maxime, is set against the frenzied speculation of Renee's financier husband, Aristide, in a Paris swiftly becoming a modern metropolis and "the capital of the nineteenth century." In the end, setting and story merge in actions that leave a woman's spirit and a city's soul ravaged beyond repair
Revelations of the medieval world( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social life in Renaissance - Family in Renaissance - Renaissance women - Development of the concept of personal privacy
Literary debate : texts and contexts( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Democracy in America
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The beggar and the professor : a sixteenth-century family sagaCamus at Combat : writing 1944-1947Alexis de Tocqueville and Gustave de Beaumont in America : their friendship and their travelsJournal of my lifeThe languages of Paradise : race, religion, and philology in the nineteenth centuryTocqueville : the Ancien Régime and the French RevolutionThe measure of the world : a novelThe kill
Alternative Names
Arthur Goldhammer American translator and academic

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Goldhammer, Arthur 1946-

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English (144)