The War on Alcohol: Prohibition and the Rise of the American State

The War on Alcohol: Prohibition and the Rise of the American State PDF

A groundbreaking history of Prohibition and a new creation story for the powerful American state.Prohibition has long been portrayed as a “noble experiment” that failed, a newsreel story of glamorous gangsters, flappers, and speakeasies. Now at last Lisa McGirr dismantles this cherished myth to reveal a much more significant history. Prohibition was the seedbed for a pivotal expansion of the federal government, the genesis of our contemporary penal state. Her deeply researched, eye-opening ac…

Link http://sharpbook.net/books/the-war-on-alcohol-prohibition-and-the-rise-of-the-american-state

Advertisement

Continuous Time Dynamical Systems: State Estimation and Optimal Control with Orthogonal Functions

Continuous Time Dynamical Systems: State Estimation and Optimal Control with Orthogonal Functions PDF

Optimal control deals with the problem of finding a control law for a given system such that a certain optimality criterion is achieved. An optimal control is a set of differential equations describing the paths of the control variables that minimize the cost functional. This book, Continuous Time Dynamical Systems: State Estimation and Optimal Control with Orthogonal Functions, considers different classes of systems with quadratic performance criteria. It then attempts to find the optimal co…

Link http://sharpbook.net/books/continuous-time-dynamical-systems