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The Law and the Prophets: Black Consciousness in South Africa, 1968-1977

by Daniel R. Magaziner Ohio University Press (August 15, 2010)

"No nation can win a battle without faith," Steve Biko wrote, and as Daniel R. Magaziner demonstrates in The Law and the Prophets, the combination of ideological and theological exploration proved a potent force....


Under the Heel of the Dragon: Islam, Racism, Crime, and the Uighur in China

by Blaine Kaltman Ohio University Press (July 31, 2014)

The Turkic Muslims known as the Uighur have long faced social and economic disadvantages in China because of their minority status. Under the Heel of the Dragon: Islam, Racism, Crime, and the Uighur in China...


Power of Sisterhood: Women Religious Tell the Story of the Apostolic Visitation

by Margaret Cain McCarthy & Mary Ann Zollmann UPA (September 24, 2014)

Power of Sisterhood serves as an historical record of the Apostolic Visitation initiated by the Vatican Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life. This book delves into...


The Farm Then and Now: A Model for Sustainable Living

by Douglas Stevenson New Society Publishers (March 31, 2014)

From commune to ecovillage — an in-depth look at the past, present and future of the world’s best-known intentional community


The Geopolitical Power Shift in the Indo-Pacific Region: America, Australia, China, and Triangular Diplomacy in the Twenty-First Century

by Randall Doyle Lexington Books (December 11, 2013)

As the twenty-first century progresses, the Indo-Pacific theater is experiencing an unprecedented transformation involving economic development, military build-ups, political reforms, social changes, and technological...


City in the Sky

by James Glanz & Eric Lipton Times Books (January 20, 2014)

The definitive biography of the iconic skyscrapers and the ambitions that shaped them--from their dizzying rise to their unforgettable fall

More than a year after the nation began mourning the lives lost in the...


Peddling Peril

by David Albright Free Press (March 16, 2010)

"THE UNLEASHED POWER OF THE ATOM HAS CHANGED EVERYTHING SAVE OUR MODES OF THINKING, AND WE THUS DRIFT TOWARD UNPARALLELED CATASTROPHE." --ALBERT EINSTEIN

With the revelation of Iran's secret uranium enrichment...


Contemporary Africa's Growth and Development: Issues, Paradox and Solutions

by Agyemang Attah-Poku UPA (December 14, 2012)

This book examines the various factors that have influenced the growth and development process of contemporary Africa. This volume comes up with comprehensive and detailed suggestions and recommendations to...


Barcelonan Okupas: Squatter Power!

by Stephen Luis Vilaseca Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (September 24, 2013)

Barcelonan Okupas: Squatter Power! is the first book to combine close-readings of the representations of Spanish squatters known as okupas with the study of the urban. Vilaseca broadens the scope of Spanish...


Everyday Life in Central Asia: Past and Present

by Jeff Sahadeo & Russell Zanca Indiana University Press (June 21, 2007)

For its citizens, contemporary Central Asia is a land of great promise and peril. While the end of Soviet rule has opened new opportunities for social mobility and cultural expression, political and economic...


We Are Many: Reflections on Movement Strategy from Occupation to Liberation

by Mike McGuire, Kate Khatib, Margaret Killjoy & David Graeber AK Press (October 23, 2012)

The only book on Occupy written by organizers, for organizers! Essential lessons from key movement strategists.


Echoes from the Poisoned Well: Global Memories of Environmental Injustice

by Heather Goodall, Sylvia Hood Washington, Paul Rosier & Martin Melosi et al. Lexington Books (March 07, 2006)

This book is an historical examination of environmental justice struggles across the globe from the perspective of environmentally marginalized communities. It is unique in environmental justice histography...


The Bomb in My Garden: The Secrets of Saddam's Nuclear Mastermind

by Mahdi Obeidi & Kurt Pitzer Wiley (May 02, 2008)

Acclaim for the Bomb in My Garden"This one book will tell you more about Iraq's quest for weapons of mass destruction than all U.S. intelligence on the subject. It is a fascinating and rare glimpse inside Saddam...


The World is Moving Around Me: A Memoir of the Haiti Earthquake

by Dany Laferrière, David Homel & Michaëlle Jean Arsenal Pulp Press (December 07, 2012)

A moving eyewitness account of the 2010 Haiti earthquake and its aftermath by the acclaimed Haitian Canadian writer.


The Secretary: A Journey with Hillary Clinton from Beirut to the Heart of American Power

by Kim Ghattas Times Books (March 04, 2013)

The first inside account to be published about Hillary Clinton's time as secretary of state, anchored by Ghattas's own perspective and her quest to understand America's place in the world

In November 2008, Hillary...


Twilight's Last Gleaming: American Hegemony and Dominance in the Modern World

by Edmund Clingan Lexington Books (December 13, 2012)

In Twilight’s Last Gleaming, Edmund Clingan uses economic measurements to establish measures of political and military power. Clingan examines the changes in these measurements over the last two hundred years...


Power Systems

by Noam Chomsky & David Barsamian Metropolitan Books (January 07, 2013)

A compelling new set of interviews on our changing and turbulent times with Noam Chomsky, one of the world's foremost thinkers

In this new collection of conversations, conducted from 2010 to 2012, Noam Chomsky...


Encountering America

by Jessica Grogan Harper Perennial (December 26, 2012)

A dramatic narrative history of the psychological movement that reshaped American culture

The expectation that our careers and personal lives should be expressions of our authentic selves, the belief that our...


Squandered Victory

by Larry Diamond Times Books (March 31, 2007)

America's leading expert on democracy delivers the first insider's account of the U.S. occupation of Iraq-a sobering and critical assessment of America's effort to implant democracy

In the fall of 2003, Stanford...


SEAL Target Geronimo

by Chuck Pfarrer St. Martin's Press (November 07, 2011)

The true story of the killing of bin Laden by author and former U.S. Navy SEAL Chuck Pfarrer

On May 2, 2011, at 1:03 a.m. a satellite uplink was sent from Pakistan crackling into the situation room of the White...


The Other Eighties

by Bradford Martin Hill and Wang (February 28, 2011)

In this engaging new book, Bradford Martin illuminates a different 1980s than many remember--one whose history has been buried under the celebratory narrative of conservative ascendancy. Ronald Reagan looms...


There Is No Freedom Without Bread!

by Constantine Pleshakov Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 26, 2009)

The conventional story of the end of the cold war focuses on the geopolitical power struggle between the United States and the USSR: Ronald Reagan waged an aggressive campaign against communism, outspent the...


The Devil That Never Dies

by Daniel Jonah Goldhagen & Kevin T. Collins Hachette Book Group (September 03, 2013)

A groundbreaking--and terrifying--examination of the widespread resurgence of anti-Semitism in the twenty-first century by the award-winning and #1 internationally bestselling author of Hitler's Willing Executioners...


Rising Powers, Shrinking Planet

by Michael T. Klare Metropolitan Books (April 14, 2008)

From the author of the now-classic Resource Wars, an indispensable account of how the world's diminishing sources of energy are radically changing the international balance of power

Recently, an unprecedented...


A Little War That Shook the World

by Ronald Asmus St. Martin's Press (January 18, 2010)

The brief war between Russia and Georgia in August 2008 seemed to many like an unexpected shot out of the blue that was gone as quickly as it came. Former Assistant Deputy Secretary of State Ronald Asmus contends...


20:21 Vision

by Bill Emmott Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 06, 2003)

The Editor in Chief of The Economist illuminates what global issues mattered in the last century--and how the ways in which we deal with them will shape our lives in the next

The attacks on September 11th, 2001,...


In a Time of War

by Jr. Bill Murphy Henry Holt and Co. (September 15, 2008)

The dramatic story of West Point's class of 2002, the first in a generation to graduate during wartime

They came to West Point in a time of peace, but soon after the start of their senior year, their lives were...


Russian Roulette

by Michael Isikoff & David Corn Twelve (March 12, 2018)

The incredible, harrowing account of how American democracy was hacked by Moscow as part of a covert operation to influence the U.S. election and help Donald Trump gain the presidency.

"Russian Roulette is...the...


Poached

by Rachel Love Nuwer Da Capo Press (September 24, 2018)

An intrepid investigation of the criminal world of wildlife trafficking--the poachers, the traders, and the customers--and of those fighting against it

Journalist Rachel Nuwer plunges the reader into the underground...


Assad or We Burn the Country

by Sam Dagher Little, Brown and Company (May 27, 2019)

From a Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist specializing in the Middle East, this groundbreaking account of the Syrian Civil War reveals the never-before-published true story of a 21st-century humanitarian disaster....


The Grand Chessboard

by Zbigniew Brzezinski Basic Books (December 05, 2016)

Bestselling author and eminent foreign policy scholar Zbigniew Brzezinski's classic book on American's strategic mission in the modern world

In The Grand Chessboard, renowned geostrategist Zbigniew Brzezinski...


A History of American Sports in 100 Objects

by Cait Murphy Basic Books (October 10, 2016)

Beautifully designed and carefully curated, a fascinating collection of the things that shaped the way we live and play in America

What artifact best captures the spirit of American sports? The bat Babe Ruth...


The End of Power

by Moises Naim Basic Books (March 10, 2014)

The provocative bestseller explaining the decline of power in the twenty-first century -- in government, business, and beyond.

Power is shifting -- from large, stable armies to loose bands of insurgents, from...


The New Urban Crisis

by Richard Florida Basic Books (April 10, 2017)

Richard Florida, one of the world's leading urbanists and author of The Rise of the Creative Class, confronts the dark side of the back-to-the-city movement

In recent years, the young, educated, and affluent...


Afghanistan

by David Isby Pegasus Books (July 15, 2011)

A startling history of modern Afghanistan: the story of a country caught in a vortex of terror.

Veteran defense analyst and Afghanistan expert David Isby provides an insightful and meticulously researched look...


Nine Lives

by Aimen Dean, Paul Cruickshank & Tim Lister Oneworld Publications (June 07, 2018)

As one of al-Qaeda’s most respected bomb-makers, Aimen Dean rubbed shoulders with the mastermind of the 9/11 attacks and swore allegiance to Osama bin Laden.

As a double agent at the heart of al-Qaeda’s chemical...


No Worse Enemy

by Ben Anderson Oneworld Publications (March 01, 2012)

The most comprehensive and gripping account of the Afghan war, by a BBC journalist.

The war in Afghanistan is over ten years old. It has cost countless lives and hundreds of billions of pounds. Politicians talk...


No Place to Call Home

by Katharine Quarmby Oneworld Publications (August 01, 2013)

The shocking poignant story of eviction, expulsion, and the hard-scrabble fight for a home

They are reviled. For centuries the Roma have wandered Europe; during the Holocaust half a million were killed. After...


The Blunders of Our Governments

by Anthony King & Ivor Crewe Oneworld Publications (September 04, 2014)

With unrivalled political savvy and a keen sense of irony, distinguished political scientists Anthony King and Ivor Crewe open our eyes to the worst government horror stories and explain why the British political...


The Pierre Hotel Affair

by Daniel Simone Pegasus Crime (May 09, 2017)

New York City, 1972.Bobby Comfort and Sammy “the Arab” Nalo were highly skilled jewel thieves who specialized in robbing luxury Manhattan hotels. With the blessing of the Lucchese Crime Family, their next...


Is This Your First War?: Travels Through the Post-9/11 Islamic World

by Michael Petrou Dundurn (September 10, 2012)

Premier foreign correspondent Michael Petrou treks through the Middle East and Central Asia, from Pakistan and Afghanistan to Syria and Egypt, and bring backs blistering stories of turmoil and the people who...


The Anatomy of a Spy

by Michael Smith Arcade (January 21, 2020)

For fans of both real spy dramas and fictional ones—both Ben Macintyre and John le Carré—the story of why spies spy.

 

Why do people put their lives at risk to collect intelligence? How do intelligence...


The Decadent Society

by Ross Douthat Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster (February 25, 2020)

From the New York Times columnist and bestselling author of Bad Religion, a powerful portrait of how our turbulent age is defined by dark forces seemingly beyond our control

Today the Western world seems to...


Inside Gitmo

by Gordon Cucullu & Damon Abdallah HarperAudio (December 09, 2011)

We have repeatedly been told that the US detention center at Guantanamo Bay - known to the public as Gitmo - is a scene of medieval horrors where innocent farmers and goatherds swept up in Afghanistan and Iraq...


No Shadows in the Desert

by Samuel M. Katz & Sean Patrick Hopkins Harlequin Audio (April 21, 2020)

The inside story of the covert operation that took down the heads of ISIS

No Shadows in the Desert reveals the untold story of the behind-the-scenes fight against ISIS--one coordinated by heads of state and ultimately...


Hell and Other Destinations

by Madeleine Albright HarperAudio (April 14, 2020)

Six-time New York Times bestselling author and former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright--one of the world's most admired and tireless public servants--reflects on the final stages of one's career, and...


Disunited Nations

by Peter Zeihan & Roy Worley HarperAudio (March 03, 2020)

Should we stop caring about fading regional powers like China, Russia, Germany, and Iran? Will the collapse of international cooperation push France, Turkey, Japan, and Saudi Arabia to the top of international...


Digital Gold

by Nathaniel Popper & Robert Fass HarperAudio (May 19, 2015)

New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice

SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2015 FINANCIAL TIMES AND MCKINSEY BUSINESS BOOK OF THE YEAR

A New York Times technology and business reporter charts the dramatic rise of Bitcoin...


State of Denial

by Bob Woodward & Boyd Gaines Simon & Schuster Audio (September 30, 2006)

THE DETAILED, INSIDE STORY OF A WAR-TORN WHITE HOUSE

Bob Woodward examines how the Bush administration avoided telling the truth about Iraq to the public, to the Congress, and often to themselves in State of...


The Decadent Society

by Ross Douthat Simon & Schuster Audio (February 25, 2020)

From the New York Times columnist and bestselling author of Bad Religion, a powerful portrait of how our turbulent age is defined by dark forces seemingly beyond our control

Today the Western world seems to...