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- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2009; US$ 14.99
In the past fifty years, more than $1 trillion in development-related aid has been transferred from rich countries to Africa. Has this assistance improved the lives of Africans? No. In fact, across the continent, the recipients of this aid are not better off as a result of it, but worse?much worse. In Dead Aid , Dambisa Moyo describes the state... more...
- HarperCollins 2010; US$ 13.99
?Few outsiders have any realistic sense of the innards, motives, rivalries, and fears of the Chinese Communist leadership. But we all know much more than before, thanks to Richard McGregor?s illuminating and richly-textured look at the people in charge of China?s political machinery.... Invaluable.? ? James Fallows, National Correspondent for The... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 20.99
Andrei Lankov has gone where few outsiders have ever been. A native of the former Soviet Union, he lived as an exchange student in North Korea in the 1980s. He has studied it for his entire career, using his fluency in Korean and personal contacts to build a rich, nuanced understanding. In The Real North Korea, Lankov substitutes cold, clear analysis... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00
A National Book Award finalist and National Book Critics Circle finalist, Barbara Demick?s Nothing to Envy is a remarkable view into North Korea, as seen through the lives of six ordinary citizens Nothing to Envy follows the lives of six North Koreans over fifteen years?a chaotic period that saw the death of Kim Il-sung, the unchallenged... more...
- Random House 2008; US$ 12.83
It's rare that a book appears with a fresh perspective on world affairs, but renowned economist Ha-Joon Chang has some startlingly original things to say about the future of globalization. In theory, he argues, the world's wealthiest countries and supra-national institutions like the IMF, World Bank and WTO want to see all nations developing into... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.95
The Corpse Walker introduces us to regular men and women at the bottom of Chinese society, most of whom have been battered by life but have managed to retain their dignity: a professional mourner, a human trafficker, a public toilet manager, a leper, a grave robber, and a Falung Gong practitioner, among others. By asking challenging questions with... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2004; US$ 17.00
For over a decade now, the reigning consensus has held that the combination of free markets and democracy would transform the third world and sweep away the ethnic hatred and religious zealotry associated with underdevelopment. In this astute, original, and surprising investigation of the true impact of globalization, Yale Law School professor Amy... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.95
WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE The first full account of how the Cold War arms race finally came to a close, this riveting narrative history sheds new light on the people who struggled to end this era of massive overkill, and examines the legacy of the nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons that remain a threat today. Drawing on memoirs, interviews... more...
- Random House of Canada 2013; US$ 32.00
A passionate argument for Canada's reassertion of its place on the world stage, from a former prime minister and one of Canada's most respected political figures. In the world that is taking shape, the unique combination of Canada's success at home as a diverse society and its reputation internationally as a sympathetic and respected partner consititute... more...