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- Random House of Canada 2010; US$ 23.00
A dramatic and compelling journey into the dark heart of globalization. What happens when multinational corporations decide that the use of armed force is just business by other means? In Making a Killing , Madelaine Drohan looks at the shocking number of companies that have linked up with mercenaries, warlords, armies and private militias in order... more...
- Profile 2010; US$ 23.98
In his previous books, The Bill from the China Shop and China and America: A Time of Reckoning, Charles Dumas was the first to identify the existence and potential impact of the Eurasian Savings Glut ? most importantly how it would push US mortgage borrowing to excess, precipitating the global credit crisis. As we now strive to rescue the international... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2008; US$ 17.99
In recent years, popular wisdom has held that opening American markets to Chinese goods was the best way to promote democracy in Beijing---that the Communist Party?s grip would quickly weaken as increasingly affluent Chinese citizens embraced American values. That popular wisdom was wrong . As Eamonn Fingleton shows in this devastating book,... more...
- McClelland & Stewart 2013; US$ 16.50
On November 10, 1995, Nigeria?s military dictatorship executed nine environmental activists. Among them was Ken Saro-Wiwa, the charismatic spokesman of the Ogoni people, whose land in the fertile Niger River delta has been grotesquely polluted by the Royal Dutch Shell Corporation. During Ken?s incarceration, his brother, Dr. Owens Wiwa, fought valiantly... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 8.99
When George W. Bush took office in 2001, North Korea?s nuclear program was frozen and Kim Jong Il had signaled he was ready to negotiate. Today, North Korea possesses as many as ten nuclear warheads, and possibly the means to provide nuclear material to rogue states or terrorist groups. How did this happen? Drawing on more than two hundred interviews... more...
- Doubleday Canada 2011; US$ 19.95
As the fiftieth anniversary of the People's Republic of China approaches on October 1, 1999, Jan Wong reflects on her body of work as a foreign correspondent there. Despite the fact that everything is changing, she discovers that not much really changes, and what she wrote several years ago about love, work and living still holds, as do the conflicts... more...
- Transworld 2011; US$ 12.83
John Pilger is one of the world's pre-eminent investigative journalists and documentary film-makers. His best-selling books of reportage, which include Heroes and Hidden Voices , have in the words of Noam Chomsky 'been a beacon of light in often dark times'. In Freedom Next Time he looks at five countries, in each of which a long... more...
- Random House of Canada 2010; US$ 25.00
In 1993, Canadian peacekeepers in Croatia were plunged into the most significant fighting Canada had seen since the Korean War. Their extraordinary heroism was covered up and forgotten. The ghosts of that battlefield have haunted them ever since. Canadian peacekeepers in Medak Pocket, Croatia, found no peace to keep in September 1993. They engaged... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2009; Not Available
The growth of countries such as India, China, Brazil, Russia, South Africa and Kenya is generating a new landscape. The tallest buildings, biggest dams, highest-grossing movies and most advanced mobile phones are now all being made outside Europe and the United States. Countries that previously lacked polotical confidence and national pride are finding... more...
- Simon & Schuster UK 2010; US$ 13.99
Gordon Brown's book will offer insight into the events that led to the fiscal downward spiral and the reactions of world leaders as they took steps to avoid further disaster. The book will also offer measures Brown believes the world should adopt to regain fiscal stability. Long admired for his grasp of economic issues, Brown's book will be a work... more...