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  • Anti-Submarine Warfareby David Owen

    Seaforth Publishing 2007; US$ 25.00

    The submarine was undoubtedly the most potent purely naval weapon of the twentieth century. In two world wars, enemy underwater campaigns were very nearly successful in thwarting Allied hopes of victory - indeed, annihilation of Japanese shipping by US Navy submarines is an indicator of what might have been. That the submarine was usually defeated... more...

  • The Big Idea Bookby David Owen

    Wiley 2005; US$ 18.99

    Ideas are like buses, you wait forever and then 500 come along at once. The Big Idea Book is 500 novel, ingenious and downright crazy ideas designed to inspire, amuse and divert. Developed by the team behind the innovative website, Idea-a-Day at www.idea-a-day.com , it covers everything from business to travel, politics to money and everything in... more...

  • Bosnia-Herzegovinaby David Owen

    Liverpool University Press 2013; US$ 72.99

    In 1992 David Owen was appointed the EU Co-Chairman of the International Conference on the Former Yugoslavia, working alongside the UN's Co-Chairman, Cyrus Vance. The papers collected here provide fascinating primary source material and an insider's account of the intense international political activity at that time, which culminated in the... more...

  • Bosnia and Herzegovina -- the Vance Owen Peace Planby David Owen

    Liverpool University Press 2012; US$ 60.00

    In 1992 David Owen was appointed the EU Co-Chairman of the International Conference on the Former Yugoslavia, working alongside the UN’s Co-Chairman, Cyrus Vance. The papers collected here provide fascinating primary source material and an insider’s account of the intense international political activity at that time, which culminated in... more...

  • The Chosen Oneby David Owen

    Simon & Schuster 2002; US$ 21.00

    Earl Woods , the father of young Eldrick "Tiger" Woods, was widely ridiculed in 1996 when, in an article anointing his son as Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Year, he likened Tiger's potential impact to that of a messiah. This unseemly proclamation appeared to embody all the worst elements of the dreaded sports-parent who seeks financial windfall... more...

  • The Conundrumby David Owen

    Short Books 2012; US$ 8.74

    The Conundrum is a mind-changing manifesto about the environment, efficiency and the real path to sustainability. We are consumers, and obviously we like to consume efficiently. But as David Owen argues our best intentions are still at cross purposes with our true goal. The truth is that efficiency, once considered the holy grail of our environmental... more...

  • Copies in Secondsby David Owen

    Simon & Schuster 2008; US$ 21.95

    The first plain-paper office copier -- which was introduced in 1960 and has been called the most successful product ever marketed in America -- is unusual among major high-technology inventions in that its central process was conceived by a single person. David Owen's fascinating narrative tells the story of the machine nobody thought we needed but... more...

  • The First National Bank of Dadby David Owen

    Simon & Schuster 2007; US$ 13.00

    Most parents do more harm than good when they try to teach their children about money. They make saving seem like a punishment, and force their children to view reckless spending as their only rational choice. To most kids, a savings account is just a black hole that swallows birthday checks. David Owen, a New Yorker staff writer and the father... more...

  • Foinavonby David Owen

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 12.99

    It was the upset to end all upsets. On 8 April 1967 at Aintree racecourse in Liverpool, a 100-1 outsider in peculiar blinkers sidestepped chaos extraordinary even by the Grand National's standards and won the world's toughest steeplechase. The jumps-racing establishment - and Gregory Peck, the Hollywood actor whose much-fancied horse was reduced... more...

  • Hit & Hopeby David Owen

    Simon & Schuster 2008; US$ 15.95

    Jack Nicklaus once said of the incomparable Tiger Woods (echoing a comment made about Nicklaus by Bobby Jones), "He plays a game with which I am not familiar." David Owen, however, plays a game with which we are all very familiar: He plays in a weekly foursome, takes mulligans off the first tee, practices intermittently at best, marks his ball on the... more...