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  • A Newer Worldby David Roberts

    Simon & Schuster 2002; US$ 21.95

    John C. Frémont, nearly forgotten today, was one of the giants of nineteenth-century America. He led five expeditions into the American West in the 1840s and 1850s, covering a greater area than any other explorer. His expedition reports -- ghost-written by his beautiful and talented wife, Jessie Benton Frémont -- were bestsellers in their day. Riding... more...

  • The Totalitarian Experiment in Twentieth Century Europeby David Roberts

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 43.95

    By developing a long-term supranational perspective, this ambitious, multi-faceted work provides a new understanding of ?totalitarianism?, the troubling common element linking Soviet communism, Italian fascism and German Nazism. more...

  • On the Ridge Between Life and Deathby David Roberts

    Simon & Schuster 2006; US$ 15.00

    What compels mountain climbers to take the risks that they do? Is it the thrill in the physical accomplishment, in managing to defy the odds, or both -- and why do they continue to do what they do in the face of such great danger? In On the Ridge Between Life and Death , David Roberts confronts these questions head-on as he recounts the exhilarating... more...

  • The Pueblo Revoltby David Roberts

    Simon & Schuster 2008; US$ 16.00

    With the conquest of New Mexico in 1598, Spanish governors, soldiers, and missionaries began their brutal subjugation of the Pueblo Indians in what is today the Southwestern United States. This oppression continued for decades, until, in the summer of 1680, led by a visionary shaman named Popé, the Puebloans revolted. Before then the many different... more...

  • Human Insecurityby David Roberts

    Zed Books 2007; US$ 31.95

    Human Insecurity is concerned with our refusal to confront the millions of avoidable deaths of women and children each year. The book argues that such deaths are caused by the man-made structures of neoliberalism and 'andrarchy' and argues that the debate on human security can be reinvigorated by looking at the unarmed, civilian role in causing... more...

  • Devil's Gateby David Roberts

    Simon & Schuster 2008; US$ 16.00

    The Mormon handcart tragedy of 1856 is the worst disaster in the history of the Western migrations, and yet it remains virtually unknown today outside Mormon circles. Following the death of Joseph Smith, founder of the Mormon church, its second Prophet and new leader, Brigham Young, determined to move the faithful out of the Midwest, where they... more...

  • Global Governance and Biopoliticsby David Roberts

    Zed Books 2009; US$ 29.95

    This seminal work is the first fully to engage human security with power in the international system. It presents global governance not as impartial institutionalism, but as the calculated mismanagement of life, directing biopolitical neoliberal ideology through global networks, undermining the human security of millions. more...

  • Bangor University 1884-2009by David Roberts

    University of Wales Press 2009; US$ 35.00

    This book relates to one of Wales's most important institutions of higher education, covering its history from its creation in 1884 as the University College of North Wales, its incarnation as the University of Wales, Bangor and to its 125th anniversary in 2009. more...

  • Prifysgol Bangor 1884-2009by David Roberts

    University of Wales Press 2009; US$ 35.00

    Mae’r gyfrol hon yn ymwneud ag un o sefydliadau addysg uwch pwysicaf Cymru, yn cwmpasu ei hanes o’i greu ym 1884 fel Coleg Prifysgol Gogledd Cymru, ei ymgnawdoliad fel Prifysgol Cymru, Bangor a’i ben-blwydd yn 125 oed yn 2009. more...

  • Escape from Lucaniaby David Roberts

    Simon & Schuster 2010; US$ 16.95

    In 1937, Mount Lucania was the highest unclimbed peak in North America. Located deep within the Saint Elias mountain range, which straddles the border of Alaska and the Yukon, and surrounded by glacial peaks, Lucania was all but inaccessible. The leader of one failed expedition deemed it "impregnable." But in that year, a pair of daring young climbers... more...