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  • Managing Disasters through Public–Private Partnershipsby Ami J. Abou-bakr

    Georgetown University Press 2012; US$ 29.95

    The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and Hurricane Katrina in August 2005, generated a great deal of discussion in public policy and disaster management circles about the importance of increasing national resilience to rebound from catastrophic events. Since the majority of physical and virtual networks that the United States relies upon are... more...

  • Ending Upby Kingsley Amis; Craig Brown

    New York Review Books 2015; US$ 14.00

    Ending Up is a grimly hilarious dance of death, full of bickering, bitching, backstabbing, drinking (of course), and idiocy of all sorts. It is a book about dying people and about a dying England, clinging to its memories of greatness as it succumbs to terminal decay.  Everyone wants a comfortable place to die, and Kingsley Amis?s characters have... more...

  • Take a Girl Like Youby Kingsley Amis; Christian Lorentzen

    New York Review Books 2015; US$ 15.95

    Take a Girl Like You may well be Kingsley Amis?s most ambitious reckoning with the serious subject at the heart of his work: the sheer squalor?emotional, material, sexual, you name it?of modern life. It also introduces one of the rare unqualified good guys in Amis?s rogue-ridden world: Jenny Bunn, a girl from the (English) north country come south... more...

  • Pour une nouvelle cultureby Paul Nizan

    Grasset 1971; Not Available

    On a redécouvert depuis peu Nizan romancier, Nizan pamphlétaire, Nizan voyageur : voici Nizan critique littéraire et théoricien de la culture. Pour la première fois se trouvent réunis en un volume les articles consacrés par le brillant intellectuel communiste des années 1932-1939 à ses illustres contemporains : Mauriac, Aragon, Malraux, Sartre, Giono,... more...

  • Antoine Bloyéby Paul Nizan

    Grasset 2005; Not Available

    Elève consciencieux et intelligent, Antoine Bloyé ira loin. Aussi loin que peut aller, à force de soumission et d'acharnement, le fils d'un ouvrier et d'une femme de ménage. Ce n'est que parvenu au faîte de sa dérisoire ascension sociale qu'Antoine Bloyé constatera à quelles chimères il a sacrifié sa vie... Dans un style dont la sobriété fait toute... more...

  • The Israeli Response to Jewish Extremism and Violenceby Ami Pedahzur

    Manchester University Press 2002; US$ 74.95

    Ami Pedahzur looks at the theoretical issue of how a democracy can defend itself from those wishing to subvert or destroy it without being required to take measures that would impinge upon the basic principles of the democratic idea, with a case study of the Israeli response to Jewish extremism. more...

  • Root Causes of Suicide Terrorismby Ami Pedahzur

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 51.95

    This highly topical new study clearly shows how there are at least two reasons to question the central role that is assigned to religion, in particular Islam, when explaining suicide terrorism. suicide terrorism is a modern phenomenon, yet Islam is a very old religion. Except for two periods in the twelfth and eighteenth centuries, suicide was... more...

  • The Press in the Arab Middle Eastby Ami Ayalon

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 69.99

    Middle Eastern newspapers evolved in the 19th century and were shaped during a period of accelerated change into a unique political, social and cultural role. Drawing on a wealth of sources, this study explores the press as a fundamental Middle Eastern institution. more...

  • Language and Change in the Arab Middle Eastby Ami Ayalon

    Oxford University Press 1987; US$ 94.99

    In this study of the rise of modern Arabic, the author analyses language to document the sudden and profound transformation undergone by Middle Eastern societies under the impact of 19th century European expansion and influence. more...

  • The Israeli Military and the Origins of the 1967 Warby Ami Gluska

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    This new book looks at the relationship between the Israeli armed forces, the government, and the origins of the 1967 War. Ami Gluska discusses the effect of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) on Israel?s defense policy between 1963-1967 against the backdrop of the developments in the Middle East. In addition, he describes in detail the decision-making... more...