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  • The Watchdog That Didn't Barkby Dean Starkman

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 17.99

    In this sweeping, incisive post mortem, Dean Starkman exposes the critical shortcomings that softened coverage in the business press during the mortgage era and the years leading up to the financial collapse of 2008. He locates the roots of the problem in the origin of business news as a market messaging service for investors in the early twentieth... more...

  • The Caged Virginby Ayaan Hirsi Ali

    Atria Books 2006; US$ 14.00

    Muslims who explore sources of morality other than Islam are threatened with death, and Muslim women who escape the virgins' cage are branded whores. So asserts Ayaan Hirsi Ali's profound meditation on Islam and the role of women, the rights of the individual, the roots of fanaticism, and Western policies toward Islamic countries and immigrant communities.... more...

  • Temptations of Powerby Professor Robert J. Jackson; Philip Towle

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 44.00

    Temptations of Power examines the new security dilemma which confronted George W. Bush when terrorists proved on 9/11 that they could seriously wound a great military powers on home ground. The authors argue that the response was influenced by neo-conservative exaggeration of the efficacy of military power and belief in the US ability. more...

  • Understanding Conflict and Violenceby Tim Jacoby

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 50.95

    This book examines and interprets a wide range of approaches to the causes of violence and conflict. The causes of violence and conflict are often left untheorized, or they are discussed as an existent problem assumed to be an inevitable part of human interaction. Adopting an accessible approach, this volume presents readers with a clear understanding... more...

  • Darfur and the Crime of Genocideby John Hagan; Wenona Rymond-Richmond

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 28.00

    This book explores firsthand accounts of the genocide in Darfur. more...

  • Creative Labourby David Hesmondhalgh; Sarah Baker

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    What is it like to work in the media? Are media jobs more ?creative? than those in other sectors? To answer these questions, this book explores the creative industries, using a combination of original research and a synthesis of existing studies. Through its close analysis of key issues ? such as tensions between commerce and creativity, the conditions... more...

  • Battle Story: Isandlwana 1879by Edmund Yorke

    The History Press 2011; US$ 4.36

    On 22 January 1879 a 20,000-strong Zulu army attacked 1,700 British and colonial forces. The engagement saw primitive weapons of spears and shields clashing with the latest military technology. However, despite being poorly equipped, the numerically superior Zulu force crushed the British troops, killing 1,300 men, whilst only losing 1,000 of their... more...

  • The Great Islamic Conquests AD 632-750by David Nicolle

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 15.95

    Few, if any, centuries in world history have had such a profound and long-lasting impact as the first hundred years of Islamic history. In this book, David Nicolle, a former member of the BBC's Arabic service, examines the extensive Islamic conquests between 632 and 750 AD. These years saw the religion and culture of Islam, as well as the Arabic language,... more...

  • At Close Quartersby Robert J. Bulkley

    Naval Institute Press 2012; US$ 34.95

    Small though they were, PT boats played a key role in World War II, carrying out an astonishing variety of missions where fast, versatile, and strongly armed vessels were needed. Called "weapons of opportunity," they met the enemy at closer quarters and with greater frequency than any other type of surface craft. Among the most famous PT commanders... more...

  • Military Innovation in the Interwar Periodby Williamson R. Murray; Allan R. Millett

    Cambridge University Press 1996; US$ 32.00

    A study of major military innovations in the 1920s and 1930s, first published in 1996. more...