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  • Riflesby David Westwood

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 85.00

    Starting from the late 18th century, this illustrated book tells the history of rifled weapons and ammunition for military use. It shows how faster-loading, more accurate rifles changed the battlefield. It also provides instances where decision makers chose to issue rifles ill suited for the task at hand when better options were available. more...

  • Escape from Saddamby Lewis Alsamari

    Crown/Archetype 2008; US$ 13.95

    At the age of seventeen, Lewis Alsamari was conscripted into Saddam Hussein?s army. The training was brutal, with discipline enforced by regular beatings, and desertion punishable by mutilation or imprisonment. Somehow Lewis made it through and, thanks in part to his fluent English, was soon offered a post in Iraqi military intelligence. The job would... more...

  • Hot Propertyby Pat Choate

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 26.95

    The problem of pirating and counterfeiting has grown from small-scale imitations of Levi?s jeans and Zippo lighters to a phenomenon that costs the United States an estimated $200 billion dollars per year. Pirated DVDs, computer software, designer clothes, and machinery flood global markets, inflicting heavy losses on U.S. businesses, while counterfeit... more...

  • The Short Sweet Dream of Eduardo Gutierrezby Jimmy Breslin

    Crown/Archetype 2010; US$ 12.00

    The Short Sweet Dream of Eduardo Gutiérrez is a towering achievement by one of America?s most respected journalists. A work of conscience that travels from San Matías Cuatchatyotla, a small, dusty town in central Mexico, to the cold and wet streets of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, this searing exposé chronicles the life and tragic death of an undocumented... more...

  • The Secret Life of Warby Peter Beaumont

    Doubleday Canada 2009; US$ 29.95

    A provocative story of war that offers rare insight into the real effects of conflict on civilians, reporters, and societies themselves. Once it was simple to write about war. States or ideologies clashed; battles were fought between national armies or movements. But war has changed. War has become ?privatized? by small armed groups, states have... more...

  • The Mess They Madeby Gwynne Dyer

    McClelland & Stewart 2010; US$ 19.99

    As Iraq descends ever closer to civil war, no one doubts that George W. Bush's Iraq strategy has been an abysmal failure -- just as Gwynne Dyer argued it would be in both Ignorant Armies and Future: Tense . The question now is what will happen not just in Iraq but in the whole Middle East region once American troops are withdrawn. In The Mess They... more...

  • Highby Brian O'Dea

    Random House of Canada 2010; US$ 22.00

    How a privileged son of Newfoundland became one of the world?s most efficient marijuana traffickers ? and then gave it all up. An intriguing ad ran in the Employment Wanted section of a Toronto newspaper in February 2001: FORMER MARIJUANA SMUGGLER Having successfully completed a ten-year sentence, incident free, for importing 75 tons of marijuana... more...

  • Outside the Wireby Kevin Patterson; Jane Warren

    Random House of Canada 2010; US$ 21.00

    A remarkable collection of first-hand accounts written by soldiers, doctors and aid workers on the front lines of Canada?s war in Afghanistan. Visceral, intimate and captivating in ways no other telling could be, Outside the Wire features nearly two dozen stories by Canadians on the front lines in Afghanistan, including the previously unpublished... more...

  • Frontier Justiceby Andy Lamey

    Doubleday Canada 2011; US$ 22.00

    Frontier Justice is a gripping, eye-opening exploration of the world-wide refugee crisis. Combining reporting, history and political philosophy, Andy Lamey sets out to explain the story behind the radical increase in the global number of asylum-seekers, and the effects of North America and Europe?s increasing unwillingness to admit them. He follows... more...

  • Death of the Liberal Classby Chris Hedges

    Knopf Canada 2010; US$ 19.95

    The liberal class plays a vital role in a democracy. It gives moral legitimacy to the state. It makes limited forms of dissent and incremental change possible. The liberal class posits itself as the conscience of the nation. It permits us, through its appeal to public virtues and the public good, to define ourselves as a good and noble people. Most... more...