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- 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...
- 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 The question now is what will happen not just in Iraq but in the whole Middle East region once American troops are withdrawn.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...
- 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...
- 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the Wire features nearly two dozen stories by Canadians on the front lines in Afghanistan, including the previously unpublished...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...
- 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...
- 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...
- United Nations University Press 2009; US$ 38.00
Peacebuilding in conflict-prone or post-conflict countries such as East Timor, Bosnia, Afghanistan and Sierra Leone aims to prevent the re-emergence or escalation of violent conflict and establish a durable peace. This volume explores and critiques the liberal premise of contemporary peacebuilding: the promotion of democracy,... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2007; US$ 23.98
?A book full of richness, unexpected enticements, short sharp shocks and breathtaking writing? Guardian Welcome to the real, unauthorised London: the disappeared, the unapproved, the unvoiced, the mythical and the all-but forgotten. The perfect companion to the city. ?Exhilarating, truly wonderful, a cavalcade of eloquent writing.... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 14.38
Ross Kemp risks all to tell the story of the British soldier in Ross Kemp on Afghanistan. He has played an East End hardman, an SAS soldier and investigated vicious world gangs. Now Ross Kemp is taking on perhaps his hardest assignment of all - the Taliban. In order to prepare for this life-threatening ordeal, Ross Kemp trains with the First... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2007; US$ 17.58
Cutting through the headlines and spin, this is the first book to give us a true picture of the reality on the ground, through the words of the people there - from commanders to intelligence officers, army doctors to ordinary soldiers. Providing eye-witness accounts that contradict the official stories and figures, they give a chilling picture of the... more...