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  • The Real North Koreaby Andrei Lankov

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 12.99 US$ 11.17

    In The Real North Korea, Lankov substitutes cold, clear analysis for the overheated rhetoric surrounding this opaque police state. Based on vast expertise, this book reveals how average North Koreans live, how their leaders rule, and how both survive. more...

  • The Unthinkableby Amanda Ripley

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2008; US$ 15.00

    It lurks in the corner of our imagination, almost beyond our ability to see it: the possibility that a tear in the fabric of life could open up without warning, upending a house, a skyscraper, or a civilization. Today, nine out of ten Americans live in places at significant risk of earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, terrorism, or other disasters.... more...

  • A History of Nigeriaby Toyin Falola; Matthew M. Heaton

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 24.00 US$ 19.68

    An exploration of Nigeria's pre-colonial and colonial past, and its journey from independence to statehood. more...

  • Pathfinderby Richard R. Burns

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 7.99

    December 1967: Richard Burns had just arrived in Vietnam as part of the fourteen-man 101st Pathfinder Detachment. Within just one month, during a holiday called Tet, the Communists would launch the largest single attack of the war--and he would be right in the thick of it. . . . In Vietnam, Richard Burns operated in live-or-die situations, risking... more...

  • The Princeby Niccolò Machiavelli; Peter Bondanella; Maurizio Viroli

    OUP Oxford 2005; US$ 3.99 US$ 3.43

    Based upon Machiavelli's first-hand experience as an emissary of the Florentine Republic to the courts of Europe, The Prince analyses the usually violent means by which men seize, retain, and lose political power. This fluent new translation is accompanied by comprehensive notes and an introduction that dispels some of the myths associated with Machiavelli,... more...

  • Public Sentinelby Pippa Norris

    World Bank Publications 2009; US$ 29.99

    The purpose of this book is to inform governance advisors about the vital role of the news media for governance reform. This book approaches the issue of news media and governance with three broad questions that it attempts to answer on the basis of quantitative data and case studies.• First, a normative approach asks: What ideal roles should... more...

  • Waterby Steven Solomon

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 13.49

    ?I read this wide-ranging and thoughtful book while sitting on the banks of the Ganges near Varanasi?it's a river already badly polluted, and now threatened by the melting of the loss of the glaciers at its source to global warming. Four hundred million people depend on it, and there's no backup plan. As Steven Solomon makes clear, the same is true... more...

  • The Diffusion of Military Powerby Michael C. Horowitz

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 37.50 US$ 30.00

    The Diffusion of Military Power examines how the financial and organizational challenges of adopting new methods of fighting wars can influence the international balance of power. Michael Horowitz argues that a state or actor wishing to adopt a military innovation must possess both the financial resources to buy or build the technology... more...

  • Recondoby Larry Chambers

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 7.99

    Author Larry Chambers vividly describes the guts and courage it took to pass the though volunteer-only training program in Nha Tarng to be part of the 5th Special Forces Recondo School, the hair-raising graduation mission to scout out, locate, and out-guerilla the NVA. Here is an unforgettable account that follows Chambers and the Rangers every step... more...

  • Cultural Studies and Cultural Industries in Northeast Asiaby Chris Berry; Nicola Liscutin; Jonathan D. Mackintosh

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2009; US$ 50.00

    Highlights how regional popular cultures and creative industries have become globally powerful, analyzing gender and labor issues amid differing regulatory frameworks of cultural production and piracy in Asia. more...