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  • Sniper on the Eastern Frontby Albrecht Wacker

    Pen and Sword 2008; US$ 9.99

    Josef “Sepp” Allerberger was the second most successful sniper of the German Wehrmacht and one of the few private soldiers to be honoured with the award of the Knight’s Cross. An Austrian conscript, after qualifying as a machine gunner he was drafted to the southern sector of the Russian Front in July 1942. Wounded at Voroshilovsk,... more...

  • Earthquake Time Bombsby Robert Yeats

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 24.00 US$ 19.68

    Assesses the cities and communities at critical risk of devastating earthquakes, and asks what we can do to protect them. more...

  • The Girl Who Beat ISISby Farida Khalaf; Andrea C. Hoffmann

    Random House 2016; US$ 21.14

    In August 2014, Farida, like any ordinary teenage girl, was enjoying the summer holidays before her last year at school. But Farida lived in the mountains of northern Iraq ? and what happened next was unimaginable. Her village was an ISIS target. ISIS jihadists murdered the men and boys, including her father and brother, before taking Farida and... more...

  • The Sixth Extinctionby Elizabeth Kolbert

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 12.00

    ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW'S 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR A major book about the future of the world, blending intellectual and natural history and field reporting into a powerful account of the mass extinction unfolding before our eyes Over the last half a billion years, there have been five mass extinctions, when the diversity of... more...

  • Lyndon Johnson's Warby Michael H. Hunt

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 7.39

    The Hill and Wang Critical Issues Series: concise, affordable works on pivotal topics in American history, society, and politics. Using newly available documents from both American and Vietnamese archives, Hunt reinterprets the values, choices, misconceptions, and miscalculations that shaped the long process of American intervention in Southeast... more...

  • Food Politicsby Robert Paarlberg

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 10.99 US$ 9.45

    In a lively and easy-to-navigate, question-and-answer format, Food Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know? carefully examines and explains the most important issues on today's global food landscape, including international food prices, famines, the politics of chronic hunger, the Malthusian race between food production and population growth, international... more...

  • Sustainabilityby Jeremy L. Caradonna

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 12.99 US$ 11.17

    An engaging primer of the history of the sustainability movement from the 1600s to the present day, illuminating how sustainability evolved from a relatively marginal idea to the centerpiece of international accords, a top priority for governments and non-profit organizations, and a philosophy of hope and resilience with widespread appeal. more...

  • Doing Gender in Media, Art and Cultureby Rosemarie Buikema; Liedeke Plate; Kathrin Thiele

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 56.95

    Doing Gender in Media, Art and Culture is an introductory text for students specialising in gender studies. The truly interdisciplinary and intergenerational approach bridges the gap between humanities and the social sciences, and it showcases the academic and social context in which gender studies has evolved. Complex contemporary phenomena such... more...

  • Becoming Evilby James E. Waller

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 18.99 US$ 16.33

    Social psychologist James Waller uncovers the internal and external factors that can lead ordinary people to commit extraordinary acts of evil. Waller offers a sophisticated and comprehensive psychological view of how anyone can potentially participate in heinous crimes against humanity. He outlines the evolutionary forces that shape human nature,... more...

  • Reviving the Fourth Estateby Julianne Schultz

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 54.00 US$ 44.28

    This lively and accessible book analyses the role of journalism and the scope of its democratic purpose. more...