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- 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...
- 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...
- 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 $200 billion dollars per year. Pirated DVDs, computer software, designer clothes, and machinery flood global markets, inflicting heavy losses on U.S. businesses, while counterfeit... more...
- Crown/Archetype 2010; US$ 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...
- 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the Wire features nearly two dozen stories by Canadians on the front lines in Afghanistan, including the previously unpublished...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...
- 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...
- Canongate Books 2011; US$ 4.13
In December 2010, Julian Assange signed a contract with Canongate Books to write a book ? part memoir, part manifesto ? for publication the following year. At the time, Julian said: ?I hope this book will become one of the unifying documents of our generation. In this highly personal work, I explain our global struggle to force a new relationship between... more...
- Little, Brown Book Group 2015; US$ 13.99
In this encyclopedic book, Lewis provides insights into the origins, training, tactics, weapons and achievements of special forces and special mission units throughout the world, focusing particularly on US and UK forces. He also looks at the codes that that bind the members of these elite units together. He reveals training secrets in everything... more...
- Melbourne University Publishing 2015; Not Available
Over the twentieth century 35,000 Australians suffered as prisoners of war in conflicts ranging from World War I to Korea. What was the reality of their captivity? Beyond Surrender presents for the first time the diversity of the Australian 'behind-the-wire' experience, dissecting fact from fiction and myth from reality. Beyond Surrender examines... more...