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  • Untruthby Robert J. Samuelson

    Random House Publishing Group 2001; US$ 19.00

    In Untruth , Newsweek and Washington Post columnist Robert J. Samuelson explains why our political, economic and cultural debates so routinely traffic in misinformation--popular fads that, like meteors, momentarily burn brightly in public consciousness and then fizzle out. Advocacy groups, politicians and their unwitting allies in the media instinctively... more...

  • Global Development and Poverty Reductionby J. R. Chen; D. Sapsford

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2005; US$ 40.00

    At the beginning of the third millennium, underdevelopment and poverty continue to remain critical problems on a global scale. The purpose of this volume is to explore the various ways in which the institutions of the global economy might rise to the challenges posed by the twin goals of increasing the pace of global development and alleviating poverty. more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • New Perspectives on Liberal Peacebuildingby Edward Newman; Roland Paris; Oliver P. Richmond

    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...

  • Julian Assangeby Julian Assange

    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...