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  • 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...

  • Highby Brian O'Dea

    Random House of Canada 2010; US$ 19.00

    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$ 18.00

    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the Wire features nearly two dozen stories by Canadians on the front lines in Afghanistan, including the previously unpublished...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...

  • Beyond Surrenderby Joan Beaumont; Lachlan Grant; Aaron Pegram

    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...

  • From Confrontation to Co-operationby A. Zichichi; M. Dardo

    World Scientific Publishing Company 1992; US$ 93.00

    This series started in 1981 with the Erice Seminars when the danger of a nuclear East-West confrontation was menacing the world. The volumes reproduce the crucial steps, from the Nuclear Winter to the Strategic Defense Initiative. After the collapse of the U.S.S.R., new emergencies are now to be faced such as the danger of proliferation of Weapons... more...

  • Feed the Worldby Oliver Harvey

    IMM Lifestyle 2014; US$ 9.99

    Birhan Woldu became one of the most recognized faces and forms of the late 20th century after her skeletal image was broadcast at the end of Live Aid to publicize famine in Africa. Although Live Aid, led by musicians such as Bob Geldof and Bono, raised millions for famine relief, most people thought Birhan was dead ? until, that is, she was ?rediscovered?... more...

  • War and Conflict in Africaby Paul D. Williams

    Wiley 2016; US$ 26.95 US$ 23.36

    After the Cold War, Africa earned the dubious distinction of being the world's most bloody continent. But how can we explain this proliferation of armed conflicts? What caused them and what were their main characteristics? And what did the world's governments do to stop them? In this fully revised and updated second edition of his popular text,... more...