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  • ... dem Gehirn beim Denken zusehen?by Hannah Fitsch

    transcript 2014; US$ 29.19

    Die Hirnforschung greift seit einigen Jahren wieder verstärkt in gesellschaftspolitische Debatten über die »Natur« des Menschen ein. Ausschlaggebend für diese Entwicklung sind weniger neue Theorien über die Funktionsweise des Gehirns, sondern Technologien der Sichtbarmachung. Insbesondere das bildgebende Verfahren der funktionellen Magnetresonanztomographie... more...

  • ...and a hard rain fellby John Ketwig

    Sourcebooks 2008; US$ 16.00

    "A magnetic, bloody, moving, and worm's-eye view of soldiering in Vietnam, an account that is from the first page to last a wound that can never heal. A searing gift to his country."- Kirkus Reviews The classic Vietnam war memoir, ...and a hard rain fell is the unforgettable story of a veteran's rage and the unflinching portrait of a young soldier's... more...

  • "All Governments Lie"by Myra MacPherson

    Scribner 2010; US$ 33.99

    Boasting equal parts scholarship and style, "All Governments Lie" is a highly readable, groundbreaking, and timely look at I. F. Stone -- one of America's most independent and revered journalists, whose work carries the same immediacy it did almost a half century ago, highlighting the ever-present need for dissenting voices. In the world of Washington... more...

  • 'Boredom is the Enemy'by Dr Amanda Laugesen

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 139.95

    Exploring the concept of military boredom, this book investigates how soldiers spent their time when not engaged in battle, work or training through a study of their creative, imaginative and intellectual lives. Drawing on the experience of Australian troops participating in three key twentieth-century conflicts, it examines the efforts of military... more...

  • 'Dear BBC'by Maire Messenger Davies

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 40.00

    Discusses key controversies in the public sphere about children's relationship with the media, especially television drama. more...

  • 'For Their Own Good'by Julia S. Torrie

    Berghahn Books 2010; US$ 34.95

    The early twentieth-century advent of aerial bombing made successful evacuations essential to any war effort, but ordinary people resented them deeply. Based on extensive archival research in Germany and France, this is the first broad, comparative study of civilian evacuations in Germany and France during World War II. The evidence uncovered exposes... more...

  • "From Beautiful Downtown Burbank"by Hal Erickson

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2009; US$ 35.00

    Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In was one of the most unusual programs on television, defying definition as simply comedy, variety, or burlesque. The show had audiences laughing for six seasons and continues to make appearances in revivals, reunions, and salutes. This critical history of Laugh-In includes background details on the creation and creators,... more...

  • 'Gutes' Theaterby Rita Gerlach-March

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2010; US$ 49.99

    Wie wird Kultur, wie wird Theater in Deutschland und Großbritannien produziert und finanziert? Resultiert das geringere staatliche Engagement in Großbritannien in einem ?schlechteren? Theatersystem, produziert kommerzielles Theater ?schlechtere? Stücke und setzt das deutsche öffentliche Theater seinen finanziellen Spielraum tatsächlich in ?bessere?... more...

  • 'Non-Lethal' Weaponsby Dr Neil Davison

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 110.00

    This book provides an up-to-date analysis of the development and deployment of 'non-lethal' weapons by police and military organizations. It reviews the key technologies, issues, and dangers, with particular attention to the development of drugs, lasers, microwaves, and acoustics as incapacitating weapons. more...

  • "Soft" Counterinsurgencyby Paul Joseph

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    "Soft" Counterinsurgency reviews the promises and achievements of Human Terrain Teams, the small groups of social scientists that were eventually embedded in every combat brigade in Iraq and Afghanistan. more...