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- Arcade Publishing 2014; US$ 19.95
This completely revised and fully updated edition of the book Bill Bryson called ôsuperb? presents a sharply insightful, authoritative portrait of France today as it struggles to live up to its vision of itself amid storm clouds that won?t go away. France on the Brink was chosen as a New York Times book of the year and hailed by the Wall Street... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 42.95
Unthinking Eurocentrism , a seminal and award-winning work in postcolonial studies first published in 1994, explored Eurocentrism as an interlocking network of buried premises, embedded narratives, and submerged tropes that constituted a broadly shared epistemology. Within a transdisciplinary study, the authors argued that the debates about Eurocentrism... more...
- Granta Publications 2014; US$ 14.65
Turkey is a country in a state of flux, swept along by an extraordinary process of change. This book examines the potential and the problems of the new Turkey, and the expectations of the people who live there, drawing on interviews and observations gathered over several years. more...
- Granta Publications 2014; US$ 33.33
Beyond the affluent centre of Paris and other French cities, in the deprived banlieues, a war is going on. This is the French Intifada, a guerrilla war between the French state and the former subjects of its Empire, for whom the mantra of 'liberty, equality, fraternity' conceals a bitter history of domination, oppression, and brutality. This war began... more...
- Transworld 2013; US$ 22.01
Seventeen weeks pregnant and facing a miscarriage, Savita Halappanavar and her husband Praveen walked into an Irish maternity ward in October 2012. Unwittingly, the couple also walked into that deeply controversial arena in which Ireland's legislative position on abortion remained unresolved. A week later, Savita was dead from septicaemia. Reports... more...
- Simon & Schuster UK 2013; US$ 13.99
Geoffrey Wheatcroft's hugely entertaining and well researched history of the Tour de France is already established as the definitive account of cycling's greatest event. Since the book was last published in 2007, much has changed. Bradley Wiggins' historic victory in 2012 - the first Briton ever to secure the yellow jersey - brought him a knighthood... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 12.99
What happens in Spain, among the euro zone's largest economies, matters. Its high unemployment (over 26%), burgeoning public debt, and banking crisis will be formative for the zone's future. In Spain: What Everyone Needs to Know, a timely addition to Oxford's acclaimed What Everyone Needs to Know series, veteran journalist William Chislett... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2013; Not Available
The Vatican Diaries is an inside look at one of the world's most powerful and mysterious institutions, by John Thavis. 'A humane and realistic and (yes) humorous picture of a mortal institution. To an old Prot like me, it's a tour of alien terrain and a bridge to old and dear friends' Garrison Keillor For thirty years John Thavis worked... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 61.95
The Actors in Europe's Foreign Policy is a timely survey of the interplay between the EU's Common Foreign and Security Policy and the long-established national foreign policies of the Union's member states. more...
- Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 11.65
In this important book, historians, lawyers, economists and writers come together to put a coherent case: that although the Irish economic collapse has resulted in national humiliation, renewed emigration and a decline in living standards for the majority of the population, there is still hope that the country can be reformed and renewed. ... more...