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- The Doubleday Religious Publishing Group 2007; US$ 14.95
A fascinating and enlightening look at the world?s oldest and most mysterious institution, written by an American journalist with unparalleled knowledge about the Vatican's past and present. The sexual abuse scandals that shook American and British Catholicism in 2002 brought to light a long-standing cultural gap between the English-speaking Catholic... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 17.99
The struggle between Russia and Great Britain over Central Asia in the nineteenth century was the original "great game." But in the past quarter century, a new "great game" has emerged, pitting America against a newly aggressive Russia and a resource-hungry China, all struggling for influence over one of the volatile areas in the... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2014; US$ 26.00
From Robert D. Kaplan, named one of the world?s Top 100 Global Thinkers by Foreign Policy magazine, comes a penetrating look at the volatile region that will dominate the future of geopolitical conflict. Over the last decade, the center of world power has been quietly shifting from Europe to Asia. With oil reserves of several billion barrels,... more...
- Profile Books 2010; US$ 15.98
Why did British boats shoot their way up the Yangzi in 1842, rather than Chinese ones up the Thames? Why do Easterners use English more than Europeans speak in Mandarin or Japanese? To put it bluntly, why does the West rule? There are two schools of thought: the 'Long-Term Lock In' theory, suggesting some sort of inevitability, and the 'Short-Term... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.95
#1 National Bestseller From two of our most fiercely moral voices, a passionate call to arms against our era?s most pervasive human rights violation: the oppression of women and girls in the developing world. With Pulitzer Prize winners Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn as our guides, we undertake an odyssey through Africa and Asia to meet... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2009; US$ 14.99
In the past fifty years, more than $1 trillion in development-related aid has been transferred from rich countries to Africa. Has this assistance improved the lives of Africans? No. In fact, across the continent, the recipients of this aid are not better off as a result of it, but worse?much worse. In Dead Aid , Dambisa Moyo describes the state... more...
- Free Press 2011; US$ 22.00
Deemed "the best history of oil ever written" by Business Week and with more than 300,000 copies in print, Daniel Yergin?s Pulitzer Prize?winning account of the global pursuit of oil, money, and power has been extensively updated to address the current energy crisis. more...
- Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 23.99
The 2011 eruptions of popular discontent across the Arab world, popularly dubbed the Arab Spring, were local manifestations of a regional mass movement for democracy, freedom, and human dignity. Authoritarian regimes were either overthrown or put on notice that the old ways of oppressing their subjects would no longer be tolerated. These essays from... more...
- Random House of Canada 2010; US$ 22.00
?I am not interested in why man commits evil; I want to know why he does good.? ? Vaclav Havel What makes a poor, small-town journalist stay on a story even though threatened with certain death, and offered handsome rewards for looking the other way? Over four years, Terry Gould has travelled to Colombia, the Philippines, Bangladesh, Russia and... more...
- Doubleday Canada 2011; US$ 22.00
The health-sciences equivalent of Thomas Friedman's bestseller The World is Flat , this inspiring and revelatory book by two of today's finest scientists shows how advances in global health will transform lives -- particularly in the developing world -- over the next decade. The Grandest Challenge begins with a simple premise: that every person's... more...