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- Penguin Publishing Group 2013; US$ 17.00
~USA Today "A veritable handbook on all things Vatican." ~The Daily Beast "A thoughtful meditation on recent papal administrations and the bureaucrats, functionaries, and emissaries who advance or thwart Rome?s global ambitions." ~New York Journal of Books "Most fascinating is Thavis' generous assessment of Benedict XVI, whom he... more...
- Basic Books 2008; US$ 17.00
In this finely written and penetrating book, Anna Reid combines research and her own experiences to chart Ukraine?s tragic past. Talking to peasants and politicians, rabbis and racketeers, dissidents and paramilitaries, survivors of Stalin?s famine and of Nazi labor camps, she reveals the layers of myth and propaganda that wrap this divided land.... more...
- Canongate Books 2013; US$ 13.29
Updated since the death of Hugo Chávez in March 2013, Comandante is the definitive account of Chávez's presidency, and the legacy he has left behind. Hugo Chávez was a true phenomenon. On his death in March 2013 tens of thousands of Venezuelans took to the streets and honoured a seven-day period of national mourning. Chávez has been compared to Napoleon,... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 20.99
Andrei Lankov has gone where few outsiders have ever been. A native of the former Soviet Union, he lived as an exchange student in North Korea in the 1980s. He has studied it for his entire career, using his fluency in Korean and personal contacts to build a rich, nuanced understanding. In The Real North Korea, Lankov substitutes cold, clear analysis... more...
- The History Press 2013; US$ 18.94
China and Iran have featured heavily in the news in recent years. China is both a military and an economic superpower with 20% of the world's population; Iran is suspected of developing nuclear weapons and arming terrorists, and sits on the world's second-largest oil and gas reserves. They are also surprisingly close geographically: Iran is only 700... more...
- Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 9.99
The conflict between Palestine and Israel is one of the most highly publicized and bitter struggles in history. In this accessible and stimulating Very Short Introduction, Martin Bunton clearly explains the history of the problem, reducing it to its very essence - a modern territorial contest between two nations and one geographical territory.Adopting... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015; US$ 28.99
Contents Introduction 1. The First Era of Globalization 2. Economic Warfare, 1914-1918 3. The Failure of Economic Isolationism 4. Economic Warfare, 1939-1945 5. Pax Americana and the Second Era of Globalization 6. The End of Pax Americana? Notes Bibliography Acknowledgments Index more...
- St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 20.99
The first edition of The New Cold War was published to great critical acclaim. Edward Lucas has established himself as a top expert in the field, appearing on numerous programs, including Lou Dobbs, MSNBC, NBC Nightly News, CNN, and NPR. Since The New Cold War was first published in February 2008, Russia has become more authoritarian and... more...
- Oneworld Publications 2012; US$ 14.95
Since its inception in 1945, the United Nations has had a powerful but controversial influence on global politics. In this informative guide, Norrie MacQueen provides a clear and comprehensive introduction to its institutions, remit, personalities, and role in the modern world. Defending it from common criticisms of bureaucratic paralysis and bias... more...