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- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 57.95
Can West and East ever understand each other? In this extraordinary book one of the world's leading Muslim scholars explores an area which has which has been almost entirely neglected by scholars in the field - the area of postmodernism and Islam. This landmark work is startling, constantly perceptive and certain to be debated for years to come. more...
- Zed Books 2010; US$ 23.95
Nowhere in the world is China?s rapid rise to power more evident than in Africa. From multi-billion dollar investments in oil and minerals to the influx of thousands of merchants, labourers and cheap consumer goods, China?s economic and political reach is redefining Africa?s traditional ties with the international community. This book investigates... more...
- The Crown Publishing Group 2005; US$ 23.00
The first serious journalistic investigation of the highly secretive, controversial organization Opus Dei provides unique insight about the wild rumors surrounding it and discloses its significant influence in the Vatican and on the politics of the Catholic Church. Opus Dei (literally ?the work of God?) is an international association of Catholics... more...
- The Crown 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...
- Scribe Publications Pty Ltd 2014; US$ 17.99
Dawood Amiri is an ethnic Hazara who, as a young man, made the fateful decision to flee the terror being inflicted on his people, and seek asylum in Australia. He arrived in Indonesia in 2010, but was eventually captured when he was about to board a boat headed for Christmas Island. After a long stint in detention, where immigration processes failed... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2004; US$ 17.00
During her two decades at The New England Journal of Medicine , Dr. Marcia Angell had a front-row seat on the appalling spectacle of the pharmaceutical industry. She watched drug companies stray from their original mission of discovering and manufacturing useful drugs and instead become vast marketing machines with unprecedented control over their... more...
- Crown/Archetype 2008; US$ 15.00
Over the past thirty years, while the United States has turned either a blind or dismissive eye, Iran has emerged as a nation every bit as capable of altering America?s destiny as traditional superpowers Russia and China. Indeed, one of this book?s central arguments is that, in some ways, Iran?s grip on America?s future is even tighter. As ex?CIA... more...
- Crown/Archetype 2011; US$ 16.00
Robert Baer was known inside the CIA as perhaps the best operative working the Middle East. Over several decades he served everywhere from Iraq to New Delhi and racked up such an impressive list of accomplishments that he was eventually awarded the Career Intelligence Medal. But if his career was everything a spy might aspire to, his personal life... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.00
Somalia, on the tip of the Horn of Africa, has been inhabited as far back as 9,000 BC. Its history is as rich as the country is old. Caught up in a decades-long civil war, Somalia, along with Iraq and Afghanistan, has become one of the most dangerous countries in the world. Getting there from North America is a forty-five-hour, five-flight voyage... more...