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- Edward Elgar Publishing 2005; US$ 40.00
In spite of massive flows over the past 50 years, aid has failed to have any significant impact on development. Marginalization from the world economy and increases in absolute poverty are causing countries to degenerate into failed, oppressive and, in some cases, dangerous states. more...
- Grand Central Publishing 2007; US$ 11.99
Renowned scholar and "New York Times" bestselling author Gates delivers a stirring and authoritative companion to the major new PBS documentary "America Behind the Color Line." The book includes thought-provoking essays from Colin Powell, Morgan Freeman, Russell Simmons, Vernon Jordan, Alicia Keys, Bernie Mac, and Quincy Jones. more...
- Simon & Schuster 2008; US$ 17.99
“Like its author, A Billion Lives is honest, pragmatic, and optimistic. Egeland believes that we have the capacity to end massive global suffering; we only lack the will. Experiencing the journey of one of the world’s most outstanding advocates for the poor can only advance this goal.” —Dean R. Hirsch, president and chief executive officer of World... more...
- Brookings Institution Press 2010; US$ 26.95
Elucidates the relationship between poverty, state weakness, and transnational security threats, and Graff and Pascual offer policy recommendations. The book's overarching conclusions highlight the need to invest in poverty alleviation and capacity building in weak states to break the vicious cycle of poverty, fragility, and transnational threats. more...
- Hardie Grant Books 2014; US$ 8.99
Deep Field is a UN term for humanitarian operations that take place in extremis - amid the destruction caused by war and natural disaster. In Deep Field: Dispatches from the Frontlines of Aid Relief Australian aid worker Tom Bamforth takes you with him as he responds to the challenges of delivering humanitarian aid under extreme circumstances... more...
- Crown/Archetype 2008; US$ 15.00
After thirty years spent scratching together a middle-class life out of a ?dirt-poor? childhood, Joe Bageant moved back to his hometown of Winchester, Virginia, where he realized that his family and neighbors were the very people who carried George W. Bush to victory. That was ironic, because Winchester, like countless American small towns, is fast... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2014; US$ 17.00
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ? NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST, †NPR, AND KIRKUS REVIEWS A scathing portrait of an urgent new American crisis † Over the last two decades, America has been falling deeper and deeper into a statistical mystery: † Poverty goes up. Crime goes down. The prison population doubles.... more...
- Random House of Canada 2010; US$ 19.00
For some young men, climbing Everest or sailing solo into polar seas isn?t the biggest risk in the world. Instead it is venturing alone into the deepest urban jungle, where human nature is the dangerous, incomprehensible and sometimes wildly uplifting force that tests not only your ability to survive but also your own humanity. One cold November day,... more...