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- Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 29.95
This book examines the experiences of a range of countries in the conflict in Afghanistan, with particular focus on the demands of operating within a diverse coalition of states. After laying out the challenges of the Afghan conflict in terms of objectives, strategy, and mission, case studies of 15 coalition members?each written by a country expert?discuss... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2015; US$ 22.95
How Japan Can Reinvent Itself and Why This Is Important for America and the World. In 1979, the book Japan as Number One: Lessons for America by Harvard University professor Ezra Vogel caused a sensation in the United States by pointing out that Japan was surpassing America as world economic leader; the book remains to this day the all-time bestseller... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2015; US$ 19.95
More than just a Japan travel guide, Manabeshima Island Japan paints a colorful and entertaining picture of a particular place and time in Japan. Japan is made up of thousands of sacred islands, artificial islands, industrial islands, resort islands, wild islands and exploding islands?but artist Florent Chavouet had only ever visited two of them.... more...
- Sussex Academic Press 2015; US$ 24.99
Talmon was chosen by an international committee of scholars as one of the twenty major historians of the twentieth century, declaring that ?his historiography was a convincing apologia for human freedom.? He owes his fame primarily to his magnum opus, the trilogy that began with The Origins of Totalitarian Democracy , continued with Political Messianism... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 39.95
In The Everest Effect Elizabeth Mazzolini traces a series of ideological shifts in the status of Mount Everest in Western culture over the past century to the present day and links these shifts to technologies used in climbs. By highlighting the intersections of technology and cultural ideologies at this site of environmental extremity, she shows... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 29.95
Within days of Saddam Hussein?s invasion of Kuwait, the far reaching arm of American airpower sprang into action. The skyscapes of the North Atlantic, Europe, and the Mediterranean became laced with the contrails of great jets flowing day and night toward the Persian Gulf. From the skies, manpower and material poured onto the bleak sands under... more...
- Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 25.95
Since the British colonial period anthropology has been central to policy in India. But today, while the Indian state continues to use ethnography to govern, those who were the "objects" of study are harnessing disciplinary knowledge to redefine their communities, achieve greater prosperity, and secure political rights. In this groundbreaking study,... more...
- Microcosm Publishing 2015; US$ 4.99
This is Shanghai is a first hand account of expat life in China's (and the world's) largest city. Like a guidebook, it helps newcomers and visitors discover the city; but instead of making quickly-outdated lists of restaurants and museums, Alexander Barrett takes you on a tour of the essential facets of existence in Shanghai. Follow him through the... more...
- Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 24.95
In the pantheon of freedom fighters, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi has pride of place. His fame and influence extend far beyond India and are nowhere more significant than in South Africa. "India gave us a Mohandas, we gave them a Mahatma," goes a popular South African refrain. Contemporary South African leaders, including Mandela, have consistently... more...
- Abingdon Press 2015; US$ 14.99
Imagine Jesus from Mary?s point of view?proud of her son, in awe of his gifts and mission, guided by love for him as a person and so much more. In this book, Adam Hamilton begins at the end, with Mary at the crucifixion and resurrection; travels back in time as she witnesses his life and ministry; and ends at the beginning, with the Christ child born... more...