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  • Newjackby Ted Conover

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.95

    Acclaimed journalist Ted Conover sets a new standard for bold, in-depth reporting in this first-hand account of life inside the penal system. When Conover?s request to shadow a recruit at the New York State Corrections Officer Academy was denied, he decided to apply for a job as a prison officer. So begins his odyssey at Sing Sing, once a model prison... more...

  • A Trial by Juryby D. Graham Burnett

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2002; US$ 15.00

    When Princeton historian D. Graham Burnett answered his jury duty summons, he expected to spend a few days catching up on his reading in the court waiting room. Instead, he finds himself thrust into a high-pressure role as the jury foreman in a Manhattan trial. There he comes face to face with a stunning act of violence, a maze of conflicting evidence,... more...

  • The Osama bin Laden I Knowby Peter L. Bergen

    Free Press 2006; US$ 16.00

    The Osama bin Laden I Know is an unprecedented oral history of Osama bin Laden's rise to revered leader of al Qaeda. Peter Bergen takes the reader onto the battlefields of Afghanistan as bin Laden goes from a shy, quiet teen to a leader; he brings you into Osama's intimate family life as he lives under the radar in Sudan, then Afghanistan; he puts... more...

  • The Politics of National Securityby Barry M. Blechman; W. Philip Ellis

    Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 29.95 US$ 25.76

    Based on interviews with US Congress members and their staff, this study explains why Congress has taken an expanded role in the formulation of US national defence policies. The author describes how these changes came about and their consequences for American interests. more...

  • Dominoes and Bandwagonsby Robert Jervis; Jack Snyder

    Oxford University Press 1991; US$ 164.99 US$ 141.89

    Fearing the loss of Korea and Vietnam would touch off a chain reaction of other countries turning communist, the United States fought two major wars in the hinterlands of Asia. What accounts for such exaggerated alarm, and what were its consequences? Is a fear of the domino effect permanently rooted in the American strategic psyche, or has the United... more...

  • Superpower Rivalry in the Indian Oceanby Selig S. Harrison; K. Subrahmanyam

    Oxford University Press 1989; US$ 164.99 US$ 141.89

    Indian and American experts, reflecting different perspectives and areas of expertise, here examine the political, ethnic, and religious factors that have escalated superpower tensions in India and its nearby Islamic states. more...

  • Maritime Security in Southeast Asiaby Kwa Kwa Chong Guan; John Skogan

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    This book confronts both the maritime security challenges and responses. In Southeast Asia, maritime security has, over the last twenty years, taken on a much greater importance, due to the Law of the Sea convention, which has resulted in a 200 nautical mile Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZs). As well as traditional security threats to maritime security,... more...

  • Principles of Fire Risk Assessment in Buildingsby David Yung

    Wiley 2008; US$ 105.99 US$ 91.86

    This book arrives at just the right time to facilitate understanding of performance-based fire risk assessment in buildings – an integral part of the global shift in policy away from traditional prescriptive codes. Yung, an internationally recognised expert on the subject of fire risk assessment, introduces the basic principles and techniques... more...

  • From Freedom Fighters to Terroristsby Dr Paige Whaley Eager

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    Women have participated in political violence throughout history, yet the concept of women as active proponents and perpetrators of political violence and terrorism is not widely accepted. Viewed as being forced by partners, sexually abused or brainwashed, the possibility of political motives is not often considered. Paige Whaley Eager addresses this... more...

  • That Eminent Tribunalby Christopher Wolfe

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 36.95 US$ 29.56

    The role of the United States Supreme Court has been deeply controversial throughout American history. Should the Court undertake the task of guarding a wide variety of controversial and often unenumerated rights? Or should it confine itself to enforcing specific constitutional provisions, leaving other issues (even those of rights) to the democratic... more...