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  • The Rights of Refugees under International Lawby James C. Hathaway

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 88.00

    The first comprehensive analysis of the human rights of refugees under international law. more...

  • The Practice of Human Rightsby Mark Goodale; Sally Engle Merry

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 48.00

    Using ethnographic case studies, this is aimed at courses globally in social sciences and law. more...

  • The Turnaroundby William Bratton; Peter Knobler

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 28.00

    When Bill Bratton was sworn in as New York City's police commissioner in 1994, he made what many considered a bold promise: The NYPD would fight crime in every borough...and win.  It seemed foolhardy; even everybody knows you can't win the war on crime.  But Bratton delivered.  In an extraordinary twenty-seven months, serious crime in New York City... more...

  • The Siege of Meccaby Yaroslav Trofimov

    Penguin Books Ltd 2008; US$ 17.58

    20 November 1979: as morning prayers began, hundreds of hardline Islamist gunmen, armed with rifles smuggled in coffins, stormed the Grand Mosque in Mecca. With thousands of terrified worshippers trapped inside, the result was a bloody siege that lasted two weeks, caused hundreds of deaths, prompted an international diplomatic crisis and unleashed... more...

  • Inside Terrorismby Bruce Hoffman

    Columbia University Press 2006; US$ 23.99

    Bruce Hoffman's Inside Terrorism has remained a seminal work for understanding the historical evolution of terrorism and the terrorist mindset. In this revised edition of the classic text, Hoffman analyzes the new adversaries, motivations, and tactics of global terrorism that have emerged in recent years, focusing specifically on how al Qaeda... more...

  • Spam Nationby Brian Krebs

    Sourcebooks 2014; US$ 14.99

    Now a New York Times bestseller! There is a Threat Lurking Online with the Power to Destroy Your Finances, Steal Your Personal Data, and Endanger Your Life. In Spam Nation , investigative journalist and cybersecurity expert Brian Krebs unmasks the criminal masterminds driving some of the biggest spam and hacker operations targeting Americans... more...

  • The Burning Tigrisby Peter Balakian

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    A History of International Human Rights and Forgotten Heroes In this national bestseller, the critically acclaimed author Peter Balakian brings us a riveting narrative of the massacres of the Armenians in the 1890s and of the Armenian Genocide in 1915 at the hands of the Ottoman Turks. Using rarely seen archival documents and remarkable first-person... more...

  • The Cageby Gordon Weiss

    Random House 2011; US$ 14.38

    In just four months in 2009, Sri Lanka's 26 year-old desperate civil war came to a brutal and bloody end on a desolate stretch of beach in the island's north east. Tens of thousands of civilians were killed when the government decimated the guerilla organisation, the Tamil Tigers. Gordon Weiss witnessed the conflict at first hand... more...

  • Are Prisons Obsolete?by Angela Y. Davis

    Seven Stories Press 2011; US$ 11.95

    With her characteristic brilliance, grace and radical audacity, Angela Y. Davis has put the case for the latest abolition movement in American life: the abolition of the prison. As she quite correctly notes, American life is replete with abolition movements, and when they were engaged in these struggles, their chances of success seemed almost unthinkable.... more...

  • Bridge of Spiesby Giles Whittell

    Crown/Archetype 2010; US$ 15.00

    Who were the three men the American and Soviet superpowers exchanged at Berlin's Glienicke Bridge and Checkpoint Charlie in the first and most legendary prisoner exchange between East and West? Bridge of Spies vividly traces their paths to that exchange on February 10, 1962, when their fate helped to define the conflicts and lethal undercurrents... more...