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  • Another Day of Lifeby Ryszard Kapuscinski; William Brand

    Penguin Books Ltd 2001; US$ 12.68

    'This is a very personal book, about being alone and lost'. In 1975 Kapuscinski's employers sent him to Angola to cover the civil war that had broken out after independence. For months he watched as Luanda and then the rest of the country collapsed into a civil war that was in the author's words 'sloppy, dogged and cruel'. In his account, Kapuscinski... more...

  • No Place to Hideby Glenn Greenwald

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 16.99

    In May 2013, Glenn Greenwald set out for Hong Kong to meet an anonymous source who claimed to have astonishing evidence of pervasive government spying and insisted on communicating only through heavily encrypted channels. That source turned out to be the 29-year-old NSA contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden, and his revelations about the agency's... more...

  • Background Screening and Investigationsby W. Barry Nixon; Kim Kerr

    Elsevier Science 2011; US$ 57.95

    Hiring highly qualified people is crucial to every company, and Background Screening and Investigations is an essential guide to succeeding in a turbulent business environment. A crucial part of any hiring process should be employment background screening, pre- and post-hire, which gives hiring personnel a glimpse into a person's past behavior patterns,... more...

  • Homeland Securityby Jane Bullock; George Haddow; Damon P. Coppola

    Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 64.95

    Homeland Security: The Essentials sets a new standard for security textbooks, concisely outlining the risks facing the US today and the structures we have put in place to deal with them. The authors expertly delineate the bedrock principles of preparing for, mitigating, managing, and recovering from emergencies and disasters. From cyber warfare... more...

  • Human Traffickingby Kathryn Cullen-DuPont

    Infobase Publishing 2009; US$ 54.00

    Despite the fact that the United Nations officially abolished slavery and the slave trade almost 60 years ago, millions of human beings live in slavery today. Human trafficking - the official term for modern-day slavery - consists of buying and selling people with the intent of exploiting them through forced labor or sexual acts. Human Trafficking... more...

  • Liu Xiaobo's Empty Chairby Perry Link

    New York Review Books 2011; US$ 8.95

    When the Norwegian Nobel Committee announced it was awarding the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize to the Chinese literary critic and human rights activist Liu Xiaobo, it made special note of his role in writing a remarkable political manifesto called Charter 08. In China, that same document has caused officials to throw him in jail with an 11-year sentence that... more...

  • Investigating Aliasby Stacey Abbott; Simon Brown

    I.B.Tauris 2007; US$ 14.95

    First aired in 2001, Alias is a spy drama with a central action heroine, a complex narrative of moral twists, turns, lies and double-crosses, and an imaginative array of gadgets, gizmos and glamorous costumes. It has become a leading cult television series with a loyal fan following. In the wake of 9/11, Alias? themes of doubles and duplicity have... more...

  • Reading the Enemy's Mindby Paul Smith

    Tom Doherty Associates 2005; US$ 8.99 US$ 7.19

    If you thought The Manchurian Candidate was fiction or John Farris's The Fury, which featured a CIA mind-control program run amok, was the stuff of an overheated imagination, you were sorely mistaken. From behind the cloak of U.S. military secrecy comes the story of Star Gate, the project that for nearly a quarter of a century trained soldiers and... more...

  • The Spy Who Stayed Out in the Coldby Adrian Havill

    St. Martin's Press 2002; US$ 8.99

    Robert Philip Hansen thought he was smarter than the system. For decades, the quirky but respected counterintelligence expert, religious family man, and father of six, sold top secret information to agents of the Soviet Union and Russia. A self-taught computer expert, Hansen often encrypted his stolen files on wafer-thin disks. The data-some 6000... more...

  • The Litvinenko Fileby Martin Sixsmith

    Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 4.88

    On 7 December 2006, in a Highgate Cemetery drenched with London rain, a Russian was buried within a stone?s throw of the grave of Karl Marx. He was Alexander Litvinenko, Sasha to his friends, a boy from the deep Russian provinces who rose through the ranks of the world?s most feared security service. Litvinenko was the man who denounced murder and... more...