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  • Moderne Gewaltenby Ciro Krauthausen; Peter Waldmann

    Campus Verlag 2013; US$ 30.21

    Mafiöse Gruppen sind kein Überbleibsel aus längst vergangenen Zeiten. Organisierte Kriminalität kann zum "normalen" Gefüge moderner Gesellschaften gehören - wie etwa in Italien und Kolumbien. Doch auch dort gibt es keine Verbrechensimperien, höchstens Diktaturen innerhalb eines ansonsten lose organisierten illegalen Marktgeschehens. Denn... more...

  • Syria through Jihadist Eyesby Nibras Kazimi

    Hoover Institution Press 2010; US$ 9.99

    With field notes accumulated in a Syrian environment not generally hospitable to research and inquiry, Nibras Kazimi provides a unique view of the Syrian regime and its base at home, filling a void in our understanding of the intelligence barons and soldiers who run that country. He offers a look at the tactical, propagandists and strategic ingredients... more...

  • The World's Most Evil Gangsby Nigel Blundell

    John Blake 2013; US$ 8.99

    The darkest depths of the organized underworld, from mobsters in the U.S. to Hells Angels in Germany to child armies in Africa   Historically, those outside the law have always tended to band together in pursuit of riches and power, eventually spawning the murky, brutal world of today's organized crime discussed here. This book traces the origins... more...

  • The Abuse of Evilby Richard J. Bernstein

    Wiley 2013; US$ 59.95

    Since 9/11 politicians, preachers, conservatives and the media are all speaking about evil. In the past the dicourse about evil in our religious, philosophic and literary traditions has provoked thinking, questioning and inquiry. But today the appeal to evil is being used as a political tool to obscure compex issues, block serious thinking and stifle... more...

  • Scotland's Shameby John Ashton

    Birlinn 2013; US$ 11.83

    The bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over the small Scottish town of Lockerbie in December 1988 was one of the most notorious acts of terrorism in recent history. Its political and foreign policy repercussions have been enormous, and twenty-five years after the atrocity in which 270 lost their lives, debate still rages over the conviction of Abdelbaset... more...

  • Global Gangsby Jennifer M. Hazen; Dennis Rodgers

    University of Minnesota Press 2014; US$ 82.50

    Gangs, often associated with brutality and senseless destructive violence, have not always been viewed as inherently antagonistic. The first studies of gangs depicted them as alternative sources of order in urban slums where the state?s authority was lacking, and they have subsequently been shown to be important elements in some youth life cycles.... more...

  • Immigrantby Sally Bennett

    Easton Studio Press, LLC 2013; US$ 9.99

    A Memoir Across the Atlantic I was born in 1932 in Yorkshire to parents who had survived World War I and had seen England change from an agricultural to an industrial country. A visiting American engineer changed our lives when he asked my mother to leave my father and accompany him to Spain, which she did, taking me with her. When World War II... more...

  • Montreal's Irish Mafiaby D'Arcy O'Connor

    HarperCollins Canada 2013; US$ 13.99

    From the early days as hired muscle for the Italian and Jewish mafias, tunneling into bank vaults in the ?50s and ?60s, to the legendary truck heists and bank stick-ups in the ?70s, Montreal?s Irish mafia—otherwise known as the West End Gang—has managed to pull off some of the most daring and logistically complicated robberies and smuggling operations... more...

  • Montreal's Irish Mafiaby D'Arcy O'Connor

    HarperCollins Canada 2013; Not Available

    From the early days as hired muscle for the Italian and Jewish mafias, tunneling into bank vaults in the ?50s and ?60s, to the legendary truck heists and bank stick-ups in the ?70s, Montreal?s Irish mafia—otherwise known as the West End Gang—has managed to pull off some of the most daring and logistically complicated robberies and smuggling operations... more...

  • Selling Guantánamoby John Hickman

    University Press of Florida 2013; US$ 24.95

    In the aftermath of 9/11, few questioned the political narrative provided by the White House about Guantánamo and the steady stream of prisoners delivered there from half a world away. The Bush administration gave various rationales for the detention of the prisoners captured in the War on Terror: they represented extraordinary threats to the American... more...