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  • Showing Up for Lifeby Bill Sr Gates; Mary Ann Mackin; Bill Gates

    The Crown Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.00

    A heartfelt, deeply personal book, Showing Up for Life shines a bright light on the values and principles that Bill Gates Sr. has learned over a lifetime of ?showing up??lessons that he learned growing up during the Great Depression, and that he instilled in his children and continues to practice on the world stage as the co-chair of the Bill & Melinda... more...

  • Be the Changeby Lisa Endlich

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 19.99

    Meet the men and women whose deeply personal philanthropy is dramatically changing the way we think about giving There are 8.6 million millionaires in the United States, and these numbers are set to rise in what will be the biggest intergenerational wealth transfer in history. As $41 trillion dollars (or over three times the national GDP) moves... more...

  • City of Godby Beverly Swerling

    Simon & Schuster 2008; US$ 15.00

    City of God , the latest installment in Beverly Swerling's gripping saga of old New York, takes readers to Manhattan's clamorous streets as the nation struggles to find a compromise between slave and free, but hears the drums of war. This is New York when one synagogue is no longer adequate for thousands of Jewish immigrants, when New Evangelicals... more...

  • The Influential Fundraiserby Bernard Ross; Clare Segal

    Wiley 2008; US$ 39.95 US$ 27.96

    How to apply the latest developments in psychology and neurology for better fundraising and influencing skills Leading fundraising expert Bernard Ross offers an alternative yet effective model for asking and influencing potential donors and peers, using the latest techniques developed in the neural and psychological sciences. He shows individuals... more...

  • Foreign Aidby Carol Lancaster

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 28.00

    A twentieth-century innovation, foreign aid has become a familiar and even expected element in international relations. But scholars and government officials continue to debate why countries provide it: some claim that it is primarily a tool of diplomacy, some argue that it is largely intended to support development in poor countries, and still others... more...

  • Nongovernmental Organizations in International Societyby Volker Heins

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 105.00

    Based on a wealth of original information and research, this book offers both a critical introduction to NGOs and a discussion of recent theoretical approaches which have either dismissed or wildly exaggerated their political significance. more...

  • The Bottom Billionby Paul Collier

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 10.99 US$ 9.45

    In the award-winning The Bottom Billion , Paul Collier reveals that fifty failed states--home to the poorest one billion people on Earth--pose the central challenge of the developing world. The book shines much-needed light on this group of small nations that are dropping further and further behind the majority of the world's people. What the bottom... more...

  • Aid and Influenceby Stephen Browne

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 39.95

    Aid is always a means of influence: political, commercial, military and security-related. Some influence is benign, but much of it is coercive, even 'imperialistic'. Given the nature of aid, its effectiveness should be judged not only in developmental terms, but in terms of international relations. Even donors agree that, on both counts, the returns... more...

  • Famine that Killsby Alex de Waal

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 19.99 US$ 17.19

    In 2004, Darfur, Sudan was described as the "world's greatest humanitarian crisis." Twenty years previously, Darfur was also the site of a disastrous famine. Famine that Kills is a seminal account of that famine, and a social history of the region. In a new preface prepared for this revised edition, Alex de Waal analyzes the roots of the current... more...

  • The Give-Back Solutionby Susan Skog

    Sourcebooks, Inc. 2009; US$ 14.99

    The Give-Back Solution captures the idealism and generosity sweeping our country, even in the face of serious challenges. more...