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  • One Bloodby John Heale

    Simon & Schuster UK 2009; US$ 12.99

    * Gang crime on the streets of Britain is never out of the headlines * The level of gang violence is increasing: One Bloodexplains how and why * Unique access and insight into the problem by a critically acclaimed journalist who has spent time with gang members from all parts of the UK. * Includes contributions from police, youth workers, psychologists... more...

  • The Leaderless Revolutionby Carne Ross

    Simon & Schuster UK 2011; US$ 13.99

    There are few books that attempt to interpret the world and how it is run.The Leaderless Revolution offers a refreshing and potent contrast to the Panglossian optimism of Tom Friedman's The World is Flatbut, like that book, it offers a way of understanding the world of the 21stcentury that is both clear and easily comprehensible. Carne Ross takes different... more...

  • The Promiseby Jonathan Alter

    Simon & Schuster UK 2010; US$ 16.00

    In The Reality of HopeAlter takes the reader into the inner circles of Obama's intimates, those who were there from the start, and the gradually expanding circles, to show for the first time the emotions, rivalries, alliances of the extremely tight-lipped and disciplined administration: Biden, whom he chose because he had the experience even though... more...

  • Freedom For Saleby John Kampfner

    Simon & Schuster UK 2009; US$ 13.99

    Why is it that so many people around the world appear willing to give up freedoms in return for either security or prosperity? For the past 60 years it had been assumed that capitalism was intertwined with liberal democracy, that the two not just thrived together but needed each other to survive. But what happens when both are undermined? Governments... more...

  • Ten Days that Changed the Nationby Stephen Pollard

    Simon & Schuster UK 2009; US$ 16.99

    Sometimes it is not big events or great men or women that change history. Often, an apparently trivial occasion or insignificant decision changes everything. Stephen Pollard's alternative history of the past sixty years examines ten such crucial days in our history. None of them are obviously historic. But each of them changed the country - some... more...

  • Contingent Valuationby Richard Carson

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2011; US$ 40.00

    This major reference work - the first of its kind - provides a comprehensive and authoritative introduction to the large and growing literature on contingent valuation. It includes annotated entries on over 7,500 contingent valuation papers and studies from over 130 countries covering both the published and grey literatures. This book provides an interpretive... more...

  • Human Insecurity in East Asiaby Michio Umegaki; Lynn Theismeir; Atsushi Watabe

    United Nations University Press 2009; US$ 36.00

    Threats to human security do not necessarily take cataclysmic forms such as war or natural disaster. Nor does human insecurity exist solely within a suspended living environment like refugee camps. Often threats to human security are as subtle as a slow-rising tide, whose calamitous nature remains unknown till it breaks as a monstrous flood. The essays... more...

  • The Arab Uprisingsby Jeremy Bowen

    Simon & Schuster UK 2012; US$ 13.99

    Jeremy Bowen has been the BBC's Middle East correspondent for twelve years and has been on the ground for them as the recent revolutions have swept through the region. Realising this as a game-changing moment in the history of the Middle East, The Arab Uprisingscaptures the thoughts and feelings of the people involved as the events unfolded, putting... more...

  • Social Entrepreneurship in the Age of Atrocitiesby Zachary Daniel Kaufman

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2012; US$ 40.00

    Social Entrepreneurship in the Age of Atrocities provides crucial insight into social entrepreneurship from visionaries in the field as well as other experienced practitioners and renowned theorists. While this book focuses on social entrepreneurship as it relates to genocide and other atrocities, the experiences and lessons learned also apply to additional... more...

  • Making It Happenby Iain Martin

    Simon & Schuster UK 2013; US$ 13.99

    When RBS collapsed and had to be bailed out by the taxpayer in the financial crisis of October 2008 it played a leading role in tipping Britain into its deepest economic downturn in seven decades. The economy shrank, bank lending froze, hundreds of thousands lost their jobs, living standards are still falling and Britons will be paying higher taxes... more...