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  • The New Tsarby Steven Lee Myers

    Simon & Schuster UK 2015; US$ 16.00

    An epic tale of Vladimir Putin's path to power, as he emerged from obscurity to become one of the world's most conflicted and important leaders. Former New York TimesMoscow Bureau Chief Steven Lee Myers has followed Putin since well before the recent events in the Ukraine, and gives us the fullest and most engaging account available of his rise to... more...

  • A Thousand Shards of Glassby Michael Katakis

    Simon & Schuster UK 2014; US$ 18.00

    A visceral and eviscerating lament for the USA, the country Katakis loved but can no longer bear to live in. Once upon a time, Michael Katakis lived in a place of big dreams, bright colours and sleight of hand. That place was America. One night, travelling where those who live within illusions should never go, he stared into the darkness and glimpsed... more...

  • The Birth of Korean Coolby Euny Hong

    Simon & Schuster UK 2014; US$ 22.49

    How did a really unhip country suddenly become cool? How could a nation that once banned miniskirts, long hair on men and rock 'n' roll come to mass produce pop music and a K-pop star that would break the world record for the most YouTube hits? Who would have predicted that a South Korean company that used to sell fish and fruit (Samsung) would... more...

  • Sports Fan Violence in North Americaby Jerry M. Lewis

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2007; US$ 28.00

    This book argues that sport is essential to the social health of any society. Participation in the sport fan experience is very meaningful for a significant portion of the membership of any society. This volume argues that sports fan violence, particularly celebrating riots after championship play, disturbs and harms one of the key positive aspects... more...

  • There is a Gunman on Campusby Ben Agger; Timothy W. Luke; Stanley Aronowitz; William Ayers; Ben Agger; Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz; Carolyn Guertin; Gwen Hunnicutt; Douglas Kellner; Michael Kimmel; Neal King; Steve Kroll-Smith; Charles Lemert; Matthew A. Levy; Timothy W. Luke; Patricia Nickel; Stephen Pfohl

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2008; US$ 37.00

    On April 16, 2007, a Virginia Tech student killed 32 of his classmates and professors and then turned the gun on himself. The media focused their power and our attention on the campus, the students and faculty of Virginia Tech, and the gunman and his victims. But we have yet to understand fully what happened in Blacksburg. There is a Gunman on Campus... more...

  • The Racketby Gideon Haigh

    Melbourne University Press 2008; US$ 13.19

    A generation ago in Australia, abortion was a crime. It was also the basis of one of the country's most lucrative and longest-lasting criminal rackets. The Racket describes the rise and fall of an extraordinary web of influence, which culminated in the landmark ruling that made abortion legal, and a public inquiry that humiliated a powerful government... more...

  • Path of Bloodby Thomas Small; Jonathan Hacker

    Simon & Schuster UK 2014; US$ 8.99

    Path of Bloodtells the gripping and horrifying true story of the underground army which Osama Bin Laden created in order to attack his number one target: his home country, Saudi Publishing in paperback to coincide with the documentary film release, Path of Bloodtells the horrifying true story of the underground army which Osama Bin Laden created in... more...

  • PTSDby Jerry Lembcke

    Lexington Books 2013; US$ 39.99

    This book offers a historical and cultural study of war-trauma diagnoses dating from Shell Shock in WWI, through its reformulation as PTSD in the post-Vietnam War years, and then to its enhancement with traumatic brain injury in the twenty-first century. more...

  • My Scotland, Our Britainby Gordon Brown

    Simon & Schuster UK 2014; US$ 15.00

    My Scotland, Our Britain: A Future Worth Sharingis a highly personal account of Gordon Brown's Scotland, the nation he was born in, and our Britain, the multinational state that the Scots, English, Welsh and Northern Irish have created and share. Laying bare his family's ancestry over 300 years of the Union and explaining how it shaped his background,... more...

  • Reconciliationby Benazir Bhutto

    Simon & Schuster UK 2014; US$ 15.00

    Former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, the chairperson of the Pakistan People's Party, was seen as vital to that country's future. In exile for years, in late 2007 she felt the time had come to actively re-engage and to return to the country she loved. Part of that process was a clear-eyed assessment of where Pakistan was, and of the nature of its relationship... more...