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  • New and Old Warsby Mary Kaldor

    Wiley 2013; US$ 29.95 US$ 26.96

    Mary Kaldor's New and Old Wars has fundamentally changed the way both scholars and policy-makers understand contemporary war and conflict. In the context of globalization, this path-breaking book has shown that what we think of as war - that is to say, war between states in which the aim is to inflict maximum violence - is becoming an anachronism.... more...

  • The RAF and Aircraft Designby Colin S Sinnott

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.18

    This work examines the evolution of the RAF's operational requirements for its home defence air force - for bombers to mount a deterrent counter offensive and for fighters to provide direct defence of Britain. It discusses the management processes, policies and decisions relevant to operational requirements on the basis of a detailed study of Air Ministry... more...

  • The Israel-Palestine Conflictby James L. Gelvin

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 28.00

    Now in its third edition, James L. Gelvin's award-winning account is a balanced, compelling, accessible and current introduction for students and general readers. more...

  • No Good Men Among the Livingby Anand Gopal

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 13.30

    Told through the lives of three Afghans, the stunning tale of how the United States had triumph in sight in Afghanistan—and then brought the Taliban back from the dead In a breathtaking chronicle, acclaimed journalist Anand Gopal traces in vivid detail the lives of three Afghans caught in America's war on terror. He follows a Taliban commander,... more...

  • The Looming Towerby Lawrence Wright

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2006; US$ 17.00

    This Pulitzer Prize winner is the basis for the upcoming Hulu series starring Peter Sarsgaard, Jeff Daniels, and Tahar Rahim. A gripping narrative that spans five decades, The Looming Tower explains in unprecedented detail the growth of Islamic fundamentalism, the rise of al-Qaeda, and the intelligence failures that culminated in the attacks... more...

  • Overthrowby Stephen Kinzer

    Henry Holt and Co. 2007; US$ 15.40

    A fast-paced narrative history of the coups, revolutions, and invasions by which the United States has toppled fourteen foreign governments -- not always to its own benefit "Regime change" did not begin with the administration of George W. Bush, but has been an integral part of U.S. foreign policy for more than one hundred years. Starting... more...

  • Uranium Warsby Amir D. Aczel

    St. Martin's Press 2009; US$ 6.79

    Called "one of our best science popularizers" by Publishers Weekly , Amir Aczel now tackles the cause of one of last century's most destructive events -- the scientific discovery of nuclear power. Drawing on his rich storytelling skills, Aczel presents the fascinating and suspenseful story of the scientists who first uncovered the potential of uranium.... more...

  • Rough Justiceby David Bosco

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 22.99

    The story of the movement to establish the International Criminal Court, its tumultuous first decade, and its continuing struggle to make a difference. more...

  • Russian Aviation and Air Power in the Twentieth Centuryby John Greenwood; Von Hardesty; Robin Higham

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.19

    In the light of new archival material the editors take a fresh look at Russian aviation in the twentieth century. Presenting a comprehensive view of Russian aviation, from its genesis in the late czarist period to the present era, the approach is essentially chronological with a major emphasis on the evolution of military aviation. The contributions... more...

  • United States Naval Aviation 1911-2014by Michael Green

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 13.50

    From humble beginnings in 1911 with floatplanes, by the 1930s, the US Navy possessed dirigibles and were introducing fighter planes. By the start of WW2, monoplane fighters were replacing bi-planes and a major aircraft carrier build was underway.Fighters such as the Grumman FLF Hellcat and Vought F4U Corsair were joined by carrier attack aircraft such... more...