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    Random House 2016; US$ 14.09

    **From the author of the phenomenal million copy bestseller Sapiens ** **The Sunday Times # 1 bestseller** WAR IS OBSOLETE You are more likely to commit suicide than be killed in conflict FAMINE IS DISAPPEARING You are at more risk of obesity than starvation DEATH IS JUST A TECHNICAL PROBLEM Equality is out, but immortality is in WHAT DOES... more...

  • The Great Escapeby Angus Deaton

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 18.95 US$ 17.24

    The world is a better place than it used to be. People are healthier, wealthier, and live longer. Yet the escapes from destitution by so many has left gaping inequalities between people and nations. In The Great Escape , Angus Deaton--one of the foremost experts on economic development and on poverty--tells the remarkable story of how, beginning... more...

  • Looking Like the Enemyby Mary Matsuda Gruenewald

    NewSage Press 2005; US$ 9.99

    In 1941, Mary Matsuda Gruenewald was a teenage girl who, like other Americans, reacted with horror to the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Yet soon she and her family were among 110,000 innocent people imprisoned by the U.S. government because of their Japanese ancestry. In this eloquent memoir, she describes both the day-to-day and the dramatic turning points... more...

  • Slavery and Society at Romeby Keith Bradley

    Cambridge University Press 1994; US$ 28.00

    This book, first published in 1994, is concerned with discovering what it was like to be a slave in the classical Roman world. more...

  • The Politically Incorrect Guide to Western Civilizationby Anthony Esolen

    Regnery Publishing 2008; US$ 21.99

    Everything you should know--but PC professors won't teach--about our Western heritage Western civilization is the envy of the globe. It has given to the world universally accepted understandings of human rights (rooted in Judeo-Christian principles), created standards for art, music, and literature that have never been equaled, and originated political... more...

  • Discourse on Colonialismby Aimé Césaire

    Monthly Review Press 2001; US$ 13.60

    "Césaire's essay stands as an important document in the development ofthird world consciousness--a process in which [he] played a prominentrole." --Library Journal This classic work, firstpublished in France in 1955, profoundly influenced the generation ofscholars and activists at the forefront of liberation struggles inAfrica, Latin America, and... more...

  • The Geography of Geniusby Eric Weiner

    Simon & Schuster 2016; US$ 12.99

    Tag along on this New York Times bestselling “witty, entertaining romp” ( The New York Times Book Review ) as Eric Winer travels the world, from Athens to Silicon Valley—and back through history, too—to show how creative genius flourishes in specific places at specific times. In this “intellectual odyssey, traveler’s diary, and comic novel all rolled... more...

  • A Concise History of the Worldby Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 20.00

    A concise history of the world from the Paleolithic to the present, telling the story of humans as producers and reproducers. more...

  • 1867 Disraeli, Gladstone and Revolutionby Maurice Cowling

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 58.00

    The passage of the Reform Bill of 1867 is one of the major problems in nineteenth-century British history. more...

  • Cosa Nostra: A History of the Sicilian Mafiaby John Dickie

    Hodder & Stoughton 2007; US$ 15.99

    COSA NOSTRA is the compelling story of the Sicilian mafia, the world's most famous, most secretive and most misunderstood criminal fraternity. The mafia has been given many names since it was founded one hundred and forty years ago: the Sect, the Brotherhood, the Honoured Society, and now Cosa Nostra. Yet as times have changed, the mafia's subtle... more...