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Black Earth: A Journey Through Russia After the Fall

by Andrew Meier

"That Black Earth is an extraordinary work is, for anyone who has known Russia, beyond question."-George Kennan"A compassionate glimpse into the extremes where the new Russia meets the old," writes Robert Legvold...


Fallujah Awakens: Marines, Sheiks, and the Battle Against al Qaeda

by Bill Ardolino

The cradle of an insurgency that plunged Iraq into years of chaos and bloodshed, Fallujah conjures up images of the brutal house-to-house fighting that occurred during the 2004 U.S. invasion of the iconic city....


The Taliban Don't Wave

by Robert Semrau & Rob Semrau

Captain Robert Semraus military trial made international headlines—a Canadian soldier serving in Afghanistan arrested for allegedly killing a grievously wounded Taliban soldier in the field. The trial and its...


The Marines Take Anbar: The Four Year Fight Against al Qaeda

by Robert H. Shultz

“The Marines’ campaign to secure Anbar Province in Iraq will rank as one of the Corps’ historic battle achievements. Dick Shultz's brilliant account of that campaign is rich in lessons learned and examples...


Story of My People: On September 7, 2004, I sold my family's textile company

by Edoardo Nesi

Winner of the 2011 Strega Prize, this blend of essay, social criticism, and memoir is a striking portrait of the effects of globalization on Italy’s declining economy.

 

Starting from his family’s textile...


The World's Most Dangerous Place: Inside the Outlaw State of Somalia

by James Fergusson

The first authoritative account of the Somali region, its history, and the Islamic extremists operating there today


Big Red: Inside The Secret World of a Trident Nuclear Submarine

by Douglas C. Waller

Taller in length than the Washington Monument, wider at its center than a three-lane highway, the 18,750-ton Trident nuclear submarine is the most complex war machine the United States Navy has ever produced:...


Post-Wall German Cinema and National History: Utopianism and Dissent

by Mary-Elizabeth O'Brien

Since unification, a radical shift has taken place in Germans' view of their country's immediate past, with 1989 replacing 1945 as the primary caesura. The cold-war division, the failed socialist state, the...


The Merchant Navy

by Richard Woodman

This title tells the epic story of Britain's merchant shipping, carrying exotic goods from all quarters of the world. At one time, British ships carried half of the world's trade. It reveals how two world wars...


The World is Moving Around Me: A Memoir of the Haiti Earthquake

by Dany LaFerrière, David Homel & Michaëlle Jean

A moving eyewitness account of the 2010 Haiti earthquake and its aftermath by the acclaimed Haitian Canadian writer.


Carnivore

by Dillard Johnson & James Tarr

Amid ferocious fighting that many times nearly took his life, Sergeant Dillard "C. J." Johnson and his crew are recognized by Pentagon reports to have accounted for astonishing enemy KIA totals while battling...


The Secretary: A Journey with Hillary Clinton from Beirut to the Heart of American Power

by Kim Ghattas

The first inside account to be published about Hillary Clinton's time as secretary of state, anchored by Ghattas's own perspective and her quest to understand America's place in the world

In November 2008, Hillary...


World Report 2013: Events of 2012

by Human Rights Watch & Kenneth Roth

“The reports of the New York-based Human Rights Watch have become extremely important. . . .  Cogent and eminently practical, these reports have gone far beyond an account of human rights abuses. . . .”—Ahmed...


World Report 2009: Events of 2008

by Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch is increasingly recognized as the world’s leader in building a stronger awareness for human rights. Their annual World Report is the most probing review of human rights developments available...


World Report 2010: Events of 2009

by Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch is increasingly recognized as the world’s leader in building a stronger awareness for human rights. Their annual World Report is the most probing review of human rights developments available...


Twilight's Last Gleaming: American Hegemony and Dominance in the Modern World

by Edmund Clingan

In Twilight's Last Gleaming, Edmund Clingan uses economic measurements to establish measures of political and military power. Clingan examines the changes in these measurements over the last two hundred years...


The Network: Portrait Conversations

by Lincoln Schatz

As the nation grapples with some of the greatest developments and challenges to date, The Network presents a dynamic portrait of the people who help shape America's current technology, policy, and education....


Special Forces Sniper Skills

by Robert Stirling

This hard hitting account details the men, weapons and techniques used to coldly eliminate high value targets on the battlefield, in hostage situations, in political assassinations and elsewhere.

Though many...


Power Systems

by Noam Chomsky

A compelling new set of interviews on our changing and turbulent times with Noam Chomsky, one of the world's foremost thinkers

In this new collection of conversations, conducted from 2010 to 2012, Noam Chomsky...


History, Memory, and State-Sponsored Violence: Time and Justice

by Berber Bevernage

Modern historiography embraces the notion that time is irreversible, implying that the past should be imagined as something 'absent' or 'distant.' Victims of historical injustice, however, in contrast, often...