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Global Discontents

by Noam Chomsky & David Barsamian

In a compelling new set of interviews, Noam Chomsky identifies the “dry kindling” of discontent around the world that could soon catch fire.

In wide-ranging discussions with David Barsamian, his longtime...

Spaceport Earth: The Reinvention of Spaceflight

by Joe Pappalardo

Life in space? This timely book shows the current state and future of the space travel industry—and how this is becoming our future—at a crucial juncture in the industry’s history.

The 21st-century space...

The Confidence Trap

by David Runciman

Why do democracies keep lurching from success to failure? The current financial crisis is just the latest example of how things continue to go wrong, just when it looked like they were going right. In this wide-ranging,...

In America

by Caitríona Perry

As RTÉ’s Washington correspondent, Caitríona Perry has earned a reputation as a reliable source of truth as the world tries to make sense of the maelstrom of shocking headlines emanating from Donald Trump’s...

The Reactionary Mind

by Corey Robin

Late in life, William F. Buckley made a confession to Corey Robin. Capitalism is "boring," said the founding father of the American right. "Devoting your life to it," as conservatives do, "is horrifying if only...

Europe Didn't Work: Why We Left and How to Get the Best from Brexit

by Larry Elliott & Dan Atkinson

A timely and provocative account of why the euro has failed and why, as a result, the Union will unravel

Examining key economic indicators and assessing the situation across Europe, two British journalists assess...

Stalinist Perpetrators on Trial

by Lynne Viola

Between the summer of 1937 and November 1938, the Stalinist regime arrested over 1.5 million people for "counterrevolutionary" and "anti-Soviet" activity and either summarily executed or exiled them to the Gulag....

Hidden Interests in Credit and Finance

by James B. Greenberg & Thomas K. Park

In this book, James B. Greenberg and Thomas K. Park take an anthropological approach to the economic history of the past one thousand years and define credit as a potentially transformative force involving inequalties,...

Unfinished Business: The Unexplored Causes of the Financial Crisis and the Lessons Yet to be Learned

by Tamim Bayoumi

A penetrating critique tracing how under-regulated trading between European and U.S. banks led to the 2008 financial crisis-with a prescription for preventing another meltdown

I Really Didn’t Want to Become a Doctor

by Howie C. Wolf

This book traces memoirs of a family doctor who shunned the notion of becoming a physician as he observed his family doctor father while growing up. To spend so many years in school—only to have meals, sleep,...

Rival Power: Russia's Influence in Southeast Europe

by Dimitar Bechev

A nuanced and comprehensive study of the political dynamics between Russia and key countries in Southeast Europe

Enraged: Why Violent Times Need Ancient Greek Myths

by Emily Katz Anhalt

An examination of remedies for violent rage rediscovered in ancient Greek myths

The Sea Was in Their Blood: The Disappearance of the Miss Ally's Five-Man Crew

by Quentin Casey

Scotia--was fishing for halibut far off the Nova Scotia coast when their boat's spotlight malfunctioned. A vicious winter storm was approaching from her south, and all other boats at the fishing grounds were...

War and Warfare since 1945

by Sterling M. Pavelec

Beginning with an exploration into the question of what war is, War and Warfare since 1945 provides a chronological analysis of military history since the end of World War II extending through to an analysis...

The Pierre Hotel Affair: How Eight Gentleman Thieves Orchestrated the Largest Jewel Heist in History

by Daniel Simone & Nick Sacco

The startling and sensational true story of the most famous unsolved heist in American history: the theft of $28 million in jewels from the Pierre Hotel. New York City, 1972.

Bobby Comfort and Sammy “the Arab”...

Listening for the Secret

by Ulf Olsson

Listening for the Secret is a critical assessment of the Grateful Dead and the distinct culture that grew out of the group’s music, politics, and performance. With roots in popular music traditions, improvisation,...

The Living History of Pakistan (2011 - 2016): Volume III

by Inam R. Sehri

Karachi, a mega city of about 25 million now, has been burning since two decades in spreading blaze of target killings, extortion, organised robberies, kidnapping for ransom, sectarian blasts and massive corruption...

The Ragged Edge: A US Marine's Account of Leading the Iraqi Army Fifth Battalion

by Michael Zacchea, Ted Kemp & Paul D. Eaton

At a time when the United States debates how deeply to involve itself in Iraq and Syria, Lt. Col. Michael Zacchea, USMC (ret.), holds a unique vantage point on our still-ongoing war. Deployed to Iraq in March...

America and the Future of War: The Past as Prologue

by Williamson Murray

Throughout the world today there are obvious trouble spots that have the potential to explode into serious conflicts at any time in the immediate or distant future. This study examines what history suggests...

The Chessboard and the Web: Strategies of Connection in a Networked World

by Anne-Marie Slaughter

From a renowned foreign-policy expert, a new paradigm for strategy in the twenty-first century

In 1961, Thomas Schelling's The Strategy of Conflict used game theory to radically reenvision the U.S.-Soviet relationship...