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Someone Is Hiding Something: What Happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370?

by Richard Belzer, George Noory & David Wayne

A year after the disappearance and commencement of the international search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, no sign of the plane has been found—no debris, no bodies, no sign of the much-talked-about black...


Faces of Power: Constancy and Change in United States Foreign Policy from Truman to Obama

by Seyom Brown

Seyom Brown’s authoritative account of U.S. foreign policy from the end of the Second World War to the present challenges common assumptions about American presidents and their struggle with power and purpose....


The Reagan Era: A History of the 1980s

by Doug Rossinow

In this concise but thorough history of America in the 1980s, Doug Rossinow takes the full measure of Ronald Reagan’s presidency and the ideology of Reaganism. Believers in libertarian economics and a muscular...


Sail Away Ladies: Stories of Cape Cod Women in the Age of Sail

by Jim Coogan

Sail Away Ladies is the story of seafaring women who accompanied their sea captain husbands on ocean voyages in the nineteenth century. While featuring women of Cape Cod, the topic has universal application...


Reclaiming Jihad: A Qur'anic Critique of Terrorism

by ElSayed Amin

A critique of the radical misreadings of the Qur’an that are used to promote violence between Muslims and non-Muslims.


The Origins of the Lost Fleet of the Mongol Empire

by Randall James Sasaki

In The Origins of the Lost Fleet of the Mongol Empire, Randall Sasaki provides a starting point for understanding the technology of the failed Mongol invasion of Japan in 1281 CE, as well as the history of shipbuilding...


Heads above Water: The Inside Story of the Edwards Aquifer Recovery Implementation Program

by Robert L. Gulley & Andrew Sansom

Since the 1950s, competing interests for use of Edwards Aquifer resources—the primary source of water for more than two million people in south central Texas—were at war. They had tried many times to resolve...


It's The Economy, Stupid

by Vicky Pryce, Andy Rice & Peter Urwin

“Indispensable for anyone who wants to engage in economic argument on the basis of facts not prejudices.” JOHN KAY CBE, FELLOW IN ECONOMICS, ST JOHN’S COLLEGE, OXFORD “This book performs an important public...


For Better or Worse: Marriage and family in Sarawak

by Cheng Sim Hew

Family and kinship structures have long been the subject of anthropological research in Sarawak, but little is known of the changes wrought by social transformative forces. Globalisation, urbanization and an...


On the Commodity Trail: The Journey of a Bargain Store Product from East to West

by Alison Hulme

From raw materials on municipal rubbish dumps in the Far East, to newly re-made products and a journey across the seas, to bargain stores in Europe and North America and eventually to the homes of consumers,...


Media, Propaganda and Politics in 20th-Century Japan

by The Asahi Shimbun Company, Barak Kushner & Yoichi Funabashi

This book investigates the role played by the Asahi Newspaper, one of Japan's largest daily newspapers, as a mediator of information and power during the 20th century. Members of the staff at the paper, including...


A Rough Ride to the Future

by James Lovelock

Bestselling author of The Revenge of Gaia James Lovelock—the great scientific visionary of our age—presents a radical vision of humanity’s future

 

Now in his 95th year, James Lovelock has been hailed as...


How Good We Can Be: Ending the Mercenary Society and Building a Great Country

by Will Hutton

Britain is beset by a crisis of purpose. For a generation we have been told the route to universal well-being is to abandon the expense of justice and equity and so allow the judgments of the market to go unobstructed....


Why Current Affairs Needs Social Theory

by Rob Stones

This book will demonstrate the ability of academic social theory to provide sets of tools with which to read and interpret current affairs coverage.


Democracy and Revolutionary Politics

by Neera Chandhoke

Democracy and political violence can hardly be considered conceptual siblings, at least at first sight. Democracy allows people to route their aspirations, demands, and expectations of the state through peaceful...


Christian Metal: History, Ideology, Scene

by Marcus Moberg

Christian metal has always defined itself in contrast to its non-Christian, secular counterpart, yet it stands out from nearly all other forms of contemporary Christian music through its unreserved use of metal's...


Contemporary Cosmopolitanism

by Angela Taraborrelli

Contemporary Cosmopolitanism is the first, much-needed, introduction to contemporary political cosmopolitanism. Although it has its roots in classical philosophy and politics, Cosmopolitanism has undergone a...


Ur: The City of the Moon God

by Harriet Crawford

The ancient Mesoptamian city of Ur was a Sumerian city state which flourished as a centre of trade and civilisation between 2800â€"2000 BCE. However, in the recent past it suffered from the disastrous Gulf...


Clinton's Grand Strategy: US Foreign Policy in a Post-Cold War World

by James D. Boys

President Clinton's time in office coincided with historic global events following the end of the Cold War. The collapse of Communism called for a new US Grand Strategy to address the emerging geopolitical era...


The Life of the Senses: Introduction to a Modal Anthropology

by Fran¿ois Laplantine, Jamie Furniss & David Howes

Both a vital theoretical work and a fine illustration of the principles and practice of sensory ethnography, this much anticipated translation is destined to figure as a major catalyst in the expanding field...