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Ready for Battle: Technological Intelligence on the Battlefield

by Azriel Lorber

In Ready for Battle: Technological Intelligence on the Battlefield, Azriel Lorber engages, through historical example and policy prescription, technology's role in modern warfare and the dangers presented by...


Kurdish Awakening: Nation Building in a Fragmented Homeland

by Ofra Bengio

Kurdish Awakening examines key questions related to Kurdish nationalism and identity formation in Syria, Iraq, Iran, and Turkey. The world's largest stateless ethnic group, Kurds have steadily grown in importance...


Children of Afghanistan: The Path to Peace

by Jennifer Heath & Ashraf Zahedi

The first comprehensive look at youth living in a country attempting to rebuild itself after three decades of civil conflict, Children of Afghanistan relies on the research and fieldwork of twenty-one experts...


Making Modern Girls: A History of Girlhood, Labor, and Social Development in Colonial Lagos

Ofrenda: Liliana Wilson's Art of Dissidence and Dreams

by Liliana Wilson, Norma E. Cantú & Ricardo Romo

Liliana Wilson's art of resistance and protest, dissidence and dreams, consistently calls attention to injustice.

Wilson belongs to a group of Chilean artists who were intimately shaped by the political turmoil...


Immigrants: Your Country Needs Them

by Philippe Legrain

Immigration divides our globalizing world like no other issue. We are swamped by illegal immigrants and infiltrated by terrorists, our jobs stolen, our welfare system abused, our way of life destroyed--or so...


Citizens of the Green Room: Profiles in Courage and Self-Delusion

by Mark Leibovich

Author of the groundbreaking #1 New York Times bestseller This Town, Mark Leibovich returns with a masterly collection of portraits of Washington's elite, and wannabe elites. Hailed by The Washington Post as...


Good times, bad times: The welfare myth of them and us

by John Hills

This ground-breaking book uses extensive research and survey evidence to challenge the myth that the population divides into those who benefit from the welfare state and those who pay into it. It shows that...


Renegades

by Adrian Weale

At the end of the Second World War, nearly 200 British citizens were under investigation for assisting Nazi Germany. Some have remained notorious, such as William Joyce (Lord Haw-Haw) and John Amery who went...


Fantasy Islands: Chinese Dreams and Ecological Fears in an Age of Climate Crisis

by Julie Sze

The rise of China and its status as a leading global factory are altering the way people live and consume. At the same time, the world appears wary of the real costs involved. Fantasy Islands probes Chinese,...


The Blind Decades: Employment and Growth in France, 1974-2014

by Philippe Askenazy

France is often described as one of the last Western economies unable to reform itself in the face of globalization. Yet its economy has not fallen by the wayside and has even resisted the great recession that...


Whiteout: The CIA, Drugs and the Press

by Alexander Cockburn & Jeffrey St. Clair

A shocking expose of the CIA’s role as drug baron. On March 18, 1998, the CIA’s Inspector General, Fred Hitz, told astounded US Reps that the CIA had maintained relationships with companies and individuals...


Indian Tales of North America: An Anthology for the Adult Reader

by Tristam P. Coffin

This collection of folktales, originally published in 1961, presents stories from a wide range of North American indigenous peoples. The stories are grouped into three categories: "The Way the World Is," "What...


Markets in Oaxaca

by Martin Diskin, Scott Cook & Sidney W. Mintz

Markets in Oaxaca is a study of the regional peasant marketing system in the Valley of Oaxaca, Mexico. It relates the marketing system to other aspects of the regional economy, to neighboring regions, and to...


The Individuality of Portugal: A Study in Historical-Political Geography

by Dan Stanislawski

Many map users have wondered why Portugal, sharing with Spain the Iberian Peninsula, ever became a separate nation. That question is answered with remarkable clarity by Dan Stanislawski. This book also presents...


White House Operations: The Johnson Presidency

by Emmette S. Redford & Richard T. McCulley

The relation of White House assistants to the president, their appropriate role in the governmental process, and the most effective means for organizing and managing the White House have been subjects of both...


Folk Practices in North Mexico: Birth Customs, Folk Medicine, and Spiritualism in the Laguna Zone

by Isabel Kelly

The Mexican folkways described in this monograph, of scientific interest to anthropologists, will fascinate laypeople as well. Isabel Kelly collected these notes in the 1950s, as a diversion when official field...


Who's Afraid of Meryl Streep?

by Rashid al-Daif, Paula Haydar & Nadine Sinno

Rashid al-Daif's provocative novel Who's Afraid of Meryl Streep? takes an intimate look at the life of a recently married Lebanese man. Rashoud and his wife struggle as they work to negotiate not only their...


The Good War: Why We Couldn't Win the War or the Peace in Afghanistan

by Jack Fairweather

In the earliest years of the war in Afghanistan, after the Taliban fell to an American-led coalition, the fight there appeared to be a triumph—a “good war” in comparison to the debacle in Iraq. Now, thirteen...


Meltdown in Tibet

by Michael Buckley

Tibetans have experienced waves of genocide since the 1950s. Now they are facing ecocide. The Himalayan snowcaps are in meltdown mode, due to climate change—accelerated by a rain of black soot from massive...