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American Force: Dangers, Delusions, and Dilemmas in National Security

by Richard Betts

While American national security policy grew more interventionist after the Cold War, Washington hoped to shape the world on the cheap. Misled by the stunning success against Iraq in 1991, administrations of...


A Queer and Pleasant Danger: The true story of a nice Jewish boy who joins the Church of Scientology, and leaves twelve years later to become the love

by Kate Bornstein

A stunningly original memoir of a nice Jewish boy who joined the Church of Scientology and left twelve years later, ultimately transitioning to a woman. A few years later, she stopped calling herself a woman...


An Anatomy of Sprawl

by Nicholas A. Phelps

Despite the combined efforts of British planners, politicians, the public and interest groups, the 'Solent City' stands as one of a number of instances of a peculiar instance of urban sprawl - muted, and slow...


Statebuilding and State-Formation: The Political Sociology of Intervention

by Berit Bliesemann de Guevara

This book examines the ways in which long-term processes of state-formation limit the possibilities for short-term political projects of statebuilding.

Using process-oriented approaches, the contributing authors...


What's God Got to Do With It?: Robert Ingersoll on Free Thought, Honest Talk and the Separation of Church and State

by Tim Page

Robert Ingersoll (1833—1899) is one of the great lost figures in United States history, all but forgotten at just the time America needs him most. An outspoken and unapologetic agnostic, fervent champion of...


Reconstruction: America's Unfinished Revolution, 1863-1877

by Eric Foner

This "masterful treatment of one of the most complex periods of American history" (New Republic) made history when it was originally published in 1988. It redefined how Reconstruction was viewed by historians...


Advanced Avionics Handbook: FAA-H-8083-6

by Federal Aviation Administration

The Federal Aviation Administration’s Advanced Avionics Handbook is a critical tool for anyone seriously interested in flying modern airplanes. As modern technology continues to revolutionize the science of...


TOGETHER THEY HOLD UP THE SKY: The story of China's Xi Jinping and Peng Liyuan

by Martin Macmillan

Very few Chinese names have become, as Shakespeare's Henry V put it: "Familiar in his mouth as household words" to many westerners. Mao, Confucius, Yao Ming, Jackie Chan - there aren't many. But that is about...


Storming the State House: The Campaign That Liberated Alabama from 136 Years of Democrat Rule

by Mike Hubbard

Storming the State House provides a revealing, behind-the-scenes look into the campaign that elected Alabama's first Republican legislature in modern history and liberated the state from 136 years of Democrat...


The European Union and its Eastern Neighbours

by Elena Korosteleva

This book explores the EU's relations with its eastern neighbours. Based on extensive original research - including surveys, focus-groups, a study of school essays and in-depth interviews with key people in...


Emergency Flying With NO Gyros

by David L. Lowe

A user-friendly handbook for performing the impossible. THE most NEGLECTED area of information in ALL of aviation!


Social Stratification: Trends and Processes

by Lambert & Connelly

Social Stratification: Trends and Processes brings together a range of thematically organised case-studies comprising empirical and methodological analyses addressing the challenges of studying trends and processes...


Wittgenstein among the Sciences: Wittgensteinian Investigations into the 'Scientific Method'

by Read

Discussing the work of Kuhn, Winch and Wittgenstein in relation to fundamental question of methodology, 'Wittgenstein among the Sciences' undertakes an examination of the nature of (natural) science itself,...


Memory and Representation in Contemporary Europe: The Persistence of the Past

by Kattago

Through reflecting on the legacy of totalitarianism and the revolutions of 1989, it becomes clear that the issue is less of whether one should remember, but rather how to internalize the various lessons of the...


Secrecy and Science: A Historical Sociology of Biological and Chemical Warfare

by Balmer

Drawing on classical sociological writing on secrecy by Simmel, Merton and Shils this groundbreaking book by Brian Balmer also draws in more contemporary perspectives in science and technology studies that understand...


Doing Harder Time?: The Experiences of an Ageing Male Prison Population in England and Wales

by Mann

Framed within the theoretical perspective of structuration theory, but also drawing on aspects of Goffman's interactionism and Bourdieu's concept of habitus, this book offers a unique interpretation of research...


Portugal: The Impossible Revolution?

by Maurice Brinton & Phil Mailer

This is the story of the political revolution in Portugal between April 25, 1974, and November 25, 1975, as seen and felt by a deeply committed participant. After the military coup in Portugal on April 25, 1974,...


Love and Struggle: My Life in SDS, the Weather Underground, and Beyond

by David Gilbert & Boots Riley

Written from the maximum-security prison where he has lived for almost 30 years, this enlightening memoir chronicles the militant career of David Gilbert, a radical activist whose incarceration is due to his...


Anarchist Seeds Beneath the Snow: Left-Libertarian Thought and British Writers from William Morris to Colin Ward

by David Goodway

From William Morris to Oscar Wilde and George Orwell, left-libertarian thought has long been an important but neglected part of British cultural and political history. In this detailed study, David Goodway seeks...


Into the Woods: The Battle for Tasmania's Forests

by Anna Krien

Winner, Queensland Premier's Literary Awards 2011

Winner, Victorian Premier's Literary Awards 2011

For many years, the Tasmanian wilderness has been the site of a fierce struggle. At stake is the future of...