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A Political Companion to John Steinbeck

by Cyrus Ernesto Zirakzadeh & Simon Stow

Though he was a recipient of both the Pulitzer Prize and the Nobel Prize for Literature, American novelist John Steinbeck (1902--1968) has frequently been censored. Even in the twenty-first century, nearly ninety...

Cleveland's Harbor: The Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority

by Jay C. Ehle

On July 22, 1796, General Moses Cleveland established the mouth of the Cuyahoga River as the port of entry for the Ohio frontier. He could not have foretold the developments that would turn this hostile marsh...

Crossing the Line

by Christian Plowman

As he rose through the ranks of various departments of the Metropolitan Police, Christian Plowman dreamt of being an undercover cop. When he finally achieved his ambition, becoming one an elite group of officers,...

Operation Crossbow

by Allan Williams

The story of the photographic intelligence work undertaken from a country house at Medmenham, Buckinghamshire, is one of the great lost stories of the Second World War .

At its peak in 1944, almost 2,000 British...

Voices From the Odeyak

by Michael Posluns & Pete Seeger

This book details the struggle against the James Bay II Hydro Project.

The Party of Humanity

by Peter Gay

THE ENLIGHTENMENT has long been the victim of uninformed or hostile criticisms. Even so respected a source as the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary defines the Enlightenment as “shallow and pretentious intellectualism,...

Rethinking America: A New Game Plan from the American Innovators: Schools, Business, People, Work

by Hedrick Smith

The Pulitzer Prize-winning, bestselling author of The Russians, The Power Game, and The New Russians shows how America has lost ground, and reveals how innovators are creating new strategies to win in the new...

Democratising the EU from Below?: Citizenship, Civil Society and the Public Sphere

by Ulrike Liebert & Alexander Gattig

This original contribution to the debate about democratic citizenship vis-à-vis the challenges of economic globalization and European political integration presents critical explorations of different fields...

Radicalism Unveiled

by Farhaan Wali

Radicalism Unveiled is an essential and unique contribution to our knowledge concerning the rise of Islamic radicalism in Britain. Through the study of Hizb ut-Tahrir (The Liberation Party), the author shows...

Britain and the War on Terror: Policy, Strategy and Operations

by Warren Chin

This book is an analysis of Britain's war against Al Qaeda and the phenomenon of international terrorism which marked a paradigm shift in the nature and conduct of war in the twenty-first century. At the heart...

The Success of Sanctions: Lessons Learned from the EU Experience

by Francesco Giumelli

In this book Francesco Giumelli measures the true effectiveness of EU sanctions against a range of states including Belarus, Zimbabwe, Moldova, Uzbekistan, the USA and China. He demonstrates that focussing purely...

Extremism, Counter-terrorism and Policing

by Imran Awan & Brian Blakemore

This book brings together a diverse range of multidisciplinary studies on policing violent extremism and terrorism, written by experts in the field. These studies provide a detailed understanding of government...

Liberalization in Aviation: Competition, Cooperation and Public Policy

by Peter Forsyth & David Gillen

The transition from regulated to liberalized industries has attracted a substantial amount of research which can be distilled to three main questions: 1. What are the forces that have given rise to regulatory...

Religion in Consumer Society: Brands, Consumers and Markets

by François Gauthier & Tuomas Martikainen

Presenting an overview of an emerging field in the study of contemporary religion, this book explores religion as both shaped by consumer culture and as shaping consumer culture. Following an introduction which...

The Radicals' City: Urban Environment, Polarisation, Cohesion

by Ralf Brand & Sara Fregonese

Bringing together comparative case studies from Belfast, Beirut, Amsterdam and Berlin, this book examines the role of the urban environment in social polarisation processes. In doing so, it provides a timely...

Legitimizing Human Rights: Secular and Religious Perspectives

by Angus J.L. Menuge

When does the exercise of an interest constitute a human right? The contributors to Menuge's edited collection offer a range of secular and religious responses to this fundamental question of the legitimacy...

Social Identities Between the Sacred and the Secular

by Abby Day & Giselle Vincett

Focusing on the important relationship between the 'sacred' and the 'secular', this book demonstrates that it is not paradoxical to think in terms of both secular and sacred or neither, in different times and...

Inhabiting Borders, Routes Home: Youth, Gender, Asylum

by Ala Sirriyeh

Through the concept of 'home' the book draws together and reflects on interconnections between integration in areas such as education or housing and experiences of social networks. Examining experiences of the...

A World of Excesses: Online Games and Excessive Playing

by Faltin Karlsen

Addressing the contested question of whether addiction is possible in relation to computer games - specifically online gaming - A World of Excesses demonstrates that excessive playing does not necessarily have...

British Generals in Blair's Wars

by Jonathan Bailey & Richard Iron

This is a truly unique and invaluable book. For the first time, we are offered first-hand testimony about Britain's involvement in recent campaigns by senior participants. In addition to touching on themes like...