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Strangers on a Bridge: The Case of Colonel Abel and Francis Gary Powers

by James Donovan & Jason Matthews

Originally published in 1964, this is the “enthralling…truly remarkable” (The New York Times Book Review) insider account of the Cold War spy exchange that is now the subject of the major motion picture...


Combat-Ready Kitchen: How the U.S. Military Shapes the Way You Eat

by Anastacia Marx de Salcedo

Americans eat more processed foods than anyone else in the world. We also spend more on military research. These two seemingly unrelated facts are inextricably linked. If you ever wondered how ready-to-eat...


The Man in the Monster: An Intimate Portrait of a Serial Killer

by Martha Elliott

An astonishing portrait of a murderer and his complex relationship with a crusading journalist

Michael Ross was a serial killer who raped and murdered eight young women between 1981 and 1984, and several years...


Walking with Abel: Journeys with the Nomads of the African Savannah

by Anna Badkhen

An intrepid journalist joins the planet’s largest group of nomads on an annual migration that, like them, has endured for centuries.

 

Anna Badkhen has forged a career chronicling life in extremis around the...


How To Use Automotive Diagnostic Scanners

by Tracy Martin

Scan your own codes to save money, fix problems, or get the best performance out of your ride! Scanning the code to determine why your "check engine" light has come on is frequently more costly than the repair...


The US NATO Debate: From Libya to Ukraine

by Magnus Petersson

Since the Libya War in 2011 it has been widely suggested that NATO's role in US security policy has diminished, because Washington gives Europe less and Asia more strategic priority (a tendency that is reinforced...


Undocumented: A Dominican Boy's Odyssey from a Homeless Shelter to the Ivy League

by Dan-el Padilla Peralta

An undocumented immigrant’s journey from a New York City homeless shelter to the top of his Princeton class

Dan-el Padilla Peralta has lived the American dream. As a boy, he came here legally with his family....


The Two-State Delusion: Israel and Palestine - A Tale of Two Narratives

by Padraig O'Malley

A leading reconciliation expert argues that a two-state solution is no longer a viable path to create lasting peace in Israel and Palestine

Disputes over settlements, the right of return, the rise of Hamas, recognition...


Doing Good Better: How Effective Altruism Can Help You Make a Difference

by William MacAskill

Most of us want to make a difference. We donate our time and money to charities and causes we deem worthy, choose careers we consider meaningful, and patronize businesses and buy products we believe make the...


Plunder and Deceit

by Mark R. Levin

In each of his astounding #1 New York Times bestsellers, Mark R. Levin’s overlying patriotic mission has been to avert a devastating tragedy: The loss of the greatest republic known to mankind. But who stands...


The Handbook of Gangs

by Scott H. Decker & David C. Pyrooz

Pulling together the most salient, current issues in the field today, The Handbook of Gangs provides a significant assessment by leading scholars of key topics related to gangs, gang members, and responses to...


The Politics of Consolation: Memory and the Meaning of September 11

by Christina Simko

What meaning can be found in calamity and suffering? This question is in some sense perennial, reverberating through the canons of theology, philosophy, and literature. Today, The Politics of Consolation reveals,...


Nations and Citizens in Yugoslavia and the Post-Yugoslav States: One Hundred Years of Citizenship

by Igor ¿¿tiks

Between 1914 and the present day the political makeup of the Balkans has relentlessly changed, following unpredictable shifts of international and internal borders. Between and across these borders various political...


The Hermeneutics of Suspicion: Cross-Cultural Encounters with India

by Dorothy Figueira

Through a unique combination of theoretical scope and material, and historical, breadth The Hermeneutics of Suspicion poses an original investigation into our understanding of alterity in Indian literature and...


Consuming Behaviours: Identity, Politics and Pleasure in Twentieth-Century Britain

by Erika Rappaport, Sandra Trudgen Dawson & Mark J. Crowley

In twentieth-century Britain, consumerism increasingly defined and redefined individual and social identities. New types of consumers emerged: the idealized working-class consumer, the African consumer and the...


Agent 407

by Olivia Forsyth

“I owe it to many people, and to myself, to set the record straight. There have been many versions of parts of the story in the press over the years, many lies overlaid with truths and truths overlaid with...


OASIS n. 21, June 2015

by Fondazione Internazionale Oasis

The current crisis has grown out of a long century of renewal and closure. Lessons from the past and today’s debate. OASIS Year XI - n. 21 - June 2015 - The Long Century of Islam - Martino Diez - How ‘Abduh’s...


Diamonds in the Rough: Corporate Paternalism and African Professionalism on the Mines of Colonial Angola, 1917-1975

by Todd Cleveland

Diamonds in the Rough explores the lives of African laborers on Angola’s diamond mines from the commencement of operations in 1917 to the colony’s independence from Portugal in 1975. The mines were owned...


Texas Mexican Americans and Postwar Civil Rights

by Maggie Rivas-Rodríguez

After World War II, Mexican American veterans returned home to lead the civil rights struggles of the fifties, sixties, and seventies. Many of their stories have been recorded by the Voces Oral History Project...


Between the World and Me: Notes on the First 150 Years in America

by Ta-Nehisi Coates

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Hailed by Toni Morrison as “required reading,” a bold and personal literary exploration of America’s racial history by “the single best writer on the subject of race...