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Big Red: Inside The Secret World of a Trident Nuclear Submarine

by Douglas C. Waller

Taller in length than the Washington Monument, wider at its center than a three-lane highway, the 18,750-ton Trident nuclear submarine is the most complex war machine the United States Navy has ever produced:...


Post-Wall German Cinema and National History: Utopianism and Dissent

by Mary-Elizabeth O'Brien

Since unification, a radical shift has taken place in Germans' view of their country's immediate past, with 1989 replacing 1945 as the primary caesura. The cold-war division, the failed socialist state, the...


The Merchant Navy

by Richard Woodman

This title tells the epic story of Britain's merchant shipping, carrying exotic goods from all quarters of the world. At one time, British ships carried half of the world's trade. It reveals how two world wars...


The World Is Moving Around Me: A Memoir of the Haiti Earthquake

by Dany LaFerrière, David Homel & Michaëlle Jean

A moving eyewitness account of the 2010 Haiti earthquake and its aftermath by the acclaimed Haitian Canadian writer.


The Secretary: A Journey with Hillary Clinton from Beirut to the Heart of American Power

by Kim Ghattas

The first inside account to be published about Hillary Clinton's time as secretary of state, anchored by Ghattas's own perspective and her quest to understand America's place in the world

In November 2008, Hillary...


World Report 2013: Events of 2012

by Human Rights Watch & Kenneth Roth

“The reports of the New York-based Human Rights Watch have become extremely important. . . .  Cogent and eminently practical, these reports have gone far beyond an account of human rights abuses. . . .”—Ahmed...


World Report 2009: Events of 2008

by Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch is increasingly recognized as the world’s leader in building a stronger awareness for human rights. Their annual World Report is the most probing review of human rights developments available...


World Report 2010: Events of 2009

by Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch is increasingly recognized as the world’s leader in building a stronger awareness for human rights. Their annual World Report is the most probing review of human rights developments available...


Twilight's Last Gleaming: American Hegemony and Dominance in the Modern World

by Edmund Clingan

In Twilight’s Last Gleaming, Edmund Clingan uses economic measurements to establish measures of political and military power. Clingan examines the changes in these measurements over the last two hundred years...


The Network: Portrait Conversations

by Lincoln Schatz

As the nation grapples with some of the greatest developments and challenges to date, The Network presents a dynamic portrait of the people who help shape America's current technology, policy, and education....


Special Forces Sniper Skills

by Robert Stirling

This hard hitting account details the men, weapons and techniques used to coldly eliminate high value targets on the battlefield, in hostage situations, in political assassinations and elsewhere.

Though many...


Power Systems

by Noam Chomsky

A compelling new set of interviews on our changing and turbulent times with Noam Chomsky, one of the world's foremost thinkers

In this new collection of conversations, conducted from 2010 to 2012, Noam Chomsky...


History, Memory, and State-Sponsored Violence: Time and Justice

by Berber Bevernage

Modern historiography embraces the notion that time is irreversible, implying that the past should be imagined as something 'absent' or 'distant.' Victims of historical injustice, however, in contrast, often...


Human Cargo

by Caroline Moorehead

An arresting portrait of the lives of today's refugees and a searching look into their future

The word refugee is more often used to invoke a problem than it is to describe a population of millions of people...


Squandered Victory

by Larry Diamond

America's leading expert on democracy delivers the first insider's account of the U.S. occupation of Iraq-a sobering and critical assessment of America's effort to implant democracy

In the fall of 2003, Stanford...


Boots on the Ground: Stories of American Soldiers from Iraq and Afghanistan

by Clint Willis

The recent wars in Iraq and in Afghanistan have generated gripping coverage from some of our most accomplished writers and correspondents, and Boots on the Ground collects the best new writing about our troops...


Putin's Russia

by Anna Politkovskaya

A searing portrait of a country in disarray and of the man at its helm, from “the bravest of Russian

journalists” (The New York Times)

Hailed as “a lone voice crying out in a moral wilderness” (New Statesman),...


SEAL Target Geronimo

by Chuck Pfarrer

The true story of the killing of bin Laden by author and former U.S. Navy SEAL Chuck Pfarrer On May 2, 2011, at 1:03 a.m. a satellite uplink was sent from Pakistan crackling into the situation room of the...


Class Matters

by The New York Times & Bill Keller

The acclaimed New York Times series on social class in America—and its implications for the way we live our lives

     We Americans have long thought of ourselves as unburdened by class distinctions. We...


What We Say Goes

by Noam Chomsky & David Barsamian

An indispensable set of interviews on foreign and domestic issues with the bestselling author of Hegemony or Survival, "America's most useful citizen." (The Boston Globe) In this new collection of conversations,...