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Weapons of Mass Distraction

by Matthew Fraser

In its march to becoming the world's first hyper-power, the United States has been as dependent on its soft power - the allure of American lifestyles and culture - as it has been on the hard power of military...


Uprising

by Sally Armstrong

From Africa to Asia to the Americas, women are the key to progress on ending poverty, violence, and conflict. Award-winning humanitarian and journalist Sally Armstrong shows us why empowering women and girls...


Hunting Down Saddam

by Robin Moore

This authoritative and gripping narrative plunges the American public into the real and personal story of the United States forces in Iraq, and their successful maneuvers in capturing one of the most vicious...


Paradise in Ashes: A Guatemalan Journey of Courage, Terror, and Hope

by BEATRIZ MANZ

Paradise in Ashes is a deeply engaged and moving account of the violence and repression that defined the murderous Guatemalan civil war of the 1980s. In this compelling book, Beatriz Manz-an anthropologist who...


The Archaeology of New York State

by William A. Ritchie

The most complete account of ancient man in the New York area ever published in one volume, this book traces a rich, 8000-year story of human prehistory. Beginning with the first known inhabitants, Paleo-Indian...


Go to Hell: A Heated History of the Underworld

by Chuck Crisafulli & Kyra Thompson

Close your eyes and picture -- just for a moment -- hell. Fire? Demons? Eternal torment?

Well, yes -- that's the place, in one very hot nutshell. But that's not all there is to the forbidding world beneath...


The Meat Racket: The Secret Takeover of America's Food Business

by Christopher Leonard

An investigative journalist takes you inside the corporate meat industry—a shocking, in-depth report every American should read.

How much do you know about the meat on your dinner plate? Journalist Christopher...


Transforming Pain to Power: Unlock Your Unlimited Potential

by Daniel Beaty

Pain doesn’t last always

Sometimes only for a night

Try not to resist

It hurts the more we fight

Overcoming life’s difficulties is daunting. At times, it seems the burdens that we bear are too painful to overcome....


The Franz Boas Enigma

by Ludger Müller-Wille

How did Franz Boas become the central founder of anthropology and a driving force promoting science in public life in North America? To answer this question, linguistic and cultural barriers must be overcome...


The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World's Most Wanted Man

by Luke Harding

IT BEGAN WITH A TANTALIZING, ANONYMOUS EMAIL: “I AM A SENIOR MEMBER OF THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY.”

 

What followed was the most spectacular intelligence breach ever, brought about by one extraordinary man....


Diaries of an Unfinished Revolution: Voices from Tunis to Damascus

by Robin Moger, Layla Al-Zubaidi & Matthew Cassel

An English PEN Award–winning collection of personal testimony from participants in the Arab Spring

 

As revolution swept through the Arab world in spring of 2011, much of the writing that reached the West came...


Demographic Gaps in American Political Behavior

by Patrick Fisher

An examination of how and why various US demographic groups are politically distinct, and examines their influences.


The Revolt Against the Masses: How Liberalism Has Undermined the Middle Class

by Fred Siegel

This short book rewrites the history of modern American liberalism. It shows that what we think of liberalism today—the top-and-bottom coalition we associate with President Obama—began not with Progressivism...


The Hallway Trilogy

by Adam Rapp

A harrowing trilogy from the OBIE Award-winning author of Red Light Winter.


Energy Policy in Iran: Domestic Choices and International Implications

by Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani

Energy Policy in Iran: Domestic Choices and International Implications presents the assessment of energy demand patterns; evaluation of major energy supply; and recommendation of policies and guidelines for...


Uncertain Power: The Struggle for a National Energy Policy

by Dorothy S. Zinberg

Uncertain Power: The Struggle for a National Energy Policy discusses several issues pertaining to the energy situation in the U.S., such as the public, the government, and the risks.

The opening chapter discusses...


The Advanced Genius Theory

by Jason Hartley & Chuck Klosterman

Let the debate begin...

 

The Advanced Genius Theory, hatched by Jason Hartley and Britt Bergman over pizza, began as a means to explain why icons such as Lou Reed, David Bowie, and Sting seem to go from artistic...


Microbial Energy Conversion: The Proceedings of a Seminar Sponsored by the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and the Ministry for Resear

by H. G. Schlegel & J. Barnea

Microbial Energy Conversion documents the proceedings of a seminar in Gottingen in October 1976.

This book discusses the potential of microorganisms to use solar energy or convert biomass produced by solar energy...


Imagining World Politics: Sihar & Shenya, A Fable for Our Times

by L.H.M. Ling

This book offers a non-Western feminist perspective on world politics and international relations. Creative, innovative, and challenging, it seeks completely to transform contemporary Eurocentric and masculinist...


Contemporary Kemalism: From Universal Secular-Humanism to Extreme Turkish Nationalism

by Toni Alaranta

The nature and content of Kemalist ideology in Turkey during the last twenty years is analysed in this book. In order to place the current manifestations of this Turkish official modernising ideology in the...