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The Age Of Globalization
Anarchists and the Anti-Colonial Imagination
Written by Benedict Anderson

Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: November 5, 2013
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-78168-144-2 (1-78168-144-9)

The exchange of ideas makes history as surely as the exchange of gunfire. The Age of Globalization (previously published as Under Three Flags) is an account of the unlikely connections that made up late nineteenth-century politics and culture. In particular, Benedict Anderson examines the links between militant anarchists in Europe and the Americas and the anti-imperialist... Read more >
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Reagan's Secret War
The Untold Story of His Fight to Save the World from Nuclear Disaster
Written by Martin Anderson and Annelise Anderson

Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
On Sale: July 13, 2010
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-23863-4 (0-307-23863-6)

On February 6, 1981, at his first National Security Council meeting, Ronald Reagan told his advisers: “I will make the decisions.” As Reagan’s Secret War reveals, these words provide the touchstone for understanding the extraordinary accomplishments of the Reagan administration, including the decisive events that led to the end of the... Read more >
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Defend the Realm
The Authorized History of MI5
Written by Christopher Andrew

Format: Trade Paperback, 1104 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 7, 2010
Price: $27.50
ISBN: 978-0-307-27581-3 (0-307-27581-7)

For over 100 years, the agents of MI5 have defended Britain against enemy subversion. Their work has remained shrouded in secrecy–until now. This first-ever authorized account reveals the British Security Service as never before: its inner workings, its clandestine operations, its failures and its triumphs.

“Penetrating. . . . Inestimably valuable. ... Read more >
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Iron Curtain
The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944-1956
Written by Anne Applebaum

Format: Hardcover, 608 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: October 30, 2012
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-51569-6 (0-385-51569-3)

In the long-awaited follow-up to her Pulitzer Prize-winning Gulag, acclaimed journalist Anne Applebaum delivers a groundbreaking history of how Communism took over Eastern Europe after World War II and transformed in frightening fashion the individuals who came under its sway.

At the end of World War II, the Soviet Union to its... Read more >
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Essays in Understanding, 1930-1954
Formation, Exile, and Totalitarianism
Written by Hannah Arendt

Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: June 7, 2005
Price: $21.00
ISBN: 978-0-8052-1186-3 (0-8052-1186-1)

Few thinkers have addressed the political horrors and ethical complexities of the twentieth century with the insight and passionate intellectual integrity of Hannah Arendt. She was irresistibly drawn to the activity of understanding in an effort to endow historical, political, and cultural events with meaning. Essays in Understanding assembles many of... Read more >
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The Jewish Writings

Written by Hannah Arendt

Format: Trade Paperback, 640 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: February 26, 2008
Price: $22.50
ISBN: 978-0-8052-1194-8 (0-8052-1194-2)

Although Hannah Arendt is not primarily known as a Jewish thinker, she probably wrote more about Jewish issues than any other topic. As a young adult in Germany, she wrote about German Jewish history. After moving to France in 1933, she helped Jewish youth immigrate to Palestine. During her years in... Read more >
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In Europe's Name
Germany and the Divided Continent
Written by Timothy Garton Ash

Format: Trade Paperback, 700 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 1, 1994
Price: $29.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-75557-9 (0-679-75557-8)

"Among the most important books on recent international history...An immense research effort"—The New York Times Book Review

"A subtle account of German policy toward the East over the past quarter century, elegantly written and suffused with...original insights."—The New York Review of Books Read more >
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While Europe Slept
How Radical Islam is Destroying the West from Within
Written by Bruce Bawer

Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 11, 2007
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-7679-2005-6 (0-7679-2005-8)

The struggle for the soul of Europe today is every bit as dire and consequential as it was in the 1930s. Then, in Weimar, Germany, the center did not hold, and the light of civilization nearly went out. Today, the continent has entered yet another “Weimar moment.” Will Europeans rise to... Read more >
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Menace in Europe
Why the Continent's Crisis Is America's, Too
Written by Claire Berlinski

Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
On Sale: January 23, 2007
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-9770-8 (1-4000-9770-3)

Claire Berlinski contends that Europe has lately become a landmass of endless strikes and demonstrations, of bombs on trains and subways, of radical Islamic cells in every city, and of violent ghettos so hopeless even the police will not enter them. She finds a Europe still in the grip of the... Read more >
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Nazism and War

Written by Richard Bessel

Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: November 14, 2006
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7557-4 (0-8129-7557-X)

The Second World War was the defining event of the twentieth century, leaving millions dead and redrawing the political map in ways that continue to affect nearly the entire human race. What was unprecedented, however, was not simply the war’s scale, but its causes. Unlike previous territorial or political clashes, the... Read more >
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A Journey
My Political Life
Written by Tony Blair

Format: Hardcover, 720 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: September 2, 2010
Price: $45.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-26983-6 (0-307-26983-3)

Tony Blair is a politician who defines our times. His emergence as Labour Party leader in 1994 marked a seismic shift in British politics. Within a few short years, he had transformed his party and rallied the country behind him, becoming prime minister in 1997 with the biggest victory in Labour’s... Read more >

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A Journey
My Political Life
Written by Tony Blair

Format: Trade Paperback, 784 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 20, 2011
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-39063-9 (0-307-39063-2)

In this remarkably gripping memoir, one of the most dynamic and controversial leaders of modern times gives us a firsthand account of his years in office and beyond.

Here, for the first time, Tony Blair recounts his role in shaping our recent history, from the aftermath of Princess Diana’s death to the... Read more >

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Royal Weddings

Written by Emily Brand

Format: Trade Paperback, 56 pages
Publisher: Shire
On Sale: March 22, 2011
Price: $9.95
ISBN: 978-0-7478-1093-3 (0-7478-1093-1)

Royal Weddings traces the evolution of matrimonial majesty from the politically charged, relatively austere, private affairs which dominate much of English history, to the grandiose extravaganza of Prince Charles’s and Diana’s union in 1981. Over time, British royal weddings have become the standard by which all other wedding ceremonies are compared... Read more >
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Lost to the West
The Forgotten Byzantine Empire That Rescued Western Civilization
Written by Lars Brownworth

Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: June 1, 2010
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-40796-2 (0-307-40796-9)

In AD 476 the Roman Empire fell–or rather, its western half did. Its eastern half, which would come to be known as the Byzantine Empire, would endure and often flourish for another eleven centuries. Though its capital would move to Constantinople, its citizens referred to themselves as Roman for the entire... Read more >
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Battleground Prussia
The Assault on Germany's Eastern Front 1944-45
Written by Prit Buttar

Format: Hardcover, 512 pages
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
On Sale: September 21, 2010
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84908-190-0 (1-84908-190-5)

The terrible months between the arrival of the Red Army on German soil and the final collapse of Hitler’s regime were like no other in the Second World War. The Soviet Army’s intent to take revenge for the horror that the Nazis had wreaked on their people produced a conflict of... Read more >
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How the Irish Saved Civilization

Written by Thomas Cahill

Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: February 1, 1996
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-41849-2 (0-385-41849-3)

From the fall of Rome to the rise of Charlemagne—the “Dark Ages”—learning, scholarship, and culture all but vanished from the European continent. Thomas Cahill brings this pivotal era vibrantly back to life. He argues that had it not been for the holy men and women of unconquered Ireland, the great heritage... Read more >

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Reflections on the Revolution In Europe
Immigration, Islam and the West
Written by Christopher Caldwell

Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: July 13, 2010
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-27675-9 (0-307-27675-9)

This provocative and unflinching analysis of Europe’s unexpected demographic revolution focuses on the increasingly assertive Muslim populations shaping the continent’s future.

Europe’s half century of mass immigration has failed to produce an American melting pot and is now faced with a serious problem for which there is no easy solution. Based on... Read more >
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Discovery of the World
A Political Awakening in the Shadow of Mussolini
Written by Luciana Castellina

Format: Hardcover, 208 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: May 6, 2014
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-78168-286-9 (1-78168-286-0)

Luciana Castellina is one of Italy’s most prominent left intellectuals and a cofounder of the newspaper il manifesto. In this coming-of age memoir, based on her diaries, she recounts her political awakening as a teenage girl in Fascist Italy—where she used to play tennis with Mussolini’s daughter—and the subsequent downfall of the regime. Discovery of the World is... Read more >
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Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy
The Many Faces of Anonymous
Written by Gabriella Coleman

Format: Hardcover, 464 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: November 4, 2014
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-78168-583-9 (1-78168-583-5)

Here is the ultimate book on the worldwide movement of hackers, pranksters, and activists that operates under the non-name Anonymous, by the writer the Huffington Post says “knows all of Anonymous’ deepest, darkest secrets.”

Half a dozen years ago, anthropologist Gabriella Coleman set out to study the rise of this global phenomenon... Read more >
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The Reformation
A History
Written by Patrick Collinson

Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: September 5, 2006
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7295-5 (0-8129-7295-3)

The religious reformations of the sixteenth century were the crucible of modern Western civilization, profoundly reshaping the identity of Europe’s emerging nation-states. In The Reformation, one of the preeminent historians of the period, Patrick Collinson, offers a concise yet thorough overview of the drastic ecumenical revolution of the late medieval and... Read more >
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Belfast Diary
War as a Way of Life
Written by John Conroy

Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: June 30, 1995
Price: $21.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0217-9 (0-8070-0217-8)

Resolution of intractable problems around the world requires understanding ordinary people as well as leaders. This street-level view of Northern Ireland provides the best explanation of the twenty-five-year conflict.

“For those puzzled by Northern Ireland, Belfast Diary offers a well-written, sympathetic and clear-eyed view.” -New York Times Book Review

“Mr. Conroy’s account is... Read more >

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The Secret Way to War
The Downing Street Memo and the Iraq War's Buried History
Written by Mark Danner
Preface by Frank Rich

Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: New York Review Books
On Sale: April 4, 2006
Price: $11.95
ISBN: 978-1-59017-207-0 (1-59017-207-8)

Winner, 2006 Carey McWilliams Award, given by the American Political Science Association

At the beginning of May 2005, just before the British elections, the London Times published the so-called Downing Street memo, the leaked secret minutes of a July 2002 meeting of senior British foreign policy and security officials. The memo suggested... Read more >

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Madame Prosecutor
Confrontations with Humanity's Worst Criminals and the Culture of Impunity
Written by Carla Del Ponte and Chuck Sudetic

Format: Hardcover, 448 pages
Publisher: Other Press
On Sale: January 20, 2009
Price: $25.95
ISBN: 978-1-59051-302-6 (1-59051-302-9)

Carla Del Ponte won international recognition as Switzerland’s attorney general when she pursued cases against the Sicilian mafia. In 1999, she answered the United Nations’ call to become the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and for Rwanda. In her new role, Del Ponte confronted genocide... Read more >
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Masks Of Anarchy
The History Of A Radical Poem, From Percy Shelley To The Triangle Factory Fire
Written by Michael Demson
Illustrated by Summer Mcclinton

Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: July 2, 2013
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-78168-098-8 (1-78168-098-1)

Masks of Anarchy tells the extraordinary story of Percy Shelley’s poem “The Masque of Anarchy,” from its conception in Italy and suppression in England to the moment it became a catalyst for protest among New York City workers a century later.

Shelley penned the poem in 1819, after hearing of the Peterloo... Read more >
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Elizabeth and Mary
Cousins, Rivals, Queens
Written by Jane Dunn

Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 25, 2005
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-70820-6 (0-375-70820-0)

The political and religious conflicts between Queen Elizabeth I and the doomed Mary, Queen of Scots, have for centuries captured our imagination and inspired memorable dramas played out on stage, screen, and in opera. But few books have brought to life more vividly than Jane Dunn’s Elizabeth and Mary the exquisite... Read more >
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