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The Springs of Namje
A Ten-Year Journey from the Villages of Nepal to the Halls of Congress
Written by Rajeev Goyal


Format: Hardcover, 232 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: September 11, 2012
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0175-2 (0-8070-0175-9)

A Peace Corps volunteer’s inspirational story about the power of small change.

In 2001, Peace Corps volunteer Rajeev Goyal was sent to Namje, a remote village in the eastern hills of Nepal. Brimming with idealism, he expected to find people living in conditions of misery and suffering; instead, he discovered a village... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Debt
The First 5,000 Years
Written by David Graeber


Format: Trade Paperback, 544 pages
Publisher: Melville House
On Sale: November 27, 2012
Price: $22.00
ISBN: 978-1-61219-129-4 (1-61219-129-0)

Winner of the Bateson Book Prize awarded by the Society for Cultural Anthropology

Here anthropologist David Graeber presents a stunning reversal of conventional wisdom: he shows that before there was money, there was debt. For more than 5,000 years, since the beginnings of the first agrarian empires, humans have used elaborate credit... Read more >
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The Shackled Continent
Power, Corruption, and African Lives
Written by Robert Guest


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: September 14, 2010
Price: $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-58834-297-3 (1-58834-297-2)

Why is Africa so poor? Why are so many of its nations at war? Why is AIDS devastating Africa like nowhere else? And why do African entrepreneurs find it so hard to borrow money? In this provocative and thoughtful book, Robert Guest argues that the continent remains poor primarily because it... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Storm over Iraq
Air Power and the Gulf War
Written by Richard Hallion


Format: Trade Paperback, 386 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: March 17, 1997
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-56098-723-9 (1-56098-723-5)

An incisive account of the Persian Gulf War, Storm Over Iraq shows how the success of Operation Desert Storm was the product of two decades of profound changes in the American approach to defense, military doctrine, and combat operations. The first detailed analysis of why the Gulf War could be fought... Read more >

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The Mind of War
John Boyd and American Security
Written by Grant Hammond


Format: Trade Paperback, 248 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: August 17, 2004
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-58834-178-5 (1-58834-178-X)

The ideas of US Air Force Colonel John Boyd have transformed American military policy and practice. A first-rate fighter pilot and a self-taught scholar, he wrote the first manual on jet aerial combat; spearheaded the design of both of the Air Force’s premier fighters, the F-15 and the F-16; and shaped... Read more >
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Between War and Peace
Lessons from Afghanistan to Iraq
Written by Victor Hanson


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: February 10, 2004
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7273-3 (0-8129-7273-2)

In his acclaimed collection An Autumn of War, the scholar and military historian Victor Davis Hanson expressed powerful and provocative views of September 11 and the ensuing war in Afghanistan. Now, in Between War and Peace, a collection of challenging new essays, he examines the world’s ongoing war on terrorism, from... Read more >
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A Higher Form of Killing
The Secret History of Chemical and Biological Warfare
Written by Robert Harris and Jeremy Paxman


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: August 6, 2002
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-6653-4 (0-8129-6653-8)

A Higher Form of Killing opens with the first devastating battlefield use of lethal gas in World War I, and then investigates the stockpiling of biological weapons during World War II and in the decades afterward as well as the inhuman experiments con-ducted to test their effectiveness. This updated edition includes... Read more >
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The People Reloaded
The Green Movement and the Struggle for Iran's Future
Edited by Nader Hashemi and Danny Postel


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Melville House
On Sale: January 25, 2011
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-935554-38-7 (1-935554-38-7)

A definitive collection of essays and documents on the movement behind Iran's mass protests

Since June of 2009, the Islamic Republic of Iran has seen the most dramatic political upheaval in its three decades of rule. What began as a series of mass protests over the official results of a presidential election—engendering... Read more >
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A Look Over My Shoulder
A Life in the Central Intelligence Agency
Written by Richard Helms and William Hood
Foreword by Henry A. Kissinger


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Presidio Press
On Sale: August 31, 2004
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7108-8 (0-8129-7108-6)

“Gripping . . . Helms’s account is fascinating, acute, and subtle. . . . There was no public servant I respected more. It was an honor to be Richard Helms’s colleague; it enhanced my life to be his friend.”
—from the Foreword by Henry A. Kissinger

A Look Over My Shoulder, by Richard... Read more >
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The Living and the Dead
Robert McNamara and Five Lives of a Lost War
Written by Paul Hendrickson


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 28, 1997
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-78117-2 (0-679-78117-X)

A New York Times Notable Book of the Year and Finalist for the Helen Bernstein Award for Excellence in Journalism

More than the two presidents he served or the 58,000 soldiers who died for his policies, Robert McNamara was the official face of Vietnam, the technocrat with steel-rimmed glasses and an ironclad... Read more >

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Dispatches

Written by Michael Herr


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 6, 1991
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-73525-0 (0-679-73525-9)

No book about Vietnam has portrayed so powerfully the personal realities of that war as Michael Herr’s Dispatches. Only a writer possessing Herr’s brilliance and daring could have invented a language adequate to the hallucinatory quality of the lives American soldiers led there. These pieces, which caused a sensation when they... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Revolution in the Age of Social Media
The Egyptian Popular Insurrection and the Internet
Written by Linda Herrera


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: May 20, 2014
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-78168-275-3 (1-78168-275-5)

Egypt's January 25 revolution was triggered by a Facebook page and played out both in virtual spaces and the streets. Social media serves as a space of liberation, but it also functions as an arena where competing forces vie over the minds of the young as they battle over ideas as... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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A Short History of Nuclear Folly

Written by Rudolph Herzog
Translated by Jefferson Chase


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Melville House
On Sale: April 30, 2013
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-1-61219-173-7 (1-61219-173-8)

In the spirit of Dr. Strangelove and The Atomic Café, a blackly sardonic people’s history of atomic blunders and near-misses revealing the hushed-up and forgotten episodes in which the great powers gambled with catastrophe. Rudolph Herzog presents a devastating account of history’s most irresponsible uses of nuclear technology. From the rarely... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Cheating Justice
How Bush and Cheney Attacked the Rule of Law and Plotted to Avoid Prosecution? and What We Can Do about It
Written by Elizabeth Holtzman and Cynthia Cooper


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: February 7, 2012
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0321-3 (0-8070-0321-2)

President George W. Bush and Vice President Cheney deceived Congress and the people to drive us into a war in Iraq; they claimed the right to wiretap illegally and to eavesdrop on citizens; and they authorized torture, unilaterally upending laws and violating international treaty obligations. Yet, both Bush and Cheney are... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Censored 2012
The Top Censored Stories and Media Analysis of 2010-2011
Edited by Mickey Huff and Project Censored


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: October 4, 2011
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-347-6 (1-60980-347-7)

Every year since 1976, Project Censored, our nation’s oldest news-monitoring group–a university-wide project at Sonoma State University founded by Carl Jensen, directed for many years by Peter Phillips, and now under the leadership of Mickey Huff–has produced a Top-25 list of underreported news stories and a book, Censored, dedicated to the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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World Report 2012
Events of 2011
Edited by Human Rights Watch


Format: Trade Paperback, 672 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: February 14, 2012
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 978-1-60980-389-6 (1-60980-389-2)

The world’s pulse in one essential book, Human Rights Watch’s World Report 2012 is a must-read for anyone interested in the fight to protect human rights in every corner of the globe.

The most sought-after report of human rights news, Human Rights Watch’s annual World Report is an invaluable resource for journalists... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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World Report 2013
Events of 2012
Written by Human Rights Watch
Introduction by Kenneth Roth


Format: Trade Paperback, 656 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: February 19, 2013
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 978-1-60980-482-4 (1-60980-482-1)

In the aftermath of 2011’s Arab Spring uprisings, unexpected new challenges and imperatives of building rights-respecting democracies appeared in their wake. Human Rights Watch’s 23rd annual World Report explores these new challenges and summarizes human rights conditions and practices in more than 90 countries and territories worldwide, reflecting extensive investigative work... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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World Report 2014
Events of 2013
Written by Human Rights Watch
Introduction by Kenneth Roth


Format: Trade Paperback, 672 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: February 25, 2014
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 978-1-60980-555-5 (1-60980-555-0)

The 24th annual World Report summarizes human rights conditions in more than ninety countries and territories worldwide, reflecting extensive investigative work undertaken in 2013 by Human Rights Watch staff in close partnership with domestic human rights activists. World Report 2014 gives particular focus on the roles-positive or negative-played in each country by key domestic and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Night Wanderers
Uganda's Children and the Lord's Resistance Army
Written by Wojciech Jagielski
Translated by Antonia Lloyd-Jones


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: February 21, 2012
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-350-6 (1-60980-350-7)

On an average night in northern Uganda, tens of thousands of children head for the city centers to avoid capture by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). They find refuge on the floors of aid agencies or in the streets. In recent years, the civil society was almost completely destroyed by the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Of Paradise and Power
America and Europe in the New World Order
Written by Robert Kagan


Format: Trade Paperback, 174 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 27, 2004
Price: $13.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3418-5 (1-4000-3418-3)

From a leading scholar of our country’s foreign policy, the brilliant essay about America and the world that has caused a storm in international circles now expanded into book form.

European leaders, increasingly disturbed by U.S. policy and actions abroad, feel they are headed for what the New York Times (July 21... Read more >

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The Return of History and the End of Dreams

Written by Robert Kagan


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 5, 2009
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-38988-6 (0-307-38988-X)

Hopes for a new peaceful international order after the end of the Cold War have been dashed by sobering realities: Great powers are once again competing for honor and influence. The world remains “unipolar,” but international competition among the United States, Russia, China, Europe, Japan, India, and Iran raise new threats... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The World America Made

Written by Robert Kagan


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 29, 2013
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-345-80271-2 (0-345-80271-3)

Robert Kagan, the New York Times bestselling author of Of Paradise and Power and one of the country’s most influential strategic thinkers, reaffirms the importance of United States’s global leadership in this timely and important book.

Upon its initial publication, The World America Made became one of the most talked about political... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Asia's Cauldron
The South China Sea and the End of a Stable Pacific
Written by Robert D. Kaplan


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: March 25, 2014
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-9432-2 (0-8129-9432-9)

From Robert D. Kaplan, named one of the world’s Top 100 Global Thinkers by Foreign Policy magazine, comes a penetrating look at the volatile region that will dominate the future of geopolitical conflict.
 
Over the last decade, the center of world power has been quietly shifting from Europe to Asia. With oil... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Coming Anarchy
Shattering the Dreams of the Post Cold War
Written by Robert D. Kaplan


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 13, 2001
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-70759-9 (0-375-70759-X)

The end of the Cold War has not ushered in the global peace and prosperity that many had anticipated. Environmental degradation is causing the rampant spread of famine and disease, and a rising number of nations are being torn by violent wars of fierce tribalism and trenchant regionalism. Our newest democracies... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Revenge of Geography
What the Map Tells Us About Coming Conflicts and the Battle Against Fate
Written by Robert D. Kaplan


Format: Hardcover, 432 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: September 11, 2012
Price: $28.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-6983-5 (1-4000-6983-1)

In this provocative, startling book, Robert D. Kaplan, the bestselling author of Monsoon and Balkan Ghosts, offers a revelatory new prism through which to view global upheavals and to understand what lies ahead for continents and countries around the world.

In The Revenge of Geography, Kaplan builds on the insights, discoveries, and... Read more >
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