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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 >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Warrior Politics
Why Leadership Requires a Pagan Ethos
Written by Robert D. Kaplan


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 7, 2003
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-72627-9 (0-375-72627-6)

"One of the most thought-provoking and profound books that I have recently read. As readable as it is stimulating." —Henry Kissinger

In Warrior Politics, Kaplan mines the best of the lessons from past figures that include Sun-Tzu, Thucydides, Machiavelli, and Churchill for modern-day world leaders confronted with the complex challenges of today's... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Soccer War

Written by Ryszard Kapuscinski


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 4, 1992
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-73805-3 (0-679-73805-3)

The Soccer War is Kapuscinski's extraordinary chronicle of war in the late twentieth century.  Between 1958 and 1980, working for the Polish Press Agency, Kapuscinski covered twenty-seven revolutions and coups in Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East.  The Soccer War is part diary and part reportage, a cogent and emotionally immediate recounting... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Chatter
Uncovering the Echelon Surveillance Network and the Secret World of Global Eavesdropping
Written by Patrick Radden Keefe


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: July 11, 2006
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-8129-6827-9 (0-8129-6827-1)

How does our government eavesdrop? Whom do they eavesdrop on? And is the interception of communication an effective means of predicting and preventing future attacks? These are some of the questions at the heart of Patrick Radden Keefe’s brilliant new book, Chatter.

In the late 1990s, when Keefe was a graduate... Read more >

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Engineers of Victory
The Problem Solvers Who Turned The Tide in the Second World War
Written by Paul Kennedy


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: December 10, 2013
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7939-8 (0-8129-7939-7)

Paul Kennedy, award-winning author of The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers and one of today’s most renowned historians, now provides a new and unique look at how World War II was won. Engineers of Victory is a fascinating nuts-and-bolts account of the strategic factors that led to Allied victory... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Parliament of Man
The Past, Present, and Future of the United Nations
Written by Paul Kennedy


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 4, 2007
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-70341-6 (0-375-70341-1)

“With all its defects, with all the failures that we can check up against it, the UN still represents man’s best-organized hope to substitute the conference table for the battlefield.”
–Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1961

The signing of the United Nations Charter in 1945 was an unprecedented development in the history of humankind... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Preparing for the Twenty-First Century

Written by Paul Kennedy


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 1, 1994
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-74705-5 (0-679-74705-2)

Kennedy's classic The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers considered the forces within nations that led to their rise and fall.  In Preparing for the Twenty-first Century he addresses a larger and uniquely modern question:  how will transnational forces in a world of scarce resources, instant communications, and exploding population affect the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers

Written by Paul Kennedy


Format: Trade Paperback, 704 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 15, 1989
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-72019-5 (0-679-72019-7)

In this magisterial work Kennedy "presents a clearly defined and closely reasoned thesis explaining the subject matter of the title--why nations rise and fall, and why the process is still continuing" (The New York Times Book Review).

"Important, learned, and lucid...Kennedy's great achievement is that he makes us see our current international... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Brokers of Deceit
How the U.S. Has Undermined Peace in the Middle East
Written by Rashid Khalidi


Format: Hardcover, 208 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: March 12, 2013
Price: $25.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-4475-9 (0-8070-4475-X)

An examination of the failure of the United States as a broker in the Palestinian-Israeli peace process, through three key historical moments.
 
For more than seven decades the conflict between Israel and the Palestinian people has raged on with no end in sight, and for much of that time, the United States... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Iron Cage
The Story of the Palestinian Struggle for Statehood
Written by Rashid Khalidi


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: September 1, 2007
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0309-1 (0-8070-0309-3)

At a time when a lasting peace between the Palestinians and the Israelis seems virtually unattainable, understanding the roots of their conflict is an essential step in restoring hope to the region. In The Iron Cage, Rashid Khalidi, one of the most respected historians and political observers of the Middle East... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Resurrecting Empire
Western Footprints and America's Perilous Path in the Middle East
Written by Rashid Khalidi


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: April 15, 2005
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0235-3 (0-8070-0235-6)

Begun as the United States moved its armed forces into Iraq, Rashid Khalidi’s powerful and thoughtful new book examines the record of Western involvement in the region and analyzes the likely outcome of our most recent Middle East incursions. Drawing on his encyclopedic knowledge of the political and cultural history of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Sowing Crisis
The Cold War and American Dominance in the Middle East
Written by Rashid Khalidi


Format: Trade Paperback, 328 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: January 1, 2010
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0311-4 (0-8070-0311-5)

Acclaimed historian and political commentator Rashid Khalidi presents the compelling case that U.S. and Soviet intervention in the Middle East not only exacerbated civil wars and provoked the breakdown of fragile democracies, but continues to this day to shape global conflict in the region. Examining the strategic interplay of cold war... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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How to Run the World
Charting a Course to the Next Renaissance
Written by Parag Khanna


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: January 11, 2011
Price: $27.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-6827-2 (1-4000-6827-4)

Here is a stunning and provocative guide to the future of international relations—a system for managing global problems beyond the stalemates of business versus government, East versus West, rich versus poor, democracy versus authoritarianism, free markets versus state capitalism. Written by the most esteemed and innovative adventurer-scholar of his generation, Parag... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Half the Sky
Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide
Written by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: September 8, 2009
Price: $28.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-26714-6 (0-307-26714-8)

From two of our most fiercely moral voices, a passionate call to arms against our era’s most pervasive human rights violation: the oppression of women and girls in the developing world.

With Pulitzer Prize winners Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn as our guides, we undertake an odyssey through Africa and Asia... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.


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September 23, 2014
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A Path Appears
Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity
Written by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn


Format: Hardcover, 400 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: September 23, 2014
Price: $27.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-34991-8 (0-385-34991-2)

From the authors of the #1 New York Times best-selling Half the Sky, a unique and essential narrative about making a difference in the world—a road-map to becoming a conscientious global citizen. Soon to be the basis of a PBS four-hour series.

Equal in urgency and compassion to Half the Sky, this galvanizing new book from... Read more >

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The End of the American Era
U.S. Foreign Policy and the Geopolitics of the Twenty-first Century
Written by Charles Kupchan


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 11, 2003
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-72659-0 (0-375-72659-4)

“An absorbing and thought-provoking book on what Charles Kupchan considers the central challenges to future U.S. preeminence and global stability.” —Henry Kissinger


Refuting the conventional wisdom that the end of the Cold War cleared the way for an era of peace and prosperity led solely by the United States, Charles A. Kupchan... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Rethinking Cold War Culture

Written by Peter J. Kuznick and James Gilbert


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: June 22, 2010
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-56098-895-3 (1-56098-895-9)

This anthology of essays questions many widespread assumptions about the culture of postwar America. Illuminating the origins and development of the many threads that constituted American culture during the Cold War, the contributors challenge the existence of a monolithic culture during the 1950s and thereafter. They demonstrate instead that there was... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Meme Wars
The Creative Destruction of Neoclassical Economics
Written by Kalle Lasn
Edited by Adbusters


Format: Hardcover, 400 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: February 5, 2013
Price: $100.00
ISBN: 978-1-60980-432-9 (1-60980-432-5)

From the editor and magazine that started and named the Occupy Wall Street movement, Occupy 101 is an articulation of what could be the next steps in rethinking and remaking our world that challenges and debunks many of the assumptions of neoclassical economics and brings to light a more ecological model... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.

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Meme Wars
The Creative Destruction of Neoclassical Economics
Edited by Kalle Lasn and Adbusters


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: November 13, 2012
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-473-2 (1-60980-473-2)

From the editor and magazine that started and named the Occupy Wall Street movement, Occupy 101 is an articulation of what could be the next steps in rethinking and remaking our world that challenges and debunks many of the assumptions of neoclassical economics and brings to light a more ecological model... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover.

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Beyond Bogota
Diary of a Drug War Journalist in Colombia
Written by Garry Leech


Format: Trade Paperback, 280 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: February 1, 2010
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-6148-0 (0-8070-6148-4)

Independent journalist Garry Leech has spent the last eight years working in the most remote and dangerous regions of Colombia. Unlike other Western reporters, most of whom rarely leave Bogotá, Leech learns the truth about conflicts and the U.S. war on drugs directly from the source: farmers, male and female guerrillas... Read more >

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Embracing Israel/Palestine
A Strategy to Heal and Transform the Middle East
Written by Michael Lerner


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: November 22, 2011
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-58394-307-6 (1-58394-307-2)

A major modern conundrum is how the Arab/Israel conflict remains unresolved and, seemingly, irresolvable. In this inspirational book, Rabbi Michael Lerner suggests that a change in consciousness is crucial. With clarity and honesty, he examines how the mutual demonization and discounting of each sides’ legitimate needs drive the debate, and he... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Ethical Oil
The Case for Canada's Oil Sands
Written by Ezra Levant


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
On Sale: May 3, 2011
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-0-7710-4643-8 (0-7710-4643-X)

Canada’s “no. 1 defender of freedom of speech” and the bestselling author of Shakedown makes the timely and provocative case that when it comes to oil, ethics matter just as much as the economy and the environment.

In 2009, Ezra Levant’s bestselling book Shakedown revealed the corruption of Canada’s human rights commissions... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Ethical Oil
The Case for Canada's Oil Sands
Written by Ezra Levant


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
On Sale: September 14, 2010
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-7710-4641-4 (0-7710-4641-3)

In 2009, Ezra Levant’s bestselling book Shakedown revealed the corruption of Canada’s human rights commissions and was declared the “most important public affairs book of the year.” In Ethical Oil, Levant turns his attention to another hot-button topic: the ethical cost of our addiction to oil. While many North Americans may... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Oil and the Glory
The Pursuit of Empire and Fortune on the Caspian Sea
Written by Steve Levine


Format: Hardcover, 496 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: October 23, 2007
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-50614-7 (0-375-50614-4)

Remote, forbidding, and volatile, the Caspian Sea long tantalized the world with its vast oil reserves. But outsiders, blocked by the closed Soviet system, couldn’t get to it. Then the Soviet Union collapsed, and a wholesale rush into the region erupted. Along with oilmen, representatives of the world’s leading nations flocked... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Land Grabbing
Journeys In The New Colonialism
Written by Stefano Liberti
Translated by Enda Flannelly


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: November 19, 2013
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-78168-117-6 (1-78168-117-1)

To the governments and corporations buying up vast tracts of the Third World, it is ‘land leasing’; to its critics, it is nothing better than ‘land grabbing’ — the engine powering a new era of colonialism. In this arresting account of how millions of hectares of fertile soil are stolen to feed wealthy westerners thousands of miles away... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
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