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  • The Year 1000

    When Explorers Connected the World—and Globalization Began

    How civilization became global: “Full of fascinating details . . . This astonishingly comprehensive account casts world history in a brilliant new light.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)This extraordinary history shows how bold explorations and daring trade missions first connected all of the world’s societies at the end of the first millennium.People often believe that the years immediately ... Read more

    $1.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The South China Sea

    A Crucible of Regional Cooperation or Conflict-making Sovereignty Claims?

    The history of the South China Sea is a catalyst of international cooperation and conflict. Security in the Indo-Asia-Pacific is largely governed by command of these strategic waters. More than half of global shipping transits the South China Sea, which also holds significant reserves of oil, gas and minerals, as well as some of the largest fisheries in the world. Drawing on a team of field ... Read more

    $29.99 USD

  • Global Power Revelry and South China Sea

    South China Sea is the dominant term used in English for the sea, and the name in most European languages is equivalent, but it is sometimes called by different names in China’s neighboring countries, often reflecting historical claims to hegemony over the sea. The disputes in the South China Sea have the potential to ignite a broader regional conflagration. Territorial and jurisdictional disputes ... Read more

    $35.99 USD

  • National, International, and Human Security

    Protection against Violence

    by Laura Neack ...
    This text provides a thorough overview of how states pursue security against violence, and how this pursuit paradoxically creates greater insecurity at the national, international, and individual levels. The traditional insistence that states are the primary and most important actors makes security, ultimately, elusive. This argument provides a compelling framework for students to understand the ... Read more

    $33.99 USD

  • Blowback, Second Edition

    The Costs and Consequences of American Empire

    Series series American Empire Project
    Now with a new and up-to-date Introduction by the author, the bestselling account of the effect of American global policies, hailed as "brilliant and iconoclastic" (Los Angeles Times)The term "blowback," invented by the CIA, refers to the unintended results of American actions abroad. In this incisive and controversial book, Chalmers Johnson lays out in vivid detail the dangers faced by our ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Covering Muslims

    American Newspapers in Comparative Perspective

    An examination of how American newspaper articles on Muslims are strikingly negative by any measure. For decades, scholars and observers have criticized negative media portrayals of Muslims and Islam. Yet most of these critiques are limited by their focus on one specific location, a limited time period, or a single outlet. In Covering Muslims, Erik Bleich and A. Maurits van der Veen present the ... Read more

    $21.99 USD

  • The Worth of War

    Although war is terrible and brutal, history shows that it has been a great driver of human progress. So argues political scientist Benjamin Ginsberg in this incisive, well-researched study of the benefits to civilization derived from armed conflict. Ginsberg makes a convincing case that war selects for and promotes certain features of societies that are generally held to represent progress. These ... Read more

    $16.99 USD

  • Open Source Intelligence in a Networked World

    Series series Continuum Intelligence Studies
    The amount of publicly and often freely available information is staggering. Yet, the intelligence community still continues to collect and use information in the same manner as during WWII, when the OSS set out to learn as much as possible about Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan by scrutinizing encyclopedias, guide books, and short-wave radio. Today, the supply of information is greater than any ... Read more

    $38.99 USD

  • White House Years

    New York Times Bestseller and National Book Award Winner: Henry Kissinger’s memoirs of summit meetings and secret negotiations from 1969–1973.One of the most important books to come out of the Nixon Administration, White House Years covers Henry Kissinger’s first four years as Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs.Among the momentous events recounted in this first volume of ... Read more

    $1.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Great Decisions 2018

    The Great Decisions briefing book features impartial, thought-provoking analyses on eight issues of concern to U.S. policymakers today. Written by carefully selected experts, each article offers policy options for U.S. officials as well as questions and tools for discussion. ... Read more

    $22.99 USD

  • John Quincy Adams

    Militant Spirit

    by James Traub ...
    "Penetrating, detailed, and very readable. . . . A splendid biography." -- Wall Street JournalFew figures in American history have held as many roles in public life as John Quincy Adams. The son of John Adams, he was a brilliant ambassador and secretary of state, a frustrated president, and a dedicated congressman who staunchly opposed slavery. In John Quincy Adams, scholar and journalist James ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • China and Africa

    A Century of Engagement

    The People's Republic of China once limited its involvement in African affairs to building an occasional railroad or port, supporting African liberation movements, and loudly proclaiming socialist solidarity with the downtrodden of the continent. Now Chinese diplomats and Chinese companies, both state-owned and private, along with an influx of Chinese workers, have spread throughout Africa. This ... Read more

    $85.99 USD

  • Many Globalizations

    Cultural Diversity in the Contemporary World

    Much discussed but poorly understood, globalization is at once praised as the answer to all the world's problems and blamed for everything from pollution to poverty. Here Berger and Huntington bring together an array of experts who paint a subtle and richly shaded portrait, showing both the power and the unexpected consequences of this great force. The stereotypes of globalization--characterized ... Read more

    $27.99 USD

  • Defense of the West

    NATO, the European Union and the transatlantic bargain

    This bookdelivers a clear and balanced interpretive history of transatlantic security relations from the late-1940s to the present day. The author writes in the authoritative and highly readable style that has made his work required reading for policy makers as well as academic experts on and students of International Relations on both sides of the Atlantic. The lively text is also highly ... Read more

    $23.99 USD

  • The World

    A Brief Introduction

    by Richard Haass ...
    The New York Times bestseller“A clear and concise account of the history, diplomacy, economics, and societal forces that have molded the modern global system.” —Foreign AffairsAn invaluable primer from Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, that will help anyone, expert and non-expert alike, navigate a time in which many of our biggest challenges come from the world beyond ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • The Hundred Years War

    The English in France 1337-1453

    From 1337 to 1453 England repeatedly invaded France on the pretext that her kings had a right to the French throne. Though it was a small, poor country, England for most of those "hundred years" won the battles, sacked the towns and castles, and dominated the war. The protagonists of the Hundred Years War are among the most colorful in European history: Edward III, the Black Prince; Henry V, who ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Conflicting Missions

    Havana, Washington, and Africa, 1959-1976

    Series series Envisioning Cuba
    This is a compelling and dramatic account of Cuban policy in Africa from 1959 to 1976 and of its escalating clash with U.S. policy toward the continent. Piero Gleijeses's fast-paced narrative takes the reader from Cuba's first steps to assist Algerian rebels fighting France in 1961, to the secret war between Havana and Washington in Zaire in 1964-65--where 100 Cubans led by Che Guevara clashed ... Read more

    $20.99 USD

  • Embers of War

    The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America's Vietnam

    WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZEONE OF THE MOST ACCLAIMED WORKS OF HISTORY IN RECENT YEARSWinner of the Francis Parkman Prize from the Society of American Historians • Winner of the American Library in Paris Book Award • Winner of the Council on Foreign Relations Arthur Ross Book Award • Finalist for the Cundill Prize in Historical LiteratureNAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BYTh... ... Read more

    $6.99 USD

  • The Case Against Hillary Clinton

    by Peggy Noonan ...
    As the long, scandal-ridden trial of the Clinton years comes to an end--and as the first lady mounts her own campaign for independent political office--it is time for a summation. What is the legacy of Clintonism? What is there in Hillary Clinton's background, talents, or record of achievement that qualifies her to represent New York in the U.S. Senate? And, most important, what will happen if ... Read more

    $16.99 USD

  • The Dictator Next Door

    The Good Neighbor Policy and the Trujillo Regime in the Dominican Republic, 1930-1945

    Series series American encounters/global interactions
    The question of how U.S. foreign policy should manage relations with autocratic governments, particularly in the Caribbean and Latin America, has always been difficult and complex. In The Dictator Next Door Eric Paul Roorda focuses on the relations between the U.S. and the Dominican Republic following Rafael Trujillo’s seizure of power in 1930. Examining the transition from the noninterventionist ... Read more

    $21.99 USD

  • James K. Polk

    A Clear and Unquestionable Destiny

    Series series Biographies in American Foreign Policy
    When he was elected President in 1845, James K. Polk was only 49 years old-at that time the youngest president ever to be elected. He faced a conflicted nation on the verge of tremendous territorial expansion.James K. Polk's four years in office marked the greatest period of territorial acquisition in the history of the country-what New York journalist John O'Sullivan termed as the 'Manifest ... Read more

    $42.99 USD

  • Here Come the Black Helicopters!

    UN Global Governance and the Loss of Freedom

    When it comes to spotting political abuses and covert conspiracies designed to strip Americans of their rights and freedoms, no one is more vigilant than #1 New York Times bestselling authors Dick Morris and Eileen McGann (Screwed!, Revolt!, Fleeced, Outrage). In their latest call-to-arms, Here Come the Black Helicopters!, Morris and McGann expose the most potent threat to date to our cherished ... Read more

    $8.99 USD

  • America Abroad

    Why the Sole Superpower Should Not Pull Back from the World

    A decade and a half of exhausting wars, punishing economic setbacks, and fast-rising rivals has called into question America's fundamental position and purpose in world politics. Will the US continue to be the only superpower in the international system? Should it continue advancing the world-shaping grand strategy it has followed since the Cold War? Or should it focus on internal problems? ... Read more

    $15.99 USD