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A Constellation of Vital Phenomena: A Novel
Anthony Marra

Hogarth, 2014

New York Times Notable Book of the Year * Washington Post Top Ten Book of the Year In a small rural village in Chechnya, eight-year-old Havaa watches from the woods as Russian soldiers abduct her father in the middle of the night and then set fire to her home. When their lifelong neighbor Akhmed finds Havaa hiding in the forest with a strange blue suitcase, he makes a decision that will forever change their lives. He will seek refuge at ...
  
  











  



  
Cases in Comparative Politics (Fourth Edition)
Patrick H. O'Neil, Karl Fields, ...

W. W. Norton & Company, 2012

Thirteen country studies that apply the conceptual framework developed in Essentials of Comparative Politics . Cases in Comparative Politics , Fourth Edition, is a set of thirteen country studies that describe politics in the United Kingdom, the United States, France, Germany, Japan, Russia, China, India, Iran, Brazil, Mexico, South Africa, and Nigeria. This casebook applies the conceptual framework developed in the core textbook, Essentials ...
  
  











  



  
The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11
Lawrence Wright

Vintage, 2007

UPDATED AND WITH A NEW AFTERWORD National Book Award Finalist A Time , Newsweek , Washington Post , Chicago Tribune , and New York Times Book Review Best Book of the Year A gripping narrative that spans five decades, The Looming Tower explains in unprecedented detail the growth of Islamic fundamentalism, the rise of al-Qaeda, and the intelligence failures that culminated in the attacks on the World Trade Center. Lawrence Wright ...
  
  











  



  
5 Steps to a 5 AP World History, 2015 Edition (5 Steps to a 5 on the Advanced Placement Examinations Series)
Peggy Martin

McGraw-Hill, 2014

This easy-to-follow study guide includes a complete course review, full-length practice tests, and access to online quizzes and an AP Planner app! 5 Steps to a 5: AP World History features an effective, 5-step plan to guide your preparation program and help you build the skills, knowledge, and test-taking confidence you need to succeed. This fully revised edition covers the latest course syllabus and matches the latest exam. It also ...
  
  











  



  
Chains of Command

Dale Brown, 2014

The best military adventure writer in the country today. —Clive Cussler A superb storyteller. —W.E.B. Griffin Hardliners gain control of Russia and motion to retake Ukraine. After detonating an atomic device in Ukraine, the United States flies in a fleet of F-111 combat planes for support – including some of the first women to fly in combat, who have something to prove. About the Author: Dale Brown is a former U.S. ...
  
  











  



  
Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics
Charles Krauthammer

Crown Forum, 2013

 From America’s preeminent columnist, named by the Financial Times the most influential commentator in the nation, the long-awaited collection of Charles Krauthammer’s essential, timeless writings.   A brilliant stylist known for an uncompromising honesty that challenges conventional wisdom at every turn, Krauthammer has for decades daz­zled readers with his keen insight into politics and government. His weekly column is a ...
  
  











  



  
The World Today: Concepts and Regions in Geography
Harm J. de Blij, Peter O. Muller, ...

Wiley, 2012

Anyone interested in learning about geographic concepts will appreciate this concise text that highlights important concepts. The fifth edition presents authoritative content, currency, and outstanding cartography and continues to build on its strength for understanding maps with the help of additional question types. New coauthor Jan Nijman also helps provide a current view of the field. With its up-to-date information and accessible ...
  
  











  



  
Geography: Realms, Regions and Concepts
Harm J. de Blij, Peter O. Muller, ...

Wiley, 2012

The 15th Edition of H.J. deBlij and Peter Muller's Geography: Realms, Regions, and Concepts has been expanded and enhanced upon previous editions. This carefully crafted text by one of the most traveled, knowledgeable and authoritative geography authors, H.J. deBlij provides a comprehensive understanding about the world with a long history of on authoritative content, outstanding cartography, currency, and comprehensive coverage, in a ...
  
  











  



  
Barron's AP World History, 6th Edition
John McCannon

Barron's Educational Series, 2014

Fully revised, students will receive an in-depth preparation for the AP World History exam with: Revised strategies for answering all question types New unit short cut charts that help organize a better study plan Two full-length model exams with answer explanations A review of world history, from the foundations of civilization circa. 8000 B.C.E. to world cultures of the twenty-first century Reflects the 9 Historical Thinking Skills required ...
  
  











  



  
A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal
Ben Macintyre

Crown, 2014

Master storyteller Ben Macintyre’s most ambitious work to date brings to life the twentieth century’s greatest spy story. Kim Philby was the greatest spy in history, a brilliant and charming man who rose to head Britain’s counterintelligence against the Soviet Union during the height of the Cold War—while he was secretly working for the enemy. And nobody thought he knew Philby like Nicholas Elliott, Philby’s best friend and fellow ...
  
  











  



  
Human Geography: People, Place, and Culture
Erin H. Fouberg, Alexander B. Murphy, ...

Wiley, 2012

Human Geography 10 th Edition includes all of the important concepts and theory on Human Geography as previous issues with a more succinct and engaging narrative while going in depth to touch on all the major themes of the topic. The text focuses on identity and how every human being forges an identity in a globalized world.  It includes recurring coverage of "identity" and how people make places and shape identities to see global, local and ...
  
  











  



  
Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China
Evan Osnos

Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014

A vibrant, colorful, and revelatory inner history of China during a moment of profound transformation From abroad, we often see China as a caricature: a nation of pragmatic plutocrats and ruthlessly dedicated students destined to rule the global economy—or an addled Goliath, riddled with corruption and on the edge of stagnation. What we don’t see is how both powerful and ordinary people are remaking their lives as their country dramatically ...
  
  











  



  
Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War
Robert M Gates

Knopf, 2014

From the former secretary of defense, a strikingly candid, vividly written account of his experience serving Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Before Robert M. Gates received a call from the White House in 2006, he thought he’d left Washington politics behind: after working for six presidents in both the CIA and the National Security Council, he was happy in his role as president of Texas A&M ...
  
  











  



  
The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power
Daniel Yergin

Free Press, 2008

Deemed "the best history of oil ever written" by Business Week and with more than 300,000 copies in print, Daniel Yergin’s Pulitzer Prize–winning account of the global pursuit of oil, money, and power has been extensively updated to address the current energy crisis.
  
  











  



  
Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder (Incerto)
Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2014

Antifragile is a standalone book in Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s landmark Incerto series, an investigation of opacity, luck, uncertainty, probability, human error, risk, and decision-making in a world we don’t understand. The other books in the series are Fooled by Randomness, The Black Swan, and The Bed of Procrustes . Nassim Nicholas Taleb, the bestselling author of The Black Swan and one of the foremost thinkers of our time, reveals ...
  
  











  



  
The Human Record: Sources of Global History, Volume II: Since 1500
Alfred J. Andrea, James H. Overfield

Cengage Learning, 2011

THE HUMAN RECORD is the leading primary source reader for the World History course, providing balanced coverage of the global past. Each volume contains a blend of visual and textual sources which are often paired or grouped together for comparison. A prologue entitled "Primary Sources and How to Read Them" appears in each volume and provides background and guidance for analyzing sources such as those in the text. Approximately one-third of the ...
  
  











  



  
Inside Terrorism
Bruce Hoffman

Columbia University Press, 2006

Bruce Hoffman's Inside Terrorism has remained a seminal work for understanding the historical evolution of terrorism and the terrorist mindset. In this revised edition of the classic text, Hoffman analyzes the new adversaries, motivations, and tactics of global terrorism that have emerged in recent years, focusing specifically on how al Qaeda has changed since 9/11; the reasons behind its resiliency, resonance, and longevity; and its ...
  
  











  



  
Cracking the AP U.S. History Exam, 2014 Edition (College Test Preparation)
Princeton Review

Princeton Review, 2013

THE PRINCETON REVIEW GETS RESULTS . Get all the prep you need to ace the AP U.S. History Exam with 2 full-length practice tests, thorough topic reviews, and proven techniques to help you score higher. Inside the Book: All the Practice & Strategies You Need • 2 full-length practice tests with detailed explanations • Step-by-step strategies & techniques for each section of the exam • In-depth reviews of key terms and concepts, ...
  
  











  



  
Essentials of International Relations (Sixth Edition)
Karen A. Mingst, Ivan M. Arreguín-Toft

W. W. Norton & Company, 2013

A brief, teachable introduction to the core concepts and theories of international relations. The text that instructors trust has been updated and redesigned for today’s classroom. Contemporary topics in international relations are thoroughly covered, and a new full-color design and new features get students engaged and thinking critically.
  
  











  



  
Reading the American Past: Volume II: From 1865: Selected Historical Documents
Michael P. Johnson

Bedford/St. Martin's, 2012

With five carefully selected documents per chapter, this two-volume primary source reader presents a wide range of documents representing political, social, and cultural history in a manageable, accessible way. Thirty-two new documents infuse the collection with the voices of an even wider range of historical actors. Expertly edited by Michael P. Johnson, one of the authors of The American Promise , the readings can be used to spark discussion ...
  
  











  








   



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