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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 ...
  
  











  



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

Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014

Winner of the 2014 National Book Award in nonfiction. An Economist Best Book of 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 ...
  
  











  



  
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.
  
  











  



  
World Order
Henry Kissinger

Penguin Press HC, The, 2014

Walter Isaacson, Time : “Dazzling and instructive... [a] magisterial new book.” Henry Kissinger offers in World Order a deep meditation on the roots of international harmony and global disorder. Drawing on his experience as one of the foremost statesmen of the modern era—advising presidents, traveling the world, observing and shaping the central foreign policy events of recent decades—Kissinger now reveals his analysis of the ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
Dreamers and Deceivers: True Stories of the Heroes and Villains Who Made America
Glenn Beck

Threshold Editions, 2014

The new nonfiction from #1 bestselling author and popular radio and television host Glenn Beck. THEIR NAMES ARE FAMILIAR. THEIR STORIES ARE NOT. Everyone has heard of a "Ponzi scheme," but do you know what Charles Ponzi actually did to make his name synonymous with fraud? Credit for inventing radio usually goes to Marconi or David Sarnoff and RCA--but if you've never heard of Edwin Armstrong or Lee de Forest, you know only half the story. ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
Cracking the AP U.S. History Exam, 2015 Edition: Created for the New 2015 Exam (College Test Preparation)
Princeton Review

Princeton Review, 2014

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO HELP SCORE A PERFECT 5 on the NEW 2015 EXAM! Equip yourself to ace the new AP U.S. History Exam with The Princeton Review's comprehensive study guide — including thorough content reviews, targeted strategies for every question type, and 2 full-length practice tests with complete answer explanations. The AP U.S. History course and exam have changed! Created to align with the new exam content, and written by the ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
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.
  
  











  



  
Geography: Realms, Regions and Concepts, 15th Edition
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 ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
Comparative Criminal Justice Systems
Harry R. Dammer, Jay S. Albanese

Cengage Learning, 2013

Offering a comprehensive analysis, bestselling COMPARATIVE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEMS, 5e compares the various criminal justice systems throughout the world using six model countries: China, England, France, Germany, Japan, and Saudi Arabia. The book illustrates the different types of law and justice systems while exploring the historical, political, economic, social, and cultural influences on each system. It examines important aspects of each ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
A History of World Societies, Volume 2: Since 1450
John P. McKay, Bennett D. Hill, ...

Bedford/St. Martin's, 2011

A History of World Societies introduces students to the global past through social history and the stories and voices of the people who lived it.  Now published by Bedford/St. Martin's, and informed by the latest scholarship, the book has been thoroughly revised with students in mind to meet the needs of the evolving course.  Proven to work in the classroom, the book’s regional and comparative approach helps students understand the ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
Organized Crime
Howard Abadinsky

Cengage Learning, 2012

ORGANIZED CRIME, 10th Edition provides a detailed, comprehensive analysis of the origins, history, theoretical explanations, and structure of domestic and international organized crime. The author also explains the methods employed by law enforcement agencies to combat organized crime, as well as the policy decisions of various investigating committees and commissions, including the President's Commission on Organized Crime.
  
  











  



  
Western Civilizations: Their History & Their Culture (Eighteenth Edition) (Vol. 1)
Joshua Cole, Carol Symes

W. W. Norton & Company, 2013

A storytelling approach that engages students with features to help them master core content, think critically, and make connections. The engaging narrative and carefully crafted, innovative pedagogical tools in Western Civilizations are based on the co-authors’ own teaching experiences. The text provides balanced coverage, places the West in a larger global context, and carefully integrates new research. In the eighteenth edition, the ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  








   



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