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Cuba (2ND 12 Edition)
Cuba (2ND 12 Edition)
by Julia Sweig
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Ever since Fidel Castro assumed power in Cuba in 1959, Americans have obsessed about the nation ninety miles south of the Florida Keys. America's fixation on the tropical socialist republic has only grown over the years, fueled in part by successive... (read more)

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Path Appears (14 Edition)
Path Appears (14 Edition)
by Nicholas D Kristof
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Dr. Gary Slutkin was back in Chicago, his hometown, feeling restless. He was a rumpled infectious diseases specialist who had spent most of his career in San Francisco and Africa, battling tuberculosis, AIDS, and cholera. But he had burned out in refugee... (read more)

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Pay Any Price: Greed, Power, and Endless War
Pay Any Price: Greed, Power, and Endless War
by James Risen
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War corrupts. Endless war corrupts absolutely. Ever since 9/11 America has fought an endless war on terror, seeking enemies everywhere and never promising peace. In Pay Any Price, James Risen reveals an extraordinary litany of the hidden... (read more)

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Public Access Ict Across Cultures: Diversifying Participation in the Network Society (International Development Research Centre)
Public Access Ict Across Cultures: Diversifying Participation in the Network Society (International Development Research Centre)
by Francisco J. (edt) Proenza
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Shared public access to computers and the Internet in developing countries is often hailed as an effective, low-cost way to share the benefits of digital technology. Yet research on the economic and social effects of public access to computers is lacking.... (read more)

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Palestine Speaks: Narratives of Life Under Occupation (Voice of Witness)
Palestine Speaks: Narratives of Life Under Occupation (Voice of Witness)
by Cate Malek and Mateo Hoke
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The occupation of the West Bank and Gaza has been one of the worlds most widely reported yet least understood human rights crises for over four decades. In this oral history collection, men and women from Palestine — including a fisherman, a... (read more)

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The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism
The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism
by Naomi Klein
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To be honest, I could not finish this book. It made me too angry. These are the stories about our country you don't want to know. Naomi Klein has cast a spotlight on the dark secrets lurking beneath the surface of the American dream. The Shock Doctrine... (read more)

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Religion Without Redemption: Social Contradictions and Awakened Dreams in Latin America
Religion Without Redemption: Social Contradictions and Awakened Dreams in Latin America
by Luis Martinez Andrade
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The worlds eyes are on Latin America as a place of radical political inspiration, offering alternatives to the neoliberal model. Religion Without Redemption examines the history of religious and political ideas in Latin America, in order to show how and... (read more)

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Drug War Capitalism
Drug War Capitalism
by Dawn Paley
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Though pillage, profit, and plunder have been a mainstay of war since pre-colonial times, there is little contemporary focus on the role of finance and economics in today's "Drug Wars"and#151;despite the fact that they boost US banks and fill prisons... (read more)

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The Trouble with History: Morality, Revolution, and Counterrevolution (Politics and Culture)
The Trouble with History: Morality, Revolution, and Counterrevolution (Politics and Culture)
by Adam Michnik
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Renowned Eastern European author Adam Michnik was jailed for more than six years by the communist regime in Poland for his dissident activities. He was an outspoken voice for democracy in the world divided by the Iron Curtain and has remained so to the... (read more)

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Listen, Yankee: Why Cuba Matters
Listen, Yankee: Why Cuba Matters
by Tom Hayden
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Author of the famed Port Huron Statement, TOM HAYDEN was a leader in the student, antiwar, and civil rights protests in the 1960s. He took up the environmental cause in the 1970s, leading campaigns to shut down nuclear power plants and serving as... (read more)

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The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism
The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism
by Naomi Klein
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Public trust in corporations plummeted in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, when andldquo;Lehman Brothersandrdquo; and andldquo;General Motorsandrdquo; became dirty words for many Americans. In Corporate Dreams, James Hoopes argues that Americans... (read more)

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The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power
The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power
by Daniel Yergin
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Deemed "the best history of oil ever written" by andlt;iandgt;Business Week andlt;/iandgt;and with more than 300,000 copies in print, Daniel Yerginand#8217;s Pulitzer Prizeand#8211;winning account of the global pursuit of oil, money, and power has been... (read more)

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Thieves of State: Why Corruption Threatens Global Security
Thieves of State: Why Corruption Threatens Global Security
by Sarah Chayes
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argues that corruption is not just a nuisance; it is a major source of geopolitical turmoil. Since the late 1990s, corruption has grown such that some governments now resemble criminal gangs, provoking extreme reactions ranging from revolution to... (read more)

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What Every American Should Know About the Rest of the World
What Every American Should Know About the Rest of the World
by M. L. Rossi
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Confused about the news? Slip out of the room when friends talk current events? Now you can keep up with ease and learn to talk like a diplomat. Among the things you’ll soon be able to slip into everyday conversation: What is the difference... (read more)

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Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide (Vintage)
Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide (Vintage)
by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
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In this thought-provoking and profoundly inspiring book, Kristof and WuDunn reveal the cruel and maddening reality faced by women who experience violence and oppression. Half the Sky will stir feelings of admiration and discomfort, and hopefully sow the... (read more)

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Losing Our Way: An Intimate Portrait of a Troubled America
Losing Our Way: An Intimate Portrait of a Troubled America
by Bob Herbert
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BOB HERBERT was an opinion columnist for The New York Times from 1993 to 2011. His reportage-based columns focused on race, poverty, and social justice. Before that he was a national correspondent for NBC. He has won numerous awards... (read more)

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The European Union Explained: Institutions, Actors, Global Impact
The European Union Explained: Institutions, Actors, Global Impact
by Andreas Staab
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This brief and accessible introduction to the European Union is ideal for anyone who needs a concise overview of the structure, history, and policies of the EU. This updated edition includes a new chapter on the sovereign debt crisis in the Eurozone... (read more)

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Empire
Empire
by Michael Hardt
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Imperialism as we knew it may be no more, but Empire is alive and well. It is, as Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri demonstrate in this bold work, the new political order of globalization. It is easy to recognize the contemporary economic, cultural, and... (read more)

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The Army and Democracy: Military Politics in Pakistan
The Army and Democracy: Military Politics in Pakistan
by Aqil Shah
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Since Pakistan gained independence in 1947, only once has an elected government completed its tenure and peacefully transferred power to another elected government. In sharp contrast to neighboring India, the Muslim nation has been ruled by its military... (read more)

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The Character of Democracy: How Institutions Shape Politics
The Character of Democracy: How Institutions Shape Politics
by Richard A. Clucas
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The Character of Democracy: How Institutions Shape Politics offers a uniquely comprehensive overview of the major democratic institutions found around the world, including electoral systems, party systems, presidential and parliamentary governments... (read more)

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