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1 ANDREJEVIC, MARK. Ispy: Surveillance And Power In The Interactive Era.
University Press of Kansas, Lawrence: . s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Whether you're purchasing groceries with your Safeway "club card" or casting a vote on American Idol, that data is being collected. From Amazon to iTunes, cell phones to GPS devices, Google to TiVo—all of these products and services give us an expansive sense of choice, access, and participation. But, in an era now marked by large-scale NSA operations that secretly monitor our email exchanges and internet surfing, Mark Andrejevic shows how these new technologies are increasingly employed as modes of surveillance and control. Many contend that our proliferating interactive media empower individuals and democratize society. But, Andrejevic asks, at what cost? In iSpy, he reveals that these and other highly touted benefits are accompanied by hidden risks and potential threats that tend to be ignored by mainstream society. His book offers the first sustained critique of a concept that has been a talking point for twenty years, an up-to-the-minute survey of interactivity across multiple media platforms. It debunks the false promises of the digital revolution still touted by the popular media while seeking to rehabilitate, rather than simply write off, the potentially democratic uses of interactive media. Andrejevic opens up the world of digital rights management and the data trail each of us leaves—data about our locations, preferences, or life events that are already put to use in various economic, political, and social contexts. He notes that, while citizens are becoming increasingly transparent to private and public monitoring agencies, they themselves are unable to access the information gathered about them—or know whether it's even correct. (The watchmen, it seems, don't want to be watched.) He also considers the appropriation of consumer marketing for political campaigns in targeting voters, and also examines the implications of the Internet for the so-called War on Terror. In iSpy, Andrejevic poses real challenges for our digital future. Amazingly detailed, compellingly readable, it warns that we need to temper our enthusiasm for these technologies with a better understanding of the threats they pose—to be able to distinguish between interactivity as centralized control and as collaborative participation. 
Price: 21.38 USD
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2 ANNERINO, JOHN. Dead In Their Tracks: Crossing Amreica's Desert Borderlands In The New Era.
University of Arizona Press, Tucson: . s Softcover. Brand new book. 
It is America's killing field, and the deaths keep mounting. As the political debate has intensified and demonstrators have taken to the streets, more and more illegal border-crossers die trying to cross the desert on their way to what they hope will be a better life. The Arizona border is the deadliest immigrant trail in America today. For the strong and the lucky, the trail ends at a pick-up on an Interstate highway. For far too many others, it ends terribly too often violently not far from where they began. Dead in Their Tracks is a first hand account of the perils associated with crossing the desert on foot. John Annerino recounts his experience making that trek with four illegal immigrants and his return trips to document the struggles of those who persist in this treacherous journey. In this spellbinding narrative, he takes readers into the "empty quarter" of the Southwest to meet the migrant workers and drug runners, the ranchers and Border Patrol agents, who populate today's headlines. Other writers have documented the deaths; few have invited readers to share the experience as Annerino does. His feel for the land and his knowledge of surviving in the wilderness combine to make his account every bit as harrowing as it is for the people who risk it every day, and in increasing numbers. Each book includes an In Memorium card recognizing an immigrant, refugee, border agent, local, or humanitarian who has died in America's borderlands." The desert may seem changeless, but there are more bodies now, and Annerino has revised his original text to record some of the compelling stories that have come to light since the book's first publication and has updated the photographs and written a new introduction and afterword. Dead in Their Tracks is now more timely than ever and essential reading for the ongoing debate over illegal immigration. 
Price: 18.95 USD
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3 BODANSKY, YOSSEF. Bin Laden: The Man Who Declared War On America.
Forum, New York: 2001. 0761535810 / 9780761535812 Fifth Printing. s Softcover. Good condition. 
Here is a comprehensive account of the rise of bin Laden. In meticulous deetail, world-renowned terrorism expert Yossef Bodansky uncovers the events in bin Laden's life that turned the once-promising engineering student into a cold-blooded leader of radical Islam. Includes an Index. "Americans need to know about Osama bin Laden, and the best place to find out is in this trenchant study of the man. A brilliant work." - Fred Barnes, Executive Editor of The Weekly Standard 
Price: 4.66 USD
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4 BULLARD, THOMAS E. The Myth And Mystery Of Ufos.
University Press of Kansas, Lawrence: . h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
When United Airlines workers reported a UFO at O'Hare Airport in November 2006, it was met with the typical denials and hush-up that usually accompany such sightings. But when a related story broke the record for hits at the Chicago Tribune's website, it was clear that such unexplained objects continued to occupy the minds of fascinated readers. Why, wonders Thomas Bullard, don't such persistent sightings command more urgent attention from scientists, scholars, and mainstream journalists? The answer, in part, lies in Bullard's wide-ranging magisterial survey of the mysterious, frustrating, and ever-evolving phenomenon that refuses to go away and our collective efforts to understand it. In his trailblazing book, Bullard views those efforts through the lens of mythmaking, discovering what UFO accounts tell us about ourselves, our beliefs, and the possibility of visitors from beyond. Bullard shows how ongoing grassroots interest in UFOs stems both from actual personal experiences and from a cultural mythology that defines such encounters as somehow "alien"—and how it views relentless official denial as a part of conspiracy to hide the truth. He also describes how UFOs have catalyzed the evolution of a new but highly fractured belief system that borrows heavily from the human past and mythic themes and which UFO witnesses and researchers use to make sense of such phenomena and our place in the cosmos. Bullard's book takes in the whole spectrum of speculations on alien visitations and abductions, magically advanced technologies, governmental conspiracies, varieties of religious salvation, apocalyptic fears, and other paranormal experiences. Along the way, Bullard investigates how UFOs have inspired books, movies, and television series; blurred the boundaries between science, science fiction, and religion; and crowded the Internet with websites and discussion groups. From the patches of this crazy quilt, he posits evidence that a genuine phenomenon seems to exist outside the myth. Enormously erudite and endlessly engaging, Bullard's study is a sky watcher's guide to the studies, stories, and debates that this elusive subject has inspired. It shows that, despite all the competing interests and errors clouding the subject, there is substance beneath the clutter, a genuinely mysterious phenomenon that deserves attention as more than a myth. "Echoes Hynek in holding that [UFOs] point to an aspect of the natural world not yet explored by science."—London Review of Books "Seldom has there been such a careful and exhaustive cataloguing of UFOs as historic, modern, spiritual, cultural, and pop myth." —Fortean Times 
Price: 33.20 USD
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5 BULLARD, THOMAS E. The Myth And Mystery Of Ufos.
University Press of Kansas, Lawrence: 2016. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
When United Airlines workers reported a UFO at O'Hare Airport in November 2006, it was met with the typical denials and hush-up that usually accompany such sightings. But when a related story broke the record for hits at the Chicago Tribune's website, it was clear that such unexplained objects continued to occupy the minds of fascinated readers. Why, wonders Thomas Bullard, don't such persistent sightings command more urgent attention from scientists, scholars, and mainstream journalists? The answer, in part, lies in Bullard's wide-ranging magisterial survey of the mysterious, frustrating, and ever-evolving phenomenon that refuses to go away and our collective efforts to understand it. In his trailblazing book, Bullard views those efforts through the lens of mythmaking, discovering what UFO accounts tell us about ourselves, our beliefs, and the possibility of visitors from beyond. Bullard shows how ongoing grassroots interest in UFOs stems both from actual personal experiences and from a cultural mythology that defines such encounters as somehow "alien"—and how it views relentless official denial as a part of conspiracy to hide the truth. He also describes how UFOs have catalyzed the evolution of a new but highly fractured belief system that borrows heavily from the human past and mythic themes and which UFO witnesses and researchers use to make sense of such phenomena and our place in the cosmos. Bullard's book takes in the whole spectrum of speculations on alien visitations and abductions, magically advanced technologies, governmental conspiracies, varieties of religious salvation, apocalyptic fears, and other paranormal experiences. Along the way, Bullard investigates how UFOs have inspired books, movies, and television series; blurred the boundaries between science, science fiction, and religion; and crowded the Internet with websites and discussion groups. From the patches of this crazy quilt, he posits evidence that a genuine phenomenon seems to exist outside the myth. Enormously erudite and endlessly engaging, Bullard's study is a sky watcher's guide to the studies, stories, and debates that this elusive subject has inspired. It shows that, despite all the competing interests and errors clouding the subject, there is substance beneath the clutter, a genuinely mysterious phenomenon that deserves attention as more than a myth. "Echoes Hynek in holding that [UFOs] point to an aspect of the natural world not yet explored by science."—London Review of Books "Seldom has there been such a careful and exhaustive cataloguing of UFOs as historic, modern, spiritual, cultural, and pop myth." —Fortean Times 
Price: 25.60 USD
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6 CALLAHAN, DAVID. The Cheating Culture: Why More Americans Are Doing Wrong To Get Ahead.
Harcourt, Inc., Orlando: 2004. 0156030055 / 9780156030052 s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Analyzing the latest scandals, this book takes us on a tour of cheating in America and makes a powerful case for why it matters. 
Price: 12.83 USD
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7 CALLAHAN, DAVID. The Moral Center.
Harcourt, Inc., Orlando: 2006. 0151011516 / 9780151011513 Uncorrected Proof. s Softcover. Very good condition. Uncorrected Proof. 
This book argues that the problems for most Americans are not abortion or gay marriage but selfishness that is careening out of control, the effects of our violent and consumerist culture on children and our lack of a greater purpose. 
Price: 1401.25 USD
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8 CONBOY, KENNETH; MORRISON, JAMES. The Cia's Secret War In Tibet.
University Press of Kansas, Lawrence: . s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Defiance against Chinese oppression has been a defining characteristic of Tibetan life for more than four decades, symbolized most visibly by the much revered Dalai Lama. But the story of Tibetan resistance weaves a far richer tapestry than anyone might have imagined. Kenneth Conboy and James Morrison reveal how America's Central Intelligence Agency encouraged Tibet's revolt against China—and eventually came to control its fledgling resistance movement. They provide the first comprehensive, as well as most compelling account of this little known agency enterprise. The CIA's Secret War in Tibet takes readers from training camps in the Colorado Rockies to the scene of clandestine operations in the Himalayas, chronicling the agency's help in securing the Dalai Lama's safe passage to India and subsequent initiation of one of the most remote covert campaigns of the Cold War. Conboy and Morrison provide previously unreported details about secret missions undertaken in extraordinarily harsh conditions. Their book greatly expands on previous memoirs by CIA officials by putting virtually every major agency participant on record with details of clandestine operations. It also calls as witnesses the people who managed and fought in the program—including Tibetan and Nepalese agents, Indian intelligence officers, and even mission aircrews. Conboy and Morrison take pains to tell the story from all perspectives, particularly that of the former Tibetan guerrillas, many of whom have gone on record here for the first time. The authors also tell how Tibet led America and India to become secret partners over the course of several presidential administrations and cite dozens of Indian and Tibetan intelligence documents directly related to these covert operations. As the movement for Tibetan liberation continues to attract international support, Tibet's status remains a contentious issue in both Washington and Beijing. This book takes readers inside a covert war fought with Tibetan blood and U.S. sponsorship and allows us to better understand the true nature of that controversy. 
Price: 23.70 USD
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9 COOLSAET, RIK. Al-qaeda: The Myth: The Root Causes Of International Terrorism And How To Tackle Them.
University Press of New England: . s Softcover. Brand new book. 
In this passionately argued monograph, Rik Coolsaet begins by observing that terrorism is as old as mankind itself. It is part of all ages, continents and persuasions. But today we experience angst, a deep-seated fear of a hydraheaded monster, constantly changing and adapting, always catching its opponents off guard. Do we have today's monster's name right? Is al- Qaeda our invisible enemy? Today's al-Qaeda, Coolsaet says, no longer represents the global disciplined and centralized terrorist organization it once was. It is a unifying flag, a loosely connected body of home-grown terror groups and even freelance jihadists. Today's international terrorism is born of neither religion nor poverty. Al-Qaeda today is merely a cloak of patchy discontent. Coolsaet explains how terrorism is bred by marginalization - as was so often the case in the past. It is a symptom of a society gone awry. When a world changes too rapidly in too many dimensions at once, it causes - rightly or wrongly - large groups of people, nations or countries to feel excluded. And it is precisely this which constitutes the breeding ground for extremist splinter groups searching for a way to justify their acts of terror. To win the war against terrorism, Coolsaet argues, two goals must be pursued at the same time: a common struggle against the terrorists and a political effort that focuses on the discontent and feelings of exclusion harbored by a vast and populous section of the world. In past waves of international terrorism, when hope was offered, terrorism died out. 
Price: 14.01 USD
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10 CORNING, PETER. The Fair Society: The Science Of Human Nature And The Pursuit Of Social Justice.
University of Chicago Press, Chicago and London: 2012. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
We've been told, again and again, that life is unfair. But what if we're wrong simply to resign ourselves to this situation? What if we have the power—and more, the duty—to change society for the better? We do. And our very nature inclines us to do so. That's the provocative argument Peter Corning makes in The Fair Society. Drawing on the evidence from our evolutionary history and the emergent science of human nature, Corning shows that we have an innate sense of fairness. While these impulses can easily be subverted by greed and demagoguery, they can also be harnessed for good. Corning brings together the latest findings from the behavioral and biological sciences to help us understand how to move beyond the Madoffs and Enrons in our midst in order to lay the foundation for a new social contract—a Biosocial Contract built on a deep understanding of human nature and a commitment to fairness. He then proposes a sweeping set of economic and political reforms based on three principles of fairness—equality, equity, and reciprocity—that together could transform our society and our world. At this crisis point for capitalism, Corning reveals that the proper response to bank bailouts and financial chicanery isn't to get mad—it's to get fair. 
Price: 16.15 USD
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11 COUNCIL ON ECONOMIC PRIORITIES. Star Wars: The Economic Fallout.
Ballinger Publishing Company, Cambridge: 1971. 0887301622 / 9780887301629 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Reading copy.Title page and surrounding pages have been ripped out. Front cover is bumped at the bottom edge. 

Price: 4.61 USD
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12 DOIG, JAMESON W. Empire On The Hudson: Entrepreneurial Vision And Political Power At The Port Of New York Authority.
Columbia University Press, New York: . s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Revered and reviled in almost equal amounts since its inception, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has been responsible for creating and maintaining much of New York and New Jersey's transportation infrastructure—the things that make the region work. Doig traces the evolution of the Port Authority from the battles leading to its creation in 1921 through its conflicts with the railroads and its expansion to build bridges and tunnels for motor vehicles. Chronicling the adroit maneuvers that led the Port Authority to take control of the region's airports and seaport operations, build the largest bus terminal in the nation, and construct the World Trade Center, Doig reveals the rise to power of one of the world's largest specialized regional governments. This definitive history of the Port Authority underscores the role of several key players—Austin Tobin, the obscure lawyer who became Executive Director and a true "power broker" in the bi-state region, Julius Henry Cohen, general counsel of the Port Authority for its first twenty years, and Othmar H. Ammann, the Swiss engineer responsible for the George Washington Bridge, the Bayonne and Goethels bridges, the Outerbridge Crossing, and the Lincoln Tunnel. Today, with public works projects stalled by community opposition in almost every village and city, the story of how the Port Authority managed to create an empire on the Hudson offers lessons for citizens and politicians everywhere. 
Price: 38.00 USD
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13 DOIG, JAMESON W. Empire On The Hudson: Entrepreneurial Vision And Political Power At The Port Of New York Authority.
Columbia University Press, New York: . h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Revered and reviled in almost equal amounts since its inception, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has been responsible for creating and maintaining much of New York and New Jersey's transportation infrastructure—the things that make the region work. Doig traces the evolution of the Port Authority from the battles leading to its creation in 1921 through its conflicts with the railroads and its expansion to build bridges and tunnels for motor vehicles. Chronicling the adroit maneuvers that led the Port Authority to take control of the region's airports and seaport operations, build the largest bus terminal in the nation, and construct the World Trade Center, Doig reveals the rise to power of one of the world's largest specialized regional governments. This definitive history of the Port Authority underscores the role of several key players—Austin Tobin, the obscure lawyer who became Executive Director and a true "power broker" in the bi-state region, Julius Henry Cohen, general counsel of the Port Authority for its first twenty years, and Othmar H. Ammann, the Swiss engineer responsible for the George Washington Bridge, the Bayonne and Goethels bridges, the Outerbridge Crossing, and the Lincoln Tunnel. Today, with public works projects stalled by community opposition in almost every village and city, the story of how the Port Authority managed to create an empire on the Hudson offers lessons for citizens and politicians everywhere. 
Price: 104.50 USD
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14 DOTY, ROXANNE LYNN. The Law Into Their Own Hands: Immigration And The Politics Of Exceptionalism.
University of Arizona Press, Tucson: . s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Border security and illegal immigration along the U.S.-Mexico border are hotly debated issues in contemporary society. The emergence of civilian vigilante groups, such as the Minutemen, at the border is the most recent social phenomenon to contribute new controversy to the discussion. The Law Into Their Own Hands looks at the contemporary nativist, anti-immigrant movement in the United States today. Doty examines the social and political contexts that have enabled these civilian groups to flourish and gain legitimacy amongst policy makers and the public. The sentiments underlying the vigilante movement both draw upon and are channeled through a diverse range of organizations whose messages are often reinforced by the media. Taking action when they believe official policy is lacking, groups ranging from elements of the religious right to anti-immigrant groups to white supremacists have created a social movement. Doty seeks to alert us to the consequences related to this growing movement and to the restructuring of our society. She maintains that with immigrants being considered as enemies and denied basic human rights, it is irresponsible of both citizens and policy makers to treat this complicated issue as a simple black or white reality. In this solid and theoretically grounded look at contemporary, post-9/11 border vigilantism, the author observes the dangerous and unproductive manner in which private citizens seek to draw firm and uncompromising lines between who is worthy of inclusion in our society and who is not. 
Price: 18.95 USD
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15 DULLES, JOHN FOSTER. War Or Peace.
The Macmillan Company, New York: 1950. First Printing. s Softcover. Reading copy. 
On the basis of his wide experience and intimate firsthand knowledge, Dulles analyzes the situation of the world, emphasizing the importance of resolution, strength and cool judgment in facing the Russian threat. Includes an index. 
Price: 15.91 USD
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16 ECO, UMBERTO; MCEWEN, ALASTAIR (TRANSLATION). Turning Back The Clock: Hot Wars And Media Populism.
Harcourt, Inc., Orlando: 2007. 0151013519 / 9780151013517 Uncorrected Proof. s Softcover. Good condition. 
The time: 2000 to 2005, the years of neoconservatism, terrorism, the twenty-four-hour news cycle, the ascension of Bush, Blair, and Berlusconi, and the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq. Umberto Eco's response is a provocative, passionate, and witty series of essays—which originally appeared in the Italian newspapers La Repubblica and L'Espresso—that leaves no slogan unexamined, no innovation unexposed. What led us into this age of hot wars and media populism, and how was it sold to us as progress? Eco discusses such topics as racism, mythology, the European Union, rhetoric, the Middle East, technology, September 11, medieval Latin, television ads, globalization, Harry Potter, anti-Semitism, logic, the Tower of Babel, intelligent design, Italian street demonstrations, fundamentalism, The Da Vinci Code, and magic and magical thinking. The famous author and respected scholar shows his practical, engaged side: an intellectual involved in events both local and global, a man concerned about taste, politics, education, ethics, and where our troubled world is headed. 
Price: 9.98 USD
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17 FINNEGAN, WILLIAM. Cold New World: Growing Up In A Harder County.
Random House, New York: 1998. 0679448705 / 9780679448709 Second Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
In this groundbreaking work of social journalism, a spotlight is cast on a population we find it easy, or convenient to overlook. "While the national economy has been growing, the economic prospects of most Americans have been dimming," William Finnegan writes. "A new American class structure is being born - one that is harsher, in many ways, than the one it is replacing. Some people are thriving in it, of course. This book is about some families who are not. More particularly, it's about their children who are teenagers and young adults, about their lives and times, how they speak and act as they try to find their way in this cold new world." Includes an Index. "For years, Bill Finnegan, a masterful reporter, has immersed himself in the world of the young and the lost. The report he brings from four corners of the country, four desperate corners, will tell you more about the drug problem and more about what ails America than any other book I know if. Cold New World is chilling and dark, but it also vibrates with life." - David Remnick 
Price: 13.16 USD
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18 FISHER, LOUIS. The Constitution And 9/11: Recurring Threats To America's Freedoms.
University Press of Kansas: . s Softcover. Brand new book. 
The announced purpose of U.S. antiterrorist policies after 9/11 was to bring democracy and the rule of law to the Middle East. At home, those values were regularly threatened by illegal, unconstitutional, secret, and unaccountable programs. The Bush administration claimed that terrorists hate America for its freedoms, yet its actions jeopardized those freedoms and brought the reputation of the United States lower in the eyes of the world. Government surveillance. Suspension of habeas corpus. Secret tribunals. Most Americans would recognize these controversial topics from today's headlines. Unfortunately, as Louis Fisher reminds us, such violations of freedom have been with us throughout our history—and continue to threaten the Constitution and the rights that it protects. Distilling more than two centuries of history into a panoramic and compelling narrative, Fisher chronicles the longstanding tension between protecting our constitutional rights and safeguarding national security, from the Whiskey Rebellion to the McCarthy hearings to George W. Bush's "War on Terror." Along the way, he raises crucial questions regarding our democracy's ongoing tug-of-war between secrecy and transparency, between expediency and morality, and between legal double-talk and the true rule of law. Fisher focuses especially on how the Bush administration's responses to 9/11 have damaged our constitutional culture and values, threatened individual liberties, and challenged the essential nature of our government's system of checks and balances. His close analysis of five topics—the resurrection of military tribunals, the Guantanamo detainees, the state secrets privilege, NSA surveillance, and extraordinary rendition—places into sharp relief the gradual but relentless erosion of fundamental rights along with an enormous expansion and concentration of presidential power in the post-9/11 era. For Fisher, the Constitution's strength as a guarantor of freedom and rights is only as sound and reliable as our own commitment to the values it describes. Each generation of Americans is asked in essence: do you want a republic or a monarchy? Benjamin Franklin, of course, famously responded: "A republic, if you can keep it." Fisher's book reminds us of the political principles we need to rediscover to keep our nation free. 
Price: 18.95 USD
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19 FRIEDMAN, THOMAS L. Longitudes And Attitudes: Exploring The World After September 11.
Farrar, Straus & Giroux, New York: 2002. 0374190666 / 9780374190668 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Like New. 
Presents an incisive commentary on the most momentous news story of our time, as well as a diary of his private experiences and reflkections during his post-September 11t1 travels. Updated for this new paperback edition, with his thoughts on the continuing war against terrorism, the destruction of Saddam Hussein's regime in Iraq, and the broader threats and challenges that remain for America and the world. Longitudes and Attitudes is a widely influential work from our most trusted observer of the international scene. 
Price: 9.26 USD
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20 GHAZVINIAN, JOHN. Untapped: The Scramble For Africa's Oil.
Harcourt, Inc., Orlando: 2007. 0151011389 / 9780151011384 Uncorrected Proof. s Softcover. Good condition. 
Although Africa has long been known to be rich in oil, extracting it hadn't seemed worth the effort and risk until recently. But with the price of Middle Eastern crude oil skyrocketing and advancing technology making reserves easier to tap, the region has become the scene of a competition between major powers that recalls the nineteenth-century scramble for colonization there. Already the United States imports more of its oil from Africa than from Saudi Arabia, and China, too, looks to the continent for its energy security. What does this giddy new oil boom mean—for America, for the world, for Africans themselves? To find out, John Ghazvinian traveled through twelve African countries—from Sudan to Congo to Angola—talking to warlords, industry executives, bandits, activists, priests, missionaries, oil-rig workers, scientists, and ordinary people whose lives have been transformed—not necessarily for the better—by the riches beneath their feet. The result is a high-octane narrative that reveals the challenges, obstacles, reasons for despair, and reasons for hope emerging from the world's newest energy hot spot. 
Price: 10.93 USD
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