ix, 406 pages ; 22 cm
  • Prologue: Forgotten conjunctures
  • Clearing a space : history's winners and their illusions
  • Loving oneself through others : progress and its contradictions
  • Losing my religion : Islam, secularism and revolution
  • Regaining my religion : I. Nationalism unbound; I I. Messianic visions
  • Finding true freedom and equality : the heritage of nihilism
  • Epilogue: Finding reality.
"One of our most important public intellectuals reveals the hidden history of our current global crisis. How can we explain the origins of the great wave of paranoid hatreds that seem inescapable in our close-knit world--from American shooters and ISIS to Donald Trump, from a rise in vengeful nationalism across the world to racism and misogyny on social media? In Age of Anger, Pankaj Mishra answers our bewilderment by casting his gaze back to the eighteenth century before leading us to the present. He shows that as the world became modern, those who were unable to enjoy its promises--of freedom, stability and prosperity--were increasingly susceptible to demagogues. The many who came late to this new world--or were left, or pushed, behind--reacted in horrifyingly similar ways: intense hatred of invented enemies, attempts to re-create an imaginary golden age, and self-empowerment through spectacular violence. It was from among the ranks of the disaffected that the militants of the 19th century arose--angry young men who became cultural nationalists in Germany, messianic revolutionaries in Russia, bellicose chauvinists in Italy, and anarchist terrorists internationally. Today, just as then, the wide embrace of mass politics and technology and the pursuit of wealth and individualism have cast many more billions adrift in a literally demoralized world, uprooted from tradition but still far from modernity--with the same terrible results. Making startling connections and comparisons, Age of Anger is a book of immense urgency and profound argument. It is a history of our present predicament unlike any other"-- Provided by publisher.
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xiv, 365 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : maps, illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Preface: The boys at Opana
  • An end, a beginning
  • Hitokappu's secret
  • The Admiral Chief of the Pacific Fleet
  • Betty
  • It doesn't mean us
  • Machine gun short
  • Ambassador Joe and President Frank
  • Their mail, opened and read
  • The talents of Nippon
  • The ships that were not there
  • The smoke of secrets
  • A time to look
  • Out of their depth
  • Your Majesty
  • Dinner at the Halekulani
  • From the vacant sea.
A fascinating look at the twelve days leading up to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor-the warnings, clues and missteps-by a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter.In Washington, DC, in late November 1941, admirals compose the most ominous message in Navy history to warn Hawaii of possible danger, but they write it too vaguely. They think precautions are being taken, but never check to see if they are. A key intelligence officer wants more warnings sent, but he is on the losing end of a bureaucratic battle and can't get the message out. American sleuths have pierced Japan's most vital diplomatic code, and Washington believes it has a window on the enemy's soul-but it does not. In a small office at Pearl Harbor, overlooking the battleships at the heart of America's seafaring power, the Commander of the Pacific Fleet tries to figure out how much danger he really faces. His intelligence unit has lost track of Japan's biggest aircraft carriers, but assumes they are resting in a port far away. The admiral thinks Pearl is too shallow for torpedoes, so he never puts up a barrier. As he frets, a Japanese spy is counting the warships in the harbor and reporting to Tokyo. There were false assumptions, and racist ones: The Japanese aren't very good aviators and they don't have the nerve or the skill to attempt a strike so far from their home. There were misunderstandings, conflicting desires, painful choices. And there was a naval officer who, on his very first mission as captain of his very first ship, did exactly the right thing. His warning could have averted disaster, but his superiors reacted too leisurely. Japanese planes arrived moments later. Twomey's telescoping of the twelve days leading to the attack unravels the crucial characters and moments, and produces an edge-of-your seat drama with fascinating details about America at this moment in its history. By the end, the reader understands how assumption is the root of disaster, and how sometimes a gamble pays off.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781476776507 20161228
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viii, 299 p. : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • The legacy of the civil war of 1918 in Finland / Risto Alapuro
  • "A nation once again"? Electoral competition and the reconstruction of national identity after the Irish civil war, 1922-1923 / Bill Kissane
  • State, nation, and violence in Spanish civil war reconstruction / Michael Richards
  • Enemies of the nation, a nation of enemies : the long Greek civil war / Riki van Boeschoten
  • Political contention and the reconstruction of Greek identity in Cyprus, 1960-2003 / Chares Demetriou
  • Under (re)construction : the state, the production of identity, and the countryside in the Kurdistan region in Turkey / Joost Jongerden
  • Ethnicity pays : the political economy of postconflict nationalism in Bosnia-Herzegovina / Denisa Kostovicova and Vesna Bojicic-Dzelilovic
  • Nationalism and beyond : memory and identity in postwar Kosovo/Kosova / Ruth Seifert
  • Reconstruction without reconciliation : is Northern Ireland a "model"? / James Hughes.
Civil war inevitably causes shifts in state boundaries, demographics, systems of rule, and the bases of legitimate authority-many of the markers of national identity. Yet a shared sense of nationhood is as important to political reconciliation as the reconstruction of state institutions and economic security. After Civil War compares reconstruction projects in Bosnia, Cyprus, Finland, Greece, Kosovo, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, Spain, and Turkey in order to explore how former combatants and their supporters learn to coexist as one nation in the aftermath of ethnopolitical or ideological violence. After Civil War synthesizes research on civil wars, reconstruction, and nationalism to show how national identity is reconstructed over time in different cultural and socioeconomic contexts, in strong nation-states as well as those with a high level of international intervention. Chapters written by anthropologists, historians, political scientists, and sociologists examine the relationships between reconstruction and reconciliation, the development of new party systems after war, and how globalization affects the processes of peacebuilding. After Civil War thus provides a comprehensive, comparative perspective to a wide span of recent political history, showing postconflict articulations of national identity can emerge in the long run within conducive institutional contexts. Contributors: Risto Alapuro, Vesna Bojicic-Dzelilovic, Chares Demetriou, James Hughes, Joost Jongerden, Bill Kissane, Denisa Kostovicova, Michael Richards, Ruth Seifert, Riki van Boeschoten.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780812246520 20160617
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865 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
  • Early camps
  • The SS camp system
  • Expansion
  • War
  • Mass extermination
  • Holocaust
  • Anus mundi
  • Economics and extermination
  • Camps unbound
  • Impossible choices
  • Death or freedom.
"Wachsmann offers an ... integrated account of the Nazi concentration camps from their inception in 1933 through their demise, seventy years ago, in the spring of 1945. The Third Reich has been studied in more depth than virtually any other period in history, and yet until now there has been no history of the camp system that tells the full story of its broad development and the everyday experiences of its inhabitants, both perpetrators and victims, and all those living in what Primo Levi called 'the gray zone'"--
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xvi, 275 pages ; 25 cm
Western struggles--and failures--to create functioning states in countries such as Iraq or Afghanistan have inspired questions about whether statebuilding projects are at all viable, or whether they make the lives of their intended beneficiaries better or worse. In this groundbreaking book, Oliver Richmond asks why statebuilding has been so hard to achieve, and argues that a large part of the problem has been Westerners' failure to understand or engage with what local peoples actually want and need. He interrogates the liberal peacebuilding industry, asking what it assumes, what it is getting wrong, and how it could be more effective.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780300175318 20160617
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305 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Part one. The three and a half revolutions
  • Thomas Hobbes and the rise of the nation-state
  • John Stuart Mill and the liberal state
  • Beatrice Webb and the welfare state
  • Milton Friedman's Paradise lost
  • Part two. From the west to the east. The seven deadly Sins--and one great virtue--of California government
  • The Asian alternative
  • Part three. The winds of change. The place where the future happened first
  • Fixing Leviathan
  • What is the State for?
  • Conclusion: The democratic deficit.
"From the bestselling authors of The Right Nation, a visionary argument that our current crisis in government is nothing less than the fourth radical transition in the history of the nation-state. Dysfunctional government: It's become a cliche. And most of us are resigned to the fact that nothing is ever going to change. As John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge show us, that is a seriously limited view of things. In fact, there have been three great revolutions in government in the history of the modern world. The West has led these revolutions, but now we are in the midst of a fourth revolution, and it is Western government that is in danger of being left behind. Now, things really are different. The West's debt load is unsustainable. The developing world has harvested the low-hanging fruits. Industrialization has transformed all the peasant economies it had left to transform, and the toxic side effects of rapid developing world growth are adding to the bill. From Washington to Detroit, from Brasilia to New Delhi, there is a dual crisis of political legitimacy and political effectiveness. The Fourth Revolution crystallizes the scope of the crisis and points forward to our future.The authors enjoy extraordinary access to influential figures and forces the world over, and the book is a global tour of the innovators in how power is to be wielded. The age of big government is over; the age of smart government has begun. Many of the ideas the authors discuss seem outlandish now, but the center of gravity is moving quickly. This tour drives home a powerful argument: that countries' success depends overwhelmingly on their ability to reinvent the state. And that much of the West--and particularly the United States--is failing badly in its task. China is making rapid progress with government reform at the same time as America is falling badly behind. Washington is gridlocked, and America is in danger of squandering its huge advantages from its powerful economy because of failing government. And flailing democracies like India look enviously at China's state-of-the-art airports and expanding universities. The race to get government right is not just a race of efficiency. It is a race to see which political values will triumph in the twenty-first century--the liberal values of democracy and liberty or the authoritarian values of command and control. The stakes could not be higher"-- Provided by publisher.
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LAW-1037-01, LAW-1037-01
xxxii, 871 pages, 8 leaves of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • The placenta of the crisis
  • Enduring the crisis
  • Surviving the crisis
  • Confronting the crisis
  • Beyond the crisis.
Revolutions, droughts, famines, invasions, wars, regicides - the calamities of the mid-seventeenth century were not only unprecedented, they were agonisingly widespread. A global crisis extended from England to Japan, and from the Russian Empire to sub-Saharan Africa. North and South America, too, suffered turbulence. The distinguished historian Geoffrey Parker examines first-hand accounts of men and women throughout the world describing what they saw and suffered during a sequence of political, economic and social crises that stretched from 1618 to the 1680s. Parker's demonstration of the link between climate change and worldwide catastrophe 350 years ago stands as an extraordinary historical achievement.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780300208634 20160618
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x, 373 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Prologue: Reparations and my family
  • Financial pain
  • The limits of therapy : narratives of reparation and psychopathology
  • The will to record and the claim to suffering : reparations, archives, and the international tracing service
  • Canada
  • Children of survivors : the "second generation" in storytelling, tourism, and photography
  • Compensation for settler colonialism : aftermaths and "dark teleology".
In a landmark process that transformed global reparations after the Holocaust, Germany created the largest sustained redress program in history, amounting to more than $60 billion. When human rights violations are presented primarily in material terms, acknowledging an indemnity claim becomes one way for a victim to be recognized. At the same time, indemnifications provoke a number of difficult questions about how suffering and loss can be measured: How much is an individual life worth? How much or what kind of violence merits compensation? What is "financial pain, " and what does it mean to monetize "concentration camp survivor syndrome"? Susan Slyomovics explores this and other compensation programs, both those past and those that might exist in the future, through the lens of anthropological and human rights discourse. How to account for variation in German reparations and French restitution directed solely at Algerian Jewry for Vichy-era losses? Do crimes of colonialism merit reparations? How might reparations models apply to the modern-day conflict in Israel and Palestine? The author points to the examples of her grandmother and mother, Czechoslovakian Jews who survived the Auschwitz, Plaszow, and Markkleeberg camps together but disagreed about applying for the post-World War II Wiedergutmachung ("to make good again") reparation programs. Slyomovics maintains that we can use the legacies of German reparations to reconsider approaches to reparations in the future, and the result is an investigation of practical implications, complicated by the difficult legal, ethnographic, and personal questions that reparations inevitably prompt.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780812246063 20160613
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xii, 233 pages ; 23 cm
  • Introduction: The Great War and veterans' internationalism / Julia Eichenberg and John Paul Newman
  • René Cassin and the victory of French citizen-soldiers / Antoine Prost
  • 'The legion that sailed but never went' : the British Legion and the Munich Crisis of 1938 / Niall Barr
  • Well-armed internationalism : American veteran organizations and the crafting of an "associated" veterans' internationalism, 1919-1939 / Stephen R. Ortiz
  • Polish eagles and peace doves : Polish veterans between nationalism and internationalism / Julia Eichenberg
  • Allied Yugoslavia : Serbian Great War veterans and their internationalist ties / John Paul Newman
  • Social benefits and the rhetoric of peace in Czechoslovak veteran organizations / Natali Stegmann
  • German veterans' associations and the culture of peace : the case of the Reichsbanner / William Mulligan
  • The Italian Associazione Nazionale Mutilati e Invalidi di Guerra and its international liaisons in the post Great War era / Martina Salvante
  • International veterans' organizations and the promotion of disarmament between the two world wars / Thomas Richard Davies
  • Beyond cultures of victory and cultures of defeat? Inter-war veteran internationalism / John Horne
  • Annex: Meetings of the International Veterans' Movement.
After the Great War, Veterans were a new transnational mass phenomenon. Their status raised a number of new questions about the presence of ex-soldiers in society, their entitlement in terms of welfare (pensions, disability benefits, etc), and their role in politics and on the international stage. This volume sets national expertise within a transnational framework. It shows traditions of internationalism and of commitment to international institutions among former soldiers that even survived into the post-1945 world. The volume discusses extent and impact of international veterans' organisations such as CIAMAC and FIDAC and draws out important comparative points between well-researched and documented movements (i.e. France, Britain, Germany) and those that are less well-known. Certainly in terms of geography, the project will show that these cultures did not exclude any part of formerly belligerent Europe, and that 'fraternal links' between veterans branched out across the continent and beyond. The volume explores these transformations in the memory of war and the identity of veterans in the interwar period throughout Europe and the wider world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137281616 20160618
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xix, 738 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., port. ; 24 cm.
  • Mr. Hammarskjöld
  • Steep Swedish hills
  • You asked for burdens
  • The fire of clear eyes : 1950-1952
  • Monastic enough?
  • Possibility never touched upon
  • This little republic
  • A swarm of ideas
  • It takes life to love life
  • Un chinois aux yeux bleus
  • Causal chains
  • Unrighteous shooting wars
  • Into all corners of the earth
  • Face the cold winds
  • Like fighting an avalanche
  • Have mercy upon our efforts
  • Far away a heart stops
  • Afterword: The spirit in public life.
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xxviii, 186 pages ; 21 cm.
  • The future of China
  • The future of the United States
  • The future of U.S.-China relations
  • The future of India
  • The future of Islamic extremism
  • The future of national economic growth
  • The future of geopolitics and globalization
  • The future of democracy
  • How Lee Kuan Yew thinks
  • Conclusion.
When Lee Kuan Yew speaks, presidents, prime ministers, diplomats, and CEOs listen. Lee, the founding father of modern Singapore and its prime minister from 1959 to 1990, has honed his wisdom during more than fifty years on the world stage. Almost single-handedly responsible for transforming Singapore into a Western-style economic success, he offers a unique perspective on the geopolitics of East and West. American presidents from Richard Nixon to Barack Obama have welcomed him to the White House; British prime ministers from Margaret Thatcher to Tony Blair have recognized his wisdom; and business leaders from Rupert Murdoch to Rex Tillerson, CEO of Exxon Mobil, have praised his accomplishments. This book gathers key insights from interviews, speeches, and Lee's voluminous published writings and presents them in an engaging question and answer format. Lee offers his assessment of China's future, asserting, among other things, that "China will want to share this century as co-equals with the U.S." He affirms the United States' position as the world's sole superpower but expresses dismay at the vagaries of its political system. He offers strategic advice for dealing with China and goes on to discuss India's future, Islamic terrorism, economic growth, geopolitics and globalization, and democracy. Lee does not pull his punches, offering his unvarnished opinions on multiculturalism, the welfare state, education, and the free market. This little book belongs on the reading list of every world leader -- including the one who takes the oath of office on January 20, 2013.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780262019125 20160612
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LAW-1037-01, LAW-1037-01
xxii, 454 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
  • Inception
  • Struggle
  • Victory
  • Aftermath.
When Hitler's armies occupied Italy in 1943, they also seized control of mankind's greatest cultural treasures. As they had done throughout Europe, the Nazis could now plunder the masterpieces of the Renaissance, the treasures of the Vatican, and the antiquities of the Roman Empire. On the eve of the Allied invasion, General Dwight Eisenhower empowered a new kind of soldier to protect these historic riches. In May 1944 two unlikely American heroes-artist Deane Keller and scholar Fred Hartt-embarked from Naples on the treasure hunt of a lifetime, tracking billions of dollars of missing art, including works by Michelangelo, Donatello, Titian, Caravaggio, and Botticelli. With the German army retreating up the Italian peninsula, orders came from the highest levels of the Nazi government to transport truckloads of art north across the border into the Reich. Standing in the way was General Karl Wolff, a top-level Nazi officer. As German forces blew up the magnificent bridges of Florence, General Wolff commandeered the great collections of the Uffizi Gallery and Pitti Palace, later risking his life to negotiate a secret Nazi surrender with American spymaster Allen Dulles. Brilliantly researched and vividly written, Saving Italy brings readers from Milan and the near destruction of The Last Supper to the inner sanctum of the Vatican and behind closed doors with the preeminent Allied and Axis leaders: Roosevelt, Eisenhower, and Churchill; Hitler, Goring, and Himmler. An unforgettable story of epic thievery and political intrigue, Saving Italy is a testament to heroism on behalf of art, culture, and history.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780393082418 20160611
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xxix, 250 p. ; 24 cm
  • Introduction:
  • On the evidence value of personal testimony / Selma Leydesdorff and Nanci Adler
  • Historicizing hate : testimonies and photos about the Holocaust trauma during the Hungarian post-WWII trials / Andrea Pető
  • The legacies of the Stali / Nanci Adler
  • "You don't believe me?" : truth and testimony in Cypriot refugee narratives / Helen Taylor
  • Between social and individual memory : being a Polish woman in a Stalinist prison / Anna Muller
  • "They didn't rape me" : traces of gendered violence and sexual injury in the testimonies of Spanish republican woman of the Franco dictatorship / Gina Herrmann
  • On testimony : the pain of speaking and speaking of pain / Srila Roy
  • Memories of Argentina's past over time : the memories of Tacuara / Maria Valeria Galván
  • History, memory, narrative : expressions of collective memory in the northern Cheyenne testimony / Sachiko Kawaura
  • Voices behind the mic : sport broadcasters, autobiography and competing narratives of the past / Richard Haynes
  • The "book of us" : will and community in South African land restitution / Christiaan Beyers
  • 'What may or not may not have happened in the past' : truth, lies and the refusal to witness indigenous Australian testimony / Kelly Butler
  • Individual desire or social duty? : the role of testimony in a restitution procedure : an inquiry into social practice / Nicole L. Immler.
In this volume, contributors present narratives and explore the way they influence the perception of the past. While acknowledging the debate about the validity of qualitative research based on narratives, this volume aims to illuminate how truth and evidence form part of a much wider debate on the representation of history. The volume includes the work of historians but the interdisciplinary nature of the contributions shows that the validity debate also applies to the broader fields of cultural studies, sociology, and other social sciences. The distinction between memory and testimony is a crucial theme. Memory, though selective, is the basis of testimony. Testimony provides an audience with information that becomes evidence of what was seen or experienced. Such evidence can form the basis of legal truth. Nanci Adler and Selma Leydesdorff divide the volume into three core sections: Official Testimony and Other "Facts and Evidence"; The Creation of New History and the Integration of Collective Memory in the Story of One's Self; and Claims Based on Narratives vs. Official History. After a comprehensive introduction by the editors, the volume offers twelve essays by leading scholars. This work is a new offering in Transaction's acclaimed Memory and Narrative series.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781412851657 20160612
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xi, 122 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 24 x 26 cm.
  • Introduction: Outside the frame : Bill Manbo's color photographs in context / Eric L. Muller
  • A youngster's life behind barbed wire / Bacon Sakatani
  • Camera in camp : Bill Manbo's vernacular scenes of Heart Mountain / Jasmine Alinder
  • Unexpected views of the internment / Lon Kurashige.
In 1942, Bill Manbo (1908-1992) and his family were forced from their Hollywood home into the Japanese American internment camp at Heart Mountain in Wyoming. While there, Manbo documented both the bleakness and beauty of his surroundings, using Kodachrome film, a technology then just seven years old, to capture community celebrations and to record his family's struggle to maintain a normal life under the harsh conditions of racial imprisonment. "Colors of Confinement" showcases sixty-five stunning images from this extremely rare collection of color photographs, presented along with three interpretive essays by leading scholars and a reflective, personal essay by a former Heart Mountain internee.The subjects of these haunting photos are the routine fare of an amateur photographer: parades, cultural events, people at play, Manbo's son. But the images are set against the backdrop of the barbed-wire enclosure surrounding the Heart Mountain Relocation Center and the dramatic expanse of Wyoming sky and landscape. The accompanying essays illuminate these scenes as they trace a tumultuous history unfolding just beyond the camera's lens, giving readers insight into Japanese American cultural life and the stark realities of life in the camps. Also contributing to the book are: Jasmine Alinder is associate professor of history at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where she coordinates the program in public history. In 2009 she published Moving Images: Photography and the Japanese American Incarceration (University of Illinois Press). She has also published articles and essays on photography and incarceration, including one on the work of contemporary photographer Patrick Nagatani in the newly released catalog Desire for Magic: Patrick Nagatani--Works, 1976-2006 (University of New Mexico Art Museum, 2009). She is currently working on a book on photography and the law. Lon Kurashige is associate professor of history and American studies and ethnicity at the University of Southern California. His scholarship focuses on racial ideologies, politics of identity, emigration and immigration, historiography, cultural enactments, and social reproduction, particularly as they pertain to Asians in the United States. His exploration of Japanese American assimilation and cultural retention, Japanese American Celebration and Conflict: A History of Ethnic Identity and Festival, 1934-1990 (University of California Press, 2002), won the History Book Award from the Association for Asian American Studies in 2004. He has published essays and reviews on the incarceration of Japanese Americans and has coedited with Alice Yang Murray an anthology of documents and essays, Major Problems in Asian American History (Cengage, 2003). Bacon Sakatani was born to immigrant Japanese parents in El Monte, California, twenty miles east of Los Angeles, in 1929. From the first through the fifth grade, he attended a segregated school for Hispanics and Japanese. Shortly after Pearl Harbor, his family was confined at Pomona Assembly Center and then later transferred to the Heart Mountain Relocation Center in Wyoming. When the war ended in 1945, his family relocated to Idaho and then returned to California. He graduated from Mount San Antonio Community College. Soon after the Korean War began, he served with the U.S. Army Engineers in Korea. He held a variety of jobs but learned computer programming and retired from that career in 1992. He has been active in Heart Mountain camp activities and with the Japanese American Korean War Veterans.
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372 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction
  • Looting and murder
  • The pirate state
  • Deadly games and useful idiots
  • Real spies, real victims
  • Spycraft : fact and fiction
  • Spies like us
  • The new illegals
  • The cockpit of Europe
  • Between the hammer and the anvil
  • The upside down world
  • The traitor's tale
  • Conclusion.
A senior Economist writer argues that the Kremlin's spymasters have excelled in their field beyond the capabilities of their Western-world adversaries, tracing the story behind the 2010 deportation of Anna Chapman while analyzing triumphs and disasters in Western intelligence throughout the Cold War as revealed by a leading Russian NATO spy.
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xiv, 354 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Introduction -- 2. Connections: Two Kahns, two bombings -- 3. Radicalization: Europe's Angry Muslims Up Close -- 4. The European web of jihad networks -- 5. The road was paved with good intentions -- 6. The Europeans from Mars: a "French Intifida"? -- 7. Assimilation and Terror: An Anatomy -- 8. European racism: the bigotry that dares not speak its name? -- 9. Where the One-Eyed Man is King -- 10. The Danish Cartoon Controversy-- large events and small beginnings -- 11. WHAT IS BEING DONE -- 12. Solutions.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195328974 20160609
The London and Madrid bombings, the French riots, the uproar over the Danish Muhammad cartoons, foiled plots at Heathrow Airport, in Frankfurt Germany and Copenhagen-these events all underscore the volatile relationship between Muslims and their European hosts. Who are these angry Muslims? How did so many come to Europe? Covering eight countries and thirty cities, but focusing on Britain and France, Europe's Angry Muslims provides an authoritative and engaging account of how Islam came to 20th century Europe and altered the continent's cultural, political, and security landscape. This balanced book combines first hand reporting, based on interviews of former radicals, scrutiny of court records, historical background, and cutting-edge analysis to capture the complex phenomenon of European Islam. Leiken cites actual speeches and testimony from radical imams such as Abu Hamza, now under arrest. The author takes us to the streets of East London where veiled women shop in medieval market stalls, where arranged marriages are standard, and jihad videos available under the counter. We visit the Paris housing projects after the French riots of autumn 2005, with a local hero, a sincere Muslim and ex-rapper. Perhaps most important, the book describes how good intentions and bottom lines, cheap labor and cheap grace paved the road to terror and social dislocation. It unravels the connections, real and imagined, between immigration and terrorism. In charting the path of radical Islam into Europe, the book examines how home grown terrorists linked up with radical mentors, deepening and reconfiguring the "clash of civilizations" debate. Europe's Angry Muslims is the first book to provide an in-depth look at the emerging Islamic threat in Europe in an objective and comprehensive way, combining sharp-eyed reportage with a provocative, engaging narrative.
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xviii, 669 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Evangelists of human progress meet their opposite in Matthew White's epic examination of history's one hundred most violent events, or, in White's piquant phrasing, "the numbers that people want to argue about." Reaching back to 480 BCE's second Persian War, White moves chronologically through history to this century's war in the Congo and devotes chapters to each event, where he surrounds hard facts (time and place) and succinct takeaways (who usually gets the blame?) with lively military, social, and political histories. With the eye of a seasoned statistician, White assigns each entry a ranking based on body count, and in doing so he gives voice to the suffering of ordinary people that, inexorably, has defined every historical epoch. By turns droll, insightful, matter-of-fact, and ultimately sympathetic to those who died, The Great Big Book of Horrible Things gives readers a chance to reach their own conclusions while offering a stark reminder of the darkness of the human heart.
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xiv, 383 p., [8] p. of plates : ill ; 25 cm.
  • Preface: The arc of intervention
  • Prologue: Peacekeeper, peacemaker
  • Independence : African beginnings
  • Promises to keep : Somalia, Rwanda, Bosnia, and the trials of peacekeeping in a world of civil war
  • Sovereignty and human rights : Kosovo, East Timor, Darfur, and the responsibility to protect
  • A peoples' United Nations : reforming global governance and restoring the rule of law
  • The fate of the continent : Africa's wars, Africa's peace
  • Redefining human security : the global fight against poverty and the millennium development goals
  • The world's fault line : peacemaking in the Middle East
  • The wars of 9/11 : terror, Afghanistan, Iraq, and the United Nations at the brink
  • Epilogue: Dreams of a realist.
With eloquence and immediacy, Annan writes about the highs and lows of his years at the United Nations: from shuttle-diplomacy during crises such as Kosovo, Lebanon and Israel-Palestine to the wrenching battles over the Iraq War to the creation of the landmark Responsibility to Protect doctrine.
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x, 270 pages ; 24 cm
  • 1. Introduction-- 2. War's end and blueprints for a new world order-- 3. France: the dialectics of suffering and sacrifice-- 4. Germany: Hitler's many victims and the survivors of Nazi persecution-- 5. Switzerland: neutralizing the past-- Conclusion: 6. Talking about victimization: a European model.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107023970 20160609
Reparations of Nazi Victims in Postwar Europe traces reparations back to their origins in the final years of the Second World War, when victims of Nazi persecution for the first time articulated demands for indemnification en masse. Simultaneous appearance of claims in New York, London, Paris and Tel Aviv exemplified the birth of a new standard in political morality. Across Europe, the demand for compensation to individuals who suffered severe harm gained momentum. Despite vast differences in their experiences of mass victimisation, post-war societies developed similar patterns in addressing victims' claims. Regula Ludi chronicles the history of reparations from a comparative and trans-national perspective. This book explores the significance of reparations as a means to provide victims with a language to express their unspeakable suffering in a politically meaningful way.
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ix, 278 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Stealing a trove of stamps
  • A passion for Lucas Cranach paintings
  • Plundering priceless manuscripts
  • The Schwarzburg Castle
  • Vignettes of looting
  • Looting from Hungary in World War II.
Nazi looting has long been recognized as one of the crimes committed by the Third Reich during World War II, a crime which stripped economic wealth and artistic treasures from the populations the Nazis terrorized. This historical text addresses the often-overlooked practice of Allied looting, exploring the ways in which Allied forces engaged in thievery against the Germans. This book follows the journey of the Hungarian Crown Treasure from muddy oil drum in Austria to Fort Knox and back to Austria, and numerous lost treasures are discussed, including Raphael's Portrait of a Young Man, and lost manuscripts, including the earliest known printing by the Gutenberg press.
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Law Library (Crown)