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Product Description: English summary: Most current and fundamental political topics like the financial crisis or the deployment of military forces in Afghanistan show that they can only be solved in a wider international context. This is not new and the history of the Federal Republic of Germany is a good example...read more
By Andreas Rodder (editor)

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9783525358955 | Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht Gmbh & Co, November 15, 2012, cover price $13.00 | About this edition: English summary: Most current and fundamental political topics like the financial crisis or the deployment of military forces in Afghanistan show that they can only be solved in a wider international context.

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Product Description: Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia's army has undergone a turbulent transformation: from the scattered leftovers of the old Soviet military, through a period of shocking decay and demoralization, to the disciplined force and sophisticated “hybrid war” doctrine that enabled Vladimir Putin to seize Crimea virtually overnight in 2014...read more

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9781472819086 | Osprey Pub Co, February 21, 2017, cover price $19.00 | About this edition: Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia's army has undergone a turbulent transformation: from the scattered leftovers of the old Soviet military, through a period of shocking decay and demoralization, to the disciplined force and sophisticated “hybrid war” doctrine that enabled Vladimir Putin to seize Crimea virtually overnight in 2014.

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Product Description: The first thorough study of the co-existence of crime and democratic processes in Indian politics   In India, the world’s largest democracy, the symbiotic relationship between crime and politics raises complex questions. For instance, how can free and fair democratic processes exist alongside rampant criminality? Why do political parties recruit candidates with reputations for wrongdoing? Why are one-third of state and national legislators elected—and often re-elected—in spite of criminal charges pending against them? In this eye-opening study, political scientist Milan Vaishnav mines a rich array of sources, including fieldwork on political campaigns and interviews with candidates, party workers, and voters, large surveys, and an original database on politicians’ backgrounds to offer the first comprehensive study of an issue that has implications for the study of democracy both within and beyond India’s borders...read more

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9780300216202 | Yale Univ Pr, January 24, 2017, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: The first thorough study of the co-existence of crime and democratic processes in Indian politics   In India, the world’s largest democracy, the symbiotic relationship between crime and politics raises complex questions.

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Product Description: There are many broad studies of the Vietnam War, but this work offers an insight into the harrowing experiences of just a small number of men from a single unit, deep in the jungles of Vietnam and Cambodia. Its focus is the remarkable account of a Medal of Honor recipient Leslie Sabo Jr...read more

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9781472807915 | Osprey Pub Co, March 24, 2015, cover price $24.95

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9781472819369, titled "Company of Heroes: A Forgotten Medal of Honor and Bravo Company’s War in Vietnam" | Osprey Pub Co, January 24, 2017, cover price $15.00 | About this edition: There are many broad studies of the Vietnam War, but this work offers an insight into the harrowing experiences of just a small number of men from a single unit, deep in the jungles of Vietnam and Cambodia.

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9781472508232 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, July 13, 2017, cover price $100.00

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9781472514608 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, July 13, 2017, cover price $29.95

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Product Description: A New York Times Notable Book of 2017 • Named a Best Book of the Year by Slate and NPR • Longlisted for the Orwell PrizeOne of our most important public intellectuals reveals the hidden history of our current global crisisHow 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...read more

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9780374274788 | Farrar Straus & Giroux, January 10, 2017, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: A New York Times Notable Book of 2017 • Named a Best Book of the Year by Slate and NPR • Longlisted for the Orwell PrizeOne of our most important public intellectuals reveals the hidden history of our current global crisisHow 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?

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Product Description: The story of North Korea's information underground and how it inspires people to seek better lives beyond their country’s borders One of the least understood countries in the world, North Korea has long been known for its repressive regime...read more

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9780300217810 | Yale Univ Pr, January 10, 2017, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: The story of North Korea's information underground and how it inspires people to seek better lives beyond their country’s borders One of the least understood countries in the world, North Korea has long been known for its repressive regime.

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Product Description: How the West sleepwalked into another Cold War A native of Yalta, Constantine Pleshakov is intimately familiar with Crimea’s ethnic tensions and complex political history. Now, he offers a much-needed look at one of the most urgent flash points in current international relations: the first occupation and annexation of one European nation’s territory by another since World War II...read more

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9780300214888 | Yale Univ Pr, January 10, 2017, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: How the West sleepwalked into another Cold War A native of Yalta, Constantine Pleshakov is intimately familiar with Crimea’s ethnic tensions and complex political history.

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Product Description: The rapid expansion of ISIS and its swathe of territorial gains across the Middle East have been headline news since 2013. Yet much media attention and analysis has been focussed upon the military exploits, brutal tactics and radicalisation methods employed by the group...read more

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9781784535582 | I B Tauris & Co Ltd, December 30, 2016, cover price $110.00 | About this edition: The rapid expansion of ISIS and its swathe of territorial gains across the Middle East have been headline news since 2013.

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9781784536961 | Reprint edition (I B Tauris & Co Ltd, December 30, 2016), cover price $15.95 | About this edition: The rapid expansion of ISIS and its swathe of territorial gains across the Middle East have been headline news since 2013.

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Product Description: A penetrating look into the unrecognized and unregulated links between autocratic regimes in Central Asia and centers of power and wealth throughout the West Weak, corrupt, and politically unstable, the former Soviet republics of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan are dismissed as isolated and irrelevant to the outside world...read more

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9780300208443 | Yale Univ Pr, November 29, 2016, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: A penetrating look into the unrecognized and unregulated links between autocratic regimes in Central Asia and centers of power and wealth throughout the West Weak, corrupt, and politically unstable, the former Soviet republics of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan are dismissed as isolated and irrelevant to the outside world.

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Product Description: An incisive narrative history of the Islamic State, from the 2005 master plan to reestablish the Caliphate to its quest for Final Victory in 2020 Given how quickly its operations have achieved global impact, it may seem that the Islamic State materialized suddenly...read more

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9780300221497, titled "The Master Plan: Isis, Al-qaeda, and the Jihadi Strategy for Final Victory" | Yale Univ Pr, November 22, 2016, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: An incisive narrative history of the Islamic State, from the 2005 master plan to reestablish the Caliphate to its quest for Final Victory in 2020 Given how quickly its operations have achieved global impact, it may seem that the Islamic State materialized suddenly.

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Product Description: An urgently needed “risk map” of the many dangers that could derail Asia’s growth and stability Since Marco Polo, the West has waited for the “Asian Century.” Today, the world believes that Century has arrived. Yet from China’s slumping economy to war clouds over the South China Sea and from environmental devastation to demographic crisis, Asia’s future is increasingly uncertain...read more

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9780300212228 | Yale Univ Pr, November 22, 2016, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: An urgently needed “risk map” of the many dangers that could derail Asia’s growth and stability Since Marco Polo, the West has waited for the “Asian Century.

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Product Description: A lively analysis of the Arab Gulf states’ stunning rise to global power over the last half-century and of the daunting challenges they confront today Once just sleepy desert sheikdoms, the Arab Gulf states of Saudi Arabia, Oman, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, and Kuwait now exert unprecedented influence on international affairs—the result of their almost unimaginable riches in oil and gas...read more

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9780300192346 | Yale Univ Pr, November 22, 2016, cover price $32.50 | About this edition: A lively analysis of the Arab Gulf states’ stunning rise to global power over the last half-century and of the daunting challenges they confront today Once just sleepy desert sheikdoms, the Arab Gulf states of Saudi Arabia, Oman, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, and Kuwait now exert unprecedented influence on international affairs—the result of their almost unimaginable riches in oil and gas.

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Product Description: Turkey is a nation of contradictions and contrasts. Though considered democratic, the Erdogan government has increasingly begun to resemble a dictatorship, jailing it opponents and violently suppressing dissent. And though Turkey is notionally secular, the Justice and Development Party’s power has fed the creeping influence of religious conservatism, with figures in the party denouncing abortion rights and attempting to criminalize adultery...read more
By Zeynep Beler (trans)

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9781783608904 | Zed Books, September 15, 2016, cover price $95.00 | About this edition: Turkey is a nation of contradictions and contrasts.

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9781783608898 | Reprint edition (Zed Books, September 15, 2016), cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Turkey is a nation of contradictions and contrasts.

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Product Description: A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERThe thrilling, true-life account of the FBI’s hunt for the ingenious traitor Brian Regan—known as the Spy Who Couldn’t Spell.   Before Edward Snowden’s infamous data breach, the largest theft of government secrets was committed by an ingenious traitor whose intricate espionage scheme and complex system of coded messages were made even more baffling by his dyslexia...read more

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9781592409006 | New Amer Library, November 1, 2016, cover price $27.00 | About this edition: A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERThe thrilling, true-life account of the FBI’s hunt for the ingenious traitor Brian Regan—known as the Spy Who Couldn’t Spell.

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Product Description: Between 1954 and 1962, Algerian women played a major role in the struggle to end French rule in one of the twentieth century's most violent wars of decolonisation. This is the first in-depth exploration of what happened to these women after independence in 1962...read more

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9780719091070 | Manchester Univ Pr, June 1, 2015, cover price $105.00 | About this edition: Between 1954 and 1962, Algerian women played a major role in the struggle to end French rule in one of the twentieth century's most violent wars of decolonisation.

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9781526106575, titled "Our Fighting Sisters: Nation, Memory and Gender in Algeria 1954-2012" | Manchester Univ Pr, November 1, 2016, cover price $30.95 | About this edition: Between 1954 and 1962, Algerian women played a major role in the struggle to end French rule in one of the twentieth century's most violent wars of decolonisation.

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Product Description: With the spread of manga (Japanese comics) and anime (Japanese cartoons) around the world, many have adopted the Japanese term 'otaku' to identify fans of such media. The connection to manga and anime may seem straightforward, but, when taken for granted, often serves to obscure the debates within and around media fandom in Japan since the term 'otaku' appeared in the niche publication Manga Burikko in 1983...read more
By Patrick W. Galbraith (editor), Christopher Gerteis (editor) and Thiam Huat Kam (editor)

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9781472594976 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, July 16, 2015, cover price $112.00 | About this edition: With the spread of manga (Japanese comics) and anime (Japanese cartoons) around the world, many have adopted the Japanese term 'otaku' to identify fans of such media.

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9781350014169 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, October 17, 2016, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: With the spread of manga (Japanese comics) and anime (Japanese cartoons) around the world, many have adopted the Japanese term 'otaku' to identify fans of such media.

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Product Description: Beautifully designed and carefully curated, a fascinating collection of the things that shaped the way we live and play in AmericaWhat artifact best captures the spirit of American sports? The bat Babe Ruth used to hit his allegedly called shot, or the ball on which Pete Rose wrote, "I'm sorry I bet on baseball"? Could it be Lance Armstrong's red-white-and-blue bike, now tarnished by doping and hubris? Or perhaps its ancestor, the nineteenth-century safety bicycle that opened an avenue of previously unknown freedom to women? The jerseys of rivals Larry Bird and Magic Johnson? Or the handball that Abraham Lincoln threw against a wall as he waited for news of his presidential nomination?From nearly forgotten heroes like Tad Lucas (rodeo) and Tommy Kono (weightlifting) to celebrities like Amelia Earhart, Muhammad Ali, and Michael Phelps, Cait Murphy tells the stories of the people, events, and things that have forged the epic of American sports, in both its splendor and its squalor...read more

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9780465097746 | Basic Books, October 11, 2016, cover price $29.99 | About this edition: Beautifully designed and carefully curated, a fascinating collection of the things that shaped the way we live and play in AmericaWhat artifact best captures the spirit of American sports?

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9781569763100 | Chicago Review Pr, July 1, 2011, cover price $24.95

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9781613736654 | Reprint edition (Chicago Review Pr, October 1, 2016), cover price $16.99

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Product Description: A lot has been written about the time contractor Raymond Davis spent in a Pakistani jail in 2011. Unfortunately, much of it is misleading—or downright false—information.  Now, the man at the center of the controversy tells his side of the story for the very first time...read more
By Storms Reback (contributor)

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9781941631843 | Benbella Books, September 20, 2016, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: A lot has been written about the time contractor Raymond Davis spent in a Pakistani jail in 2011.

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Product Description: The year 1989 brought the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe. It was also the year that the economic theories of Reagan, Thatcher, and the Chicago School achieved global dominance. And it was these neoliberal ideas that largely determined the course of the political, economic, and social changes that transformed Europe―both east and west―over the next quarter century...read more

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9780691167374 | Princeton Univ Pr, September 13, 2016, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: The year 1989 brought the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe.

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