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World's Most Dangerous Place: Inside the Outlaw State of Somalia

Paperback, 16/01/2014, £9.99
The author is among the few to have witnessed at first hand the devastating reality of life in the failed and desperate state of Somalia. In this book, he takes us to the heart of the struggle, meeting everyone from politicians, pirates, extremists and mercenaries to aid workers, civilians and refugees.

ISIS Hostage: One Man's True Story of 13 Months in Captivity

Paperback, 04/08/2016, £9.99
The Number One International Bestseller The dramatic story of freelance photographer Daniel Rye, who was held hostage for thirteen months by ISIS, as told by an award-winning writer.

Animal Spirits

Paperback, 01/02/2010, £13.99
The global financial crisis has made it clear that powerful psychological forces are imperiling the wealth of nations. This title challenges the economic wisdom that got us into this mess, and puts forward a vision that transforms economics and restores prosperity. It asserts the necessity of an active government role in economic policymaking.

Global Politics 2ed

Paperback, 11/03/2014, £37.99
This revised, updated, and considerably expanded new edition provides a systematic introduction to the theory and practice of contemporary international relations. Including pedagogical features highlighting key thinkers and concepts, this text clarifies the fundamental debates and issues at stake in global political affairs.

Turkey: The Insane and the Melancholy

Paperback, 01/08/2016, £12.99
An urgent and unsettling account of Turkey's descent into tyranny, as seen through the eyes of one of the country's most gifted writers.

We Kill Because We Can: From Soldiering to Assassination in the Drone Age

Paperback, 15/09/2016, £9.99
A disturbing and controversial expose of the ethics of remote-controlled warfare in the twenty-first century.

No Borders: The Politics of Immigration Control and Resistance

Paperback, 15/10/2016, £14.99
A highly original and provocative examination of 'no borders politics' and what this means within current contentious debates on migration.

Against the Troika: Crisis and Austerity in the Eurozone

Paperback, 21/08/2015, £9.99
As Syriza comes to power in Greece, a radical anti-capitalist alternative to Eurozone austerity.

Hold Everything Dear: Dispatches on Survival and Resistance

Paperback, 29/03/2016, £9.99
A powerful meditation on political resistance from one of the most original and influential thinkers of our times

Ruling the Void: The Hollowing of Western Democracy

Hardback, 30/07/2013, £14.99
Analyzes democratic trends over the decades in Europe and America. This book argues that there are two complementary processes at work. It argues that popular disengagement, and the withdrawal of political elites from a representative role, are contributing to the death of the political party.

French Intifada: The Long War Between France and its Arabs

Paperback, 19/01/2015, £10.99
From the leading British commentator on France, this is an absorbing, vivid, and monumental account of the tortured relationship between France and its ex-colonies, from the first days of Empire to the ongoing eruptions of violence in the Parisian suburbs

Black Flags: The Rise of Isis

Paperback, 02/06/2016, £8.99
Traces how the strain of militant Islam behind ISIS first arose in a remote Jordanian prison and spread to become the world's greatest threat. This title shows how the zeal of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and the strategic mistakes of Western governments led to the banner of ISIS being raised over huge swathes of Syria and Iraq.

Morbid Symptoms: Relapse in the Arab Uprising

Paperback, 17/05/2016, £12.99
In this sequel to his landmark exploration of the Arab uprisings, The People Want, Gilbert Achcar assesses the present stage of the revolutionary process and its possible outcomes.

Native: Dispatches from an Israeli-Palestinian Life

Paperback, 25/05/2016, £12.99
From the events of his everyday life, Kashua brings forth a series of brilliant, caustic, wry, and earless reflections on social and cultural dynamics as experienced by someone who straddles two societies. Amusing and sincere, Native - a selection of his popular columns - is comprised of unrestrained, profoundly thoughtful personal dispatches.

Book Smugglers of Timbuktu: The Quest for This Storied City and the Race to Save its Treasures

Hardback, 04/05/2017, £20.00
Two tales of a city: The historical race to reach one of the world's most mythologized places, and the story of how a contemporary band of archivists and librarians, fighting to save its ancient manuscripts from destruction at the hands of al Qaeda, added another layer to the legend.

Shock of the Anthropocene: The Earth, History and Us

Paperback, 07/02/2017, £11.99
Dissecting the new theoretical buzzword of the "Anthropocene"

Histories of the Hanged: Britain's Dirty War in Kenya and the End of Empire

Paperback, 02/02/2006, £14.99
The true story of the Mau Mau rebellion of 1952-60 in Kenya, told for the first time

Britain's Gulag: The Brutal End of Empire in Kenya

Paperback, 13/03/2014, £16.99
Only a few years after Britain defeated fascism came the Mau Mau uprising in Kenya - a mass armed rebellion by the Kikuyu people, demanding the return of their land and freedom. Unearthing reams of documents, the author reveals the full savagery of the Mau Mau war and the ruthless determination with which Britain sought to control its empire.

Invitation-Only Zone: The True Story of North Korea's Abduction Project

Paperback, 01/09/2016, £9.99
The extraordinary, true story of the North Korean abduction of Japanese citizens, kept for decades in 'invitation only zones', and indoctrinated by Kim Jong Il's secret police.

Revolutionary Yiddishland: A History of Jewish Radicalism

Hardback, 08/11/2016, £16.99
Recovering the history of the revolutionary Jewish tradition

Mao: The Man Who Made China

Paperback, 18/12/2016, £16.99
The greatest biography yet written on the man who made China

Role of Terrorism in Twenty-First-Century Warfare

Paperback, 20/11/2016, £19.99
A critical reflection on the role of terrorism in major armed conflicts occurring during the 1990s and the first decade of the twenty first century. Case studies include Bosnia, Kosovo, Chechnya, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria.

Very Expensive Poison: The Definitive Story of the Murder of Litvinenko and Russia's War with the West

Paperback, 15/12/2016, £11.99
1st November 2006: Alexander Litvinenko is brazenly poisoned in central London. Twenty-two days later he dies, killed from the inside by Polonium - a rare, lethal and highly radioactive substance. His crime? He had made some powerful enemies in Russia. This is the story of the life and death of Litvinenko and of Russia's cold war with the west.

Iran: What Everyone Needs to Know

Paperback, 26/01/2017, £10.99
An essential overview of Iran, a complex and important nation that has occupied world headlines for nearly four decades.

From the Ruins of Empire: The Revolt Against the West and the Remaking of Asia

Paperback, 06/06/2013, £9.99
Tells the history of the past two centuries, showing how a disparate group of thinkers, journalists, radicals and charismatics emerged from the ruins of empire to create an unstoppable Asian renaissance, one whose ideas lie behind everything from the Chinese Communist Party to the Muslim Brotherhood, and have made our world what it is today.

China's World: The Global Aspiration of the Next Superpower

Hardback, 30/08/2017, £30.00
In the next decade China's actions on the world stage will affect us all. A new superpower, with the largest population and GDP on the globe, there are now fears that China is becoming more assertive.

Who Rules the World?

Paperback, 04/05/2017, £9.99

Provincializing Europe: Postcolonial Thought and Historical Difference

Paperback, 29/10/2007, £28.00
Addresses the mythical figure of Europe that is often taken to be the original site of modernity in many histories of capitalist transition in non-Western countries. This book proposes that every case of transition to capitalism is a case of translation as well and categories into the categories and self-understandings of capitalist modernity.

Country of Refuge: An Anthology of Writing on Asylum Seekers

Hardback, 02/06/2016, £8.99
An anthology of writing on asylum seekers from some of Britain and Ireland's most influential voices. It is a collection of short fiction, memoir, poetry and essays that explores what it really means to be a refugee: to flee from conflict, poverty and terror; to have to leave your home and family behind; and to undertake a perilous journey.

Under the Shadow: Rage and Revolution in Modern Turkey

Paperback, 30/09/2016, £13.99
Turkey stands at the crossroads of the Middle East--caught between the West and ISIS, Syria and Russia, and governed by an increasingly hard-line leader. Acclaimed writer Kaya Genc has been covering his country for the past decade.

Radicalized: New Jihadists and the Threat to the West

Paperback, 30/09/2016, £13.99
The attacks in Paris in January and November 2015 heralded the beginning of a new wave of terrorism one rooted in the ongoing conflict in Syria and Iraq.

On Revolution

Paperback, 04/02/2016, £10.99
From the eighteenth-century rebellions in America and France to the explosive changes of the twentieth-century, this book traces the changing face of revolution and its relationship to war while underscoring the crucial role such events will play in the future.

I am Malala

Paperback, 09/10/2014, £7.99
The bestselling memoir of youngest ever NOBEL PRIZE winner, Malala Yousafzai, the schoolgirl who stood up to the Taliban.

Age of the Warrior: Selected Writings

Paperback, 05/03/2009, £14.99
A selection of Robert Fisk's finest 'Comment' pieces from the Saturday Independent.

New Spymasters: Inside Espionage from the Cold War to Global Terror

Paperback, 04/02/2016, £9.99
Spying has changed. In this era of email intercepts and drone strikes, spooks are expected to uncover plots buried in mountains of data. Yet this makes the need for trained field operatives who can verify facts and uncover secrets more acute than ever. The human factor endures. This book gives an account of how modern espionage works.

Postcolonialism: A Very Short Introduction

Paperback, 26/06/2003, £8.99
An innovative and lively account of both the history and key debates in postcolonialism. Robert Young situates it in a wide cultural context, discussing its importance as an historical condition, and as a means of changing the way that we think about the world.

New Prophets of Capital

Paperback, 10/03/2015, £8.99
A deft and caustic takedown of the new prophets of profit, from Bill Gates to Oprah


Paperback, 30/01/2014, £12.99
Explores the political, social and economic forces that are shaping what America and the world will become in ensuing decades. From demographics to democracy, this title explores what the author calls the 'Drivers of Global Change', framing the international conversation about the future in provocative ways.
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