current-affairs books
  • Current Affairs books
  • Age of Jihad: Islamic State and the Great War for the Middle East
    Views : 51
    Pages : 464

    by: Patrick Cockburn

    Publisher: pVerso

    Book Description

    A veteran British war journalist offers a diary of events on the ground from the overthrow of the Taliban to the rise of the Islamic State group.

    In these edited journalistic briefs from the front line during four wars (Afghanistan, Iraq, ... more

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    2016-10-11

    ISBN-10: 1784784494

    ISBN-13: 9781784784492

    Language: English

  • Violent Borders: Refugees and the Right to Move
    Views : 320
    Pages : 224

    by: Reece Jones

    Publisher: pVerso

    Book Description

    “Tear down this wall!” was Ronald Reagan’s ringing challenge to Mikhail Gorbachev in 1987. Now, a geographer calls for more drastic action, arguing that border walls everywhere should come down.

    In his earlier book, Border Walls ... more

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    2016-10-11

    ISBN-10: 1784784710

    ISBN-13: 9781784784713

    Language: English

  • Come and Take It: The Gun Printer's Guide to Thinking Free
    Views : 10
    Pages : 320

    by: Cody Wilson

    Publisher: pGallery Books

    Book Description

    A self-styled anarchist serves up a troubling vision of autonomous action that begins and ends with the prospect of digitally producing one’s own firearms.

    “We are the heartworms of history.” So, rightly, writes Wilson, the founder ... more

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    2016-10-11

    ISBN-10: 1476778264

    ISBN-13: 9781476778266

    Language: English

  • Twilight Warriors: The Soldiers, Spies, and Special Agents Who Are Revolutionizing the American Way of War
    Views : 431
    Pages : 416

    by: James Kitfield

    Publisher: pBasic Books

    Book Description

    A compelling chronological examination of the new intelligence-driven, multiagency counterterrorism model the U.S. military now uses to meet the “Age of Superterrorism.”

    In order to penetrate the layers of official agency and militar ... more

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    2016-10-25

    ISBN-10: 0465064701

    ISBN-13: 9780465064700

    Language: English

  • Dragons in Diamond Village: Tales of Resistance from Urbanizing China
    Views : 119
    Pages : 320

    by: David Bandurski

    Publisher: pMelville House

    Book Description

    A grim investigation of how urbanization is destroying traditional Chinese communities.

    Journalist and documentarian Bandurski focuses on the phenomenon of “urban villages,” rural spaces gentrified by land speculation and overbuilding ... more

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    2016-10-25

    ISBN-10: 1612195717

    ISBN-13: 9781612195711

    Language: English

  • The Drone Memos: Targeted Killing, Secrecy, and the Law
    Views : 217
    Pages : 224

    by: Jameel Jaffer

    Publisher: pNew Press, The

    Book Description

    A trove of documents, some heavily redacted, on the American government’s evolving practice of “targeted killing” of terrorists—and, sometimes, untargeted killing of civilians in the process.

    Can the U.S. government kill U.S. citiz ... more

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    2016-11-15

    ISBN-10: 162097259X

    ISBN-13: 9781620972595

    Language: English

  • Aim High in Creation!: A One-of-a-Kind Journey inside North Korea's Propaganda Machine
    Views : 137
    Pages : 308

    by: Anna Broinowski

    Publisher: pArcade Publishing

    Book Description

    An ingenious method of penetrating the most isolated country in the world allows an Australian filmmaker access to what proves to be a surprisingly sympathetic North Korean soul.

    In 2012, Sydney-based Broinowski was invited to make a sho ... more

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    2016-11-01

    ISBN-10: 1628726768

    ISBN-13: 9781628726763

    Language: English