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The Price of Terror: How the Families of the Victims of PAN AM 103 Brought Libya to Justice, Allan Gerson and Jery Adler
1 Allan Gerson and Jery Adler The Price of Terror: How the Families of the Victims of PAN AM 103 Brought Libya to Justice
HarperCollins 238174 USA 2001 0060197617 / 9780060197612 Trade Paperback Very Good Condition President Bill Clinton called it "an attack against America," but after Libyan agents planted a bomb aboard Pan Am Flight 103, killing 259 people in the air and 11 on the ground, America did not strike back. Instead, the grieving relatives of the victims did the unthinkable -- as mere civilians-and tried to force Libya to pay for its crime. Lawyers told the families that they could never sue Libya in American courts, and they were right. This would require changing a bedrock principle of international law -- a change that every government in the world feared and fought, including the United States itself. Working virtually alone at first, Allan Gerson, a former diplomat and prosecutor of Nazi war criminals, took on the case and spent the next eight years on the families' quest for justice. In this high-stakes game of international power politics and legal maneuvering, there were friendships, jobs, and reputations lost, but a precious principle -- that of accountability under the law -- was strengthened and preserved. Now Gerson and his co-author, NEWSWEEK writer Jerry Adler, follow the threads of this extraordinary tale back to that deadly night over Lockerbie, Scotland -- and forward into a new era of international justice, when terrorists will learn to fear the righteous retribution of their own victims. 322 pages. Pen mark to bottom of page edges indicating remainder mark. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: World Affairs; Miscellaneous; ISBN: 0060197617. ISBN/EAN: 9780060197612. Inventory No: 238174. Paperback 
Price: 24.00 AUD
The Property Machine, Ambrose and Colenutt
2 Ambrose and Colenutt The Property Machine
Penguin Books 226871 Great Britain 1975 0140523030 / 9780140523034 Softcover Good Condition Writing from a non-technical standpoint, they authors examine in detail the main components of the property system, the developers, financial institutions and the local and central planning machinery. 187 pages. Tanning to pages. Previous owners name on front endpaper. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 250 grams. Category: World Affairs::Current Events; Miscellaneous; ISBN: 0140523030. ISBN/EAN: 9780140523034. Inventory No: 226871. Paperback 
Price: 11.50 AUD
The Five Fron War: The Better Way to Fight Global Jihad, Daniel Byman
3 Daniel Byman The Five Fron War: The Better Way to Fight Global Jihad
John Wiley & Sons 241947 Great Britain 2007 0471788341 / 9780471788348 Hardcover Very Good Condition Very Good A comprehensive look at the War on Terror and the best way to a safer future Scholar Daniel Byman offers a new approach to fighting the war on terrorism. He convincingly argues that two of the main solutions to terrorism offered by politicians-military intervention and the democratization of the Arab world-shouldn't even be our top priorities. Instead, he presents a fresh way to face intelligence and law enforcement challenges ahead: conduct counterinsurgency operations, undermine al-Qaeda's ideology, selectively push for reforms, and build key lasting alliances. Daniel Byman (Washington, DC) directs the Security Studies Program and the Center for Peace and Security Studies at Georgetown University. He is a Senior Fellow at the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution and also served on the 9/11 Commission. He regularly writes about terrorism and the Middle East for the Washington Post, Slate, and other publications. 304 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: war; Miscellaneous; World Affairs::Current Events. ISBN/EAN: 9780471788348. Inventory No: 241947. Hardcover 
Price: 24.00 AUD
Passports and Politics, Derek Humphry and Michael Ward
4 Derek Humphry and Michael Ward Passports and Politics
Penguin Books 000860 England 1974 014052309X / 9780140523096 Paperback Very Good No Dust Jacket A Penguin Special. 187 pages. Cover photograph coutesy of the Sunday Times. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 250 grams. Category: World Affairs; Reference; ISBN: 014052309X. ISBN/EAN: 9780140523096. Inventory No: 000860. Paperback 
Price: 12.00 AUD
Asia Awakes - A Continent In Transition, Dick Wilson
5 Dick Wilson Asia Awakes - A Continent In Transition
Pelican / Penguin Books 002198 England 1972 0140214755 / 9780140214758 Paperback Good No Dust Jacket 463 pages. First published by Weidenfeld and Nicolson 1970. Booksellers stamp on Author introduction page. Black pen mark on front cover. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: World Affairs; Reference; ISBN: 0140214755. ISBN/EAN: 9780140214758. Inventory No: 002198. Paperback 
Price: 14.00 AUD
Deliverance: The Inside Story of East Timor's Fight for Freedom, Don Grenslees & Robert Garran
6 Don Grenslees & Robert Garran Deliverance: The Inside Story of East Timor's Fight for Freedom
Allen & Unwin 242555 Australia 2002 1865083674 / 9781865083674 Softcover Very Good Condition In late 1999 the world watched as a small country became the world's newest nation amid a frenzy of destruction and killing. Now, Deliverance tells the inside story of East Timor's agony, drawing on hundreds of secret documents and dozens of 'off the record' interviews with government and military insiders in Indonesia, Australia, the United States, and the UN. It paints a startling picture of Indonesia's bloody retreat from East Timor after a brutal 24-year occupation. Unparalleled access to sources in Jakarta and Canberra and many months of patient research have enabled the authors to strip away the myths and self-interested accounts to reveal in close and hitherto unreported detail the real story - from a distracted president's bold decision, to an internationally monitored ballot, to descent into the cauldron of violence and the arrival of the peace keepers. Was the murderous violence really carried out by 'rogue elements', as the Australian government would have us believe? Who in Indonesia gave the green light to the program whereby the Indonesian military, assisting the UN in supervising the referendum, were also tasked with ensuring its failure by all available means? Was PM John Howard's efforts to rally support for international action at the Auckland APEC meeting his finest hour? Could Australia have done more to avert the bloodshed? Why wasn't planning for the peacekeeping operation taken seriously in Canberra until two weeks before Interfet landed? These are just a few of the questions answered in this groundbreaking account. Deliverance is a classic of investigative journalism. If there is only one account you read of East Timor's struggle for nationhood, this should be it. 375 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: World Affairs::Current Events; Miscellaneous; ISBN: 1865083674. ISBN/EAN: 9781865083674. Inventory No: 242555. Paperback 
Price: 16.00 AUD
Furious Agreement Forty Prominent Australians Focus on the Next Fifity Years., Edited by Micahel Dugan
7 Edited by Micahel Dugan Furious Agreement Forty Prominent Australians Focus on the Next Fifity Years.
Penguin 022227 Australia 1991 0140147004 / 9780140147001 Paperback Good No Dust Jacket 307pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Australian::Australian Culture; World Affairs::Current Events; Business, Finance & Marketing; Business,Finance,Economics. ISBN: 0140147004. ISBN/EAN: 9780140147001. Inventory No: 022227. Paperback 
Price: 14.00 AUD
Rights and Wrongs - Some Essays on Human Rights, Edited for Amnesty International by Christopher R. Hill
8 Edited for Amnesty International by Christopher R. Hill Rights and Wrongs - Some Essays on Human Rights
Penguin Books 226902 Great Britain 1969 Softcover Good Condition 188 pages. Age tanning to pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 250 grams. Category: World Affairs; Miscellaneous; Inventory No: 226902. Paperback 
Price: 11.00 AUD
Absurdistan: A Bumpy Ride Through Some of the World's Scariest, Weirdest Places, Eric Campbell
9 Eric Campbell Absurdistan: A Bumpy Ride Through Some of the World's Scariest, Weirdest Places
HarperCollins 240190 Australia 2005 0732279801 / 9780732279806 Trade Paperback Very Good Condition Award-winning foreign correspondent Eric Campbell has been stoned by fundamentalists, captured by US Special Forces, arrested in Serbia and threatened with expulsion from China. He's negotiated dating rituals in Moscow, shared a house with a charismatic mercenary in Kabul and taken up smoking at gunpoint in Kosovo. In 2003 in Iraq he was injured in a suicide bombing which killed his colleague, cameraman Paul Moran. By turns provocative and thoughtful, ABSURDISTAN is a memoir about juggling life, love and fatherhood while reporting from some of the most dysfunctional places on Earth. 334 pages. Inscription to previous owner on front endpaper. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; World Affairs::Current Events. ISBN: 0732279801. ISBN/EAN: 9780732279806. Inventory No: 240190. Paperback 
Price: 19.00 AUD
Britain's Poisoned Water, Frances and Phil Craig
10 Frances and Phil Craig Britain's Poisoned Water
Penguin Books 004796 Great Britain 1989 014011050X / 9780140110500 Soft Cover Very Good Condition No Dust Jacket 135 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 250 grams. Category: World Affairs::Current Events; Reference; ISBN: 014011050X. ISBN/EAN: 9780140110500. Inventory No: 004796. Paperback 
Price: 14.00 AUD
Terror and Martyrdom: The Future of the Middle East, Gilles Kepel
11 Gilles Kepel Terror and Martyrdom: The Future of the Middle East
Belknap Press 241932 USA 2008 0674031385 / 9780674031388 Hardcover Very Good Condition Very Good Since 2001, two dominant worldviews have clashed in the global arena: a neoconservative nightmare of an insidious Islamic terrorist threat to civilized life, and a jihadist myth of martyrdom through the slaughter of infidels. Across the airwaves and on the ground, an ill-defined and uncontrollable war has raged between these two opposing scenarios. Deadly images and threats - from the televised beheading of Western hostages to graphic pictures of tortured prisoners at Abu Ghraib, from the destruction wrought by suicide bombers in London and Madrid to civilian deaths at the hands of American occupation forces in Iraq - have polarized populations on both sides of this divide.Yet, as the noted Middle East scholar and commentator Gilles Kepel demonstrates, President Bush's War on Terror masks a complex political agenda in the Middle East - enforcing democracy, accessing Iraqi oil, securing Israel, and seeking regime change in Iran. Osama bin Laden's call for martyrs to rise up against the apostate and hasten the dawn of a universal Islamic state papers over a fractured, fragmented Islamic world that is waging war against itself." Beyond Terror and Martyrdom" sounds the alarm to the West and to Islam that both of these exhausted narratives are bankrupt - neither productive of democratic change in the Middle East nor of unity in Islam. Kepel urges us to escape the ideological quagmire of terrorism and martyrdom and explore the terms of a new and constructive dialogue between Islam and the West, one for which Europe, with its expanding and restless Muslim populations, may be the proving ground. 328 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: World Affairs::Current Events; Miscellaneous; ISBN/EAN: 9780674031388. Inventory No: 241932. Hardcover 
Price: 24.00 AUD
Windscale Fallout - A Primer for the Age of Nuclear Controversy, Ian Breach
12 Ian Breach Windscale Fallout - A Primer for the Age of Nuclear Controversy
Penguin Books 002745 England, Great Britain 1978 0140523278 / 9780140523270 Softcover Good No Dust Jacket 192 pages. Light tanning to pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 250 grams. Category: World Affairs::Current Events; Reference; ISBN: 0140523278. ISBN/EAN: 9780140523270. Inventory No: 002745. Paperback 
Price: 13.00 AUD
Guerrillas In Power - The Course of the Cuban Revolution, K. S. Karol
13 K. S. Karol Guerrillas In Power - The Course of the Cuban Revolution
Jonathan Cape 226143 London 1971 First UK Edition 0224619594 / 9780224619592 Hardcover Good Condition Good Translated from the French. Is a first hand report on the present opinions of Cuba's Leaders. 624 pages. Foxing to endpapers and page edges. Dust jacket has rubbing and small tears to edges and corners and associated wear. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: World Affairs; History; ISBN: 0224619594. ISBN/EAN: 9780224619592. Inventory No: 226143. Hardcover 
Price: 16.50 AUD
Web of Deceipt: Britain's Real Role in the World, Mark Curtis
14 Mark Curtis Web of Deceipt: Britain's Real Role in the World
Vintage 233028 Great Britain 2003 0099448394 / 9780099448396 Softcover Good Condition With a foreword by John Pilger. In his explosive new book, Mark Curtis reveals a new picture of Britain's role in the world since 1945 and in the 'war against terrorism' by offering a comprehensive critique of the Blair government's foreign policy. Curtis argues that Britain is an 'outlaw state', often a violator of international law and ally of many repressive regimes. He reasons not only that Britain's foreign policies are generally unethical but that they are also making the world more dangerous and unequal. The Web of Deceit describes the staggering gulf that has arisen between New Labour's professed commitment to upholding ethical values and the reality of current policies. It outlines the new phase in global intervention, the immorality of British policy in Afghanistan, Kosovo, Iraq and Indonesia and support for repressive governments in Israel, Russia, Turkey and Saudi Arabia. Curtis also reveals Britain's acquiescence in the Rwanda genocide and economic policies in the World Trade Organisation that are increasing poverty and inequality around the world. Drawing on formerly secret government files, the book also shows British complicity in the slaughter of a million people in Indonesia in 1965; the depopulation of the island of Diego Garcia; the overthrow of governments in Iran and British Guiana; repressive colonial policies in Kenya, Malaya and Oman; and much more. 512 pages. Foxing to endpapers and page edges. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Politics; Politics & Government; World Affairs::Current Events. ISBN: 0099448394. ISBN/EAN: 9780099448396. Inventory No: 233028. Paperback 
Price: 16.50 AUD
The Final Move Beyond Iraq, Mike Evans
15 Mike Evans The Final Move Beyond Iraq
Front Line / Stirling Company 241985 USA 2007 1599791889 / 9781599791883 Trade Paperback Very Good Condition In The Final Move Beyond Iraq, Mike Evans addresses the greatest threat America has faced since the Civil War: the Islamic revolution, or Islamofascism. While the United States debates the best way to solve the situation in Iraq, the terrorists are claiming victory and planning to take their show to American soil once again. Drawing from extensive interviews with prime ministers, CIA directors, and other insiders, Evans looks at the history and ideology behind the Islamic revolution to explore its very real threat to U.S. interests --why radical Islamic terrorists will only step back when they fear us, why victory in Iraq is important to U.S. security, why the United States and Israel cannot sit idly by and let Iran achieve its desire for nuclear weapons, and why stabilization in Iraq now would sound defeat rather than victory. The Final Move Beyond Iraq is a wake-up call to mobilize millions to action. America is fighting for its life in the first war of the twenty-first century. 344 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: World Affairs; Miscellaneous; ISBN/EAN: 9781599791883. Inventory No: 241985. Paperback 
Price: 19.00 AUD
Crunch Time, Mike Hanley & Adrian Monck
16 Mike Hanley & Adrian Monck Crunch Time
Allen & Unwin 234102 Australia 2004 1741143403 / 9781741143409 Softcover Good Condition Crossing lines of economics, politics, and family, this guide to 21st-century life offers new ways of engaging with the challenges of living in this expansive time. The dilemmas the book deals with are not only complex and systemic but also have far-reaching consequences for subsequent generations. Issues tackled include money and work, the environment, democracy, corporate power, and globalization. Intelligent without being alienating and credible without being academic, the text explores these issues and looks at their practical implications and productive solutions. Readers can move past worrying about the state of the world and into having concrete answers and implementable strategies for overcoming seemingly insurmountable personal obstacles. For all those who believe that living well in this century necessarily means being accountable to the next, this helpful book gives readers the tools to meet the challenges they face in a manner that can make the world a better place. 248 pages. Cover has a few creases. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: World Affairs::Current Events; Miscellaneous; ISBN: 1741143403. ISBN/EAN: 9781741143409. Inventory No: 234102. Paperback 
Price: 16.00 AUD
September 11, Noam Chomsky
17 Noam Chomsky September 11
Allen & Unwin 235018 Australia 2001 1865088188 / 9781865088181 Softcover Very Good Condition Is the 'war on terrorism' winnable? If yes, how?Intelligent bombs in Iraq, humanitarian intervention in Kosovo. The USA never used the word 'war' to describe that. Now they are talking about war against a nameless enemy. Why?Are Arabs, by definition, necessarily funadmentalist, the West's new enemy?In this timely book Noam Chomsky uses his impeccable knowledge of United States foreign policy in the Middle East and South Asia to shed light on the rapidly shifting balance of world power. His wide ranging comments on the new 'war on terrorism', Osama Bin-Laden, US involvement with Afghanistan and the long term implications of America's military attacks abroad are informed, perceptive and provocative.Speaking out against responding to violence with violence, Chomsky hopes that an aroused public within the more free and democratic societies can direct policies towards a much more humane and honourable course.Noam Chomsky is a world renowned political activist, writer and professor of linguistics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he has taught since 1955. Chomsky has written and lectured widely on linguistics, philosophy, and politics and his efforts for greater democracy are celebrated by peace and social justice he mainstream press, and why is it important that they be paid more attention. 125 pages. Tanning to pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: World Affairs; History; ISBN: 1865088188. ISBN/EAN: 9781865088181. Inventory No: 235018. Paperback 
Price: 14.00 AUD
Sovereignty at Bay:The Multinational Spread of US Enterprises, Raymond Vernon
18 Raymond Vernon Sovereignty at Bay:The Multinational Spread of US Enterprises
Pelican / Penguin Books 226318 Great Britain 1973 0140216367 / 9780140216363 Softcover Good Condition No Dust Jacket 316 pages. Tanning to pages. Previous owners name to top of title page. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 250 grams. Category: World Affairs::Current Events; Reference; ISBN: 0140216367. ISBN/EAN: 9780140216363. Inventory No: 226318. Paperback 
Price: 12.00 AUD
The Crisis of India, Ronald Segal
19 Ronald Segal The Crisis of India
Penguin Books 225443 1965 Softcover Good Condition Penguin Special S241. 326 pages. Pages browned. Previous owners name on inside cover. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: World Affairs; Sociology & Culture; Inventory No: 225443. Paperback 
Price: 13.00 AUD
Unstoppable Global Warning Every 1,500 years, S. Fred Singer and Dennis T. Avery
20 S. Fred Singer and Dennis T. Avery Unstoppable Global Warning Every 1,500 years
Rowman & Litltlefield Publishers 242780 Great Britain 2006 Updated and Expanded 0742551245 / 9780742551244 Softcover Near Fine Condition Singer and Avery present-in popular language supported by in-depth scientific evidence-the compelling concept that global temperatures have been rising mostly or entirely because of a natural cycle. Using historic data from two millennia of recorded history combined with the natural physical records found in ice cores, seabed sediment, cave stalagmites, and tree rings, Unstoppable Global Warming argues that the 1,500 year solar-driven cycle that has always controlled the earth's climate remains the driving force in the current warming trend. Trillions of dollars spent on reducing fossil fuel use would have no effect on today's rising temperatures. The public policy key, Singer and Avery propose, is adaptation, not fruitless attempts at prevention. Further, they offer convincing evidence that civilization's most successful eras have coincided with the cycle's warmest peaks. With the added benefit of modern technology, humanity can not only survive global climate change, but thrive. 278 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: World Affairs::Current Events; Environment & Ecology; Environment / Planning. ISBN: 0742551245. ISBN/EAN: 9780742551244. Inventory No: 242780. Paperback 
Price: 19.00 AUD
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