current-affairs books
  • Current Affairs books
  • A Path to Peace: A Brief History of Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations and a Way Forward in the Middle East
    Views : 460
    Pages : 272

    by: George J. Mitchell Alon Sachar

    Publisher: pSimon & Schuster

    Book Description

    A former U.S. senator and diplomatic negotiator considers the history of Palestinian-Israeli diplomacy over three-plus decades and what prospects for peace still exist.

    Is a two-state solution still viable or a one-state undemocratic solu ... more

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    ISBN-10: 1501153919

    ISBN-13: 9781501153914

    Language: English

  • The Chibok Girls: The Boko Haram Kidnappings and Islamist Militancy in Nigeria
    Views : 122
    Pages : 128

    by: Helon Habila

    Publisher: pColumbia Global Reports

    Book Description

    An empathetic inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the 2014 kidnapping of 276 girls from the Chibok Secondary School in Nigeria by the Islamist group Boko Haram.

    Nigerian-born poet and novelist Habila (Oil on Water, 2010, etc ... more

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    ISBN-10: 0997126469

    ISBN-13: 9780997126464

    Language: English

  • Unprecedented: The Election That Changed Everything
    Views : 418
    Pages : 288

    by: Thomas Lake Jodi Enda

    Publisher: pMelcher Media

    Book Description

    CNN’s photo-and-text account of the 2016 presidential election.

    Appropriately oversized to embrace a larger-than-life, over-the-top story, this profusely illustrated, sometimes-insightful, blow-by-blow account captures all the highlight ... more

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    ISBN-10: 1595910964

    ISBN-13: 9781595910967

    Language: English

  • Against Empathy: The Case for Rational Compassion
    Views : 156
    Pages : 304

    by: Paul Bloom

    Publisher: pEcco

    Book Description

    The potential of empathy to lead to cruelty prompts Bloom (Psychology/Yale Univ.; Just Babies: The Origins of Good and Evil, 2013, etc.) to promote the function of compassion, which is informed by rational deliberation.

    The author ... more

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    ISBN-10: 0062339338

    ISBN-13: 9780062339331

    Language: English

  • Counter Jihad: America's Military Experience in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria (Haney Foundation Series)
    Views : 269
    Pages : 400

    by: Brian Glyn Williams

    Publisher: pUniversity of Pennsylvania Press

    Book Description

    A reasonable, step-by-step look back at the war on terror that aims to dispel misconceptions held by a younger generation.

    A specialist in the study of terrorism who has worked with the CIA to track suicide bombers in Afghanistan, Willia ... more

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    ISBN-10: 0812248678

    ISBN-13: 9780812248678

    Language: English

  • The Constitution Today: Timeless Lessons for the Issues of Our Era
    Views : 35
    Pages : 464

    by: Akhil Reed Amar

    Publisher: pBasic Books

    Book Description

    From a constitutional law expert, 20 years’ worth of essays on controversial issues that have dominated the headlines.

    In addition to his teaching and research responsibilities, Amar (Law and Political Science/Yale Univ.; The Law of ... more

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    ISBN-10: 0465096336

    ISBN-13: 9780465096336

    Language: English

  • Supremely Partisan: How Raw Politics Tips the Scales in the United States Supreme Court
    Views : 191
    Pages : 312

    by: James D. Zirin

    Publisher: pRowman & Littlefield Publishers

    Book Description

    A leading litigator engagingly explores what many readers already know: the Supreme Court votes along party lines.

    In this highly knowledgeable and entirely accessible book, Zirin (The Mother Court: Tales of Cases that Mattered in Ame ... more

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    ISBN-10: 1442266368

    ISBN-13: 9781442266360

    Language: English