Explores with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Tibet's relations with the Mongols; the Golden Age under the Great Fifth Dalai Lama; Tibet's years under Manchu overlords; the four decades of modern independence in the early half of the twentieth century; and, the Dalai Lama's meetings with Mao-Tse Tung, just before His Holiness fled into exile in 1959.
A narrative chronicle of World War I's Arab Revolt explores the pivotal roles of a small group of adventurers and low-level officers who orchestrated a secret effort to control the Middle East, demonstrating how they instigated jihad against British forces, built an elaborate intelligence ring and forged ties to gain valuable oil concessions. Reprint.
"There wasn't a meeting when someone didn't mention Black Hawk Down ." - A senior Obama administration official, as quoted in The New York Times, 02/05/2011 From Mark Bowden, internationally bestselling and acclaimed author of Black Hawk Down and the preeminent chronicler of the actions of the US military and special forces writing today, comes an intensely gripping account of the hunt for and elimination of Osama bin Laden. With unprecedented access to key sources and his great gift for storytelling, Bowden takes us inside the rooms where decisions were made and where the action unfolded. The story focuses on bin Laden, who maintained a steady stream of despairing correspondence in hiding in the year before his death, and on President Obama, perceived by many as an anti-war candidate because of his opposition to the Iraq War, whose evolving views and enormous responsibilities have turned him into one of the most determined warriors to ever inhabit the White House.It details the rapid evolution of war-fighting methods over the last decade, as American special forces and intelligence agencies have adapted to fight non-state enemies like Al-Qaeda, and how they came together seamlessly in May 2011 to kill the world's most notorious terrorist. Tracing the operation in blow-by-blow detail, Bowden's book is an unrivaled account of the most high-profile special forces operation ever to have been undertaken, and a page-turning narrative of how the man behind 9/11 was finally brought to justice.
From Michael Gordon and Bernard Trainor comes the third behind-the-scenes account of the procecution of the war in Iraq.
There have been many reports about the Iraq war, yet, none has told the complete story. Having unparalleled, behind-the-scenes access to the decision-making processes that determined involvement in Iraq, the author delivers an objectively rendered chronicle of the Iraq war and the vicissitudes of the occupation.
"The Prince", originally published in 1532, was intended to serve as a guide to establishing a monarchy and maintaining absolute power over a people. From his particular viewpoint as a political strategist and an expert in constitutional law, the author explains why Machiavelli's work has retained its place at the heart of international diplomacy.
Traces the history of the Qur'an from its first enunciation by the angel Gabriel to the Prophet Mohammed in 7th century Arabia. This book analyses the meaning it has acquired since its creation and its significance as the compass of spiritual insight.
Traces the history of "The Rights of Man" from the publication of Part One in 1791 in London and its rapturous reception across the Atlantic. This book analyses the meaning it has acquired since its creation and its significance as the cornerstone of contemporary debates about our basic human rights.
Plato is perhaps the influential philosopher who has ever lived. His Republic laid the political foundations of Western culture and has remained at its heart for over two thousand years. This book explains the judicial, moral and political ideas in the Republic and examines its influence on the modern world.
From 9/11 conspiracy theories to Holocaust denial, we are experiencing an epidemic of demonstrably untrue descriptions of the world. This work demonstrates that unless the defenders of enlightenment values fight back soon, the counterknowledge industry has the potential to create new political, social and economic disasters.
Hopes for a peaceful international order after the end of the Cold War have been dashed by sobering realities. Great powers (US, Russia, China, Europe, Japan, India and Iran) are once again competing for geopolitical influence. This book poses the questions that face the democratic world.
Tells the epic story of global commerce, from its prehistoric origins to the myriad crises confronting it today. This book travels from the sugar rush that brought the British to Jamaica in the seventeenth century to debates over globalization.
A groundbreaking account of how the ideology of Globalisation is dead, paving the way for a return to nationalism that will characterize the twenty-first century.
The last two hundred years have seen the greatest explosion of progress and wealth in the history of mankind. But the age of oil, that fuelled this expansion, is coming rapidly to an end. The depletion of fossil fuels is about to change radically life as we know it, and do so much sooner than we think.
This title argues that the interests of America and its European allies are diverging sharply. It makes clear how Europe's need to escape a bloody past has led to a new set of beliefs about conflict while at the same time the US has become the guarantor of the European order by dint of its might.
Presents the dramatic story of the people and events that shaped the world's railways, stimulating economic growth and social change on an unprecedented scale. This title reveals that the global expansion of the railways was key to the spread of modernity and the making of the modern world.