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It began with an unsigned email: "I am a senior member of the intelligence community". What followed was the most spectacular intelligence breach ever, brought about by one extraordinary man. The con... read more

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Just over a decade into the new millennium, America is beset by a sense of crisis. The seismic shifts that occurred in the space of a generation have created a country of winners and losers, leaving the social contrac... read more

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War is one of the greatest human evils. It has ruined livelihoods, provoked unspeakable atrocities and left countless millions dead. It has caused economic chaos and widespread deprivation... read more

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Guy Standing's immensely influential 2011 book introduced the Precariat as an emerging mass class, characterized by inequality and insecurity. Standing outlined the increasingly global nature of the Precariat as a soci... read more

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This subject is as big as they come: the world's food supply. Written for a popular audience, Feeding Frenzy traces the history of the global food system and reveals the underlying causes of recent food shortages and price s... read more

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Michael Lewis, the Master of the Big Story, is back with Flash Boys. If you thought Wall Street was about alpha males standing in trading pits hollering at each other, think again. That world is dead. Now, the world's money is traded by computer co... read more

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From Kaliningrad on the Baltic to the Russian Far East, journalist Ben Judah has travelled throughout Russia and the former Soviet republics, conducting extensive interviews with President Vladimir Pu... read more

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The oil industry provides the lifeblood of modern civilization... But the modern oil industry is an amazingly shady meeting- ground of fixers, gangsters, dictators, competing governments, and multinational corporations, and until now, no ... read more

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Over the last decade, the center of world power has been quietly shifting from Europe to Asia. With oil reserves of several billion barrels, an estimated nine hundred trillion cubic feet of natural gas, ... read more

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Power Systems is the latest collection of searing insights from intellectual superstar Noam Chomsky. In this new collection of conversations, conducted from ... read more

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This is the definitive history of the Iran-Iraq war, and revolutionary Iran, essential for understanding the country today. For over 30 years the Islamic Republic has resisted widespread condemnation, sanctions, ... read more

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A 21st century take on Dispatches, award-winning VICE News journalist Aris Roussinous tells the real stories behind life in a rebel army. The hidden truth about war is how much fun it is.... read more

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Since 2008, award-winning investigative journalist Nick Davies has worked tirelessly - determined, driven, brilliant - to uncover the truth about the goings on behind the scenes... read more

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Sampat Pal was married at twelve, essentially illiterate. Today she leads a vigilante group fighting for women's rights: the Pink Gang. When Sheelu was arrested for stealing from a powerful politicia... read more

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One day a couple of years ago, 300 migrants were kidnapped between the remote, dusty border towns of Altar, Mexico, and Sasabe, Arizona. Over half of them were never heard from again. Oscar Martinez, a ... read more

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One hundred kilometers from Seville lies the small village of Marinaleda, which for the last thirty-five years has been the center of a tireless struggle to create a living utopia. Today, Marinaleda is a place where the farms and th... read more

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Author: Rose George
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 Current Affairs

Awards:Winner of Travelling Scholarships Award 2011. Mountbatten Maritime Prize 2013.

There are 100,000 freighters on the seas. Between them they carry nearly everything we eat, wear and work with. In this unique investigation, Rose George joins the crew of a ... read more

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It was the "eBay of drugs", a multi-billion dollar empire. And behind its heart of darkness was the FBI's Most Wanted Man, a mysterious crime czar dubbed "Dread Pirate Roberts". SILKROAD.COM lay at the heart of 'the Dark Web' - a parallel universe o... read more

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The men and women in Invisible Hands reveal the human rights abuses occurring behind the scenes of the global economy. These narrators -- including phone manufacturers in China, copper miners in Zambia, garment worker... read more

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"We count ourselves among the rebels who court storms, who hold that the only truth lies in perpetual search." - Nadezhda Tolokonnikova "I cannot tell you how proud I am to be in contact with you - You show... read more

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