Collected by Moscow's Historical Commission, candid accounts by Red Army combatants at the Battle of Stalingrad share harrowing insights into the lives lived and lost during the Second World War's turning point.
Exposes the twenty-first-century individuals and companies who have become obscenely rich from the resource trade in Africa, showing how the oil, copper, diamonds, gold, and coltan deposits are being systematically looted.
A history of the alliance between America and Pakistan, written by Pakistan's former ambassador to the U.S., documents each nation's mutual misunderstandings while explaining how each nation sees the other, in an account that also traces his firsthand witness to their dangerously turbulent... More Info
"[The author] leads readers ... through the landscape, history, literature and politics of the North, from the wrongheaded theories of the ancients to diplomatic intrigues on the Arctic's borderlands, the brutality of the Soviet gulag archipelago, and the region's emergence as a strategically... More Info
The founder of the Grameen Bank relates how he developed the system of micro-credit to help eradicate poverty in countries such as Bangladesh by providing financial education and small loans to rural families.