Books published by Public Affairs

Stalingrad

Public Affairs | April 1, 2015 | 512 pages
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.  More Info

The Looting Machine

Public Affairs | March 24, 2015 | 352 pages
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.  More Info

City of Lies

Public Affairs | September 2, 2014 | 301 pages
Provides an intimate portrait of Tehran from the perspective of individual Iranians who live there, including a porn star, an assassin, and a dutiful housewife.  More Info

Magnificent Delusions

Public Affairs | July 20, 2017 | 415 pages
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

OBD: Obsessive Branding Disorder

Public Affairs | June 1, 2009 | 240 pages
Blending whip-smart analysis with colorful reportage and humor, Conley distinguishes what is true and useful about branding as a business strategy, from what is distracting and destructive.  More Info

Poor Economics

Public Affairs | March 27, 2012 | 320 pages
From the award-winning founders of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab at MIT: A transformative reappraisal of the world of the extreme poor, their lives, desires, and frustrations  More Info

Financial Turmoil in Europe and the United States

Public Affairs | February 7, 2012 | 161 pages
Addresses the need for the United States to restructure the banking and financial system, anticipates the globalization of the crisis, and calls for international action.  More Info

Three Famines

Public Affairs | August 30, 2011 | 336 pages
Looks at the history of famines, including those in Ireland, India, and Ethiopia, and discusses the political, social, and religious ideologies that worsen the effects of famine.  More Info
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Spark

Public Affairs | August 2, 2011 | 272 pages
A century-old manufacturing company is taking a radically innovative approach to management—no layoffs—with provocative implications for every business  More Info

Cambodia's Curse

Public Affairs | April 12, 2011 | 416 pages
Nobel Prize winning reporter Joel Brinkley illuminates the country, its people, and the deep historical roots of its modern-day behavior.  More Info

Banker to the poor

Public Affairs | October 16, 2003 | 273 pages
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.  More Info

The Future History of the Arctic

Public Affairs | March 2, 2010 | 405 pages
"[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