Archive for the ‘English and US / History & Essais’


Author:  Andrew Monaghan

Publisher : Manchester University Press

The book explores the Russian leadership’s strategic agenda and illuminates the range of problems it faces in implementing it. Given these difficulties and the Russian leadership’s concerns about an unstable and increasingly competitive world, the Russian official and expert community often use the term ‘mobilisation’ to describe the measures that Moscow is increasingly resorting to in order to implement its agenda. The book explores what this means, and concludes that many of the terms used in the Western debate about Russia both misdiagnose the nature of the challenge and misrepresent the situation in Russia. At a time when many of the books about Russia are focused specifically on the war in Ukraine and the deterioration in relations between the Euro-Atlantic community and Russia, or are biographies of Vladimir Putin, it offers a new and unique lens through which to understand how Russia works and how Russian domestic and foreign politics are intimately linked.

About the author:

Andrew Monaghan is Director of Research on Russia and Northern European Defence and Security at the Oxford Changing Character of War Centre, based in Pembroke College, University of Oxford

Bibliographic Details

Pages: 112

ISBN: 978-1-5261-2641-2



Authors :  Peter Wohlleben, Tim Flannery

Publisher : William Collins

In The Hidden Life of Trees Peter Wohlleben makes the case that the forest is a social network. He draws on groundbreaking scientific discoveries to describe how trees are like human families : tree parents live together with their children, communicate with them, support them as they grow, share nutrients with those who are sick or struggling, and even warn each other of impending dangers. Wohlleben also shares his deep love of woods and forests, explaining the amazing processes of life, death and regeneration he has observed in his woodland.

A walk in the woods will never be the same again.


Peter Wohlleben born in Bonn, 1964, is a German forester and author who writes on ecological themes in popular language.

Tim Flannery is one of Australia’s leading thinkers and writers.

An internationally acclaimed scientist, explorer and conservationist, he has published more than 130 peer-reviewed scientific papers and many books. His books include the landmark works The Future Eaters and The Weather Makers, which has been translated into more than 20 languages and in 2006 won the NSW Premiers Literary Prizes for Best Critical Writing and Book of the Year.

He received a Centenary of Federation Medal for his services to Australian science and in 2002 delivered the Australia Day address. In 2005 he was named Australian Humanist of the Year, and in 2007 honoured as Australian of the Year. More …


The author :  Nicholas Freudenberg

Publishing House : Oxford  University  Press

The first trade examination of the relationships between corporations, governments, and public health

Highly current, with relevence to current US controversies surrounding obesity, food systems, health care reform, and gun control

Local, state, and national examples of affirmative and negative relationships between corporations, governments, and public health

The first history of its kind by a leading public health scholar/practitioner More …


Posted by AT on Jeudi 4 décembre 2014


Author : Jennifer Janson

Publisher: Harriman House

Why do some companies have a seemingly flawless reputation while others constantly fight a losing battle?

More …


Posted by AT on Samedi 14 septembre 2013


Auteur: Jean-Claude Meyer

Editeur : Books on Demand

The objective of this concise book is widder than just explaining the protocol of flags per se.

A more basic question is often set aside, namely why should one pay any attention on how to place or how to treat flags?

We all understand the attention paid to heads of States or governments in protocol. Flags however are basically nothing more than a piece of coloured tissue fixed to a pole.

More …


Ilan Peleg, Lafayette College, Pennsylvania

Dov Waxman, City University of New

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Arguing that a comprehensive and lasting solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict depends on a resolution of the Jewish-Palestinian conflict within Israel as much as it does on resolving the conflict between Israel and Palestinians in the Occupied Territories, this timely book explores the causes and consequences of the growing conflict between Israel’s Jewish majority and its Palestinian-Arab minority.

More …


Author: Christopher Kemp

Publisher: University Of Chicago Press;

A really enjoyable read of a rare product with a rich history. From the beaches of New Zealand to the windswept coast of Massachusetts we are taken on a journey for a rare glimpse of a clandestine industry. The eccentric charachters involved in this trade are described in great detail as are the exotic locales like Stewart Island and the cold climes of Dunedin on the South Island of New Zealand. Highly recommended to be enjoyed with a good cup of coffee overlooking the ocean, I know my next beach trip will be enhanced by this book!

More …


Douglas W. Jones and Barbara Simons

Center for the Study of Language and Information

For many of US citizens, the presidential election of 2000 was a wake-up call. The controversy following the vote count led to demands for election reform. But the new voting systems that were subsequently introduced to the market have serious security flaws, and many are confusing and difficult to use. Moreover, legislation has not kept up with the constantly evolving voting technology, leaving little to no legal recourse when votes are improperly counted.

How did we come to acquire the complex technology we now depend on to count votes?  Douglas Jones and Barbara Simons probe this question, along with public policy and regulatory issues raised by our voting technologies.  Broken Ballots is a thorough and incisive analysis of the current voting climate that approaches American elections from technological, legal, and historical perspectives.  The authors examine the ways in which Americans vote today, gauging how inaccurate, unreliable, and insecure our voting systems are. An important book for election administrators, political scientists, and students of government and technology policy, Broken Ballots is also a vital tool for any voting American.

More …


Wilmot James , Jakes Gerwel , Jeanne Viall


Pour nos lecteurs anglophones, un grand livre sur l’histoire du Vin en Afrique du Sud …

Provocative and quirky, Grape is the highly readable story of vineyards and wines in South Africa. It takes us from the earliest Dutch settlers’ struggle to plant vines under difficult conditions, through slavery, the forgotten black wine makers, land dispossession, a long history of making plonk (with a few exceptions) and the emergence of a world-class fine wine culture in the 1990s.

More …


Posted by AT on Lundi 8 août 2011

Inside The Enduring Conflict Between America and Al-Qaeda


Peter L. Bergen

Free Press / 1St Edition

What makes “The Longest War,” a new book by Peter L. Bergen, CNN’s national security analyst, particularly useful is that it provides a succinct and compelling overview of these huge, complex subjects, drawing upon other journalists’ pioneering work as well as the author’s own expertise in terrorism and interviews with a broad spectrum of figures including leading counterterrorism officials, members of the Taliban, failed suicide bombers, family and friends of Osama bin Laden and top American military officers.

More …