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2014

The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution

Walter Isaacson (Louisiana & Pembroke 1974)

The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution by Walter Isaacson (Louisiana & Pembroke 1974) is the story of the people who created the computer and the Internet. It is destined to be the standard history of the digital revolution and an indispensable guide to how innovation really happens. (Simon & Schuster, October 2014)

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2014

Principles of Administrative Law, 6th Edition

David Jones (Alberta & Balliol 1970), and Anne S. de Villars

Principles of Administrative Law, 6th Edition by David Jones (Alberta & Balliol 1970), and  Anne S. de Villars is a text which provides readers with a concise statement of the principles of administrative law. Rather than attempting to discuss the abundance of case law emanating from every Canadian jurisdiction, this work provides a conceptual framework for understanding the principles of administrative law, which readers may then apply to specific fact situations. (Carswell, June 2014). 

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2014

The Audacious Adventures of Dr Louis Lawrence Smith

John Poynter (Victoria & Magdalen 1951)

The Audacious Adventures of Dr Louis Lawrence Smith by John Poynter (Victoria & Magdalen 1951) is a biography which highlights his many sides - as medico, writer, publisher, politician, litigant, showman, speculator, collector, vigneron, farmer, breeder and rider of racehorses, and the guiding hand for thirty years of Melbourne's great exhibition complex...The Audacious Adventures of Dr Louis Lawrence Smith is a captivating look into the life of a mercurial man. (Australian Scholarly Publishing, May 2014).

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2014

Breakthrough Leadership in the Digital Age: Using Learning Science to Reboot Schooling

Frederick Hess and Bror Saxberg (Washington & Merton 1980)

Breakthrough Leadership in the Digital Age: Using Learning Science to Reboot Schooling by Frederick Hess and Bror Saxberg (Washington & Merton 1980), considers how today’s most successful school leaders are truly “learning engineers”: creative thinkers who redefine their problems and design new ways to better serve kids’ success. Technology has a critical role, but it’s the creative reinvention of schools, systems, and classrooms that has to come first. (Corwin, 2014).

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2014

How Peace Operations Work: Power, Legitimacy, and Effectiveness

Jeni Whalan (Australia-at-Large & Balliol 2005)

How Peace Operations Work: Power, Legitimacy, and Effectiveness by Jeni Whalan (Australia-at-Large & Balliol 2005),  proposes a new approach to studying the effectiveness of peace operations, asking new questions about how these crucial institutions of international security governance work, and generating new insights about how they might be made to work better. What emerges is the overriding importance of local legitimacy -- the perception among local actors that a peace operation, its personnel, and its objectives are right, fair, and appropriate. (Oxford University Press, February 2014).

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2014

Launching The New Enlightenment: The Reaffirmation of the Social Contract

Michael Jaffey (Rhodesia & St Edmund Hall 1949)

Launching The New Enlightenment: The Reaffirmation of the Social Contract by Michael Jaffey (Rhodesia & St Edmund Hall 1949) argues for reaffirming the Social Contract inherited from the original Age of Enlightenment, that society's only justification is serving all the people within it. (CreateSpace, May 2014).

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2014

Army and Democracy: Military Politics in Pakistan

Aqil Shah (Pakistan & Corpus Christi 1997)

Army and Democracy: Military Politics in Pakistan by Aqil Shah (Pakistan & Corpus Christi 1997), considers how the military became Pakistan’s foremost power elite and what its unchecked authority means for the future of this nuclear-armed nation. (Harvard University Press, April 2014).

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2014

Justice: A Personal Account

Edwin Cameron (South Africa-at-Large & Keble 1976)

Justice – A Personal Account by Edwin Cameron (South Africa-at-Large & Keble 1976), is part memoir and part ode to the law in which Mr Justice Cameron explains and defends the role of the law in South Africa’s continuing transition. He draws on his own life experience to illustrate the power and the limitations of the law and argues that the Constitution offers South Africa the best chance for a just society – with the insights gained from hard years of judicial experience. (NB Publishers, February 2014).

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2014

Whoever Fears the Sea

Justin Fox (South African College School, Newlands & Brasenose 1991)

Whoever Fears the Sea by Justin Fox (South African College School, Newlands & Brasenose 1991) is a novel set in Kenya and Somalia in 2001, soon after 9/11. The plot involves a South African scriptwriter researching Swahili culture who is captured by Somali pirates and eventually becomes sympathetic to their cause. (Umuzi, February 2014).

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