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2015

The International Criminal Court and the End of Impunity in Kenya

Lionel Nichols (Tasmania & Lincoln 2008)

examines the period immediately following Kenya's 2007 presidential election which left a shocking trail of atrocities, with over 1,000 people dead and countless thousands left victimised and displaced. In response, the International Criminal Court began a series of investigations and trials, promising no impunity for even the highest ranking perpetrators. When the country's president and vice-president were implicated in the crimes, the case took on worldwide significance. (Springer February 2015).

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2015

The Hero's Trail

T.A. Barron

The Hero's Trail by T.A. Barron (Colorado & Balliol 1974) features young people whose character enables them to triumph over great obstacles and to make a genuine difference to our world. Combining moving profiles of heroic young people with insightful commentary, T.A. Barron eloquently shows that heroes can be lasting inspirations — trail guides on our journeys through life. (Puffin, January 2015).

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2015

The Work: My Search for a Life That Matters

Wes Moore (Maryland/DC & Wolfson 2001)

The Work: My Search for a Life That Matters by Wes Moore (Maryland/DC & Wolfson 2001) is the story of how the author traced a path through the world to find his life’s purpose. Wes Moore graduated from a difficult childhood in the Bronx and Baltimore to an adult life that would find him at some of the most critical moments in recent history: as a combat officer in Afghanistan; a White House fellow in a time of wars abroad and disasters at home; and a Wall Street banker during the financial crisis. In this insightful book, Moore shares the lessons he learned from people he met along the way—from the brave Afghan translator who taught him to find his fight, to the resilient young students in Katrina-ravaged Mississippi who showed him the true meaning of grit, to his late grandfather, who taught him to find grace in service. (Spiegel & Grau, January 2015).

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2014

Rule of Law in War: International Law and United States Counterinsurgency in Iraq and Afghanistan

Travers McLeod (Western Australia & Balliol 2007)

Rule of Law in War: International Law and United States Counterinsurgency in Iraq and Afghanistan by Travers McLeod (Western Australia & Balliol 2007), places international law at the centre of the transformation of United States counterinsurgency (COIN) that occurred during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. It claims international law matters more than is often assumed and more than we have previously been able to claim, contradicting existing theoretical assumptions.  (Oxford University Press, December 2014).

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2014

Our Land, Our Rent, Our Jobs

Stephen Meintjes (St Andrew's College, Grahamstown & Trinity 1961)

Our Land, Our Rent, Our Jobs by Stephen Meintjes (St Andrew's College, Grahamstown & Trinity 1961) and Michael Jacques

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2014

Faithful Is Successful: Notes to the Driven Pilgrim

Nathan Grills (Victoria & St John's 2002)

Faithful Is Successful: Notes to the Driven Pilgrim edited by Nathan Grills (Victoria & St John's 2002), David E. Lewis and S. Joshua Swamidass considers the impact of Christian beliefs in the workplace and offers practical advice to Christians about what it means to live a life of robust faith and work. (Outskirts Press, September 2014).


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2014

World History for Dummies (Chinese translation)

Translated by Lik Hang Tsui (Hong Kong & Pembroke 2009)

Chinese translation of World History for Dummies by Peter Haugen, translated by Lik Hang Tsui (Hong Kong & Pembroke 2009), Yu Tao, Jian Yuan. This is a one-stop guide to significant events in world history written for students and lifelong learners. It is a detailed overview of human history takes readers from the discovery of fire to the birth of the Internet. It features new coverage of significant events that have reshaped our world view: the events of September 11, 2001; the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq; recent responses climate change; the rise of China, India, and Brazil as world economic powers; and the natural disasters of Hurricane Katrina and the tsunami that devastated Sri Lanka and Indonesia. It also explores the current trends in historical research and how researchers are re-examining everything from the writings of Marco Polo to the arrival of humans in the Americas. (PT Press, 2014).

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2014

Frameworks of World History: Networks, Hierarchies, Culture

Stephen Morillo (Louisiana & Jesus 1980)

Frameworks of World History: Networks, Hierarchies, Culture by Stephen Morillo (Louisiana & Jesus 1980) uses a clear and consistent analytical approach to studying world history, framed around a model that shows students how to do world history and not just learn about it. While this globally organized text contains all of the essential information, it does not just tell what happened, but also shows how and why it happened.(Oxford University Press, 2014).

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2014

Democracy More or Less: America's Political Reform Quandary

Bruce Cain (Maine & Trinity 1970)

Democracy More or Less: America's Political Reform Quandary by Bruce Cain (Maine & Trinity 1970) asks why American political reform efforts so often fail to solve the problems they intend to fix, and argues that the reasons are an unrealistic civic ideal of a fully informed and engaged citizenry and a neglect of basic pluralist principles about political intermediaries. (Cambridge University Press, December 2014).

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