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2015

Understanding Vineyard Soils

Robert White (Queensland & St Edmund Hall 1959)

Understanding Vineyard Soils, by Robert White (Queensland & St Edmund Hall 1959), explains how soils form and how they vary, which is of fundamental importance to grape growers and winemakers. (Second edition, Oxford University Press, New York, 2009).

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2015

The International Criminal Court and the End of Impunity in Kenya

Lionel Nichols (Tasmania & Lincoln 2008)

The International Criminal Court and the End of Impunity in Kenya by Lionel Nichols (Tasmania & Lincoln 2008),  considers 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.

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2015

Courts in Conflict: Interpreting the Layers of Justice in Post-Genocide Rwanda

Nicola Palmer (St Andrew's College, Grahamstown & Queen's 2007)

Courts in Conflict: Interpreting the Layers of Justice in Post-Genocide Rwanda by Nicola Palmer (St Andrew's College, Grahamstown & Queen's 2007) provides an empirically-grounded analysis of the practice of the international, national, and localized courts in post-genocide Rwanda. It also discusses how the post-genocide courts have interacted through their case law, evidentiary overlap, and the transfer of suspects between the jurisdictions.

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2015

Resilience: Hard-Won Wisdom for Living a Better Life

Eric Greitens (Missouri & Lady Margaret Hall 1996)

Resilience: Hard-Won Wisdom for Living a Better Life by Eric Greitens (Missouri & Lady Margaret Hall 1996) argues that one cannot bounce back from hardship, instead one can only move through it. There is a path through pain to wisdom, through suffering to strength, and through fear to courage if we have the virtue of resilience. In 2012, Eric Greitens unexpectedly heard from a former SEAL comrade, a brother-in-arms he had not seen in a decade. Zach Walker had been one of the toughest of the tough. But ever since he returned home from war to his young family in a small logging town, he had been struggling. Without a sense of purpose, plagued by PTSD, and masking his pain with heavy drinking, he needed help. Zach and Eric started writing and talking nearly every day, as Eric set down his thoughts on what it takes to build resilience in our lives. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, March 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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