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Front cover of Mortality by Christopher Hitchens
Mortality - Christopher Hitchens

Mortality by Christopher Hitchens is the exemplary story of one man's refusal to cower in the face of the unknown, as well as a searching look at the human predicament. Crisp and vivid, veined throughout with penetrating intelligence, Hitchens's testament is a courageous and lucid work of literature, an affirmation of the dignity and worth of man.On June 8, 2010, while on a book tour for his bestselling memoir, "Hitch-22," Christopher Hitchens was stricken in his New York hotel room with excruciating pain in his chest and thorax.

R110.00
Front Cover of What Could Possibly Go Wrong by Jeremy Clarkson
What Could Possibly Go Wrong - Jeremy Clarkson

What Could Possibly Go Wrong by Jeremy Clarkson is the sixth book in Jeremy Clarkson's bestselling The World According to Clarkson seriesNo one writes about cars like Jeremy Clarkson. While most correspondents are too busy diving straight into BHP, MPG and MPH, Jeremy appreciates that there are more important things to life. Don't worry, we'll get to the cars. Eventually.

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Front cover of Cocaine Confidential by Wensley Clarkson
Cocaine Confidential - Wensley Clarkson

Cocaine Confidential by Wensley Clarkson tells the truth about this scourge. Cocaine is the world's most notorious narcotic. It underpins a vast, multi-billion pound underworld with a dark and deadly side. But who really are the shadowy people behind this chilling network? The coca farmers, the jungle sweat-shop workers, the smugglers, the suppliers, and, ultimately, the dealers who provide for the world's hundreds of millions of users. Cocaine Confidential goes inside the lives of all these characters to reveal their stories for the first time.

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Front cover of Pink Sari Revolution by Amana Fontanella-Khan
Pink Sari Revolution - Amana Fontanella-Khan

Pink Sari Revolution by Amana Fontanella-Khan delivers a riveting portrait of women grabbing fate with their own hands - and winning back their lives. When Sheelu was arrested for stealing from a powerful politician in the notoriously crooked region of Uttar Pradesh, she was sure that she would be forced to accept a prison sentence, not least because she had alleged that she had been assaulted by a man in the politician’s household.

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Front cover of Distrust That Particular Flavor by William Gibson
Distrust That Particular Flavor - William Gibson

Distrust That Particular Flavor: Encounters with a future that's already here by William Gibson brings together for the first time his writings on a wide variety of contemporary subjects: the differing cultures of Japan and Singapore; music and the movies; what's wrong with the internet; the interactive relationship between writers and readers; and many others.

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Front Cover of The Internet is not the Answer by Andrew Keen
The Internet is not the Answer - Andrew Keen

The Internet is not the Answer by Andrew Keen argues that, on balance, the Internet has had a disastrous impact on all our lives. By tracing the history of the Internet, from its founding in the 1960s to the creation of the World Wide Web in 1989, through the waves of start-ups and the rise of the big data companies to the increasing attempts to monetize almost every human activity, Keen shows how the Web has had a deeply negative effect on our culture, economy and society.

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Front cover of The Late American Novel by Jeff Martin & C Max Magee
The Late American Novel - Jeff Martin & C Max Magee

The Late American Novel edited by Jeff Martin & C Max Magee gathers some of today's finest writers to consider the sea change that is upon them. Lauren Groff imagines an array of fantastical futures for writers, from poets with groupies to novelists as vending machines. Rivka Galchen writes about the figurative and literal death of paper. Joe Meno expounds upon the idea of a book as a place set permanently aside for the imagination, regardless of format.

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Front cover of Feeding Frenzy by Paul McMahon
Feeding Frenzy - Paul McMahon

Feeding Frenzy by Paul McMahon traces the history of the global food system and reveals the underlying causes of recent food shortages and price spikes - what the media has labelled a 'world food crisis'. As the tectonic plates of the world food system shift, forces are being unleashed that threaten the security of billions. Food-producing countries are banning exports to benefit their own citizens, even if this means that other countries starve.

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Front cover of Africa's Third Liberation by Greg Mills and Jeffrey Herbst
Africa's Third Liberation - Greg Mills and Jeffrey Herbst

Africa's Third Liberation by Greg Mills and Jeffrey Herbst ask how Africa's political leaders and interest groups can promote economic growth in their countries. Africa has experienced two liberations: the first from colonial and racist regimes, and the second from the autocrats who often followed foreign rule. African countries now have the potential to undertake a third liberation - from political economies characterised by graft, crony capitalism, rentseeking, elitism and social inequality.

R75.00
Front cover of Don't Vote! by P J O'Rourke
Don't Vote! - P J O'Rourke

Don't Vote! by P J O'Rourke is his latest political masterpiece. Using his signature wit and keen observational skills, O'Rourke reflects on his forty year career as a political commentator, spanning his addled hippie youth to his current state of right-wing grouch maturity.

R60.00
Front cover of The Resilience Dividend by Judith Rodin
The Resilience Dividend - Judith Rodin

The Resilience Dividend by Judith Rodin combines vivid stories with practical insights (such as how to disaster-proof a building) and ground-breaking research to help build a radical future in which individuals, companies and entire societies face disaster by creating more dynamic, more resilient cities. In recent years, dozens of cities across the globe have been hit by large-scale catastrophes of every kind: natural disaster, geopolitical conflict, food shortages, disease and contagion, terrorist attacks.

R140.00