The Ministry of Truth: The Biography of George Orwell's 1984
"Rich and compelling. . .Lynskey’s account of the reach of 1984 is revelatory.”
--George Packer, The Atlantic
An authoritative, wide-ranging, and incredibly timely history of 1984--its literary sources, its composition by Orwell, its deep and lasting effect on...
Heaven Is Empty: A Cross-Cultural Approach to
In the past few decades, discussions on the role of religion in shaping the
interconnections of politics, society, and culture have acquired a particular
urgency. Since the end of the Cold War, after 9/11, and even more so with
the surge of IS, religion has come to occupy a central position in discourses
Spying Blind: The CIA, the FBI, and the Origins of 9/11
In this pathbreaking book, Amy Zegart provides the first scholarly examination of the intelligence failures that preceded September 11. Until now, those failures have been attributed largely to individual mistakes. But Zegart shows how and why the intelligence system itself left us vulnerable.
Zegart argues that after the Cold War...
Sustainable Solar Housing: Strategies and Solutions
This far-reaching and authoritative two-volume set examines a range of potential solutions for low-energy building design, considering different strategies (energy conservation and renewable energy) and technologies (relating to the building envelope, ventilation, heat delivery, heat production, heat storage, electricity, and control). Each...
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