2009. 5. 2 NEW ARRIVALS
Travel and cooking
After years of painstaking planning, veteran cookbook authors Cheryl and Bill Jamison used all their frequent flier miles on a three-month global culinary tour, chronicled in this charming travelogue. Beginning in Bali, the couple traveled to 10 different countries during the fall of 2005, sampling the local cuisine and taking in the sights.
Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution - and How It Can Renew America
Thomas L. Friedman
Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist Friedman is still an unrepentant guru of globalism, despite the looming economic crisis attributable, in Friendman’s view, to the U.S. having become a “subprime nation that thinks it can just borrow its way to prosperity.” Friedman covers familiar territory as a build-up to his main thesis: the U.S. market is the “most effective and prolific system for transformational innovation.
Panic: The Story of Modern Financial Insanity
Lewis takes readers on a spin through notable recent financial catastrophes including the stock markets’ 1987 crash, the Russian default and related failure of hedge fund Long-Term Capital Management, the Asian currency crisis, the Internet bust and the recent subprime debacle. The author wisely includes excerpts from his books and articles, including an account of his time as a trader at Salomon Brothers in the midst of the junk bond crash of 1987 and his observations on the Internet boom and bust.
The Magician: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel
“The Alchemyst” (2007), the first book in this series, introduced a wide-ranging group of historical figures who have achieved immortality and are engaged in a present-day struggle for the fate of the world. This second entry picks up exactly where the first left off. Allied with the legendary Nicholas Flamel on the “good” side are teenage twins Sophie and Josh, who are supremely gifted but with powers that are untrained. Countering them is a new archvillain, Niccolo Machiavelli, who, along with other figures from history and legend (Joan of Arc, a trio of Valkyries), swells the already impressive cast.
The Next 100 Years: A Forecast for the 21st Century
In his long-awaited and provocative new book, George Friedman turns his eye on the future, offering a lucid, highly readable forecast of the changes we can expect around the world during the 21st century. He discusses the possibility of future wars, economic and political power, and new technologies and cultural trends in the new century.
The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy
John J. Mearsheimer, Stephen Walt
Expanding on their notorious 2006 article, the authors increase the megatonnage of their explosive claims about the influence of the pro-Israel lobby on the U.S. government. Mearsheimer and Walt, political scientists at the University of Chicago and Harvard, respectively, survey a wide coalition of pro-Israel groups and individuals.
Provided by Tongbang Publications Import Inc.
*These new imports are available at major bookstores such as Youngpoong Bookstore and Bandi and Luni’s.