New York: Viking Adult, 2009-06-11. Advance Uncorrected Proofs. Paperback. Good. 347 pages; spine creasing, edge wear; Advance Uncorrected Proofs; Two leading experts on the Middle East debunk long-held damaging fallacies and present a concise and far-reaching set of principles that can help America set an effective course of action in the region.
New York: Sentinel Books, 2006. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. 318 pp; light edge wear, light bit of scuffing to jacket; Less than five Miles from Ground Zero in Manhattan sits an international hotbed of anti-Americanism.The United Nations was created after World War II to promote peace and international understanding. But over the years, and today more than ever, the U.N. has failed to achieve its original mission. It has failed to address the most dangerous threats facing the civilized world, refused to condemn terrorist acts, encouraged America's enemies, and supported some of the world's most oppressive governments, all while wasting billions of dollars.As veteran reporter Eric Shawn of Fox News Channel points out, the U.N.'s iconic skyscraper is where our so-called allies all too often undermine the United States and our vital interests. And for the honor of hosting our adversaries in our own country, Americans pay a whopping 22 percent of the U.N.'s bloated budget.The U.N. Exposed will give you a rare insider's tour of the United Nations, focusing on many disturbing aspects that have been ignored by the mainstream media. You will learn, for instance: * how U.N.-supervised funds were diverted into weapons used against American troops * how terrorists and rogue states seeking nuclear weapons flout toothless U.N. resolutions * how our allies' selfish economic interests drive U.N.-backed challenges to America's sovereignty * how kickbacks, bribes, and corruption have pervaded the highest echelons of the U.N. * how U.N. ambassadors and staff enjoy luxurious and tax-free Manhattan lifestyles and other perks * how U.N. workers have repeatedly turned children into their sexual preyAs Shawn declares in his introduction, "I am disgusted by the fact that the altruistic efforts of so many U.N. staff members are undercut by the greed, corruption, and ineptitude of the bureaucracy they serve.
New York: St. Martin's Press, 1991. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. 415 pp. some edge wear to jacket & boards; "The authors are audacious and specific in this crystal-ball-gazing exercise concerning the world's future. Cetron, coauthor of Educational Renaissance , and Davies, a former Omni editor, predict that by the year 2000 Canada will dissolve, Quebec will be a nation and the other Canadian provinces will become U.S. states. In their forecast, a North American economic pact embracing Mexico will rescue the U.S. from its growing inability to compete globally. Among their other predictions: South Africa's white government will reach a workable political compromise with the black majority before 1994; China, turned capitalist, will gain much of the leadership lost by Japan; an international aid program will support Middle East reconstruction; life will remain stark and brief in much of the Third World. Cetron and Davies have produced a challenging survey that's worth reading even if some of its prognoses seem fanciful." -- Publisher's Weekly