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Arms, the Arms Trade & the Military -

Related category: Peace & Human Rights
Related booklists: Nuclear Power / Weapons, Drones and Drone Warfare, Guns and Gun Control,

These are some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many others that we can also order! (Note: this website cannot tell you if we have a book in stock right now or not, and though we do our best to keep information up to date, occasionally prices may have changed.)
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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 26 books in this booklist

  • Cover image of book Indefensible: Seven Myths That Sustain the Global Arms Trade by Paul Holden et al.
    Indefensible: Seven Myths That Sustain the Global Arms Trade - by Paul Holden et al.

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781783605651 | ISBN 10: 1783605650

    Although there is often opposition to individual wars, most people continue to believe that the arms industry is necessary in some form: to safeguard our security, provide jobs and stimulate the economy. Not only conservatives, but many progressives ... more

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  • Cover image of book Britain
    Britain's Secret Wars: How and Why the United Kingdom Sponsors Conflict Around the World - by T. J. Coles

    £14.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781905570782 | ISBN 10: 1905570783

    In a devastating analysis, T. J. Coles reveals the true extent of Britain’s covert foreign policy that supports war, conflict and oppression around the world. Unbeknownst to the broad population, the Shadow State sponsors a ‘new world order’ th ... more

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  • Cover image of book Kill Chain: Drones and the Rise of High-Tech Assassins by Andrew Cockburn
    Kill Chain: Drones and the Rise of High-Tech Assassins - by Andrew Cockburn

    £9.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781784782696 | ISBN 10: 1784782696

    Surveillance, technology, war, and the failed US policy of remote killing.   Kill Chain is the essential history of drone warfare, a development in military technology that, as Andrew Cockburn demonstrates, has its origins in long-buried sec ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Assassination Complex: Inside the US Government by Jeremy Scahill
    The Assassination Complex: Inside the US Government - by Jeremy Scahill

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781781257722 | ISBN 10: 1781257728

    In this shocking expos of the US government's drone programme, bestselling author Jeremy Scahill and his colleagues at the investigative website The Intercept expose stunning new details about the secret assassination policy being carried out by Ame ... more

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  • Cover image of book Disarming Conflict by Ernie Regehr
    Disarming Conflict - by Ernie Regehr

    £12.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781783603541 | ISBN 10: 1783603542

    In the last quarter century our world has hosted 98 wars, 26 of these are ongoing.   The bill for maintaining huge stores of weapons and some 70 million people in uniform currently stands at $1.7 trillion, a year. Of these wars, over 85 perce ... more

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  • Cover image of book Social Science Goes to War: The Human Terrain System in Iraq and Afghanistan by Montgomery McFate and Janice H. Laurence (Editors)
    Social Science Goes to War: The Human Terrain System in Iraq and Afghanistan - by Montgomery McFate and Janice H. Laurence (Editors)

    £22.00   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781849044219 | ISBN 10: 184904421x

    The Human Terrain System (HTS) was catapulted into existence in 2006 by the US militarys urgent need for knowledge of the human dimension of the battlespace in Iraq and Afghanistan. Its centrepiece was embedded groups of mixed military and civilian ... more

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  • Cover image of book Irregular Army by Matt Kennard
    Irregular Army - by Matt Kennard

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781781685631 | ISBN 10: 1781685630

    Reveals the US militarys dont ask, dont tell approach to extremists in its ranks.  Since the launch of the Afghanistan and Iraq warsnow the longest wars in American historythe US military has struggled to recruit troops. It has responded ... more

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  • Cover image of book Wounding the World: How Military Violence and War-Play Invade Our Lives by Joanna Bourke
    Wounding the World: How Military Violence and War-Play Invade Our Lives - by Joanna Bourke

    £20.00   hardback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780349004327 | ISBN 10: 0349004323

    Wars are frequently justified 'in our name'. Militarist values and practices co-opt us, permeating our language, invading our dream space, entertaining us at the movies or in front of game consoles. Our taxes pay for those war machines. Our loved one ... more

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  • Cover image of book Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control by Medea Benjamin, Foreword by Barbara Ehrenreich
    Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control - by Medea Benjamin, Foreword by Barbara Ehrenreich

    £9.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781781680773 | ISBN 10: 1781680779

    Groundbreaking expos of the rapid shift to robot warfare, by a leading antiwar activist.  Drone Warfare is the first comprehensive analysis of one of the fastest growing and most secretive fronts in global conflict: the rise of robot warf ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Shadow World: Inside the Global Arms Trade by Andrew Feinstein
    The Shadow World: Inside the Global Arms Trade - by Andrew Feinstein

    £10.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780141040059 | ISBN 10: 014104005x

    Andrew Feinstein, former member of the African National Congress, investigates the secretive world of the global arms trade in his gripping new book The Shadow World.   Feinstein reveals the corruption and the cover-ups behind BAE's controvers ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Whistleblower: Sex Trafficking, Military Contractors, and One Woman
    The Whistleblower: Sex Trafficking, Military Contractors, and One Woman's Fight for Justice - by Kathryn Bolkovac and Cari Lynn

    £11.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780230115224 | ISBN 10: 0230115225

    When Nebraska police officer and divorced mother of three Kathryn Bolkovac saw a recruiting announcement for private military contractor DynCorp International, she applied and was hired. Good money, world travel, and the chance to help rebuild a war- ... more

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  • Cover image of book Bombing Civilians: A Twentieth-Century History by Yuki Tanaka and Marilyn B. Young (Editors)
    Bombing Civilians: A Twentieth-Century History - by Yuki Tanaka and Marilyn B. Young (Editors)

    £17.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781595585479 | ISBN 10: 1595585478

    From the British bombing of Iraq in the early 1920s to more recent conflicts in Kosovo, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Lebanon, indiscriminate aerial bombing has been a frighteningly common strategy of mode warfare, owing much to the relative safety of the a ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Bomb by Howard Zinn
    The Bomb - by Howard Zinn

    £5.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780872865099 | ISBN 10: 0872865096

    As an active WWII bombardier returning from the end of the war in Europe and preparing for combat in Japan, Howard Zinn read the headline "Atomic Bomb Dropped on Japan" and was glad the war would be over. "Like other Americans," writes Zinn, "I had ... more

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  • Cover image of book No-Nonsense Guide to the Arms Trade by Nicholas Gilby
    No-Nonsense Guide to the Arms Trade - by Nicholas Gilby

    £7.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781906523176 | ISBN 10: 1906523177

    Guns, landmines, bombs and rockets - the arms trade brings death and destruction to millions of people around the world, many of them civilians. Yet most of these weapons are made in countries which are members of the UN Security council.   E ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Complex: How the Military Invades Our Everyday Lives by Nick Turse
    The Complex: How the Military Invades Our Everyday Lives - by Nick Turse

    £9.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780571228201 | ISBN 10: 0571228208

    Once upon a time there was the military-industrial complex, which even an American president feared was too powerful. That was in the fifties. Now there is a network so pervasive that it involves society at every level - technology, science, the m ... more

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  • Cover image of book The State of the World Atlas: The Bestselling Survey of Current Events and Global Trends by Dan Smith
    The State of the World Atlas: The Bestselling Survey of Current Events and Global Trends - by Dan Smith

    £16.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781844075737 | ISBN 10: 1844075737

    Over 50 full-colour world maps and graphics break down hardcore statistics to provide a compelling analysis of all the political, social, economic and ecological nightmares that keep us awake at night.  * The world's car population has grown ... more

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  • Cover image of book International Relations: A Very Short Introduction by Paul Wilkinson
    International Relations: A Very Short Introduction - by Paul Wilkinson

    £7.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780192801579 | ISBN 10: 0192801570

    Of undoubtable relevance today, in a post-9-11 world of growing political tension and unease, this Very Short Introduction covers the topics essential to an understanding of modern international relations.   Paul Wilkinson explains the theori ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Strange Death of David Kelly by Norman Baker
    The Strange Death of David Kelly - by Norman Baker

    £10.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781842752173 | ISBN 10: 1842752170

    The high-profile death of David Kelly is regarded by many as suspicious, and the events surrounding it as 'unfinished business'. Norman Baker has carried out extensive research, and shows how the verdict of suicide is not credible. The traditional in ... more

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  • Cover image of book Top Secret Tourism by Harry Helms
    Top Secret Tourism - by Harry Helms

    £12.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781932595239 | ISBN 10: 1932595236

    Your Travel Guide to Germ Warfare Laboratories, Clandestine Aircraft Bases, and Other Places in the United States Youre Not Supposed to Know About.  Here is the unseen America of government facilities and installations protected by a wall of ... more

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  • Cover image of book Empire and the Bomb: How the U.S. Uses Nuclear Weapons to Dominate the World by Joseph Gerson
    Empire and the Bomb: How the U.S. Uses Nuclear Weapons to Dominate the World - by Joseph Gerson

    £26.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780745324944 | ISBN 10: 0745324940

    The United States is the only country to have dropped the atomic bomb. Since the A-bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, every U.S. president has threatened nuclear war.  This concise history shows how the U.S. has used nuclear weapons to bolst ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Congo Wars; Conflict, Myth and Reality by Thomas Turner
    The Congo Wars; Conflict, Myth and Reality - by Thomas Turner

    £26.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781842776896 | ISBN 10: 1842776894

    Since 1996 war has raged in the Congo while the world has looked away. Waves of armed conflict and atrocities against civilians have resulted in over three million casualties, making this one of the bloodiest yet least understood conflicts of recent ... more

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  • Cover image of book As Used on the Famous Nelson Mandela: Underground Adventures in the Arms and Torture Trade by Mark Thomas
    As Used on the Famous Nelson Mandela: Underground Adventures in the Arms and Torture Trade - by Mark Thomas

    £12.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780091909222 | ISBN 10: 0091909228

    A deeply funny, deeply distrubing account of one man's rampage through the murky world of the arms trade. Both a highly successful stand-up comedian and one of the UK's most effective and best-known political activists, Mark Thomas set off on a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Angola: Journey Through Change by Sean Sutton, Heather Mills and Tim Page
    Angola: Journey Through Change - by Sean Sutton, Heather Mills and Tim Page

    £19.99   hardback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781904587439 | ISBN 10: 1904587437

    For more than forty years Angola has faced conflict. From 1961-1975, there was the struggle for independence from Portuguese rule. This was followed by a period of civil war which, in one form or another, extended until 2001, when the UNITA leader Jo ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Small Arms Trade: A Beginner
    The Small Arms Trade: A Beginner's Guide - by Rachel Stohl, Matt Schroeder and Dan Smith

    £9.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781851684762 | ISBN 10: 185168476x

    The proliferation and misuse of small arms and light weapons is one of the most pressing security threats of the 21st century. From Sudanese refugees hunted by gun-toting militias to air passengers targeted by shoulder-fired missiles, no one is safe ... more

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  • Cover image of book Shattered Lives: The case for tough international arms control by Brian Wood and Debbie Hillyer
    Shattered Lives: The case for tough international arms control - by Brian Wood and Debbie Hillyer

    £12.95   paperback   (2003) - ISBN 13: 9780855985226 | ISBN 10: 0855985224

    Arms are out of control.  Arms kill more than half a million men, women and children on average each year. Many thousands more are maimed, or tortured, or forced to flee their homes. The uncontrolled proliferation of arms fuels human rights viol ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Armour-Plated Ostrich: The Hidden Costs of Britian
    The Armour-Plated Ostrich: The Hidden Costs of Britian's Addiction to the Arms Business - by Tim Webb

    £9.99   paperback   (1998) - ISBN 13: 9781871204094 | ISBN 10: 1871204097

    Written in a witty and easy to read style, this book takes a fresh look at the arms business. It shows how Britain developed weapons that did not work to confront an enemy that no longer existed! It is a story that will delight all who believe in the ... more

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