• The Kennedy Wit: The Humor and Wisdom of John F. Kennedy

    For thousands of Americans, The Kennedy Wit seemed “the perfect way to remember him,” as one letter to the publisher expressed it, and the book became one of 1964’s leading national best sellers .
    With over 50 pages of photograps, many of them especially selected for this edition.
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    The Man Who Changed the World: The Lives of Mikhail S. Gorbachev (Hardcover)

    “Each new book on Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev removes more of the mystery that surrounds this extraordinary man’s life. Now Gail Sheehy has removed a lot more, finding new sources of information—right down to the ‘girl next door’ in Gorbachev’s village… A wealth of good writing, fascinating anecdotes and telling details.” — Los Angeles Times

    He is one of the most dynamic and least understood leaders of the world: a winner of the Nobel Prize for Peace, yet a dedicated Communist able to crush budding independence movements by brute force. Applauded by the West for his dismantling of Cold War barriers, his denounced by his own countrymen as the destroyer of the Soviet system itself. Here for the first time is a compelling personal portrait of Mikhail Gorbachev—from the events that shaped his boyhood to the forces that now drive him as the First Man of Kremlin.

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  • The Persistence of Paradox: Memoirs of F.L. Bartels

    Francis Bartels is a man of many, many parts. As Headmaster of one of Ghana’s great schools, he was wisely strict and strictly wise. This excellent book shows that he has stamped his personality on fields as far apart as educational policy, linguistics and diplomacy. Yet he is also a romantic, a humorist, a family man, as well as a keen analyst of his origins and ancestry.

    Perhaps there is a certain Dutch caution in his committee work and strategic statements at educational conferences. Perhaps there is also a profound desire for order and purpose, and a liking for a job well done, which pays tribute to his German forebears. It certainly paid off at his beloved school, Mfantsipim, where Kofi Annan, current UN Secretary-General, was once his pupil.

    Perhaps there is a recognizable Englishness in Francis Bartel’s affability, his dislike of tyranny, and his respect for those fraternal connections which lighten the load of educators and administrators across the world.

    There is clearly beauty and lucidity in the prose that he uses to describe the paradoxes encountered in a long life full of varied achievements. He was honoured by the United Kingdom that helped to educate him. He was welcomed across Africa and the United States of America as a speaker on education at all levels. He was appointed as a high-ranking staff member of UNESCO and as his country’s Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany.

    Thus, Francis Bartels is that admirable product of the twentieth century — a citizen of the world. In his fascinating story, we see him employ all the skills and qualities mentioned above to ensure his survival in various challenging environments. And this, he will agree, is firmly rooted in h is Africanness which is inspired by his abiding vision of excellence.

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  • The Police in Ghana: 1939 – 2009

    Police in Ghana: 1939 – 2009 was written to meet the interests and needs of researchers, students taking social science and related courses at the tertiary institutions, security personnel and the general public. In the reader’s desire to learn from the past, he or she is offered the opportunity to study and analyse some developments, achievements and, generally, the role the Ghana Police played during this period.

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  • The Prince

    “One must be a fox in order to recognize traps, and a lion to frighten off wolves.”

    The Prince is a 16th-century political treatise, first published in 1532.

    The Prince shocked Europe on publication with its advocacy of ruthless tactics for gaining absolute power and its abandonment of conventional morality. Niccoló Machiavelli (1469-1527) came to be regraded by some as an agent of the Devil and his name taken for the intriguer ‘Machevill’ of Jacobean tragedy.

    For his treatise on statecraft, Machiavelli drew on his own experience of office under the turbulent Florentine republic, rejecting traditional values of political theory and recognizing the complicated, transient nature of political life. Concerned not with lofty ideal but with a regime that would last, The Prince has become the bible of realpolitik, and it still retains its power to alarm and to instruct.

    In this edition, Machiavelli’s tough-minded and pragmatic Italian is preserved in George Bull’s clear, unambiguous translation, while Anthony Grafton’s introduction depicts Machiavelli’s world of power struggles and intrigue, and discusses his role as political teacher of Europe.

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    The Rise and Fall of the Soviet Empire

    For more than 80 years, the Soviet Empire cast an ever-lengthening shadow across the face of the world. Lenin’s ruthless legacy consumed Eastern Europe and toppled governments on virtually every continent. Yet at the moment when the Empire appeared to have reached its zenith, it collapsed like a house of cards.

    “Brian Crozier’s definitive history of the Soviet Empire is a chilling account of an ideology that haunted our century.” — Henry Kissinger

    In this seminal work, the eminent British writer and historian Brian Crozier tells the brutal history of the Soviet Empire—its birth, life, and sudden death. The book begins at the beginning, in 1917, when the oversized dreams of Lenin and the happenstance of events conspired to change the course of history. In meticulous detail, Crozier follows the Soviet conquests across Europe and into Asia, Africa, and the Western Hemisphere. He uses recently declassified information from Soviet archives to add texture and depth to familiar parts of the story—the betrayal at Yalta, the terror of Stalin, the tragedy of Hungary, the split with China, the false hope of Prague Spring, the rise of Castro, the invasion of Afghanistan, and the crumbling of the Berlin Wall. Revealed along the way is the dark underside of a regime whose march toward supremacy resulted in the loss of tens of millions of lives. The book concludes with reflections on the extraordinary disintegration of Lenin’s utopia and the seemingly endless chaos left in its wake.

    Provocative, comprehensive, and majestic in scope, The Rise and Fall of the Soviet Empire is the definitive account of history’s most turbulent days.

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    The River’s Power

    “I know that my country must have this dam,” Enyonam Agbeko said. “I am reconciled, though the land I farmed for forty years is now flooded. My father and my grandfather and even his father farmed that land before me.” He shook his head and swallowed quickly as if there were a lump in his throat. “But,” he continued, “I cannot look at this lake without crying.”

    A dam is built across the Volta River at Akosombo in Ghana. This historical novel tells, in absorbing detail, the background to the dam project, the intricacies of international funding, the problems of dam construction and the remarkable achievement of generating hydroelectric power. These are balanced against a human problem of the greatest magnitude and complexity – the resettlement of thousands of displaced people, flooded out of their ancestral homes by the resultant lake.

    The River’s Power is a book about the ideals of a people, about their aspirations, about their hopes, about their sacrifices and about their remarkable achievements.

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  • Things Every Child of Ghana Should Know About Dr. J.B. Danquah

    Age Range: 8 years upwards
    He had a beautiful wife called Elizabeth
    He had sixteen children
    He was a lawyer
    He was a scholar
    He loved to eat sausages
    He was a chief
    He wrote several books
    He could work at his typewriter all night…
    This biography of the man, described as the “doyen of Gold Coast politics” by the Watson Commission of Inquiry into the 1948 Accra riots, written for children, gives an insight into the very full life of a man who was not only a politician, but also many other things.
    Parents and children will enjoy reading and learning together about Dr. J.B. Danquah.
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  • This Nation Must Change

    “The President of the republic should not be head of state.”
    “Political parties have betrayed the trust of the people.”
    “Politicians do not deserve the importance accorded them in national development.”
    “Members of parliament who are also ministers of state are doubly impotent.”
    “This country needs to change to forestall a looming revolution of the people.”
    “Corruption should become a suicidal activity to engage in”.

    With such words, the author exposes the weaknesses in the democracy which is practiced in his native country Ghana, proposes improvements, and spells out the benefits those changes will bring to his nation.

    Writing in a conversational format, and interspersed with stories of the author’s childhood years, and his personal experiences during a visit to his village, “THIS NATION MUST CHANGE: A Voice from the Village” is a must-read for all politically-aware persons in all of Africa and beyond.

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  • Unquenchable Fire, Unequivocal Call: By Design and Determination – A Story of Uncommon Devotion to Country (Hardcover – Special Edition, in Slip Case)

    Foreword by K.B. Asante
    Unquenchable Fire, Unequivocal Call is the voice of reason and hope the world has been waiting to hear from Africa. T. K. Ollennu’s biography is a panorama of the skillfulness of African leadership qualities, a realism that captures the essence of the positive aspects of African culture that gives its so-called leadership a mythical sense of vocation. It illuminates the larger truth of what Ghana, and indeed Africa in general, could become under such leadership. Social and political history, as well as anthropology departments in colleges and universities will be richer using this biography as one of their resources in examining cultural misconceptions about leadership in Ghana, and Africa in general.
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  • Voice of Conscience

    Voice of Conscience by Manasseh Azure Awuni is a collection of articles on the investigations and reflections of a young Ghanaian journalist. Published mainly in the Daily Graphic and online between 2009 and 2014, the 36 feature stories showcase the compelling writing ability of the author as well as the broad range of his interests.

    The book is divided into five sections to include: Motivation, Anti-corruption, Politics and the captivating obituaries of leaders such as John Attah-Mills, Nelson Mandela and Komla Dumor. The inclusion of photographs of personalities connected to the topics and the cartoons depicting the lighter side brighten up the pages.

    “In his brilliant foreword to the book, my friend and senior colleague, Kwaku Sakyi Addo said Manasseh is bold. I say Manasseh is a professional risk taker. And I cite the very first chapter in which he mentions names and designations of real people who supported or thwarted his efforts in his various news enterprises.” Kofi Akpabli

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