“In this engrossing study, historian Neer recounts the prodi-gious youth and reviled old age o an iconic weapon…Neer’sthoroughly researched, well-written account mixes luciddiscussions o chemical engineering and the law o war withgut-wrenching depictions o napalm’s nightmarish eects.”
Belknap Press 2013 41 halftones, 1 table 352 pp.9780674073012 cloth $29.95 / £22.95
“This is an account of the Mahatma as a political thinker, onewho recognized how the quotidian reality of modern life couldbe radicalized to produce the most extraordinary effects. Devji’sbook reveals Gandhi to be a hard-hitting political thinker, some-one willing to countenance violence to achieve his objectives; itchallenges the idealistic portrayals of the Mahatma that prevaileven today.”
2012 224 pp. 9780674066724 ot $24.95 / £18.95 NASISC
Pakistan, founded less than a decade after a homeland for India’sMuslims was proposed, is both the embodiment of nationalambitions fulfilled and, in the eyes of many observers, a failedstate.
cuts to the core of the geopolitical paradoxesentangling Pakistan to argue that India’s rival has never been anation-state in the conventional sense. Revealing how Pakistan’stroubled present continues to be shaped by its past,
is a penetrating critique of what comes of founding a countryon an unresolved desire both to join and to reject the world ofmodern nation-states.
2013 156 pp. 9780674072671 ot $21.95 / £16.95 NASISC
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