L P O’Neil

* Armstrong, Karen. ”’Islam: A Short History.”’ New York: Modern Library, 2002. ”The concise summation of years of thinking and writing about the world’s fastest growing religion.” [BP50.A69] ESSENTIAL for CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING

* Langewiesche, William. ”’The Outlaw Sea: A World of Freedom, Chaos, and Crime.”’ New York: North Point Press, 2004. [HE571.L36 2004] EXCELLENT & TIMELY

* Naim, Moises. ”’Illicit: How Smugglers, Traffickers and Copycats are Hijacking the Global Economy.”’ New York: Doubleday, 2005. ”A hard-hitting exploration of the effect of illicit activities on the global economy.” [HV6252.N35 2005]