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]