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- Start Classics 2013; US$ 1.99
While I was waiting, that advertisement returned to my reflections, and urged its cause imperatively as a command. It was a call, to me, resistless as the voice that awoke the young Israelitish Prophet from his slumbers. In another moment the struggle with my pride was over, and my spirit answered,?I will go, even to lust-besotted Sodom if thou leadest,... more...
- University Of Hertfordshire Press 2013; US$ 25.99
This comparative study gathers together new research by local historians into aspects of welfare in Hertfordshire spanning four centuries and focusing on towns and villages across the county, including Ashwell, Cheshunt, Hertford, Pirton, and Royston, amongst many others. In so doing it makes a valuable contribution to the current debate about the... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 45.00
British history as it really was--no glamour but a straightforward account of what happened in a rural corner of England two hundred years ago during a fierce conflict with her traditional enemy France and an unexpected second war with a former colony, the United States. The incarceration of French and American prisoners of war in Dartmoor Prison was... more...
- Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 30.95
The kinds of punishment used in a society have long been considered an important criterion in judging whether a society is civilized or barbaric, advanced or backward, modern or premodern. Focusing on Japan, and the dramatic revolution in punishments that occurred after the Meiji Restoration, Daniel Botsman asks how such distinctions have affected... more...
- NYU Press 2013; US$ 69.00
"Backed up by the best science, Todd Clear and Natasha Frost make a compelling case for why the nations forty-year embrace of the punitive spirit has been morally bankrupt and endangered public safety. But this is far more than an exposé of correctional failure. Recognizing that a policy turning point is at hand, Clear and... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 66.95
Corrections: A Critical Approach (3 rd edition) confronts mass imprisonment in the United States, a nation boasting the highest incarceration rate in the world. This statistic is all the more troubling considering that its correctional population is overrepresented by the poor, African-Americans, and Latinos. Not only throwing crucial light on... more...
- Ch. Links Verlag 2013; US$ 11.50
Hauptbeschreibung 1981 wird in der DDR ein junger Student der Zahnmedizin bei Vorbereitungen zur Republikflucht gefaßt und kurz darauf zu zwanzig Monaten Haft verurteilt. In der Strafvollzugseinrichtung Brandenburg-Görden gerät er in eine ihm völlig fremde Welt von Schwerverbrechern. Da er sein Studium bereits abgeschlossen hatte, darf er nach einiger... more...
- Ch. Links Verlag 2013; US$ 28.78
Hauptbeschreibung Im Gegensatz zum Medienbild von Alexander Schalck-Golodkowski, das besonders auf skandalträchtige Vorgänge wie die Beschaffung embargobewehrter Güter aus dem Westen, den Handel mit Waffen und Antiquitäten sowie die Versorgung der SED-Spitze mit Westprodukten ausgerichtet war, analysiert Matthias Judt vor allem das alltägliche Geschäft... more...
- The Floating Press 2013; US$ 4.99
In this thought-provoking volume, author Konrad Bercovici takes an in-depth look at organized charity as it existed in the early twentieth century. Although Bercovici acknowledges that many disadvantaged populations need some sort of assistance to make ends meet, he marshals a series of compelling arguments against the kind of help that fosters dependence... more...