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- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95
This book is the only comprehensive analysis of contemporary prison labor in the United States. In it, the author makes the provocative claim that prison labor is best understood as a form of slavery, in which the labor-power of each inmate (though not their person) is owned by the Department of Corrections, and this enslavement is used to extract... more...
- Free Press 2012; US$ 16.99
?When Sheila Bair took over as head of the U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. in 2006, the agency was probably better known for the ?FDIC? logo on the doors of the nation?s banks than for anything it did. Now Bair is at the center of the financial crisis, speeding the takeover of failing banks and pressing the mortgage industry to ease loan terms... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 40.00
From National Book Award winner Deirdre Bair, the definitive biography of Saul Steinberg, one of The New Yorker 's most iconic artists. The issue date was March 29, 1976. The New Yorker cost 75 cents. And on the cover unfolded Saul Steinberg's vision of the world: New York City, the Hudson River, and then...well, it's really just a bunch of... more...
- Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2015; US$ 11.99
Can knowing how a financial crisis happened keep it from happening again? Sheila Bair, the former chairman of the FDIC, explains how the Great Recession impacted families on a personal level in this easy-to-understand book ?that puts a human face on the economic crisis? ( School Library Journal ). In 2008, America went through a terrible financial... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2016; US$ 30.00
From a National Book Award-winning biographer, the first complete life of legendary gangster Al Capone to be produced with the cooperation of his family, who provided the author with exclusive access to personal testimony and archival documents. From his heyday to the present moment, Al Capone?Public Enemy Number One?has gripped popular imagination.... more...
- Bookmark Publishers 2016; US$ 9.99
Have you been curious about the Book of Revelation but avoided studying it? Perhaps you have found it too confusing or frightening, with its references to natural disasters and destruction. You may even have been told that it is irrelevant in today's world, or too difficult to understand. But what if a friend offered to walk with you while you studied,... more...
- Elsevier Science 2007; US$ 240.00
Computational elastohydrodynamics, a part of tribology, has existed happily enough for about fifty years without the use of accurate models for the rheology of the liquids used as lubricants. For low molecular weight liquids, such as low viscosity mineral oils, it has been possible to calculate, with precision, the film thickness in a concentrated... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95
The Kalmyks are in a unique position among the peoples of Europe in several respects, most conspicuously as being the only Buddhist people group in Europe. Until recently they had been a nomadic people, grazing their flocks and herds in the steppe lands north of the Caspian Sea, between the Volga river and the Caucasus mountains. Nowadays, with Russia?s... more...
- Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 13.95
In the wake of the civil war that followed Finland's independence from Russia in 1917, the new Russo-Finnish border was established across the Karelian Isthmus. An area long fought over by Russia, Finland and Sweden, and only 32km from the military and industrial city of St Petersburg, both sides began an intensive programme of fortification. When... more...