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  • Listening to Killersby James Garbarino

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    Listening to Killers offers an inside look at twenty years' worth of murder files from Dr. James Garbarino, a leading expert psychological witness who listens to killers so that he can testify in court. The author offers detailed accounts of how killers travel a path that leads from childhood innocence to lethal violence in adolescence or adulthood.... more...

  • Christian Figural Reading and the Fashioning of Identityby David Dawson

    University of California Press 2001; US$ 68.95

    This book makes an illuminating contribution to one of Christianity's central problems: the understanding and interpretation of scripture, and more specifically, the relationship between the Old Testament and the New. John David Dawson analyzes the practice and theory of "figural" reading in the Christian tradition of Biblical interpretation by looking... more...

  • Paradise in Ashesby BEATRIZ MANZ

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 29.95

    Paradise in Ashes is a deeply engaged and moving account of the violence and repression that defined the murderous Guatemalan civil war of the 1980s. In this compelling book, Beatriz Manz?an anthropologist who spent over two decades studying the Mayan highlands and remote rain forests of Guatemala?tells the story of the village of Santa María Tzejá,... more...

  • Nan-ching—The Classic of Difficult Issuesby Paul U. Unschuld

    University of California Press 1986; US$ 12.95

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  • The China Mystiqueby Karen J. Leong

    University of California Press 2001; US$ 15.95

    Throughout the history of the United States, images of China have populated the American imagination. Always in flux, these images shift rapidly, as they did during the early decades of the twentieth century. In this erudite and original study, Karen J. more...

  • Latinosby Marcelo M. Suárez-Orozco; Mariela M. Páez

    University of California Press 2002; US$ 15.95

    How are Latinos and Latinas changing the face of the Americas? What is new and different about this current wave of migration? In this book social scientists, humanities scholars and policy experts examine what every citizen and every student needs to know about Latinos in the US. more...

  • The History of Terrorismby Gérard Chaliand; Arnaud Blin

    University of California Press 2007; US$ 24.95

    This authoritative work provides an essential perspective on terrorism by offering a rare opportunity for analysis and reflection at a time of ongoing violence, chilling threats, and renewed reprisals. In it, some of the best international specialists working on the subject today examine terrorism's long and complex history from antiquity to the present... more...

  • Facundoby Domingo Faustino Sarmiento

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 19.95

    A classic work of Latin American literature, Domingo Sarmiento?s Facundo has become an integral part of the history, politics, and culture of Latin America since its first publication in 1845. Partially translated into English when it was first published, this foundational text appears here for the first time in its entirety. An educator and writer,... more...

  • Caligulaby Aloys Winterling

    University of California Press 2011; US$ 38.95

    The infamous emperor Caligula ruled Rome from A.D. 37 to 41 as a tyrant who ultimately became a monster. An exceptionally smart and cruelly witty man, Caligula made his contemporaries worship him as a god. He drank pearls dissolved in vinegar and ate food covered in gold leaf. He forced men and women of high rank to have sex with him, turned part of... more...

  • The Slave Next Doorby Kevin Bales; Ron Soodalter

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 21.95

    In this riveting book, authors and authorities on modern day slavery Kevin Bales and Ron Soodalter expose the disturbing phenomenon of human trafficking and slavery that exists now in the United States. In The Slave Next Door we find that slaves are all around us, hidden in plain sight: the dishwasher in the kitchen of the neighborhood restaurant,... more...