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  • Norbert Elias and Modern Social Theoryby Dennis Smith

    SAGE Publications 2000; US$ 48.00

    Dennis Smith offers a fascinating survey of Elias's life and writings and traces the growth of his reputation. He also illustrates how Elias's insights can be applied to understand Western modernity and social and political change, showing why Elias is so important to sociology. more...

  • Firefightersby Dennis Smith

    Crown/Archetype 2010; US$ 16.99

    An unforgettable journey through the daily lives of the brave men and women who have made saving lives their profession. Dennis Smith, author of Report from Engine Co. 82 , traveled across the country talking to dozens of America’s firefighters to put together this powerful collection of their own descriptions of their most dramatic and intense experiences... more...

  • Zygmunt Baumanby Dennis Smith

    Wiley 2013; US$ 26.06

    In this major new assessment of Zygmunt Bauman's work, Smith gives a clear introduction to this controversial and challenging sociologist. more...

  • Report from Engine Co. 82by Dennis Smith

    Grand Central Publishing 2009; US$ 20.00

    From his bawdy and brave fellow firefighters to the hopeful, hateful, beautiful and beleaguered residents of the poverty-stricken district where he works, Dennis Smith tells the story of a brutalising yet rewarding profession. more...

  • Conflict and Compromiseby Dennis Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 46.50

    First published in 1982, this study explores the dynamics of class formation during the vital decades between 1830 and 1914, when a rising urban industrial order was developing in complex interdependence with a declining rural agrarian order. The book follows the divergent paths of two cities - Birmingham and Sheffield – in their social development.... more...

  • Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Fiveby Dennis Stanton Smith

    John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1997; US$ 5.50

    An odd book in that it mixes elements of science fiction with psychological analysis, Slaughterhouse-Five tells the story of Billy Pilgrim, a GI prisoner of war. He time-travels and wanders through a mysterious ether where spatial-temporal relationships are at odds with what we accept as reality. more...

  • Concrete Planetby Robert Courland; Dennis Smith

    Prometheus Books 2011; US$ 12.99

    Concrete: We use it for our buildings, bridges, dams, and roads. We walk on it, drive on it, and many of us live and work within its walls. But very few of us know what it is. We take for granted this ubiquitous substance, which both literally and figuratively comprises much of modern civilization’s constructed environment; yet the story of its creation... more...

  • CliffsNotes on Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Fiveby Dennis S Smith

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2007; US$ 5.83

    CliffsNotes on Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five includes analysis of this seminal work by Vonnegut. In addition to providing historical background on the bombing of Dresden, a general introduction to the novel, and a brief synopsis of the novel, CliffsNotes also focuses on themes that run throughout the literary work, including: predestination and... more...

  • Robin Hoodby Neil Smith; Peter Dennis

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 13.95

    He robbed from the rich to give to the poor, or so the legend goes. But who was the outlaw known as Robin Hood? How did his legend develop, and how has it changed over the passing centuries? This new title in the Osprey Myths and Legends series takes a detailed look at the famous outlaw, beginning with a retelling of the early ballads that established... more...

  • Robin Hoodby Neil Smith; Peter Dennis

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    He robbed from the rich to give to the poor, or so the legend goes. But who was the outlaw known as Robin Hood? How did his legend develop, and how has it changed over the passing centuries? This new title in the Osprey Myths and Legends series takes a detailed look at the famous outlaw, beginning with a retelling of the early ballads that established... more...