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- Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 13.95
Set against the backdrop of the Deep South, these nine haunting stories explore big themes?authenticity, the relinquishing of childhood, the acceptance of dreams lost?in a way that ultimately affirms the act of living and the value of human relationships. In ?Giving Up the Ghost,? a man sits beside a fatal car wreck to share the last moments of a stranger?s... more...
- Random House Children's Books 2008; US$ 8.99
SEVENTEEN-YEAR-OLD LAINEY DREAMS of becoming a world famous chef one day and maybe even having her own cooking show. (Do you know how many African American female chefs there aren?t ? And how many vegetarian chefs have their own shows? The field is wide open for stardom!) But when her best friend?and secret crush?suddenly leaves town, Lainey finds... more...
- Random House Children's Books 2009; US$ 9.99
Meet Mare, a grandmother with flair and a fascinating past. Octavia and Tali are dreading the road trip their parents are forcing them to take with their grandmother over the summer. After all, Mare isn?t your typical grandmother. She drives a red sports car, wears stiletto shoes, flippy wigs, and push-up bras, and insists that she?s too young to... more...
- Wiley 2011; US$ 15.99
Demystifies the area's culture, politics, and religions Explore Middle Eastern history from ancient to modern times Looking to better understand the Middle East? This plain-Englishguide explains the importance of the region, especially in light ofrecent events. You'll meet its people and their leaders, discoverthe differences and similarities between... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00
Focusing on the 2001-2002 crisis which brought the nuclear rivals to the brink of war, this book explores the dynamics of strategic stability between India and Pakistan. The contributors focus on five main areas: the political history that led to the crisis; the conventional military environment during the crisis; the nuclear environment during the... more...
- Random House Children's Books 2012; US$ 9.99
Teenage twins Ysabel and Justin Nicholas are lucky. Ysabel's jewelry designs have already caught the eyes of the art world and Justin's intelligence and drive are sure to gain him entrance into the most prestigious of colleges. They even like their parents. But their father has a secret?one that threatens to destroy the twins' happy family and life... more...
- University of Iowa Press 2002; US$ 17.95
Set mainly in the small towns of Alabama, the stories in Her Kind of Want ache with the relentless longing of the poor, struggling, usually discarded southern women who tell us their lives--lives that seem to revolve around men whose only presence is their absence. more...
- SAGE Publications 1999; US$ 68.00
The history making US Crime Control Act of 1994 earmarked hundreds of millions of dollars in grant monies for a variety of justice related purposes turning crime control into a growing industry. This book directs the reader towards locating new sources of public and private funding as well as how to: formulate and state a problem that argues for funding;... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2012; US$ 99.99
In compiling this useful research tool, Davis (Univ. of Colorado, Boulder) draws on a deep knowledge of jazz. The 1,500-plus entries include important musicians, terms, places, and events. While terms such as "Blues" and "Bebop" are afforded short entries, "Jazz" does not appear in the dictionary proper. Instead, Davis provides a brief but informative... more...
- SAGE Publications 2002; US$ 52.00
A handy reference for students, professionals, and anyone interested in criminal justice and criminology, The Concise Dictionary of Crime and Justice is an excellent, wide-ranging resource with clear definitions for over 2,000 key criminal justice terms. Often going beyond simple definitions, the dictionary presents and explains common misperceptions... more...