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  • From the Imjin to the Hookby James Jacobs

    Pen and Sword 2013; US$ 12.99

    The British Army’s considerable contribution to The Korean War 1950 - 1953 was largely composed of ‘conscripts’ or national servicemen. Plucked from civilian life on a ‘lottery’ basis and given a short basic training, some like Jim Jacobs volunteered for overseas duty and suddenly found themselves in the thick of a war as intensive... more...

  • Detached Americaby James A. Jacobs

    University of Virginia Press 2015; US$ 45.00

    During the quarter century between 1945 and 1970, Americans crafted a new manner of living that shaped and reshaped how residential builders designed and marketed millions of detached single-family suburban houses. The modest two- and three-bedroom houses built immediately following the war gave way to larger and more sophisticated houses shaped... more...

  • Can Gun Control Work?by James B. Jacobs

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 34.99 US$ 30.09

    Few schisms in American life run as deep or as wide as the divide between gun rights and gun control advocates. Awash in sound and symbol, the gun regulation debate has largely been defined by forceful rhetoric rather than substantive action. Politicians shroud themselves in talk of individual rights or public safety while lobbyists on both sides make... more...

  • Mobsters, Unions, and Fedsby James B. Jacobs

    NYU Press 2006; US$ 26.00

    Nowhere in the world has organized crime infiltrated the labor movement as effectively as in the United States. Yet the government, the AFL-CIO, and the civil liberties community all but ignored the situation for most of the twentieth century. Since 1975, however, the FBI, Department of Justice, and the federal judiciary have relentlessly battled... more...

  • Drunk Drivingby James B. Jacobs

    University of Chicago Press 2013; US$ 32.00

    In this ambitious interdisciplinary study, James B. Jacobs provides the first comprehensive review and analysis of America's drunk driving problem and of America's anti-drunk driving policies and jurisprudence. In a clear and accessible style, he considers what has been learned, what is being done, and what constitutional limits exist to the control... more...

  • Statevilleby James B. Jacobs

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 34.00

    Stateville penitentiary in Illinois has housed some of Chicago's most infamous criminals and was proclaimed to be "the world's toughest prison" by Joseph Ragen, Stateville's powerful warden from 1936 to 1961. It shares with Attica, San Quentin, and Jackson the notoriety of being one of the maximum security prisons that has shaped the public's conception... more...

  • Can Gun Control Work?by James B. Jacobs

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 43.99 US$ 37.83

    Few schisms in American life run as deep or as wide as the divide between gun rights and gun control advocates. Awash in sound and symbol, the gun regulation debate has largely been defined by forceful rhetoric rather than substantive action. Politicians shroud themselves in talk of individual rights or public safety while lobbyists on both sides... more...

  • Healthy, Wealthy, and Fairby James A. Morone; Lawrence R. Jacobs

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 19.99 US$ 17.19

    America may be one of the wealthiest countries in the world, yet its citizens have lower life expectancy, more infant mortalities, and higher adolescent death rates than those in most other advanced industrial nations--and even some developing countries. In Healthy, Wealthy, and Fair a distinguished group of health policy experts pointedly examines... more...

  • Hate Crimesby James B. Jacobs; Kimberly Potter

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 37.99 US$ 32.67

    In the early 1980s, a new category of crime appeared in the criminal law lexicon. In response to concerted advocacy-group lobbying, Congress and many state legislatures passed a wave of "hate crime" laws requiring the collection of statistics on, and enhancing the punishment for, crimes motivated by certain prejudices. This book places the evolution... more...

  • The Prophetic Intercessorby James W. Goll; Cindy Jacobs

    Baker Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.99

    The Prophetic Intercessor offers practical advice and inspiration to Christians desiring to see a move of God through the vital ministry of prophetic intercession. more...