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- The University of North Carolina Press 2001; US$ 30.00
Pioneering African American journalist Ida B. Wells-Barnett (1862-1931) is widely remembered for her courageous antilynching crusade in the 1890s; the full range of her struggles against injustice is not as well known. With this book, Patricia Schechter restores Wells-Barnett to her central, if embattled, place in the early reform movements for civil... more...
- Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2004; US$ 24.95
Based on interviews with 48 executives in a variety of industries, The Moral Advantage describes the many distinct ways that morality contributes to business success. Some of these ways are familiar (following ethical codes, for example), whereas others, such as unleashing the powers of moral imagination, have received little or no attention. Damon... more...
- Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 14.99
Cynicism often seems a smarter choice than idealism. There are reasons for this. Politicians have disappointed us time and again; trusted institutions have proven to be self-serving and corrupt; hopes for lasting world peace repeatedly have been dashed; and social inequities persist and increase, unabated by even the grandest of charitable efforts.... more...
- Touchstone 2000; US$ 17.95
Are you a Mess Maven suffering from Paperosis Misplacea? Do you work with a Deadline Deadbeat or have Phone-o-phobic clients? Have you ever felt overwhelmed or overloaded? For anyone struggling with too many projects, too little time, and too much paper, organizing guru Harriet Schechter -- aka The Miracle Worker -- offers innovative methods for... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2003; US$ 22.00
THE DEFINITIVE DOSSIER ON HISTORY?S MOST HEINOUS! Hollywood?s make-believe maniacs like Jason, Freddy, and Hannibal Lecter can?t hold a candle to real life monsters like John Wayne Gacy, Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer, and scores of others who have terrorized, tortured, and terminated their way across civilization throughout the ages. Now, from the much-acclaimed... more...
- University of California Press 2003; US$ 68.95
Enlightenment writers, revolutionaries, and even Napoleon discussed and wrote about France's tiny Jewish population at great length. Why was there so much thinking about Jews when they were a minority of less than one percent and had little economic and virtually no political power? In this unusually wide-ranging study of representations of Jews in... more...
- Elsevier Science 1996; US$ 123.00
Handbook of Analysis and Its Foundations is a self-contained and unified handbook on mathematical analysis and its foundations. Intended as a self-study guide for advanced undergraduates and beginning graduatestudents in mathematics and a reference for more advanced mathematicians, this highly readable book provides broader coverage than competing... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 18.00
From renowned true-crime historian Harold Schechter, whom The Boston Book Review hails as ?America?s principal chronicler of its greatest psychopathic killers,? comes the riveting exploration of a notorious, sensational New York City murder in the 1890s, the fascinating forensic science of an earlier age, and the explosively dramatic trial that became... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99
With calculated cunning, renegade Syrian intelligence operatives have discovered how to smuggle uranium-235?the key material required to manufacture an atomic weapon?into the United States undetected, exploiting a network of the most experienced and sophisticated smugglers the world has ever known. As the CIA repeatedly misinterprets numerous intelligence... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 18.00
In the tradition of Mary Roach?s bestselling Stiff and Jessica Mitford?s classic exposť The American Way of Death comes this meticulously researched, refreshingly irreverent, and lavishly illustrated look at death from acclaimed author Harold Schechter. With his trademark fearlessness and bracing sense of humor, Schechter digs deep into a wealth... more...