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  • Conquering Chaos at Workby Harriet Schechter

    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...

  • The Serial Killer Filesby Harold Schechter

    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...

  • Obstinate Hebrewsby Ronald Schechter

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 85.00

    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...

  • The Theoconsby Damon Linker

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 14.95

    An essential history of the influential men who have spearheaded the movement to erode the wall separating church and state.Beginning as far-left radicals during the 1960s, the theocons in Damon Linker?s book (including Richard John Neuhaus, Michael Novak, and George Weigel) gradually transitioned to conservatism when they grew frustrated with the... more...

  • Handbook of Analysis and Its Foundationsby Eric Schechter

    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...

  • Dark End of the Streetby Maria Damon

    University of Minnesota Press 1993; US$ 72.00

    Damon foregrounds a number of modern American poets work and lives in order to argue that the American avant-garde is located in the experimental literary works of social ?outsiders.? Discussed is the work of Black/Jewish surrealist street poet Bob Kaufman, Boston-Brahmin Robert Lowell and three teenaged women writing from a South Boston housing project,... more...

  • The Path to Purposeby William Damon

    Free Press 2008; US$ 15.99

    Drawing on the revelatory results of a landmark study, William Damon -- one of the country's leading writers on the lives of young people, whose book Greater Expectations won the Parents' Choice Award -- brilliantly investigates the most pressing issue in the lives of youth today: why so many young people are "failing to launch" -- living at home... more...

  • The Devil's Gentlemanby Harold Schechter

    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...

  • The Whole Death Catalogby Harold Schechter

    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...

  • Messiahs of 1933by Joel Schechter

    Temple University Press 2008; US$ 50.50

    Joel Schechter has rediscovered the funny and often politically-charged plays of the American Yiddish theatre of the 1930s. In Messiahs of 1933 he celebrates their satire, their radical imagination, and their commitment to social change. He introduces readers to the once-famous writers and actors?Moishe Nadir, David Pinski, Yosl Cutler, and others?who... more...