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- New Horizon Press 2013; US$ 16.95
In a story reminiscent of Dead Man Walking , the murder of golf star Marion Miley enraged the nation. People were finally quieted when three men were arrested, tried and convicted. But on the night of their scheduled execution, the warden, "hang'em high" lawman Jesse Buchanan, is unsure of one prisoner's guilt. His actions change his life forever... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2000; US$ 23.99
Two distinguished social and political philosophers take opposing positions in this highly engaging work. Louis P. Pojman justifies the practice of execution by appealing to the principle of retribution while Jeffrey Reiman argues that although the death penalty is a just punishment for murder, we are not morally obliged to execute murderers. ... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2010; US$ 22.95
In 1984, John Thompson was convicted and sentenced to death for the murder of a prominent white man in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was sent to Angola Prison and confined to his cell for twenty-three hours a day. However, Thompson adamantly proclaimed his innocence and just needed lawyers who believed that his trial had been mishandled and would step... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2013; US$ 12.95
?The brank may be described simply as an iron framework; which was placed on the head, closing it in a kind of cage; it had in front a plate of iron, which, either sharpened or covered with spikes, was so situated as to be placed in the mouth of the victim, and if she attempted to move her tongue in any way whatever, it was certain to be shockingly... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2001; US$ 28.99
In the second edition of An Eye for an Eye? Stephen Nathanson evaluates arguments for and against the death penalty, and ultimately defends an abolitionist position to the controversial practice, including arguments that show how and why the death penalty is inconsistent with respect for life and a commitment to justice. A timely new postscript and... more...
- Harlequin Enterprises, Australia Pty Ltd 2013; Not Available
Another man in uniform isn't part of her plan. She's earned some good karma. An army widow at twenty-one, Heather Clarke has spent the past three years running her aunt's quilt store, raising her twin girls alone and earning a degree in landscape horticulture. Finally, she's launching her new career and starting to feel as though she's on solid ground.... more...
- Rutgers University Press 2013; US$ 27.95
Life on the Malecón is a narrative ethnography of the lives of street children and youth living in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, and the non-governmental organizations that provide social services for them. Writing from the perspective of an anthropologist working as a street educator with a child welfare organization, Jon M. Wolseth follows... more...
- Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2014; US$ 24.95
Full of simple and effective design ideas and tips for writing adoption portfolios, this is a step-by-step guide to creating a portfolio that will present you in the best possible light and help the right birth-family to find and choose you. more...
- Lantern Books 2013; US$ 9.99
When it is necessary to send your child away for residential therapeutic treatment? How do you choose the right program? Will the program even work? What happens if it doesn't? In answering these questions and many others, Second Shelter gives a comprehensive overview of therapeutic boarding schools and residential treatment facilities in a format... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95
In 1949, Annie Samuelli and her sister were seized by the Communists in a mass arrest of Romanians working for US and British legations. After nearly 12 years in separate prisons, they were released into exile on payment by a relative in the United States. This is her story. more...