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  • The Little Heroby Andrew Crofts

    Vision Paperbacks 2006; US$ 16.99

    Iqbal Masih was gunned down by an assassin when he was 13 years old. This story is about a child martyr, who died trying to end child slavery. After he escaped his carpet-master, Iqbal worked to spread the word to other enslaved children that they could be free too. He was awarded a scholarship to study in Boston, but his life was cut short. more...

  • Early Childhood Interventionsby Lynn A. Karoly; M. Rebecca Kilburn; Jill S. Cannon

    RAND Corporation 2005; US$ 9.95

    Presents a review and synthesis of research that addresses the potential for various forms of early childhood intervention to improve outcomes for participating children and their families. This 450-character abstract considers the potential consequences of not investing additional resources in children's lives. more...

  • Qatar Supreme Council for Family Affairs Database of Social Indicatorsby Lynn A. Karoly; Michael Mattock

    RAND Corporation 2006; US$ 9.95

    The Qatar Supreme Council for Family Affairs is developing a social indicators database system that will provide essential information for assessing the well-being of families in Qatar. This report, which presents the final results of an analysis by the RAND-Qatar Policy Institute, addresses questions related to the implementation, use, and maintenance... more...

  • Aids and Powerby Alex de Waal

    Zed Books 2006; US$ 23.95

    AIDS and Power explains why social and political life in Africa goes on in a remarkably normal way, and how political leaders have successfully managed the AIDS epidemic so as to overcome any threats to their power. more...

  • Deer Hunting with Jesusby Joe Bageant

    Crown Publishing Group 2008; US$ 11.99

    After thirty years spent scratching together a middle-class life out of a ?dirt-poor? childhood, Joe Bageant moved back to his hometown of Winchester, Virginia, where he realized that his family and neighbors were the very people who carried George W. Bush to victory. That was ironic, because Winchester, like countless American small towns, is fast... more...

  • Favelaby Janice Perlman; Fernando Henrique Cardoso

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 19.99

    A billion people, almost half of all city dwellers in the developing world, live in squatter settlements. The most famous of these settlements are the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, which have existed for over a century and continue to outpace the rest of the city in growth. Janice Perlman's award-winning The Myth of Marginality was the first in-depth... more...

  • Pirate Stateby Peter Eichstaedt

    Chicago Review Press 2010; US$ 19.99

    Providing a timely and never-before-seen perspective on the ever-increasing menace of Somali pirates, this account shows how the cargo ship and oil tanker hijackings and ransoms in the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean have turned one of the world?s busiest shipping lanes into one of the most dangerous. By way of one-on-one interviews with pirates,... more...

  • Cambodia's Curseby Joel Brinkley

    PublicAffairs 2011; US$ 17.99

    A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist returns to Cambodia thirty years after the fall of the Khmer Rouge to report on the country's struggle to recover from its past more...

  • The Promise of a Pencilby Adam Braun

    Scribner 2014; US$ 12.99

    The riveting story of how a young man turned $25 into more than 200 schools around the world and the guiding steps anyone can take to lead a successful and significant life. Adam Braun began working summers at hedge funds when he was just sixteen years old, sprinting down the path to a successful Wall Street career. But while traveling he met a young... more...

  • The Tyranny of Expertsby William Easterly

    Basic Books 2014; US$ 29.99

    Over the last century, global poverty has largely been viewed as a technical problem that merely requires the right “expert? solutions. Yet all too often, experts recommend solutions that fix immediate problems without addressing the systemic political factors that created them in the first place. Further, they produce an accidental collusion with... more...