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    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 24.00

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    Henry Holt and Co. 2010; US$ 17.99

    A no-holds-barred, controversial exposť of the financial profiteering and ambiguous ethics that pervade the world of humanitarian aid A vast industry has grown up around humanitarian aid: a cavalcade of organizations--some 37,000--compete for a share of the $160 billion annual prize, with "fact-inflation" sometimes ramping up disaster coverage... more...

  • The Truth About Opiumby William H. Brereton

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Based on a series of talks on the controversial subject of opium use and trafficking, The Truth About Opium asserts that much of the propaganda disseminated in the West about the drug has been exaggerated, and in some instances, entirely false. Brereton draws on his own experiences and observations in China to weave a compelling counterargument. more...

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    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 112.00

    The book seeks to understand how societies and cultures deal with disaster and the rhetorical means they resort to in order to represent it. Since culture, the media and the arts deal with the perception and the processing of catastrophe, what kind of social knowledge does this process produce and how does it contribute to the sustainable development... more...

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    Running Press 2015; US$ 15.00

    Matthew Latkiewicz is a monthly columnist for New York Magazine?s Grub Street , where his articles are among the site?s most read, commented upon, and shared. He has also written a wine column for McSweeney's Internet Tendency , called "Stained Teeth,? and created the entertainment site, You Will Not Believe . Through this website, he currently... more...

  • Marijuanaby Kevin P. Hill

    Hazelden Publishing 2015; US$ 14.95

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    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 53.95

    Crime, Inequality and Power challenges the dominant definitions of crime and the criminal through its uniquely comparative approach. In this book Eileen Leonard analyzes multiple forms of criminal behavior in the United States, including violence, sexual assault, theft, and drug law violations, whilst also asking readers to consider the parallels... more...

  • Celebrated Crimes: Completeby Alexandre Dumas

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 6.99

    Learn more about some of the most infamous criminals ever to walk the earth in this massive compilation from one of the foremost writers of historical fiction, Alexandre Dumas. In often-chilling detail, Dumas recounts murders, heists, and all manner of malfeasance from centuries of European history. more...

  • The Positive School of Criminologyby Enrico Ferri

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Enrico Ferri was a prominent figure in the early development of the field of criminology. The school of thought that he developed, which came to be known as positivism, sought to identify and address the social, economic and environmental factors that contributed to the emergence of criminal and antisocial behavior in some people. The three lectures... more...