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  • Rebuilding After Disastersby Gonzalo Lizarralde; Cassidy Johnson; Colin Davidson

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 115.00

    Disasters are not natural. Natural events such as earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, etc. become disasters because of the fragile relations that exist between the natural, human and built environments. Sadly, major disasters will always occur in towns and cities in the developing world where resources are limited, people are vulnerable and needs are... more...

  • Fast Livesby Claire Sterk

    Temple University Press 2011; US$ 29.95

    Providing insight into drug use from the point of view of female users, this book tells of the complex lives, challenges, and choices of women who use crack cocaine. While popular images of these women present them simply as unreliable individuals, unfit mothers, and women who will do almost anything for crack, Claire Sterk's years of ethnographic... 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...

  • Disaster Preparedness NYCby Olivia Maria Jovine; Vicki Ford

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 14.95

    If you live in New York City, you know this great city has seen and recovered from many disasters of every scale. But if the next Hurricane Sandy, 9/11, blizzard, power outage, fire, or heat wave hits your borough, would you be ready? With Disaster Preparedness NYC , learn what it takes to be prepared and react to disaster. This book is the go-to... more...

  • Drugs and Crimeby Richard Hammersley

    Wiley 2015; US$ 28.95

    Why are we so concerned about drugs and crime? Is the relationshipbetween drug-taking and criminal behaviour as straightforward as itis sometimes made to appear? What should be done about theproblem? This thought-provoking book argues that much current thinking aboutdrugs and crime is simplistic and misguided, because it fails totake into account... more...

  • Disaster Response and Recoveryby David A. McEntire

    Wiley 2015; US$ 69.95

    Provides an overview of the various types of disasters that mayoccur, the myriad of actors that are involved in emergencymanagement, and the diverse theoretical frameworks from whichpost-disaster activities may be approached. ? Includes updated chapters keeping the material freshand accessible while incorporating recent changes in policy and newresearch... more...

  • Lucky Lucianoby Hickman Powell

    Barricade Books 2015; US$ 9.99

    Father of Organized Crime, Lucky Luciano?born poor in Sicily, came to New York?s Lower East Side in the early 1920s. His pals were Irish, Jewish and Italian?s criminals. During WWII, Lucky made a deal with the US Government freeing him from prison, returning to Italy, working for the Allies. At war?s end back in America his Cuban Casino... 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...

  • A Book of Remarkable Criminalsby H. B. Irving

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Are you fascinated by the nefarious figures in history who have opted to walk a darker path in life? Armchair criminologists will take devilish delight in this gruesome collection of true-crime tales. The volume brings together concise biographies of depraved, delusional, and just plain evil louts, ne'er-do-wells and murderers, along with gripping... more...

  • The Criminal Imbecileby Henry H. Goddard

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Although the title isn't exactly politically correct in this day and age, Henry Goddard's in-depth study of low-intelligence and developmentally disabled murderers certainly stands up to the test of time. In three detailed case studies, Goddard classifies the characteristics of different types of developmentally disabled criminals and posits... more...