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  • The Spiral Notebookby Stephen Singular; Joyce Singular

    Counterpoint 2015; US$ 26.00

    On July 20, 2012, twelve people were killed and fifty-eight wounded at a mass shooting in a movie theater in Colorado. In 1999, thirteen kids at Columbine High School were murdered by their peers. In 2012, twenty children and seven adults were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary. Thirty-two were killed at Virginia Tech. Twelve killed at the Washington... more...

  • Why Haiti Needs New Narrativesby Gina Athena Ulysse; Robin D. G. Kelley

    Wesleyan University Press 2015; US$ 21.99

    A Haitian-American anthropologist makes sense of her homeland in the wake of the 2010 earthquake more...

  • The Chinese Heroin Tradeby Sheldon X. Zhang; Ko-lin Chin

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 44.00

    In a country long associated with the trade in opiates, the Chinese government has for decades applied extreme measures to curtail the spread of illicit drugs, only to find that the problem has worsened. Burma is blamed as the major producer of illicit drugs and conduit for the entry of drugs into China. Which organizations are behind the heroin trade?... more...

  • Conspiracy of Silence - How Scot Young's Fatal Fall in London Exposed An International Web of Unexplained Deathsby Gordon Bowers

    John Blake Publishing 2015; US$ 8.74

    On 8 December 2014, the body of bankrupt property tycoon Scot Young was found impaled on the railings below his £3-million penthouse apartment. The police felt his death was not suspicious, but a Russian radio station asked: ‘Did he jump or was he pushed?? Soon everyone was wondering. For six years, Young had been fighting an acrimonious divorce... more...

  • Bread from Stonesby Keith David Watenpaugh

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 34.95

    Bread from Stones, a highly anticipated book from historian Keith David Watenpaugh, breaks new ground in analyzing the theory and practice of modern humanitarianism. Genocide and mass violence, human trafficking, and the forced displacement of millions in the early twentieth century Eastern Mediterranean form the background for this exploration of... more...

  • The Routledge History of Genocideby Cathie Carmichael; Richard C. Maguire

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 205.00

    The Routledge History of Genocide takes an interdisciplinary yet historically focused look at history from the Iron Age to the recent past to examine episodes of extreme violence that could be interpreted as genocidal. Approaching the subject in a sensitive, inclusive and respectful way, each chapter is a newly commissioned piece covering a range... more...

  • A Century of Genocideby Eric D. Weitz; Eric D. Weitz

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    Why did the twentieth century witness unprecedented organized genocide? Can we learn why genocide is perpetrated by comparing different cases of genocide? Is the Holocaust unique, or does it share causes and features with other cases of state-sponsored mass murder? Can genocide be prevented? Blending gripping narrative with trenchant analysis,... more...

  • Violence against Womenby Nicole Westmarland

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 48.95

    Violence against women is an enduring problem around the globe, yet very few books look at the full range of men?s violences against women ? perpetrated in relationships, in the family, in public spaces, and in institutions. While books that look at different types of violence, such as domestic violence, ?honour? based violence and rape in isolation... more...

  • Crime and Violenceby Justin Healey

    The Spinney Press 2015; US$ 30.00

    Violent crime (homicide, assault, sexual assault, robbery and kidnapping) can be difficult to measure and respond to. Do greater alcohol restrictions and mandatory sentencing impact on violent street assaults? Is jailing offenders the most effective solution to reducing violence in society? This book examines the prevalence of recorded crime and victimisation... more...

  • Narco-Cultsby Tony M. Kail

    CRC Press 2015; US$ 59.95

    Those who know about how spirituality plays into the world of drug smuggling have likely heard of Santa Muerte, Jesus Malverde, and Santería, but the details of the more obscure African religions and Latin American folk saints and cults often remain a mystery. While the vast majority of these religions are practiced by law-abiding citizens with no... more...