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- Palgrave Macmillan 1997; US$ 48.00
The very definition of punishment in America has been subject to a variety of changes, and has served as the basis for much debate over the course of America's history. In Penitentiaries, Reformatories, Chain Gangs , Mark Colvin tackles the subject of penal change in America by examining three case studies which represent shifts in the interpretation... more...
- Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 11.14
'Life was a wordless battle of wits between us, with her keeping a sharp look-out for signs of neglect, and me trying to disguise my slovenliness by subterfuge. I became an adept at sweeping dust under the bed, and always used the same few pieces of silver' Unimpressed by the world of debutante balls, Monica Dickens shocked her... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99
In Lily Dale, New York, the dead don't die. Instead, they flit among the elms and stroll along the streets. According to spiritualists who have ruled this community for five generations, the spirits never go away?and they stay anything but quiet. Every summer twenty thousand guests come to consult the town's mediums in hopes of communicating with... more...
- Open Road Media 2014; US$ 14.99
Journalistic icon I. F. Stone?s courageous, controversial book both raises and answers troubling questions about this forgotten war; now with a new introduction by Bruce Cumings ?Much about the Korean War is still hidden, and much will long remain hidden. I believe I have succeeded in throwing new light on its origins.? ?From the author?s preface... more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2014; US$ 24.00
A haunting memoir of teaching English to the sons of North Korea's ruling class during the last six months of Kim Jong-il's reign Every day, three times a day, the students march in two straight lines, singing praises to Kim Jong-il and North Korea: Without you, there is no motherland. Without you, there is no us. It is a chilling scene, but... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 6.99
The Israeli government was persuaded at the last minute not to enter the Gulf War when they were told that it was the SAS who were hunting for Scud missiles and disrupting Iraqi communications. The SAS forces inside Iraq comprised two half-squadrons (30 men each with vehicles) and three much smaller foot patrols, one of which had the call sign, "Bravo... more...
- Penguin Group US 2008; US$ 15.00
A Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter examines the true history of the discord between Israel and Palestine with surprising results Though the origins of the Arab-Israeli conflict have traditionally been traced to the British Mandate (1920-1948) that ended with the creation of the Israeli state, a new generation of scholars has taken the investigation... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00
In 1971 a young French ethnologist named Francois Bizot was taken prisoner by forces of the Khmer Rouge who kept him chained in a jungle camp for months before releasing him. Four years later Bizot became the intermediary between the now victorious Khmer Rouge and the occupants of the besieged French embassy in Phnom Penh, eventually leading a desperate... more...