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  • Marching Powderby Rusty Young

    Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 6.96

    MARCHING POWDER is the story of Thomas McFadden, a small-time English drug smuggler who was arrested in Bolivia and thrown inside the notorious San Pedro prison. He found himself in a bizarre world, the prison reflecting all that is wrong with South American society. Prisoners have to pay an entrance fee and buy their own cells (the alternative is... more...

  • Insanity - My Mad Lifeby Charles Bronson; Stephen Richards

    John Blake Publishing 2004; US$ 8.47

    Charles Bronson is the most feared and the most notorious convict in the prison system. Renowned for serial hostage taking and his rooftop sieges, he is a legend in his own lifetime. Yet behind the crime and the craziness, there is a great deal more to Charlie. He is a man of great warmth and humour; a man of great artistic talent who exhibits his... more...

  • The Prison and the Gallowsby Marie Gottschalk

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 27.00

    This 2006 book argues that punitive penal policies were forged by particular social movements. more...

  • The Little Schoolby Alicia Partnoy; Julia Alvarez

    Cleis Press 1998; US$ 16.95

    One of Argentina's 30,000 "disappeared," Alicia Partnoy was abducted from her home by secret police and taken to a concentration camp where she was tortured, and where most of the other prisoners were killed. Her writings were smuggled out of prison and published anonymously in human rights journals. The Little School is Alicia Partnoy's memoir... more...

  • The American Welfare Stateby Brian Glenn

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 36.95

    Through a practical introduction to the policies of the American welfare state?a wide-ranging subject much discussed but seldom described?this concise volume details the four main areas of social welfare policy: housing assistance, nutrition assistance, income assistance, and medical assistance. In plain, approachable language, author Brian Glenn... more...

  • Crimes of Charityby Konrad Bercovici

    The Floating Press 2013; US$ 4.99

    In this thought-provoking volume, author Konrad Bercovici takes an in-depth look at organized charity as it existed in the early twentieth century. Although Bercovici acknowledges that many disadvantaged populations need some sort of assistance to make ends meet, he marshals a series of compelling arguments against the kind of help that fosters dependence... more...

  • The Struggle Withinby Dan Berger; Ruth Wilson Gilmore; dream hampton

    PM Press 2014; US$ 9.99

    An accessible yet wide-ranging historical primer, The Struggle Within discusses how mass imprisonment has been a state-sponsered tool of repression deployed against diverse, left-wing social movements over the last 50 years. Author Dan Berger goes on to examine some of the most dynamic social movements across half a century, including black liberation,... more...

  • Harlots, Hussies, and Poor Unfortunate Womenby Edith M. Ziegler

    University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 49.95

    In Harlots, Hussies, and Poor Unfortunate Women , Edith M. Ziegler recounts the history of British convict women involuntarily transported to Maryland in the eighteenth century. Great Britain?s forced transportation of convicts to colonial Australia is well known. Less widely known is Britain?s earlier program of sending convicts?including women?to... more...

  • Management Appraisalby Tilman Gerhardt; Jörg Ritter; Heinrich von Pierer

    Campus Verlag 2004; US$ 23.33

    Hauptbeschreibung Was taugen die Manager eines Unternehmens? Wie lassen sich teure Managementfehler vermeiden? Wie erkennt man die Toptalente unter den Führungskräften? Das Management Appraisal beantwortet als zentrales Instrumentarium zur Analyse des Potenzials der Manager eines Unternehmens diese Fragen. Die Autoren sind Berater bei Europas größter... more...

  • Grundsätze ordnungsgemäßer Vermögensverwaltung bei Stiftungenby Sebastian Schwalme

    BWV Berliner Wissenschafts-Verlag 2010; US$ 70.01

    Hauptbeschreibung Die jüngsten Krisen am Kapitalmarkt zeigen, dass auch Stiftungen ins Straucheln geraten können, wenn sie das Stiftungsvermögen ohne angemessenes Risikomanagement verwalten und anlegen. Vielfach kommt es bei Kurseinbrüchen zum Konflikt mit dem Grundsatz der Kapitalerhaltung und es stellt sich die Frage, welche Grundsätze der Kapitalanlage... more...