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  • Afterlivesby Richard O'Rawe

    The Lilliput Press 2011; US$ 7.28

    '...a compelling, powerful and virtually incontestable case that in the summer of 1981 Gerry Adams and those around him thwarted a proposed settlement of the IRA/INLA hunger strikes' Ed Moloney, author of A Secret History of the IRA. 'Afterlives by Richard O'Rawe (Lilliput Press) is the history of the deal that could have ended the hunger strikes... more...

  • Incorrigibleby Velma Demerson

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 85.00

    On a May morning in 1939, eighteen-year-old Velma Demerson and her lover were having breakfast when two police officers arrived to take her away. Her crime was loving a Chinese man, a “crime” that was compounded by her pregnancy and subsequent mixed-race child. Sentenced to a home for wayward girls, Demerson was then transferred (along... more...

  • Expanding Work Programs for Poor Menby Lawrence M. Mead

    AEI Press 2011; US$ 49.99

    Expanding Work Programs for Poor Men makes the case that poor fathers, like poor mothers, need 'both help and hassle.' That is, poor men need more help from the government, but they must also be expected-and required-to help themselves. Drawing on welfare reform as a successful precedent, Lawrence M. Mead explores the psychology of male nonwork and... more...

  • The Hot Houseby Pete Earley

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 7.99

    An account of life in Leavenworth Prison, based on interviews with inmates and others, describes the lives of a sexual predator, a gang member in for forty-two years, a sociopath in ""no human contact"" status, and others. more...

  • Textbook of Social Administrationby John Poertner; Charles A. Rapp

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 68.95

    A hands-on guide to making human services work Textbook of Social Administration equips social programs managers with the skills they need to produce mutually desired outcomes for their consumers/clients and for their staff. This comprehensive resource is a how-to guide to developing the management abilities needed to maintain an effective client-centered... more...

  • A Turnkey or Notby Tony Levy

    Andrews UK 2011; US$ 9.49

    A chance meeting on holiday in Majorca changed Tony Levy’s life forever and launched him into a 25-year career in a job that he never would’ve considered previously: working in Her Majesty’s Prison Service.This book catalogues Tony’s personal experiences of working as a prison officer, from his early days at high-security HMP Pentonville... more...

  • Reflections in Prisonby Mac Maharaj

    Random House Struik 2010; US$ 10.00

    In 1976, when he was imprisoned on Robben Island, Nelson Mandela secretly wrote the bulk of his autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom. The manuscript was to be smuggled out by fellow prisoner Mac Maharaj, on his release later that year. Maharaj also urged Mandela and other political prisoners to write essays on southern Africa?s political future. These... more...

  • A Prison Diary Volume Iby Jeffrey Archer

    Pan Macmillan 2008; US$ 8.74

    'The sun is shining through the bars of my window on what must be a glorious summer day. I've been incarcerated in a cell five paces by three for twelve and a half hours, and will not be let out again until midday; eighteen and a half hours of solitary confinement. There is a child of seventeen in the cell below me who has been charged with shoplifting... more...

  • Regulating the Poorby Frances Fox Piven; Richard Cloward

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 18.00

    Historical study of the functions of the relief system in America reveals that its policies are cyclical, expanding in times of civil disorder and contracting once political stability is restored more...

  • Bangkok Hard Timeby Jon Cole

    Monsoon Books Pte. Ltd. 2012; US$ 12.99

    It is 1967 Bangkok and teenager Jon Cole, son of a US Green Beret colonel serving in Vietnam, is coming of age in Thailand. Drawn to the underbelly of Bangkok by GIs on R&R from Vietnam, the army brat soon discovers ganja and opium, which leads to a career as an international drug smuggler and jail time inside Bangkok?s notorious prison, the ?Bangkok... more...