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  • The Little Schoolby Alicia Partnoy; Julia Alvarez

    Cleis Press Start 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...

  • Marching Powderby Rusty Young

    Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 9.74

    A gripping, sometimes surreal account of surviving one of the world's craziest and most dangerous prisons. more...

  • The Aquariums of Pyongyangby Kang Chol-Hwan; Pierre Rigoulot

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2012; US$ 13.11

    Kang Chol-Hwan is the first survivor of a North Korean concentration camp to escape the 'hermit kingdom' and tell his story to the world. This memoir reveals the human suffering in his camp, with its forced labour, frequent public executions and near-starvation rations. Kang eventually escaped to South Korea via China to give testimony to the... more...

  • Woman in Prisonby Caroline H. Woods

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    In the preface to the fascinating volume Woman in Prison, author Caroline H. Adams explains the chance encounter with a classified advertisement that changed the course of her life. It was a help-wanted ad soliciting applicants for the role of prison matron, a type of female warden who oversees the logistical and housekeeping aspects of running a correctional... 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...

  • Prison and Social Deathby Joshua M. Price

    Rutgers University Press 2015; US$ 25.95

    A compelling blend of solidarity, civil rights activism, and social research, Prison and Social Death offers a unique look at the American prison and the excessive and unnecessary damage it inflicts on convicts and parolees. Joshua M. Price documents the ?social death? that convicts suffer while incarcerated and afterward, drawing upon hundreds... more...

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

    Campus Verlag 2004; US$ 19.08

    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$ 57.26

    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...

  • Sicherheit hinter Mauern? Eine qualitative Studie zum Sicherheitsempfinden von Strafgefangenenby Ina Morgenroth

    Diplomica Verlag 2011; US$ 32.85

    Hauptbeschreibung In diesem Buch wird die Thematik des Sicherheitsempfindens von Haftinsassen erstmals aus einem umfassenden, mehrdimensionalen Blickwinkel erforscht. In einer qualitativen Studie stellt die Autorin die Frage, wie Menschen, die in Unfreiheit in einem totalen System untergebracht sind, ihre ganz persönliche Sicherheitslage empfinden.... more...

  • Schritt für Schritt zum/zur Berufskraftfahrer/-inby Herbert Loebe; Eckart Severing; Matthias Kohl; Sylvia Krenn; Christine Küfner; Florian Neumann; Beate Zeller; Forschungsinstitut Betriebliche Bildung (f-bb) gGmbH

    W. Bertelsmann Verlag 2012; US$ 18.99

    Step by step towards a professional qualification New qualification approach for measures of the funded professional development Handouts for educational institutions, employment agencies and job centres The labour market situation for the low-qualified is uncertain: on the one hand, the offer of employments below the levels of skilled workers decreases... more...