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  • In the President's Secret Serviceby Ronald Kessler

    The Crown Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.00

    From USA TODAY, Reviewed By Don Oldenburg, Special for USA TODAY The recent news report that corner-cutting at the U.S. Secret Service has put President Obama's life at greater risk may be the most attention-grabbing disclosure emerging from Ron Kessler's latest book. But there's a lot more in this fascinating exposť, which penetrates that federal... more...

  • Ma, He Sold Me for a Few Cigarettesby Martha Long

    Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 12.78

    Born a bastard to a teenage mother in the slums of 1950s Dublin, Martha has to be a fighter from the very start. As her mother moves from man to man, and more children follow, they live hand-to-mouth in squalid, freezing tenements, clothed in rags and forced to beg for food. But just when it seems things can't get any worse, her mother meets... more...

  • Person-Centred Counselling in Actionby Dave Mearns; Brian Thorne; Julia McLeod

    SAGE Publications 2013; US$ 41.00

    This bestselling book maintains the accessibility and verve of previous editions while incorporating new developments in the person-centred approach. John McLeod joins authors Dave Mearns and Brian Thorne to contribute an exciting new chapter on research relevant to the person-centred field. more...

  • Wringerby Jerry Spinelli

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 7.99

    Palmer LaRue is running out of birthdays. For as long as he can remember, he's dreaded the day he turns ten -- the day he'll take his place beside all the other ten-year-old boys in town, the day he'll be a wringer. But Palmer doesn't want to be a wringer. It's one of the first things he learned about himself and it's one of the biggest things he... more...

  • Informal Learning in Youth Workby Janet R Batsleer

    SAGE Publications 2008; US$ 46.00

    Looks at different ways of engaging with young people and the issues associated with this such as power relations, gender relations and social class. Makes the book come alive for students through the use of case studies that link theory to practice, and encourages reflection - a key part of youth work training. more...

  • Popular Education Practice for Youth and Community Development Workby Rod Purcell; David Beck

    SAGE Publications 2010; US$ 26.00

    This book provides the underpinning theory and practice ideas on Popular Education for students and practitioners of youth and community development work. more...

  • The Dynamics of Social Practiceby Elizabeth Shove; Mika Pantzar; Matt Watson

    SAGE Publications 2012; US$ 38.00

    A Clever, innovative book which makes an important contribution to social theory and social policy. An effective introduction it covers core themes and demonstrates exactly how our everyday life is defined by the rise, change and collapse of social practices. more...

  • Individualizationby Ulrich Beck; Elisabeth Beck-Gernsheim

    SAGE Publications 2001; US$ 58.00

    Individualization argues that we are in the midst of a fundamental change in the nature of society and politics. This change hinges around two processes: globalization and individualization. The book demonstrates that individualization is a structural characteristic of highly differentiated societies, and does not imperil social cohesion, but actually... more...

  • Effective Interviewing and Interrogation Techniquesby William L. Fleisher; Nathan J. Gordon

    Elsevier Science 2010; US$ 108.00

    Effective Interviewing and Interrogation Techniques believably answers the question, How do you know when someone is lying? It also provides a guide for interviewing probable suspects and interrogating likely perpetrators on techniques and tradecraft. This book covers topics about searching for truth and revealing lies. It presents forensic assessments... more...

  • Public Service Valuesby Richard C. Box

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 39.95

    Public Service Values is written for both graduate and undergraduate courses in public affairs. It should be valuable reading in any course where discussion of public service values will enrich the learning experience and offer a guide to professional practice. The text explores the meaning and usefulness of specific values, making them more accessible... more...