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

    Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 11.27

    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 Jackser.... more...

  • In the President's Secret Serviceby Ronald Kessler

    The Crown Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00

    Never before has a journalist penetrated the wall of secrecy that surrounds the U.S. Secret Service, that elite corps of agents who pledge to take a bullet to protect the president and his family. After conducting exclusive interviews with more than one hundred current and former Secret Service agents, bestselling author and award-winning reporter... more...

  • Cop in the Hoodby Peter Moskos

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 16.95

    When Harvard-trained sociologist Peter Moskos left the classroom to become a cop in Baltimore's Eastern District, he was thrust deep into police culture and the ways of the street--the nerve-rattling patrols, the thriving drug corners, and a world of poverty and violence that outsiders never see. In Cop in the Hood , Moskos reveals the truths he... more...

  • Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People's Servicesby Tina Tilmouth

    Hodder Education 2012; US$ 47.98

    Step-by-step support for new Level 5 Leadership learners and existing managers in Health and Social Care. more...

  • Lost in Care - The True Story of a Forgotten Childby Jimmy Holland; Stephen Richards

    John Blake Publishing 2007; US$ 7.28

    Jimmy Holland was born into a family suffering at the hands of their drunk and abusive father. At the age of just two weeks, he was placed into care. The beginning of a life lived in a constantly changing environment of homes, authorities and institutions began. Let down and frequently abused, it wasn't long before Jimmy strayed onto the wrong side... more...

  • Effective Social Work with Children, Young People and Familiesby Steven Walker

    SAGE Publications 2012; US$ 37.00

    This is the first textbook written in direct response to the Munro review of child protection. It will be valuable reading for students taking courses in social work with families, and also for practitioners across all fields who work on child protection. more...

  • The Dark Insideby Rod Reynolds

    Faber & Faber 2015; US$ 4.99

    1946, Texarkana: a town on the border of Texas and Arkansas. Disgraced New York reporter Charlie Yates has been sent to cover the story of a spate of brutal murders - young couples who've been slaughtered at a local date spot. Charlie finds himself drawn into the case by the beautiful and fiery Lizzie, sister to one of the victims, Alice - the... more...

  • Stir It Upby Rinku Sen; Kim Klein

    Wiley 2003; US$ 40.00

    Stir It Up --written by renowned activist and trainer Rinku Sen--identifies the key priorities and strategies that can help advance the mission of any social change group. This groundbreaking book addresses the unique challenges and opportunities the new global economy poses for activist groups and provides concrete guidance for community organizations... more...

  • Child Care and Developmentby Pamela Minett

    Hodder Education 2010; US$ 36.78

    One-stop guide to all the key topics in child care and development for students on GCSEs, CACHE and BTEC Level 2. more...

  • Why Americans Hate Welfareby Martin Gilens

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 24.00

    Tackling one of the most volatile issues in contemporary politics, Martin Gilens's work punctures myths and misconceptions about welfare policy, public opinion, and the role of the media in both. Why Americans Hate Welfare shows that the public's views on welfare are a complex mixture of cynicism and compassion; misinformed and racially charged,... more...