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  • Worse Than Slaveryby David M. Oshinsky

    Free Press 1997; US$ 15.95

    The brutal conditions and inhuman treatment of African-Americans in Southern prisons has been immortalized in blues songs and in such movies as Cool Hand Luke. Now, drawing on police and prison records and oral histories, David M. Oshinsky presents an account of Mississippi?s notorious Parchman Farm; what it tells us about our past is well worth remembering... more...

  • 8 Ball Chicksby Gini Sikes

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.95

    "What stays with the reader is the fear and despair that lie at the bottom of these girls' seeming hearts of stone...Sikes's generous reporting gives voice to young women...who think they  must pass through violence on the road to self respect."-- Elle "Describes an American landscape as strange and harrowing and important as any I know of.  Gini... more...

  • The New Jim Crowby Michelle Alexander; Cornel West

    The New Press 2012; US$ 19.95

    Michelle Alexander is an associate professor of law at Ohio State University and holds a joint appointment at the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity. Formerly the director of the ACLU?s Racial Justice Project in Northern California, Alexander served as a law clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun. Cornel West ... more...

  • Marching Powderby Rusty Young

    Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 9.39

    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...

  • Discipline & Punishby Michel Foucault

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.95

    In this brilliant work, the most influential philosopher since Sartre suggests that such vaunted reforms as the abolition of torture and the emergence of the modern penitentiary have merely shifted the focus of punishment from the prisoner's body to his soul. more...

  • An Insider's Guide to Political Jobs in Washingtonby William T. Endicott

    Wiley 2003; US$ 19.95

    Praise for An Insider's Guide to POLITICAL JOBS IN WASHINGTON "Bill Endicott has written a remarkable description of what Washington political jobs entail, how you get them, and where they lead-a public service." -Gerald Ford 38th President of the United States, Former Minority Leader, U.S. House of Representatives "Public service is essential... more...

  • Webster's New World Robert's Rules of Order Simplified and Appliedby Robert McConnell Productions

    Wiley 2011; US$ 10.99

    This is the clearest, most useful guide to parliamentary procedure, now with new information on effective and reliable procedures for nominations, elections, ballots, balloting, and ballot counting. more...

  • Verbal Judoby PhD George J. Thompson

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 11.99

    Improve communication, resolve conflicts, and avoid the most common conversational disasters through simple, easily remembered strategies that deflect and redirect negative behaviour. Verbal Judo is the martial art of the mind and mouth that can show you how to be better prepared in every verbal encounter. Listen and speak more effectively, engage... more...

  • Globalization and Technologyby Rajneesh Narula

    Wiley 2015; US$ 29.95

    In this book Rajneesh Narula examines the interdependence of globalization and technological innovation at two levels: first, between locations, by examining the role of cross-border initiatives in the innovation process; second, between corporate entities, by studying the dynamics of inter-firm R&D collaboration. Examines the international... more...

  • Family Policy Mattersby Linda Hantrais

    Policy Press 2004; US$ 39.95

    This path-breaking book explores the complex relationship between family change and public policy responses in EU member states and candidate countries. It combines broad-brush scrutiny of demographic trends, policy contexts and debates in contemporary European societies with a fine-grain analysis of the attitudes, perceptions and experiences of families. more...