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  • Scarface Al and the Crime Crusadersby Dennis E. Hoffman

    Southern Illinois University Press 2010; US$ 22.95

    According to the Elliot Ness myth, which has been widely disseminated through books, television shows, and movies, Ness and the Untouchables defeated Al Capone by marshaling superior firepower. In Scarface Al and the Crime Crusaders , Dennis Hoffman presents a fresh new perspective on the downfall of Al Capone. To debunk the Eliot Ness myth,... more...

  • Transportation Security Against Terrorismby M. Tahmisoglu; Ç. Özen

    IOS Press 2009; US$ 123.00

    Even a cursory review of the numerous hijacking, train and bus bombings can establish beyond doubt that transport systems are particularly vulnerable targets of terrorist attack. This book intends to offer the groundwork for a theoretical and practical understanding of the issues that surround transportation security against terrorism. more...

  • The 9/11 Reportby The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States

    St. Martin's Press 2004; US$ 8.99

    With Reporting and Analysis by the New York Times What happened on 9/11 and how? Have we learned any lessons? Are we safer now?   The questions every American wants answered. Since September 11, 2001, Americans have wondered how the tragic events of that day could have occurred.  This is the complete report of the circumstances surrounding... more...

  • Angel in the Rubbleby Genelle Guzman-McMillan

    Allen & Unwin 2011; US$ 22.72

    A heart-breaking, gripping, authentic, life-affirming true story for our times from the last survivor to be pulled out alive from under the wreckage of the North Tower of the World Trade Centre. more...

  • Mob Rule in New Orleansby Ida B. Wells

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 2.99

    African-American journalist and activist Ida B. Wells played a major role in shedding light on the widespread practice of lynching in the United States. In this gripping account, Wells details the riots that erupted in New Orleans in 1900 following the death of a white police officer at the hands of African-American activist Robert Charles and which... more...

  • Southern Horrorsby Ida B. Wells

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    The epidemic of lynching that gripped the American South in the decades after the Civil War and the end of slavery has been glossed over and understated in many history books. Activist Ida B. Wells took it upon herself to document this shameful practice and its prevalence throughout the region and, to a lesser extent, the entire country in a series... more...

  • Engaging the Public to Fight the Consequences of Terrorism and Disastersby I. Apostol; J. Mamasakhlisi; D. Subotta

    IOS Press 2015; US$ 196.00

    Governments must work tirelessly to update their preparedness for dealing with natural and man-made disasters, as well as taking account of the increasingly present threat of terrorism. Efficient international cooperation is key to achieving safety and internationalizing security policy. This book presents the proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research... more...

  • British Perspectives on Terrorism (RLE: Terrorism & Insurgency)by Paul Wilkinson

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 125.00

    When originally published in 1981 this was the first book to bring together in one volume some of the most thoughtful work by British academics and specialists studying the political violence and terrorism which had recently challenged Britain and other Western democracies. Four chapters consider the strategy and tactics of the IRA and the problems... more...

  • Youth Street Gangsby David C. Brotherton

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    Gangs have been heavily pathologized in the last several decades. In comparison to the pioneering Chicago School's work on gangs in the 1920s we have moved away from a humanistic appraisal of and sensitivity toward the phenomenon and have allowed the gang to become a highly plastic folk devil outside of history. This pathologization of the gang has... more...

  • Death in the Shape of a Young Girlby Patricia Melzer

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 28.00

    In the early 1970s, a number of West German left-wing activists took up arms, believing that revolution would lead to social change. In the years to come, the bombings, shootings, kidnappings and bank robberies of the Red Army Faction (RAF) and Movement 2nd June dominated newspaper headlines and polarized legislative debates. Half of the terrorists... more...