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  • The Rugmaker of Mazar-e-Sharifby Najaf Mazari; Robert Hillman

    Wild Dingo Press 2010; US$ 9.99

    This moving and poignant work gives the reader a rare insight into the contented ‘milk and honey’ life of a simple Afghan family before the civil war ripped their country apart. The lives and centuries-old livelihood of farmers, craftsmen and small business owners were destroyed in just weeks and months. As a member of the Hazara tribe, hated... more...

  • Recovery from Addictionby William Cloud; Robert Granfield

    NYU Press 2001; US$ 24.00

    Millions of people enter or seriously consider entering alcohol or drug treatment each year. In their understandable state of urgency, most first-time treatment seekers and their loved ones may rush to the first treatment option they encounter. They are unlikely to be aware of why one form of intervention would be a good choice for their particular... more...

  • Social Work ASWB Masters Exam Guideby ACSW LSW PhD Dawn Apgar

    Springer Publishing Company 2015; US$ 74.99

    “Dawn gave us the tools we needed to take the exam, and let me tell youóshe was on point! Not only did she cover the content areas we needed to focus in on, but she also showed us how to read and interpret the questions on the exam.” —Ammu D. Kowolik, LMSW, McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research Students and social workers preparing... more...

  • Risking It Allby Heather E. Ingram

    Greystone Books 2009; US$ 19.95

    Heather Ingram was one of the most respected teachers at a British Columbia secondary school. Trapped at age 30 in an unhappy relationship, Ingram found herself increasingly drawn to 17-year-old Troy, a rebellious student. Here, in unstinting detail, she describes their passionate relationship of several years duration that had the full support... more...

  • The Little Refugeeby Anh Do; Suzanne Do; Bruce Whatley

    Allen & Unwin 2011; US$ 18.17

    Anh Do's inspirational story about his family's incredible escape from war-torn Vietnam and his childhood in Australia, told especially for children. more...

  • Handbook of Global Research and Practice in Corruptionby Adam Graycar; Russell G. Smith

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2011; US$ 60.00

    Corruption is a global phenomenon with costs estimated to be in the trillions of dollars. This source of original research and policy analysis, deals with the most important concepts and empirical evidence in foreign corrupt practices globally. Handbook of a Global Research and Practice in Corruption includes research from all continents and provides... more...

  • It's My Life Nowby Meg Kennedy Dugan; Roger R. Hock

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 25.95

    Those who have never experienced an abusive or violent relationship often believe that upon finding a way out, victims’ difficulties are solved: their life is good, they are safe, and recovery will be swift. However, survivors know that leaving is not the end of the nightmare -- it is the beginning of an often difficult and challenging journey toward... more...

  • A World of Gangsby John M. M. Hagedorn; Mike Davis

    University of Minnesota Press 2008; US$ 24.95

    “Street gangs mirror the inhuman ambitions and greed of society’s trendsetters and deities even as they fight to the death over scraps from the table of the international drug trade.  But John Hagedorn, characteristically, also finds hope in the contradictory values of outlaw youth—selflessness, solidarity, and love amid cupidity and directionless... more...

  • Righteous Dopefiendby Philippe Bourgois; Jeffrey Schonberg

    University of California Press 2009; US$ 34.95

    This powerful study immerses the reader in the world of homelessness and drug addiction in the contemporary United States. For over a decade Philippe Bourgois and Jeff Schonberg followed a social network of two dozen heroin injectors and crack smokers on the streets of San Francisco, accompanying them as they scrambled to generate income through burglary,... more...

  • Clinical Topics in Addictionby Ed Day

    The Royal College of Psychiatrists 2007; US$ 48.00

    This work brings together 23 papers from the College's popular journal 'Advances in Psychiatric Treatment', which are then updated to give systematic, authoritative and well-referenced accounts of key clinical topics relating to substance misuse. It includes papers on various substances of misuse: opioids, stimulants, hallucinogens, alcohol and nicotine.... more...