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  • Cannabis Indica Volume 3by S. T. Oner; The Rev

    Green Candy Press 2013; US$ 20.00

    Cannabis plants are classified into two main groups: Indica and Sativa. This book focuses on Cannabis Indica, a bushier and heavier plant that produces a smoke that famously induces (among other highs) a desire to sit quietly on the couch and relax. This is the latest book in the bestselling series focusing on the Cannabis Indica plant, the most popular... 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...

  • London's Underworldby Thomas Holmes

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 4.99

    Though London has an international reputation of being the bastion of prim decorum and highly formal social mores, the city has long been a hub for nefarious criminals, as well. Thomas Holmes provides a fascinating glimpse into the teeming underbelly of London in this comprehensive look at the mobsters, murderers, and assorted ne'er-do-wells who... more...

  • The Black Power Movement and American Social Workby Joyce M. Bell

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 49.99

    The Black Power movement has often been portrayed in history and popular culture as the quintessential “bad boy? of modern black movement making in America. Yet this image misses the full extent of Black Power?s contributions to U.S. society, especially in regard to black professionals in social work. Relying on extensive archival research and oral... more...

  • The Other Sideby Lacy M. Johnson

    Tin House Books 2014; US$ 15.95

    Lacy Johnson bangs on the glass doors of a sleepy local police station in the middle of the night. Her feet are bare; her body is bruised and bloody; U-bolts dangle from her wrists. She has escaped, but not unscathed. The Other Side is the haunting account of a first passionate and then abusive relationship; the events leading to Johnson?s kidnapping,... more...

  • New Frontiers of Philanthropyby Lester M. Salamon

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 54.99

    The resources of both governments and traditional philanthropy are either barely growing or in decline, yet the problems of poverty, ill-health, and environmental degradation balloon daily. It is therefore increasingly clear that we urgently need new models for financing and promoting social and environmental objectives. Fortunately, a significant... more...

  • Die professionelle Fehlerkompetenz von (angehenden) Lehrkräftenby Janosch M. Türling

    Springer 2014; US$ 49.99

    Janosch M. Turling widmet sich einer zentralen und in der Lehrerbildungsforschung bislang weitgehend vernachlassigten Kompetenzfacette von Lehrkraften, namlich der Diagnose von und dem Umgang mit Schulerfehlern ? der ?professionellen Fehlerkompetenz? (PFK). Inhaltlich nimmt der Autor den Rechnungs­wesenunterricht in den Blick, der als Kerndisziplin... more...

  • The Humbugs of the Worldby P. T. Barnum

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 4.99

    Today recognized as a genius of advertising and promotion, circus owner P. T. Barnum was the target of a great deal of ire and controversy during his lifetime. Many of his critics denounced him for knowingly perpetuating gimmicks and frauds. In the thoroughly entertaining volume The Humbugs of the World, Barnum displays his wit, intelligence, and a... more...

  • Russian Organized Crimeby Phil Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 57.95

    First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The Truth About Opiumby William H. Brereton

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Based on a series of talks on the controversial subject of opium use and trafficking, The Truth About Opium asserts that much of the propaganda disseminated in the West about the drug has been exaggerated, and in some instances, entirely false. Brereton draws on his own experiences and observations in China to weave a compelling counterargument. more...