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  • Signs, Minds and Actionsby

    De Gruyter Open 2010; US$ 111.00

    "This second of two volumes brings together invited papers of the 32nd International Wittgenstein Symposium (Kirchberg/W. (Austria), 2009). The collection not only contains articles related to some of Wittgenstein?s central arguments but also holds contributions that deal with the role and function of signs, as well as with the relations between language... more...

  • Macho Paradoxby

    Sourcebooks, Inc. 2006; US$ 19.99

    Violence against women is every man's issue. more...

  • The Trail of the Trampby A-No. 1

    Garrett County Press 2012; US$ 0.99

    It is recommended the reader drink moonshine before reading this hardnosed edition of A No. 1's hobo story cycle, which presents cautionary tales of clueless youth corrupted by the road. Lessons covered include "do unto others before they do unto you" and the difference between yeggars (who steal and rob) and plingers (a begging class). As is the case... more...

  • The Adventures of a Female Trampby A-No. 1

    Garrett County Press 2012; US$ 0.99

    First published in 1914, this detailed account of female hobos is a rare and beautiful example of early American storytelling. The Adventures of a Female Tramp is social history, presenting vagabond underground culture with humor, excitement and a flare for the dramatic. Each of the cross-country adventures are told by "the famous hobo" A. No. 1 who... more...

  • The Curse of Tramp Lifeby A-No. 1

    Garrett County Press 2012; US$ 0.99

    Published in 1912, The Curse of the Tramp is the third book in the series by A-No 1 "The Famous Tramp" who traveled 500,000 miles for only $7.61. This is a fabulous and true tour of prisons, train yards and railroads. more...

  • Con Menby 60 Minutes; Mike Wallace

    Simon & Schuster 2007; US$ 11.99

    60 Minutes brings its award-winning journalistic skills and unmistakable broadcast style to the page, delving into its archives to present stories on one of the program's most popular subjects: the con man. Con Men exposes a truly eclectic group of swindlers and rogues: the extraordinary characters of ABSCAM, pyramid-scheme millionaires and stock-market... more...

  • The Bowery Boysby PETER ADAMS

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 59.00

    In the decades before the Civil War, the miserable living conditions of New York City's lower east side nurtured the gangs of New York. This book tells the story of the Bowery Boys, one gang that emerged as part urban legend and part street fighters for the city's legions of young workers. Poverty and despair led to a gang culture that was easily politicized,... more...

  • Crime and the Justice System in Americaby GORDON ARMSTRONG; FRANK SCHMALLEGER

    ABC-CLIO 1997; US$ 155.00

    An inter-disciplinary survey of crime and violence in America with historical perspective, but primary entry emphasis focused on the 20th century. Addressing specifically the period from 1960 to the present, this reference also projects into the 21st century with contemporary terminology covering aspects of violent crime, DNA evidence, terrorism, riots,... more...

  • Animal Suffering: Philosophy and Cultureby Elisa Aaltola

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 90.00

    Exploring how animal suffering is made meaningful within Western ramifications, the book investigates themes such as skepticism concerning non-human experience, cultural roots of compassion, and contemporary approaches to animal ethics. At its center is the pivotal question: What is the moral significance of animal suffering? more...

  • The Sociology of Gambling, 2by Mikal Aasved

    Charles C Thomas 2003; US$ 64.95

    This is the second in a series of books intended to review and evaluate the most popular and influential explanations for gambling and the many research studies that have been conducted to confirm or refute them. This book focuses on the contributions of specialists in the social sciences, most of whom are convinced that gambling is a consequence of... more...