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  • Foundations of Evidence-Based Social Work Practiceby

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 46.99 US$ 40.41

    This concise introduction to evidence-based social work practice culls the most salient chapters from the interdisciplinary Evidence-Based Practice Manual to form a student-friendly overview of the issues and interventions they will encounter throughout their BSW or MSW program.Part I defines terms and critical issues, introducing students to the... 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...

  • Animal Suffering: Philosophy and Cultureby Elisa Aaltola

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00

    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...

  • Male Rapeby Dr Noreen Abdullah-Khan

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 110.00

    Focusing on male-on-male rape, this book looks at the common myths surrounding this taboo issue, including the idea that 'men who rape other men must be homosexual' and that 'real men can't be raped'. It also reveals that men are not only raped in prison, as is commonly believed, and that they suffer similar trauma to female survivors of rape. more...

  • Understanding Narrative Therapyby PhD MSW Paul Abels; MSW Sonia L. Abels

    Springer Publishing Company 2001; US$ 94.99

    A clear guide to one of todayís most popular treatment modalities, this volume explores why the narrative metaphor is important in the therapeutic relationship, and how to incorporate narrative techniques into social work practice. Building on basic insights about how stories shape peopleís lives, and how destructive stories can be modified, the authors... more...