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- The Floating Press 2008; US$ 3.95
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl is the immensely powerful autobiography of Harriet Jacobs, who wrote under a pen name. A feminist work, she uses her experiences to state and restate her belief that though all unhappiness sprung from being a slave, she had to endure worse, being also a woman. Her experiences show that the only refuge and relief... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2008; US$ 9.99
Interest in citizenship has never been higher. But what does it mean to be a citizen in a modern, complex community? Richard Bellamy approaches the subject of citizenship from a political perspective and, in clear and accessible language, addresses the complexities behind this highly topical issue. - ;Interest in citizenship has never been higher.... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00
In this fascinating inquiry into the African Diaspora, Caryl Phillips embarks on a soul-wrenching journey to the three major ports of the transatlantic slave trade. Juxtaposing stories of the past with his own present-day experiences, Phillips combines his remarkable skills as a travel essayist with an astute understanding of history. From an West... more...
- The Floating Press 2009; US$ 3.99
The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood retells the legends of the English outlaw Robin Hood, adapting the old ballads to be read by children. The story sees Robin become an outlaw and follows his adventures as he recruits Merry Men and outwits the local authorities. Pyle's stories set a precedent for much of the modern Robin Hood mythology and storytelling. more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.00
Reading this book will make you less sure of yourself?and that?s a good thing. In The Invisible Gorilla, Christopher Chabris and Daniel Simons, creators of one of psychology?s most famous experiments, use remarkable stories and counterintuitive scientific findings to demonstrate an important truth: Our minds don?t work the way we think they do.... more...
- Penguin Group US 2007; US$ 16.00
In this deeply moving and myth-shattering work, Ann Fessler brings out into the open for the first time the astonishing untold history of the million and a half women who surrendered children for adoption due to enormous family and social pressure in the decades before Roe v. Wade. An adoptee who was herself surrendered during those years and recently... more...
- McClelland & Stewart 2011; US$ 24.99
In this classic study, Elliott Leyton challenges the conventional idea of serial murderers as deranged madmen. He explores the twisted ? but comprehensible ? motives of a half-dozen notorious killers: Edmund Emil Kemper, Theodore Robert Bundy, Albert DeSalvo (?The Boston Strangler?), David Richard Berkowitz (?Son of Sam?), Mark James Robert Essex,... more...
- Atria Books 2014; US$ 24.99
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In 2011, Marie Claire magazine published a profile of Janet Mock in which she stepped forward for the first time as a trans woman. Those twenty-three hundred words were life-altering for the People.com editor, turning her into an influential and outspoken public figure and a desperately needed voice for an often voiceless... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2014; US$ 26.00
Two guys. 19 experiments. Five continents. 91,000 miles. And a book that will forever change the way you think about humor. Part road-trip comedy and part social science experiment, a scientist and a journalist detail their epic quest to discover the secret behind what makes things funny. Dr. Peter McGraw, founder of the Humor Research Lab at... more...