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  • Cut Adriftby Marianne Cooper

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Cut Adrift makes an important and original contribution to the national conversation about inequality and risk in American society. Set against the backdrop of rising economic insecurity and rolled-up safety nets, Marianne Cooper?s probing analysis explores what keeps Americans up at night. Through poignant case studies, she reveals what families... more...

  • How to Killby Kris Hollington

    Random House 2014; US$ 14.85

    Exploding telephones, pipe-guns and bullets made of teeth, aspirin explosives, cobra-venom darts, a rifle that shoots around corners, a 'piss bomb' (10 cups of boiled urine mixed with nitric acid), exploding clams, samurai swords, karate chops, poisoned umbrellas and a fuel-laden light aircraft. Sometimes even a regular gun. These are just some of... more...

  • The Historic Murder Trial of George Crawfordby David Bradley

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    The Depression-era murder trial of George Crawford in Northern Virginia helped end the exclusion of African Americans from juries. Nearly forgotten today, the murders, ensuing manhunt, extradition battle and sensational trial enthralled the nation. Before it was over, the U.S. House of Representatives threatened to impeach a federal judge, the age-old... more...

  • American Identity and the Politics of Multiculturalismby Jack Citrin; David O. Sears

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 76.00

    This book uses national public opinion data and public opinion data from Los Angeles to compare ethnic differences in patriotism and ethnic identity. more...

  • The 9/11 Novelby Arin Keeble

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 40.00

    This is a comprehensive study of the first decade of literary representations of 9/11, moving from Art Spiegelman's In the Shadow of No Towers (2003) to Amy Waldman's The Submission (2012). It traces the way literature has dealt with an event that continues to shape world conflict and resonate prominently in the American imagination, and argues... more...

  • Tales of a Tiller Girlby Irene Holland

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; Not Available

    A heart-warming nostalgia memoir from a member of the world famous dance troupe, The Tiller Girls. Based in London in the 1930s, 40s and 50s, Irene?s story will transport readers back to a more innocent, simple way of life. more...

  • Dolphin Squareby Terry Gourvish

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 53.99

    Blending social history with pioneering architecture and business analysis, Dolphin Square provides a detailed history of the London landmark and its antecedents. Dolphin Square was and is no ordinary block of flats. Built on a massive scale to a high density in the mid-1930s, it was a pioneering example of concrete design, and when completed was... more...

  • Critical Massby Philip Ball

    Random House 2014; US$ 16.33

    Is there a 'physics of society'? Philip Ball's investigation into human nature ranges from Hobbes and Adam Smith to modern work on traffic flow and market trading, across economics, sociology and psychology. Ball shows how much of human behaviour we can understand when we cease trying to predict and analyse the behaviour of individuals and look to... more...

  • The Institutional Origins of Communal Violenceby Yuhki Tajima

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 72.00

    This book develops a novel theoretical explanation for why transitions from authoritarian rule are often marked by spikes in communal violence. more...

  • Tales of a Tiller Girlby Irene Holland

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; Not Available

    A heart-warming nostalgia memoir from a member of the world famous dance troupe, The Tiller Girls. Based in London in the 1930s, 40s and 50s, Irene?s story will transport readers back to a more innocent, simple way of life. more...