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  • Hillbilly Elegyby J. D. Vance

    HarperCollins 2016; US$ 17.99

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "A riveting book."? The Wall Street Journal "Essential reading."?David Brooks,   New York Times From a former marine and Yale Law School graduate, a powerful account of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town that offers a broader, probing look at the struggles of America?s white working class Hillbilly Elegy... more...

  • The Ice Ageby Luke Williams

    Scribe Publications Pty Ltd 2016; US$ 20.99

    A topical, insightful investigation into a drug that has taken a ferocious grip on societies around the world ? told by a man intimately acquainted with it. Luke Williams was a freelance journalist and former drug addict researching addiction to crystallised methamphetamine (commonly known as crystal meth or ice) when the worst possible thing... more...

  • From Poor Law to Welfare State, 6th Editionby Walter I. Trattner

    Free Press 2007; US$ 20.00

    Over twenty-five years and through five editions, Walter I. Trattner's From Poor Law to Welfare State has served as the standard text on the history of welfare policy in the United States. The only comprehensive account of American social welfare history from the colonial era to the present, the new sixth edition has been updated to include the latest... more...

  • Oxford American Handbook of Disaster Medicineby Robert A. Partridge; Lawrence Proano; David Marcozzi; Alexander G. Garza; Ira Nemeth; Kathryn Brinsfield; Eric S. Weinstein

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 54.99 US$ 47.29

    This handbook encompasses the entire scope of disaster medicine from general concepts and fundamental principles to both manmade and natural threats. more...

  • Victimologyby Leah E. Daigle; Lisa R. Muftic

    SAGE Publications 2015; US$ 76.00 US$ 64.60

    Drawing from the most up-to-date research, Victimology is an accessible, student-friendly text that provides students with an overview of the field of Victimology. Renowned authors and researchers Leah E. Daigle and Lisa R. Muftic expertly relay the history and development in this growing field to equip students with a strong foundation from which... more...

  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacksby Rebecca Skloot

    Crown/Archetype 2010; US$ 16.00

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells?taken without her knowledge in 1951?became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, and more. Henrietta's cells have been bought and sold by... more...

  • Demonsby Virginia Berridge

    OUP Oxford 2013; US$ 19.99 US$ 17.19

    In Demons, Virginia Berridge explores the factors that have affected social attitudes to tobacco, alcohol, and a variety of drugs, through history. Gender, class, and political context have all played a part in a debate that continues today in concerns about binge drinking in the young and the classification of cannabis. more...

  • A Million Little Piecesby James Frey

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2004; US$ 16.00

    At the age of 23, James Frey woke up on a plane to find his front teeth knocked out and his nose broken. He had no idea where the plane was headed nor any recollection of the past two weeks. An alcoholic for ten years and a crack addict for three, he checked into a treatment facility shortly after landing. There he was told he could either stop using... more...

  • The Environmentalism of the Poorby Juan Martinez-Alier

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2002; US$ 40.00

    This text analyses several manifestations of the growing "environmental justice movement", and also of "popular environmentalism" and the "environmentalism of the poor", which will be seen in the coming decades as driving forces in the process to achieve an ecologically sustainable society. more...

  • Corruption: A Very Short Introductionby Leslie Holmes

    OUP Oxford 2015; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87

    Corruption one of the biggest issues facing the contemporary international community. In this Very Short Introduction, Leslie Holmes explores the problem - how it is defined, the impact it has on society, politics, and the economy, its various causes - and considers how we might deal with it globally. more...