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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...

  • Kill For Meby M. William Phelps

    Kensington 2010; US$ 5.99

    His Target Aspiring model Sandee Rozzo's big mistake was being kind to Timothy "Tracey" Humphrey. After Rozzo refused the 'roided-up ex-con's advances, she described how he imprisoned, raped, and brutalized her for two days. When the courageous woman pledged to testify against him, Humphrey knew he had to silence her. . . His Weapon That's... more...

  • New Directions in Social Impact Assessmentby Frank Vanclay; Ana Maria Esteves

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2012; US$ 40.00

    Building on its predecessor, The International Handbook of Social Impact Assessment, this important new book outlines current developments in thinking in the field of Social Impact Assessment (SIA). It introduces and advances the theory and practice of SIA, and illustrates that a generational shift in the way socioeconomic studies and community participation... more...

  • Speaking Outby Shirleene Robinson

    Australian Academic Press 2010; US$ 14.99

    Based on the largest survey of gay, lesbian, bisexual, intersex, and queer reactions to violence and harassment ever undertaken in Australia, this book gives voice to the many victims who have suffered in the state once recognised as Australia's most homophobic. It tells of the barriers people face in dealing with the legal system, the reasons... more...

  • Gangs in America's Communitiesby James C. Howell; Elizabeth A. Griffiths

    SAGE Publications 2015; US$ 51.00

    Gangs in America's Communities offers a comprehensive, up-to-date, and theoretically grounded approach to gangs and associated youth violence. Authors Dr. James C. Howell and Dr. Elizabeth Griffiths introduce readers to the foundations of gang studies through the origins of gangs, definitions and categories of youth/street gangs, transnational as... more...

  • Investigating Social Problemsby A. Javier Trevino

    SAGE Publications 2014; US$ 90.00

    “Given the complexity of the issues, the study of social problems requires, indeed demands, specialized focus by experts.” - A. Javier Treviño Welcome to a new way of Investigating Social Problems.   In this groundbreaking new text, general editor A. Javier Treviño, working with a panel of experts, thoroughly examines all aspects of social... more...

  • Sleep In Heavenly Peaceby M. William Phelps

    Kensington 2006; US$ 5.59

    Cold Storage In May 2003, an Arizona man who'd bought dozens of sealed boxes at a self-storage facility's auction of unclaimed property made a horrifying discovery: the bodies of three plastic-wrapped infants, one of which had become mummified over the years. Police traced them to Dianne Odell, 50, a mother of eight children, who admitted the... more...

  • Watch Mommy Dieby Michael Benson

    Kensington 2011; US$ 5.95

    In The Hands Of A Sadist. . . First, he bound and beat his girlfriend, a 43-year-old librarian. Then he went after her teenaged daughter--warning her, "Scream and I will kill you both"--before knocking her unconscious. When the teenager awoke, he proceded to rape her. And in a final horrifying act of depravity, he forced the girl to watch as he... more...

  • Lost Girlsby Caitlin Rother

    Kensington 2012; US$ 5.99

    Praise for Caitlin Rother and her true-life thrillers "Will keep you on the edge of your seat."--Aphrodite Jones "An exciting page-turner."--M. William Phelps Chelsea King was a popular high school senior, an outstanding achiever determined to make a difference. Fourteen-year-old Amber Dubois loved books and poured her heart into the animals... more...

  • Death Trapby M. William Phelps

    Kensington 2013; US$ 6.99

    A chilling tale of a sociopathic wife and mother. . .compelling! -- New York Times bestselling author Harry N. MacLean "Eye-opening. . . Phelps's writing reads like a mystery novel." -- Suspense Magazine It started when Alan Bates and his new wife arrived at his ex's house to pick up his two daughters for a weekend visit. Then two charred bodies... more...