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  • The Environmental Psychology of Prisons and Jailsby Richard E. Wener

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 29.00 US$ 23.78

    This book distils thirty years of research on the impacts of jail and prison environments. more...

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    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 12.95

    Medical advances prolong life. They also sometimes prolong suffering. Should we protect life or alleviate suffering? This dilemma formed the foundation for a powerful right-to-die movement and a counterbalancing concern over an emerging culture of death. What are the qualities of a life worth living? Where are the boundaries of tolerable suffering?... more...

  • Billy Hill: Godfather of London - The Unparalleled Saga of Britain's Most Powerful Post-War Crime Bossby Wensley Clarkson

    John Blake Publishing 2009; US$ 3.99

    There will never be another Billy Hill - Reggie Kray. Bill had a great brain. There's no two ways about it - Frankie Fraser. I made Billy Hill. Then he got over the top of me. I should have shot Billy Hill. I really should. I'd have got ten years for it but it would have made me happy and I'd be out now - laughing - Jack Spot. I have no doubt that... more...

  • Flash Boysby Michael Lewis

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 14.09

    The Times, Observer, Financial Times, New Statesman and Times Literary Supplement Books of the Year 2014 Michael Lewis, the Master of the Big Story, is back with Flash Boys If you thought Wall Street was about alpha males standing in trading pits hollering at each other, think again. That world is dead. Now, the world's money is traded by computer... more...

  • Allen Carr's Easy Way to Stop Smokingby Allen Carr

    Arcturus Digital Limited 1985; US$ 9.99

    'If you follow my instructions you will be a happy non-smoker for the rest of your life.' That's a strong claim from Allen Carr, but as the world's leading quit smoking expert, Allen was right to boast! This classic guide to the world's most successful stop smoking method is all you need to give up smoking. You can even smoke while you read.... more...

  • Allen Carr's Easy Way to Control Alcoholby Allen Carr

    Arcturus Digital Limited 2009; US$ 9.99

    Allen Carr established himself as the world's greatest authority on helping people stop smoking, and his internationally best-selling Easy Way to Stop Smoking has been published in over 40 languages and sold more than 10 million copies. In this classic guide Allen applies his revolutionary method to drinking. With startling insight into why w... more...

  • Child Protection in Americaby John E. B. Myers

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 43.99 US$ 37.83

    In this vivid history of child protection in America, John E. B. Myers analyzes recent reform proposals and introduces innovative policy strategies for reducing abuse and strengthening child protective services. Arguing that the history of child protection is largely a success story, this provocative new book will challenge all those concerned with... more...

  • Pathologies of Powerby Paul Farmer

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 15.16 US$ 12.13

    Pathologies of Power uses harrowing stories of life?and death?in extreme situations to interrogate our understanding of human rights. Paul Farmer, a physician and anthropologist with twenty years of experience working in Haiti, Peru, and Russia, argues that promoting the social and economic rights of the world?s poor is the most important human rights... more...

  • The Checklist Manifestoby Atul Gawande

    Henry Holt and Co. 2010; US$ 16.99

    The New York Times bestselling author of Better and Complications reveals the surprising power of the ordinary checklist We live in a world of great and increasing complexity, where even the most expert professionals struggle to master the tasks they face. Longer training, ever more advanced technologies?neither seems to prevent grievous... more...

  • Behind the Beautiful Foreversby Katherine Boo

    Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 17.00

    In this brilliant, breathtaking book by Pulitzer Prize winner Katherine Boo, a bewildering age of global change and inequality is made human through the dramatic story of families striving toward a better life in Annawadi, a makeshift settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near the Mumbai airport. As India starts to prosper, the residents of Annawadi... more...