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  • The Nicotine Conspiracyby Allen Carr

    Arcturus Digital Limited 2008; US$ 1.99

    In 2008 Allen Carr's Easyway to Stop Smoking celebrated its 25th anniversary in the knowledge that it has become the global leader in the field of drug-free smoking cessation. There are currently over 100 clinics in 40 countries and a publishing programme with sales of over 13 million books. The organisation continues to grow rapidly and the met...... 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...

  • Going to Extremesby Cass R. Sunstein

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 10.99 US$ 9.89

    Why do people become extremists? What makes people become so dismissive of opposing views? Why is political and cultural polarization so pervasive in America? Why do groups of teenagers, investors, and corporations take unnecessary risks? What leads groups to engage in such destructive acts as terrorism and ethic cleansing?In Going to Extremes , renowned... more...

  • Pathologies of Powerby Paul Farmer

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 15.16 US$ 12.89

    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$ 12.00

    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...

  • Twenty Four Hours A Dayby Anonymous

    Hazelden Publishing 2010; US$ 14.99

    Since 1954, Twenty-Four Hours a Day has become a stable force in the recovery of many alcoholics throughout the world. With over six and a half million copies in print (the original text has been revised), this "little black book" offers daily thoughts, meditations, and prayers for living a clean and sober life. A spiritual resource with practical... more...

  • Codependent No Moreby Melody Beattie

    Hazelden Publishing 2009; US$ 16.99

    Is someone else's problem your problem? If, like so many others, you've lost sight of your own life in the drama of tending to someone else's, you may be codependent--and you may find yourself in this book-- Codependent No More. The healing touchstone of millions, this modern classic by one of America's best-loved and most inspirational authors... more...

  • The Language of Letting Goby Melody Beattie

    Hazelden Publishing 2009; US$ 17.99

    Melody Beattie integrates her own life experiences and fundamental recovery reflections in this unique daily meditation book written especially for those of us who struggle with the issue of codependency. Problems are made to be solved, Melody reminds us, and the best thing we can do is take responsibility for our own pain and self-care. In this... more...

  • In Search of Respectby Philippe Bourgois

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 24.00

    This new edition brings this study of inner-city life up to date. more...

  • Veganomicsby Nick Cooney

    Lantern Books 2013; US$ 9.99

    Flip through a magazine, turn on the TV, or browse around online, and it quickly becomes clear: vegetarian eating is on the rise. But just who are vegetarians? How do they make the transition? And what really drives them to take the meat off their plates? Vegetarians differ from omnivores not just in their eating habits but also in their psychology,... more...