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  • The Locust Effectby Gary A. Haugen; Victor Boutros

    Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 18.99

    While the world has made encouraging strides in the fight against global poverty, there is a hidden crisis silently undermining our best efforts to help the poor. It is a plague of everyday violence. Beneath the surface of the world's poorest communities, common violence -- like rape, forced labor, illegal detention, land theft, police abuse and... more...

  • Megaprojects and Riskby Bent Flyvbjerg; Nils Bruzelius; Werner Rothengatter

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 26.00

    A fascinating account of the problems and possible solutions involved in managing megaprojects. more...

  • Deer Hunting with Jesusby Joe Bageant

    Crown Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.00

    After thirty years spent scratching together a middle-class life out of a ?dirt-poor? childhood, Joe Bageant moved back to his hometown of Winchester, Virginia, where he realized that his family and neighbors were the very people who carried George W. Bush to victory. That was ironic, because Winchester, like countless American small towns, is fast... more...

  • A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant, and a Prayerby Eve Ensler

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.00

    Selections from the ?Until the Violence Stops? Festival Featuring writings by Abiola Abrams ? Edward Albee ? Tariq Ali ? Maya Angelou ? Periel Aschenbrand ? Patricia Bosworth ? Nicole Burdette ? Kate Clinton ? Kimberle Crenshaw ? Michael Cunningham ? Edwidge Danticat ? Ariel Dorfman ? Mollie Doyle ? Slavenka Drakulic ? Michael Eric Dyson ? Dave Eggers... more...

  • Half the Skyby Nicholas D. Kristof; Sheryl Wudunn

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.95

    #1 National Bestseller From two of our most fiercely moral voices, a passionate call to arms against our era?s most pervasive human rights violation: the oppression of women and girls in the developing world. With Pulitzer Prize winners Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn as our guides, we undertake an odyssey through Africa and Asia to meet... more...

  • Flat Broke with Childrenby Sharon Hays

    Oxford University Press, USA 2003; US$ 18.99

    Hailed as a great success, welfare reform resulted in a dramatic decline in the welfare rolls--from 4.4 million families in 1996 to 2.1 million in 2001. But what does this "success" look like to the welfare mothers and welfare caseworkers who experienced it? In Flat Broke, With Children, Sharon Hays tells us the story of welfare reform from... more...

  • Breaking Free from Emotional Eatingby Geneen Roth

    Penguin Group US 2003; US$ 15.00

    There is an end to the anguish of emotional eating -- and this book explainshow to achieve it. Geneen Roth, whose Feeding the Hungry Heart and When FoodIs Love have brought understanding and acceptance to tens of thousands ofreaders over the last two decades, here outlines her proven program forresolving the conflicts at the root of overeating. Using... more...

  • The Myth of the Rational Voterby Bryan Caplan

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 23.95

    The greatest obstacle to sound economic policy is not entrenched special interests or rampant lobbying, but the popular misconceptions, irrational beliefs, and personal biases held by ordinary voters. This is economist Bryan Caplan's sobering assessment in this provocative and eye-opening book. Caplan argues that voters continually elect politicians... more...

  • Voices Of Freedomby Henry Hampton; Steve Fayer; Sarah Flynn

    Random House 2011; US$ 14.53

    In this monumental volume, Henry Hampton and Steve Fayer draw upon nearly one thousand interviews with civil rights activists, politicians, reporters, Justice Department officials, and hundreds of ordinary people who took part in the struggle, weaving a fascinating narrative of the civil rights movement told by the people who lived it. more...

  • When Work Disappearsby William Julius Wilson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.00

    When Work Disappears is a sane, courageous, and desperately important work. "Wilson is the keenest liberal analyst of the most perplexing of all American problems...[This book is] more ambitious and more accessible than anything he has done before." --The New Yorker From the Trade Paperback edition. ]]> more...