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  • Escaping the Darkness - The harrowing sequel to the bestselling Sarah's Storyby Sarah Preston

    John Blake Publishing 2014;

    Sarah Preston?s happy family life was shattered when a chance encounter with her ex-abuser brought horrendously painful memories flooding back. Years of abuse had left deep scars and, despite her efforts to hide them from those she was closest to, the world Sarah had built for herself was threatening to fall apart. Sarah experienced a happy childhood... more...

  • Show Me the Evidenceby Ron Haskins; Greg Margolis

    Brookings Institution Press 2014; US$ 32.00

    The first comprehensive history of the Obama administration's evidence-based initiatives . From its earliest days, the Obama administration planned and enacted several initiatives to fund social programs based on rigorous evidence of success. Ron Haskins and Greg Margolis tell the story of six?spanning preschool and K-12 education, teen pregnancy,... more...

  • The Secret World of the Victorian Lodging Houseby Joseph O'neill

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 19.99

    Criminals, drifters, beggars, the homeless, immigrants, prostitutes, tramping artisans, street entertainers, abandoned children, navvies, and families fallen on hard times - a whole underclass of people on the margins of society passed through Victorian l more...

  • Patient Safety Cultureby Patrick Waterson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 129.95

    Researchers, healthcare managers and human factors practitioners who need to know the latest developments within the theory and application of Patient Safety Culture within healthcare should read this book. It brings together contributions from the most prominent researchers and practitioners in the field of PSC and covers the background to work on... more...

  • Exploring Earthinessby Anne Primavesi

    The Lutterworth Press 2014; US$ 28.00

    This book is a gift to all who are concerned about global warming, climate change, poisonous living environments, and the growing disparity between the 1 percent and the 99 percent. Completed when Hurricane Sandy had wreaked havoc on the Northeast seaboard of the United States, this book is a timely wake-up call to all the inhabitents of our shared... more...

  • Rethinking Serial Murder, Spree Killing, and Atrocitiesby Robert Shanafelt; Nathan W. Pino

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    Multiple killings by serial or spree killers and the mass violence seen in war crimes and other atrocities have typically been understood as discrete category types, which can foster the view that there are fundamentally different kinds of human beings, including "deviants" who are born evil and innately given to sadism or a callous lack of empathy.... more...

  • The Social Effects of Economic Thinkingby William Van Lear

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    The book explains how social outcomes result from the influence of economic ideas which are themselves strongly impacted by the distribution of power in society. The book examines policies and programs of contending interests, emphasizing the importance of socio-economic issues stemming from quasi-economic stagnation. more...

  • Wounding the Worldby Joanna Bourke

    Little, Brown Book Group 2014; Not Available

    Wars are frequently justified 'in our name'. Militarist values and practices co-opt us, permeating our language, invading our dream space, entertaining us at the movies or in front of game consoles. Our taxes pay for those war machines. Our loved ones are killed and maimed. With killing now an integral part of the entertainment industry in video games... more...

  • Wounding the Worldby Joanna Bourke

    Little, Brown Book Group 2014; US$ 34.75

    Wars are frequently justified 'in our name'. Militarist values and practices co-opt us, permeating our language, invading our dream space, entertaining us at the movies or in front of game consoles. Our taxes pay for those war machines. Our loved ones are killed and maimed. With killing now an integral part of the entertainment industry in video... more...

  • Wounding the Worldby Joanna Bourke

    Little, Brown Book Group 2014; Not Available

    Wars are frequently justified 'in our name'. Militarist values and practices co-opt us, permeating our language, invading our dream space, entertaining us at the movies or in front of game consoles. Our taxes pay for those war machines. Our loved ones are killed and maimed. With killing now an integral part of the entertainment industry in video... more...