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  • Captured on the High Seasby Marianne Hering; Nancy I. Sanders

    Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. 2014; US$ 4.99

    British warships battle with American privateers in this high sea adventure. Cousins Patrick and Beth have landed on the Royal Louis in the middle of the Revolutionary War. Cannonballs fly and swords slash. They’re captured! Now they face even more dangers. Will their new friend James Forten be sold by the British into the West Indies slave trade?... more...

  • The Good, the Bad, and the Justby RiŽl Vermunt

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 134.95

    Drawing on multidisciplinary findings and ideas, this book offers explanations as to why, how and to what extent, people, in an effort to attain justice, allocate social resources between self and others and among others. The role of the essential features of allocation behaviour are examined in the newly developed Justice Model, and the work also... more...

  • HIV/AIDS and the South African Stateby ?ehović; Annamarie Bindenagel

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    This book does not seek to absolve the South African state of its responsibility to respond to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Moreover, it argues that although the state, the government, before, during, and after the transition to democracy, was aware of and acknowledged the threat - political, economic and social - posed by the epidemic, it nonetheless chose... more...

  • The Risk of School Rampageby Eric Madfis

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    By examining averted school rampage incidents, this work addresses problematic gaps in school violence scholarship and advances existing knowledge about mass murder, violence prevention, bystander intervention, threat assessment, and disciplinary policy in school contexts. more...

  • Homelessness & Health in Canadaby Manal Guirguis-Younger; Stephen W. Hwang; Ryan McNeil

    University of Ottawa Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    Homelessness & Health in Canada explores, for the first time, the social, structural, and environmental factors that shape the health of homeless persons in Canada. Covering a wide range of topics from youth homelessness to end-of-life care, the authors strive to outline policy and practice recommendations to respond to the ongoing public health... more...

  • Children Living in Povertyby Justin Healey

    The Spinney Press 2014; US$ 30.00

    Globally, 400 million children are living in extreme poverty; nearly 600,000 Australian children live in relative poverty. What are the absolute and relative measures of poverty and deprivation for children in developing and developed countries? How does poverty impact children’s health, development and wellbeing? How can impoverished children... more...

  • All You Ask For is Longingby Sean Thomas Dougherty

    BOA Editions Ltd. 2014; US$ 9.99

    A true iconoclastic poet born, living and surviving in the underground, this is the best of Dougherty's ten collections. more...

  • Lessons From a Drug Lordby Shaun Attwood

    Gildan Media Corporation 2014; US$ 9.99

    A self-help book like no other. From the author of the best-selling Hard Time, and seen on Locked Up Abroad, Shaun Attwood took his business degree to Phoenix, Arizona, where he became an award winning stockbroker and then a millionaire day trader during the dot-com bubble. But Shaun became greedy and lost sight of what was important. He threw raves... more...

  • The Nonviolence Handbookby Michael N Nagler

    Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2014; US$ 12.00

    Love Is Stronger Than Hate ?Nonviolence is not the recourse of the weak but actually calls for an uncommon kind of strength; it is not a refraining from something but the engaging of a positive force,? renowned peace activist Michael Nagler writes. Here he offers a step-by-step guide to creatively using nonviolence to confront any problem and to... more...

  • Theatricality, Dark Tourism and Ethical Spectatorshipby Emma Willis

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Works of theatre that depict grievous histories derive their force from making audible voices of the past. Such performances, theatrical or tourist, require the attentive belief of spectators. This engaging new study explores how theatricality works in each instance and how 'playing the part' of the listener can be understood in ethical terms. more...