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  • My Brotherby Jamaica Kincaid

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1998; US$ 14.99

    Jamaica Kincaid's brother Devon Drew died of AIDS on January 19, 1996, at the age of thirty-three. Kincaid's incantatory, poetic, and often shockingly frank recounting of her brother's life and death is also a story of her family on the island of Antigua, a constellation centered on the powerful, sometimes threatening figure of the writer's mother.... more...

  • Intractable Conflictsby Daniel Bar-Tal

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 32.00

    Provides a comprehensive, interdisciplinary, original and holistic analysis of the socio-psychological foundations and dynamics of intractable conflicts and their resolution. more...

  • Amsterdamby Russell Shorto

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 16.95

    An endlessly entertaining portrait of the city of Amsterdam and the ideas that make it unique, by the author of the acclaimed Island at the Center of the World Tourists know Amsterdam as a picturesque city of low-slung brick houses lining tidy canals; student travelers know it for its legal brothels and hash bars; art lovers know it for Rembrandt's... more...

  • Cold War Rivalry and the Perception of the American Westby Pawel Goral

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 80.00

    This book demonstrates how the two adversaries of the Cold War, West Germany and East Germany, endeavored to create two distinct and unique German identities. In their endeavor to claim legitimacy, the German cinematic representation of the American West became an important cultural weapon of mass dissemination during the Cold War. more...

  • Contentious Politicsby Charles Tilly; Sidney Tarrow

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 23.99

    Charles Tilly and Sidney Tarrow present a set of analytical tools and procedures for study, comparison, and explanation of the diverse forms of contention that comprise contentious politics, including revolutions, social movements, religious and ethnic conflict, nationalism and civil rights, and transnational movements. The authors demonstrate that... more...

  • The New Worlds of Thomas Robert Malthusby Alison Bashford; Joyce E. Chaplin

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 45.00

    The New Worlds of Thomas Robert Malthus is a sweeping global and intellectual history that radically recasts our understanding of Malthus's Essay on the Principle of Population , the most famous book on population ever written or ever likely to be. Malthus's Essay is also persistently misunderstood. First published anonymously in 1798, the Essay... more...

  • The Devil in the White Cityby Erik Larson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2004; US$ 15.95

    Erik Larson?author of #1 bestseller IN THE GARDEN OF BEASTS?intertwines the true tale of the 1893 World's Fair and the cunning serial killer who used the fair to lure his victims to their death. Combining meticulous research with nail-biting storytelling, Erik Larson has crafted a narrative with all the wonder of newly discovered history and the thrills... more...

  • It Takes a Candidateby Jennifer L. Lawless; Richard L. Fox

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 24.00

    This book serves as the first nationwide empirical account of how gender affects political ambition. more...

  • Data Analysis Using Regression and Multilevel/Hierarchical Modelsby Andrew Gelman; Jennifer Hill

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 56.00

    This book, first published in 2007, is for the applied researcher performing data analysis using linear and nonlinear regression and multilevel models. more...

  • Sociology of Lawby Mathieu Deflem

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 36.00

    This book presents an analysis of the sociology of law, combining theory with a range of empirical issues. more...