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  • The True Believerby Eric Hoffer

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 12.99

    A stevedore on the San Francisco docks in the 1940s, Eric Hoffer wrote philosophical treatises in his spare time while living in the railroad yards. The True Believer -- the first and most famous of his books -- was made into a bestseller when President Eisenhower cited it during one of the earliest television press conferences.Completely relevant... more...

  • Letters to a Young Contrarianby Christopher Hitchens

    Basic Books 2009; US$ 15.99

    A witty, wise, biting, and completely individual meditation on what it means to think, live, and be to the contrary. more...

  • Radical Chic & Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchersby Tom Wolfe

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010; US$ 15.99

    The phrase radical chic was coined by Tom Wolfe in 1970 when Leonard Bernstein gave a party for the Black Panthers at his duplex apartment on Park Avenue. That incongrous scene is re-created here in high fidelity as is another meeting ground between militant minorities and the liberal white establishment. more...

  • Environmental Politics and Institutional Changeby Elim Papadakis

    Cambridge University Press 1996; US$ 38.00

    An examination of the responsiveness of Australian political institutions to environmental concerns. more...

  • Class Mattersby The New York Times; Bill Keller

    Henry Holt and Co. 2011; US$ 17.99

    The acclaimed New York Times series on social class in America?and its implications for the way we live our lives      We Americans have long thought of ourselves as unburdened by class distinctions. We have no hereditary aristocracy or landed gentry, and even the poorest among us feel that they can become rich through education, hard work,... more...

  • What Money Can't Buyby Michael J. Sandel

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2012; US$ 15.99

    Should we pay children to read books or to get good grades? Should we allow corporations to pay for the right to pollute the atmosphere? Is it ethical to pay people to test risky new drugs or to donate their organs? What about hiring mercenaries to fight our wars? Auctioning admission to elite universities? Selling citizenship to immigrants willing... more...

  • Man and the Natural Worldby Keith Thomas

    Penguin Books Ltd 1991; Not Available

    An account of the changing attitudes in people towards nature and the environment between 1500-1800, and comparing and contrasting this with our present attitude towards it. more...

  • First Generationsby Carol Berkin

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1997; US$ 16.99

    Indian, European, and African women of seventeenth and eighteenth-century America were defenders of their native land, pioneers on the frontier, willing immigrants, and courageous slaves. They were also - as traditional scholarship tends to omit - as important as men in shaping American culture and history. This remarkable work is a gripping portrait... more...

  • The Whisperersby Orlando Figes

    Henry Holt and Co. 2008; US$ 24.99

    From the award-winning author of A People's Tragedy and Natasha's Dance , a landmark account of what private life was like for Russians in the worst years of Soviet repression   There have been many accounts of the public aspects of Stalin's dictatorship: the arrests and trials, the enslavement and killing in the gulags. No previous book, however,... more...

  • Survival Psychologyby John Leach

    Palgrave Macmillan 1994; US$ 59.00

    '...it should be made standard reading for those dealing with disaster/survival situations, it is also very informative in helping the general reader understand the psychology of survivors...The text makes compulsive reading and the book is hard to put down. It is worth examining, no matter where your professional interest lies.'- Duncan MacPaul, Nursing... more...