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  • The Victoriansby A.N. Wilson

    Random House 2011; US$ 21.14

    People, not abstract ideas, make history, and nowhere is this more revealed than in A. N. Wilson's superb portrait of the Victorians, in which hundreds of different lives have been pieced together to tell a story - one which is still unfinished in our own day. The 'global village' is a Victorian village and many of the ideas we take for granted, for... more...

  • Outliersby Malcolm Gladwell

    Penguin Books Ltd 2008; US$ 14.09

    From the bestselling author of Blink and The Tipping Point , Malcolm Gladwell's Outliers: The Story of Success overturns conventional wisdom about genius to show us what makes an ordinary person an extreme overachiever. Why do some people achieve so much more than others? Can they lie so far out of the ordinary? In this provocative and inspiring... more...

  • Righteous Dopefiendby Philippe Bourgois; Jeffrey Schonberg

    University of California Press 2009; US$ 34.95 US$ 27.96

    This powerful study immerses the reader in the world of homelessness and drug addiction in the contemporary United States. For over a decade Philippe Bourgois and Jeff Schonberg followed a social network of two dozen heroin injectors and crack smokers on the streets of San Francisco, accompanying them as they scrambled to generate income through burglary,... more...

  • The Nazi Officer's Wifeby Edith H. Beer; Susan Dworkin

    HarperCollins 2012; US$ 11.99

    #1 New York Times Bestseller Edith Hahn was an outspoken young woman in Vienna when the Gestapo forced her into a ghetto and then into a slave labor camp. When she returned home months later, she knew she would become a hunted woman and went underground. With the help of a Christian friend, she emerged in Munich as Grete Denner. There she met... more...

  • Excel 2010 for Social Science Statisticsby Thomas J Quirk

    Springer New York 2012; US$ 49.95

    Explaining statistical theory and formulas without recourse to complex mathematics, this text deploys exemplars, screenshots and exercises to show just how adaptable Excel 2010 can be to solving statistical problems in a range of social science subjects. more...

  • Rethinking the Gay and Lesbian Movementby Marc Stein

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 39.95

    Rethinking the Gay and Lesbian Movement provides a new narrative history of U.S. gay and lesbian activism, drawing on primary research in the field and the best scholarship on the history of the gay and lesbian movement. Focusing on four decades of social, cultural, and political change in the second half of the twentieth century, Stein examines... more...

  • The Cambridge History of the First World War: Volume 3, Civil Societyby Jay Winter

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 36.00 US$ 29.52

    A comprehensive, transnational account of the social and cultural history of the First World War. more...

  • Perfect Wives in Ideal Homesby Virginia Nicholson

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 14.09

    In Perfect Wives in Ideal Homes , Virginia Nicholson tells the story of women in the 1950s : a time before the Pill, when divorce spelled scandal and two-piece swimsuits caused mass alarm. Turn the page back to the mid-twentieth century, and discover a world peopled by women with radiant smiles, clean pinafores and gleaming coiffures; a promised... more...

  • The Road to Characterby David Brooks

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 14.09

    In The Road to Character David Brooks, best-selling author of The Social Animal and New York Times columnist, explains why selflessness leads to greater success You could say there are two kinds of virtues in the world, the résumé virtues and the eulogy virtues. The résumé virtues are the ones you list on your CV, the skills that contribute... more...

  • Promised You A Miracleby Andy Beckett

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 14.09

    In the cold, dark summer of 1981, crowds gathering in Britain's streets could mean a royal wedding - or a riot. Margaret Thatcher's government, taking power on a promise of renewal, seemed in catastrophic decline. Britain remained troubled, inward-looking, run down by recession, transfixed by the threat of nuclear war. Yet, within this bleak landscape,... more...