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  • Outliersby Malcolm Gladwell

    Little, Brown and Company 2008; US$ 12.99

    There is a story that is usually told about extremely successful people, a story that focuses on intelligence and ambition. Gladwell argues that the true story of success is very different, and that if we want to understand how some people thrive, we should spend more time looking around them-at such things as their family, their birthplace, or even... more...

  • The Cornerby David Simon; Edward Burns

    Crown Publishing Group 2013; US$ 18.00

    The crime-infested intersection of West Fayette and Monroe Streets is well-known--and cautiously avoided--by most of Baltimore. But this notorious corner's 24-hour open-air drug market provides the economic fuel for a dying neighborhood. David Simon, an award-winning author and crime reporter, and Edward Burns, a 20-year veteran of the urban drug war,... more...

  • The Smartest Kids in the Worldby Amanda Ripley

    Simon & Schuster 2013; US$ 15.99

    How do other countries create ?smarter? kids? What is it like to be a child in the world?s new education superpowers? The Smartest Kids in the World ?gets well beneath the glossy surfaces of these foreign cultures and manages to make our own culture look newly strange....The question is whether the startling perspective provided by this masterly... more...

  • The Hold Life Hasby Catherine J. Allen

    Smithsonian 2012; US$ 21.95

    This second edition of Catherine J. Allen's distinctive ethnography of the Quechua-speaking people of the Andes brings their story into the present. She has added an extensive afterword based on her visits to Sonqo in 1995 and 2000 and has updated and revised parts of the original text. The book focuses on the very real problem of cultural continuity... more...

  • 22 Things a Woman Must Know If She Loves a Man with Asperger's Syndromeby Maxine Aston; Rudy Simone

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2009; US$ 15.95

    This book looks at 22 common traits that women may discover when they are dating, living with or married to a man with Asperger's Syndrome. Simone explores Asperger's relationships with honesty and understanding, drawing on research and personal experience to inform and advise women with AS partners. more...

  • Blackoutby James Goodman; James Goodman

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2005; US$ 21.99

    On July 13, 1977, there was a blackout in New York City. With the dark came excitement, adventure, and fright in subway tunnels, office towers, busy intersections, high-rise stairwells, hotel lobbies, elevators, and hospitals. There was revelry in bars and restaurants, music and dancing in the streets. On block after block, men and women proved themselves... more...

  • Billionairesby Darrell M. West

    Brookings Institution Press 2014; US$ 21.00

    Meet the Billionaires: the 1,645 men and women who control a massive share of global assets worth $6.5 trillion. Darrell West reveals what the other 99.99998% of us need to know. With rich anecdotes and personal narratives, West goes inside the world of the ultra wealthy. Meet U.S. billionaires such as Sheldon Adelson, Michael Bloomberg, David and... more...

  • The Politics of Collective Violenceby Charles Tilly

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 24.00

    This book, first published in 2003, attempts to explain collective violence and to identify the best ways to mitigate it. more...

  • Honkyby Dalton Conley

    University of California Press 2000; US$ 12.95

    This intensely personal and engaging memoir is the coming-of-age story of a white boy growing up in a neighborhood of predominantly African American and Latino housing projects on New York's Lower East Side. Vividly evoking the details of city life from a child's point of view--the streets, buses, and playgrounds--Honky poignantly illuminates the usual... more...

  • Contested Bodies of Childhood and Youthby Dr Kathrin Hörschelmann; Dr Rachel Colls

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 110.00

    Demonstrating the contested and differentiated nature of childhood and youth embodiment, this book responds to political and media discourses that stigmatise 'unruly' youthful bodies, by combining the critical analysis of imagined and disciplined youthful bodies with a focus on young people's lived and performed, embodied subjectivities. more...