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  • Sword & Salveby Peter J. Hoffman; Thomas G. Weiss

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2006; US$ 31.99

    In the first book to systematically explore the linkages between war and emergency response, Hoffman and Weiss focus on the profound impact of new wars with non-state actors. The authors trace the evolution of the international humanitarian system from its inception in the 1860s through the current challenges cast by recent U.S. military action in... more...

  • African Sonby William J. Hemminger

    University Press of America 2012; US$ 26.99

    African Son records the author?s many trips to Africa as a Peace Corps volunteer, Fulbright scholar, teacher, and traveler. These personal essays range from sympathetic descriptions of village life in Senegal and Cameroon to detailed accounts of the rich physical and natural worlds in Zimbabwe, Malawi, and Madagascar. more...

  • Carnegieby Raymond Lamont-Brown

    The History Press 2013; US$ 13.11

    This book charts the life of Andrew Carnegie, from Dunfermline bobbin boy to Steel King of America. The empire he forged in the steel furnaces of Pittsburgh was sold in 1901 for $480 million and Andrew Carnegie retired from business life as the richest man in the world. Carnegie was born in Dunfermline in 1835, but poverty forced the Carnegies to... more...

  • Giving is Good For Youby John Nickson

    Biteback Publishing 2013; US$ 23.33

    Inequality in Britain is on the rise. Does this matter? Should we be bothered that the rich give proportionately much less than the poor? And that only a small minority of the very wealthy are giving generously? Ninety per cent of NHS trusts are restricting routine operations. Youth unemployment is at record levels. Meanwhile, those on the Sunday... more...

  • Once Upon a Townby Bob Greene

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    In search of "the best America there ever was," bestselling author and award-winning journalist Bob Greene finds it in a small Nebraska town few people pass through today?a town where Greene discovers the echoes of the most touching love story imaginable: a love story between a country and its sons. During World War II, American soldiers from every... more...

  • Gifts of Time and Moneyby Arthur C. Brooks

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2005; US$ 31.99

    Policymakers, civic leaders, and scholars have increasingly focused their attention over the last decade and a half on the importance of voluntary participation in civil society. What mobilizes giving and volunteering? What can policymakers and nonprofit managers do to change the current landscape in places with low levels of participation? These are... more...

  • Burning Down the Houseby Russell Wangersky

    Dundurn 2009; US$ 9.99

    Visceral and affecting, Burning Down the House is an insightful insider's account of the perilous world of firefighting and an unforgettable memoir of how, in finding his passion, Wangersky lost himself. more...

  • Deepening Community Engagement in Higher Educationby Ariane Hoy; Mathew Johnson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 95.00

    This volume argues for reexamination of the field of community engagement, suggests that the most effective way forward requires rethinking the structures of traditional higher education, and points to the growing emergence of evidence-based best practices that can catalyze a renaissance in community engagement and in higher education. more...

  • In a Rocket Made of Iceby Gail Gutradt

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 25.95

    A beautifully told, inspiring true story of one woman?s volunteer experiences at an orphanage in rural Cambodia?a book that embodies the belief that love, compassion, and generosity of spirit can overcome even the most fearsome of obstacles. Gail Gutradt was at a crossroads in her life when she learned of the Wat Opot Children?s Community. Begun... more...

  • HIV-positiv ... und wie damit leben?by Astrid Berner-Rodoreda; Renate Of; Brot für die Welt

    Brandes & Apsel 2013; US$ 16.33

    Weltweit leben 34 Millionen Menschen mit dem Virus, und immer noch infizieren sich jedes Jahr Millionen Menschen. Auch in Deutschland steigt die Zahl der HIV-Neuinfektionen wieder an. Ende 2012 lebten schätzungsweise 78.000 Menschen mit HIV in Deutschland. Es gibt keine Region der Welt, die nicht von der Epidemie betroffen ist. Das Buch lenkt den... more...