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  • SNAP Mattersby Judith Bartfeld; Craig Gundersen; Timothy Smeeding; James Ziliak

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 27.95

    In 1963, President Kennedy proposed making permanent a small pilot project called the Food Stamp Program (FSP). By 2013, the program's fiftieth year, more than one in seven Americans received benefits at a cost of nearly $80 billion. Renamed the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in 2008, it currently faces sharp political pressure,... more...

  • The New Threatby Jason Burke

    The New Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    Jason Burke is one of the world?s leading experts on militant Islam. He embedded with the Kurdish peshmerga (currently at war with ISIS) while still in college. He was hanging out with the Taliban in the late 1990s. He witnessed the bombing of Tora Bora in Afghanistan in 2001 firsthand. With the current emergence of ISIS in Iraq and Syria and the... more...

  • Rethinking Drinking and Sportby Dr Catherine Palmer

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    Rethinking Drinking and Sport examines the complex nature of sport-related drinking. With close attention to the contradictory nature of sport-related drinking, this book considers both 'the problem' of drinking in sport, as well as some of the issues for treatment and recovery that sports-related drinking presents. Bringing together a range of methodological... more...

  • Detectiveby Tom Connolly

    The O'Brien Press 2015; US$ 16.03

    The inside story of a lifetime spent fighting crime, from local Garda in Kildare toDetective Superintendent,tackling everything from small local crimes to major national and international investigations. more...

  • Breaking the Cycle of Abuseby Beverly Engel

    Wiley 2015; US$ 19.00

    "A beacon of hope for women and men who fear that they will pass the abuse they have suffered on to their children, partners, or employees. Humane and compassionate but also clear and down to earth, this is a wonderful contribution to the literature on healing." --Lundy Bancroft, author of When Dad Hurts Mom and Why Does He Do That? "In this remarkably... more...

  • Convicts, Coal, and the Banner Mine Tragedyby Robert D. Ward; William Warren Rogers

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    In the late 1870s, Jefferson County, Alabama, and the town of Elyton (near the future Birmingham) became the focus of a remarkable industrial and mining revolution. Together with the surrounding counties, the area was penetrated by railroads. Surprisingly large deposits of bituminous coal, limestone, and iron ore?the exact ingredients for the manufacture... more...

  • The Cultural Prisonby John M. Sloop

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    The incarcerated in America's cultural imagination. The Cultural Prison brings a new dimension to the study of prisoners and punishment by focusing on how the punishment of American offenders is represented and shaped in the mass media through public arguments. The study is based on an analysis of 642 articles collected by the author from American... more...

  • Gambling on the American Dreamby James R Karmel

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Provides a historical perspective for understanding the exponential growth of casinos in the United States since 1990, by telling the story of Atlantic City, New Jersey since the 1970s. This work uses oral history to focus on the human stories of the region in addition to the broader story of economic and social impacts. more...

  • The Care of Older Peopleby Mayumi Hayashi

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Across the globe, populations are getting older. Hayashi surveys the development of residential care in Britain and Japan from the 1920s onwards, using regional case studies, and taking into account the influence of traditions and cultural norms. more...

  • Child Guidance in Britain, 1918?1955by John Stewart

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Stewart presents a history of child guidance in Britain from its origins in the years after the First World War until the consolidation of the welfare state. This is the first study of child guidance in this period and makes a significant contribution to the historiography. more...