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  • The Devil in the White Cityby Erik Larson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2004; US$ 16.95

    In The Devil in the White City,  the smoke, romance, and mystery of the Gilded Age come alive as never before. Two men, each handsome and unusually adept at his chosen work, embodied an element of the great dynamic that characterized America’s rush toward the twentieth century. The architect was Daniel Hudson Burnham, the fair’s brilliant director... more...

  • Forgotten Deadby William D. Carrigan; Clive Webb

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 16.99

    Forgotten Dead uncovers a neglected chapter in the story of American racial violence, the first comprehensive study of lynching of hundreds of persons of Mexican origin or descent. more...

  • The Roman Empire: A Very Short Introductionby Christopher Kelly

    OUP Oxford 2006; US$ 7.99

    The Roman Empire was a remarkable achievement. With a population of sixty million people, it encircled the Mediterranean and stretched from northern England to North Africa and Syria. This Very Short Introduction covers the history of the empire at its height, looking at its people, religions and social structures. It explains how it deployed violence,... more...

  • A Way of Beingby Carl Rogers

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1995; US$ 13.53

    A Way of Being was written in the early 1980s, near the end of Carl Rogers's career, and serves as a coda to his classic On Becoming a Person. More personal and philosophical than his earlier writings, it traces his professional and personal development and ends with a person-centered prophecy, in which he predicts a future changing in the direction... more...

  • Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Classby Joseph F. Healey; Eileen O'Brien

    SAGE Publications 2014; US$ 87.00

    Joseph F. Healey and Eileen O’Brien’s Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Class, Seventh Edition once again uses sociological theory to tell the story of race and other socially constructed inequalities in the United States with consistency and clarity. Through a vivid writing style and engaging pedagogical features, the authors ensure that readers engage... more...

  • Essentials of Sociologyby Ritzer George

    SAGE Publications 2015; US$ 71.00

    Join the conversation with one of sociology’s best-known thinkers. Essentials of Sociology , Second Edition adapted from George Ritzer’s  Introduction to Sociology, Third Edition , provides the same rock-solid foundation in a shorter and more streamlined format. Like the original Ritzer text,  Essentials of Sociology  illuminates traditional... more...

  • Dissecting the Socialby Peter Hedstrom

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 37.00

    This book argues for sociological theory that has the explanatory power and precision to inform research and understanding. more...

  • Bowling Aloneby Robert D. Putnam

    Simon & Schuster 2001; US$ 13.99

    Once we bowled in leagues, usually after work -- but no longer. This seemingly small phenomenon symbolizes a significant social change that Robert Putnam has identified in this brilliant volume, Bowling Alone , which The Economist hailed as "a prodigious achievement." Drawing on vast new data that reveal Americans' changing behavior, Putnam... more...

  • Negativity in Democratic Politicsby Stuart N. Soroka

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 23.00

    This book explores the political implications of the human tendency to prioritize negative information over positive information. more...

  • The State and Social Transformation in Tunisia and Libya, 1830-1980by Lisa Anderson

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 48.95 US$ 44.54

    The book traces growing state intervention in the rural areas of Tunisia and Libya in the middle 1800s and the diverging development of the two countries during the period of European rule. State formation accelerated in Tunisia under the French with the result that, with independence, interest-based policy brokerage became the principal form of political... more...