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  • Hurricane Katrinaby Jamie Pietras

    Infobase Publishing 2008; US$ 42.00

    When the first signs of sunlight emerged from the trickling rain the morning of Monday, August 29, 2005, many residents of the city of New Orleans hoped the worst was behind them. Hours earlier, the tropical hurricane known as "Katrina" made landfall at an area just 70 miles to the southeast of the city, tearing the roofs off buildings and... more...

  • Gender and Violence in the Middle Eastby David Ghanim

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 49.00

    Gender and Violence in the Middle East argues that violence is fundamental to the functioning of the patriarchal gender structure that governs daily life in Middle Eastern societies. Ghanim contends that the inherent violence of gender relations in the Middle East feeds the authoritarianism and political violence that plague public life in the region.... more...

  • Unlockedby Louis Ferrante

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.24

    From the freewheeling rush of hijacking trucks to the brutal race wars that marked his decade-long stint in jail, former Mafia insider Louis Ferrante describes his remarkable journey from rising mobster to federal prison inmate to full-time writer. As Louis Ferrante tells it, the bottom line was money—and his word was good. During his teenage years,... more...

  • Legalising Drugsby Philip Bean

    Policy Press 2010; US$ 26.00

    This timely book explores the debates surrounding the legalisation of drugs, examining the alternatives and their implications for individuals and society. It will be essential reading for students and academics in criminology, sociology and social policy, as well as policy makers, practitioners and the general public. more...

  • True Stories of Rescue and Survivalby Carolyn Matthews

    Dundurn 2008; US$ 8.99

    True Stories of Rescue and Survival features true stories from across the country, past and present. Its heroes are to be found in the RCMP, city police forces, the Canadian military, and among all the rescue workers and specialists of the Canadian Coast Guard. more...

  • Explaining Crimeby Hugh D. Barlow; David Kauzlarich

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2009; US$ 35.00

    This book provides a concise but comprehensive review of the full range of classic and contemporary theories of crime. With separate chapters on the nature and use of criminological theory as well as theoretical application, the authors render the difficult task of explaining crime more understandable to the introductory student. All of the main theories... more...

  • Clublandby Frank Owen

    St. Martin's Press 2003; US$ 6.79

    In 1995, journalist Frank Owen began researching a story on "Special K," a new designer drug that fueled the after-midnight club scene. He went to buy and sample the drug at the internationally-notorious Limelight, a decrepit church converted into a Manhattan disco, where pulse-pounding music, gender-bending dancers, and uninhibited sideshows attracted... more...

  • Mr Asia: The Last Man Standingby Jim Shepherd

    Pan Macmillan Australia 2010; US$ 1.81

    Do not think for one instant that a life of crime is glamorous and exciting. It is not. It is a life of degradation, dishonesty, misery, violence, and loss of liberty. It has been more than 30 years since the Mr Asia drug syndicate came apart, when the handless, toothless body of Martin Johnstone was found dumped in a quarry in England. The members... more...

  • Heartlessby Michele R. McPhee

    St. Martin's Press 2008; US$ 6.79

    Neil seemed like a dream come true for Rachel: a handsome, impeccably mannered, success-oriented Englishman, the fairytale husband she had dreamed of meeting. By the time Neil and Rachel Entwistle were husband and wife, living the good life in a New England town, it was too late to guess the truth: that beneath Neil's good looks and manners was a... more...

  • American Desperadoby Jon Roberts; Evan Wright

    Crown/Archetype 2011; US$ 17.00

    The true story of super-criminal Jon Roberts, star of the documentary Cocaine Cowboys.    American Desperado is Roberts’ no-holds-barred account of being born into Mafia royalty, witnessing his first murder at the age of seven, becoming a hunter-assassin in Vietnam, returning to New York to become--at age 22--one of the city’s leading nightclub... more...