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  • Crazy Rich Asiansby Kevin Kwan

    Atlantic Books 2013; US$ 1.99

    The acclaimed international bestseller soon to be a MAJOR MOTION PICTURE starring Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh and Gemma Chan! When Rachel Chu agrees to spend the summer in Singapore with her boyfriend, Nicholas Young, she envisions a humble family home and time with the man she might one day marry. What she doesn't know is that... more...

  • Talent Is Overratedby Geoff Colvin

    Penguin Publishing Group 2008; US$ 17.00

    Expanding on a landmark cover story in Fortune , a top journalist debunks the myths of exceptional performance . One of the most popular Fortune articles in many years was a cover story called What It Takes to Be Great. Geoff Colvin offered new evidence that top performers in any field--from Tiger Woods and Winston Churchill to Warren Buffett... more...

  • A Disability History of the United Statesby Kim E. Nielsen

    Beacon Press 2012; US$ 26.95

    The first book to cover the entirety of disability history, from pre-1492 to the present   Disability is not just the story of someone we love or the story of whom we may become; rather it is undoubtedly the story of our nation. Covering the entirety of US history from pre-1492 to the present, A Disability History of the United States is the... more...

  • The Black Diggersby Robert Hall

    Aboriginal Studies Press 1997; US$ 22.00

    This book explores the war effort of Aboriginal and Islander Australians during the Second World War and the reasons their contribution has gone unrecognised for so long. This is a comprehensive account of the work black Australians during the years when their country faced the threat of invasion by the Japanese. Despite suspicion and prejudice, they... more...

  • Comparative Studies of Social and Political Elitesby Trygve Gulbrandsen; Fredrik Engelstad

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2006; US$ 130.99

    How can the existence of elites be compatible with democratic governance? Any democratic society is inevitably confronted by this basic question. This book reviews existing research on elites and their interactions with those around them. It looks at how the recruitment to elites changes in the long run according to class and gender. more...

  • The Well-Connected Communityby Alison Gilchrist

    Policy Press 2009; US$ 32.95

    Since the publication of the first edition of "The well-connected community" there has been a growing recognition in practice and policy of how networks contribute to the vitality of community life and civil society. This fully-updated second edition includes new ideas drawn from recent research on social capital and the policy context for... more...

  • Childhoodby Arnlaug Leira; Chiara Saraceno; Bernard Enjolras; Karl Henrik Sivesind

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2008; US$ 50.99

    Drawing both on micro and macro, national and comparative studies, this volume traces some of the trends and analyzes in comparative perspective how they affect images and practices of childhood and transforms responsibilities for children. more...

  • Superclassby David Rothkopf

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2008; US$ 11.90

    Each of them is one in a million. They number six thousand on a planet of six billion. They run our governments, our largest corporations, the powerhouses of international finance, the media, world religions, and, from the shadows, the world's most dangerous criminal and terrorist organizations. They are the global superclass, and they are shaping... more...

  • From Early Child Development to Human Developmentby Mary Eming Young

    World Bank Publications 2002; US$ 29.99

    It is never too early to become involved but it can easily be too late.'Armed with such alarming statistics as 125 million primary-school age children are not in school; another 150 million children drop out of primary school before they complete four years of education; and almost one-half of the children in the least developed countries of the... more...

  • Older Persons in Southeast Asiaby Evi Nurvidya Arifin; Aris Ananta

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2009; US$ 104.90

    The rapid Asian fertility transitions of the last few decades will lead to population ageing in the coming decades in one country after another. Societies can choose how they will respond to the rising share of the elderly, but there is no choice about the inevitable demographic trend. In this important volume, ably edited by Evi Nurvidya Arifin and... more...