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False Alarm: the Truth about the Epidemic of Fear

By: Siegel Md, Marc

Price: $13.80

Publisher: Hoboken, NJ, John Wiley & Sons Inc: 2005

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 002787

ISBN: 0471678694

Condition: New in New dust jacket

Mark Siegel is an articulate voice of reason in a world beset by hype and hysteria. We would be well advised to listen to listen closely to what he has to say. "-Jerome Groopman, M. D. , staff writer, The New Yorker. Life today for citizens of the developed world is far safer, easier, and healthier than for any other people in history. Modern medicine has all but wiped out many diseases that once were common killers. Modern intelligence gathering can pinpoint threats to our domestic security as they arise. So why is an epidemic of fear sweeping America? The answer, according to the author,... View more info

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Honor Lost: Love and Death in Modern-Day Jordan

By: Khouri, Norma

Price: $13.80

Publisher: New York, NY, Atria Books: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004070

ISBN: 0743448782

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket

The author wrote this book as a gift to the memory of her closest friend, who was a young, beautiful Arabian in love with a man from the Royal Army. He was Catholic, and such a relationship is forbidden. It is a powerful love story that ends in an appalling tragedy. Khouri is attempting to bring to the world's attention the continuing practice of honor killing in Jordan - an ancient tradition that encourages the murder of women considered to have dishonored their families. This book will strike a chord with women everywhere and is a testimony to the courage and strength of women. The dust jack... View more info

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I Speak for This Child - True Stories of a Child Advocate

By: Courter, Gay

Price: $11.50

Publisher: New York, NY, Crown Publishers, Inc.: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004141

ISBN: 0517595419

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket

In this book, the author recounts her experiences as a Guardian ad Litem, a volunteer court-appointed advocate for children involved in the legal system. Every day children are involved - often victims of neglact or abuse - in legal proceedings they can't comprehend, but will greatly affect their future. Lawyers work for their clients, usually the parents, judges must remain impartial, and social workers have excessive caseloads. Only one person speaks for a child - known as a Guardian ad Litem or a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) . This is the true story of the author's experiences; c... View more info

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In Front of the Children: Screen Entertainment and Young Audiences

By: Bazalgette, Cary (edited by) ; Buckingham, David (edited by)

Price: $8.28

Publisher: London, British Film Institute: 1997

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 003644

ISBN: 0851704530

Condition: New

There is no shortage of opinion about how the media affect children, but surprisingly little evidence about what children themselves choose to watch, or about the production and marketing choices made on children's behalf. This fascinating anthology breaks away from the usual agenda of moral panics and cultural pessimism which has dominated discussion of film, television, computer games, merchandising and comics on both sides of the Atlantic. Just what is the appeal of Ninja Turtles or My Little Pony? What are the Home Alone movies really about? Does Disney liberate or enslave the imagination?... View more info

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In the Little World (A True Story of Dwarfs, Love and Trouble)

By: Richardson, John H.

Price: $18.40

Publisher: New York, New York, U. S. A., Perennial: 2002

Edition: First Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 003973

ISBN: 0060931310

Condition: New

In 1997, almost by accident, John Richardson found himself sharing a hotel with more than a thousand dwarfs. Over a single week, he began relationships with some of the people at a convention which evolved into a two-year and beyond odyssey into the little world. He introduces us to several individuals and couples, some dating, one who becomes a friend, and their confrontational relationship. These stories and musing range from classic theories of beauty to the history of the disability movement. The author presents a world that is a skewed reflection of our own - and offers us a glimpse into ... View more info

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Like a Mighty Stream: the March on Washington August 28, 1963

By: Bass, Patrik Henry

Price: $7.82

Publisher: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Running Pr Book Pub: 2003

Edition: First Softcover Edition

Seller ID: 002243

ISBN: 0762416963

Condition: New with no dust jacket

NEW - "Bass never lets us forget why this special march meant so much then and now This is an exceptional heartfelt tribute that should be featured in every local library and discussed openly in every family's living room. " - Robert Fleming, Black Issues Book Review. This book tells the inspiring stories behind the landmark August 1963 march for economic and social equality. Over 250, 000 Americans of every race and creed participated, making the march the largest demonstration of its kind in the history of the United States. To bring that momentous occasion alive for the reader, the ... View more info

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Local Heroes Changing America

By: Rankin, Tom

Price: $14.72

Publisher: New York, NY, W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated: 2000

Seller ID: 003937

ISBN: 0393050289

Condition: New in New dust jacket

NEW - CD included. This book is part of a national documentary project Indivisible - an exploration of community action and life in America by some of the country's most accomplished photographers, radio producers, and folklorists. Still in publisher's shrinkwrap. Oversized volume, may need additional postage. ; Folio - over 12 - 15" tall View more info

New Tribalisms: the Resurgence of Race and Ethnicity

By: Hughey, Michael W. (edited by)

Price: $13.80

Publisher: New York, New York, U. S. A., New York Univ Pr: 1998

Seller ID: 002872

ISBN: 081473541X

Condition: New with no dust jacket

For most of the 20th century, social thinkers devoted their attention mainly to the issues of economic class. They generally dismissed the more primordial bonds of racial, ethnic, and national anachronisms that either communism or the liberal frameworks of democracy would dissolve. Today, communism is nearly dead and liberalism is on the wane. At the same time, older ethno-racial tribalisms, along with some newly invented ones, have shattered our illusions of a rationally manageable world. They find expression in the chauvanistic nationalisms, multicultarist ideologies, vicious civil wars, ... View more info

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Savage Girls and Wild Boys: a History of Feral Children

By: Newton, Michael

Price: $14.72

Publisher: London, Faber And Faber, Ltd.: 2002

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 002132

ISBN: 0571201393

Condition: New in New dust jacket

Wild or feral children have fascinated us down the centuries, and continue to do so today. In a haunting and hugely readable study, Michael Newton deftly investigates a number of infamous cases. He looks at Peter the Wild Boy, and at Victor of Aveyron who roamed wild in the forests of revolutionary France. He tells the story of a savage girl lost on the streets of Paris; of two children brought up by wolves in the jungles of India; and the girl who emerged from 13 years locked in a Los Angeles room. He describes too a boy brought up among monkeys in Uganda; and, in Moscow, the child found livi... View more info

Sex in Prison: Revealing Sex Conditions in American Prisons

By: Fishman, Joseph F.

Price: $25.76

Publisher: Padell Book Company: 1951

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 002408

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket

The author is a former inspector of Federal prisons. "Why is there such a wall of silence encircling the subject of Sex in Prison? We are living in a frank and realistic age, yet the subject of sex in prison - so provocative, so vital, so timely in view of the recent epidemic of prison riots - is shrouded in dread silence. The voluminous literature concerning American prisons is not only sparse when it comes to dealing with this important subject of sex, but has evaded its discussion as much as possible. Prison officials contacted by the publisher were wary and non-committal. Two communica... View more info

Social Movements: an Introduction to Political Sociology

By: Heberle, Rudolf

Price: $23.92

Publisher: New York, NY, Appleton-Century-Crofts, Inc.: 1951

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003910

Condition: Fine with no dust jacket

Professor Heberle is eminently qualified by experience as well as training, acquainted first hand with the panorama of social movements and counter movements in Germany and elsewhere on the Continent, both before and after the Second World War. An American analyst of social movements has, through him, access to sources of information and interpretation not common among American-trained sociologists, making this mode of analysis fresh as well as challenging. Includes suggested readings and index. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall View more info

The Defenses of Freedom: the Public Papers of Arthur J. Goldberg

By: Moynihan, Daniel Patrick (edited by)

Price: $7.82

Publisher: New York, Harper & Row, Publishers: 1966

Edition: Stated First Edition

Seller ID: 000294

Condition: Fine in Very Good dust jacket

Arthur Goldberg writes for the necessity of peace in freedom. There are countries that do not have permanent conditions of peace. He feels that world peace will only come when peace exists in free institutions, freedom under law. He also writes of human needs and social justice, the obligation of the wealthy to see that humane and decent treatment of less affluent persons is maintained. His last subject is freedom itself. Being able to choose, able to make informed and rational decisions. An interesting, educational book. The binding is fine, the cloth is beautiful with gilt lettering on a dar... View more info

The Social History of the War-Boom Community

By: Havighurst, Robert J. ; Morgan, H. Gerthon

Price: $18.40

Publisher: New York, Longmans, Green And Company: 1951

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003061

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket

This book is an account of what happened to the people and the institutions of a small American town as it went through an industrial boom during World War II. Seneca, Illinois, had a population of 1, 235 in 1942; and a population of 6, 600 two years later. The boom was due to the location of a shipyard on the bank of the Illinois River. The purpose of this survey was to study the adaptation of social instutions to rapid social change; study the people to new conditions of living; study the influence of a crisis on the long-term history of a community; and to make a record of one significant b... View more info

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Twins and the Double

By: Lash, John

Price: $8.28

Publisher: New York, Thames & Hudson: 1993

Seller ID: 002749

ISBN: 0500810427

Condition: New with no dust jacket

Twins confront us with a mystery at once elusive and unavoidable. Twins arouse our sense of awe, as they have in many societies around the world. Jacob and Esau, Horus and Set, Jekyll and Hyde - all these and many more are recurrent pairs who lure us into the world found through the looking glass. John Lash brings together genetics, psychology, mythology and art to elucidate their fascinating lore and reveal the enigma of the dyadic principle common to modern and archaic intuition alike. 96 pages including a section on further reading, this book includes 153 illustrations with 16 in color. 4to... View more info