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The Notorious Bacon Brothers: Inside Gang Warfare on Vancouver Streets

by Jerry Langton

A searing look at one of Canada's most dangerous gangs

Gang violence is nothing new to Vancouver, but the brutality of the Bacon Brothers—Jonathan, Jarrod, and Jamie—has become legendary. The Notorious Bacon...


The Secrets They Kept: The True Story of a Mercy Killing that Shocked a Town and Shamed a Family

by Suzanne Handler

Every family has its secrets. In 1937, in Cheyenne, Wyoming, an anguished father made the momentous decision to end his mentally ill daughter's life rather than commit her to an insane asylum. After signing...


Scottish Ghosts

by Lily Seafield

Scotland is rich in folklore, with stories of white ladies, fairies, ghostly horrors and phantom sightings, as well as poltergeists. This collection of stories features places all over Scotland, as well as haunted...


Scottish Murders: From Burke and Hare to Peter Tobin

by Judy Hamilton

Scotland's worst and most infamous murders : Includes accounts of the infamous Burke and Hare, cannibalistic Sawney Bean, child murderer Jessie King, still-unidentified Bible John and the present-day crimes...


Whitey Bulger: America's Most Wanted Gangster and the Manhunt That Brought Him to Justice

by Kevin Cullen & Shelley Murphy

This unforgettable narrative follows the astonishing career and epic manhunt for Whitey Bulger—a gangster whose life was more sensational than fiction.

Raised in a South Boston housing project, James "Whitey"...


Cause of Death: Memoirs of a Home Office Pathologist

by Geoffrey Garrett & Andrew Nott

Dr Geoffrey Garrett was for over 30 years a Home Office pathologist. This is his personal memoir, in conjunction with crime journalist Andrew Nott, of many infamous, unusual and heartbreaking cases and a fascinating...


Dying for the Truth: Undercover Inside the Mexican Drug War by the Fugitive Reporters of Blog del Narco

by Blog del Narco

Revelations of the horrifying violence of Mexican drug cartels that evade the news. The book’s threatened authors remain in hiding.


The Human Predator: A Historical Chronicle of Serial Murder and Forensic Investigation

by Katherine Ramsland

When we think of serial killing, we tend to think of it as a perversion of contemporary society. The Human Predator makes an eye-opening case for the existence of serial killers throughout time—the motives...


Slow Death

by James Fielder

Never Trust a Chained Captive.

That was one of the rules David Parker Ray posted on the isolated property where he and his girlfriend Cynthia Hendy lived near New Mexico's Elephant Butte Lake. They called their...


Managing Transitions: The Chinese Communist Party, United Front Work, Corporatism and Hegemony

by Gerry Groot

Managing Transitions examines the history and roles of China's minor parties and groups (MPG's) in the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) united front between the 1930's and 1990's using Antonio Gramsci's principles...


Urban Sociology

by R.N. Morris

This book offers a coherant theoretical introduction to urban sociology. Based on the urban theory of Louis Wirth, it systematically examines Wirth's principal ideas in the contexts of pre-industrial cities,...


Urban Sociology and Urbanized Society

by J.R. Mellor

Focusing on urban sociology as practised in Britain, the author argues that it is a key element in the response of the 'intellectual proletariat' to urbanization and the calls on it by the State to control the...


Urban Ecology

by Dianne Smith

There are many micro-habitats in built up areas, often subject to strong environmental pressures such as atmospheric and water pollution, frequent disturbance, trampling, nutrient or water scarcity, etc. In...


Cities, Capitalism and Civilization

by R.J. Holton

Cities, Capitalism and Civilization looks at the character and distinctiveness of Western Civilization. R.J. Holton sets out to challenge the belief that cities and urban social classes have formed the main...


Centrality and Cities

by James Bird

Professor Bird presents a synthesis of the many approaches to the study of a central featuer of modern life - the city, including its distant past and its future. He sees centrality as a mental projection on...


Applied Urban Analysis: A Critique and Synthesis

by Ian Cullen

Much of the theoretical literature in planning and human geography at present is materialist in perspective. This offers a powerful critique but locates the dynamics of urban systems too specifically in just...


Urban Sociology: Critical Essays

by C.G. Pickvance

 

This book applies the historical materialist, or Marxist view of urban sociology and collates some fundamental sources of this perspective available.

This book was first published in 1976.


The Sexual Lives of Savages: [1932/1952]

by Malinowski

This volume provides an ethnographic account of courtship, marriage and family life among the people of the Trobriand Islands.


Malinowski Amongst the Magi: The Natives of Mailu [1915/1988]

by Malinowski

A reissue of Malinowski's first field monograph, containing historical and theoretical material. This edition includes a major essay by Michael Young who draws on Malinowski's diary, unpublished notebooks and...


The Father in Primitive Psychology and Myth in Primitive Psychology: [1927]

by Malinowski

This volume investigates ideas, beliefs and sentiments in relation to social organization.