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Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt: The Unlikely Hero of the Lusitania

by Steven H. Gittelman & Emily Gittelman

Alfred Vanderbilt was extravagant playboy that became the subject of numerous scandals. During the sinking of the Lusitania, he spent his last moments rescuing women and children. Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt follows...


Introduction to International Relations: Theory and Practice

by Joyce P. Kaufman

This clear and concise text takes as its starting point the theoretical frameworks that are the foundation of current international relations. Kaufman explains the traditional theories, but also makes a place...


Anay's Will to Learn: A Woman's Education in the Shadow of the Maquiladoras

by Elaine Hampton & Anay Palomeque de Carillo

The opening of free trade agreements in the 1980s caused major economic changes in Mexico and the United States. These economic activities spawned dramatic social changes in Mexican society. One young Mexican...


After Hope and Change: The 2012 Elections and American Politics

by James W. Ceaser, Andrew E. Busch & John J., Jr. Pitney

As they have every four years since 1992, James W. Ceaser and Andrew E. Busch—joined in 2008 by John J. Pitney Jr.—once again provide the most comprehensive and authoritative account of the national election,...


Second Line Rescue: Improvised Responses to Katrina and Rita

by Barry Jean Ancelet & Marcia Gaudet

Second Line Rescue: Improvised Responses to Katrina and Rita chronicles the brave and creative acts through which Gulf Coast people rescued their neighbors during the chaotic aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina...


Searching for the New Black Man: Black Masculinity and Women's Bodies

by Ronda C. Henry Anthony

Using the slave narratives of Henry Bibb and Frederick Douglass, as well as the work of W. E. B. Du Bois, James Baldwin, Walter Mosley, and Barack Obama, Ronda C. Henry Anthony examines how women's bodies are...


The Greatest Traitor: The Secret Lives of Agent George Blake

by Roger Hermiston

'At every turn the gripping writing reminds you of a world of spies and betrayal that was so much a part of life in post-war Europe... Superb from start to finish.' JEREMY VINE

On 3 May 1961, after a trial...


Enslaved: The New British Slavery

by Rahila Gupta

Slavery in Britain did not end with William Wilberforce at the beginning of the nineteenth century. They may be largely invisible to us, but living in our midst are thousands of slaves. Rahila Gupta seeks out...


Gated Neighbourhoods and privatisation of urban security in Ibadan Metropolis

by Oluseyi Fabiyi

One of the consequences of the failure of the state to protect life and property of its entire citizens especially in developing countries like Nigeria is the emergences of private alternatives to crime prevention...


Freedom and Foundation

by Thomas Reeves

Freedom and the Foundation is a study in depth of the first and most controversial of the tax-exempt foundations dedicated to research and public education in the field of civil liberties and civil rights: The...


International Legitimacy and the Politics of Security: The Strategic Deployment of Lawyers in the Israeli Military

by Alan Craig

The politics of security is increasingly concerned with the legitimacy of military operations, demanding a political engagement with law and ethics that is empowering the lawyers through a continuing expansion...


The Spirit of Community: Rights, Responsibilities, and the Communitarian Agenda

by Amitai Dr Etzioni

America needs to move from me to we.

 

In The Spirit of Community, renowned professor and former White House Fellow Amitai Etzioni, the founder of the Communitarian movement, lays out a blueprint for how in the...


Conspiracy Theory in America

by Lance deHaven-Smith

Ever since the Warren Commission concluded that a lone gunman assassinated President John F. Kennedy, people who doubt that finding have been widely dismissed as conspiracy theorists, despite credible evidence...


The Reds: The Communist Party of Australia from Origins to Illegality

by Stuart Macintyre

The only large-scale comprehensive account of an intriguing part of Australia's past.


The Making and Breaking of the Australian Family

by Michael Gilding

Looks at the family in history, tracing the shift from household economy, to the child-centred nuclear family, to the recent proliferation of households.


Corruption in Nigeria: The Fight and Movement to Cure the Malady

by Mazi A. Kanu Oji & Valerie U. Oji

This book addresses the effects of corruption in Nigeria and provides a concise overview for a lasting solution. Offering insight from the authors' original thinking and experiences, the book traces corruption...


Turkey's Integration Into the European Union: Legal Dimension

by Sebnem Akipek, Belgin Akçay & Gamze Öz

As legal harmonization is the initial step for EU membership, the aim of this book is to give a general view of Turkish Law and to compare certain fields of law with EU Law. In order to reach this aim, an overview...


Gender, Culture, and Physicality: Paradoxes and Taboos

by Sterk & Knoppers

Gender, Culture and Physicality explores and challenges cultural obstacles associated with gendered meanings given to physicality, or bodies in action. The authors argue that these meanings reflect cultural...


World Peace and Other 4th-Grade Achievements

by John Hunter

Award-winning teacher and high-profile public speaker John Hunter offers insights into conflict resolution and collective problem-solving gleaned from his many years teaching kids through the "world peace game,"...


Crippled at the Starting Gate: The Graduate Schools Created and Perpetuate the Gender Gap in Science and Engineering

by Robert Leslie Fisher

This book argues that the United States needs an education bill to send more Americans to graduate school in the sciences, technology, and engineering. Graduate schools need to change their culture not only...