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Dangerous Strait: The U.S.-Taiwan-China Crisis

by Nancy Bernkopf Tucker

Today the most dangerous place on earth is arguably the Taiwan Strait, where a war between the United States and China could erupt out of miscalculation, misunderstanding, or accident. How and to what degree...


Critical Issues in Child Welfare

by Joan Shireman

-- Educational Book Review


Oprah Winfrey and the Glamour of Misery: An Essay on Popular Culture

by Eva Illouz

-- Amy B. Jordan, Director of the Media and the Developing Mind Sector, Annenberg Public Policy Center, University of Pennsylvania


Conversations and Empirical Evidence in Microfinance

by Phillip Phan

Microfinance is regarded as a lynchpin in private sector solutions to a host of complex social challenges, from child labor, education, and women's rights, through to sustainable local economic development....


Wild Words from Wild Women: An Unbridled Collection of Candid Observations and Extremely Opinionated Bon Mots

by Autumn Stephens

A ribald collection of bon mots on everything from bras to babies, shopping to sex, menopause to men, and politics to parties...

“I’m everything you were afraid your little girl would grow up to be—and...


Artemis: The Indomitable Spirit in Everywoman

by Jean Shinoda Bolen

From fictional characters like Bridget Jones to feminist icons like Gloria Steinem, Jean Bolen’s bestselling classic Goddesses in Everywoman has been widely read and soundly praised.

Now comes a new book...


The Inequality Hoax

by James Piereson

The controversy over inequality has gathered steam with the publication of Thomas Piketty’s new book, Capital in the Twenty-First Century, a dense work of economic history that documents the rise of income...


Attachment and Dynamic Practice: An Integrative Guide for Social Workers and Other Clinicians

by Jerrold R. Brandell & Shoshana Ringel

Contemporary attachment theory both enriches our understanding of human development and informs clinical practice. Examining the relational bonds between young children and their caregivers, it traces its origins...


The Columbia Documentary History of Race and Ethnicity in America

by Ronald H. Bayor

All historians would agree that America is a nation of nations. But what does that mean in terms of the issues that have moved and shaped us as a people? Contemporary concerns such as bilingualism, incorporation/assimilation,...


Between East and West: From Singularity to Community

by Luce Irigaray & Stephen Pluhácek

With this book we see a philosopher well steeped in the Western tradition thinking through ancient Eastern disciplines, meditating on what it means to learn to breathe, and urging us all at the dawn of a new...


Generalist Practice: A Task Centered Approach

by Eleanor Reardon Tolson, William J. Reid & Charles D. Garvin

This essential text presents a "task-centered" methodology—a structured, short-term problem-solving approach—applicable across systems at five levels of practice: the individual, the family, the group, organizations,...


The Police Power: Patriarchy and the Foundations of American Government

by Markus Dirk Dubber

-- Mariana Valverde, University of Toronto, author of Law's Dream of a Common Knowledge


Black & White & Noir: America's Pulp Modernism

by Paula Rabinowitz

The first book to treat issues of race and ethnicity as related to noir, offering a cultural history of twentieth-century America through episodic readings of films, photographs, and literature.


Beyond the Ivory Tower: International Relations Theory and the Issue of Policy Relevance

by Joseph Lepgold & Miroslav Nincic

The gap between academics and practitioners in international relations has widened in recent years, according to the authors of this book. Globalization, ethnic conflict, and ecological threats have created...


History at the Limit of World-History

by Ranajit Guha

The past is not just, as has been famously said, another country with foreign customs: it is a contested and colonized terrain. Indigenous histories have been expropriated, eclipsed, sometimes even wholly eradicated,...


Rushed to Judgment: Talk Radio, Persuasion, and American Political Behavior

by David Barker

Convenient, entertaining, and provocative, talk radio today is unapologetically ideological. Focusing on Rush Limbaugh—the medium's most influential talk show—Rushed to Judgment systematically examines the...


Picture Imperfect: Utopian Thought for an Anti-Utopian Age

by Russell Jacoby

-- Amos Elon, author, The Pity of It All: A Portrait of the German-Jewish Epoch, 1743-1933


Glimmer of a New Leviathan: Total War in the Realism of Niebuhr, Morgenthau, and Waltz

by Campbell Craig

The Second World War put an end to America's historical isolation from international power politics, and so also to the long-standing American defiance of the Realist ideology that shaped Old World affairs....


Into the Lion's Den

by Tionne Rogers

What would have happened if Constantin Repin had seduced Guntram first? Could a naïve young man be happy with a Russian ganster? Could Konrad von Lintorff, the Head of a misterious secret organization allow...


The Grandchildren: The Hidden Legacy of 'Lost' Armenians in Turkey

by Fethiye Cetin, Ayse Gul Altinay & Gerard Libaridian

The Grandchildren is a collection of intimate, harrowing testimonies by grandchildren and great-grandchildren of Turkey’s "forgotten Armenians"—the orphans adopted and Islamized by Muslims...