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  • The Famine Plot by Tim Pat Coogan
    The Famine Plot (English, Paperback) Tim Pat Coogan

    A controversial history of the Great Famine from Ireland's greatest historian, who provocatively points the finger of blame at the British government. Combining the latest research and fresh insights, this is a fascinating and sobering look at a dark period of global history as well as the ramifications that still resonate today.

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  • The Shock Doctrine by Naomi Klein
    The Shock Doctrine (English, Paperback) Naomi Klein

    Around the world in Britain, the United States, Asia and the Middle East, there are people with power who are cashing in on chaos; exploiting bloodshed and catastrophe to brutally remake our world in their image. They are the shock doctors. This is the tale of how a few are making a killing while more are getting killed.

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  • Mao's Great Famine by Frank Dikotter
    Mao's Great Famine (English, Paperback) Frank Dikotter

    An unprecedented, groundbreaking history of China's Great Famine Winner of the BBC Samuel Johnson Prize 2011

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  • Hillsborough - The Truth by Phil Scraton
    Hillsborough - The Truth (English, Paperback) Phil Scraton

    Paving the way for truth recovery and institutional accountability in other controversial cases, he details the process and considers the impact of the longest ever inquests, from the preliminary hearings to their comprehensive, devastating verdicts.

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  • We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families by Philip Gourevitch
    We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families (English, Paperback) Philip Gourevitch

    A first-hand account one of the defining outrages of modern history

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  • The Sociological Imagination by C. Wright Mills
    The Sociological Imagination (English, Paperback) C. Wright Mills

    C. Wright Mills is best remembered for his highly acclaimed work The Sociological Imagination, in which he set forth his views on how social science should be pursued. Hailed upon publication as a cogent and hard-hitting critique, The Sociological Imagination took issue with the ascendant schools of sociology in the United States, calling for a humanist sociology connecting the social, personal,...

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  • Grenfell Hope by Gaby Doherty
    Grenfell Hope (English, Paperback) Gaby Doherty

    The impact of the Grenfell Tower fire on the community, as witnessed by the first clergy person on the scene and neighbour of residents.

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  • The Stories They Tell by Alice M. Greenwald
    The Stories They Tell (English, Paperback) Alice M. Greenwald, Clifford Chanin

    "Published in association with the National September 11 Memorial & Museum"--Front flap.

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  • The End of Outrage by Breandan Mac Suibhne
    The End of Outrage (English, Hardback) Breandan Mac Suibhne

    Tells the absorbing story of post-famine Donegal, the Molly Maguires - a secret society who had set themselves up against the exploitation of the rural poor - and Patrick McGlynn - an avaricious schoolmaster who turned informer on them, availing of hunger, disease, debt, hardship, and death to expand his holding at the expense of his neighbours.

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  • At Risk by Ben Wisner
    At Risk (English, Paperback) Ben Wisner, Piers M. Blaikie

    The new edition of At Risk confronts a further ten years of ever more expensive and deadly disasters since it was first published and argues that extreme natural events are not disasters until a vulnerable group of people is exposed.

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  • One Billion Hungry by Gordon Conway
    One Billion Hungry (English, Paperback) Gordon Conway

    In this book, one of the world's foremost experts on global food needs explains the many interrelated issues critical to our global food supply from the science of agricultural advances to the politics of food security.

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  • Humanitarian Action and Ethics by Ayesha Ahmad
    Humanitarian Action and Ethics (English, Paperback) Ayesha Ahmad

    Explores the ethical dilemmas at the heart of humanitarian action in the 21st century, turning theory into practice for enabling effective change.

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  • Radiation Nation by Natasha Zaretsky
    Radiation Nation (English, Paperback) Natasha Zaretsky

    On March 28, 1979, the worst nuclear reactor accident in U.S. history occurred at the Three Mile Island power plant. In this innovative study, Natasha Zaretsky uses the near-meltdown to shed new light on the era's political realignments. Radiation Nation uncovers the surprising bodily and ecological dimensions of post-Vietnam conservatism.

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  • Atlas of the Great Irish Famine by John Crowley
    Atlas of the Great Irish Famine (English, Hardback) John Crowley

    The Great Famine is possibly the most pivotal event/experience in modern Irish history. Its global reach and implications cannot be underestimated. In terms of mortality, it is now widely accepted that over a million people perished between the years 1845-1852 and at least one million and a quarter fled the country.

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  • Late Victorian Holocausts by Mike Davis
    Late Victorian Holocausts (English, Paperback) Mike Davis

    Bestselling, magisterial melding of global environmental history and global political history

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  • Life Exposed by Adriana Petryna
    Life Exposed (English, Paperback) Adriana Petryna

    On April 26, 1986, Unit Four of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor exploded in the Soviet Ukraine. More than 3.5 million people in Ukraine alone, not to mention many citizens of surrounding countries, are suffering the effects. This title examines the vexed political, scientific, and social circumstances that followed the disaster.

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  • Crisis Intervention by Alan A. Cavaiola
    Crisis Intervention (English, Paperback) Alan A. Cavaiola, Joseph E. Colford

    Crisis Intervention takes into account various environments and populations across the lifespan to provide students with practical guidelines for managing crises. Drawing on over 25 years of relevant experience, authors Alan A. Cavaiola and Joseph E. Colford cover several different types of crises frequently encountered by professionals in medical, school, work, and community settings. Models for effectively managing these crises are presented along with the authors' own step-by-step approach, the Listen?Assess?Plan?Commit (LAPC) model, giving students the freedom to select a model that best fits their personal style or a given crisis. Future mental health professionals will gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence to help their clients manage the crises they will encounter in their day-to-day lives.  

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  • A Pocket History of the Irish Famine by Tony Potter
    A Pocket History of the Irish Famine (English, Hardback) Tony Potter

    This book explains what happened before and during the Famine, with an account of the consequences of this epic tragedy.

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  • Krakatoa by Simon Winchester
    Krakatoa (Paperback) Simon Winchester

    Chronicles the destruction of Indonesian island of Krakatoa in 1883. This book describes how one island and its inhabitants were blasted out of existence and how colonial society was turned upside-down in a cataclysm.

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  • Hazard Mitigation in Emergency Management by Tanveer Islam
    Hazard Mitigation in Emergency Management (English, Hardback) Tanveer Islam, Jeffrey Ryan

    Hazard Mitigation in Emergency Management introduces readers to mitigation, one of the four foundational phases of emergency management, and to the hazard mitigation planning process....

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