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  • A Bag of Marbles by Joseph Joffo
    A Bag of Marbles (English, Paperback) Joseph Joffo

    When Joseph Joffo was ten years old, his father gave him and his brother 50 francs and instructions to flee Nazi-occupied Paris and, somehow, get to the south where France was free. This book is a story of these children caught in the whirlwind of World War II.

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  • The Road to Serfdom by F. A. Hayek
    The Road to Serfdom (English, Paperback) F. A. Hayek

    First published in 1944, this book looks at political philosophy, intellectual and cultural history, and economics.

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  • A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, Ninth Edition by Kate L. Turabian
    A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, Ninth Edition (English, Paperback) Kate L. Turabian

    New edition of a classic reference work recognizes recent developments in information literacy--including finding, evaluating, and citing a wide range of digital sources--and the evolving use of software for citation management, graphics, and paper format and submission while continuing to reflect best practices for research and writing.

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  • Animal Intimacies by Radhika Govindrajan
    Animal Intimacies (English, Paperback) Radhika Govindrajan

    A look at the range of close relationships between humans and wild and domesticated animals in the Himalayas.

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  • The Great Derangement by Amitav Ghosh
    The Great Derangement (English, Paperback) Amitav Ghosh

    Are we deranged? The acclaimed Indian novelist Amitav Ghosh argues that future generations may well think so. How else to explain our imaginative failure in the face of global warming? In his first major book of nonfiction since In an Antique Land, Ghosh examines our inability?at the level of literature, history, and politics?to grasp the scale and violence of climate change....

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  • Metaphors We Live by by George Lakoff
    Metaphors We Live by (English, Paperback) George Lakoff, Mark Johnson

    George Lakoff and Mark Johnson suggest that basic metaphors used in everyday speech not only affect the way we communicate ideas, but actually structure our perceptions and understandings from the beginning.

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  • The Human Condition by Hannah Arendt
    The Human Condition (English, Paperback) Hannah Arendt

    Considering humankind from the perspective of the actions of which it is capable, this text addresses diminishing human agency and political freedom - the paradox that as human powers increase through technology and inquiry, we are less equipped to control the consequences of our actions.

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  • They Thought They Were Free by Milton Mayer
    They Thought They Were Free (English, Paperback) Milton Mayer

    How do people become acclimated to fascism? What leads them down the slippery slope from rational intentions to atrocious actions?and how does that slope get greased? Milton Mayer's eloquent and provocative examination of the development of fascism among ten everyday Germans between 1933 and 1945 is still sobering?and more timely than ever. These ten men were average Germans who all became Nazis. But how? Mayer shows how the gradual habitation of people to a government that they do not feel they can predict, understand, or influence led to global catastrophe.

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  • The Tacit Dimension by Michael Polanyi
    The Tacit Dimension (English, Paperback) Michael Polanyi

    Suitable for students and scholars, this title challenges the assumption that skepticism, rather than established belief, lies at the heart of scientific discovery.

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  • Canine Confidential by Marc Bekoff
    Canine Confidential (English, Hardback) Marc Bekoff

    A guide to dog behaviors of all kinds

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  • Clashing Over Commerce by Douglas A. Irwin
    Clashing Over Commerce (English, Hardback) Douglas A. Irwin

    Should the United States be open to commerce with other countries, or should it protect domestic industries from foreign competition? This question has been the source of bitter political conflict throughout American history. Such conflict was inevitable, James Madison argued in The Federalist Papers, because trade policy involves clashing economic interests. The struggle between the winners and...

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  • Archive Fever by Deceased Jacques Derrida
    Archive Fever (English, Paperback) Deceased Jacques Derrida

    In Archive Fever, Jacques Derrida deftly guides us through an extended meditation on remembrance, religion, time, and technology?fruitfully occasioned by a deconstructive analysis of the notion of archiving. Intrigued by the evocative relationship between technologies of inscription and psychic processes, Derrida offers for the first time a major statement on the pervasive impact of electronic...

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  • Fragments of an Anarchist Anthropology by David Graeber
    Fragments of an Anarchist Anthropology (English, Paperback) David Graeber

    Everywhere anarchism is on the upswing as a political philosophy - everywhere, that is, except the academy. Anarchists repeatedly appeal to anthropologists for ideas about how society might be reorganized on a more egalitarian, less alienating basis. Anthropologists, terrified of being accused of romanticism, respond with silence...

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  • Legal Writing in Plain English by Bryan A. Garner
    Legal Writing in Plain English (English, Paperback) Bryan A. Garner

    Encourages legal writers to challenge conventions and offers valuable insights into the writing process that will appeal to other professionals: how to organize ideas, create and refine prose, and improve editing skills. This title includes case examples from past decade and addresses the widespread use of legal documents in electronic formats.

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  • The Greek Magical Papyri in Translation, Including the Demonic Spells: Texts v. 1 by Hans Dieter Betz
    The Greek Magical Papyri in Translation, Including the Demonic Spells: Texts v. 1 (English, Paperback) Hans Dieter Betz

    "The Greek Magical Papyri" is a collection of magical spells and formulas, hymns, and rituals from Greco-Roman Egypt, dating from the second century BC to the fifth century AD. This volume contains fresh translations of these and other texts.

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  • The Iliad of Homer by Homer
    The Iliad of Homer (English, Paperback) Homer

    This long-awaited new edition is designed to bring the book into the 21st century--while leaving the poem as firmly rooted in ancient Greece as ever. Lattimore's elegant, fluent verses--with their memorably phrased heroic epithets and remarkable fidelity to the Greek--remain unchanged, but classicist Martin has added a wealth of supplementary materials designed to aid new generations of readers.

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  • Human Targets by Victor M. Rios
    Human Targets (English, Paperback) Victor M. Rios

    Victor Rios has a vibrant reputation as America's leading ethnographer of Latino youth. His personal story?going from drug pusher (selling heroin on the streets as a teenager) to a hard worker at a mechanic shop within a matter of weeks?shows how he stands in the place of the Latino youths he studies. His story underscores the degree to which delinquent urban youths can become adaptable, fluid, amenable individuals, able to shift their views of the world as well as their actions. Rios rejects the old storyline that said ?gangs are bad and they do bad things because they are bad people.? Kids on the street, he argues, can drift between different identities, indeed, they can shift seamlessly between responsible and deviant displays within a few hours' time. The key to understanding gang-associated youth lies in analysis of the way authority figures (teachers and police officers) interact with young people. The kids need caring adults who offer tangible resources. Story and characters are always front-and-center in Rios's narrative: Jorge, Mark, Wilson, and others, are boys we get to know as they negotiate day-to-day life on the streets and across institutional settings. We learn a great deal about ?Cholo subculture,? the clothing and hairstyles, and the argot that are adopted by Latino youth in response to the forces that seek to marginalize or punish them. The crisis of a perceived epidemic of police brutality in our post-Ferguson era is a product of culture in Rios's view: contested symbols, negative interactions, and day-to-day encounters that freeze youth identities as gang-associated, and that freeze authority identities as negative shapers of youth attitudes and actions are the dynamic. Fear of young males of color leads to police misreading and dehumanizing of young black and Latino men. Rios raises our awareness of how this dynamic operates by studying his subjects whole: following young gang members into their schools, their homes, their community organizations, their detention facilities, and watching them interact with police, watching them grow up to become fathers, get jobs, get rap sheets. Get killed. This book will be a landmark contribution to the social psychology of poverty and crime.

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  • The Wounded Storyteller by Arthur W. Frank
    The Wounded Storyteller (English, Paperback) Arthur W. Frank

    Drawing on the work of authors such as Oliver Sacks, Anatole Broyard, Norman Cousins, and Audre Lorde, as well as the people he met during the years he spent among different illness groups, the author recounts a collection of illness stories.

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  • A River Runs Through it and Other Stories by Norman Maclean
    A River Runs Through it and Other Stories (English, Paperback) Norman Maclean

    First published in 1976, A River Runs through It and Other Stories has become an American classic, touching readers with its recollections of family, flyfishing, and the author's youth in the Montana woods. By turns raunchy, caustic, and elegiac, these are superb tales that express, in Maclean's own words, "a little of the love I have for the earth as it goes by." A first offering from a 70-year-old writer, the basis of a top-grossing movie directed by Robert Redford, and the first original fiction published by the University of Chicago Press, A River Runs through It and Other Stories has sold more than a million copies. For this new edition, Robert Redford provides a foreword that recalls how he persuaded the reluctant Maclean to allow him to make a film of River.  

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  • Vivian Maier by Pamela Bannos
    Vivian Maier (English, Hardback) Pamela Bannos

    Who was Vivian Maier? Many people know her as the reclusive Chicago nanny who wandered the city for decades, constantly snapping photographs, which were unseen until they were discovered in a seemingly abandoned storage locker. They revealed her to be an inadvertent master of twentieth-century American street photography. Not long after, the news broke that Maier had recently died and had no...

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