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The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined
The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined
by Steven Pinker
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A provocative history of violence — from the New York Times bestselling author of The Stuff of Thought and The Blank Slate Believe it or not, today we may be living in the most peaceful moment in our species' existence. In his gripping and... (read more)

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The Thirteenth Turn: A History of the Noose
The Thirteenth Turn: A History of the Noose
by Jack Shuler
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The hangman's knot is a simple thing to tie, just a rope carefully coiled around itself up to thirteen times. But in those thirteen turns lie a powerful symbol, one of the most powerful in history, and particularly in America, whose relationship to the... (read more)

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The End of War
The End of War
by John Horgan
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War is a fact of human nature. As long as we exist, it exists. That's how the argument goes. But longtime Scientific American writer John Horgan disagrees. Applying the scientific method to war leads Horgan to a radical conclusion: biologically speaking,... (read more)

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Noble Savages: My Life Among Two Dangerous Tribes--The Yanomamo and the Anthropologists
Noble Savages: My Life Among Two Dangerous Tribes--The Yanomamo and the Anthropologists
by Napoleon A. Chagnon
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Napoleon Chagnonand#8217;s andlt;I andgt;Noble Savagesandlt;/Iandgt; is the remarkable memoir of a life dedicated to scienceand#8212;and a revealing account of the clash between science and political activism.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;When Napoleon... (read more)

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Making a Killing: Femicide, Free Trade, and La Frontera (Chicana Matters)
Making a Killing: Femicide, Free Trade, and La Frontera (Chicana Matters)
by Alicia Gaspar De Alba
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Since 1993, more than five hundred women and girls have been murdered in Ciudad Juarez across the border from El Paso, Texas. At least a third have been sexually violated and mutilated as well. Thousands more have been reported missing and remain... (read more)

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Going Postal: Rage, Murder, and Rebellion: From Reagan's Workplaces to Clinton's Columbine and Beyond
Going Postal: Rage, Murder, and Rebellion: From Reagan's Workplaces to Clinton's Columbine and Beyond
by Mark Ames
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Going Postal examines the phenomenon of rage murder that took America by storm in the early 1980's and has since grown yearly in body counts and symbolic value. By looking at massacres in schools and offices as post-industrial rebellions, Mark Ames is... (read more)

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The End of War
The End of War
by John Horgan
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War is a fact of human nature. As long as we exist, it exists. That's how the argument goes. But longtime Scientific American writer John Horgan disagrees. Applying the scientific method to war leads Horgan to a radical conclusion: biologically speaking,... (read more)

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Inside: Life Behind Bars in America
Inside: Life Behind Bars in America
by Michael Santos
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American jails and prisons confine nearly 13.5 million people each year. Despite these disturbing numbers, little is known about life inside beyond the mythology of popular culture.  Michael G. Santos, a federal prisoner nearing the end of his... (read more)

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Sex Crimes: Patterns and Behavior
Sex Crimes: Patterns and Behavior
by Stephen T. Holmes
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A comprehensive survey of sex offenders and sexual offenses This succinct and highly accessible text provides a comprehensive overview of a wide range of sexual behaviors and sex crimes, thoroughly addressing criminal actions from nuisance sex crimes... (read more)

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Learn Descriptive Cataloging Second North American Edition (Library Education Series)
Learn Descriptive Cataloging Second North American Edition (Library Education Series)
by Mary Mortimer
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LEARN DESCRIPTIVE CATALOGING Second North American Edition A Practical Study Guide For Learning Anglo-American Cataloging Rules MARC 21 Codes And Library of Congress Authorities All the fundamental skills of descriptive cataloging are covered here: using... (read more)

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Dreamland: The Way Out of Juarez
Dreamland: The Way Out of Juarez
by Charles Bowden
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In a nice Mexican bar, the air now cool, the glare gone briefly, a glass in hand, calm, yes calm, music from speakers . . . a soothing music, and the eyes of everyone in the place seem peaceful, the bartender a smile . . . it is safe but then, the... (read more)

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Fist Stick Knife Gun: A Personal History of Violence
Fist Stick Knife Gun: A Personal History of Violence
by Geoffrey Canada
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Long before U.S. News and World Report named him one of America's Best Leaders and Oprah Winfrey called him "an angel from God," Geoffrey Canada was a small, vulnerable, scared boy growing up in the South Bronx. Canada's world was one where "sidewalk... (read more)

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Performances of Violence
Performances of Violence
by Austin (edt) Sarat
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An interdisciplinary analysis of the cultural meanings of... (read more)

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Victims, Perpetrators or Actors?: Gender, Armed Conflict and Political Violence
Victims, Perpetrators or Actors?: Gender, Armed Conflict and Political Violence
by Caroline O N Moser
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Increasing levels of global conflict and political violence provide a critical challenge for development theorists and practitioners. Many countries have endured decades of armed conflict, and others live under the permanent menace of political violence.... (read more)

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Piracy Today: Fighting Villainy on the High Seas
Piracy Today: Fighting Villainy on the High Seas
by John C. Payne
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In this eye-opening account, respected author and seaman John C. Payne lifts the veil on modern piracy, detailing hundreds of very real and frightening accounts up until now. The recent hijacking of the Maersk Alabama by Somali pirates merely brought... (read more)

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Understanding Soccer Hooliganism
Understanding Soccer Hooliganism
by J. H. Kerr
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This text uses "Reversal Theory", a new approach in psychology, to address soccer hooliganism. Kerr believes that, equipped with a real understanding of the psychology behind violent soccer hooligan activities, those charged with dealing with the problem... (read more)

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An Anthology of Nonviolence: Historical and Contemporary Voices
An Anthology of Nonviolence: Historical and Contemporary Voices
by Krishna Mallick
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What is the basis for choosing a nonviolent response to conflict and violence? By presenting and analyzing some of the most significant answers that have been given to this question throughout history, this anthology of writings from both Western and... (read more)

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Human Killing Machines: Systematic Indoctrination in Iran, Nazi Germany, Al Qaeda, and Abu Ghraib
Human Killing Machines: Systematic Indoctrination in Iran, Nazi Germany, Al Qaeda, and Abu Ghraib
by Adam Lankford
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They usually start out as ordinary people, doing their best to deal with mixed messages in a complex world. What they don t realize is that they may be the target of a violent system that is building an obedient workforce. One day they re enjoying a few... (read more)

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Meek Ain't Weak: Nonviolent Power and People of Color
Meek Ain't Weak: Nonviolent Power and People of Color
by Tom H. Hastings
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Meek Ain't Weak is a fresh examination of the indigenous roots of mass liberatory nonviolence. From African regions to South American culture, from Asian worldviews to the wisdom of the ancients of the subcontinent, the origins of nonviolent conduct in... (read more)

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Violence: Big Ideas/Small Books
Violence: Big Ideas/Small Books
by Slavoj Zizek
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Philosopher, cultural critic, and agent provocateur Slavoj Zižek constructs a fascinating new framework to look at the forces of violence in our world. Using history, philosophy, books, movies, Lacanian psychiatry, and jokes, Slavoj Zižek... (read more)

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