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My Guantanamo Diary: The Detainees and the Stories They Told Me
My Guantanamo Diary
The Detainees and the Stories They Told Me
Hardcover      ISBN: 1586484982
An American attorney born to immigrant Afghan parents describes her outrage over the detainments at Guantâanamo, her volunteer role as an interpreter for prisoners, and the plight of those who have been detained for years without trial.
Murder in Amsterdam: Liberal Europe, Islam, and the Limits of Tolerance
Murder in Amsterdam
Liberal Europe, Islam, and the Limits of Tolerance
Paperback      ISBN: 0143112368
Traces the murder of the controversial Dutch filmmaker and great-grandnephew of Vincent van Gogh by an angry Muslim immigrant's son who promptly committed ritual suicide, describing how the event sent shock waves throughout Europe and tested the boundaries of the secular West's tolerance of other cultures. Reprint. 40,000 first printing.
True Notebooks: A Writer's Year At Juvenile Hall
True Notebooks
A Writer's Year At Juvenile Hall
Paperback      ISBN: 0375727612
The author of the best-selling Iron & Silk shares his experiences working with kids in Central Juvenile Hall, a jail for kids located near Los Angeles, assisting them with their writing. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.
The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town
The Innocent Man
Murder and Injustice in a Small Town
Compact Disc      ISBN: 0739365673
Presents the real-life case of Ron Williamson, a mentally ill former baseball player who was wrongfully convicted and sentenced to death for the 1982 murder of a 21-year-old woman in his Oklahoma hometown.
The Last Face You'll Ever See: The Culture of Death Row
The Last Face You'll Ever See
The Culture of Death Row
Paperback      ISBN: 0060931035
The journalist-author of No Success Like Failure removes the mask from the executioner, revealing the secret face of capital punishment for the first time, probing the private lives, emotions, and concerns of the men and women who staff the nationÆs death chambers. Reprint.
The Warren Court and the Pursuit of Justice: A Critical Issue
The Warren Court and the Pursuit of Justice
A Critical Issue
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0809096641
A distinguished legal historian explores the big cases--such as Roe v. Wade--that appeared before the Supreme Court while it was led by liberal Chief Justice Earl Warren and the effect those landmark decisions have had on both legal precedent and the American society.
In the Belly of the Beast: Letters from Prison
In the Belly of the Beast
Letters from Prison
Paperback      ISBN: 0679732373
A collection of letters by a federal prisoner provides a candid look at life in prison, revealing his background, politics, and views on parole, rehabilitation, and capital punishment
Blue Blood
Blue Blood
Paperback      ISBN: 1594480737
A richly textured, anecdotal portrait of life as a police officer in the NYPD chronicles one man's life as a cop, from growing up with a police officer father and his education at Harvard, to his first day on the beat in the South Bronx and his rise to detective, capturing the complex life on the street of the city, his law enforcement legacy, and the camraderie of the force. Reprint.
Forced Passages: Imprisoned Radical Intellectuals And the U.S. Prison Regime
Forced Passages
Imprisoned Radical Intellectuals And the U.S. Prison Regime
Paperback      ISBN: 0816645612
Exploring the writings of American "imprisoned radical intellectuals"--a category that incorporates political prisoners as well as "common" prisoners who have become activists and political intellectuals while imprisoned--produced from the 1970s to the present, Rodr guez (ethnic studies, U. of California at Riverside) sees the productions of this m
Violence: Six Sideways Reflections
Violence
Six Sideways Reflections
Paperback      ISBN: 0312427182
A philosopher and cultural critic discusses the diverse ways in which violence is perceived and misperceived in the world, addressing such provocative issues as whether or not capitalism, or even civilization, causes more violence than it prevents, and the inherent violence of globalization, fundamentalism, and language. Original. 30,000 first printing.