The Big Book of Pain: Torture & Punishment Through History

Explaining the mechanics of torture-even now a controversial topic-this history questions why so much effort has been put into causing pain to fellow human beings
Taking readers into the ancient Roman coliseum, the medieval dungeon, the Inquisitional interrogation, the auto-da-fe, the witch-trial, and the most horrid of prisons, this is an exploration of the systematic use throughout the ages of various means of punishment, torture, coercion, and torment. It is a shocking and compelling s…

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The Comfort Women: Japan’s Brutal Regime of Enforced Prostitution in the Second World War

“The most extensive record available in English of the ugly story.”―Elisabeth Rubinfein, New York Newsday
Over 100,000 women across Asia were victims of enforced prostitution by the Japanese Imperial Forces during World War II. Until as recently as 1993 the Japanese government continued to deny this shameful aspect of its wartime history. George Hicks’s book is the only history in English regarding this terrible enslavement of women.

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Cognitive Behavioural Approaches to the Understanding and Treatment of Dissociation

The study of dissociation is relevant to anyone undertaking research or treatment of mental health problems. Cognitive Behavioural Approaches to the Understanding and Treatment of Dissociation uses a cognitive approach to de-mystify the processes involved in linking traumatic incidents to their effects.
Kennedy, Kennerley and Pearson present a full and comprehensive understanding of mental health problems involving dissociative disorders and their treatment, bringing together an internati…

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Tarsnap Mastery: Online Backups for the Truly Paranoid (IT Mastery) (Volume 6)

Tarsnap, the secure online backup service for Unix-like systems, raised the bar for online backups. It’s inexpensive. It’s reliable. And you don’t need to trust the Tarsnap service–they can’t access your backups even if they wanted to. With Tarsnap Mastery you’ll learn to: * install and manage Tarsnap on Linux, Unix, Windows, and OS X * fully exploit features like encryption and deduplication * create and recover archives * customize backups to precisely your requirements * passphrase protec…

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David Busch’s Compact Field Guide for the Canon EOS 7D (David Busch’s Digital Photography Guides)

Are you tired of squinting at the tiny color-coded tables and difficult-to-read text you find on the typical laminated reference card or cheat sheet that you keep with you when you’re in the field or on location? DAVID BUSCH’S COMPACT FIELD GUIDE FOR THE CANON EOS 7D is your solution! This new, lay-flat, spiral bound, reference guide condenses all the must-have information you need while shooting into a portable book you’ll want to permanently tuck into your camera bag. You’ll find every sett…

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The Language of Leaders: How Top CEOs Communicate to Inspire, Influence and Achieve Results, 2 edition

Inspiring communication can make the difference between poor performance and exceptional results. This is why CEOs and HR professionals now believe that the ability to understand, motivate and inspire others is the characteristic that is most important when recruiting senior leaders. Many leaders wrongly perceive they have to become inspired orators if they are to inspire others. Wrong.
Language is a system of communication, so the issue is: what system should leaders use to inspire brill…

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The Devil’s Delusion: Atheism and its Scientific Pretensions

Militant atheism is on the rise. In recent years Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Daniel Dennett, and Christopher Hitchens have produced a steady stream of best-selling books denigrating religious belief. These authors are merely the leading edge of a larger movement that includes much of the scientific community.In response, mathematician David Berlinski, himself a secular Jew, delivers a biting defense of religious thought. The Devil’s Delusion is a brilliant, incisive, and funny book that expl…

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Multilevel Network Analysis for the Social Sciences: Theory, Methods and Applications

This volume provides new insights into the functioning of organizational, managerial and market societies. Multilevel analysis and social network analysis are described and the authors show how they can be combined in developing the theory, methods and empirical applications of the social sciences. This book maps out the development of multilevel reasoning and shows how it can explain behavior, through two different ways of contextualizing it. First, by identifying levels of influence on …

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The Oxford Handbook of Leader-Member Exchange

Leader-member exchange (LMX) is the foremost dyadic theory in the leadership literature. Whereas contemporary leadership theories such as transformational, servant, or authentic leadership theories focus on the effects of leader behaviors on employee attitudes, motivation, and team outcomes, relational leadership theory views the dyadic relationship quality between leaders and members as the key to understanding leader effects on members, teams, and organizations. This approach views trus…

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Home from the Dark Side of Utopia A Journey Through American Revolutions

A riveting personal memoir that shares hard-earned political insights. Ross’s journey begins on Air Force bases and in small, conservative towns in the American South. We follow his political and spiritual development from an Anabaptist peace community in the 1970s, t…

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