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Hard Bargains

By Mona Lynch
  • ISBN Code: : 1610448618
  • Publisher : Russell Sage Foundation
  • Pages : 206
  • Category : Social Science
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The convergence of tough-on-crime politics, stiffer sentencing laws, and jurisdictional expansion in the 1970s and 1980s increased the powers of federal prosecutors in unprecedented ways. In Hard Bargains, social psychologist Mona Lynch investigates the increased power of these prosecutors in our age of mass incarceration. Lynch documents how prosecutors use punitive federal drug laws to coerce guilty pleas and obtain long prison sentences for defendants—particularly those who are African American— and exposes deep injustices in the federal courts. As a result of the War on Drugs, the number of drug cases prosecuted each year in federal courts has increased fivefold since 1980. Lynch goes behind the scenes in three federal court districts and finds that federal prosecutors have considerable discretion in adjudicating these cases. Federal drug laws are wielded differently in each district, but with such force to overwhelm defendants’ ability to assert their rights. For drug defendants with prior convictions, the stakes are even higher since prosecutors can file charges that incur lengthy prison sentences—including life in prison without parole. Through extensive field research, Lynch finds that prosecutors frequently use the threat of extremely severe sentences to compel defendants to plead guilty rather than go to trial and risk much harsher punishment. Lynch also shows that the highly discretionary ways in which federal prosecutors work with law enforcement have led to significant racial disparities in federal courts. For instance, most federal charges for crack cocaine offenses are brought against African Americans even though whites are more likely to use crack. In addition, Latinos are increasingly entering the federal system as a result of aggressive immigration crackdowns that also target illicit drugs. Hard Bargains provides an incisive and revealing look at how legal reforms over the last five decades have shifted excessive authority to federal prosecutors, resulting in the erosion of defendants’ rights and extreme sentences for those convicted. Lynch proposes a broad overhaul of the federal criminal justice system to restore the balance of power and retreat from the punitive indulgences of the War on Drugs.

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This is H. G. Wells' 1906 work, “The Future in America”. Within it, he explores America's history and its relation to the future. Wells argues that America has evolved from a society that requires individual self-sufficiency into something new, and that what worked – and was indeed necessary – in the past may not be practical in the future. A fascinating insight into America's past, present, and possible future, “The Future in America” is highly recommended for fans and collectors of Wells' work. Contents include: “The Prophetic Habit Of Mind”, “Material Progress”, “New York”, “Growth Invincible”, “The Economic Process”, “Some Aspects Of American Wealth”, “Certain Workers”, “Corruption”, “The Immigrant”, “State-Blindness”, “Two Studies In Disappointment”, “The Tragedy Of Color”, “The Mind Of A Modern State”, et cetera. Herbert George Wells (1866 – 1946) was a prolific English writer who wrote in a variety of genres, including the novel, politics, history, and social commentary. Today, he is perhaps best remembered for his contributions to the science fiction genre thanks to such novels as “The Time Machine” (1895), “The Invisible Man” (1897), and “The War of the Worlds” (1898). "The Father of Science Fiction" was also a staunch socialist, and his later works are increasingly political and didactic. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this book now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.

Infrastructure Investing

By Rajeev J. Sawant
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 9780470602348
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Business & Economics
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Invaluable information regarding one of the biggest worldwide growth areas in investing-infrastructure assets Infrastructure investing is about to explode on the worldwide scene. The fact is that real money will need to be spent on real projects-which will present real opportunities for stable, long-term returns. But infrastructure assets have unique characteristics and the investments and funds that will likely rise up must be suitably structured to serve investor needs. Author Rajeev Sawant has been analyzing infrastructure investments, funds, and project financing programs for nearly five years, and with this book, he presents information that will be invaluable to lenders, pension funds, insurance companies, investment funds, rating agencies, and even governments. Presents comprehensive data analysis on infrastructure cases worldwide Analyzes the opportunities as well as the pitfalls of infrastructure investing Focuses on the needs of pensions, insurance companies, and endowments interested in infrastructure investing For the next decade, worldwide economic growth and increased employment-as well as investment returns-will come from infrastructure projects. This book will help you understand today's dynamic infrastructure asset class and quickly get you up to speed on the unique risks and rewards associated with it.

Beau Sabreur

By Wren, Percival
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  • Publisher : Aegitas
  • Book Code : 1772467146
  • Total of Pages : 330
  • Category : Fiction
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Beau Sabreur is a novel by P.C. Wren. It was the first sequel to Beau Geste and was turned into a novel. It focuses on the adventures of Major De Beaujolais, an officer in the French Foreign legion.

Romola

By George Eliot
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  • Publisher : Graphic Arts Books
  • Book Code : 1513275410
  • Total of Pages : 556
  • Category : Fiction
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Romola is a brilliant young woman who unknowingly falls in love with a handsome stranger whose true nature is fueled by greed, status and ego. Over the course of the novel, she uncovers his many transgressions and secret dealings. A handsome stranger called Tito Melema arrives in Florence and is immediately smitten by Romola—the daughter of a local scholar. The two eventually marry as Tito gains access to various social circles. He becomes an influential figure who’s eager to gain more status and approval. His selfish desires come at the detriment of his loved ones including Romola and his adoptive father. As Florence erupts into political warfare, Tito’s need for self-preservation comes at an unexpected cost. Romola is a period drama that was originally released from 1862-1863 as a fourteen-part series in Cornhill Magazine. The scope of Eliot’s storytelling incorporates critical historical events alongside a fictional family conflict. It’s a complex story that pushes the limits of compassion and understanding during a dire circumstance. With an eye-catching new cover, and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of Romola is both modern and readable.

Little Dorrit

By Charles Dickens
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  • Publisher : Lindhardt og Ringhof
  • Book Code : 8726605708
  • Total of Pages : 553
  • Category : Fiction
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‘Little Dorrit’ is a highly personal novel by Charles Dickens that many critics state is one of his finest later works. The story revolves around Amy Dorrit, a kind-hearted young woman who resides in Marshalsea prison as her family cannot afford to pay their debts. Amy and her family’s fortune changes as Arthur Clennam, a wealthy businessman, takes an interest in her family while attempting to solve a mystery about his lineage. ‘Little Dorrit’ is a sprawling family saga that involves unrequited love, blackmail, and a timeless rags-to-riches story with a twist. Dickens’ celebrated social satire is displayed in this tale as he criticises the cruel prison system of Victorian England which his father spent many years in, unable to work or repay his debts. While this is a darker novel than Dickens’ early work, it still entertains through its cast of comical characters and lyrical prose. A thrilling novel that is equally poignant and entertaining, ‘Little Dorrit’ is still as relevant today as when it was written and is a must-read for fans of Dickens and ‘The Shawshank Redemption’. Charles Dickens (1812-1870) was a widely popular English author and social critic. Among his most famous novels are ‘Oliver Twist’, ‘A Christmas Carol’, and ‘Great Expectations’. Dickens is best known for his depictions of poor Victorian living conditions and his unforgettable characters, some compassionate and others grotesquely malicious. Dickens’ timeless tales are still as celebrated today as when they were written, and his literary style is so influential that the term Dickensian was coined to describe the literature he inspired. Many of Dickens’ novels have been adapted for movies and television, including the Academy Award-winning musical ‘Oliver’.

Will Weatherhelm: The Yarn of an Old Sailor

By William Henry Giles Kingston
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 484
  • Category : Fiction
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"Will Weatherhelm: The Yarn of an Old Sailor" by William Henry Giles Kingston. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Jane Eyre

By Charlotte Brontë
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  • Publisher : Graphic Arts Books
  • Book Code : 1513264052
  • Total of Pages : 450
  • Category : Fiction
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“At the end we are steeped through and through with the genius, the vehemence, the indignation of Charlotte Brontë'”-Virginia Woolf “Given the action of Jane Eyre, which is in every sense dramatic, there is a pull, all the same, between action and consciousness.-Raymond Williams “Teaching the true strength of character for generations.”-The Guardian Jane Eyre, (1847) the first novel from Charlotte Brontë, originally published under the pen name “Currer Bell” was an immediate commercial and literary success. This classic work was unprecedented in its forthright reproach towards Victorian social norms, moral duty, and gender inequality; It is likewise one of the most extraordinary stories of love and freedom in the English language. Jane Eyre, which follows a young woman’s passageway into adulthood and the unfolding of her interior emotional states, is a singular work of genre-defying fiction. Its story begins as the eponymous heroine is orphaned and under the care of her aunt, Mrs. Reed, a well-to-do yet heartless guardian. Jane is unfairly punished, and locked into “the red room”, where she collapses in fright after an encounter with the apparent ghost of her deceased Uncle Reed. Following the incident, Jane’s aunt sends her away to “Lowood”, an oppressive school run by the abusive and fraudulent headmaster, Mr. Brocklehurst. After an outbreak of typhoid devastates the school, a new kindly administration is installed. Jane’s life finally turns around; she remains at the school for six years and eventually becomes an instructor. After teaching for several years, Jane takes a position as a governess at Thornfield, the residence of the unbridled yet elegant Edward Rochester. As Jane embraces her duties at the estate, she begins to fall in love with her employer, and much to her surprise he asks for her hand in marriage. On the wedding day it is revealed that Edward possesses deep and dark secrets, and Jane flees for the sake of her own emotional integrity. In the ensuing experiences of her retreat, Jane confronts the procession of experiences and the formidable trials of her new life with the command of her unyielding self-determination. A startling modern classic of pronto-feminism, Jane Eyre is one of the most ingenious romance novels ever written. With an eye-catching new cover, and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of Jane Eyre is both modern and readable.

Normandy Picturesque

By Henry Blackburn
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 520
  • Category : Travel
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"Normandy Picturesque" by Henry Blackburn. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.