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- Dundurn 2013; US$ 19.99
Shocked by Canada's 1837 rebellions, John A. Macdonald sought to build alliances to avoid future conflicts. Thanks to financial worries and an alcohol problem, he almost quit politics in 1864. The challenge of building Confederation harnessed his skills, and in 1867 he became the country's first prime minister. more...
- Threshold Editions 2013; US$ 16.00
From the New York Times bestselling author of Heroes Proved , a moving and inspirational chronicle of our national heroes? sacrifices and triumphs in Iraq and Afghanistan, after their return to the homefront. Combat-decorated marine Oliver North delivers a powerful, riveting firsthand account of the extraordinary young American volunteers defending... more...
- University Press of Mississippi 2013; US$ 75.00
Described in an 1835 bill of sale as une belle maison , the Lombard plantation house is a rare survivor. Built in the early nineteenth century as a West Indian-style residence, it was the focal point of a large plantation that stretched deep into the cypress swamps of what is now New Orleans's Bywater neighborhood. Featuring the best Norman trussing... more...
- Chicago Review Press 2013; US$ 23.99
The phenomenon of the supper club?as unique to the Upper Midwest as great lakes, cheese curds, and Curly Lambeau?is explored for the first time in this attractive and engaging book. Revealing the rich history behind these time-honored establishments, it defines the experience for the uninitiated and reacquaints those in the know with a cherished institution.... more...
- Head of Zeus 2013; US$ 14.57
THE BLACK RUSSIAN is the most individual of biographies and a meticulously researched tour of the changing political and cultural landscape of the early twentieth century. After the brutal death of his father when he was a teenager, Frederick Thomas fled the stifling racism of the American South and headed for New York City, where he worked as a... more...
- University Press of Mississippi 2013; US$ 87.50
Second Line Rescue: Improvised Responses to Katrina and Rita chronicles the brave and creative acts through which Gulf Coast people rescued their neighbors during the chaotic aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Ordinary citizens joined in with whatever resources they had. Unlike many of the official responders, vernacular rescuers found... more...
- University Press of Mississippi 2013; US$ 150.00
Studies of the Irish presence in America have tended to look to the main corridors of emigration, and hence outside the American South. Yet the Irish constituted a significant minority in the region. Indeed, the Irish fascination expresses itself in Southern context in powerful, but disparate, registers: music, literature, and often, a sense of shared... more...
- UNP - Nebraska 2013; US$ 50.00
For too many years, the academic discipline of history has ignored American Indians or lacked the kind of open-minded thinking necessary to truly understand them. Most historians remain oriented toward the American experience at the expense of the Native experience. As a result, both the status and the quality of Native American history have suffered... more...
- ECW Press 2013; US$ 19.99
A touching autobiography, this remarkable story reveals that at the heart of David Tsubouchi?s life is the spirit of gambatte , a Japanese word meaning to do one?s best and never give up. The book chronicles his unusual career path from actor and lumber yard worker to dedicated law school student and politician. Tsubouchi?s story begins with the... more...