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- NYU Press 2013; US$ 79.00
After all the green beer has been poured and the ubiquitous shamrocks fade away, what does it mean to be Irish American besides St. Patricks Day? Whos Your Paddy traces the evolution of "Irish" as a race-based identity in the U.S. from the 19th century to the present day. Exploring how the Irish have been and continue... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2013; US$ 39.95
Astonishing, tragic, and remarkable, the journal of Sarah Haynsworth Gayle, wife of early Alabama governor John Gayle, is among the most widely studied and seminal accounts of antebellum life in the American South. This is the first complete edition of the journal in print. Bereft of the companionship of her often-absent husband, Sarah considered... more...
- Eland Publishing 2013; US$ 24.78
A Year in Jamaica is a complex memoir telling the story of two simultaneous journeys: Diana Lewes?s 1889 trip from England to visit her family?s sugar plantations in the Caribbean and, more intriguingly, the internal rite of passage of a Victorian girl on her journey to adulthood. For it is in Jamaica that Miss Lewes tries to find a place for herself... more...
- Titletown Publishing, LLC 2013; US$ 16.95
Riveting and breath-taking, sole flood disaster survivor, Pancho Quintana, takes one last breath before the rushing flood waters inside Antelope Canyon submerge him and a female tourist. In the end, 11 tourists he was hired to lead through the canyon would perish as the freak flood welled up and swallowed the temporary inhabitants. ... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 1999; US$ 22.99
Introduction: Why Read About Brazil?. CHAPTER 1. BIRTH AND GROWTH OF COLONIAL BRAZIL: 1500-1750. The Country the Portuguese Created in the New World. The Colonial Economy and Society. Miscegenation: Biological and Cultural. The Beginnings of a Luso-Brazilian Culture. CHAPTER 2. CRISIS OF THE COLONIAL SYSTEM AND EMERGENCE OF AN INDEPENDENT BRAZIL: 1790-1830.... more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2009; US$ 30.00
Brazil, the largest of the Latin American nations, is fast becoming a potent international economic player as well as a regional power. This English translation of an acclaimed Brazilian anthology provides critical overviews of Brazilian life, history, and culture and insight into Brazil's development over the past century. The distinguished essayists,... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2009; US$ 36.00
Shortly after George Washington's death in 1799, Congress recognized the need for a presidential monument in his honor. However, progress did not begin on the structure until 1832. The Washington Monument traces the construction of the monument from its design by Robert Mills to halts in construction due to lack of funds and the Civil War to its... more...
- Grand Central Publishing 2011; US$ 12.99
This e-book includes 26 bonus photos from the author! Margaret Roach worked at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia for 15 years, serving as Editorial Director for the last 6. She first made her name in gardening, writing a classic gardening book among other things. She now has a hugely popular gardening blog, "A Way to Garden." But despite the financial... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 32.95
Although largely sharing a common past and language, the countries in Latin America remain distinct entities with their own identities. Latin America since 1780 provides a continental-based historical narrative which stresses the common themes between countries like Mexico in North America to Argentina in the Southern Cone, while at the same time... more...
- ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 4.99
In revisiting his past, Thomas has come up with this brilliant piece. In a series of essays he has elucidated his experiences and observations. He narrates his goals, efforts and ideas as well as his successes and failures on the way. A memorable work! more...