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- Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. 2009; US$ 14.95
Four travelers meet in Bolivia and set off into the heart of the Amazon rainforest, but what begins as a dream adventure quickly deteriorates into a dangerous nightmare, and after weeks of wandering in the dense undergrowth, the four backpackers split up into two groups. But when a terrible rafting accident separates him from his partner, Yossi is... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. 2011; US$ 14.95
A shrunken head from Peru and a feather with traces of blood are the clues that launch Tahir Shah on his latest journey. Fascinated by the recurring theme of flight in Peruvian folklore, Shah sets out to discover whether the Incas really were able to ?fly like birds? over the jungle, as a Spanish monk reported. Or were they drug-induced hallucinations?... more...
- Texas State Historical Assn Press 2013; US$ 15.95
The traditional story of the Texas Revolution remembers the Alamo and Goliad but has forgotten Matamoros, the strategic Mexican port city on the turbulent lower Rio Grande. In this provocative book, Craig Roell restores the centrality of Matamoros by showing the genuine economic, geographic, social, and military value of the city to Mexican and Texas... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2013; US$ 25.00
" From the wealth of place names in Kentucky, Rennick has selected those of some 2,000 communities and post offices. These places are usually the largest, the best known, or the most important as well as those with unusual or inherently interesting names. Including perhaps one-fourth of all such places known in the state, the names were chosen as... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2002; US$ 36.99
The war between the United States and Mexico was decades in the making. Although Texas was an independent republic from 1836 to 1845, Texans retained an affiliation with the United States that virtually assured annexation at some point. Mexico's reluctance to give up Texas put it on a collision course with the United States. The Mexican War receives... more...
- University of Tennessee Press 2013; US$ 34.95
The son of black sharecroppers, John Oliver Hodges attended segregated schools in Greenwood, Mississippi, in the 1950s and ’60s, worked in plantation cotton fields, and eventually left the region to earn multiple degrees and become a tenured university professor. Both poignant and thought provoking, ... more...
- University of New Mexico Press 1998; US$ 29.95
"Alonzo makes judicious use of census records, tax rolls, and probate records to trace the evolution of Hispanic families who formed this community for more than five generations. . . . He forcefully dispels the myth that the area of Texas between San Antonio and the Rio Grande was a 'no man's land' prior to Anglo-American settlement."? Choice more...
- Lexington Books 2013; US$ 79.99
Founded in 1890, Orange Mound, a predominantly African American community located in Shelby County Tennessee and five-miles east of downtown Memphis, is one of the oldest residential communities in the United States built exclusively for African Americans. Originally, African American Life and Culture in Orange Mound is an exploration of the... more...
- University of Tennessee Press 2013; US$ 24.95
In the late 1700s, as white settlers spilled across the Appalachian Mountains, claiming Cherokee and Creek lands for their own, tensions between Native Americans and pioneers reached a boiling point. Land disputes stemming from the 1791 Treaty of Holston went unresolved, and Knoxville settlers attacked a Cherokee negotiating party led by Chief Hanging... more...
- Texas A&M University Press 2013; US$ 35.00
The Big Bend region of Texas?variously referred to as ?El Despoblado? (the uninhabited land), ?a land of contrasts,? ?Texas? last frontier,? or simply as part of the Trans-Pecos?enjoys a long, colorful, and eventful history, a history that began before written records were maintained. With Big Bend?s Ancient and Modern Past, editors Bruce A. Glasrud... more...