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- ECW Press 2002; US$ 8.95
New visitors and longtime residents alike will find unique locales in this guide to the Second City?s hidden treasures. Far beyond the predictable tourist routes, these listings reveal the arcane, cool, and hush-hush hotspots of Chicago. From white sand b more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.00
At the heart of this landmark collection of essays rests a single question: What impact, good or bad, immediate or long-range, did Lewis and Clark?s journey have on the Indians whose homelands they traversed? The nine writers in this volume each provide their own unique answers; from Pulitzer prize-winner N. Scott Momaday, who offers a haunting essay... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 18.00
When Abraham Lincoln moved to Illinois’ Sangamo Country in 1831, he found a pioneer community transforming from a cluster of log houses along an ancient trail to a community of new towns and state roads. But two of the towns vanished in a matter of years, and many of the activities and lifestyles that shaped them were almost entirely forgotten.... more...
- Penguin Group Inc. 2003; US$ 15.00
James Reasoner has been praised for his well-researched and lively, suspenseful novels. Now, he proves that truth can be even more exciting than fiction. Known for his ability to make history come vividly to life, Reasoner strips away the dime novel legends and Hollywood myths to show us how the gunfighters of the Old West really lived, killed-and... more...
- Grand Central Publishing 2009; US$ 8.99
In the bestselling tradition of Life's Little Instruction Book, this rootin-tootin' collection of Wild West wisdom spotlights Cowboy lore, lies, tall tales, witty proverbs, and advice. Collected from real-life and movie cowboys and cowgirls, Cowboy Wisdom covers such topics as Love and Horses and Greenhorns, Tenderfeet, and other Amusements. more...
- John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2006; US$ 10.99
Frommer’s Portable Guides offer all the detailed information and insider advice of a Frommer’s Complete Guide--but in a concise, pocket-sized format. Perfect for the short-term traveler who insists on value and doesn’t want to wade through or carry a full-size guidebook, this series selects the very best choices in all price categories... more...
- Marquette University Press 2007; US$ 20.00
With unrest around the country and riots in Newark and Detroit, it became known as the long, hot summer of 1967. Milwaukee experienced a riot, too, and then became the biggest civil rights story in the nation as a white Catholic priest, along with a bunch of kids from the inner city, conducted marathon marches and demonstrations for an open housing... more...
- Chicago Review Press 1996; US$ 11.95
Take your students on any number of learning journeys: join Lewis and Clark on an expedition; journey into the woods with fur traders; or ride a wagon train to the Oregon Territory as you learn how the quest for gold led to a feverish migration. Experience the excitement of resettlement following the Homestead Act, and ride off to a roundup during... more...
- ECW Press 2001; US$ 13.95
Exploring the why and the how of civic corruption in a Northern Ontario city, this compelling story begins in the late 1980s, when the official languages policies of Pierre Trudeau, Brian Mulroney, and David Peterson collided with the Sault’s deep-rooted resistance to bilingualism. The man at the center of the uproar over the city's infamous... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.00
History is recorded in many ways. According to author James Deetz, the past can be seen most fully by studying the small things so often forgotten. Objects such as doorways, gravestones, musical instruments, and even shards of pottery fill in the cracks between large historical events and depict the intricacies of daily life. In his completely revised... more...