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- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2002; US$ 8.99
During World War II a community called Manzanar was hastily created in the high mountain desert country of California, east of the Sierras. Its purpose was to house thousands of Japanese American internees. One of the first families to arrive was the Wakatsukis, who were ordered to leave their fishing business in Long Beach and take with them only... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 14.95
From the acclaimed author of Snow Mountain Passage comes this richly evocative novel that follows a half-Indian, half-Hawai'ian woman and her complex relationship with the last king of Hawai'i. When talk show host Sheridan Brody finds the journals of his great grandmother Nani Keala (aka Nancy Callahan), he uncovers a mythic, unknown tale. Nani,... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 24.00
Snow Mountain Passage is a powerful retelling of the most dramatic of our pioneer stories?the ordeal of the Donner Party, with its cast of young and old risking all, its imprisoning snows, its rumors of cannibalism. James Houston takes us inside this central American myth in a compelling new way that only a novelist can achieve. The people whose... more...
- HarperCollins Publishers 2010; US$ 15.11
A compelling and beautifully told story of extreme events that resonates the terrible cost of the American Dream. A powerful work of fiction that recreates one of the most tragic events of pioneer America, as a wagon train crosses the country to the Promised Land of California, only to be halted in the final stages by an early winter in the high reaches... more...
- UPA 2008; US$ 32.99
James G. Houston is Professor of Criminal Justice at Grand Valley State University. Phlilip B. Bridgmon is Chair and Associate Professor at the University of North Alabama. Bill Parsons is Professor and Chair of Political Science and Leadership Studies at St. Ambrose University. more...
- UPA 2008; US$ 35.99
"Be uncommon Christians . . . that is, eminently holy, self-denying, cross-bearing, Bible, everyday Christians." So James Brainerd Taylor (1801?1829) encouraged others to be, and so he strived to be himself. Of Intense Brightness reveals aspects of Taylor's uncommon Christianity by allowing the Princeton and Yale-educated evangelist to speak for himself.... more...
- Rutgers University Press 2006; US$ 26.95
During the 1960s and 1970s, a cadre of poets, playwrights, visual artists, musicians, and other visionaries came together to create a renaissance in African American literature and art. This charged chapter in the history of African American culture-which came to be known as the Black Arts Movement-has remained largely neglected by subsequent... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2011; US$ 52.99
In America's Urban Crisis and the Advent of Color-blind Politics , Ivery and Bassett combine their own experience in the field of civil rights with contributions of urban studies experts to provide an overview of scholarship on the urban underclass. This look into the modern racial politics of America's cities encourages readers not only to be... more...