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Chicago Review Press

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  • On the Real Sideby Mel Watkins

    Chicago Review Press 1999; US$ 21.99

    This comprehensive history of black humor sets it in the context of American popular culture. Blackface minstrelsy, Stepin Fetchit, and the Amos ?n? Andy show presented a distorted picture of African Americans; this book contrasts this image with the authentic underground humor of African Americans found in folktales, race records, and all-black shows... more...

  • The African Origin of Civilizationby Cheikh Anta Diop; Mercer Cook

    Chicago Review Press 1989; US$ 13.99

    Now in its 30th printing, this classic presents historical, archaeological, and anthropological evidence to support the theory that ancient Egypt was a black civilization. more...

  • This Wheel's on Fireby Levon Helm; Stephen Davis

    Chicago Review Press 2013; US$ 15.99

    The singer and drummer of the Band details, in this book, the history of one of the most influential groups of the 1960s. While their music evoked a Southern mythology with their beautifully crafted, image-rich songs, only their Arkansan drummer, Levon Helm, was the genuine article. This updated edition of his life story includes a new epilogue that... more...

  • The Mark of the Horse Lordby Rosemary Sutcliff; Scott O'Dell

    Chicago Review Press 2015; US$ 10.99

    ?There was a smell of blood mingling with the smell of burning that still clung about scorched timber and blackened thatch, and a great wailing rose from the watching crowd. The old High Priest dipped a finger in the blood and made a sign with it on Phaedrus?s forehead, above the Mark of the Horse Lord.?   So began the ceremony that was... more...

  • When the Diamonds Were Goneby Julian Padowicz

    Chicago Review Press 2015; US$ 13.99

    A rare glimpse into what it was like for a Jewish refugee to come of age in America during World War II, this unique memoir focuses on the struggles of assimilation. After a grueling and dramatic escape from occupied Poland, eight-year-old Julian and his mother arrive penniless in America in 1941 with big plans. Julian?s beautiful, former socialite... more...

  • Ancient Egyptians and Their Neighborsby Marian Broida

    Chicago Review Press 2005; US$ 13.99

    Want to speak Hittite? Hold out a glass and ask for “wa-tar.? This unique activity book for children ages nine and up shows what life was like among the Nubians, Mesopotamians, Hittites, and their neighbors the Egyptians from around 3100 B.C., when Upper and Lower Egypt became one kingdom, to the death of Queen Cleopatra under the Romans, in 30 B.C.... more...

  • Horseplayersby Ted McClelland

    Chicago Review Press 2005; US$ 13.99

    This fun and witty exposé of horse racing in America goes behind the scenes at the track, providing a serious gambler's-eye-view of the action. Ted McClelland spent a year at tracks and off-track betting facilities in Chicago and across the country, profiling the people who make a career of gambling on horses. This account follows his personal journey... more...

  • World War II for Kidsby Richard Panchyk; Senator John McCain

    Chicago Review Press 2005; US$ 14.99

    Now more than ever, kids want to know about our country's great struggles during World War II. This book is packed with information that kids will find fascinating, from Hitler's rise to power in 1933 to the surrender of the Japanese in 1945. Much more than an ordinary history book, it is filled with excerpts from actual wartime letters written to... more...

  • Ex-Etiquette for Parentsby Jann Blackstone-Ford; Sharyl Jupe

    Chicago Review Press 2006; US$ 13.99

    Written for both biological parents and stepparents, this helpful guide provides the tools necessary to raising well-adjusted children after a stressful divorce. Innovative in its technique and cowritten by a certified divorce and stepfamily expert and her own stepchildren's mother, this etiquette book provides an authentic guide for ex-spouses to... more...

  • The Animated Movie Guideby Jerry Beck

    Chicago Review Press 2005; US$ 20.95

    Going beyond the box-office hits of Disney and Dreamworks, this guide to every animated movie ever released in the United States covers more than 300 films over the course of nearly 80 years of film history. Well-known films such as Finding Nemo and Shrek are profiled and hundreds of other films, many of them rarely discussed, are analyzed, compared,... more...