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  • The World That Made New Orleansby Ned Sublette

    Chicago Review Press 2008; US$ 13.99

    Offering a new perspective on the unique cultural influences of New Orleans, this entertaining history captures the soul of the city and reveals its impact on the rest of the nation. Focused on New Orleans? first century of existence, a comprehensive, chronological†narrative of the political, cultural, and musical development of Louisiana?s early... more...

  • Junk Drawer Chemistryby Bobby Mercer

    Chicago Review Press 2015; US$ 13.99

    A children?s instructional book on how to use readily available materials to turn the house into a science lab † Science teacher Bobby Mercer provides readers with more than 50 great hands-on experiments that can be performed for just pennies, or less. Each project has a materials list, detailed step-by-step instructions with illustrations, and... more...

  • The People's Placeby Dave Hoekstra; Chaka Khan; Paul Natkin

    Chicago Review Press 2015; US$ 26.99

    Celebrated former Chicago Sun-Times columnist Dave Hoekstra unearths stories as he travels, tastes, and talks his way through 20 of America?s soul food restaurants † Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. loved the fried catfish and lemon icebox pie at Memphis?s Four Way restaurant. In New Orleans, beloved chef Leah Chase recalls introducing George W. Bush... more...

  • Dirty Aidan Levy

    Chicago Review Press 2015; US$ 26.99

    A tremendously insightful biography of the man who helmed the Velvet Underground and single-handedly created alternative rock † This book covers not only the highlights of Reed?s career, but explores lesser-known facets of his work, such as his first recordings with doo-wop group the Jades, his key literary influences, the impact of Judaism upon... more...

  • Gay & Lesbian History for Kidsby Jerome Pohlen

    Chicago Review Press 2015; US$ 16.99

    Part of the popular For Kids series, this book puts the historic struggle for LGBT equality into perspective † Given today?s news, it would be easy to get the impression that the campaign for LGBT equality is a recent development, but it is only the final act in a struggle that started more than a century ago. This timely resource helps put recent... more...

  • The First King of Hollywoodby Tracey Goessel

    Chicago Review Press 2015; US$ 31.99

    The complete, definitive biography of Hollywood?s first superstar † Douglas Fairbanks was the greatest leading man of his generation?the first and the best of the swashbucklers. He made some of the greatest films of the silent era, including The Thief of Bagdad , Robin Hood , and The Mark of Zorro . With Charlie Chaplin, D. W. Griffith, and... more...

  • The American Slave Coastby Ned Sublette; Constance Sublette

    Chicago Review Press 2015; US$ 31.99

    A wide-ranging, powerful, alternative vision of the history of the United States and how the slave-breeding industry shaped it † The American Slave Coast tells the horrific story of how the slavery business in the United States made the reproductive labor of ?breeding women? essential to the expansion of the nation. The book shows how slaves?... 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 exposť 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...

  • The Underground Railroad for Kidsby Mary Kay Carson

    Chicago Review Press 2005; US$ 15.99

    The heroic struggles of the thousands of slaves who sought freedom through the Underground Railroad are vividly portrayed in this powerful activity book, as are the abolitionists, free blacks, and former slaves who helped them along the way. The text includes 80 compelling firsthand narratives from escaped slaves and abolitionists and 30 biographies... more...