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- Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 14.99
A definitive history by a writer deeply immersed in the subject, Inhuman Bondage offers a compelling narrative that links together the profits of slavery, the pain of the enslaved, and the legacy of racism. The heart of the book looks at slavery in the American South, describing black slaveholding planters, the rise of the Cotton Kingdom, the daily... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2012; US$ 6.79
The epic clash of an Irish-American, Italian, and Onondaga-Canadian that jump-started the first marathon mania and heralded the modern age in sports The eyes of the world watched as three runners?dirt poor Johnny Hayes, who used to run barefoot through the streets of New York City; candymaker Dorando Pietri; and the famed Tom Longboat?converged... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2012; US$ 0.99
Marathon Crasher is David Davis's stunning account of how Merry Lepper became the first American woman to complete a marathon At a time when television was pushing male-dominated sports coverage into living rooms across America, women were struggling just to set foot onto the playing field. Barred from officially registering for long-distance... more...
- Institute of Education Press 2011; US$ 31.95
Although the brilliant, edgy plays of Geoff Gillham are frequently performed - to great acclaim - they have never been published. In this book David Davis has collected six of Gillham's best plays, each suited in length and topic for performance by youth groups or secondary schools. more...
- Institute of Education Press 2014; US$ 41.95
Drama is still on the curriculum but it is at a standstill. A world authority on drama education builds on the work of Dorothy Heathcote, Gavin Bolton and Edward Bond to revive the teaching of drama in schools so that it serves today?s young people in exploring their world. A key book for drama students and for beginning and experienced teachers. more...
- UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 26.95
Waterman is the first comprehensive biography of Duke Kahanamoku (1890?1968): swimmer, surfer, Olympic gold medalist, Hawaiian icon, waterman. Long before Michael Phelps and Mark Spitz made their splashes in the pool, Kahanamoku emerged from the backwaters of Waikiki to become America?s first superstar Olympic swimmer. The original ?human fish?... more...
- Oxford University Press 1988; US$ 59.99
This collection of Davis' work includes essays on capital punishment, movements of counter-subversion, the iconography of race, the cowboy as an American hero, the historiography of slavery, and the British and American antislavery movements. more...
- Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 54.99
"At a recent meeting of American historians a session was devoted to the question: 'Is intellectual history dead?' Those who replied in the affirmative should read David Brion Davis's new book. Like Mark Twain, they might discover that some reports of death are greatly exaggerated....As Davis's work demonstrates, good intellectual history is absolutely... more...
- Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 10.99
In development circles, there is now widespread consensus that social entrepreneurs represent a far better mechanism to respond to needs than we have ever had before--a decentralized and emergent force that remains our best hope for solutions that can keep pace with our problems and create a more peaceful world.David Bornstein's previous book on social... more...