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- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 39.95
In 1873, 21-year-old Sam Williams embarked on a whaling journey on the two-masted F.H. Moore--he steered one of the smaller boats and when in range threw the harpoon. During the 16-month voyage, he kept a personal log and later reworked it into this never-before-published manuscript, now supplemented by additional research and relevant excerpts of... more...
- University Press of Mississippi 2006; US$ 25.00
sports ¨ african american studies--> Even before the desegregation of the military and public education and before blacks had full legal access to voting, racial barriers had begun to fall in American sports. This collection of essays shows that for many African Americans it was the world of athletics that first opened an avenue to equality and... more...
- NYU Press 2000; US$ 89.00
Outside the Lines traces how sports laid a foundation for social change long before the judicial system formally recognized the inequalities of racial separation. Integrating sports teams to include white and black athletes alike, the National Football League served as a microcosmic fishbowl of the highs and lows, the trials and triumphs, of racial... more...
- Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 11.50
Dear Joan comprises a unique series of letters between a young airman, Tony Ross, and Joan Charles, a girl whom he met briefly in England before he was posted to the Mediterranean during the Second World War. Through these letters, the book traces the development of their relationship from friendship to long-lasting love. With the... more...
- Hart Publishing Limited 1998; US$ 124.20
The decision of the House of Lords in Salomon v. Salomon & Co Ltd has had lasting influence on the development of modern company law. This one hundred year old decision articulated the founding propositions of company law and is accordingly treated with reverence by academics and practitioners alike. The centenary of the case therefore affords a convenient... more...
- Hart Publishing Limited 2008; US$ 153.00
Peter Birks's tragically early death, and his immense influence around the world, led immediately to the call for a volume of essays in his honour by scholars who had known him as a colleague, teacher and friend. One such volume, published in 2006, contained essays largely from scholars working in England (Mapping the Law: Essays in Memory of Peter... more...
- The University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 19.96
Contains commentary on the Purgatorio by various scholars. This book presents to the nonspecialist reader one of the cantos of the transitional middle cantica of Dante's unique Christian epic. It provides awareness of Dante's timeless aspirations and achievements. more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2010; US$ 24.99
A deeply personal memoir of the private Ray Charles - the man behind the legend - by his eldest son. Ray Charles is an American music legend. A multiple Grammy Award-winning composer, pianist, and singer with an inimitable vocal style and a catalog of hits including "What I Say," "Georgia on My Mind," "Unchain My Heart," "I Can't Stop Loving You,"... more...
- University of California Press 1999; US$ 38.95
The California Lectura Dantis is the long-awaited companion to the three-volume verse translation by Allen Mandelbaum of Dante's Divine Comedy . Mandelbaum's translation, with facing original text and with illustrations by Barry Moser, has been praised by Robert Fagles as "exactly what we have waited for these years, a Dante with clarity, eloquence,... more...
- Lexington Books 2009; US$ 99.99
This book provides a comprehensive and detailed investigation of a major U.S. city, examining topics that include the economy, demographics, transportation, housing, and race. The book examines the changes that have occurred over the past three decades, exploring the factors associated with those changes and discussing future prospects. more...