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- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2005; US$ 32.99
Many of us grew up hearing our parents exclaim 'you are driving me to the poorhouse!' or remember the card in the Monopoly game which says 'Go to the Poorhouse! Lose a Turn!' Yet most Americans know little or nothing of this institution that existed under a variety of names for approximately three hundred years of American history. Exploring the history... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 33.95
Helen Keller and her teacher, Annie Sullivan, remain two of the best-known American women. But few people know how Sullivan came to her role as teacher of the deaf and blind Keller. Contrasting their lives with Franklin Benjamin Sanborn, the era's prominent abolitionist, this book sheds light on the gender and disability expectations that affected... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 29.95
This unique book depicts the stories of Americans born in poverty, who achieved national or international fame. Accessible to students and lay readers, this scholarly study describes poverty as a disability that typically stunts important areas of growth in childhood. Wagner shows how poverty hampers individuals and groups for their entire lives, even... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 48.95
David Wagner explores the lives of poor people during the three decades after the Civil War, using a unique treasure of biographies of people who were (at one point in time) inmates in a large almshouse, combined with genealogical and other official records to follow their later lives. Ordinary People develops a more fluid picture of "poverty" as people's... more...
- Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96
This lavishly illustrated guide will enable you to identify the caterpillars of nearly 700 butterflies and moths found east of the Mississippi. The more than 1,200 color photographs and two dozen line drawings include numerous exceptionally striking images. The giant silk moths, tiger moths, and many other species covered include forest pests, common... more...
- Oceanview Publishing 2010; US$ 9.99
Thrillers: 100 Must-Reads features 100 works - from Beowulf to The Bourne Identity, Dracula to Deliverance, Heart of Darkness to The Hunt for Red October - deemed must-reads by the International Thriller Writers organization. more...
- Chronicle Books LLC 2010; US$ 13.99
Bears. Avalanches. Grill fires. The great outdoors is packed with perils, so be prepared from the moment you lace up your boots. With detailed instructions on how to get out of every kind of trouble in the wild, this new, dynamic almanac format in the best-selling Worst-Case Scenario series provides maximum protectionand gives you something scary to... more...
- Watkins Media Ltd 2015; US$ 10.99
You deserve the best of life. And your life deserves the best of you. What does it mean to be a powerful happy man in today?s world? What does it take for a man to know himself, know his mission in life, and live a life of strength, honor, and wisdom? Learning to be a good man used to be part of our culture; sons learned from fathers, nephews... more...
- University Press of Mississippi 2011; US$ 35.00
More than any other male movie star, the refined Clifton Webb (1889?1966) caused the movie-going public to change its image of a leading man. In a day when leading men were supposed to be strong, virile, and brave, Clifton Webb projected an image of flip, acerbic arrogance. He was able to play everything from a decadent columnist ( Laura ) to a fertile... more...