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  • A Story of Seven Summersby Hilary Burden

    Allen & Unwin 2012; US$ 18.17

    From London journalist to owner of the historic, ramshackle Nun's Cottage and two alpacas (named Jack and Kerouac) and providore of local produce, this is Hilary Burden's journey. more...

  • Protestfreie Zonen?by Horst Meier

    BWV Berliner Wissenschafts-Verlag 2012; US$ 39.67

    Hauptbeschreibung Wer in Freiheit leben möchte, sollte bereit sein, ein kalkuliertes Risiko einzugehen. Das klingt nicht spektakulär. Doch man muss nur fragen, ob Hassprediger Meinungsfreiheit oder Rechtsradikale Versammlungsfreiheit genießen, ob mutmaßliche Terroristen mit einem "Feindstrafrecht" überzogen, ja gefoltert werden dürfen oder ob die... more...

  • American Exceptionalism in the Age of Obamaby Stephen Brooks

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 42.95

    The election of President Obama in 2008 and the apparent decline of American power in the world has rekindled an old and important debate. Is the United States exceptional in its values and institutions, as well as in the role that it is destined to play in world affairs? In this book, Stephen Brooks argues that American exceptionalism has been... more...

  • Dokumente zur Geschichte der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika.by Herbert Schambeck; Herbert Schambeck; Helmut Widder; Marcus Bergmann

    Duncker & Humblot 2007; US$ 81.68

    Hauptbeschreibung Die anlässlich des Kolumbus-Jahres im Jahre 1993 erschienene 1. Auflage dieser Anthologie hatte das Ziel, durch einen Rückblick auf die Geschichte der USA die Entwicklung der Vereinigten Staaten anhand wichtiger politischer und rechtlicher Dokumente nachzuzeichnen. Die lange demokratische Geschichte der USA im historischen Spannungsfeld... more...

  • A Few Bloody Nosesby Robert Harvey

    Constable & Robinson 2013; US$ 14.57

    Liberty against oppression, right against wrong - a clear message has come down to us about the origins of the American War of Independence, one of the founding events of the modern world. As with so many legends, the truth is somewhat different. In this revealing account, Robert Harvey overturns most of our assumptions about the causes of the... more...

  • Lope de Aguirre y la rebelión de los marañonesby Beatriz Pastor; Sergio Callau

    Edhasa 2011; US$ 4.97

    Pocas figuras han creado tanta literatura y controversia como la del conquistador Lope de Aguirre. Oscuro hidalgo, soldado resentido, loco peligroso y, con frecuencia, peligrosamente lúcido, su figura ilumina con luz dramática la cara más oscura de la conquista y del régimen colonial. Enrolado en una expedición que recorría el Amazonas en busca de... more...

  • Liminal Zonesby Kim Trevathan

    University of Tennessee Press 2013; US$ 26.95

         After the death of his paddling companion, a German shepherd–labrador retriever mix named Jasper, Kim Trevathan began a series of solitary upstream kayaking quests in search of what he calls “liminal zones,” transitional areas where dammed reservoirs give way to the current of the rivers that feed... more...

  • Three Golden Agesby Alf J. Mapp

    Madison Books 1998; US$ 37.99

    In this intriguing book, best-selling author Alf Mapp, Jr. explores three periods in Western history that exploded with creativity: Elizabethan England, Renaissance Florence, and America's founding. What enabled these societies to make staggering jumps in scientific knowledge, develop new political structures, or create timeless works of art? more...

  • Twilight of the Republicby Justin B. Litke

    The University Press of Kentucky 2013; US$ 50.00

    The uniqueness of America has been alternately celebrated and panned, emphasized and denied, for most of the country's history -- both by its own people and by visitors and observers from around the world. The idea of "American exceptionalism" tends to provoke strong feelings, but few are aware of the term's origins or understand its true meaning.... more...

  • Is Lighter Better?by Joanne L. Rondilla; Paul Spickard

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2007; US$ 24.99

    Colorism is defined as "discriminatory treatment of individuals falling within the same 'racial' group on the basis of skin color." That is, some people, particularly women, are treated better or worse on account of the color of their skin relative to other people who share their same racial category. Colorism affects Asian Americans from many different... more...