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- Independent Institute 2009; US$ 15.99
Profiling each president on the merits of their policies and on the core principles of peace, prosperity, and liberty, this ranking system takes a distinctly new approach. Historians and scholars have long tended to respect the war heroes and men who have succeeded in expanding the power of the executive office. However, this new examination cuts... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2012; US$ 14.99
From wartime England to Nixon?s America and beyond, Cynthia Helms was witness to some of the seminal events of our time?Vietnam, Watergate, and especially the demoralization of the CIA in the 1970s for political purposes. Opening with her feminist ?epiphany? in 1968 (the annus horribilus as she describes it) that led her to end her first marriage... more...
- Down East Books 2009; US$ 49.99
Frederick Law Olmsted and others saw the landscape as it was and enhanced it, instead of imposing rigid design upon it. Groundbreaking landscape architects Beatrix Farrand and Fletcher Steele, among others, were brought to Maine by patrons, and the resulting public parks, campuses, institutional grounds, and private estates remain a priceless legacy.... more...
- University of California Press 2013; US$ 29.95
For the city?s first two hundred years, the story told at Washington DC?s symbolic center, the National Mall, was about triumphant American leaders. Since 1982, when the Vietnam Veterans Memorial was dedicated, the narrative has shifted to emphasize the memory of American wars. In the last thirty years, five significant war memorials have been built... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 95.00
Examining the political legacies of the Duvalier period and after, and revisiting the work of the late David Nicholls, Politics and Power in Haiti provides some of the keys to understanding the turbulent world of Haitian politics and the persistent challenges at home and from abroad which have distorted development. more...
- Sevenseahorse 2013; US$ 7.99
Enter the fascinating world of hundreds of free-flying Caribbean Flamingos, introduced by Sir Richard Branson into a most extraordinary setting, his home island, Necker, in the British Virgin Islands. Determined to reestablish a hardy flamingo presence in the Virgin Islands after man extirpated this native bird as recently as the 1960s, two natural... more...
- Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 22.99
In Free and French in the Caribbean, John Walsh studies the writings of Toussaint Louverture and Aimé Césaire to examine how they conceived of and narrated two defining events in the decolonializing of the French Caribbean: the revolution that freed the French colony of Saint-Domingue in 1803 and the departmentalization of Martinique and other French... more...
- Taylor Trade Publishing 2010; US$ 18.99
Author/photographer Gottlieb turns his lens to the nation's capital?perhaps the most photographed city on earth. Through Gottlieb's remarkable eye, Washington, D.C. is portrayed in all seasons, at all times of day, and in every subtle variation of light. These photographs provide an interpretation of our nation's capital that is both stirring and joyful,... more...