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  • Singing the Turtles to Seaby Gary Paul Nabhan; Harry W. Greene

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 45.00

    The Comcáac, or Seri Indians, are a native people living in the starkly beautiful and biologically rich desert of Sonora, Mexico. Reptiles of all kinds?lizards, crocodiles, snakes, and turtles?play a large role in Seri culture. Unfortunately, the long-term survival of the Comcáac and the future of many of these animals are uncertain. This book, written... more...

  • From Harlem with Loveby Joseph Holland

    Lantern Books 2012; US$ 9.99

    As a diplomat's son, star athlete, and Harvard Law School graduate, in the early 1980s, Joseph Holland had a world of opportunities awaiting him on Wall Street and in corporate America. Instead, Holland moved to the inner city, driven by a divine calling full of unfolding mystery and challenge. He found himself in Harlem during the nadir of its... more...

  • More New York Storiesby Constance Rosenblum

    NYU Press 2010; US$ 18.95

    What do Francine Prose, Suketu Mehta, and Edwidge Danticat have in common? Each suffers from an incurable love affair with the Big Apple, and each contributed to the canon of writing New York has inspired by way of the New York Times City Section, a part of the paper that once defined Sunday afternoon leisure for the denizens of the five boroughs.... more...

  • New York Storiesby Constance Rosenblum

    NYU Press 2005; US$ 19.95

    The City Section of The New York Times shows us "real New Yorkers". more...

  • Gentile New Yorkby Gil Ribak

    Rutgers University Press 2012; US$ 49.95

    The very question of ?what do Jews think about the goyim? has fascinated Jews and Gentiles, anti-Semites and philo-Semites alike. MThis critical look at the origins of Jewish liberalism in America provides a more complicated and nuanced picture of the Americanization process. Gentile New York examines these newcomers? evolving feelings toward non-Jews... more...

  • Mexico Today: An Encyclopedia of Life in the Republic [2 volumes]by Ana Paula Ambrosi; Silvia Zárate; Alex Saragoza

    ABC-CLIO 2012; US$ 191.00

    Viva Mexico! Border sharer. Major trade partner. Exporter of culture and citizens. Tourist destination. Mexico has always been of the utmost significance to the United States, with the shared 2,000-mile border, historical ties in mutual territory, and history of Mexican labor coming north and American tourists heading south. Fresh, current information... more...

  • Ed Koch and the Rebuilding of New York Cityby Jonathan Soffer

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 23.99

    In 1978, Ed Koch assumed control of a city plagued by filth, crime, bankruptcy, and racial tensions. In 1989, by the end of his mayoral run and despite the Wall Street crash of 1987, neighborhoods and infrastructure were being rebuilt. Unlike many American cities, Koch's New York was growing, not shrinking. Gentrification brought new businesses to... more...

  • Malcontents, Rebels, and Pronunciadosby Will Fowler

    UNP - Nebraska Paperback 2012; US$ 40.00

    Behind every pronunciamiento , a formal list of grievances designed to spark political change in nineteenth-century Mexico, was a disgruntled individual, rebel, or pronunciado . Initially a role undertaken by soldiers, a pronunciado rallied military communities to petition for local, regional, and even national interests. As the popularity of these... more...

  • Knickerbockerby Elizabeth L. Bradley

    Rutgers University Press 2009; US$ 26.95

    Deep within New York's compelling, sprawling history lives an odd, ornery Manhattan native named Diedrich Knickerbocker. The name may be familiar today: his story gave rise to generations of popular tributes?from a beer brand to a basketball team and more?but Knickerbocker himself has been forgotten. In fact, he was New York's first truly homegrown... more...

  • Viva Mexico!by Charles Flandrau

    Eland Publishing 2012; US$ 19.99

    Flandrau was a rich young American with an individual sense of humour and no prejudices, except against Western uniformity. His travel book, first published in 1908, is more than a ramble among the Mexican people. Based on his brother's coffee plantation, he spent the best part of five years in a country which he describes as 'one long carelessly written... more...