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  • Making a Promised Landby Paula J. Massood

    Rutgers University Press 2013; US$ 26.95

    In Making a Promised Land , Paula J. Massood examines the interconnected histories of African American representation, urban life, and citizenship as documented in still and moving images of Harlem over the last century. She analyzes how photography and film have been used over time to make African American culture visible to itself and to a wider... more...

  • The Ultimate Book of New York Listsby Bert Randolph Sugar; C. N. Richardson

    Skyhorse Publishing 2009; US$ 12.95

    Where can you find New York City?s best hamburger? What are the ten best songs ever written about New York? The ten best books set in New York? Bert Randolph Sugar and some famous friends answer these burning questions, helping both New Yorkers and tourists learn what makes the greatest city on earth so great. With a foreword by legendary newspaperman... more...

  • Journal of the Plague Yearby Lloyd Constantine

    Skyhorse Publishing 2012; US$ 14.95

    The March 10, 2008, disclosure that Governor Eliot Spitzer had patronized prostitutes from the Emperors Club VIP sex ring shocked New Yorkers and his admirers around the world, who had celebrated Spitzer as the "Sheriff of Wall Street" and a likely future U.S. president. Ironically, one man's disillusionment with Spitzer had begun to disappear fifteen... more...

  • The Bare-toed Vaqueroby Peter J. Marchand

    University of New Mexico Press 2013; US$ 34.95

    Marchandâ??s photographs and text are both informative and intimate. His introduction to this little-known corner of Mexico will delight travelers and scholars alike. more...

  • Happenstanceby Robert Root

    University of Iowa Press 2013; US$ 25.00

    Reflecting on how a student’s parents met because of a fly ball to center field in a summer softball game, author Robert Root wondered how the lives of that student’s parents and of the student himself would have changed had the batter bunted or struck out. Haunted by this pure example of happenstance, he began to ponder his own existence,... more...

  • The Promised Landby Daniel Harris

    Birlinn 2013; US$ 10.14

    In 1998-99, Manchester United won the Premier League, the FA Cup and Champions League - the only team to accomplish such a feat in fifty-five years of trying. Whether that makes it the finest of all time is open to debate, but what is not is the status of the season: it is, simply and incontrovertibly, the finest ever enjoyed by an English team. And... more...

  • Telling Maya Tales: Tzotzil Identities in Modern Mexicoby Gary H. Gossen

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    Telling Maya Tales offers an experimental ethnographic portrait of the San Juan Chamula, the largest and most influential Maya community of Highland Chiapas, in the late twentieth century--the era of the Zapatistas. In this collection of essays, the author, whose field work in the area spans two generations of anthropological thought, explores several... more...

  • The Conquest of Mexicoby Serge Gruzinski

    Wiley 2014; US$ 36.95

    The Conquest of Mexico is a brilliant account of the Spanish conquest of Mexico, written from a new and unfamiliar angle. Gruzinski analyses the process of colonization that took place in native Indian societies over three centuries, focusing on disruptions to the Indian's memory, changes in their perception of reality, the spread of the European... more...

  • Maximilian and Carlotaby M. M. McAllen

    Trinity University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    In this new telling of Mexico?s Second Empire and Louis Napoléon?s installation of Maximilian von Habsburg and his wife, Carlota of Belgium, as the emperor and empress of Mexico, Maximilian and Carlota brings the dramatic, interesting, and tragic time of this six-year-siege to life. From 1861 to 1866, the French incorporated the armies of Austria,... more...

  • Mad Men's Manhattanby Mark P. Bernardo

    Roaring Forties Press 2010; US$ 4.95

    This book introduces readers—whether they are native New Yorkers or Mad Men fans who have never set foot in the city—to the places, both famous and not so famous, that play a role in the historical and dramatic tapestry of Mad Men, from the famous Madison Avenue ad agencies that inspired its setting to the taverns, restaurants, and hotels that host... more...