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  • Die Andenby Axel Borsdorf; Christoph Stadel

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2013; US$ 69.99

    Bodenschätze, die überwältigenden Naturschönheiten,  die Vielfalt scheinbar intakter Kulturen, wirtschaftliche Vielfalt - das sind Stichwörter, die man gemeinhin mit den Anden verbindet. Erstmals seit Jahrzehnten wird eine Gesamtschau eines Erdraums  versucht, der durch die längste Gebirgskette der Erde verbunden ist. In diesem Raum von außerordentlicher... 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...

  • Plutarco Elías Calles and the Mexican Revolutionby Jürgen Buchenau

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2006; US$ 43.99

    The only substantive study of Plutarco Elías Calles and the Mexican Revolution, this book traces the remarkable life story of a complex and little-understood, yet key figure in Mexico's history. Jürgen Buchenau draws on a rich array of archival evidence from Mexico, the United States, and Europe to explore Calles's origins and political trajectory,... more...

  • Hope and Frustrationby Carlos B. Gil

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1991; US$ 97.99

    This volume aims to spotlight six of contemporary Mexico's most important opposition figures. In-depth interviews conducted by Carlos B. Gil introduce the reader to such increasingly influential leaders as Jesus Gonzalez Schmal, of the conservative PAN; Cuauhtemoc Cardenas, the most successful opposition candidate in Mexico's history; and Jorge Alcocer... more...

  • Gotham at Warby Edward K. Spann

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2002; US$ 33.99

    Gotham at War is an accessible, entertaining account of America's biggest and most powerful urban center during the Civil War. New York City mobilized an enthusiastic but poorly trained military force during the first month of the war that helped protect Washington, D.C., from Confederate capture. Its strong financial support for the national government... more...

  • Telling Maya Talesby 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 US$ 32.02

    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...

  • Mad Men's Manhattanby Mark P. Bernardo

    Roaring Forties Press 2010; US$ 4.99

    This book introduces readerswhether they are native New Yorkers or Mad Men fans who have never set foot in the cityto 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...

  • Women of Privilegeby Susan Gillotti

    Chicago Review Press 2013; US$ 17.99

    Women of Privilege traces the decline of a once-privileged Hudson River Valley family whose neighbors were Vanderbilts, Delanos, and Roosevelts. Based on diaries and journals, and written by a family descendant, it combines biography and memoir with social history. more...

  • Emotions and Daily Life in Colonial Mexicoby Javier Villa-Flores; Sonya Lipsett-Rivera

    University of New Mexico Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    The history of emotions is a new approach to social history, and this book is the first in English to systematically examine emotions in colonial Mexico. more...