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- 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...
- Hunter Publishing 2012; US$ 7.99
Fire Island is a haven for everyone and a special place for the author - she met her husband here 35 years ago. A pencil-thin barrier beach 32 miles long, Fire Island extends from Robert Moses State Park in the west to Moriches Inlet in the east. The island runs parallel to the South Shore of Long Island and protects it from the... more...
- Hunter Publishing 2013; US$ 4.99
The lure of isolated beaches rimmed with palm trees brought John Huston to Puerto Vallarta in the 1960s to film Night of the Iguana. His cast included Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. While working, the two fell in love. Their story became one of the great love stories of that century.This romance resulted in thousands of people swarming to the... more...
- Hunter Publishing 2012; US$ 5.99
South of Veracruz looms the state of Oaxaca. Highway 17 from Veracruz pushes right into its northern half, unmindful of the mountains that rise up, the vegetation that looms closer and greener, or the wildlife that diversifies and multiplies, as the population thins out. Oaxaca's northern half is wild and remote - mountains and cloud forests, inhabited... more...
- Campus Verlag 2014; US$ 29.57
16. August 1519: Hernán Cortés, begleitet von wenigen Hundert Soldaten, beginnt seinen Marsch nach Tenochtitlan, der Hauptstadt der Azteken. In der Folge gelingt es ihm in kürzester Zeit, das Reich Moctezumas zu erobern ? dieses welthistorische Ereignis begründet die spanische Kolonialherrschaft in Amerika. <br> 23. Januar 1520: Eine portugiesische... more...
- Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 45.42
Don Luis de Carvajal y de la Cueva, der erste Gouverneur des Nuevo Reino de León/Neuspanien, und seine Familie finden meist nur als prominente Beispiele für die Geschichte der Judenverfolgung in Spanischamerika bzw. der Geschichte der überseeischen Inquisition Erwähnung. Die Frauen in der Familie Carvajal werden, wenn sie überhaupt berücksichtigt werden,... more...
- Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014; US$ 75.70
In January 2011, the David and Jemima Jeselsohn Epigraphic Center for Jewish History held its second international conference at Bar-Ilan University, dedicated to the memory of Professor Hanan Eshel, the founding academic director of the center who passed away on April 8th, 2010. This collection of articles, traces, when taken together, daily lifein... more...
- Lyons Press 2012; US$ 23.99
The funny, insightful, and inspiring story of a 1960s campus radical turned corporate PR man who finds himself, along with his fellow baby boomers, in a place called ?Too Young to Retire and Too Old to Hire? James S. Kunen?author of The Strawberry Statement, an account of the 1968 student uprising at Columbia University?chronicles his adventures... more...
- Eland Publishing 2014; US$ 14.57
Mexico, through the eyes of Sybille Bedford, is a country of passion and paradox: arid desert and shrieking jungle, harsh sun and deep shadow, violence and sentimentality. In her frank descriptions of the horrors of travel- trapped in a broiling stationary train, or in a bus with a dead fish against her face- she gains our trust. But it is the charmed... more...
- Globe Pequot Press 2013; US$ 15.99
As Manhattan succumbs to the big chain stores and tourist traps that come with the modern age, it struggles to maintain its storied identity. Fortunately for locals and visitors alike, a number of classic restaurants, shops and other establishments still thrive today that evoke the unique charm of the city. From The Four Seasons to Serendipity... more...