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- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2014; US$ 10.95
Ideally suited for use in swift-moving surveys of World, Atlantic, and Latin American history, this abridgment of Ted Humphrey and Janet Burkes 2012 translation of the True History provides key excerpts from Diaz's text and concise summaries of omitted passages. Included in this edition is a new preface outlining the social, economic, and... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- Basic Books 2013; US$ 26.99
Theodore Roosevelt is best remembered as America?s prototypical “cowboy? president—a Rough Rider who derived his political wisdom from a youth spent in the untamed American West. But while the great outdoors certainly shaped Roosevelt?s identity, historian Edward P. Kohn argues that it was his hometown of New York that made him the progressive president... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 43.95
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...
- NYU Press 2013; US$ 89.00
After all the green beer has been poured and the ubiquitous shamrocks fade away, what does it mean to be Irish American besides St. Patricks Day? Whos Your Paddy traces the evolution of "Irish" as a race-based identity in the U.S. from the 19th century to the present day. Exploring how the Irish have been and continue... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95
Situating post-WWII New York literature within the material context of American urban history, this work analyzes how literary movements such as the Beat Generation, the New York poets and Black Arts Moment criticized the spatial restructuring of post-WWII New York City. more...
- Titletown Publishing, LLC 2013; US$ 16.95
Riveting and breath-taking, sole flood disaster survivor, Pancho Quintana, takes one last breath before the rushing flood waters inside Antelope Canyon submerge him and a female tourist. In the end, 11 tourists he was hired to lead through the canyon would perish as the freak flood welled up and swallowed the temporary inhabitants. ... more...
- 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...