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- Simon & Schuster 2007; US$ 16.00
The stunning story of one of America?s great disasters, a preventable tragedy of Gilded Age America, brilliantly told by master historian David McCullough. At the end of the nineteenth century, Johnstown, Pennsylvania, was a booming coal-and-steel town filled with hardworking families striving for a piece of the nation?s burgeoning industrial prosperity.... more...
- Globe Pequot Press 2015; US$ 15.99
Discovering Vintage Philadelphia is a guide to all of the city?s timeless classic spots that take you back in time. The book spotlights the charming stories that tell you what each place is like now and how it got that way. It includes indexes that let you choose the places you want to visit by neighborhood, by category, and?naturally?by era. ... more...
- Good Night Books 2011; US$ 4.99
Many of North America?s most beloved regions are artfully celebrated in these boardbooks designed to soothe children before bedtime while instilling an early appreciation for the continent?s natural and cultural wonders. Each book stars a multicultural group of people visiting the featured area?s attractions—such as the Rocky Mountains in Denver, the... more...
- Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 22.99
When four young men, slaves on Edward Gorsuch's Maryland farm, escaped to rural Pennsylvania in 1849, the owner swore he'd bring them back. Two years later, Gorsuch lay dead outside the farmhouse in Christiana where he'd tracked them down, as his federal posse retreated pell-mell before the armed might of local blacks--and the impact of the most notorious... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2005; US$ 35.00
Pennsylvania examines life in the early colony, including the growth of the colony under William Penn and the Quakers, the relationship with Native Americans, farming, printing presses, and the history of slavery in the colony. more...
- Presses de l''niversite du Quebec 1986; US$ 4.50
Passer de la dépendance à lautodéveloppement, tel est le défi quentend relever le Nicaragua.Pour ce faire, le nouvel État nicaraguayen entreprit en 1979 la transformation de ses structures sociales et économiques.Défi au développement régional analyse les nouvelles formes dexploitation... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 63.00
Plagued by political instability, economic hardships, and massacres of innocent men, women, and children, El Salvador has fought for freedom throughout the centuries. No other reference source captures the suffering and adversities this ever-evolving country has faced. El Salvador's tumultuous history and recent past are clearly documented in this... more...
- Transworld 2011; US$ 12.78
The Darién Gap is a place of legend. The only break in the Pan-American highway, which runs from Alaska to the tip of South America, it is an almost impregnable strip of swamp, jungle and cloud forest between the vast landmasses of North and South America. Stories of abduction and murder there are rife and in recent years more people have successfully... more...
- Algora Publishing 2011; US$ 23.95
The indigenous and Afro-descendant peoples along Nicaragua?s Caribbean Coast, once colonized by the British, have long sought to establish their autonomy vis-à-vis the dominant Spanish-influenced regions of the Pacific coast. The book provides a wide overview of the autonomy process by looking at the historical background of autonomy, claims to... more...
- Temple University Press 2011; US$ 45.50
This is a book about Philadelphia and about photography, but it is not the usual book about either. On one level, this is the pictorial story of a great industrial metropolis in transition. It is the story of a railroad city, a city of trolleys and subways and horse-drawn vehicles, as it gradually succumbed to the automobile. It is the story of... more...