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  • Speaking Ill of the Dead: Jerks in Idaho Historyby Randy Stapilus

    TwoDot 2015; US$ 15.99

    Speaking Ill of the Dead: Jerks in Idaho History features fourteen short profiles of notorious bad guys, perpetrators of mischief, visionary if misunderstood thinkers, and other colorful antiheroes from the history of the Gem State. It reveals the dark side of some well-known and even revered characters from Idaho?s past?both part-time Jerks and... more...

  • Thirstyby Marc Weingarten

    Rare Bird Books 2015; US$ 9.99

    Thirsty is an exploration of Los Angeles' storied history in regards to water. Starting with William Mullholland and his aqueducts, through the 1926 collapse of the St. Francis Dam, which killed hundreds, and on through to the profound implications Los Angeles' path has for today. Where Marc Reiser's seminal 1986 book Cadillac Desert started,... more...

  • My Train to Freedomby Ivan A. Backer

    Skyhorse Publishing 2016; US$ 22.99

    The breathtaking memoir by a member of Nicky?s family,? a group of 669 Czechoslovakian children who escaped the Holocaust through Sir Nicholas Winton?s Kindertransport project, My Train to Freedom relates the trials and achievements of award-winning humanitarian and former Episcopal priest, Ivan Backer. As Backer recounts in his memoir, in May... more...

  • Lafayette in Two Worldsby Lloyd S. Kramer

    The University of North Carolina Press 2000; US$ 29.99

    Lloyd Kramer offers a new interpretation of the cultural and political significance of the career of the Marquis de Lafayette, which spanned the American Revolution, the French Revolutions of 1789 and 1830, and the Polish Uprising of 1830-31. Moving beyond traditional biography, Kramer traces the wide-ranging influence of Lafayette's public and personal... more...

  • The Patrician Tribuneby W. Jeffrey Tatum

    The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 27.99

    Publius Clodius Pulcher was a prominent political figure during the last years of the Roman Republic. Born into an illustrious patrician family, his early career was sullied by military failures and especially by the scandal that resulted from his allegedly disguising himself as a woman in order to sneak into a forbidden religious ceremony in the hope... more...

  • Your Friend Forever, A. Lincolnby Charles B. Strozier

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 34.99

    In the spring of 1837, a long, gawky, ugly, shapeless man? walked into Joshua Speed?s dry-goods store and asked for supplies for a bed. He couldn?t afford the price, but Speed was taken with the visitor, who threw such charm around him? and betrayed a perfect naturalness.? He could act no part but his own,? Speed later wrote. He copied no one either... more...

  • The First Naziby Will Brownell; Denise Drace-Brownell; Alex Rovt

    Counterpoint 2016; US$ 29.99

    [T]he authors deliver a chilling, well-researched biography that opens a whole new window on the world wars and the German psyche at the time.?Kirkus A brilliant tactician and an abysmally poor politician and strategist, Ludendorff summed up the strengths and weaknesses of the German General Staff. His is a fascinating story of talent, discipline,... more...

  • Kindheit in der Schweiz. Erinnerungenby Erwin Künzli; Patrizia Huber

    Limmat Verlag 2015; US$ 28.99

    Ein Lesebuch zu Schweizer Kindheit ab 1870: Autorinnen und Autoren aus allen Landesteilen erinnern sich. Sie waren Wunschkinder, aber manchmal auch ein Esser zu viel. Sie wuchsen an der Zürcher Goldküste auf oder im hintersten Walliser Bergtal, im Dorf, in der Stadt, auf dem Bauernhof. Sie waren Kinder von Fabrikbesitzern, Bäckern, Pfarrern, Arbeitern,... more...

  • The Great Impostorby Robert Crichton

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2016; US$ 8.99

    The fantastic lives and careers of Ferdinand Waldo Demara make a fantastic irony of the platitude that truth is stranger than fiction. For with Ferdinand Demara, truth is fiction. Demara wanted to be a hero, to lead an epic life dedicated to the benefit of others, and to gain adulation for himself, and he did all those things by lying to others... more...

  • Stories from Suburban Roadby Thomas Arthur Hungerford

    Fremantle Press 2016; US$ 9.99

    T.A.G. Hungerford?s highly acclaimed, bestselling autobiographical short stories recount his childhood in semi-rural suburbia in the 1920s and 1930s. Bird-nesting and school days, crabbing and swimming in the Swan River, Chinese market gardens and the old corner store are all brought to life through the eyes of an inquisitive, adventurous boy. ABOUT... more...