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- Andrews UK 2015; US$ 14.99
This is the astounding story of HMS Wager, driven ashore in foul weather onto the inhospitable coast of Patagonian Chile in 1741. Shipwreck was followed by murder, starvation, mutiny, and the fearful ordeal of 36 survivors out of about 140 men. Some were enslaved, some defected; many drowned. The captain shot one of his officers. There was an epic... more...
- University of Pittsburgh Press 2013; US$ 27.95
The economic reforms imposed by Augusto Pinochet?s regime (1973?1990) are often credited with transforming Chile into a global economy and setting the stage for a peaceful transition to democracy, individual liberty, and the recognition of cultural diversity. The famed economist Milton Friedman would later describe the transition as the ?Miracle of... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95
Often played down in favour of the larger competition for empire between England and France, the influence of the Spanish in English Carolina and the English in Spanish Florida created a rivalry that shaped the early history of colonial south-east America. This study is the first to tell the full story of this rivalry. more...
- University Press of Florida 2015; US$ 39.95
Henry Flagler's opulent Hotel Ponce de Leon drew worldwide praise from the day its elaborately carved doors opened in 1888. Built in the Spanish Renaissance Revival style, the architectural and engineering marvel featured the talents of a team of renowned artisans, including the designs of architects John Carrère, Thomas Hastings, and Bernard Maybeck,... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 39.95
Florida governor Reubin Askew memorably characterized a leader as ?someone who cares enough to tell the people not merely what they want to hear, but what they need to know.? It was a surprising statement for a contemporary politician to make, and, more surprising still, it worked. In The Politics of Trust: Reubin Askew and Florida in the 1970s ,... more...
- University of California Press 2003; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96
For many in Miami?s Cuban exile community, hating Fidel Castro is as natural as loving one?s children. This hatred, Miguel De La Torre suggests, has in fact taken on religious significance. In La Lucha for Cuba, De La Torre shows how Exilic Cubans, a once marginalized group, have risen to power and privilege?distinguishing themselves from other Hispanic... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2004; US$ 70.50
A portrait of postdictatorial Chile by one of that country?s most incisive cultural critics, Cultural Residues uses memoirs, photographs, art, and novels?the ?residues? of a culture?to analyze the political-cultural Chilean landscape in the wake of Augusto Pinochet?s seventeen-year military rule. According to Nelly Richard, such residual areas reveal... more...
- Atria Books 2007; US$ 19.95
A riotous journey through America's most controversial, beautifully unapproachable, and abused wilderness -- the Florida Everglades. In December 2000, President Clinton signed into law a $7.8 billion restoration plan for the Everglades that garnered national attention and has since become America's touchstone for environmental issues. Enter W. Hodding... more...
- Palm Island Press 2006; US$ 11.95
Detailing life in tiny, artsy, anything-goes Key Westwhere Broadway composers and bestselling authors live on the same funky blocks as housekeepers, bartenders, and tour guidesthis updated collection of essays and columns about island life features pieces that first appeared in the Miami Herald. Profiles of colorful characters such as an Italian... more...