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- Nachtschatten Verlag 2012; US$ 10.49
Seit fast 3000 Jahren verwenden die Ureinwohner Amerikas Peyote in Zeremonien als geistige und körperliche Medizin. Über diesen meskalinhaltigen Kaktus wurden schon viele Berichte verfasst und enorm viel geforscht. Dieses einzigartige Fachbuch ist nun endlich in Deutsch erschienen. Mit einem Vorwort von Dr. Dicht, einem Kakteen-fachmann aus der Schweiz... more...
Von Wilden und wahrhaft Wilden: Wahrnehmungen der "Neuen Welt" in ausgewählten europäischen Reiseberichten und Chroniken des 16. JahrhundertsDiplomica Verlag 2012; US$ 32.65
Die Entdeckung Amerikas und die epochale technische Innovation des Buchdruckes veränderten das menschliche Weltverständnis. So war die Entdeckung der Neuen Welt weit mehr als eine geographische Erweiterung des Horizonts. Zusammen mit dem neuen Kommunikationsmittel, dem Buchdruck, veränderten sie das Weltbild, beflügelten die Phantasie der Europäer... more...
- Elliott & Thompson 2015; US$ 6.77
If they could see us today, our forefathers would be spluttering into their pint glasses, wondering where it all went wrong. Happy to be spoon-fed on a diet of blandness, buzzwords and uniformity, in the last 20 years our society has become more insular, selfish and ignorant than ever before. Welcome to the new super-sized, dumbed-down Britain. Covering... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 1957; US$ 67.50
"The Karluk had disappeared. Whether the vessel had freed itself from the ice and steamed eastward, or whether, still imprisoned, it had been carried by the ice westward, we could not know. In any case it was gone, leaving our hunting party of six men marooned on a sandy islet surrounded by thin ice and open water. The wind finally died away,... more...
- The Floating Press 1918; US$ 7.99
The Education of Henry Adams is the autobiography of the Bostonian Henry Adams. As he approached his seventieth birthday when "the mind wakes to find itself looking blankly into the void of death," Adams wrote and privately printed 100 copies of his "Education", a reflection on the incredible events of the 19th century. Adams meditates... more...
- The Floating Press 2009; US$ 5.99
Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom details the escape of Ellen and William Craft from slavery in Georgia in the United States. Well publicized at the time, the married couple became celebrities in the abolitionist struggle. Their daring and risky plan meant passing the light-skinned Ellen off as a white male traveling with 'his' slave, William,... more...
- The Floating Press 1901; US$ 4.50
Delve into the turbulent roots of race relations in the United States with this inspirational account from Booker T. Washington, a one-time slave who became an important advocate for African-American education and founded several well-known institutions of higher learning, including the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. Up From Slavery details Washington's... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.00
The story of the rise to prominence of America's most influential black leader. Join Jesse on his extraordinary journey across the American political landscape -- from his days as a young civil rights activist working with Martin Luther King, Jr., to his two riveting campaigns for president. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...
- The Floating Press 2010; US$ 3.99
Despite the fact that Abraham Lincoln is widely regarded as one of the most historically significant figures in American politics, many details about his personal life remain shrouded in mystery. In this probing biography, author Henry Ketcham provides a detailed look at Lincoln's life and rise to prominence. more...