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  • The Emergence of Everythingby Harold J. Morowitz

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 13.99

    Framing the West argues that photography was intrinsic to British territorial expansion and settlement on the northwest coast. Williams shows how male and female settlers used photography to establish control over the territory and its indigenous inhabitants, as well as how native peoples eventually turned the technology to their own purposes. Photographs... more...

  • Falling Roomby Eli Hastings

    University of Nebraska Press 2006; US$ 17.95

    A tale of how one young man matures through the sometimes violent blessing of social change and finds himself - and a sense of purpose - through the loss of innocence and naivete, the Seattle of his youth, and his father. more...

  • The Oregon Trailby David Dary

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 35.00

    A major one-volume history of the Oregon Trail from its earliest beginnings to the present, by a prize-winning historian of the American West. Starting with an overview of Oregon Country in the early 1800s, a vast area then the object of international rivalry among Spain, Britain, Russia, and the United States, David Dary gives us the whole sweeping... more...

  • Remember the Alamoby Alison Rattle; Allison Vale

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00

    From pilgrims to pioneers to flappers . . . from Plymouth Rock to Pearl Harbor?the history of America in bite-size chunks How did the conquistadors first stumble across America?and what were the Spanish looking for anyway? What was the Dred Scott Supreme Court case and how did it affect the Civil War? And while some of us may indeed remember the Alamo,... more...

  • A Companion to American Technologyby Carroll Pursell

    Wiley 2008; US$ 243.95

    "These essays serve the purpose of establishing a base of information for the reader to better understand the process of technology, how it is defined, and how it can be traced throughout the history of the nation ... An excellent collection." Journal of Southern History <!--end--> "The very breadth of the subject matter and analytical... more...

  • America's Backyardby Grace Livingstone

    Zed Books 2009; US$ 32.95

    The United States has shaped Latin American history, condemning it to poverty and inequality by intervening to protect the rich and powerful. America’s Backyard tells the story of that intervention. Using newly declassified documents, Grace Livingstone reveals the US role in the darkest periods of Latin American history, including Pinochet’s... more...

  • Death On The Iceby Cassie Brown

    Doubleday Canada 2010; US$ 14.95

    Each year, for generations, poor, ill-clad Newfoundland fisherman sailed out 'to the ice' to hunt seals in the hope of a few penniew in wages from the prosperous merchants of St. John's.  The year 1914 witnessed the worst in the long line of tragedies that were part of their harsh way of life. For two long, freezing days and nights a party of seal... more...

  • Into the Blueby Andrea Curtis

    Random House of Canada 2010; US$ 22.00

    Award-winning journalist Andrea Curtis explores the shadows cast over her family by a century-old shipwreck and uncovers the tragedy, disaster and promise of early life on the Great Lakes. Every family has a story, passed down through generations. For Andrea Curtis that story is the wreck of the SS J.H. Jones. In 1906, the late-November swells of... more...

  • Art and Politicsby Sarah Jennings

    Dundurn 2009; US$ 24.99

    This is the story of the creation and first four decades of one of Canadas pre-eminent cultural organizations. Written in a documentary style and enriched by the personal memories of those who participated in it, Art and Politics documents the history of Canadas National Arts Centre. more...

  • Treasonby David Nevin

    Tom Doherty Associates 2007; US$ 8.99

    This is a story of ambitions and dreams shattered. It is a tale of intrigue and greed, surrounding the powerful figures in history, who are unable to see the consequences of their visions. It is the story of a young democracy. more...