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  • The King's Two Bodiesby Ernst Kantorowicz; Conrad Leyser; William Chester Jordan

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 29.95

    Originally published in 1957, this classic work has guided generations of scholars through the arcane mysteries of medieval political theology. Throughout history, the notion of two bodies has permitted the post mortem continuity of monarch and monarchy, as epitomized by the statement, "The king is dead. Long live the king." In The King's Two Bodies... more...

  • Aviation Pioneers of Canada 7-Book Bundleby Peter Pigott

    Dundurn 2016; US$ 44.99

    From the Avro Arrow and the Silver Dart to the adventurers and visionaries who pushed Canadian airways to new heights, aviation expert Peter Pigott covers over a century of Canadian flight with his trademark breezy style in this special 7-book bundle full of incredible historical photographs. more...

  • Cuba's Baseball Defectorsby Peter C. Bjarkman

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 35.99

    Peter C. Bjarkman has traveled to all corners of Cuba covering baseball, from their early Olympic baseball triumphs to the recent domestic economic crises that have spurred an increasing number of Cuban stars to abandon their homeland. Having enjoyed rare access and personally knowing most of the top Cuban stars, Bjarkman reveals the complete story... more...

  • The End of American Childhoodby Paula S. Fass

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 29.95

    The End of American Childhood takes a sweeping look at the history of American childhood and parenting, from the nation's founding to the present day. Renowned historian Paula Fass shows how, since the beginning of the American republic, independence, self-definition, and individual success have informed Americans' attitudes toward children. But... more...

  • Lift Your Spiritsby Elizabeth M. Williams; Chris McMillian; Dale DeGroff

    LSU Press 2016; US$ 22.50

    The Sazerac, the Hurricane, and the absinthe glass of Herbsaint are among the many well-known creations native to New Orleans's longstanding drinking culture. But more than vehicles for alcohol, the cocktails and spirits that complement the city's culinary prowess are each a token of its history. In every bar-side toast or street-corner daiquiri you... more...

  • Cuba and the U.S. Empireby Jane Franklin; Noam Chomsky

    Monthly Review Press 2016; US$ 21.25

    The 1959 Cuban Revolution remains one of the signal events of modern political history. A tiny island, once a de facto colony of the United States, declared its independence, not just from the imperial behemoth ninety miles to the north, but also from global capitalism itself. Cuba?s many achievements ? in education, health care, medical technology,... more...

  • Inside Hamilton's Museumsby John Goddard

    Dundurn 2016; US$ 9.99

    Take a journey through Hamilton?s past by way of the houses, heritage museums, and historic sites. Learn about founders, families, wars, and politics through tours of the grounds and houses and a discussion of some of the most prized possessions contained therein. more...

  • Terry Boyle's Discover Ontario 5-Book Bundleby Terry Boyle

    Dundurn 2016; US$ 29.99

    Terry Boyle returns with five must-read guides to Ontario's hidden surprises! Includes: Discover Ontario Hidden Ontario Haunted Ontario Haunted Ontario 3 Haunted Ontario 4 more...

  • Historical Dictionary of the Dominican Republicby Eric Paul Roorda

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 104.99

    The Historical Dictionary of the Dominican Republic contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 500 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers,... more...

  • Displaying Womenby Maureen E. Montgomery

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 45.95

    Displaying Women explores the role of women in the representation of leisure in turn-of-the-century New York. To see and be seen--on Fifth Avenue and Broadway, in Central Park, and in the fashionable uptown hotels and restaurants--was one of the fundamental principles in the display aesthetic of New York's fashionable society. Maureen E. Montgomery... more...