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  • The Mythical Indies and Columbus's Apocalyptic Letterby Elizabeth Moore Willingham

    Sussex Academic Press 2015; US$ 129.99

    With his letter of 1493 to the court of Spain, Christopher Columbus heralded his first voyage to the present-day Americas, creating visions that seduced the European imagination and birthing a fascination with those ?new? lands and their inhabitants. Columbus?s epistolary announcement travelled from country to country in a late-medieval media event,... more...

  • A Book of Voyagesby Patrick O?Brian

    HarperCollins Publishers 2013; US$ 18.14

    An anthology of 17th and 18th century travel writing that inspired the hugely popular Aubrey/Maturin series, collected and introduced by Patrick O?Brian, beautifully repackaged to mark the centenary of his birth. more...

  • The Frontier in American Historyby Frederick Jackson Turner

    Open Road Media 2015; US$ 0.99

    A fascinating exploration of American identity by one of the most influential historians and thinkers of the twentieth century According to Frederick Jackson Turner, the distinct qualities of the American character are inseparable from the idea of the frontier. One of the nation?s most influential historians, Turner sets forth his ?frontier thesis?... more...

  • The Portuguese in the Creole Indian Oceanby Fernando Rosa

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00

    This monograph is an exploration of the historical legacy of the Portuguese in the Indian Ocean, in particular in Goa, Macau, Melaka, and Malabar. Instead of fixing the gaze on either the colonial or the indigenous, it attempts to scrutinise a creole space that is rooted in Indian Ocean cosmopolitanism. more...

  • These Chivalrous Brothersby David Sunderland

    John Hunt Publishing 2016; US$ 8.99

    The story of the 1882 Palmer Sinai Expedition, a spying and terrorist mission that ended in the murder of its participants and was one of the great cause célèbre of the nineteenth century. more...

  • Gateway to Yellowstoneby Lee Whittlesey; Lee H. Whittlesey

    TwoDot 2015; US$ 17.99

    The town of Cinnabar, Montana, no longer exists, but when it did, it served as the immediate railroad gateway for a generation of visitors to Yellowstone National Park. Visitors passed through its streets from September 1, 1883, through June 15, 1903, on their way to "Wonderland" when Cinnabar was a raucous Wild-West town, and this book tells the... more...

  • Anthony Dalton 2-Book Bundleby Anthony Dalton

    Dundurn 2016; US$ 14.99

    A special 2-book bundle of Anthony Dalton?s outstanding writing on Canada?s polar regions, their history, and their greatest explorers. Includes: River Rough, River Smooth and Arctic Naturalist more...

  • The Description of the Worldby Marco Polo; Sharon Kinoshita

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2016; US$ 12.95

    Composed in a prison cell in 1298 by Venetian merchant Marco Polo and Arthurian romance writer Rustichello of Pisa, The Description of the World relates Polo's experiences in Asia and at the court of Qubilai, the Great Khan of the Mongol Empire. In addition to a new translation based on the Franco-Italian "F" manuscript of Polo's text, this edition... more...

  • Captain James Carlinby Colin Carlin; William N. Jr. Still

    University of South Carolina Press 2016; US$ 34.99

    A unique portrait of one of the most successful blockade runners who brought vital supplies to Confederate forces more...

  • The Indian and Pacific Correspondence of Sir Joseph Banks, 1768?1820, Volume 5by Neil Chambers

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 200.00

    Following his participation in James Cook's circumnavigation in HMS Endeavour (1768-71), Joseph Banks developed an extensive global network of scientists and explorers. His correspondence shows how he developed effective working links with the British Admiralty and with the generation of naval officers who sailed after Cook. more...