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  • General Benjamin Smithby Alan D. Watson

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 45.00

    This biography is about one of North Carolina's early governors, an advocate for public education in the post-Colonial period. Benjamin Smith (1757-1826) came from a distinguished South Carolina family and acquired enormous wealth in the Cape Fear region as a member of the planter class. Like his elite white peers, Smith was active in public life,... more...

  • Simon Bolivarby Ronald A Reis

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 36.00

    Born into a wealthy Venezuelan Creole family, Sim n Bol var grew up petulant, capricious, bossy, and accustomed to getting his own way at every turn. By the age of 22, however, he had matured to the point of committing to the liberation of northern South America from Spanish rule. To do so, the "George Washington" of Latin American independence,... more...

  • Guide to the Blue Ridge Parkwayby Victoria Logue; Frank Logue; Nichole Blouin

    Menasha Ridge Press 2010; US$ 14.99

    Flowing among the beautiful mountains and valleys of Virginia and North Carolina, the 469-mile-long Blue Ridge Parkway is a true American jewel. Built to expose motorists to nature as well as to preserve its beauty, the Parkway still delivers unrivaled beauty today. Guide to the Blue Ridge Parkway is filled with information useful to those traveling... more...

  • End of the Spearby Steve Saint

    Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. 2005; US$ 14.99

    2005 ECPA Retailer's Choice Award winner for best biography/autobiography! Steve Saint was five years old when his father, missionary pilot Nate Saint, was speared to death by a primitive Ecuadorian tribe. In adulthood, Steve, having left Ecuador for a successful business career in the United States, never imagined making the jungle his home again.... more...

  • The Cloud Gardenby Paul Winder; Tom Hart Dyke

    Transworld 2011; US$ 11.27

    The Darién Gap is a place of legend. The only break in the Pan-American highway, which runs from Alaska to the tip of South America, it is an almost impregnable strip of swamp, jungle and cloud forest between the vast landmasses of North and South America. Stories of abduction and murder there are rife and in recent years more people have successfully... more...

  • A Glorious Defeatby Timothy J. Henderson

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2008; US$ 15.99

    The war that was fought between the United States and Mexico from 1846 to 1848 was a major event in the history of both countries: it cost Mexico half of its national territory, opened western North America to U.S. expansion, and brought to the surface a host of tensions that led to devastating civil wars in both countries. Among generations of Latin... more...

  • National Integration and Contested Autonomyby Luciano Baracco

    Algora Publishing 2011; US$ 23.95

    The indigenous and Afro-descendant peoples along Nicaragua?s Caribbean Coast, once colonized by the British, have long sought to establish their autonomy vis-à-vis the dominant Spanish-influenced regions of the Pacific coast. The book provides a wide overview of the autonomy process by looking at the historical background of autonomy, claims to... more...

  • New Destination Dreamingby Helen Marrow

    Stanford University Press 2011; US$ 24.95

    New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles have long been shaped by immigration. These gateway cities have traditionally been assumed to be the major flashpoints in American debates over immigration policy?but the reality on the ground is proving different. Since the 1980s, new immigrants have increasingly settled in rural and suburban areas, particularly... more...

  • Still Philadelphiaby Fredric Miller

    Temple University Press 2011; US$ 45.50

    This is a book about Philadelphia and about photography, but it is not the usual book about either. On one level, this is the pictorial story of a great industrial metropolis in transition. It is the story of a railroad city, a city of trolleys and subways and horse-drawn vehicles, as it gradually succumbed to the automobile. It is the story of a... more...

  • The Reinvention of Mexicoby Gavin O'Toole

    Liverpool University Press 2010; US$ 125.00

    This book examines a sophisticated effort by radical economic reformers to change the ideology of nationalism in Mexico from 1988-94 and so “reinvent” the country in a way that was more friendly to their market policies, and responses to this by opposition parties. more...