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- Saddleback Educational Publishing 2012; US$ 10.95
These traditional reads are brimming with spirited characters and positive values--but with a little extra excitement and bite, so hold on to your hats! Written expressly for the middle grade struggling reader, the series does not contain strong language, edgy themes, or dysfunctional families. In fact, family is the main theme of these titles. And... more...
- Sourcebooks 2012; US$ 18.99
Behind the White House's impressive facade lies the long history of the men who have lived and governed within it's walls. From births to deaths, weddings to funerals, the White House has seen it all. In Best Little Stories from the White House, author C. Brian Kelly takes us on a tour of the White House's fascinating history, giving us a glimpse... more...
- Gerald Duckworth & Co 2011; US$ 11.99
Haiti is the definitive account of the ruling Duvalier family and its legacy. In 1803, the enslaved people of Haiti vanquished their French masters after a bloody war which left thousands dead. In 1986, Haitians celebrated another victory, as Baby Doc Duvalier fled to France, ending three decades of brutal dictatorship. The Duvalier regime slaughtered... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 29.95
The Formative Period in Alabama, 1815-1828 is a beautifully crafted history of the evolution of the state written by Thomas Perkins Abernethy in 1922. The work shows how Alabama grew out of the Mississippi Territory and discusses the economic and political development during the years just before and just after Alabama became a state. Abernethy?s... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 45.00
In 2006, Fidel Castro yielded power over Cuba to his younger brother Raul, making him the first new president of the island nation in nearly five decades. Since then, Raul has ushered in many changes and reforms, including allowing open criticism of the government, lifting the ban on personal electronics like cell phones and computers, and allowing... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 36.00
Immortalized in fashion, film, and music, Ernesto "Che" Guevara was a trained doctor, writer, military leader, and revolutionary?more than just a man emblazoned on a T-shirt. When he was a young medical student, Guevara traveled throughout South America, where he witnessed people living in terrible poverty. After, Guevara became a radical... more...
- Editorial Mazatlán 2010; US$ 19.95
More than a straightforward compendium of people, places, events, and dates involved in the Mexican Revolution, this reference is designed as a guide to the basic sources, allowing readers to draw upon the best of modern scholarship on the topic. A complete, chronological listing of the persons and events of the revolution, it begins with the births... more...
- Springer Netherlands 2008; US$ 152.41
Social structures in Amazonian life are discussed in this comprehensive overview of Amazon peasant societies. Written from empirical research and long-term field work, this volume illustrates facets of Amazonian societies from health to history. more...
- Marshall Cavendish 2011; US$ 12.75
CultureShock! Argentina brings you more than a few steps closer to the country, the people and the culture. Most importantly, it is your survival guide to living there. Argentina is more than just footballer Diego Maradona or beautiful Buenos Aires which more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 45.00
This book features biographies of 32 of the most notable figures in Latin American history. To the 23 individuals from the first edition, consisting mostly of revolutionary, political, and military figures of the past, are added nine new biographies of contemporary Latin American presidents, providing an updated view of the region's leadership.... more...