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  • Washingtonby Tom Lewis

    Basic Books 2015; US$ 40.00

    A renowned historian presents an authoritative and colorful history of Washington, D.C., the idealistic and contradictory city more...

  • Gowanusby Joseph Alexiou

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 24.00

    For more than 150 years, Brooklyn?s Gowanus Canal has been called a cesspool, an industrial dumping ground, and a blemish on the face of the populous borough?as well as one of the most important waterways in the history of New York harbor. Yet its true origins, man-made character, and importance to the city have been largely forgotten.    Now,... more...

  • Loveby Beth Kephart

    Temple University Press 2015; US$ 24.50

    Philadelphia has been at the heart of many books by award-winning author Beth Kephart, but none more so than the affectionate collection Love. This volume of personal essays and photographs celebrates the intersection of memory and place. Kephart writes lovingly, reflectively about what Philadelphia means to her. She muses about meandering on SEPTA... more...

  • Unsettledby Eric Tang

    Temple University Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    After surviving the Khmer Rouge genocide, followed by years of confinement to international refugee camps, as many as 10,000 Southeast Asian refugees arrived in the Bronx during the 1980s and ?90s. Unsettled chronicles the unfinished odyssey of Bronx Cambodians, closely following one woman and her family for several years as they survive yet resist... more...

  • Stars Fell on Alabamaby Carl Carmer; Howell Raines

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    Stars Fell on Alabama is truly a classic. The book enjoyed enormous popularity and notoriety when it was first published (it was a selection of The Literary Guild and also sold widely in Europe). It can be described as a book of folkways?not journalism, or history, or a novel. At times it is impressionistic; at other times it conveys... more...

  • Unequal Freedomsby Jeff Strickland

    University Press of Florida 2015; US$ 84.95

    During the latter half of the nineteenth century, German and Irish immigrants were as central to the development of the political economy of Charleston, South Carolina, as white southerners and African Americans. As artisans and entrepreneurs, foreigners occupied a middle tier in the racial and ethnic hierarchy of the South?s most economically and... more...

  • Top 10 Puerto Ricoby Christopher Baker

    DK Publishing 2015; US$ 14.00

    DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Puerto Rico is your pocket guide to the very best of Puerto Rico. Year-round sun and fabulous beaches make Puerto Rico the perfect warm-weather getaway, but there's so much more to explore on this beautiful island. Wander off the beaten path to the misty rainforests of El Yunque, venture through the island's... more...

  • The Pirate Kingby Graham A. Thomas

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 24.99

    A compelling account of history's most famous pirate. The Pirate King is the compelling true story of a Welshman who became one of the most ruthless and brutal buccaneers of the golden age of piracy. The inspiration for dozens of fictionalized pirates in film, television, and literatureas well the namesake of one of the world?s most popular rum... more...

  • Top 10 Buenos Airesby Declan McGarvey

    DK Publishing 2015; US$ 14.00

    DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Buenos Aires will lead you straight to the very best Buenos Aires has to offer. Whether you're looking for things not to miss at the Top 10 sights or want to find the top place to eat, this guide is the perfect companion, taking the best of the printed guidebook and adding new eBook-only features. Rely on dozens... more...

  • Top 10 Dominican Republicby James Ferguson

    DK Publishing 2015; US$ 14.00

    DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Dominican Republic is your pocket guide to the very best of Dominican Republic. Spend your days lounging on the beautiful beaches, adventuring through the tropical rainforests and alpine wilderness, or riding the best windsurfing waves in the western hemisphere, and then dance the night away to the intoxicating... more...