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  • The Eventful History of the Mutiny and Piratical Seizure of H.M.S. Bountyby John Barrow

    The Floating Press 2011; US$ 4.99

    A must-read for true-crime buffs and fans of maritime history, The Eventful History of the Mutiny and Piratical Seizure of H.M.S. Bounty: Its Cause and Consequences is widely recognized as the most detailed historical account of the mutiny on the Bounty that has spawned dozens of novels, movies, and other pop-culture retellings. more...

  • Tahitian Journalby George Biddle

    University of Minnesota Press 1968; US$ 67.50

    In 1920 the young American artist George Biddle, recently demobilized after serving in the front lines during World War I, sailed to the South Pacific to live on the island of Tahiti for two years. There he settled down in a native village a day’s trip fr more...

  • Breaking up Timeby Chris Lorenz; Berber Bevernage

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2013; US$ 50.35

    Geschichte kommt ohne Zeit nicht aus ? doch was ist historische Zeit? Diese Frage ist selten gestellt und noch weniger beantwortet worden. In diesem Buch analysieren prominente Historiker und Philosophen aus einer globalen Perspektive, wie Gesellschaften und mit ihnen Historiker Gegenwart, Vergangenheit und Zukunft voneinander unterscheiden und miteinander... more...

  • Omaiby Eric H. McCormick

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 31.99

    Omai was the first Polynesian to visit Britain. Picked up by one of Cook's captains, he was carried to England where he became a human curiosity and the lion of fashionable London. He was presented at Court, examined by scientists and painted by a series of artists. He learned to skate and play chess, and developed a liking for the theatre. At... more...

  • Savage Harvestby Carl Hoffman

    The Text Publishing Company 2014; US$ 32.99

    An fascinating investigation into a tragic disappearance that gripped the world. The mysterious disappearance of Michael Rockefeller in New Guinea in 1961 has kept the world and his powerful, influential family guessing for years. Now, Carl Hoffman uncovers startling new evidence that finally tells the full, astonishing story. Despite exhaustive... more...

  • Samoan Islandsby Thomas Booth

    Hunter Publishing 2012; US$ 7.99

    Enchanting, mysterious, romantic. These are the islands where Margaret Mead, Somerset Maugham, Robert Louis Stevenson and Gary Cooper lived for part of their lives. The only US Territory south of the Equator, American Samoa lies 2,300 miles south of Hawaii, 4,200 miles south of San Francisco. It is a mere 77 square miles and Tutuila, the largest island,... more...

  • The Solomon Islandsby Thomas Booth

    Hunter Publishing 2012; US$ 7.99

    Nature is excessive, lovely, and ominous in the Solomons and the Melanesians who live there, often blond or redheaded, are the blackest of all people. Before World War II such names as Guadalcanal, Savo, Munda were rarely heard. Guadalcanal, over 100 miles long by 30 miles wide, is the largest island. Then in descending order there's Malaita,... more...

  • New Caledoniaby Thomas Booth

    Hunter Publishing 2012; US$ 7.99

    New Caledonia consists of a large island, Grande Terre, and a group of small islands called dependencies – the Loyalty Group, Ouen, the Isle of Pines, Huon Islands, and the Chesterfields. Grande Terre is as big in land mass as the whole state of Hawaii. Its capital Nouméa, with 70,000 people, looks big too. There are imposing buildings, freeways,... more...

  • The South Pacific Islands of Vanuatuby Thomas Booth

    Hunter Publishing 2012; US$ 8.99

    Vanuatu, a cluster of 13 large islands and 80 small ones in the southwest Pacific, 1,300 miles east of Australia, has had a kaleidoscopic past. Formerly known as the New Hebrides, it was administered as a British-French Condominium, referred to as "pandemonium" and the events surrounding independence in 1980 had Gilbert and Sullivan qualities.... more...

  • Die Stimme der Entmündigtenby Philipp Zessin

    Campus Verlag 2012; US$ 37.20

    Der Kolonialismus brachte für die indigene Bevölkerung immer auch eine starke Beschränkung der Teilnahme am öffentlichen Diskurs, etwa in den Medien. Am Beispiel des indigenen Journalismus in Algerien zeigt Philipp Zessin, dass das verordnete Schweigen nicht immer akzeptiert wurde. Journalisten stritten fortwährend für ihr Recht, sich öffentlich zu... more...