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  • It Happened in Iowaby Tammy Partsch

    TwoDot 2017; US$ 13.99

    It Happened in Iowa takes readers on a rollicking, behind-the-scenes look at some of the most fascinating characters and well-known and little-known tales from this Midwestern state?s storied past. Included here are more than 30 interesting and unusual episodes that shaped the history of the Hawkeye State. more...

  • Florida Disastersby E. Lynne Wright

    Globe Pequot Press 2017; US$ 15.99

    From the Great Citrus Freeze of 1895 and tidal wave of 1935 to the Apollo fire of 1967 and Challenger disaster of 1986, Florida has been the site of some of the nation's most dramatic moments. Each account in this book reveals not only the circumstances surrounding the disaster and the magnitude of the devastation, but also the courage and ingenuity... more...

  • Heart of the Trailby Mary Barmeyer O'Brien

    TwoDot 2017; US$ 13.99

    True stories of the triumphs and tribulations of eight women who crossed the American frontier by wagon. First hand accounts from their letters and diaries, most written on the trail. more...

  • Ugly Preyby Emilie Le Beau Lucchesi

    Chicago Review Press 2017; US$ 26.99

    An Italian immigrant who spoke little English and struggled to scrape together a living on her primitive family farm outside Chicago, Sabella Nitti was arrested in 1923 for the murder of her missing husband. Within two months, she was found guilty and became the first woman ever sentenced to hang in Chicago. Journalist Emilie Le Beau Lucchesi leads... more...

  • Tom Jeffordsby Doug Hocking

    TwoDot 2017; US$ 15.99

    This book tells the true story of a man who headed West drawn by the lure of the Pike?s Peak Gold Rush in 1858; made a life for himself over a decade as he scouted for the army, prospected, became a business man; then learned the Apache language and rode alone into Cochise?s camp in order to negotiate peaceful passage for his stagecoach company.... more...

  • Food in the American Gilded Ageby Helen Zoe Veit

    Michigan State University Press 2017; US$ 27.95

    Food was incredibly diverse in post?Civil War America. It was an era of gross income inequality, and differences in diet reflected the deep disparities between upper and lower classes, as well as the expansion of a flourishing middle class. In this book, excerpts from a wide range of Gilded Age sources?from period cookbooks to advice manuals to dietary... more...

  • Lefty O'Doulby Dennis Snelling

    UNP - Nebraska 2017; US$ 27.95

    From San Francisco to the Ginza in Tokyo, Lefty O?Doul relates the untold story of one of baseball?s greatest hitters, most colorful characters, and the unofficial father of professional baseball in Japan. Lefty O?Doul (1897?1969) began his career on the sandlots of San Francisco and was drafted by the Yankees as a pitcher. Although an arm injury... more...

  • Daily Life in Colonial New England, 2nd Editionby Claudia Johnson

    ABC-CLIO 2017; US$ 61.00

    The daily lives of most colonial New Englanders were much more colorful and exotic than the drab, pious picture many of us have in mind. Daily Life in Colonial New England exposes as myth much of what we might believe about this era and reveals surprising truths?for example, that sex was openly discussed in Colonial times and was regarded as a welcome... more...

  • In Haste with Alohaby David W. Forbes

    University of Hawaii Press 2017; US$ 45.00

    This ambitious volume assembled by scholar David W. Forbes features a collection of ninety previously unpublished letters, as well as excerpts from two diaries, written between 1881 and 1885 by Hawaiian royal consort Queen Emma Kaleleon?lani. In Haste with Aloha illuminates the last five years of the Queen?s life and makes available an important... more...

  • Let Them Not Returnby David Gaunt; Naures Atto; Soner O. Barthoma

    Berghahn Books 2017; US$ 34.95

    The mass killing of Ottoman Armenians is today widely recognized, both within and outside scholarly circles, as an act of genocide. What is less well known, however, is that it took place within a broader context of Ottoman violence against minority groups during and after the First World War. Among those populations decimated were the indigenous... more...