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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.00
Whether she's writing about redneck politics in her native Texas or the discreet charms of Bushwazee, Molly Ivins in never less than devastatingly honest?and hilarious. Our toughest, funniest, and savviest columnist delivers the goods on: -Texas politics: "Well, our attorney general is under indictment. He ran as 'the people's lawyer'; now we call... more...
- Travelers' Tales 2011; US$ 22.00
Explore America's last frontier with a cabal of experienced guides to witness the Inupiat taking of a bowhead whale, follow the seasons of commercial fisherfolk, sail the Inside Passage, and flight-see with bush pilots around Denali. The Land of the Midnight Sun has its share of surprises as well, including an entire town that lives in a single World... more...
- Zed Books 2012; US$ 29.95
Mexico is in crisis. During the neoliberal era, narcotrafficking has flourished to become one of the countrys biggest sources of revenue, as well as its most violent, with over 12,000 drug-related executions in 2011 alone. This insightful, controversial book throws new light on the situation, contending that the war on drugs in Mexico... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1997; US$ 31.99
SR Books' two popular Human Tradition in Latin America titles, covering nineteenth- and twentieth-century history, have been combined into one exciting new volume. The most compelling chapters from these books are now presented in The Human Tradition in Modern Latin America. From the turbulent struggles for independence in the 1800s to the profound... more...
- Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 26.93
While the rise and abolition of slavery and ongoing race relations are central themes of the history of the United States, the African diaspora actually had a far greater impact on Latin and Central America. More than ten times as many Africans came to Spanish and Portuguese America as the United States. In this, the first history of the African diaspora... more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2005; US$ 30.00
Charleston, South Carolina, today enjoys a reputation as a destination city for cultural and heritage tourism. In A Golden Haze of Memory , Stephanie E. Yuhl looks back to the crucial period between 1920 and 1940, when local leaders developed Charleston's trademark image as "America's Most Historic City." Eager to assert the national value of their... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 1985; US$ 22.99
In this examination of the rise of agrarian radicalism in the late 19th-century South, Hahn focuses on social change and popular consciousness while exploring populism's kinship with other movements such as labour radicalism. more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2004; US$ 16.99
In the mid 1930s, North America's Great Plains faced one of the worst man-made environmental disasters in world history. Donald Worster's classic chronicle of the devastating years between 1929 and 1939 tells the story of the Dust Bowl in ecological as well as human terms. Now, twenty-five years after his book helped to define the new field... more...
- Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 16.95
Fidel Castro had ruled the island of Cuba for fifty-two years when ill health forced him to step down in 2008. Over the course of that time, he changed Cuba from a republic to a communist state and became one of the most divisive leaders in the second half of the twentieth century. For some, he is a champion of humanitarianism, socialism, and environmentalism.... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 1962; US$ 67.50
The Byronic Hero was first published in 1962. This study of the origins and development of the Romantic hero through its apogee in the works of Byron critically examines the major Romantic heroes of comparative literature and places them in the wider perspective of history. Professor Thorslev devotes the first part of his discussion to the cultural... more...