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- ABC-CLIO 2006; US$ 75.00
Lacking a written language, hard metals, the wheel, or draught animals, the Incas forged one of the greatest imperial states in history. This is a portrait of the ancient Andean empire from the earliest stages of its development to its final capitulation to Pizzarro in the mid-16th century. more...
- Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 72.99
In the mid 1960s, C. Vann Woodward was asked to organize a program of broadcast lectures on US history for the Voice of America as part of a longer series designed to acquaint foreign audiences with leaders in American arts and sciences. Reasoning that a comparative approach "was peculiarly adapted to the interests and needs of foreign audiences,"... more...
- University of Nebraska Press 2007; US$ 35.00
Being Lakota explores contemporary Lakota identity and tradition through the life-story narratives of Melda and Lupe Trejo. Melda Trejo, née Red Bear (1939?), is an Oglala Lakota from Pine Ridge Reservation, while Lupe Trejo (1938?99) is Mexican and a long-time resident at Pine Ridge. more...
- Crown/Archetype 2008; US$ 16.00
One of the Ten Best Books of the Year, Washington Post Book World One of the Los Angeles Times? Favorite Books of the Year One of the Top Ten National Books of 2008, Portland Oregonian A 2009 Honor Book of the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association ?The ?I? of the first-person narration, belonging not the author but to his father; the Edenic... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 14.99
World War I was a bloodletting so vast and unprecedented that for a generation it was known simply as the Great War. Casualty lists reached unimagined proportions as the same ground -- places like Ypres and the Somme -- was fought over again and again. Other major bloody battles remain vivid in memory to this day: Gallipoli and the Battle of Jutland... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00
?Kids like me didn?t go to Vietnam,? writes Jack McLean in his compulsively readable memoir. Raised in suburban New Jersey, he attended the Phillips Academy in Andover, MA, but decided to put college on hold. After graduation in the spring of 1966, faced with the mandatory military draft, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps for a two-year... more...
- Wiley 2011; US$ 94.95
Winner of the 2010 James M. Blaut Award in recognition of innovative scholarship in cultural and political ecology (Honors of the CAPE specialty group (Cultural and Political Ecology)) Decolonizing Development investigates the ways colonialism shaped the modern world by analyzing the relationship between colonialism and development as forms of... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 22.00
This is the story of the rise to national power of a desperately poor young man from the Texas Hill Country. The Path to Power reveals in extraordinary detail the genesis of the almost superhuman drive, energy, and ambition that set LBJ apart. It follows him from the Hill Country to New Deal Washington, from his boyhood through the years of the Depression... more...