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  • The Central Intelligence Agencyby Heather Lehr Wagner

    Infobase Publishing 2007; US$ 30.00

    Takes readers on a journey through the historical corridors of the The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). From the days of Wild Bill Donovan and the OSS to the war against terrorism, this title introduces some of the CIA's key players and reveals how intelligence has been a critical component in America's foreign policy. more...

  • Jamaican Americansby Heather A. Horst; Andrew Garner; Robert D. Johnston

    Infobase Publishing 2007; US$ 27.95

    From Colin Powell, the first African American to be appointed US secretary of state in 2000, to former NBA star Patrick Ewing and Grammy Award winner Harry Belafonte, Jamaican Americans have made important contributions to American society. Drawing on personal stories, this book focuses on this dynamic people and assesses their lasting impact. more...

  • Icelandby Roger Sandness; Charles F. Gritzner

    Infobase Publishing 2003; US$ 30.00

    These information-packed volumes provide comprehensive overviews of each nation's people, geography, history, government, economy, and culture more...

  • Indian Americansby Padma Rangaswamy; Robert D. Johnston

    Infobase Publishing 2006; US$ 27.95

    Barely 40 years after beginning a major immigration movement to the United States, Indian Americans have established thriving communities in major metropolitan areas across the country. This work traces their history, from the early days of the Punjabi pioneers in California to the triumphs of the "dot-com generation." more...

  • Mexican Americansby Michael J. Schroeder; Robert D. Johnston

    Infobase Publishing 2007; US$ 27.95

    How have Mexican immigrants reshaped the US? What is their history and culture? Why did they leave their homeland? Focusing on the human side of the story, this work probes these questions by tracing the lives of ordinary and not-so-ordinary people. Featuring photographs, it points the way to a journey into the Mexican-American experience. more...

  • Filipino Americansby Jon Sterngass; Robert D. Johnston

    Infobase Publishing 2007; US$ 27.95

    In the early 2000s, Filipinos made up the second-largest immigrant group in the US and the third largest in Canada. In the early 1900s, they worked as agricultural laborers, cannery workers and sailors. Since 1970, they worked in such fields as computer programming and nursing. This book examines their history, culture, trials and successes. more...

  • Egyptby Joseph J. Hobbs; Aswin Subanthore

    Infobase Publishing 2007; US$ 30.00

    Egypt lies at a crossroads between Africa, Asia, and Europe and is the largest country in the Middle East. Egypt's other geographical feature is its deserts. The Nile helped in the cultivation of crops, while the deserts helped keep Egypt isolated. This work explores the people, culture, history, environment, economy, and government of Egypt. more...

  • Englandby Alan Allport; George Wingfield

    Infobase Publishing 2007; US$ 30.00

    From its early days as the world's leading naval power to the period when it served as the center of the Industrial Revolution, England has long been one of the world's most influential countries. Featuring photographs and maps, this book presents an exploration of the people, culture, history, geography, economy, and government of this nation. more...

  • Austriaby Alan Allport

    Infobase Publishing 2002; US$ 30.00

    - Information-packed volumes provide comprehensive overviews of each nation's people, geography, history, government, economy, and culture- Abundant full-color illustrations guide the reader on a voyage of discovery- Maps reflect current political boundaries more...

  • The Great Depressionby David F. Burg

    Infobase Publishing 2005; US$ 75.00

    On October 29, 1929, known as Black Tuesday, the stock market crashed, catapulting the US into the Great Depression. With updated narratives and testimonies, this book provides firsthand accounts - including memoirs, letters, speeches, and newspaper accounts - that illustrate how historical events appeared to those who lived through them. more...