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  • Spies of Mississippiby Rick Bowers

    National Geographic Society 2010; US$ 16.95

    The Spies of Mississippi is a compelling story of how state spies tried to block voting rights for African Americans during the Civil Rights era. This book sheds new light on one of the most momentous periods in American history. Author Rick Bowers has combed through primary-source materials and interviewed surviving activists named in once-secret... more...

  • Harper Leeby Kerry Madden

    Penguin Group US 2009; US$ 16.99

    Read Kerry Madden's posts on the Penguin Blog. Nelle Harper Lee?s To Kill a Mockingbird was published in 1960 and became an instant bestseller. Two years later it was an Academy Award? winning film. Today, it remains standard?and beloved?reading in English classes. But Lee never wanted ?the book? to define who she was, which explains her aversion... more...

  • Japanese Mythology A to Zby Jeremy Roberts

    Infobase Publishing 2009; US$ 54.00

    Suitable for those with an interest in mythology or Japanese culture, this title covers: the early Japanese deities who created the world and the later deities who protect it; Kami, the spirits of all aspects of the living world; animals and mythological creatures; demons and bogeymen; and, shrines and other sacred places. more...

  • Empires of Ancient Mesopotamiaby Barbara A. Somervill

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 42.00

    Mesopotamia, the land between the Tigris and the Euphrates rivers, was the site of the world's first stable civilizations, including Sumer, Babylonia, and Assyria. This title details the development of this area, the growth of its city-states, the daily life of its people, and how their influence is still felt today. more...

  • A Thousand Years of Piratesby William Gilkerson

    Tundra 2010; US$ 32.95

    For as long as they?ve existed, pirates have conjured up visions of high-seas adventure and skullduggery, sea chases and bloody battles, dangerous coastal lairs and buried treasure. Rightly so, for ever since ships have carried valuable cargo, pirates have enraged monarchs and struck terror into the hearts of honest seamen with their willingness to... more...

  • DK Eyewitness Books: Soldierby DK Publishing

    DK Publishing 2009; US$ 16.99

    This latest addition to the long-running Eyewitness series looks at the life of the professional soldier, from Greek hoplites to infantrymen in the trenches of the Somme and today's UN peacekeepers. Eyewitness Soldier follows soldiers through signing up, rising through the ranks, through their experiences in combat, to how they are honoured and remembered. more...

  • DK Eyewitness Books: Cowboyby David Murdoch

    DK Publishing 2000; US$ 16.99

    Here is an energetic and informative look at the workinglives of cowboys from around the world. Spectacular real-life photographs of horses, cattle, branding irons, and lariats offer a unique "eyewitness" view of life on the range. See what an authentic chuckwagon looks like, how an expert ropes a calf, a rodeo rider in action on a wild steer, how... more...

  • The 1980sby Elin Woodger; David F. Burg

    Infobase Publishing 2006; US$ 96.00

    Part of the "Eyewitness History" series, this book chronicles a decade of global transition. This volume covers landmark advancements in civil rights, law, space exploration, science, technology, medicine, literature, and art. It also documents the United States' up-and-down economy and the rise of AIDS. more...

  • America in the 1940sby Charles Wills

    Infobase Publishing 2005; US$ 42.00

    Designed to be accessible to young readers, these volumes offer a way of learning about the history of America. Each book includes information on what was happening in the arts, sciences, popular culture, fashion, and music. They include 100 or more photographs, box features, pull-out quotations, a glossary, a further reading list, and an index. more...

  • The Collapse of the Soviet Unionby Susan Muaddi Darraj

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 35.00

    The dissolution of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics on December 31, 1991, stunned the world. The communist empire?which had been a dominant force in global politics for 74 years, influencing world events from World War II toissues of nuclear weapons and defense?was suddenly gone. The Collapse of the Soviet Union highlights major events in Soviet... more...