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- The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99
Written with young audiences in mind, the volume Buccaneers and Pirates of Our Coasts is a rip-roaring tour through the history of the seagoing scallywags and outlaws who trolled the waters around what is now the United States. Though filled with interesting facts and historical nuggets, the narrative is engaging enough to ensnare the attention of... more...
- Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2012; US$ 56.77
Die Royal Navy war im frühen 19. Jahrhundert auf allen Weltmeeren präsent. Sie war nicht nur ein Instrument der Seekriegsführung, sondern auch dafür zuständig, die Wildnis Tasmaniens in einen Garten zu verwandeln und den malaysischen Piraten die Landwirtschaft nahezubringen. Die Vermessung der Welt, die »Verbesserung« der Natur und die Eingriffe in... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2011; US$ 12.95
Originally published in 1824, this firsthand account describes how, in June 1822, young English seaman Aaron Smith was taken captive by Cuban pirates when his ship was boarded en route from Jamaica to England. A skilled navigator, fluent in Spanish, and regarded as what was then acceptable as a ship?s surgeon, he was an attractive candidate for conscription.... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2001; US$ 31.99
The Banana Wars: United States Intervention in the Caribbean, 1898D1934 offers a sweeping panorama of America's tropical empire in the age spanned by the two Roosevelts and a detailed narrative of U.S. military intervention in the Caribbean and Mexico. In this new edition, Professor Langley provides an updated introduction, placing the scholarship... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2013; US$ 29.95
Normal0falsefalsefalseMicrosoftInternetExplorer4 There is widespread agreement that the South has changed dramatically since the end of World War II. Social, demographic, economic, and political changes have altered significantly the region long considered the nation?s most distinctive. There is less agreement, however, about the extent to which... more...
- F+W Media 2005; US$ 14.95
Can?t decide on which island to visit? Worried about keeping your toddlers and teens entertained? Anxious about beach safety or the local menu? The Everything Family Guide to the Caribbean keeps you and the kids in mind?so you can relax and enjoy the vacation you deserve! You can?t beat the Caribbean for fun and excitement?but you want your family... more...
- Menasha Ridge Press 2010; US$ 14.95
Flowing among the beautiful mountains and valleys of Virginia and North Carolina, the 469-mile-long Blue Ridge Parkway is a true American jewel. Built to expose motorists to nature as well as to preserve its beauty, the Parkway still delivers unrivaled beauty today. Guide to the Blue Ridge Parkway is filled with information useful to those traveling... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2006; US$ 34.99
In this balanced and thought-provoking study, Russell Crandall examines the American decision to intervene militarily in three key episodes in American foreign policy; the Dominican Republic, Grenada, and Panama. Drawing upon previously classified intelligence sources and interviews with policymakers, Crandall analyzes the complex deliberations and... more...