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  • Child of the Civil Rights Movementby Paula Young Shelton; Raul Colon

    Random House Children's Books 2011; US$ 7.99

    In this Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Book of the Year, Paula Young Shelton, daughter of Civil Rights activist Andrew Young, brings a child?s unique perspective to an important chapter in America?s history. Paula grew up in the deep south, in a world where whites had and blacks did not. With an activist father and a community of... more...

  • War of Shadowsby W. Stanley Moss

    Bene Factum Publishing 2014; US$ 7.28

    A new edition of the sequel to the phenomenally successful Ill Met by Moonlight. Few escapades of the Second World War have captured the public?s imagination more than the successful abduction of German General Kreipe from enemy-occupied Crete in 1944. It was an operation instigated and daringly executed by two British SOE officers—Patrick Leigh Fermor... more...

  • The History of the Conquest of Peruby William H. Prescott

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 6.95

    A recognized Latin American history masterpiece "The History of the Conquest of Peru" offers an authoritative vision of Pizarro's turbulent defeat of the Inca Empire. Overflowing with spectacle, every page encapsulates the ruthlessness and arrogance of the conquistadors. more...

  • A Desolate Place for a Defiant Peopleby Daniel Sayers

    University Press of Florida 2014; US$ 79.95

    In the 250 years before the Civil War, the Great Dismal Swamp of Virginia and North Carolina was a brutal landscape?2,000 square miles of undeveloped and unforgiving wetlands, peat bogs, impenetrable foliage, and dangerous creatures. It was also a protective refuge for marginalized communities, including Native Americans, African-American maroons,... more...

  • Byron's Narrative of the Loss of the Wagerby John Byron

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    In 1741, the HMS Wager wrecked in an uninhabited area off the coast of Chile. In the aftermath of the disaster, chaos took hold. One faction of the surviving crew rose up against the officers of the ship and attempted to make their way to a Chilean city in a rickety boat. In this volume, Royal Navy officer John Byron presents his version of the mutiny. more...

  • The Americans as They Areby Charles Sealsfield

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Austrian-born journalist and novelist Karl Anton Postl (who often wrote under the nom de plume Charles Sealsfield) made a splash with his German-language novels, many of which are regarded as key works of the Romantic era. However, his insightful travelogues and explorations of national identity also proved popular with readers and critics alike. This... more...

  • Bibb County, Alabamaby Rhoda C. Ellison

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 32.95

    This model county history chronicles one hundred years in the life of a representative Deep South county.    The history of Bibb County between 1818 and 1918 is in many ways representative of the experience of central Alabama during that period. Bibb County shares physical characteristics with the areas both to its north and to its south.... more...

  • Brazilby Thomas E. Skidmore

    Oxford University Press, USA 1999; US$ 22.99

    Introduction: Why Read About Brazil?. CHAPTER 1. BIRTH AND GROWTH OF COLONIAL BRAZIL: 1500-1750. The Country the Portuguese Created in the New World. The Colonial Economy and Society. Miscegenation: Biological and Cultural. The Beginnings of a Luso-Brazilian Culture. CHAPTER 2. CRISIS OF THE COLONIAL SYSTEM AND EMERGENCE OF AN INDEPENDENT BRAZIL: 1790-1830.... more...

  • Brazilby Ignacy Sachs; Jorge Wilheim; Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro

    The University of North Carolina Press 2009; US$ 30.00

    Brazil, the largest of the Latin American nations, is fast becoming a potent international economic player as well as a regional power. This English translation of an acclaimed Brazilian anthology provides critical overviews of Brazilian life, history, and culture and insight into Brazil's development over the past century. The distinguished essayists,... more...

  • Colombia before Independenceby Anthony McFarlane

    Cambridge University Press 1993; US$ 60.00

    This book describes and analyses economic and political developments in Colombia during the final century of Spanish rule. more...