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- University of Alabama Press 2013; US$ 29.95
All Alabama elections are colorful, but the 1986 gubernatorial contest may trump them all for its sheer strangeness. With the retirement of an aging and ill George Wallace, both the issues and candidates contending for the office were able to set the course of Alabama politics for generations to follow. Whereas the Wallace regimes were particular... more...
- Reaktion Books 2006; US$ 32.00
On a long stretch of green coast in the South Pacific, hundreds of enormous, impassive stone heads stand guard against the ravages of time, war, and disease that have attempted over the centuries to conquer Easter Island. Steven Roger Fischer offers the first English-language history of Easter Island in Island at the End of the World, a fascinating... more...
- Rough Guides 2010; US$ 19.99
The Rough Guide to New Orleans is the ultimate travel guide to this captivating city. Packed with smart, lively coverage of all the sights, hotels, restaurants and bars - as well as the best places to hear amazing live music, from jubilant Second Line street parades to atmospheric local clubs. This is the book that tells you what you really want... more...
- AltaMira Press 2007; US$ 29.99
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park is most widely known today for the attempted slave revolt led by John Brown in 1859, the nucleus for the interpretation of the current national park. Here, Teresa S. Moyer and Paul A. Shackel tell the behind-the-scenes story of how this event was chosen and preserved for commemoration, providing lessons for federal,... more...
- Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2012; US$ 39.39
Thema dieses Buches ist die Organisation und Regulierung von Seuchenbekämpfung und Gesundheitsfürsorge in der britischen Kolonie South Carolina und der französischen Kolonie Louisiana zwischen 1720 und 1763. Welche Akteure waren an der Implementierung und Durchsetzung von Maßnahmen im Gesundheitsbereich beteiligt? Welche Handlungsweisen wählten sie?... more...
- Chicago Review Press 2011; US$ 14.99
Loves of Yulian is the poignant conclusion to the three-part memoir recounting the author?s harrowing WWII escape from occupied Poland to America. After fleeing over the Carpathian Mountains into Hungary, eight-year-old Yulian and his resourceful but self-involved mother, Barbara, are on board a ship to Rio de Janeiro to await their turn for... more...
- Arcade Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95
A shrunken head from Peru and a feather with traces of blood are the clues that launch Tahir Shah on his latest journey. Fascinated by the recurring theme of flight in Peruvian folklore, Shah sets out to discover whether the Incas really were able to ?fly like birds? over the jungle, as a Spanish monk reported. Or were they drug-induced hallucinations?... more...
- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2006; US$ 14.95
This new abridgment of both volumes of Livermore's classic translation presents those selections that comprise Garcilaso's historical narrative. Karen Spalding's new Introduction and notes set Garcilaso in his intellectual, historical, and cultural contexts. more...