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- Down East Books 2007; US$ 15.95
A general guide for visitors of the Casco Bay islands in Maine and greater Portland, this book includes profiles of the major islands in the bay; features on local history, island geology, and island wildlife; information about mainland departure points and tips on how to get to the islands; and maps of the individual islands profiled in the book. more...
- 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...
- The History Press 2015; US$ 18.94
Discover 365 gruesome tales from Birmingham's past. With appalling accidents, frightful crimes and extraordinary deaths, there is a tale to surprise even the most hardened reader. Featured here is the man who deliberately swallowed his wooden walking stick, a nineteenth-century horsemeat scandal, a drunken dispute that led to a man being stabbed in... more...
- University of Pittsburgh Press 2008; US$ 27.95
Over the last two decades, indigenous populations in Latin America have achieved a remarkable level of visibility and political effectiveness, particularly in Ecuador and Bolivia. In Struggles of Voice, José Antonio Lucero examines these two outstanding examples in order to understand their different patterns of indigenous mobilization and to reformulate... more...
- Potomac Books 2012; US$ 29.95
Walking through Arlington National Cemetery is an experience like no other. A quiet sense of respect persists, and the beauty is overwhelming. It is the final resting place of thousands of our nation?s war heroes, with more added every day in poignant and moving ceremonies. Robert C. Knudsen presents the majesty and dignity of this national cemetery... more...
- Lexington Books 2015; US$ 84.99
This book provides a vivid account of how the indigenous communities of Cauca in southwestern Colombia engaged with the Colombian central state . Troyan examines the state initiatives in the 1930s, ?50s, ?60s, and ?70s toward indigenous communities in Cauca, which sheds light on the political and social construction of Colombian indigenous... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 54.95
Fighting Monsters in the Abyss offers a deeply insightful analysis of the efforts by the second administration of Colombian President Álvaro Uribe Vélez (2006?2010) to resolve a decades-long Marxist insurgency in one of Latin America?s most important nations. Continuing work from his prior books about earlier Colombian presidents and yet written... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 34.95
Kline argues that the first administration of Colombian President Álvaro Uribe Vélez marks a decisive break in a seemingly endless cycle of civil war. Not only were the levels of homicide and kidnapping dramatically reduced, but the state took the offensive against the insurgents, strengthening the armed forces which in turn demonstrated clear support... more...