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- PublicAffairs 2015; US$ 25.99
In the midst of racial strife, one young man showed courage and empathy. It took forty years for the others to join him… Being a student at Americus High School was the worst experience of Greg Wittkamper?s life. Greg came from a nearby Christian commune, Koinonia, whose members devoutly and publicly supported racial equality. When he refused to... more...
- Spry Publishing LLC 2015; US$ 26.95
On a dark night in February of 1864, the H.L. Hunley , the first submarine to sink an enemy ship in combat, torpedoed the Union blockade ship USS Housatonic , a feat that would not be repeated for another 50 years. But fate was not kind to the Hunley that night as it sank with all of its crew on board before it could return to shore. Considered... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 29.95
Who was this scalawag? Simply a native, white, Alabama Republican! Scorned by his fellow white Southerners, he suffered, in his desire for socioeconomic reform and political power, more than mere verbal abuse and social ostracism; he lived constantly under the threat of physical violence. When first published in 1977, Wiggin?s treatment of the scalawag... more...
- Brookings Institution Press 2015; US$ 27.00
This new and expanded edition of Dragon in the Tropics ?the widely acclaimed account of how president Hugo Chávez (1999?2013) revamped Venezuela's political economy?examines the electoral decline of Chavismo after Chavez's death and the policies adopted by his successor, Nicolás Maduro, to cope with the economic chaos inherited from previous radical... more...
- Down East Books 2015; US$ 9.99
On October 25, 1836, the sidewheel steamer Royal Tar caught fire in Maine's Penobscot Bay. On board was a small circus menagerie returning to Boston from a summer-long tour of the Canadian Maritimes. Plagued by gale-force winds and rough seas, the usual overnight trip from Saint John, New Brunswick, stretched out to four days and, on the fourth... more...
- Wilderness Press 2015; US$ 18.95
From neighborhoods such as Lakeview and Mid-City to landmarks including the Saenger Theater and Mercedes Benz Superdome, from its restaurants and music clubs to its parks and museums, the Big Easy has regained the title of one of the world?s most fascinating cities. In Walking New Orleans , lifelong resident and writer Barri Bronston shares the love... more...
- University Press of Florida 2015; US$ 74.95
In Creole City , Nathalie Dessens opens a window onto antebellum New Orleans during a time of rapid expansion and dizzying change. The story?rooted in the Sainte-Gême Family Papers harbored at The Historic New Orleans Collection?follows the twenty-year correspondence of Jean Boze to Henri de Ste-Gême, both refugees from Saint-Domingue. Exploring... more...
- DK Publishing 2015; US$ 14.00
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Miami and the Keys will lead you straight to the very best this exciting city and island chain in Florida have to offer. Whether you're looking for the things not to miss at the Top 10 sights or want to find the best nightspots, this guide is the perfect companion. Rely on dozens of Top 10 lists, from the Top... more...
- UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 19.95
? Shenandoah is a beautifully written portrait of a history-haunted landscape: wistful, wild, and enchanting, like the best of autumn hikes through Shenandoah National Park.??Tony Horwitz, Pulitzer Prize?winning journalist and author of Confederates in the Attic: Dispatches from the Unfinished Civil War more...