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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.00
Distinguished author and television executive Marita Golden writes movingly about her life -- first as a black activist in the sixties in her hometown Washington, D.C., then as a journalism student in New York. In those turbulent years, she gained a profound understanding of what it means to be black in America. While studying in America, she met Femi,... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 25.00
A sly, dry, hilarious collection of essays?his first in more than ten years?from the writer who, according to The New York Times Book Review , is ?in serious contention for the title of America?s most cherished humorist.? This time Blount focuses on his own dueling loyalties across the great American divide, North vs. South. Scholarly, raunchy,... more...
- Rutgers University Press 2009; US$ 24.95
In To Change the World , the legendary writer and poet Margaret Randall chronicles her decade in Cuba from 1969 to 1980.Randall gives readers an inside look at her children’s education, the process through which new law was enacted, the ins and outs of healthcare, employment, internationalism, culture, and ordinary people’s lives. more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2004; US$ 40.00
In this magisterial history of intellectual life, Michael O'Brien analyzes the lives and works of antebellum Southern thinkers and reintegrates the South into the larger tradition of American and European intellectual history. O'Brien finds that the evolution of Southern intellectual life paralleled and modified developments across the Atlantic... more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2004; US$ 30.00
Unlike the earthquakes and hurricanes that have influenced Caribbean history, the region's fires have almost always been caused by humans. Geographer Bonham C. Richardson explores the effects of fire in the social and ecological history of the British Lesser Antilles, from the British Virgin Islands south to Trinidad. Focusing on the late nineteenth... more...
- Adams Media 2008; US$ 14.95
After all, New England has something for everyone-beautiful beaches, majestic mountains, bustling cities, and quaint small towns. This take-along guide offers lots of exciting places to go and things to see in all six New England states. more...
- Temple University Press 2010; US$ 33.95
Baltimore has a long, colorful history that traditionally has been focused on famous men, social elites, and patriotic events. The Baltimore Book is both a history of "the other Baltimore" and a tour guide to places in the city that are important to labor, African American, and women's history. The book grew out of a popular local bus tour conducted... more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.00
James Newman was a brilliant mathematician, the man who introduced the mathematical concept ?googol? and ?googolplex? (aka ?google? and ?googleplex?) to the world, and a friend of Einstein?s. He was also a notorious philanderer with an insatiable appetite for women and fast cars, a man who challenged intellectual and emotional limits, and a man of... more...