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- 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...
- 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...
- Temple University Press 2010; US$ 34.95
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...
- University of Alabama Press 2010; US$ 39.95
Much of Jamaican prehistoric research?like that in the rest of the Caribbean basin?has been guided by at least a subconscious attempt to allow prehistoric native peoples to find their places within the charts established by Irving Rouse, who guided Caribbean research for much of the last half-century. The pre-Columbian peoples of Jamaica, and not... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2010; US$ 24.95
While most studies of intercultural contact focus on the impact of the intrusive power on the native culture, this book examines the effects of the colonization process on the Spaniards in the New World during the 16th century. more...
- Crown/Archetype 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...
- Hunter Publishing 2009; US$ 6.99
We were enjoying a Jamaican meal at Verney's Tropical Resort, a small inn perched in the hills over Montego Bay. This was a true Jamaican feast - not a watered-down tourist version - served with real Jamaican hospitality. It's that opportunity to meet local residents, taste island dishes and retreat from the typical resort experience that brings... more...
- Hunter Publishing 2009; US$ 5.99
Following is an excerpt from this guide that specializes in some of the most popular areas of Jamaica. Also included in the guide is complete detail on where to stay, where to eat, what to see and what to do to make your trip unforgettable. We landed at Kingston's Norman Manley International Airport long after dark. The city was celebrating Friday... more...
- AltaMira Press 2008; US$ 34.99
The roots of capitalism in America can be found in the archaeology and history of urban craftsmen and production in the Chesapeake regions of Annapolis and Alexandria.Revolutionary Economies examines archaeological sites in these early American cities in order to explore the country's economic history, charting the stages of production from household... more...