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- Limmat Verlag 2014; US$ 36.99
Melchior Anderegg (1828-1914) war einer der berühmtesten Bergführer des 19. Jahrhunderts. In Zaun bei Meiringen geboren, wurde er Holzschnitzer, als Gemsjäger erwarb er sich die Kletterfähigkeiten. Als Knecht des Grimsel-Hospiz begann er, englische Alpinisten auf Bergspitzen zu leiten und glänzte schon bald mit Erstbesteigungen im In- und Ausland.... more...
- Wiley 2014; US$ 17.95
Fidel Castro is one of the most interesting and controversial personalities of our time – he has become a myth and an icon. He was the first Cuban Caudillo – the man who freed his country from dependence on the USA and who lead his people to rediscover their national identity and pride. Castro has outlived generations of American presidents... more...
- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2014; US$ 13.50
"A landmark collection of documents by the field's leading scholar. This reader includes beautifully written introductions and a fascinating array of never-before-published primary documents. These treasures from the archives offer a new picture of colonial Saint-Domingue and the Haitian Revolution. The translations are lively and colorful." --Alyssa... more...
- Lyons Press 2014; US$ 25.99
Washington, DC, gleams with stately columns and neoclassical temples, a pulsing hub of political power and prowess. But for decades it was one of the worst excuses for a capital city the world had ever seen. Before America became a world power in the twentieth century, Washington City was an eyesore at best and a disgrace at worst. Unfilled swamps,... more...
- University Press of Florida 2014; US$ 69.95
A national hero in Cuba and a champion of independence across Latin America, José Martí produced a body of work that has been theorized, criticized, and politicized. However, one of the most understudied aspects of his life remains his time in the United States and how it affected his attitudes toward racial politics. Martí saw first-hand the treatment... more...
- Lexington Books 2014; US$ 84.99
Order and Civility in the Early Modern Chesapeake captures a variety of experiences in the early modern Chesapeake, illustrating the race, class, ethnic, and gender diversity that created a unique New World experience. Students and scholars will find this book essential to understanding the colonial Chesapeake. more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 38.99
This completely revised and updated edition focuses on Cuba since Raúl Castro took over the country?s leadership in 2006. A Contemporary Cuba Reader brings together the best recent scholarship and writing on Cuban politics, economics, foreign relations, society, and culture in present-day Cuba. Ideally suited for students and general readers... more...
- Globe Pequot Press 2014; US$ 18.99
Rediscover the simple pleasures of a day trip with Day Trips New England. This guide is packed with hundreds of exciting things for locals and vacationers to do, see, and discover within a two-hour drive to and from many top New England destiations. With full trip-planning information, Day Trips New England helps makes the most of a brief getaway.... more...