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- Chicago Review Press 2015; US$ 14.99
Big Top Burning investigates the 1944 Hartford circus fire and invites readers to take part in a critical evaluation of the evidence The fire broke out at 2:40 p.m. Thousands of men, women, and children were crowded under Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey?s big top watching the Flying Wallendas begin their death-defying high-wire act. Suddenly... more...
- HarperCollins Canada 2010; US$ 16.99
On December 7, 1917, in the heart of the World War I, two ships collided in Halifax harbour. The resulting explosion killed over 2,000 people and injured some 6,000 more. The facts of the incident have been well documented, but in Curse of the Narrows , Laura M. Mac Donald presents an exceptional narrative account of the tragedy, the first time a... more...
- MacIntyrePurcell Publishing, Inc 2014; US$ 14.99
A densely packed guide to Nova Scotia?s most raucous adventures, inspiring landscapes, and amazing history, this book ensures that visitors to and residents of the region never have a boring weekend again. From tidal-bore rafting on the Shubenacadie River or strolling among lions at the Oaklawn Zoo to searching for ancient fossils on Joggins Beach,... more...
- Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 48.95
Using the journals of W. Norman Rudolf (1835-1886), a Victorian merchant, Evangelical Balance Sheet: Character, Family, and Business in Mid-Victorian Nova Scotia explores the important role of character ideals and evangelicalism in mid-Victorian culture. Rudolf's diary, with its daily weather observations, its account of family matters, of social... more...
- C.H. Beck 2013; US$ 7.62
Bernd Stöver erzählt anschaulich die rund 800-jährige Geschichte Berlins von der Gründung eines Handelspostens an der Spree bis zum Aufstieg zur preußischen und deutschen Hauptstadt; von den «Goldenen Zwanzigern» über die Entwicklung zur Machtzentrale des «Dritten Reichs» und die Teilung der Stadt im Kalten Krieg bis hin zur Hauptstadt der Berliner... more...
- Temple University Press 2010; US$ 32.95
On the surface, identity politics appears to promote polarization. To the contrary, political scientist Jose E. Cruz argues that, instead, fragmentation and instability are more likely to occur only when the differences are ignored and nonethnic strategies are employed. Cruz illustrates his claim by focusing on one group of Puerto Ricans and how they... more...
- Globe Pequot Press 2012; US$ 15.99
Insubordinate Spirit is a unique exploration into the life of Elizabeth Winthrop and other seventeenth-century English Puritans who emigrated to the rough, virtually untouched wilderness of present-day New England. Excerpts from newly discovered personal diaries and correspondence provide readers with not only fascinating insights into the hardships,... more...