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- Indiana Historical Society Press 2014; US$ 9.95
When fourteen-year-old Cody Carter?s grandfather gives him a box of dusty leather journals written by their Carter ancestors, even the history-loving Cody could not have predicted the adventure he was about to take. Journal by journal, Cody is physically transported back in time to experience the lives of Carters on the frontier in North Carolina,... more...
- The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99
Written with young audiences in mind, the volume Buccaneers and Pirates of Our Coasts is a rip-roaring tour through the history of the seagoing scallywags and outlaws who trolled the waters around what is now the United States. Though filled with interesting facts and historical nuggets, the narrative is engaging enough to ensnare the attention of... more...
- University of California Press 2015; US$ 29.95
Beginning in the late 1950s political leaders in Venezuela built what they celebrated as Latin America?s most stable democracy. But outside the staid halls of power, in the gritty barrios of a rapidly urbanizing country, another politics was rising?unruly, contentious, and clamoring for inclusion. Based on years of archival and ethnographic research... more...
- University Press of Florida 2015; US$ 79.95
Stories of decline, endurance, invasion, and resistance have shaped southern identity. Whether they originate in chambers of commerce, neo-Confederate websites, jazz songs, or forces outside the region, the narratives and images that give shape to ?the South? have real social, political, and economic ramifications. Featuring interdisciplinary contributions... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 45.00
To stroll the streets of Cuba—to hear the rumbling engines of its 1950s automobiles, the jazz, and the rumba—is to travel back in time, to see jaw-dropping natural beauty and the artists, musicians, and folklore of legends. With access few others have had, Cynthia Carris Alonso has spent twenty years capturing Havana?s crumbling, baroque splendor.... more...
- Lexington Books 2015; US$ 119.99
The success of Jamaica?s impact on U.S. foreign policy proves that it is possible for a small, developing country to influence a superpower. Issues and experiences that are documented and analyzed in this book illustrate the issues of critical importance concerning the relations between large, powerful countries and small states. more...
- University Press of Florida 2015; US$ 74.95
Too easily we forget that the process of European colonization was not simply a matter of armed invaders elbowing themselves into position to take charge. As John Juricek reminds us, the road to revolution was paved in part by complicated negotiations with Indians, as well as unique legal challenges. By 1763, Britain had defeated Spain and France... more...
- ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 4.99
In revisiting his past, Thomas has come up with this brilliant piece. In a series of essays he has elucidated his experiences and observations. He narrates his goals, efforts and ideas as well as his successes and failures on the way. A memorable work! more...
- Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2012; US$ 56.77
Die Royal Navy war im frühen 19. Jahrhundert auf allen Weltmeeren präsent. Sie war nicht nur ein Instrument der Seekriegsführung, sondern auch dafür zuständig, die Wildnis Tasmaniens in einen Garten zu verwandeln und den malaysischen Piraten die Landwirtschaft nahezubringen. Die Vermessung der Welt, die »Verbesserung« der Natur und die Eingriffe in... more...
- The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99
Theodore Roosevelt's epic hunting adventures and journeys of exploration throughout North America are the stuff of legend, but what some readers may not know is that Roosevelt's insatiable love of adventure also took him to other parts of the world. This thoroughly entertaining account of Roosevelt's travels in Brazil is infused with the... more...