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- TwoDot 2014; US$ 15.99
Covering the time period from 1807, when John Colter first discovered the wonders of the Yellowstone Plateau to the 1920s when tourists sped between luxury hotels in their automobiles, these tales of Wonderland come from the letters, journals, and diaries kept by early visitors and later tourists. The earliest stories recount mountain men?s awe at... more...
- Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 7.99
Looks at how the Great War affected Wearsiders from the initial enthusiasm for sorting out the German Kaiser in time for Christmas 1914, to the gradual realization of the enormity of human sacrifice the families of Sunderland were committed to as the war stretched out over the next four years - including local Zeppelin attacks and experiences of those... more...
- The History Press 2014; US$ 21.86
The harmony between great castles and their ornamental grounds is rarely seen in such a perfect form as at Johnstown Castle. The gardens and grounds were designed by Daniel Robertson, of Powerscourt fame, and they provide the perfect setting for this turreted, battlemented castle of gleaming silver-grey ashlar. The castle itself was home to two prominent... more...
- Granite Peak Publications 2014; US$ 9.99
This ebook helps you find and appreciate the geysers and hot springs in the ten Yellowstone geyser basins and other hydrothermal areas that are convenient to the roads. The descriptions are excerpted from Yellowstone Treasures: The Traveler?s Companion to the National Park (2013), a full-color, 400-page guidebook to the entire park. Throughout the... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2014; US$ 30.00
Lake Minnetonka is renowned for its natural beauty as well as the prominent people it has attracted to its shores as a historic site of grand hotels, steamboats, and wealthy visitors from around the world, and as the home of the legendary Excelsior Amusement Park. But did you know that early European settlers to the region faced conditions so dire... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 14.95
The classic Old West narrative of the chase, trial, capture, and execution of outlaw Henry Plummer and his road agent band. In the gold rush–era of Virginia City, Montana, crime was afoot and justice shaky. Lawlessness ran amok in the form of gamblers, saloonkeepers, miners, dance hall girls, and road agents—outlaws who ambushed travelers on the... more...
- Regnery Publishing 2014; US$ 27.99
A Quest for Freedom All Americans are familiar with the story of the Pilgrims—persecuted for their religion in the Old World, they crossed the ocean to settle in a wild and dangerous land. But for most of us, the story ends after their brutal first winter at Plymouth with a supposedly peaceful encounter with the Native Americans and a happy Thanksgiving.... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 74.99
Mill Power documents the making of a national park that changed the concept of what a national historical park could be. For a time in the 1800s, Lowell was Massachusetts?s cosmopolitan, must-see second city. The city?s industrial model was as high-tech then as Silicon Valley is today. It drew the attention of luminaries like Charles Dickens, Congressmen... more...
- The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57
Charles Dickens described Chelmsford as the 'dullest' place on earth and added that there was not a lot to see here. He was wrong. This book does not tell you what you already know about Chelmsford, but what you don't. See the county town of Essex in a new light. Did you know Chelmsford was once close to staging the British Grand Prix, or that two... more...
- NYU Press 2014; US$ 67.50
In the seventeenth-century English Atlantic, religious beliefs and practices played a central role in creating racial identity. English Protestantism provided a vocabulary and structure to describe and maintain boundaries between insider and outsider. In this path-breaking study, Heather Miyano Kopelson peels back the layers of conflicting definitions... more...