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- Saddleback Publishing 2008; US$ 10.95
Rosa Parks grew up in the strongly segregated Southern United States. One day, she had had enough. She would not give up her seat to a white passenger on a bus and was taken to jail. This act inspired the movement for equal rights in the U.S. Find out how this quiet, modest woman had a strong impact on the world. Learn about her struggle to fight for... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.00
Whether she's writing about redneck politics in her native Texas or the discreet charms of Bushwazee, Molly Ivins in never less than devastatingly honest?and hilarious. Our toughest, funniest, and savviest columnist delivers the goods on: -Texas politics: "Well, our attorney general is under indictment. He ran as 'the people's lawyer'; now we call... more...
- Hamilton Books 2010; US$ 30.99
This book discusses women who have demonstrated extraordinary commitment to the various endeavors through which they have fulfilled their lives and contributed to the city of Birmingham. Despite experiencing degrees of gender, racial, class or ideological discrimination, these women are goal-directed and determined, rendering knowledge, experience,... more...
- University of North Texas Press 2009; US$ 19.96
The Sutton-Taylor Feud of DeWitt, Gonzales, Karnes, and surrounding counties began shortly after the Civil War ended. This book presents a study of the Sutton-Taylor Feud. It demonstrates that the violence between the two sides was in the tradition of the family blood feud, similar to so many other nineteenth-century American feuds. more...
- University Press of Mississippi 2005; US$ 35.00
Daisy Bates (1914-1999) is renowned as the mentor of the Little Rock Nine, the first African Americans to attend Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. For guiding the Nine through one of the most tumultuous civil rights crises of the 1950s, she was selected as Woman of the Year in Education by the Associated Press in 1957 and was the only woman... more...
- Wiley 2010; US$ 29.95
With so many differing opinions about real estate these days, buying or selling a home can seem like a daunting task, especially for the everyday person who has little or no real estate experience. But as author Sarah Daniels explains, the process doesn't have to be painful, and people can come away from the experience feeling happy with the outcome.... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.95
In the 1950s, a series of dams was proposed along the Brazos River in north-central Texas. For John Graves, this project meant that if the stream?s regimen was thus changed, the beautiful and sometimes brutal surrounding countryside would also change, as would the lives of the people whose rugged ancestors had eked out an existence there. Graves therefore... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2010; US$ 59.00
Has the pastoral vision, so central to American history and culture, survived the twentieth century? Enduring Pastoral traces and analyzes the development of the middle landscape by examining the historical construction of a variety of private and public places in the Tennessee Valley. Moving from the aesthetically sculpted grounds of the Biltmore... more...
- Diplomica Verlag 2008; US$ 30.04
Von den südamerikanischen Kulturen ist gewöhnlich nur diejenige des Inkareiches ins kollektive Bewusstsein gedrungen. Deren kurze, aber intensive Erfolgsgeschichte und ihr spektakuläres Ende verdecken die Tatsache, dass auch schon vor ihnen hochentwickelte politische und religiöse Strukturen bestanden haben. Sie zu vernachlässigen, wäre dasselbe, als... more...