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- The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 28.00
From the 1780s, when Louisville and Lexington were tiny clusters of houses in the wilderness, to the 1980s, when more than half of all Kentuckians live in urban areas, the growth of cities has affected nearly all aspects of life in the Commonwealth. These urban centers have led the state in economic, social, and cultural change. Cities in the Commonwealth... more...
- Hunter Publishing 2009; US$ 7.99
Weather patterns, including rainfall that in some places exceeds even the levels of the Ecuadorian Amazon, combine with a varied topography to create unique ecological life zones on the coast. Flora and fauna in some areas are more typical of Colombia and Central America. Endemic animal species abound and tropical forests meet the crashing waves of... more...
- University of North Texas Press 1990; US$ 11.96
?Cold Anger is an important book about the empowerment of working-class communities through church-based social activism. . . . The book is structured around the political life of Ernesto Cortes, Jr., the lead IAF (Industrial Areas Foundation) organizer who has earned recognition as one of the most powerful individuals in Texas.??Southwestern Historical... more...
- Garrett County Press 2010; US$ 0.99
This anonymous tourist pamphlet written at the beginning of the 20th century covers the culture, history, architecture and romance of New Orleans, Louisiana. Although written in the 1920s or 30s the guide is remarkably useful. Covers Jackson Square, Pontalba Buildings, St. Louis Cathedral, Napoleon, Jean and Pierre Lafitte, Ursuline Convent, the Lalaurie... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2002; US$ 40.99
The war between the United States and Mexico was decades in the making. Although Texas was an independent republic from 1836 to 1845, Texans retained an affiliation with the United States that virtually assured annexation at some point. Mexico's reluctance to give up Texas put it on a collision course with the United States. The Mexican War receives... more...
- TCU Press 2012; US$ 15.95
The Pecos River flows snake-like out of New Mexico and across West Texas before striking the Rio Grande. In frontier Texas, the Pecos was more moat than river?a deadly barrier of quicksand, treacherous currents, and impossibly steep banks. Only at its crossings, with legendary names such as Horsehead and Pontoon, could travelers hope to gain passage.... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 14.99
Daniel Boone is regarded as the first real American folk hero. Without his cunning bravery, settlement west of the Appalachians may not have been made possible for years. Boone?s Wilderness Road, which is still used today, helped bridge the Cumberland Gap, granting access to the state of Kentucky from Pennsylvania. Thanks to the writing of John S.... more...
- Globe Pequot Press 2013; US$ 15.99
Rediscover the simple pleasures of a day trip with Day Trips from Dallas & Fort Worth. This guide is packed with hundreds of exciting things for locals and vacationers to do, see, and discover within a two-hour drive of the Dallas metro area. With full trip-planning information, Day Trips from Dallas & Fort Worth helps makes the most of a brief... more...
- Globe Pequot Press 2013; US$ 15.99
Rediscover the simple pleasures of a day trip with Day Trips from Houston. This guide is packed with hundreds of exciting things for locals and vacationers to do, see, and discover within a two-hour drive of the Houston metro area. With full trip-planning information, Day Trips from Houston helps make the most of a brief getaway. more...