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- The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.00
When young James Coomer was offered a job as deckhand on the tugboat Pat Murphy at a dollar an hour, he took his first smell of diesel fuel and knew he was hooked. Life on the Ohio puts the reader in the pilot's seat as Coomer wrestles with runaway barges, navigates through ice and fog, pacifies angry crew members, and contends with the loneliness... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 19.99
This frontier classic is one of the best books written about the world?s greatest cattle trail, the Chisholm Trail, a trail that was approximately eight hundred miles long, running from San Antonio, Texas to Abilene, Kansas. It is a comprehensive book about the cattle drives of our western frontier and the interesting characters associated with them.... more...
- Ohio University Press 2015; US$ 23.99
Ian Adams is perhaps the best-known landscape photographer in Ohio, and in the first volume of A Photographer?s Guide to Ohio, he shared his knowledge of what to photograph in the Buckeye State and how to photograph it. Now, in this second volume, Adams expands on his previous work, adding over 120 natural features, scenic rivers and byways, zoos... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 39.00
Sacagawea, kidnapped as an adolescent and sold as a slave to a French-Canadian fur trader, is best known for her role as interpreter and symbol of goodwill for Lewis and Clark on their journey west. Despite her pivotal role in this era of Manifest Destiny and blending cultures, much of her ensuing life story remains uncertain, thanks to a larger focus... more...
- Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 64.99 US$ 58.49
Asian Indians figure prominently among the educated, middle class subset of contemporary immigrants. They move quickly into residences, jobs, and lifestyles that provide little opportunity with fellow migrants, yet they continue to see themselves as a distinctive community within contemporary American society. In Life Lines Bacon chronicles the creation... more...
- Chicago Review Press 2004; US$ 13.99
This riveting sequel to My Bloody Life traces Reymundo Sanchez?s struggle to create a normal? life outside the Latin Kings, one of the nation's most notorious street gangs, and to move beyond his past. Sanchez illustrates how the Latin King motto once a king, always a king? rings true and details the difficulty and danger of leaving that life behind.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 110.00
?New Frontiers in Marine Tourism? is the first book of this kind to address and analyse this burgeoning tourism sector comprehensively. By integrating aspects such as the sustainability, safety, education, experiences and management of diving tourism the text highlights a variety of pressing topics related to the management of diving tourism, including:... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2008; US$ 42.00
Housewives hung wet sheets and blankets over windows and struggled to seal every crack with gummed paper strips. A man avoided shaking hands because the static electricity generated from a dust storm might knock his greeter flat. Children's tears turned to mud. Dead cattle, when pried open, were found filled with pounds of gut-clogging dirt. The... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2009; US$ 36.00
Personally selected by President Thomas Jefferson, Captain Meriwether Lewis was assigned to lead an expedition to the West, where the United States had just completed the Louisiana Purchase land transaction with France. Lewis selected William Clark to accompany him, and as leaders of the Corps of Discovery, the men became the first to find an overland... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 18.00
Chicago has been called by many names. Nelson Algren declared it a ?City on the Make.? Carl Sandburg dubbed it the ?City of Big Shoulders.? Upton Sinclair christened it ?The Jungle,? while New Yorkers, naturally, pronounced it ?the Second City.? At last there is a book for all of us, whatever we choose to call Chicago. In this magisterial biography,... more...