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  • Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Plunges into Canadaby Bathroom Readers' Institute

    Portable Press 2014; US$ 19.95

    Uncle John and the folks at the Bathroom Readers? Institute love all things Canadian and figure that just because we weren?t lucky enough to be born in the Great White North doesn?t mean we can?t devote an entire Bathroom Reader to the cause . . . and this time we?re doing it in Technicolor! Uncle John?s Plunges into Canada (Illustrated Edition)... more...

  • Savage Dreamsby Rebecca Solnit

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 26.95

    "A beautiful, absorbing, tragic book."?Larry McMurtry In 1851, a war began in what would become Yosemite National Park, a war against the indigenous inhabitants. A century later?in 1951?and a hundred and fifty miles away, another war began when the U.S. government started setting off nuclear bombs at the Nevada Test Site. It was called a nuclear testing... more...

  • Zen of the Plainsby Tyra A. Olstad

    University of North Texas Press 2014; US$ 19.96

    Although spare, sweeping landscapes may appear "empty," plains and prairies afford a rich, unique aesthetic experience--one of quiet sunrises and dramatic storms, hidden treasures and abundant wildlife, infinite horizons and omnipresent wind, all worthy of contemplation and celebration. more...

  • Walking the Steps of Cincinnatiby Brian Edward Balsley; Mary Anna DuSablon; Connie J. Harrell; Roxanne Qualls; John Cicmanec

    Ohio University Press 2014; US$ 19.99

    Walking the Steps of Cincinnati: A Guide to the Queen City?s Scenic and Historic Secrets is a revised and updated version of Mary Anna DuSablon?s original guidebook, first published in 1998. This new edition describes and maps thirty-four walks of varying lengths and levels of difficulty around the neighborhoods of Cincinnati, following scenic or... more...

  • Oddball Michiganby Jerome Pohlen

    Chicago Review Press 2014; US$ 13.99

    There?s more to Michigan than beautiful forests, shuttered factories, and miles and miles of stunning shoreline. Armed with this offbeat travel guide, you?ll soon discover the strange underbelly of the Great Lakes State. Michigan has monuments to fluoridation, snurfing, the designer of the Jefferson nickel, and the once-famous Mr. Chicken, as well... more...

  • Venereal Disease and the Lewis and Clark Expeditionby Thomas P. Lowry; Edwin C. Bearss

    UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 21.95

    One of the greatest challenges faced by William Clark and Meriwether Lewis on their 1804?6 Corps of Discovery expedition was that of medical emergencies on the trail. Without an attending physician, even routine ailments and injuries could have tragic consequences for the expedition?s success and the safety of its members. Of these dangers, the most... more...

  • Making Model Railway Buildingsby Andy McMillan

    Crowood 2014; US$ 26.25

    This invaluable book is essential reading for all railway modellers, whatever their level of expertise. The author provides an overall understanding of the purpose of making buildings for a model railway and covers their construction, their positioning and how to light them.Topics covered include railway and non-railway buildings, explaining how the... more...

  • An Army Doctor on the Western Frontierby Robert M. Utley

    University of New Mexico Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    This selection of Lauderdale?s writings, edited and annotated by a premier historian of the American West, offers an insightful account of army life that will teach readers much about the settlement and growth of the West in a time of rapid change. more...

  • Freedom's Ballotby Margaret Garb

    University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 50.00

    In the spring of 1915, Chicagoans elected the city?s first black alderman, Oscar De Priest. In a city where African Americans made up less than five percent of the voting population, and in a nation that dismissed and denied black political participation, De Priest?s victory was astonishing. It did not, however, surprise the unruly group of black... more...

  • The Origins of the Urban Crisisby Thomas J. Sugrue

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 19.95

    Once America?s ?arsenal of democracy,? Detroit is now the symbol of the American urban crisis. In this reappraisal of America?s racial and economic inequalities, Thomas Sugrue asks why Detroit and other industrial cities have become the sites of persistent racialized poverty. He challenges the conventional wisdom that urban decline is the product... more...