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  • Manners, Customs, and Conditions of the North American Indians, Volume IIby George Catlin

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 16.95

    Volume 2 of the classic account of life among Plains Indians; ceremonies, hunt, warfare, etc. Total in set: 312 plates. more...

  • Restaurantes, rumba y másby Peter Szok

    TCU Press 2015; Not Available

    Taking us well off the beaten path, Peter Szok leads readers on a cultural journey that will make your stomach?and heart?hunger for more. Szok sets the stage by suggesting that Fort Worth is more than just cowboys and world-class museums, but also a city with a rich immigrant heritage. With mouthwatering depictions, he highlights the best Latino... more...

  • Sitting in Darknessby Hsuan L. Hsu

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 20.00

    http://nyupress.org/webchapters/hsu_toc.pdf more...

  • The Baseball Codesby Jason Turbow; Michael Duca

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.95

    "Delicious . . . Entertaining . . . The Baseball Codes reads like a lab report by a psychologist who has been observing hostile toddlers whack one another with plastic shovels in a sandbox." ?Bruce Weber, The New York Times Book Review ?A frankly incredible book?a history and analysis of baseball?s insular culture of unwritten rules, protocols... more...

  • The Essential Bathroom Bookby Joseph Baxter

    Summersdale Publishers Ltd. 2005; US$ 8.99

    From toilets in the Bible to bathroom habits, from Roman baths to modern Japanese bathroom technology, 'The Essential Bathroom Book' reveals the history behind the bathroom door. With bathroom superstition, soaps and showers, this little book is packed with fascinating facts. more...

  • Fifteen Candlesby Adriana V. Lopez

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    For the uninitiated, the quinceañera celebrates the passage of a fifteen-year-old girl into adulthood: It's a bit bat mitzvah with a dash of debutante ball, and loaded with the same potential for hilarity and adolescent angst. In this original anthology, fifteen of the brightest and funniest Latino writers, men and women alike, share their own memories... more...

  • After the Fireby Paul Zimmer

    University of Minnesota Press 2002; US$ 23.00

    After the Fire is the story of the poet Paul Zimmer?s journey from his boyhood in Canton, Ohio, and his days as a soldier during atomic tests in the Nevada desert, to his many years as a writer and publisher, and the rural tranquility of his present life. Zimmer juxtaposes timeless rustic subjects with flashbacks to key moments: his first and only... more...

  • Money and Liberationby Peter North

    University of Minnesota Press 2007; US$ 75.00

    Money and Liberation examines the experiences of groups who have tried to build a more equitable world by inventing new forms of money. Presenting profiles of the trading networks that have been constructed, including Local Exchange Trading Schemes (England), and Green Dollars (New Zealand), Peter North shows how the use of currency has been redefined... more...

  • The Speckled Monsterby Jennifer Lee Carrell

    Penguin Publishing Group 2004; US$ 18.00

    The Speckled Monster tells the dramatic story of two parents who dared to fight back against smallpox.  After barely surviving the agony of smallpox themselves, they flouted eighteenth-century medicine by borrowing folk knowledge from African slaves and Eastern women in frantic bids to protect their children.  From their heroic struggles stems the... more...

  • Class with the Countessby LuAnn de Lesseps

    Penguin Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.00

    The glamorous star of Bravo's hit show The Real Housewives of New York City makes it easy to be elegant, with contemporary etiquette tips and a complete course in the art of sophisticated living Countess LuAnn de Lesseps knows firsthand that class is a state of mind, not a birthright. Raised in small-town Connecticut-half French Canadian, half... more...