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  • The Ku Klux Klan in the Southwestby Charles C. Alexander

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    This is a study of a disturbing phenomenon in American society -- the Ku Klux Klan -- and that eruption of nativism, racism and moral authoritarianism during the 1920s in the four states of the Southwest -- Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Arkansas -- in which the Klan became especially powerful. The hooded order is viewed here as a move by frustrated... more...

  • Scouting for Boysby Robert Baden-Powell; Elleke Boehmer

    OUP Oxford 2004; US$ 13.99 US$ 12.03

    Scouting for Boys (1908) is the original blueprint and 'self-instructor' of the Boy Scout Movement. An all-time bestseller, it is both a handbook and a philosophy for a way of living that replaces self with service,puts country before individual, and duty above all. As well as practical instructions on how to light fires, stalk men and animals, it... more...

  • Club Management Issues in Australia and North Americaby Clayton W. Barrows; Nerilee Hing

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 62.95

    Discover the unique challenges confronting the club industry As a distinctive sector of the hospitality industry, private clubs have their own unique set of challenges. Club Management Issues in Australia and North America provides a one-of-a-kind exploration of the membership, human resource, and other key management issues of the niche industry... more...

  • Fishing with Harryby Tony Baws; Suzie Baws

    Merlin Unwin Books Limited 2014; US$ 9.84

    Harry, an incorrigible, engaging and dapper biscuit salesman in his forties, ex-Army and the City, becomes the unlikely angling companion of young Tony, the love-struck, shy 19-year-old accountant who is courting his step-daughter. Throughout the 1960s, this unique fishing friendship is cemented via a series of largely nocturnal fishing jaunts across... more...

  • Schismby Ric Berman

    Sussex Academic Press 2013; US$ 34.99

    This book examines the creation of the Antients Grand Lodge and traces the influence of Ireland and the London Irish, especially that of Laurence Dermott, the Antients? Grand Secretary, in the development of freemasonry in the second half of the 18th century. It demonstrates the relative accessibility of the Antients and contrasts this with the exclusivity... more...

  • The Architects of Americaby Russell Blackwell

    Algora Publishing 2011; US$ 23.95

    Did the Freemasons consciously affect the geographical growth of the USA in order to invest the layout of the states with a deeper, symbolic meaning? The narrative concentrates on the development of Masonic ritual during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries—especially their description of the 'ideal building' or Temple—the concurrent... more...

  • Mysteries and Conspiraciesby Luc Boltanski

    Wiley 2014; US$ 26.95 US$ 23.36

    The detective story, focused on inquiries, and in its wake the spy novel, built around conspiracies, developed as genres in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. During the same period, psychiatry was inventing paranoia, sociology was devising new forms of causality to explain the social lives of individuals and groups and political science... more...

  • Boy Scouts Handbookby Boy Scouts of America

    Skyhorse Publishing 2012; US$ 14.99

    This is a facsimile reprint of the very first Boy Scouts Handbook , complete with the wonderful vintage advertisements that accompanied the original 1911 edition, now in full color. Over 40 million copies of this book have been distributed since its first publication nearly 100 years ago. The original Boy Scouts Handbook standardized American... more...

  • Secret Societiesby Sylvia Browne

    Hay House 2007; US$ 6.99 US$ 5.14

    Fresh from the success of her book Secrets & Mysteries of the World, Sylvia Browne now writes about the clandestine world of secret societies. Sylvia’s research, combined with her amazing communication with her spirit guide Francine, has uncovered the fact that many secret societies affect the lives of each of us every day . . . whether it be... more...

  • The Making of Tocqueville's Americaby Kevin Butterfield

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 40.00

    Alexis de Tocqueville was among the first to draw attention to Americans? propensity to form voluntary associations?and to join them with a fervor and frequency unmatched anywhere in the world. For nearly two centuries, we have sought to understand how and why early nineteenth-century Americans were, in Tocqueville?s words, ?forever forming associations.?... more...