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- Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 26.99
For the first time, the full story of a crime that has haunted New England since 1873. The cold-blooded ax murder of two innocent Norwegian women at their island home off the coast of New Hampshire has gripped the region since 1873, beguiling tourists, inspiring artists, and fueling conspiracy theorists. The killer, a handsome Prussian fisherman... more...
- Globe Pequot Press 2012; US$ 13.99
The lives of notorious bad guys, perpetrators of mischief, visionary--if misunderstood--thinkers, and other colorful antiheroes, jerks, and evil doers from history all get their due in the short essays featured in these enlightening, informative, books. Speaking Ill of the Dead: Jerks in Georgia History features 15 short biographies of nefarious... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 29.95
This compelling narrative demonstrates the passionate interest the Jeffersonian presidents had in wresting land from less powerful foes and expanding Jefferson's "empire of liberty." The first two decades of the 19th century found many Americans eager to move away from the crowded eastern seaboard and into new areas where their goals of landownership... more...
- Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 22.00
Sometimes dangerous and chaotic but always lively and cosmopolitan, Buenos Aires attracts tourists from all over the world. The largest city in Argentina, this South American capital crackles with passion for tango, soccer, art, and food. In this handy travel guide, Buenos Aires local Jason Wilson provides a window into the city?s history while also... more...
- University of Georgia Press 2015; US$ 32.95
The death of Georgia governor-elect Eugene Talmadge in late 1946 launched a constitutional crisis that ranks as one of the most unusual political events in U.S. history: the state had three active governors at once, each claiming that he was the true elected official. This is the first full-length examination of that episode, which wasn’t just... more...
- University of Pittsburgh Press 2011; US$ 28.95
During the mid-twentieth century, Latin American countries witnessed unprecedented struggles over the terms of national sovereignty, civic participation, and social justice. Nowhere was this more visible than in Peronist Argentina (1946?1955), where Juan and Eva Perón led the region?s largest populist movement in pursuit of new political hopes... more...
- University of Pittsburgh Press 2005; US$ 27.95
Described in his lifetime as ?mad,? ?a dreamer,? ?quixotic,? and ?a lunatic,? Pedro Bohorques is one of the most fascinating personalities of Spanish colonial America. A common man from an ordinary Andalusian family, he sought his fortune in the new world as a Renaissance adventurer. Smitten with the idea of the mythical cities of gold, Bohorques... more...
- University of Pittsburgh Press 2012; US$ 28.95
In this original study, Jorge A. Nállim chronicles the decline of liberalism in Argentina during the volatile period between two military coups?the 1930 overthrow of Hipólito Yrigoyen and the deposing of Juan Perón in 1955. While historians have primarily focused on liberalism in economic or political contexts, Nállim instead documents a wide range... more...