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  • The FARCby Garry Leech

    Zed Books 2011; US$ 19.95

    The FARC is the definitive introduction to the guerrilla group, examining its origins, aims, structure and operations. Garry Leech investigates the FARC’s impact on local, regional and global politics and maps its future direction. Having reported from the frontline in Colombia for many years, and having been held captive by the FARC, Leech offers... more...

  • From the Milk River: Spatial and Temporal Processes in Northwest Amazoniaby Christine Hugh-Jones

    Cambridge University Press 1988; US$ 55.00

    The book is an integrated account of a Northwest Amazonian society, which elucidates the structural models that underlie and unify the domains of kinship, religion, politics, and economics. more...

  • Gentry and Common Folkby Albert H. Jr. Tillson

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    In the late eighteenth century, the Upper Valley of Virginia experienced a conflict between the elitist culture of the gentry and the more republican values of the populace. Albert Tillson addresses here several major issues in historical scholarship on Virginia and the southern backcountry, focusing on changing political values in the late colonial... more...

  • In/security in Colombiaby Josefina A. Echavarria

    Manchester University Press 2010; US$ 95.00

    Based on geo- and biopolitical analyses, this book reconsiders how security policies and practices legitimate state and non-state violence in the Colombian conflict.Using the case study of the official Democratic Security Policy (DSP), Echavarría examines how security discourses write the political identities of state, self and others. She claims... more...

  • Internationales KulturgŁterprivat- und Zivilverfahrensrechtby Michael Anton

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 335.00

    Volume 3 does particular justice to the international aspect of cultural goods protection and art restitution law. Firstly, the civil law claims system, possible means of defense against unjust art restitution claims and counterclaims of parties legally obliged to restitution are addressed. The second core issue of this work involves international... more...

  • John Smithby Tim McNeese

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 36.00

    In late December 1606, a party of Englishmen set sail for America, representing yet another effort by the English to establish a foothold in the New World. Twenty years earlier, a similar attempt with the Roanoke Colony had ended miserably, with all of its inhabitants completely disappearing. Yet Jamestown would ultimately succeed, due largely to the... more...

  • My Cocaine Museumby Michael Taussig

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 30.00

    In this book, a make-believe cocaine museum becomes a vantage point from which to assess the lives of Afro-Colombian gold miners drawn into the dangerous world of cocaine production in the rain forest of Colombia's Pacific Coast. Although modeled on the famous Gold Museum in Colombia's central bank, the Banco de la Repķblica, Taussig's museum is also... more...

  • Mysteries and Legends of Virginiaby Emilee Hines

    Globe Pequot Press 2010; US$ 13.99

    Part of our new and growing Mysteries and Legends series, Mysteries and Legends of Virginia explores unusual phenomena, strange events, and mysteries in Virginia's history. Each episode included in the book is a story unto itself, and the tone and style of the book is lively and easy to read for a general audience interested in Virginia history.... more...

  • Out of Captivityby Marc Gonsalves; Tom Howes; Keith Stansell; Gary Brozek

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    ?[A] remarkable story?.An honest and harrowing memoir of a life-changing ordeal.? ? Arizona Republic † The spellbinding New York Times bestseller, Out of Captivity is the amazing true story of Marc Gonsalves, Tom Howes, and Keith Stansell, three American civilian contractors who were held hostage by the FARC rebel group in Colombia... more...

  • Roanokeby G.S. Prentzas

    Infobase Publishing 2011; US$ 35.00

    In 1587, a group of English colonists landed on Roanoke Island, located on the coast of present-day North Carolina. Financed by influential courtier Sir Walter Raleigh, the colony sought to become England's first permanent settlement in the New World. Raleigh had planned for the colony to settle on the Chesapeake Bay in Virginia. The fleet's... more...