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- 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 República, Taussig's museum is also... more...
- Cambridge University Press 1988; US$ 55.00 US$ 45.10
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...
- 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...
- 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 FARCs 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013; US$ 34.99
Written by two leading historians, this deeply informed and accessible book traces the history of Colombia thematically, covering the past two centuries. In ten interlinked chapters, Michael J. LaRosa and Germán R. Mejía depart from more standard approaches by presenting a history of political, social, and cultural accomplishments within the context... more...
- Globe Pequot Press 2013; US$ 14.99
This definitive collection of the Old Dominion's odd, wacky, and most offbeat people, places, and things is filled with quirky photographs throughout and maps for each region. Virginia Curiosities includes humorous state facts and amusing stories and serves as a combination almanac, off-the-wall travel guide, and wacky news gazette. more...
- 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...
- Publish Green 2014; US$ 2.99
From the ancient Greek and Roman sagacious proverbs to Winston Churchill, JFK and Martin Luther King transcending and illuminating quotes, each one of us has what it takes to differentiate between right and wrong, and to appreciate a wise advise. "Wisemans Book" will appraise you with original and powerful wise lines that will have... more...