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- Random House Children's Books 2011; US$ 7.99
In this Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Book of the Year, Paula Young Shelton, daughter of Civil Rights activist Andrew Young, brings a child?s unique perspective to an important chapter in America?s history. Paula grew up in the deep south, in a world where whites had and blacks did not. With an activist father and a community of... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 14.95
For more than eighty years the Jewish Daily Forward 's legendary advice column, "A Bintel Brief" ("a bundle of letters") dispensed shrewd, practical, and fair-minded advice to its readers. Created in 1906 to help bewildered Eastern European immigrants learn about their new country, the column also gave them a forum for seeking advice and support in... more...
- University Press of Colorado 2011; US$ 23.95
Traditional accounts of Colorado's history often reflect an Anglocentric perspective that begins with the 1859 Pikes Peak Gold Rush and Colorado's establishment as a state in 1876. Enduring Legacies expands the study of Colorado's past and present by adopting a borderlands perspective that emphasizes the multiplicity of peoples who have inhabited... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2002; US$ 36.99
The war between the United States and Mexico was decades in the making. Although Texas was an independent republic from 1836 to 1845, Texans retained an affiliation with the United States that virtually assured annexation at some point. Mexico's reluctance to give up Texas put it on a collision course with the United States. The Mexican War receives... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.00
History is recorded in many ways. According to author James Deetz, the past can be seen most fully by studying the small things so often forgotten. Objects such as doorways, gravestones, musical instruments, and even shards of pottery fill in the cracks between large historical events and depict the intricacies of daily life. In his completely revised... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99
Baby Boy Fisher was raised in institutions from the moment of his birth in prison to a single mother. He ultimately came to live with a foster family, where he endured near-constant verbal and physical abuse. In his mid-teens he escaped and enlisted in the navy, where he became a man of the world, raised by the family he created for himself. Finding... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.95
Fran Lebowitz in Public Speaking A Martin Scorsese Picture Now an HBO® Documentary Film The Fran Lebowitz Reader brings together in one volume, with a new preface, two bestsellers, M etropolitan Life and Social Studies , by an "important humorist in the classic tradition" ( The New York Times Book Review ) who is "the natural successor to Dorothy... more...
- Rutgers University Press 2013; US$ 27.95
Land of Smoke and Mirrors looks at greater Los Angeles through the images projected from within and without its geographical and psychological borders. Divided into sections that probe the city?s checkered history and reflect on Hollywood?s own self reflections, the book offers revealing readings of different types of texts (novelistic, cinematic,... more...
- Chicago Review Press 2014; US$ 13.99
At its heyday in the 1950s and 1960s, Detroit's status as epicenter of the American auto industry made it a vibrant, populous, commercial hub?and then the bottom fell out. Detroit : A Biography takes a long, unflinching look at the evolution of one of America's great cities and one of the nation's greatest urban failures. This authoritative yet... more...
- Globe Pequot Press 2012; US$ 13.99
Written by a parent, this opinionated, personal, and easy-to-use guide has hundreds of ideas to keep the kids entertained for an hour, a day, or a weekend! Fun with the Family North Carolina leads the way to historical attractions, children's museums, wildlife habitats, festivals, parks, and much more. Geared towards parents with children between... more...