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- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2014; US$ 10.95
Ideally suited for use in swift-moving surveys of World, Atlantic, and Latin American history, this abridgment of Ted Humphrey and Janet Burkes 2012 translation of the True History provides key excerpts from Diaz's text and concise summaries of omitted passages. Included in this edition is a new preface outlining the social, economic, and... more...
- University of California Press 2006; US$ 34.95
Stunning in its sweep, Americas is the most authoritative history available of contemporary Latin America and the Caribbean. From Mexico to Tierra del Fuego, and from Cuba to Trinidad and Tobago, Americas examines the historical, demographic, political, social, cultural, religious, and economic trends in the region. For this new edition Peter Winn... more...
- The Floating Press 2010; US$ 3.99
Although he is now best remembered for rip-roaring adventure novels like Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Robert Louis Stevenson was a well-regarded travel writer during his lifetime. In Across the Plains, Stevenson recounts his experiences traveling in the United States in a series of fascinating and detailed... more...
- The Floating Press 1847; US$ 3.99
Take a trip back in time on the Oregon Trail. This series of non-fiction essays from Francis Parkman details life on the nineteenth-century American frontier, detailing the summer a young Parkman traveled through Nebraska, Wyoming, Colorado and Kansas. Along the way, the author spent time hunting and fishing, as well as participating in a buffalo hunt... more...
- The Floating Press 2010; US$ 4.99
Historian, critic, and horticulturist Francis Parkman was renowned for his analytical acuity and narrative skill. In A Half Century of Conflict: France and England in North America, Volume 1, Parkman dissects and explains the tumult that surrounded the birth of the United States. This book is regarded as one of the highest literary achievements in... more...
- The Floating Press 1907; US$ 3.99
Though born in Iowa, author Emerson Hough moved to rural New Mexico and practiced as a frontier lawyer there for many years. Along the way, he met some very interesting characters, including many of the Wild West's most infamous outlaws. This volume includes biographies and narrative sketches that detail the lives and misdeeds of some of the most notorious... more...
- The Floating Press 2011; US$ 5.99
Gain an intimate understanding of one of the key figures in American history in this detailed biography of Thomas Jefferson. It is virtually impossible to overstate the influence that Jefferson exerted during and after the formation of the United States, ranging from his stint as president to his formation of the American system of higher education... more...
- The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99
Written with young audiences in mind, the volume Buccaneers and Pirates of Our Coasts is a rip-roaring tour through the history of the seagoing scallywags and outlaws who trolled the waters around what is now the United States. Though filled with interesting facts and historical nuggets, the narrative is engaging enough to ensnare the attention of... more...
- The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99
Tennessee soldier and politician David Crockett played a significant role in his home state's history, but it is his legendary skill as a frontiersman and hunter that earned him an outsized reputation, eventually landing him a spot in the pantheon of American folk heroes. This engaging volume combines a factual account of Crockett's life along... more...
- The Floating Press 2014; US$ 1.99
Humble farmer and tavern owner John Procter was swept up in the tide of hysteria surrounding accusations of witchcraft that rocked Massachusetts in the late seventeenth century. In the aftermath of a flurry of back-and-forth suspicions and allegations, Procter was eventually convicted and hanged. This concise account tells the story with a focus on... more...