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- The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99
In American popular culture, the name "Woodstock" brings to mind images of the famed outdoor music festival that occurred in upstate New York in 1969. In the context of early American history, however, the town of Woodstock in what is now Connecticut played an important role in the settlement of New England. This detailed account of the town's... more...
- The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99
Today, the term "filibuster" refers to a tactic used by loquacious lawmakers who seek to prevent a vote by delivering marathon-length speeches. But in the past, the term had a different meaning -- it referred to freelance mercenaries who traveled to foreign countries with the aim of sparking a war or revolution. James Jeffrey Roche presents... more...
- Not For Tourists 2014; US$ 15.95
The Not For Tourists Guide to Brooklyn is a neighborhood-by neighborhood map-based approach to New York?s most dynamic borough. The Brooklyn guide covers sixteen neighborhoods, with information on services and entertainment venues: everything from restaurants, movie theaters, bagel shops, and bars to landmarks, art galleries, transportation, and parks.... more...
- Not For Tourists 2014; US$ 21.95
The Not For Tourists Guide to Chicago divides Chi-town into sixty mapped neighborhoods. Every map is dotted with user-friendly NFT icons that plot the nearest essential services and entertainment locations, while providing important information on things like kid-friendly activities, public transportation, restaurants, bars, and Chicago?s art scene.... more...
- Temple University Press 2014; US$ 27.50
The 2002 revelation that George Washington kept slaves in his executive mansion at Philadelphia's Independence National Historical Park in the 1790s prompted an eight-year controversy about the role of slavery in America's commemorative landscape. When the President's House installation opened in 2010, it became the first federal property to feature... more...
- Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 7.99
Looks at how the Great War affected Wearsiders from the initial enthusiasm for sorting out the German Kaiser in time for Christmas 1914, to the gradual realization of the enormity of human sacrifice the families of Sunderland were committed to as the war stretched out over the next four years - including local Zeppelin attacks and experiences of those... more...
- TwoDot 2014; US$ 15.99
Covering the time period from 1807, when John Colter first discovered the wonders of the Yellowstone Plateau to the 1920s when tourists sped between luxury hotels in their automobiles, these tales of Wonderland come from the letters, journals, and diaries kept by early visitors and later tourists. The earliest stories recount mountain men?s awe at... more...
- Texas A&M University Press 2014; US$ 86.00
Power and Control in the Imperial Valley examines the evolution of irrigated farming in the Imperial-Mexicali Valley, an arid desert straddling the California?Baja California border. Bisected by the international boundary line, the valley drew American investors determined to harness the nearby Colorado River to irrigate a million acres on both... more...
- University Press of Florida 2014; US$ 79.95
In the 250 years before the Civil War, the Great Dismal Swamp of Virginia and North Carolina was a brutal landscape?2,000 square miles of undeveloped and unforgiving wetlands, peat bogs, impenetrable foliage, and dangerous creatures. It was also a protective refuge for marginalized communities, including Native Americans, African-American maroons,... more...