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  • The Guiana Travels of Robert Schomburgk 1835?1844by Professor Peter Rivière

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    This is the first of a pair of volumes publishing the full reports of Schomburgk's travels in Guiana between 1835 and 1844, previously available only in greatly abridged and heavily edited versions. Robert Schomburgk left his native Germany for North America in 1828, aged twenty-four. A year later he was in the Caribbean, where, after various business... more...

  • The Guiana Travels of Robert Schomburgk 1835?1844by Professor Peter Rivière

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    This is the second of a pair of volumes publishing the unedited full reports of Schomburgk's travels in Guiana between 1835 and 1844, previously available only in greatly abridged and heavily edited versions. After his explorations in Guiana between 1835 and 1839 on behalf of the Royal Geographical Society, which are the subject of Volume I of The... more...

  • The Toronto Carrying Placeby Glenn Turner

    Dundurn 2015; US$ 14.99

    The Toronto Carrying Place trail linked Lake Ontario to Lake Simcoe, and helped shape the development of Ontario. Its influence is still felt today, though much of the original trail is obscured. Glenn Turner guides readers on a three-day journey that reconnects modern-day Toronto with its history, Native heritage, and the natural world. more...

  • A Grim Almanac of Yorkby Alan Sharp

    The History Press 2015; US$ 18.94

    Enter A Grim Almanac of York to discover 365 gruesome tales from the city's past. From bloody battles, appalling accidents and extraordinary deaths, there is a tale to surprise even the most hardened reader. Read about a Viking invasion of the city in 866 led by Ivar the Boneless; Richard of York, whose head was displayed over the Micklegate Bar for... more...

  • A Grim Almanac of Birminghamby Karen Evans

    The History Press 2015; US$ 18.94

    Discover 365 gruesome tales from Birmingham's past. With appalling accidents, frightful crimes and extraordinary deaths, there is a tale to surprise even the most hardened reader. Featured here is the man who deliberately swallowed his wooden walking stick, a nineteenth-century horsemeat scandal, a drunken dispute that led to a man being stabbed in... more...

  • The Three Governors Controversyby Charles S. Bullock; Scott E. Buchanan; Ronald Keith Gaddie

    University of Georgia Press 2015; US$ 32.95

    The death of Georgia governor-elect Eugene Talmadge in late 1946 launched a constitutional crisis that ranks as one of the most unusual political events in U.S. history: the state had three active governors at once, each claiming that he was the true elected official. This is the first full-length examination of that episode, which wasn’t just... more...

  • Concise Encyclopedia of Mexicoby Michael Werner

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 205.00

    First Published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Cuba: A Historyby Sergio Guerra-Vilaboy; Oscar Loyola-Vega

    Ocean Press 2015; US$ 11.95

    A concise, readable history beyond the images of cigars, classic cars, Fidel Castro, and Che Guevara. more...

  • Congo Diaryby Ernesto Che Guevara; Aleida Guevara

    Ocean Press 2015; US$ 19.95

    Che Guevara?s intriguing account of his participation in the revolutionary war in the Congo, prior to the mission to Bolivia. more...

  • Metropolitan Jewsby Lila Corwin Berman

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 30.00

    Lila Corwin Berman  is associate professor of history at Temple University, where she holds the Murray Friedman Chair and directs the Feinstein Center for American Jewish History. She is the author of  Speaking of Jews: Rabbis, Intellectuals, and the Creation of an American Public Identity . more...