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- Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 26.00
Johnny Rico is back. After risking his life as an Afghanistan stop-loss soldier, an experience he described in the cult phenomenon Blood Makes the Grass Grow Green , he now dares to embed himself on both sides of America?s most dangerous domestic conflict?the war for and against illegal immigration?in an exhilarating new exercise in immersion... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.95
Refuge , Terry Tempest Williams is one of the country?s most eloquent and imaginative writers. The desert is her blood. In this potent collage of stories, essays, and testimony, Red makes a stirring case for the preservation of America?s Redrock Wilderness in the canyon country of southern Utah. As passionate as she is persuasive, Williams writes... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 18.00
They began their existence as everyday objects, but in the hands of Bancroft Award-winning historian Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, fourteen domestic items from preindustrial America?ranging from a linen tablecloth to an unfinished sock?relinquish their stories and offer profound insights into our history. In an age when even meals are rarely made from... more...
- Taylor Trade Publishing 2008; US$ 9.99
Did Pat Garrett kill the wrong man in 1881 in Fort Sumner, New Mexico, or did the outlaw known as Billy the Kid live on as William Henry Roberts until 1948? W.C. Jameson analyzes the evidence, including use of new technology to produce a compelling case for Billy's survival. Heralded by Booklist as an enjoyable reexamination of a legendary piece of... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 61.00
The border between the United States and Mexico, despite attempts at containment, remains a vast and uniquely malleable yet indefinable region. With Border Culture , Ilan Stavans has collected essays representative of the tangled experiences and issues central to life between cultures. Divided into two sections, Border Culture covers topics... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2011; US$ 16.99
A New York Times bestseller, Jeff Guinn?s definitive, myth-busting account of the most famous gunfight in American history reveals who Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, and the Clantons and McLaurys really were and what the shootout was all about. On the afternoon of October 26, 1881, in a vacant lot in Tombstone, Arizona, a confrontation between eight... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2000; US$ 8.99
Standing atop the wall of California, Michael Checchio decided to head out for Saline and Death Valley, the canyonlands of Arizona and Utah and the uplands of New Mexico. He would re-visit old haunts and explore new ones-and in so doing rediscover a world he thought he already knew. In Sundown Legends, Checchio offers up the American Southwest as... more...
- National Geographic Society 2010; US$ 26.00
In 1869, John Wesley Powell led a small party down the Green and Colorado Rivers in a bold attempt to explore the Grand Canyon for the first time. After their monumental expedition, they told of raging rapids, constant danger, and breathtaking natural beauty of the American landscape at its most pristine. Jon Waterman combines sheer adventure and... more...
- Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 17.99 US$ 15.47
If the word "hero" still belonged in the historian's lexicon, it would certainly be applied to John Wesley Powell. Intrepid explorer, careful scientist, talented writer, and dedicated conservationist, Powell led the expedition that put the Colorado River on American maps and revealed the Grand Canyon to the world. Now comes the first biography of this... more...
- Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 28.95 US$ 23.16
Line in the Sand details the dramatic transformation of the western U.S.-Mexico border from its creation at the end of the Mexican-American War in 1848 to the emergence of the modern boundary line in the first decades of the twentieth century. In this sweeping narrative, Rachel St. John explores how this boundary changed from a mere... more...