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  • Migrant Imaginariesby Alicia Schmidt Camacho

    NYU Press 2008; US$ 23.80

    Winner of the 2009 Lora Romero First Book Prize from the American Studies Association 2009 Choice Outstanding Academic Title Migrant Imaginaries explores the transnational movements of Mexican migrants in pursuit of labor and civil rights in the United States from the 1920s onward. Working through key historical moments such as the 1930s,... more...

  • Gone at 3:17by David Brown

    Potomac Books 2012; US$ 29.95

    At 3:17 p.m. on March 18, 1937, a natural gas leak beneath the London Junior-Senior High School in the oil boomtown of New London, Texas, created a lethal mixture of gas and oxygen in the school?s basement. The odorless, colorless gas went undetected until the flip of an electrical switch triggered a colossal blast. The two-story school, one of the... more...

  • The Real Las Vegasby David Littlejohn; Eric Gran

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 72.99

    What images come to mind when you think of Las Vegas? Mobsters and showgirls, magicians and tigers, multimillion-dollar poker games and prizefights; towering signboards that light up the night in front of ever more spectacular casino hotels. But real people live here, too--over a million today, two million tomorrow. Greater Las Vegas... more...

  • On the Rimby Mark Neumann

    University of Minnesota Press 1999; US$ 72.00

    Why do nearly five million people travel to the Grand Canyon each year? Mark Neumann answers this question with a book as compelling as the panoramic vistas of the canyon. In On the Rim, he describes how the Grand Canyon became an internationally renowned tourist attraction and cultural icon, and delves into the meanings the place holds for the individuals... more...

  • Rhode Islandby Katherine M. Doherty

    Infobase Publishing 2005; US$ 35.00

    Rhode Island discusses life in the early colony, including the growth of the colony under Roger Williams, farming, trading, the history of slavery in the colony, the presence of pirates, and the Pequot War and King Phillip's War. more...

  • Desperate Passageby Ethan Rarick

    Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 15.99

    In late October 1846, the last wagon train of that year's westward migration stopped overnight before resuming its arduous climb over the Sierra Nevada Mountains, unaware that a fearsome storm was gathering force. After months of grueling travel, the 81 men, women and children would be trapped for a brutal winter with little food and only primitive... more...

  • Travel Zion National Parkby MobileReference 2010; US$ 4.99

    This illustrated Travel Guide is designed for optimal navigation on Kindle and other electronic devices. It is indexed alphabetically and by category, making it easier to access individual articles. The guide is complimented by clearly marked trail maps.TABLE OF CONTENTS:Essentials: A-Z INDEX | Sleep | Stay safe 1. General: History | Zion Canyon |... more...

  • Fool Me Onceby Rick Lax

    St. Martin's Press 2011; US$ 22.99

    Rick Lax was paranoid to begin with. He saw lies everywhere. And when he saw them, he spoke up. But when his girlfriend gets conned by a violent drug dealer, nothing Rick does seems to help. So what if he misses the next lie? What if spotting them isn't enough to protect against them? What if exposing lies puts him in even more danger? Terrified... more...

  • Mexican Voices of the Border Regionby Laura Velasco Ortiz; Oscar F. Contreras; Sandra del Castillo

    Temple University Press 2011; US$ 32.95

    Every day, 40,000 commuters cross the U.S. Mexico border at Tijuana San Diego to go to work. Untold numbers cross illegally. Since NAFTA was signed into law, the border has become a greater obstacle for people moving between countries. Transnational powers have exerted greater control over the flow of goods, services, information, and people. ... more...

  • Predicting the Pastby William P. MacKinnon

    Utah State University Press 2009; US$ 7.95

    The first ten lectures in Leonard J. Arrington Mormon History Lecture Series are here collected in one volume. The series, established by one of the twentieth-century West's most distinguished historians, Leonard Arrington, has become a leading forum for prominent historians to address topics related to Mormon history. The first lecturer was Arrington... more...