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- ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 37.00
The Zoot Suit Riots in 1943 and the infamous Sleepy Lagoon murder trial of the preceding year represent a turning point in the cultural identity and historical experience of Mexican Americans in the United States. This engaging study of these regrettable events provide context for understanding the continuing battles in the 21st century over immigration... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2008; US$ 124.99
The Historical Dictionary of the Discovery and Exploration of the Northwest Coast of America tells of the heroic endeavors and remarkable achievements, the endless speculation about a northwest passage, and the fighting and manipulation for commercial advantage that surrounded this terrain. This is done through an introductory essay, a detailed chronology,... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1997; US$ 23.99
Yamileth's own words. From start to finish, Undocumented in L.A.: An Immigrant's Story is testimonial literature at its best. This eye-opening work will show the reader the opposition and difficulties undocumented immigrants face in a nation that at first beckons them with freedom, then rejects them with unwelcoming borders and restrictive laws. ... more...
- Wiley 2010; US$ 19.99
Frommer's Washington State takes you to the best of the Northwest, from hiking and trekking Olympic National Park, to wind-surfing the Columbia River, kayaking and boating the San Juan Islands, and sipping your way through Eastern Washington Wine Country. Plus, you'll have everything you need for a sophisticated adventure in Seattle. Our expert... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.00
In the spring of 1869, John Muir was looking for means of support to fund his explorations of California?s Central Valley region. A ranch owner offered him a job herding sheep in the Sierra Nevada. As he explored the region, he jotted down his keen observations of the scenic countryside, and he eventually became a guide for some of Yosemite?s most... more...
- Santa Monica Press 2011; US$ 13.99
The hills of the East Bay contain one of the finest and densest urban hiking environments in the state of California—more than 400 paved pathways and public staircases lattice up and down the slopes of Berkeley and Oakland alone. Rising high above the city centers, with towering views of the San Francisco Bay, the Bay Bridge, and San Francisco itself,... more...
- Rough Guides 2013; US$ 19.99
Full-colour throughout, The Rough Guide to San Francisco and the Bay Area is the ultimate travel guide to the colourful Californian capital and its stunning surroundings. With 30 years experience and our trademark 'tell it like it is' writing style, Rough Guides cover all the basics with practical, on-the-ground details, as well as unmissable alternatives... more...
- The History Press 2013; US$ 21.86
With a plot to grace any comic opera, the 1859-1872 'Pig War' broke out when an American living on a quietly disputed small island in the Gulf of Georgia shot a British pig he found rooting up his garden produce. The authorities on nearby Vancouver Island and the military leadership of adjacent Washington Territory both felt they had good reasons... more...
- Chicago Review Press 2012; US$ 13.99
The rich story of the men and women who settled and built the Golden State is told in this engaging chronicle, from the first native inhabitants that arrived 9,000 years ago and the Spanish in the 1700s to the followers of the Gold Rush in 1848 and the Hollywood and Silicon Valley newcomers. They faced many struggles?including earthquakes, economic... more...