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- Hunter Publishing 2008; US$ 9.99
To the outsider, the Cayman Islands ? Cayman Brac, Grand Cayman and Little Cayman ? are almost always equated with watersports and glorious beaches, plus offshore banking opportunities. This is hardly surprising, since the Cayman Islands do offer world-class scuba diving in crystal-clear waters, as well as a tax-free haven. But these three islands... more...
- MobileReference.com 2008; US$ 4.99
Travel St. Martin and St. Maarten is a comprehensive travel guide and phrasebook. Indulge Yourself with a personal tour guide on Your PDA. Fully illustrated. Beach Guide included. Comprehensive French and Dutch Phrasebook. Unit Conversion table. Navigate from Table of Contents or search for the words or phrases. Access the guide anytime, anywhere -... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 25.00
A sly, dry, hilarious collection of essays?his first in more than ten years?from the writer who, according to The New York Times Book Review , is ?in serious contention for the title of America?s most cherished humorist.? This time Blount focuses on his own dueling loyalties across the great American divide, North vs. South. Scholarly, raunchy,... more...
- Crown/Archetype 2010; US$ 15.00
James Newman was a brilliant mathematician, the man who introduced the mathematical concept ?googol? and ?googolplex? (aka ?google? and ?googleplex?) to the world, and a friend of Einstein?s. He was also a notorious philanderer with an insatiable appetite for women and fast cars, a man who challenged intellectual and emotional limits, and a man of... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 39.99
Numerous cross-referenced entries on prominent individuals, including Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, Henry Clay, John C. Calhoun, Robert E. Lee, and Abraham Lincoln, as well as others on policies of the time that have since slipped into oblivion are all covered in this book. Economic, social and religious backgrounds trace the seemingly inevitable... more...
- Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 19.99 US$ 17.19
The Myth of Southern Exceptionalism dismantles clich?s about regional distinctiveness and rewrites modern American history through a national focus on topics such as the civil rights movement, conservative backlash and liberal reform, the rise of the Religious Right, the emergence of the Sunbelt, and the increasing diversity of the suburbs. more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.00
The history of Trinidad begins with a delusion: the belief that somewhere nearby on the South American mainland lay El Dorado, the mythical kingdom of gold. In this extraordinary and often gripping book, V. S. Naipaul?himself a native of Trinidad?shows how that delusion drew a small island into the vortex of world events, making it the object of Spanish... more...
- National Geographic Society 2011; US$ 20.00
In this compelling travel memoir, two-time PEN/Faulkner Award winner John Edgar Wideman explores Martinique's seductive natural beauty and culture, as well as its vexed history of colonial violence and racism. Attempting to decipher the strange, alluring mixture of African and European that is Creole, he and his French traveling companion develop a... more...