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- 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$ 33.99
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, USA 2009; US$ 18.99
More than one-third of the population of the United States now lives in the South, a region where politics, race relations, and the economy have changed dramatically since World War II. Yet historians and journalists continue to disagree over whether the modern South is dominating, deviating from, or converging with the rest of the nation. Has the... 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...
- Oxford University Press, USA 1987; US$ 24.99
After Lee and Grant met at Appomatox Court House in 1865 to sign the document ending the long and bloody Civil War, the South at last had to face defeat as the dream of a Confederate nation melted into the Lost Cause. Through an examination of memoirs, personal papers, and postwar Confederate rituals such as memorial day observances, monument unveilings,... 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...