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Indian Givers: How Native Americans Transformed the World United States Native American Jack Weatherford Broadway 1 edition


28th November 2012 History Books 18 Comments
JACK WEATHERFORD holds the DeWitt Wallace Chair of Anthropology at Macalester College in Minnesota and an honorary position at Chinggis Khaan University in Mongolia. In 2007 he received the Order of the Polar Star, the highest award for service to the Mongol Nation of Genghis Khan. "As entertaining as it is thoughtful....Few contemporary writers have Weatherford's talent for making the deep sweep of history seem vital and immediate."THE WASHINGTON POSTAfter 500 years, the world's huge debt to the wisdom of the Indians of the Americas has finally been explored in all its vivid ...
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The Nature of New Hampshire: Natural Communities of the Granite State New Hampshire Dan Sperduto


25th November 2012 History Books 22 Comments
This illuminating and instructive book explores New Hampshire's stunning mosaic of natural communities. In photos, drawings, and accessible text, The Nature of New Hampshire takes you on a tour of landscapes as varied as alpine meadows, tidal marshes, riverbanks, forests, ponds, dunes, and cliffs. Readers will gain a new understanding and appreciation for the state's exceptional natural heritage. Natural communities are recurring associations of plants and animals found in particular physical environments. They are the dynamic habitats in which native species live. Based on more than twenty ...
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Touring North Carolina’s Revolutionary War Sites John F. Blair Publisher Daniel W. Barefoot


8th November 2012 History Books 8 Comments
Barefoot offers 14 driving tours that showcase the state's role in America's fight for independence. The tours cover colonial history from Brunswick Town, where North Carolinians offered the first armed, open resistance to British colonial rule in America, to Guilford Courthouse, where Cornwallis lost a quarter of his troops seven weeks before surrendering at Yorktown. The tours follow the route taken by the Overmountain Men on their journey to the battle at Kings Mountain; explore the activities that earned the Charlotte area its nickname the "hornet's nest;" and tell the romantic ...
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Mary Emma & Company United States 20th Century Ralph Moody Bison Books


27th September 2012 History Books 15 Comments
"Moody has recorded with fidelity and skill a time and a place and a way of life that is, in itself, the essence of the American dream. Reading his book is like returning to Grandmother''s kitchen with the heavenly smell of sugar cookies escaping from the oven."Chicago Sunday Tribune (Chicago Sunday Tribune )"In Ralph Moodys . . . book of young memories grinding poverty is overshadowed by the diligence that overcame it. Bitter cold is forgot-ten in heartwarming affection and humor. Unpretentious courage lights every page."Christian Science Monitor (Christian Science Monitor )"It is a ...
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Nebraska Curiosities: Quirkly Characters Roadside Oddities & Other Offbeat Stuff Globe Pequot First edition Rick Yoder


8th September 2012 History Books 1 Comment
The definitive collection of Nebraskas odd, wacky, and most offbeat people, places, and things, for Nebraska residents and anyone else who enjoys local humor and trivia with a twist. Whether youre a born-and-raised Nebraskan, a recent transplant, or just passing through, Nebraska Curiosities will have you laughing out loud as Rick Yoder and David Harding take you on a rollicking tour of the strangest sides of the Cornhusker State.Go mooclear with two animal husbandry students who, in 1963, participated in the first cattle fallout-shelter survival testby spending two weeks in close quarters ...
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Christmas on State Street: 1940′s and Beyond Arcadia Publishing Robert P. Ledermann


6th September 2012 History Books 13 Comments
State Street, that Great Street. The name itself stands the test of time, remembered by anyone who lived in or visited Chicago. It is the main artery of the heart of the city. It is where memories were made and kept. This book vividly recreates, for the first time, a Christmas holiday trip down State Street. You will visit many of the major shops and stores that existed during the 1940s and beyond, viewing old display windows and getting reacquainted with famous Christmas characters such as Weiboldts's Cinnamon Bear, Montgomery Wards's Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, and the crown jewel of ...
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Ceremony Penguin Leslie Marmon Silko


8th August 2012 Literature & Fiction 52 Comments
"Demanding but confident and beautifully written" (Boston Globe), this is the story of a young Native American returning to his reservation after surviving the horrors of captivity as a prisoner of the Japanese during World War II. Drawn to his Indian past and its traditions, his search for comfort and resolution becomes a ritual--a curative ceremony that defeats his despair. Tayo is a half-white Laguna Indian emotionally stricken by white warfare and almost destroyed by his experiences as a World War II prisoner of the Japanese. Unable to find a place among Native American veterans who ...
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Charleston Icons: 50 Symbols of the Holy City Globe Pequot First edition Ida A. Becker


5th August 2012 History Books 8 Comments
Charleston Icons celebrates the Holy City through full-color photographs and evocative essays highlighting fifty of the best places, foods, buildings, institutions, and inventions that Charleston has to offer. From the four corners of law to sweetgrass baskets, the Spoleto Festival to shrimp, grits, and boiled peanuts, this book showcases what makes Charleston special. Ida A. Becker has covered her native Charleston, its people, and its cosmopolitan culture for more than five years as both thesociety editor forCharlestonmagazine andSCENE reporter for theCharleston City Paper. Charleston ...
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Bordering Fires: The Vintage Book of Contemporary Mexican and Chicana and Chicano Literature Vintage Cristina Garcia


28th May 2012 Literature & Fiction 8 Comments
As the descendants of Mexican immigrants have settled throughout the United States, a great literature has emerged, but its correspondances with the literature of Mexico have gone largely unobserved. In Bordering Fires, the first anthology to combine writing from both sides of the Mexican-U.S. border, Cristina Garca presents a richly diverse cross-cultural conversation. Beginning with Mexican masters such as Alfonso Reyes and Juan Rulfo, Garca highlights historic voices such as the godfather of Chicano literature Rudolfo Anaya, and Gloria Anzalda, who made a powerful case for language that ...
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Mississippi’s Civil War Battlefields: A Guide to Their History and Preservation Pelican Publishing Randy Bishop


15th May 2012 History Books 2 Comments
The battles depicted in this comprehensive book had an impact on the outcome of the Civil War. Through firsthand documents and 100 photographs and maps, the historical significance of each site is emphasized. Details on the level of preservation of each battlefield, including Port Gibson and Vicksburg, are included. "Crisp and concise . . . As the nation prepares to commemorate the sesquicentennial of the conflict in which brother fought brother, the current state of preservation that Bishop provides for each of these sites is timely and helps underscore the significance of Mississippi's ...
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