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

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 […]

The Nature of New Hampshire: Natural Communities of the Granite State New Hampshire Dan Sperduto

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 […]

Touring North Carolina’s Revolutionary War Sites John F. Blair Publisher Daniel W. Barefoot

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. […]

Mary Emma & Company United States 20th Century Ralph Moody Bison Books

“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 […]

Nebraska Curiosities: Quirkly Characters Roadside Oddities & Other Offbeat Stuff Globe Pequot First edition Rick Yoder

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 […]

Christmas on State Street: 1940’s and Beyond Arcadia Publishing Robert P. Ledermann

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 […]

Ceremony Penguin Leslie Marmon Silko

“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 […]

Charleston Icons: 50 Symbols of the Holy City Globe Pequot First edition Ida A. Becker

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. […]

Bordering Fires: The Vintage Book of Contemporary Mexican and Chicana and Chicano Literature Vintage Cristina Garcia

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 […]

Mississippi’s Civil War Battlefields: A Guide to Their History and Preservation Pelican Publishing Randy Bishop

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 . . . […]