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San Antonio Beer: - Alamo City History by the Pint (Paperback): Jeremy Banas, Travis E Poling San Antonio Beer: - Alamo City History by the Pint (Paperback)
Jeremy Banas, Travis E Poling
R510 R410 Discovery Miles 4 100 Save R100 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Unsubstantial Air (Paperback): Samuel Hynes The Unsubstantial Air (Paperback)
Samuel Hynes
R377 R352 Discovery Miles 3 520 Save R25 (7%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Unsubstantial Air is a chronicle of war that is more than a military history; it traces the lives and deaths of the young Americans who fought in the skies over Europe in World War I. Using letters, journals, and memoirs, it speaks in their voices and answers primal questions: What was it like to be there? What was it like to fly those planes, to fight, to kill? The volunteer fliers were often privileged young men. The sort of college athletes and Ivy League students who might appear in an F. Scott Fitzgerald novel, and sometimes did. For them, a war in the air would be like a college reunion. Others were roughnecks from farms and ranches, for whom it would all be strange. Together they would make one Air Service and fight one bitter, costly war. A wartime pilot himself, the memoirist and critic Samuel Hynes tells these young men's saga as the story of a generation. He shows how they dreamed of adventure and glory, and how they learned the realities of a pilot's life, the hardships and the danger, and how they came to know both the beauty of flight and the constant presence of death. They gasp in wonder at the world seen from a plane, struggle to keep their hands from freezing in open-air cockpits, party with actresses and aristocrats, and search for their friends' bodies on the battlefield. Their romantic war becomes more than that, it becomes a harsh but often thrilling new reality.

Haunted Virginia City (Paperback): Janice Oberding Haunted Virginia City (Paperback)
Janice Oberding
R466 R378 Discovery Miles 3 780 Save R88 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Detroit in World War II (Paperback): Gregory D. Sumner Detroit in World War II (Paperback)
Gregory D. Sumner
R513 R413 Discovery Miles 4 130 Save R100 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Lawrence (Paperback): Virgil W. Dean Lawrence (Paperback)
Virgil W. Dean
R510 R411 Discovery Miles 4 110 Save R99 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The North Reports the Civil War (Paperback): J.Cutler Andrews The North Reports the Civil War (Paperback)
J.Cutler Andrews
R1,237 Discovery Miles 12 370 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
American Mojo: Lost and Found - Restoring Our Middle Class Before the World Blows by (Hardcover): Peter D. Kiernan American Mojo: Lost and Found - Restoring Our Middle Class Before the World Blows by (Hardcover)
Peter D. Kiernan
R831 R652 Discovery Miles 6 520 Save R179 (22%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Sarasota County Islands and Beaches (Paperback): Amy A Elder Sarasota County Islands and Beaches (Paperback)
Amy A Elder
R510 R411 Discovery Miles 4 110 Save R99 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
James Garfield and the Civil War - For Ohio and the Union (Paperback): Daniel J Vermilya James Garfield and the Civil War - For Ohio and the Union (Paperback)
Daniel J Vermilya
R538 R438 Discovery Miles 4 380 Save R100 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Reservation (Paperback): Ted C Williams The Reservation (Paperback)
Ted C Williams
R474 R387 Discovery Miles 3 870 Save R87 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

An autobiographical account of tribal and family life on New York State's Tuscarora Reservation by the son of a medicine man, now a crane operator and artist.

Stories from the St. Louis Cemeteries of New Orleans (Paperback): Sally Asher Stories from the St. Louis Cemeteries of New Orleans (Paperback)
Sally Asher
R551 R445 Discovery Miles 4 450 Save R106 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Sir Walter Ralegh and the New World (Paperback): John W. Shirley Sir Walter Ralegh and the New World (Paperback)
John W. Shirley
R240 R196 Discovery Miles 1 960 Save R44 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Haunted Roads of Western Pennsylvania (Paperback): Thomas White, Tony Lavorgne Haunted Roads of Western Pennsylvania (Paperback)
Thomas White, Tony Lavorgne
R466 R378 Discovery Miles 3 780 Save R88 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
America - A Narrative History (Hardcover, Tenth High School Edition): David E. Shi, George Brown Tindall America - A Narrative History (Hardcover, Tenth High School Edition)
David E. Shi, George Brown Tindall
R2,885 Discovery Miles 28 850 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

With more than two million copies sold, America remains the leading narrative history survey text because it's a book that students enjoy reading. The Tenth Edition is both relevant, offering increased attention to the culture of everyday life, and accessible, featuring a reduced number of chapters and a streamlined narrative throughout.

Haunted Reno (Paperback): Janice Oberding Haunted Reno (Paperback)
Janice Oberding
R466 R378 Discovery Miles 3 780 Save R88 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Historic Haunts of Long Island - Ghosts and Legends from the Gold Coast to Montauk Point (Paperback): Kerriann Flanagan Brosky Historic Haunts of Long Island - Ghosts and Legends from the Gold Coast to Montauk Point (Paperback)
Kerriann Flanagan Brosky; Foreword by Joe Giaquinto
R481 R394 Discovery Miles 3 940 Save R87 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
A People's History of the United States - 1492-Present (Paperback, 3rd New edition): Howard Zinn A People's History of the United States - 1492-Present (Paperback, 3rd New edition)
Howard Zinn
R1,365 Discovery Miles 13 650 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This is a new edition of the radical social history of America from Columbus to the present. This powerful and controversial study turns orthodox American history upside down to portray the social turmoil behind the "march of progress". Known for its lively, clear prose as well as its scholarly research, A People's History is the only volume to tell America's story from the point of view of - and in the words of - America's women, factory workers, African-Americans, Native Americans, the working poor, and immigrant laborers. As historian Howard Zinn shows, many of America's greatest battles - the fights for fair wage, an eight-hour workday, child-labor laws, health and safety standards, universal suffrage, women's rights, racial equality - were carried out at the grassroots level, against bloody resistance. Covering Christopher Columbus's arrival through the Clinton years A People's History of the United States, which was nominated for the American Book Award in 1981, is an insightful analysis of the most important events in US history.

Modeling World War II in the Pacific (Paperback): Aaron Skinner Modeling World War II in the Pacific (Paperback)
Aaron Skinner
R591 R473 Discovery Miles 4 730 Save R118 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Arizona's Historic Bridges (Paperback): Jerry A Cannon, Patricia D Morris Arizona's Historic Bridges (Paperback)
Jerry A Cannon, Patricia D Morris
R508 R408 Discovery Miles 4 080 Save R100 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Women's Fight - The Civil War's Battles for Home, Freedom, and Nation (Hardcover): Thavolia Glymph The Women's Fight - The Civil War's Battles for Home, Freedom, and Nation (Hardcover)
Thavolia Glymph
R923 Discovery Miles 9 230 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Historians of the Civil War often speak of "wars within a war--the military fight, wartime struggles on the home front, and the political and moral battle to preserve the Union and end slavery. In this broadly conceived book, Thavolia Glymph provides a comprehensive new history of women's roles and lives in the Civil War--North and South, white and black, slave and free--showing how women were essentially and fully engaged in all three arenas. Glymph focuses on the ideas and ideologies that drove women's actions, allegiances, and politics. We encounter women as they stood their ground, moved into each other's territory, sought and found common ground, and fought for vastly different principles. Some women used all the tools and powers they could muster to prevent the radical transformations the war increasingly imposed, some fought with equal might for the same transformations, and other women fought simply to keep the war at bay as they waited for their husbands and sons to return home. Glymph shows how the Civil War exposed as never before the nation's fault lines, not just along race and class lines but also along the ragged boundaries of gender. However, Glymph makes clear that women's experiences were not new to the mid-nineteenth century; rather, many of them drew on memories of previous conflicts, like the American Revolution and the War of 1812, to make sense of the Civil War's disorder and death.

The Hidden White House - Harry Truman and the Reconstruction of America's Most Famous Residence (Paperback): Robert Klara The Hidden White House - Harry Truman and the Reconstruction of America's Most Famous Residence (Paperback)
Robert Klara
R512 R413 Discovery Miles 4 130 Save R99 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Critically acclaimed author Robert Klara leads readers through an unmatched tale of political ambition and technical skill: the Truman administration's controversial rebuilding of the White House.

In 1948, President Harry Truman, enjoying a bath on the White House's second floor, almost plunged through the ceiling of the Blue Room into a tea party for the Daughters of the American Revolution. A handpicked team of the country's top architects conducted a secret inspection of the troubled mansion and, after discovering it was in imminent danger of collapse, insisted that the First Family be evicted immediately. What followed would be the most historically significant and politically complex home-improvement job in American history. While the Trumans camped across the street at Blair House, Congress debated whether to bulldoze the White House completely, and the Soviets exploded their first atomic bomb, starting the Cold War.


Indefatigable researcher Robert Klara reveals what has, until now, been little understood about this episode: America's most famous historic home was basically demolished, giving birth to today's White House. Leaving only the mansion's facade untouched, workmen gutted everything within, replacing it with a steel frame and a complex labyrinth deep below ground that soon came to include a top-secret nuclear fallout shelter,
The story of Truman's rebuilding of the White House is a snapshot of postwar America and its first Cold War leader, undertaking a job that changed the centerpiece of the country's national heritage. The job was by no means perfect, but it was remarkable--and, until now, all but forgotten.

Haunted Breckenridge (Paperback): Gail Westwood Haunted Breckenridge (Paperback)
Gail Westwood
R460 R372 Discovery Miles 3 720 Save R88 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Haunted Guthrie, Oklahoma (Paperback): Jeff Provine, Tanya McCoy Haunted Guthrie, Oklahoma (Paperback)
Jeff Provine, Tanya McCoy
R471 R383 Discovery Miles 3 830 Save R88 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Southern Oregon Timber: - The Kenneth Ford Family Legacy (Paperback): R. J. Guyer Southern Oregon Timber: - The Kenneth Ford Family Legacy (Paperback)
R. J. Guyer
R512 R412 Discovery Miles 4 120 Save R100 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Better Made in Michigan: - The Salty Story of Detroit's Best Chip (Paperback): Karen Dybis Better Made in Michigan: - The Salty Story of Detroit's Best Chip (Paperback)
Karen Dybis
R510 R411 Discovery Miles 4 110 Save R99 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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