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From Presidio to the Pecos River - Surveying the United States-Mexico Boundary along the Rio Grande, 1852 and 1853 (Hardcover):... From Presidio to the Pecos River - Surveying the United States-Mexico Boundary along the Rio Grande, 1852 and 1853 (Hardcover)
Orville B Shelburne; Foreword by David H. Miller
R959 Discovery Miles 9 590 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The 1848 treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo that ended the Mexican-American War described a boundary between the two countries that was to be marked through a joint boundary commission effort. The section of the boundary along the Rio Grande from Presidio to the mouth of the Pecos River was arguably the most challenging, and it was surveyed by two American parties, one led by civilian surveyor M. T. W. Chandler in 1852, and the second led by Lieutenant Nathaniel Michler in 1853. Our understanding of these two surveys across the greater Big Bend has long been limited to the official reports and maps housed in the National Archives and never widely published. The discovery by Orville B. Shelburne of the journal kept by Dr. Charles C. Parry, surgeon-botanist-geologist for the 1852 party, has dramatically enriched the story by giving us a firsthand view of the Chandler boundary survey as it unfolded. Parry's journal forms the basis of From Presidio to the Pecos River, which documents the day-to-day working of the survey teams. The story Shelburne tells is one of scientific exploration under duress - surveyors stranded in towering canyons overnight without food or shelter; piloting inflatable rubber boats down wild rivers; rising to the challenges of a profoundly remote area, including the possibility of Indian attack. Shelburne's comparison of the original boundary maps with their modern counterparts reveals the limitations of terrain and equipment on the survey teams. Shelburne's book provides a window on the adventure, near disaster, and true accomplishment of the surveyors' work in documenting the course of the Rio Grande across the Big Bend region.

XIT - A Story of Land, Cattle, and Capital in Texas and Montana (Hardcover): Michael M Miller XIT - A Story of Land, Cattle, and Capital in Texas and Montana (Hardcover)
Michael M Miller
R729 Discovery Miles 7 290 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Texas state constitution of 1876 set aside three million acres of public land in the Texas Panhandle in exchange for construction of the state's monumental red-granite capitol in Austin. That land became the XIT Ranch, briefly one of the most productive cattle operations in the West. The story behind the legendary XIT Ranch, told in full in this book, is a tale of Gilded Age business and politics at the very foundation of the American cattle industry. The capitol construction project, along with the acres that would become XIT, went to an Illinois syndicate led by men influential in politics and business. Unable to sell the land, the Illinois group, backed by British capital, turned to cattle ranching to satisfy investors. In tracing their efforts, which expanded to include a satellite ranch in Montana, historian Michael M. Miller demythologizes the cattle business that flourished in the late-nineteenth-century American West, paralleling the United States' first industrial revolution. The XIT Ranch came into being and succeeded, Miller shows, only because of the work of accountants, lawyers, and managers, overseen by officers and a board of seasoned international capitalists. In turn, the ranch created wealth for some and promoted the expansion of railroads, new towns, farms, and jobs. Though it existed only from 1885 to 1912, from Texas to Montana the operation left a deep imprint on community culture and historical memory. Describing the Texas capitol project in its full scope and gritty detail, XIT cuts through the popular portrayal of great western ranches to reveal a more nuanced and far-reaching reality in the business and politics of the beef industry at the close of America's Gilded Age.

Why Cuba Matters - New Threats in America's Backyard (Hardcover): Nestor T Carbonell Why Cuba Matters - New Threats in America's Backyard (Hardcover)
Nestor T Carbonell
R819 R668 Discovery Miles 6 680 Save R151 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Forty Year Con Game - Everything You Need to Know About Donald Trump's Threat to Democracy (Paperback): Michael B... The Forty Year Con Game - Everything You Need to Know About Donald Trump's Threat to Democracy (Paperback)
Michael B Harrington
R369 R319 Discovery Miles 3 190 Save R50 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
From Millionaires to Commoners - The History of Jekyll Island State Park (Hardcover): Nick Doms From Millionaires to Commoners - The History of Jekyll Island State Park (Hardcover)
Nick Doms
R816 R665 Discovery Miles 6 650 Save R151 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
A Round Indiana - Round Barns in the Hoosier State (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition): John T. Hanou A Round Indiana - Round Barns in the Hoosier State (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition)
John T. Hanou
R782 R630 Discovery Miles 6 300 Save R152 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Rounds barns are architectural phenomena that have graced rural America for over a century. Today the few that survive stand as symbols of another generation's innovation and ingenuity. To understand the importance of these buildings is to begin to understand the story of farming in America. A Round Indiana: Round Barns in the Hoosier State, Second Edition documents the 265 round barns identified in the history of Indiana. This book contains more than 300 modern and historical photographs alongside nearly 40 line drawings and plans.Author and award-winning photographer John T. Hanou combed through often-forgotten documents to tell the fascinating story of the farmers, builders, and architects who championed the innovative construction techniques. This second edition of A Round Indiana provides updated information on an additional 39 round barns discovered in Indiana's history. Of the 265 total round barns found at one time on the plains of Indiana, only 72 remain standing. A Round Indiana is a tribute to the state's endangered buildings and a work to be treasured by those interested in the history of Indiana, architecture, and agriculture.

George H. W. Bush - Character at the Core (Hardcover): Curt Smith George H. W. Bush - Character at the Core (Hardcover)
Curt Smith
R687 R563 Discovery Miles 5 630 Save R124 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

George H. W. Bush ranks among America's most distinguished men of the twentieth century. A war hero, businessman, politician, and the forty-first president of the United States, Bush has spent most of his life dedicated to public service. Curt Smith worked with Bush for more than twenty years, including during his presidency, when Smith wrote more speeches for Bush than anyone else. Smith's exploration of Bush's service includes in-depth narratives on the invasion of Panama, the first Gulf War, the fall of the Berlin Wall, and the collapse of the Soviet Union and the Iron Curtain. He also chronicles the contrasting presidential elections of 1988 and 1992, examining the successes and failures of each. Smith profiles the people germane to Bush's life and career: his wife, Barbara; mentors such as Ronald Reagan; and political allies such as Margaret Thatcher, and many more. Most essentially, George H. W. Bush: Character at the Core shows how Bush's courtesy and belief in work, religion, and American exceptionalism helped the patrician connect with Middle America and take his place among the most revered statesmen of his time.

Blessed Marie of New France - The Story of the First Missionary Sisters in Canada (Paperback): Mary Fabyan Windeatt, Windeatt Blessed Marie of New France - The Story of the First Missionary Sisters in Canada (Paperback)
Mary Fabyan Windeatt, Windeatt
R261 R230 Discovery Miles 2 300 Save R31 (12%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

\"It\'s almost upon us \" yelled a frantic voice as the ship neared the iceberg. \"God\'s Will be done, \" prayed Mother Marie. If God wanted her to drown in the icy Atlantic Ocean before ever reaching Canada, His Holy Will be done. Yet perhaps . . . This book tells what happened next, plus the many other adventures that met the Sisters who brought the Holy Catholic Faith to Canada. 152 Pp. PB. Impr. 18 Illus.

Society Ties - A History of the Jefferson Society and Student Life at the University of Virginia (Hardcover): Thomas L. Howard... Society Ties - A History of the Jefferson Society and Student Life at the University of Virginia (Hardcover)
Thomas L. Howard III, Owen W. Gallogly
R686 R562 Discovery Miles 5 620 Save R124 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Society Ties is a history of the University of Virginia's oldest student organization, the Jefferson Society. Founded in 1825, the Society has counted the likes of Woodrow Wilson and Edgar Allan Poe among its membership and continues to be one of the largest and most active student organizations on Grounds. Society Ties is more than just the story of the Jefferson Society, however; it is a history of student life at the University of Virginia. The book explores what motivates students during their time at the University and how they experience the ineffable place that is Jefferson's Academical Village. Until now, no historian has been granted access to the Society's archives. Society Ties offers a unique-students'-perspective on the vibrant history of the Society and the University at large.

Out of Many: Pearson New International Edition - A History of the American People, Volume 2 (Paperback, 7th edition): John... Out of Many: Pearson New International Edition - A History of the American People, Volume 2 (Paperback, 7th edition)
John Faragher, Mari Jo Buhle, Daniel Czitrom, Susan Armitage
R1,722 Discovery Miles 17 220 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

For the two-semester U.S. history survey course. Offers students insight into how diverse communities and different regions have shaped America's past. Out of Many reveals the ethnic, geographical and economic diversity of the United States by examining the individual, the community and the state and placing a special focus on the country's regions, particularly the West. Each chapter helps students understand the textured and varied history that has produced the increasing complexity of America.

Out of Many: Pearson New International Edition - A History of the American People, Combined Volume (Paperback, 7th edition):... Out of Many: Pearson New International Edition - A History of the American People, Combined Volume (Paperback, 7th edition)
John Faragher, Mari Jo Buhle, Daniel Czitrom, Susan Armitage
R1,745 Discovery Miles 17 450 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

For the two-semester U.S. history survey course. Offers students insight into how diverse communities and different regions have shaped America's past. Out of Many reveals the ethnic, geographical and economic diversity of the United States by examining the individual, the community and the state and placing a special focus on the country's regions, particularly the West. Each chapter helps students understand the textured and varied history that has produced the increasing complexity of America.

Out of Many: Pearson New International Edition - A History of the American People, Volume 1 (Paperback, 7th edition): John... Out of Many: Pearson New International Edition - A History of the American People, Volume 1 (Paperback, 7th edition)
John Faragher, Mari Jo Buhle, Daniel Czitrom, Susan Armitage
R1,725 Discovery Miles 17 250 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

For the two-semester U.S. history survey course. Offers students insight into how diverse communities and different regions have shaped America's past. Out of Many reveals the ethnic, geographical and economic diversity of the United States by examining the individual, the community and the state and placing a special focus on the country's regions, particularly the West. Each chapter helps students understand the textured and varied history that has produced the increasing complexity of America.

The Prometheus Bomb - The Manhattan Project and Government in the Dark (Hardcover): Neil J. Sullivan The Prometheus Bomb - The Manhattan Project and Government in the Dark (Hardcover)
Neil J. Sullivan
R669 R545 Discovery Miles 5 450 Save R124 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

During World War II, the lives of millions of Americans lay precariously in the hands of a few brilliant scientists who raced to develop the first weapon of mass destruction. Elected officials gave the scientists free rein in the Manhattan Project without understanding the complexities and dangers involved in splitting the atom. The Manhattan Project was the first example of a new type of choice for congressmen, presidents, and other government officials: life and death on a national scale. From that moment, our government began fashioning public policy for issues of scientific development, discoveries, and inventions that could secure or threaten our existence and our future. But those same men and women had no training in such fields, did not understand the ramifications of the research, and relied on incomplete information to form potentially life-changing decisions. Through the story of the Manhattan Project, Neil J. Sullivan asks by what criteria the people in charge at the time made such critical decisions. He also ponders how similar judgments are reached today with similar incomprehension from those at the top as our society dives down the potential rabbit hole of bioengineering, nanotechnology, and scientific developments yet to come.

The Selected Papers of John Jay - 1794-1798 (Hardcover): John Jay The Selected Papers of John Jay - 1794-1798 (Hardcover)
John Jay; Edited by Elizabeth M. Nuxoll
R3,054 Discovery Miles 30 540 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Volume 6 opens with John Jay aboard the Ohio, bound for London in May 1794, to begin what will prove to be the most controversial mission of his career: the negotiation of the treaty that now bears his name. The volume documents the series of proposals and drafts that culminated in the treaty, as well as the mounting criticism against the treaty from the time of its reception on American shores to its ratification in the Senate. Soon after his return to New York in May 1795, Jay took up a new public office as recently elected governor of that state. The volume covers the policies formulated and implemented by Jay's administration-including those related to Indian affairs, outbreaks of infectious disease, judicial and penal reform, and the state's inadequate military defenses-and looks ahead to his second term.

What Were We Thinking - A Brief Intellectual History of the Trump Era (Standard format, CD): Christian Barillas What Were We Thinking - A Brief Intellectual History of the Trump Era (Standard format, CD)
Christian Barillas; Carlos Lozada
R746 R556 Discovery Miles 5 560 Save R190 (25%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Recasting the Vote - How Women of Color Transformed the Suffrage Movement (Hardcover): Cathleen D. Cahill Recasting the Vote - How Women of Color Transformed the Suffrage Movement (Hardcover)
Cathleen D. Cahill 1
R799 Discovery Miles 7 990 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

We think we know the story of women's suffrage in the United States: women met at Seneca Falls, marched in Washington, D.C., and demanded the vote until they won it with the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment. But the fight for women's voting rights extended far beyond these familiar scenes. From social clubs in New York's Chinatown to conferences for Native American rights, and in African American newspapers and pamphlets demanding equality for Spanish-speaking New Mexicans, a diverse cadre of extraordinary women struggled to build a movement that would truly include all women, regardless of race or national origin. In Recasting the Vote, Cathleen D. Cahill tells the powerful stories of a multiracial group of activists who propelled the national suffrage movement toward a more inclusive vision of equal rights. Cahill reveals a new cast of heroines largely ignored in earlier suffrage histories: Marie Louise Bottineau Baldwin, Gertrude Simmons Bonnin (Zitkala-Sa), Laura Cornelius Kellogg, Carrie Williams Clifford, Mabel Ping-Hau Lee, and Adelina ""Nina"" Luna Otero-Warren. With these feminists of color in the foreground, Cahill recasts the suffrage movement as an unfinished struggle that extended beyond the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment. As we celebrate the centennial of a great triumph for the women's movement, Cahill's powerful history reminds us of the work that remains.

His Very Best - Jimmy Carter, a Life (Standard format, CD): Michael Boatman His Very Best - Jimmy Carter, a Life (Standard format, CD)
Michael Boatman; Jonathan Alter
R1,335 R944 Discovery Miles 9 440 Save R391 (29%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Eleanor - A Life (Standard format, CD): David Michaelis Eleanor - A Life (Standard format, CD)
David Michaelis; Read by Gabra Zackman
R1,600 R1,119 Discovery Miles 11 190 Save R481 (30%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Return to the Reich: A Holocaust Refugee's Secret Mission to Defeat the Nazis (Paperback): Eric Lichtblau Return to the Reich: A Holocaust Refugee's Secret Mission to Defeat the Nazis (Paperback)
Eric Lichtblau
R368 R305 Discovery Miles 3 050 Save R63 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The remarkable story of Fred Mayer, a German-born Jew who escaped Nazi Germany only to return as an American commando on a secret mission behind enemy lines Growing up in Germany, Freddy Mayer witnessed the Nazis' rise to power. When he was sixteen, his family made the decision to flee to the United States--they were among the last German Jews to escape, in 1938. In America, Freddy tried enlisting the day after Pearl Harbor, only to be rejected as an "enemy alien" because he was German. He was soon recruited to the OSS, the country's first spy outfit before the CIA. Freddy, joined by Dutch Jewish refugee Hans Wynberg and Nazi defector Franz Weber, parachuted into Austria as the leader of Operation Greenup, meant to deter Hitler's last stand. He posed as a Nazi officer and a French POW for months, dispatching reports to the OSS via Hans, holed up with a radio in a nearby attic. The reports contained a gold mine of information, provided key intelligence about the Battle of the Bulge, and allowed the Allies to bomb twenty Nazi trains. On the verge of the Allied victory, Freddy was captured by the Gestapo and tortured and waterboarded for days. Remarkably, he persuaded the region's Nazi commander to surrender, completing one of the most successful OSS missions of the war. Based on years of research and interviews with Mayer himself, whom the author was able to meet only months before his death at the age of ninety-four, Return to the Reich is an eye-opening, unforgettable narrative of World War II heroism.

New Orleans - The Underground Guide, 4th Edition (Paperback, 3rd ed.): Michael Patrick Welch, Brian Boyles, Zack Smith,... New Orleans - The Underground Guide, 4th Edition (Paperback, 3rd ed.)
Michael Patrick Welch, Brian Boyles, Zack Smith, Jonathan Traviesa
R532 R434 Discovery Miles 4 340 Save R98 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

New Orleans: The Underground Guide shows visitors how to experience the Big Easy like a local, looking past staples like beignets and Bourbon Street to reveal a city bursting with contemporary and experimental art, genre-busting DJs, international cuisines, and even kid-friendly activities. This fully updated edition offers an expansive collection of alternative recommendations for exploring the city of Mardi Gras, brass bands, and weekly festivals. Featuring over two hundred new entries on local bands, rappers, restaurants with live music, galleries, and more, this guidebook takes readers on a one-of-a-kind journey through New Orleans, giving advice on everything from what thrift stores and bookshops to visit to what bands to catch in concert and what parades to attend. Lead author Michael Patrick Welch provides a detailed guide of the less traditional, more adventurous side of New Orleans, from bars that hold readings of poetry and erotic literature to costume shops that sell handmade masks, party supplies, and all the parade throws you can carry. Drawing on the wisdom of New Orleans celebrities, journalists, artists, and musicians from throughout the Crescent City, the fourth edition of New Orleans: The Underground Guide is an authentic and reliable resource for where locals listen to music, art hop, shop, eat, drink, and let loose.

Visions of the Tallgrass - Prairie Photographs by Harvey Payne (Hardcover): James P Ronda Visions of the Tallgrass - Prairie Photographs by Harvey Payne (Hardcover)
James P Ronda; Photographs by Harvey Payne; Foreword by Geoffrey Standing Bear
R858 R707 Discovery Miles 7 070 Save R151 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In centuries long past, a vast swath of grassland swept down the center of North America, from Canada's Prairie Provinces to central Texas. This once-plentiful prairie has now all but disappeared. Humans have grazed, mowed, and plowed the plains, dammed the rivers, and imposed their will on the land and its creatures. Fortunately, some remnants have survived, including the Joseph H. Williams Tallgrass Prairie Preserve in northeastern Oklahoma. In this visually stunning volume, wildlife photographer Harvey Payne and historian James P. Ronda offer an intimate look at and into one of America's Last Great Places. Spanning nearly 40,000 acres in Oklahoma's Osage County, the Preserve is a living witness to a world that once existed. But the Osage prairie is not a museum or theme park - and it is not frozen in time. Under the stewardship of The Nature Conservancy, which has overseen its restoration, the Preserve lives on as a fully functioning ecosystem. And for twenty-five years, Payne and Ronda have explored these lands, together and in solitude. Rendered here in brilliant color and paired with Ronda's informative yet deeply personal commentary, Payne's photographs open our eyes to the ever-changing world of the Tallgrass Preserve. In chapters focused on grass, sky, birds, bison, and fire, Ronda and Payne reveal that the ""Big Empty"" is, in fact, teeming with life. Through interwoven images and words, Visions of the Tallgrass shows that our nation's grasslands are sacred ground, a priceless piece of our American past - and future.

1889 - The Boomer Movement, the Land Run, and Early Oklahoma City (Paperback): Michael J Hightower 1889 - The Boomer Movement, the Land Run, and Early Oklahoma City (Paperback)
Michael J Hightower
R551 R454 Discovery Miles 4 540 Save R97 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

After immigrants flooded into central Oklahoma during the land rush of 1889 and the future capital of Oklahoma City sprang up ""within a fortnight,"" the city's residents adopted the slogan ""born grown"" to describe their new home. But the territory's creation was never so simple or straightforward. The real story, steeped in the politics of the Gilded Age, unfolds in 1889, Michael J. Hightower's revealing look at a moment in history that, in all its turmoil and complexity, transcends the myth. Hightower frames his story within the larger history of Old Oklahoma, beginning in Indian Territory, where displaced tribes and freedmen, wealthy cattlemen, and prospective homesteaders became embroiled in disputes over public land and federal government policies. Against this fraught background, 1889 travels back and forth between Washington, D.C., and the Oklahoma frontier to describe the politics of settlement, public land use, and the first stirrings of urban development. Drawing on eyewitness accounts, Hightower captures the drama of the Boomer incursions and the Run of '89, as well as the nascent urbanization of the townsite that would become Oklahoma City. All of these events played out in a political vacuum until Congress officially created Oklahoma Territory in the Organic Act of May 1890. The story of central Oklahoma is profoundly American, showing the region to have been a crucible for melding competing national interests and visions of the future. Boomers, businessmen, cattlemen, soldiers, politicians, pundits, and African and Native Americans squared off - sometimes peacefully, often not - in disagreements over public lands that would resonate in western history long after 1889.

River Road Rambler Returns - More Curiosities along Louisiana's Historic Byway (Hardcover): Mary Ann Sternberg, Elizabeth... River Road Rambler Returns - More Curiosities along Louisiana's Historic Byway (Hardcover)
Mary Ann Sternberg, Elizabeth Randall Neely
R545 R442 Discovery Miles 4 420 Save R103 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In River Road Rambler Returns: More Curiosities along Louisiana's Historic Byway, Mary Ann Sternberg follows up her successful River Road Rambler with new delightful histories from Louisiana's most famous route. Her latest explorations include a trip on a towboat as it pushes a fleet of barges down the river; the true story behind the Sunshine Bridge, fondly called the Bridge to Nowhere; a tour of one of the last working sugar mills along the River Road; stories about how two iconic plantation houses were saved; and much more. Well researched and engagingly written, River Road Rambler Returns provides keen observations on unappreciated places and offers rich histories of unusual attractions along the winding road that lines the Mississippi River between New Orleans and Baton Rouge.

Wyoming Range War - The Infamous Invasion of Johnson County (Paperback): John W. Davis Wyoming Range War - The Infamous Invasion of Johnson County (Paperback)
John W. Davis
R518 R436 Discovery Miles 4 360 Save R82 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Wyoming attorney John W. Davis retells the story of the West's most notorious range war. Having delved more deeply than previous writers into land and census records, newspapers, and trial transcripts, Davis has produced an all-new interpretation. He looks at the conflict from the perspective of Johnson County residents--those whose home territory was invaded and many of whom the invaders targeted for murder--and finds that, contrary to the received explanation, these people were not thieves and rustlers but legitimate citizens.

The broad outlines of the conflict are familiar: some of Wyoming's biggest cattlemen, under the guise of eliminating livestock rustling on the open range, hire two-dozen Texas cowboys and, with range detectives and prominent members of the Wyoming Stock Growers Association, "invade" north-central Wyoming to clean out rustlers and other undesirables. While the invaders kill two suspected rustlers, citizens mobilize and eventually turn the tables, surrounding the intruders at a ranch where they intend to capture them by force. An appeal for help convinces President Benjamin Harrison to call out the army from nearby Fort McKinley, and after an all-night ride the soldiers arrive just in time to stave off the invaders' annihilation. Though taken prisoner, they later avoid prosecution.

The cattle barons' powers of persuasion in justifying their deeds have colored accounts of the war for more than a century. "Wyoming Range War" tells a compelling story that redraws the lines between heroes and villains.

The University of Virginia - A Pictorial History (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition): Susan Tyler Hitchcock The University of Virginia - A Pictorial History (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition)
Susan Tyler Hitchcock
R1,288 R1,058 Discovery Miles 10 580 Save R230 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In the nearly two centuries since the first building's completion in Thomas Jefferson's academical village, programs and facilities at the University of Virginia have been continually expanded and updated. This second edition of Susan Tyler Hitchcock's "The University of Virginia: A Pictorial History," first published in 1999 and updated in 2003, traces Mr. Jefferson's favorite project through an appropriately rich pageant of images and text. The book's main chapters, arranged chronologically, follow the rise of the university from its founding to the accomplishments of John T. Casteen III's presidency and the appointment of Teresa A. Sullivan as the university's eighth, and first female, president.

In this second edition, Casteen's legacy is considered, including AccessUVa, the university's groundbreaking full-need financial aid program; initiatives to position the University of Virginia as a global leader; and major expansion of the physical facilities, including the Arts Precinct, the South Lawn Project, John Paul Jones Arena, the Harrison Institute and Small Special Collections Library, and groundbreaking for the Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center. The final chapter includes an essay on the historic preservation of the Academical Village and looks forward with new president Teresa A. Sullivan as Mr. Jefferson's university sits poised on the eve of its bicentennial celebration. Highlights include interviews with John T. Casteen III and Teresa A. Sullivan.

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