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Martha's Vineyard: - A History (Paperback): Thomas Dresser Martha's Vineyard: - A History (Paperback)
Thomas Dresser
R514 R415 Discovery Miles 4 150 Save R99 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Wild Women of Boston - Mettle and Moxie in the Hub (Paperback): Dina Vargo Wild Women of Boston - Mettle and Moxie in the Hub (Paperback)
Dina Vargo
R462 R374 Discovery Miles 3 740 Save R88 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
American Spring - Lexington, Concord, and the Road to Revolution (Paperback): Walter R Borneman American Spring - Lexington, Concord, and the Road to Revolution (Paperback)
Walter R Borneman
R439 R411 Discovery Miles 4 110 Save R28 (6%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

When we look back on our nation's history, the American Revolution can feel almost like a foregone conclusion. In reality, the first weeks of the war were much more tenuous, and a fractured and ragtag group of colonial militias had to coalesce to have even the slimmest chance of toppling the mighty British Army. AMERICAN SPRING follows a fledgling nation from Paul Revere's little-known ride of December 1774 and the first shots fired on Lexington Green through the catastrophic Battle of Bunker Hill, culminating with a Virginian named George Washington taking command of colonial forces on July 3, 1775. Focusing on the colorful heroes John Hancock, Samuel Adams, Mercy Otis Warren, Benjamin Franklin, and Patrick Henry, and the ordinary Americans caught up in the revolution, Walter Borneman tells the story of how a decade of discontent erupted into an armed rebellion that forged our nation.

Wild Women of Prescott, Arizona (Paperback): Jan Mackell Collins Wild Women of Prescott, Arizona (Paperback)
Jan Mackell Collins
R472 R384 Discovery Miles 3 840 Save R88 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Statue Religious Freedom (Paperback): Statue Religious Freedom (Paperback)
R425 Discovery Miles 4 250 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
1960s Austin Gangsters - Organized Crime That Rocked the Capital (Paperback): Jesse Sublett 1960s Austin Gangsters - Organized Crime That Rocked the Capital (Paperback)
Jesse Sublett
R472 R384 Discovery Miles 3 840 Save R88 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
They Called Him Wild Bill - Life and Adventures of James Butler Hickok (Paperback, New ed of 2 Revised ed): Joseph G Rosa They Called Him Wild Bill - Life and Adventures of James Butler Hickok (Paperback, New ed of 2 Revised ed)
Joseph G Rosa
R599 R481 Discovery Miles 4 810 Save R118 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

His contemporaries called him Wild Bill, and newspapermen and others made him a legend in his own time. Among western characters only General George Armstrong Custer and Buffalo Bill Cody are as readily recognized by the general public. In writing this biography, Joseph G. Rosa has expressed the hope that "Hickok emerges as a man and not a legend."

For this comprehensive revision of his earlier biography of Wild Bill the author was allowed to work from newly available materials in the possession of the Hickok family. He also discovered new material pertaining to Wild Bill's Civil War exploits and his service as a marshal and found the pardon file of his murderer, John McCall. Additional, rare photographs of Wild Bill are published here for the first time. The results of Rosa's additional research make this second edition the best biography of Wild Bill likely to be written for years to come.

On This Day in Connecticut History (Paperback): Gregg Mangan On This Day in Connecticut History (Paperback)
Gregg Mangan
R496 R408 Discovery Miles 4 080 Save R88 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
African Americans of Tampa (Paperback): Ersula Knox Odom African Americans of Tampa (Paperback)
Ersula Knox Odom
R510 R411 Discovery Miles 4 110 Save R99 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Early Poverty Row Studios (Paperback): E. J. Stephens, Marc Wanamaker Early Poverty Row Studios (Paperback)
E. J. Stephens, Marc Wanamaker
R510 R411 Discovery Miles 4 110 Save R99 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Mobsters, Madams & Murder in Steubenville, Ohio - The Story of Little Chicago (Paperback): Susan M. Guy Mobsters, Madams & Murder in Steubenville, Ohio - The Story of Little Chicago (Paperback)
Susan M. Guy
R473 R385 Discovery Miles 3 850 Save R88 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Gambling, prostitution and bootlegging have been going on in Steubenville for well over one hundred years. Its Water Street red-light district drew men from hundreds of miles away, as well as underage runaways. The white slave trade was rampant, and along with all the vice crimes, murders became a weekly occurrence. Law enforcement seemed to turn a blind eye, and cries of political corruption were heard in the state capital. This scenario replayed itself over and over again during the past century as mobsters and madams ruled and murders plagued the city and county at an alarming rate. Newspapers nationwide would come to nickname this mecca of murder "Little Chicago."

Greene and Cornwallis - The Campaign in the Carolinas (Paperback): Hugh F. Rankin Greene and Cornwallis - The Campaign in the Carolinas (Paperback)
Hugh F. Rankin
R346 R279 Discovery Miles 2 790 Save R67 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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.

A Choice Not an Echo - Updated and Expanded 50th Anniversary Edition (Hardcover): Phyllis Schlafly A Choice Not an Echo - Updated and Expanded 50th Anniversary Edition (Hardcover)
Phyllis Schlafly
R354 R289 Discovery Miles 2 890 Save R65 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Over 3 Million Copies Sold! Celebrate 50 years since the release of Phyllis Schlafly's monumental A Choice Not an Echo, the book that launched the conservative resurgence of the late 20th century. This special updated and expanded edition contains 50 percent new material placing the book in its historical context and applying the book's lessons to the issues of today.

Life Along the Apalachicola River (Paperback): Jim McClellan Life Along the Apalachicola River (Paperback)
Jim McClellan
R459 R370 Discovery Miles 3 700 Save R89 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Iroquois in the American Revolution (Paperback): Barbara Graymont The Iroquois in the American Revolution (Paperback)
Barbara Graymont
R552 Discovery Miles 5 520 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Examines the military and political aspects of the Iroquois' role in the American revolution and describes the impact of the Americans and British on the Indian culture.

Hidden History of the Laurel Highlands (Paperback): Cassandra Vivian Hidden History of the Laurel Highlands (Paperback)
Cassandra Vivian
R466 R378 Discovery Miles 3 780 Save R88 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
AsiaTown Cleveland - From Tong Wars to Dim Sum (Paperback): Alan F Dutka AsiaTown Cleveland - From Tong Wars to Dim Sum (Paperback)
Alan F Dutka; Foreword by Johnny Wu
R471 R383 Discovery Miles 3 830 Save R88 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
New Orleans Historic Hotels (Paperback): Paul Oswell New Orleans Historic Hotels (Paperback)
Paul Oswell
R473 R385 Discovery Miles 3 850 Save R88 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Classic Eateries of the Arkansas Delta (Paperback): Kat Robinson Classic Eateries of the Arkansas Delta (Paperback)
Kat Robinson; Photographs by Grav Weldon
R481 R394 Discovery Miles 3 940 Save R87 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Staten Island Slayings - Murderers & Mysteries of the Forgotten Borough (Paperback): Patricia M. Salmon Staten Island Slayings - Murderers & Mysteries of the Forgotten Borough (Paperback)
Patricia M. Salmon
R460 R372 Discovery Miles 3 720 Save R88 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
A History of Lake Norman - Fish Camps to Ferraris (Paperback): Chuck McShane A History of Lake Norman - Fish Camps to Ferraris (Paperback)
Chuck McShane
R464 R376 Discovery Miles 3 760 Save R88 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Rio - A Photographic Journey down the Old Rio Grande (Paperback): Melissa Savage Rio - A Photographic Journey down the Old Rio Grande (Paperback)
Melissa Savage; Introduction by William DeBuys
R708 R560 Discovery Miles 5 600 Save R148 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Weaving together landscape and memory, this book presents historical photographs of the Rio Grande of the American Southwest. The dynamic Rio Grande has run through all the valley's diverse cultures: Puebloan, Spanish, Mexican, and Anglo. Photography arrived in the region at the beginning of the river's great transformation by trade, industry, and cultivation. In Rio Savage has collected images that document the sweeping history of that transformation - from those of nineteenth-century expeditionary photographer W. H. Jackson to the work of the great twentieth-century chronicler of the river, Laura Gilpin. The photographs are assembled in thematic bundles - river crossings, cultivation, trade, floods, the Mexican insurrection, the Big Bend region, and the estuary where the river at last meets the Gulf of Mexico. Essays by Rina Swentzell, G. Emlen Hall, Juan Estevan Arellano, Estella Leopold, Norma Elia Cantu, Jan Reid, and Dan Flores illuminate the images.

Charity for and by the Poor - Franciscan and Indigenous Confraternities in Mexico, 1527-1700 (Hardcover, Co-Publication with... Charity for and by the Poor - Franciscan and Indigenous Confraternities in Mexico, 1527-1700 (Hardcover, Co-Publication with the American Academy of Franciscan History ed.)
Laura Dierksmeier
R1,512 Discovery Miles 15 120 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Spanish colonization of Latin America in the sixteenth century continues to provoke scholarly debate. Spanish missionaries employed various strategies to convert indigenous inhabitants to the Catholic faith, including operating schools, organizing choirs, and establishing charitable brotherhoods known as confraternities. In Charity for and by the Poor, Laura Dierksmeier investigates how the reformed Franciscans' commitment to evangelizing Mexico gave rise to an extensive network of local confraternities and their respective care institutions. She finds that these local groups were the chief welfare providers for the indigenous people during the early colonial period and were precursors of the modern social security system. Dierksmeier shows how the Franciscan missionary imperative to promote the works of mercy and charity inspired the goals, governance, and operations of indigenous confraternities, their hospital and orphan care, and their contributions to the moral economy, including releasing debt prisoners and lending money to the poor. Focusing on the inner logic and daily practices of indigenous confraternities, Charity for and by the Poor highlights their far-reaching effects on Mexican society. Dierksmeier argues that confraternities are best studied within the religious framework that established them, and she does so by analyzing confraternity record books, lawsuits, last wills, missionary correspondence, and parish records from archives in Mexico, Spain, the United States, and Germany. The confraternity became an essential institution for protecting the indigenous population during epidemics, for integrating the various indigenous classes from the former Aztec Empire into the emerging social order, and for safeguarding indigenous self-governance within religious spheres. Most notably, Franciscan-established confraternities built social structures in which the poor were not only recipients of assistance but also, through their voluntary participation, self-empowered agents of community care. In this way, charity was provided for and by the poor.

Lost Miami Beach (Paperback): Carolyn Klepser Lost Miami Beach (Paperback)
Carolyn Klepser
R468 R381 Discovery Miles 3 810 Save R87 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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