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Engineering Manhood - Race and the Antebellum Virginia Military Institute (Paperback): Jonson Miller Engineering Manhood - Race and the Antebellum Virginia Military Institute (Paperback)
Jonson Miller
R328 Discovery Miles 3 280 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Still Mad - American Women Writers and the Feminist Imagination (Hardcover): Sandra M. Gilbert, Susan Gubar Still Mad - American Women Writers and the Feminist Imagination (Hardcover)
Sandra M. Gilbert, Susan Gubar
R582 R486 Discovery Miles 4 860 Save R96 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Forty years after their first groundbreaking work of feminist literary theory, The Madwoman in the Attic, award-winning collaborators Sandra M. Gilbert and Susan Gubar map the literary history of feminism's second wave. In Still Mad, they offer lively readings of major works by such writers as Sylvia Plath, Lorraine Hansberry, Adrienne Rich, Ursula K. Le Guin, Maxine Hong Kingston, Gloria Anzaldua and Toni Morrison. To address shifting social attitudes over seven decades, they discuss polemics by thinkers from Kate Millett and Susan Sontag to Audre Lorde, Andrea Dworkin and Judith Butler. As Gilbert and Gubar chart feminist gains-including creative new forms of protests and changing attitudes toward gender and sexuality-they show how the legacies of second wave feminists, and the misogynistic culture they fought, extend to the present. In doing so, they celebrate the diversity and urgency of women who have turned passionate rage into powerful writing.

White Feminism - From the Suffragettes to Influencers and Who They Leave Behind (Paperback): Koa Beck White Feminism - From the Suffragettes to Influencers and Who They Leave Behind (Paperback)
Koa Beck
R343 R290 Discovery Miles 2 900 Save R53 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
From the Hill to the Horizon - Montgomery Bell Academy 1867-2017 (Hardcover): Montgomery Bell Academy From the Hill to the Horizon - Montgomery Bell Academy 1867-2017 (Hardcover)
Montgomery Bell Academy
R616 R511 Discovery Miles 5 110 Save R105 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Let's Be Reasonable - A Conservative Case for Liberal Education (Hardcover): Jonathan Marks Let's Be Reasonable - A Conservative Case for Liberal Education (Hardcover)
Jonathan Marks
R531 R436 Discovery Miles 4 360 Save R95 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A conservative college professor's compelling defense of liberal education Not so long ago, conservative intellectuals such as William F. Buckley Jr. believed universities were worth fighting for. Today, conservatives seem more inclined to burn them down. In Let's Be Reasonable, conservative political theorist and professor Jonathan Marks finds in liberal education an antidote to this despair, arguing that the true purpose of college is to encourage people to be reasonable-and revealing why the health of our democracy is at stake. Drawing on the ideas of John Locke and other thinkers, Marks presents the case for why, now more than ever, conservatives must not give up on higher education. He recognizes that professors and administrators frequently adopt the language and priorities of the left, but he explains why conservative nightmare visions of liberal persecution and indoctrination bear little resemblance to what actually goes on in college classrooms. Marks examines why advocates for liberal education struggle to offer a coherent defense of themselves against their conservative critics, and demonstrates why such a defense must rest on the cultivation of reason and of pride in being reasonable. More than just a campus battlefield guide, Let's Be Reasonable recovers what is truly liberal about liberal education-the ability to reason for oneself and with others-and shows why the liberally educated person considers reason to be more than just a tool for scoring political points.

The Golf Book - The Players * The * Gear * The Strokes * The Courses * The Championships (Hardcover): Dk, Nick Bradley The Golf Book - The Players * The * Gear * The Strokes * The Courses * The Championships (Hardcover)
Dk, Nick Bradley
R611 R490 Discovery Miles 4 900 Save R121 (20%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Discover the history of one of the world's most popular sports, and learn how to master the perfect swing along the way. Find out all there is to know about golf, from its ancient origins to its most celebrated competitions. Learn about the turning points and winning strokes of the most famous championships ever played - from the Open to the Curtis Cup. Bringing you face-to-face with the stars, such as Tiger Woods, The Golden Bear, and The Shark, entries analyse their trademark strokes and detail their finest performances. Showing you exactly what it takes to achieve an effective - and consistent - golf swing, this book also walks you through the fairways of all the pre-eminent courses, while working systematically through every type of shot, from tee shots, iron play, pitching, and chipping, to coping with bunkers and putting. Learn the sport's key rules and golfing terms, and discover everything you need to know about how to buy the right equipment - from drivers to carts, along with guidance on custom fitting - and the all-important golf etiquette. Brimming with detail and superbly illustrated with over 1,500 photographs, illustrations, maps, and diagrams, The Golf Book is the definitive guide to the famous game for players and fans alike.

Ten Days in Harlem - Fidel Castro and the Making of the 1960s (Paperback, Main): Simon Hall Ten Days in Harlem - Fidel Castro and the Making of the 1960s (Paperback, Main)
Simon Hall
R263 R221 Discovery Miles 2 210 Save R42 (16%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Rising star Simon Hall captures the spirit of the 1960s in ten days that revolutionised the Cold War: Fidel Castro's visit to New York. 'With its cool judgements and blackly comic sense of irony, Hall's book is a rare pleasure to read.' DOMINIC SANDBROOK, Literary Review 'A lively account . . . Ten Days in Harlem doesn't stint on piquant detail.' LONDON REVIEW OF BOOKS '[A] perceptive, thoroughly researched and readable study.' IRISH TIMES New York City, September 1960. Fidel Castro - champion of the oppressed, scourge of colonialism, and leftist revolutionary - arrives for the opening of the United Nations General Assembly. His visit to the UN represents a golden opportunity to make his mark on the world stage. Fidel's shock arrival in Harlem is met with a rapturous reception from the local African American community. He holds court from the iconic Hotel Theresa as a succession of world leaders, black freedom fighters and counter-cultural luminaries - everyone from Nikita Khrushchev to Gamal Abdel Nasser, Malcolm X to Allen Ginsberg - come calling. Then, during his landmark address to the UN General Assembly - one of the longest speeches in the organisation's history - he promotes the politics of anti-imperialism with a fervour, and an audacity, that makes him an icon of the 1960s. In this unforgettable slice of modern history, Simon Hall reveals how these ten days were a foundational moment in the trajectory of the Cold War, a turning point in the history of anti-colonial struggle, and a launching pad for the social, cultural and political tumult of the decade that followed. 'Hall delivers his entertaining taile with brio.' i 'Hall captures Castro's action-packed September 1960 soujourn in rich and compelling detail, and argues persuasisively that its repercussions echoed deeply in the decades to come.' NEW YORK JOURNAL OF BOOKS

Arsenal 101 - A Pocket Guide in 101 Moments, Facts, Characters and Games (Paperback): Rab MacWilliam Arsenal 101 - A Pocket Guide in 101 Moments, Facts, Characters and Games (Paperback)
Rab MacWilliam
R254 R235 Discovery Miles 2 350 Save R19 (7%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days
Slave Trade and Abolition - Gender, Commerce, and Economic Transition in Luanda (Hardcover): Vanessa S. Oliveira Slave Trade and Abolition - Gender, Commerce, and Economic Transition in Luanda (Hardcover)
Vanessa S. Oliveira
R1,699 Discovery Miles 16 990 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Well into the early nineteenth century, Luanda, the administrative capital of Portuguese Angola, was one of the most influential ports for the transatlantic slave trade. Between 1801 and 1850, it served as the point of embarkation for more than 535,000 enslaved Africans. In the history of this diverse, wealthy city, the gendered dynamics of the merchant community have frequently been overlooked. Vanessa S. Oliveira traces how existing commercial networks adapted to changes in the Atlantic slave trade during the first half of the nineteenth century. Slave Trade and Abolition reveals how women known as donas (a term adapted from the title granted to noble and royal women in the Iberian Peninsula) were often important cultural brokers. Acting as intermediaries between foreign and local people, they held high socioeconomic status and even competed with the male merchants who controlled the trade. Oliveira provides rich evidence to explore the many ways this Luso-African community influenced its society. In doing so, she reveals an unexpectedly nuanced economy with regard to the dynamics of gender and authority.

Stranger in the Shogun's City - A Japanese Woman and Her World (Paperback): Amy Stanley Stranger in the Shogun's City - A Japanese Woman and Her World (Paperback)
Amy Stanley
R342 R284 Discovery Miles 2 840 Save R58 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Wake - The Hidden History of Women-Led Slave Revolts (Hardcover): Rebecca Hall Wake - The Hidden History of Women-Led Slave Revolts (Hardcover)
Rebecca Hall; Illustrated by Hugo Martinez
R581 R476 Discovery Miles 4 760 Save R105 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
How the Race Was Won - Cycling's Top Minds Reveal the Road to Victory (Paperback): Peter Cossins How the Race Was Won - Cycling's Top Minds Reveal the Road to Victory (Paperback)
Peter Cossins
R371 R311 Discovery Miles 3 110 Save R60 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Great cyclists are born, but winning cyclists are made by the brains of their managers. The craft of racing requires a non-stop obsession with detail: watching rivals, judging the strength of a break, knowing the course, and picking the right moment to seize a fleeting opportunity and turn it into a big win. How the Race Was Won investigates the fine details of bicycle racing through extensive interviews with the sport's brightest minds. Author Peter Cossins has interrogated the riders, managers, and directors who have shaped the sport, and reveals how they learned to navigate the invisible undercurrent that sweeps their riders to the finish line. From the moment when George Pilkington Mills was paced to victory by a wily teammate in the 1891 edition of Bordeaux-Paris to Chris Froome's modern emphasis on marginal gains, How the Race Was Won embraces the full sweep of cycling history, making stops along the way to analyze how tactics first evolved and how today's winning minds continue to build on what came before. Behind every great cyclist is a race wizard reading the race, watching the rivals, outwitting the competition, and anticipating the one perfect moment to launch a rider to victory. How the Race Was Won is a thrilling and unprecedented look at how victory is won, how rivals are vanquished, and how pure speed can only prevail when supported by deep brainpower.

Burning the Breeze - Three Generations of Women in the American West (Paperback): Lisa Hendrickson Burning the Breeze - Three Generations of Women in the American West (Paperback)
Lisa Hendrickson; Afterword by James E. Pepper
R449 R381 Discovery Miles 3 810 Save R68 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In the middle of the Great Depression, Montana native Julia Bennett arrived in New York City with no money and an audacious business plan: to identify and visit easterners who could afford to spend their summers at her brand new dude ranch near Ennis, Montana. Julia, a big-game hunter whom friends described as "a clever shot with both rifle and shotgun," flouted gender conventions to build guest ranches in Montana and Arizona that attracted world-renowned entertainers and artists. Bennett's entrepreneurship, however, was not a new family development. During the Civil War, her widowed grandmother and her seven-year-old daughter--Bennett's mother--set out from Missouri on a ten-month journey with little more than a yoke of oxen, a covered wagon, and the clothes on their backs. They faced countless heartbreaks and obstacles as they struggled to build a new life in the Montana Territory. Burning the Breeze is the story of three generations of women and their intrepid efforts to succeed in the American West. Excerpts from diaries, letters, and scrapbooks, along with rare family photos, help bring their vibrant personalities to life.

Giant killers (Paperback): Dene Butler & Ray Cole Giant killers (Paperback)
Dene Butler & Ray Cole
R186 Discovery Miles 1 860 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Peterborough United have a proud and illustrious history in the FA Cup. In this book we cover every cup campaign that The Posh have played in, with match reports from the signi?cant games, plus all the facts and ?gures and many photographs of matches and players that have contributed towards Posh`s deserved title of a Giant Killersa

Economy Hall - The Hidden History of a Free Black Brotherhood (Hardcover): Fatima Shaik Economy Hall - The Hidden History of a Free Black Brotherhood (Hardcover)
Fatima Shaik
R725 R499 Discovery Miles 4 990 Save R226 (31%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Eaters of the Dead - Myths and Realities of Cannibal Monsters (Hardcover): Kevin J. Wetmore Jr Eaters of the Dead - Myths and Realities of Cannibal Monsters (Hardcover)
Kevin J. Wetmore Jr
R409 R340 Discovery Miles 3 400 Save R69 (17%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Every culture has monsters that eat us, and every culture repels in horror when we eat ourselves. From Grendel to Sawney Bean, and from the Ghuls of ancient Persia to The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, our fear of being consumed is both universal and terrifying. Kevin Wetmore explores monsters that eat the dead: ghouls, cannibals, and other beings that feast on human flesh. Moving from myth through history to contemporary popular culture, considering ancient Greek myths of feeding humans to the gods, through sky burial in Tibet and Zoroastrianism, and actual cases of cannibalism in modern societies, this book examines those that consume corpses and what they tell us about ourselves and our fears.

The Best American Sports Writing 2017 (Paperback): Glenn Stout, Howard Bryant The Best American Sports Writing 2017 (Paperback)
Glenn Stout, Howard Bryant
R315 R299 Discovery Miles 2 990 Save R16 (5%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Official History of the Tour de France (Hardcover): Luke Edwardes-Evans, Serge Laget, Andy McGrath The Official History of the Tour de France (Hardcover)
Luke Edwardes-Evans, Serge Laget, Andy McGrath; Foreword by Bernard Hinault
R445 R356 Discovery Miles 3 560 Save R89 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

The Official History of the Tour de France is a celebration of one of the greatest annual sporting events, and the premier competition in world cycling. Through more than 300 photographs, rarely seen documents and items of memorabilia, this book covers more than a century of fascinating stories on the Tour and its iconic yellow jersey. This revised and updated edition includes an authoritative narrative account of each major era, up to and including the thrilling 2020 Tour - a dramatic contest completed against all the odds - and a preview of the 2021 event. There are features on superstar cyclists and memorable moments from each period of the event's rich history, and a foreword from legendary Tour de France champion Bernard Hinault, all of which combines to form the definitive illustrated book on the Tour.

Planting the World - Joseph Banks and His Collectors: an Adventurous History of Botany (Paperback): Jordan Goodman Planting the World - Joseph Banks and His Collectors: an Adventurous History of Botany (Paperback)
Jordan Goodman
R227 Discovery Miles 2 270 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

'Based on meticulous research in original sources ... Goodman illustrates vividly how adept [Banks] was ... Shining a light on individuals whose achievements are relatively uncelebrated' Jenny Uglow, New York Review of Books A bold new history of how botany and global plant collecting - centred at Kew Gardens and driven by Joseph Banks - transformed the earth. Botany was the darling and the powerhouse of the eighteenth century. As European ships ventured across the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific oceans, discovery bloomed. Bounties of new plants were brought back, and their arrival meant much more than improved flowerbeds - it offered a new scientific frontier that would transform Europe's industry, medicine, eating and drinking habits, and even fashion. Joseph Banks was the dynamo for this momentous change. As botanist for James Cook's great voyage to the South Pacific on the Endeavour, Banks collected plants on a vast scale, armed with the vision - as a child of the Enlightenment - that to travel physically was to advance intellectually. His thinking was as intrepid as Cook's seafaring: he commissioned radically influential and physically daring expeditions such as those of Francis Masson to the Cape Colony, George Staunton to China, George Caley to Australia, William Bligh to Tahiti and Jamaica, among many others. Jordan Goodman's epic history follows these high seas adventurers and their influence in Europe, as well as taking us back to the early years of Kew Gardens, which Banks developed devotedly across the course of his life, transforming it into one of the world's largest and most diverse botanical gardens. In a rip-roaring global expedition, based on original sources in many languages, Goodman gives a momentous history of how the discoveries made by Banks and his collectors advanced scientific understanding around the world.

Understanding and Teaching the Holocaust (Hardcover): Laura Hilton, Avinoam Patt Understanding and Teaching the Holocaust (Hardcover)
Laura Hilton, Avinoam Patt
R658 Discovery Miles 6 580 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Few topics in modern history draw the attention that the Holocaust does. The Shoah has become synonymous with unspeakable atrocity and unbearable suffering. Yet it has also been used to teach tolerance, empathy, resistance, and hope. Understanding and Teaching the Holocaust provides a starting point for teachers in many disciplines to illuminate this crucial event in world history for students. Using a vast array of source materials-from literature and film to survivor testimonies and interviews-the contributors demonstrate how to guide students through these sensitive and painful subjects within their specific historical and social contexts. Each chapter provides pedagogical case studies for teaching content such as antisemitism, resistance and rescue, and the postwar lives of displaced persons. It will transform how students learn about the Holocaust and the circumstances surrounding it.

Recasting the Vote - How Women of Color Transformed the Suffrage Movement (Paperback): Cathleen D. Cahill Recasting the Vote - How Women of Color Transformed the Suffrage Movement (Paperback)
Cathleen D. Cahill
R625 Discovery Miles 6 250 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-Hua 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.

Ten to Win . . . And the Last Man In - My Pick of Test Match Cliffhangers (Hardcover): Henry Blofeld Ten to Win . . . And the Last Man In - My Pick of Test Match Cliffhangers (Hardcover)
Henry Blofeld
R490 R400 Discovery Miles 4 000 Save R90 (18%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

'Is there anything in sport to compare with the sustained excitement of a cricket match, especially a Test match, in which the advantage continually fluctuates one way and then the other, and when the match enters its last few minutes, all four results are still possible?' After entertaining countless radio listeners around the world for decades, who better to convey the breathless drama of a Test match cliffhanger than Henry Blofeld? Now, in Ten to Win . . . and the Last Man In, he has personally selected thirty matches featuring unforgettable finishes and brought them vividly to life again in his own inimitable way. Ranging from the match-winning bowling of F.R. Spofforth against W.G. Grace's England in 1882, via the first tied Test between Benaud's Australia and Worrell's West Indies in 1960, to the never-say-die batting of Ben Stokes in 2019, he picks out the key events and performances of each memorable match and describes them as only he can. Alongside the big-hitting heroics of Jessop in 1902 and Botham in 1981, he revisits less celebrated matches such as South Africa's hard-fought first Test win in 1906, as well as a crucial innings from Denis Compton in 1948 and a match-saving performance by a young Alan Knott in Guyana in 1968 - one of the most exciting matches he has ever witnessed first-hand. Filled with colourful detail and informed by insight gained from a lifetime immersed in the sport he loves, Henry Blofeld's latest book will leave the reader in no doubt - as he himself puts it - about 'what an absurdly irresistible game cricket can be'.

The Magic of the Saltmarsh Coast (Paperback): Kelvin Brown The Magic of the Saltmarsh Coast (Paperback)
Kelvin Brown
R240 Discovery Miles 2 400 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The Saltmarsh Coast is 75 miles of largely undiscovered Essex, stretching from Stow Maries in the south to Salcott in the north, with some wonderful walking on the top of the sea walls amid some marvellous scenery. Mixed in with the salty air and cries of sea birds are hundreds of years of rich and absorbing Essex history and distant echoes of the people who made this such a fascinating area. This, then, is the Saltmarsh Coast.

Koshuis (Afrikaans, Paperback): Erns Grundling Koshuis (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Erns Grundling
R285 R245 Discovery Miles 2 450 Save R40 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Laat jou terugvoer na die jare van inbly-naweke, studentepret, huis-toe-verlang en troospakkies beskuit onder die enkelbed.

Koshuis, saamgestel deur Erns Grundling van Elders-faam, bevat heerlike lekkerlees-vertellings, komies, verspot Ún roerend, oor die koshuislewe – op skool Ún universiteit, selfs oorsee – deur ’n verskeidenheid bydraers, insluitend reisskrywer Dana Snyman, geliefde Weg!-joernalis en -aanbieder Toast Coetzer, akteur en komediant Schalk Bezuidenhout, Huisgenoot-redakteur Yvonne Beyers, oudredakteur van Die Burger Bun Booyens, bekroonde romansiers Harry Kalmer en Kerneels Breytenbach, skrywers en joernaliste soos CelestÚ Fritze, Theunis Strydom, Leroux Schoeman, Marnus Hattingh en Pieter van Zyl, en vele meer.

Skink ’n koppie koffie, onthou weer die liedjie wat gespeel het toe jy by jou eerste huisdans gesoen is, en laat die jare terugrol!

Delta Hot Tamales - History, Stories & Recipes (Paperback): Anne Martin Delta Hot Tamales - History, Stories & Recipes (Paperback)
Anne Martin; Foreword by Foreword By Elizabeth Heiskell
R408 R336 Discovery Miles 3 360 Save R72 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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