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Yellow And Confused - Born In Taiwan, Raised In South Africa And Making Sense Of It All (Paperback): Ming-Cheau Lin Yellow And Confused - Born In Taiwan, Raised In South Africa And Making Sense Of It All (Paperback)
Ming-Cheau Lin 1
R285 R245 Discovery Miles 2 450 Save R40 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Ming-Cheau Lin’s family emigrated to South Africa from Tainan, Taiwan when she was just three years old and stayed in Bloemfontein with a small East Asian community. Seen as an outsider, she struggled to understand her identity as a minority and immigrant and faced harsh realities of being ‘yellow’ in the western world in addition to the legacy of South Africa’s history.

After assimilating to the surrounding society, she is deemed ‘not Asian enough’ when she is unable to conform to the rules of first-generation Asian elders, yet too Asian for everyone else. Taiwanese or South African, teenager or rebel, creative or disappointment.. she shares her story and journeys to uncover the reasons why yellow people are treated the way they are in a space that doesn’t recognise them as part of the population

Operation Big - The Race to Stop Hitler's A-Bomb (Paperback): Colin Brown Operation Big - The Race to Stop Hitler's A-Bomb (Paperback)
Colin Brown
R283 R246 Discovery Miles 2 460 Save R37 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A professor of architecture at Cambridge University, Marcial Echenique, recently became curious when he found wiring concealed under the floorboards of his country mansion, Farm Hall in Godmanchester, Cambridgeshire. The mansion had an astonishing past as an MI6 staging post for some of the most daring secret operations of the Second World War. But in April 1945, Farm Hall was to play an even more astounding role, as a 'country club' for ten of Germany's top nuclear physicists after they had been captured in Germany and secretly flown back to England in a daring raid code-named Operation Big. Every word they uttered was bugged by MI6 eavesdroppers using the wires found by the professor. After the dropping of the bomb these men would claim they could have developed it for the Third Reich but did not 'for the greater good of mankind'. Most believe this to be a deception. But was there an even greater deception? Were they captured not to stop Hitler, but to stop Stalin? Did the US drop the bomb not as a show of power to the Japanese, but to the Soviets? Colin Brown guides us through a world of espionage, scientific discovery and questions of morality as he reveals the extraordinary truth surrounding Hitler's atomic bomb.

North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865: A Roster, Volume 19 - Miscellaneous Battalions and Companies (Hardcover): Matthew Brown,... North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865: A Roster, Volume 19 - Miscellaneous Battalions and Companies (Hardcover)
Matthew Brown, Michael Coffey
R1,333 Discovery Miles 13 330 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
North Carolina and the Two World Wars (Paperback): Sarah McCulloh Lemmon, Nancy Midgette North Carolina and the Two World Wars (Paperback)
Sarah McCulloh Lemmon, Nancy Midgette
R372 R308 Discovery Miles 3 080 Save R64 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Shadow Warriors - Daring Missions of World War II by Women of the OSS and SOE (Hardcover): Gordon Thomas, Greg Lewis Shadow Warriors - Daring Missions of World War II by Women of the OSS and SOE (Hardcover)
Gordon Thomas, Greg Lewis
R576 R484 Discovery Miles 4 840 Save R92 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Shadow Warriors is a fascinating look at the women of the UK and US secret service branches during the Second World War. These were women of enormous cunning and strength of will, and many of the Shadow Warriors' stories have remained untold until now. In a dramatically different tale of espionage and conspiracy in the Second World War, this book unveils the history of the courageous women who volunteered to work behind enemy lines in Nazi Occupied Europe. Sent by the United States' OSS and Britain's SOE into Occupied Europe, these brave women wove a web of resistance groups across the continent. So effective did the female agents become in their efforts that the Germans often placed a bounty of a million Francs on the heads of operatives disrupting their troops. Their extraordinary heroism, initiative and resourcefulness contributed to the Allied breakout of the Normandy beachheads and even infiltrated Nazi Germany at the height of the war, into the very heart of Hitler's citadel - Berlin. Young and daring, the female agents accepted that they could be captured, tortured or killed, even as others were always readied to take their place.

In Dark Places (Paperback): Wyl Menmuir In Dark Places (Paperback)
Wyl Menmuir; Illustrated by Emma Butcher
R165 R123 Discovery Miles 1 230 Save R42 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

`There were once people who walked lightly. Who heard, in the space between their footsteps, reverberations and echoes of the fissures and caverns that lay below. Otherworlds and underworlds. Places that spoke to them.' In this darkly atmospheric story, a young couple on their honeymoon set out to explore Cheddar Gorge, only to find themselves increasingly distanced from one another as the presence of the claustrophobic caves closes in around them...

Armenia - Masterpieces from an Enduring Culture (Paperback): Theo Marten van Lint, Robin Meyer Armenia - Masterpieces from an Enduring Culture (Paperback)
Theo Marten van Lint, Robin Meyer
R1,031 R962 Discovery Miles 9 620 Save R69 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Set like a stronghold south-west of the Caucasus mountains, Armenia is caught between East and West. Briefly a great empire in the first century BCE under King Tigranes the Great, Armenia was later incorporated first by the Sasanian and then the Byzantine Empires. Armenian art, literature, religion and material culture have reinterpreted elements of a wide variety of cultures. Spanning over two and a half millennia, the history of Armenia and the Armenian people is a series of riveting tales, from its first mention under the Achaemenid King Darius I to the independence of the Republic of Armenia from the Soviet Union. With the help of the Bodleian Libraries' magnificent collection of Armenian manuscripts and early printed books, this volume tells the story of the region through the medium of its cultural output. Together with introductions written by experts in their fields, close to one hundred manuscripts, works of art and religious artefacts serve as a guide to Armenian culture and history. Gospel manuscripts splendidly illuminated by Armenian masters feature next to philosophical tractates and merchants' handbooks, affording us an insight into what makes the Armenian people truly unique, especially in the shadow of the genocide that threatened their annihilation a hundred years ago: namely their spirituality, language and perseverance in the face of adversity. VISIT THE EXHIBITION Armenia: Treasures from an Enduring Culture October 2015 - January 2016 Bodleian Library, Oxford

The Day The War Ended - Untold true stories from the last days of the war (Paperback): Jacky Hyams The Day The War Ended - Untold true stories from the last days of the war (Paperback)
Jacky Hyams 1
R254 R208 Discovery Miles 2 080 Save R46 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Tuesday, 8 May 1945: Victory in Europe Day. A day of joyous celebration, as the end of a conflict which had engulfed the world came within touching distance. Millions of people celebrated in the streets throughout Britain. Yet not all was right in the world. Struggles remained ahead - war still raged on between the Allies and Japan. Agreements and treaties were yet to be forged. Lives continued to be lost around the world. Meanwhile in Britain, although the pressure of supporting active military campaigns was reduced, lives were irrevocably changed in other ways. Bonds forged by the momentum of struggle, by hardship, unity and common purpose would begin to fade, and give way to the wounds of sorrow, upheaval and trauma that six years of conflict had riven. What was it really like to be living in Britain as the war drew to a close, giving way to a new era of hope, but also of deep uncertainty? In The Day the War Ended, bestselling author Jacky Hyams delivers a sweeping story, weaving together illuminating untold stories with contemporary records and photographs. The result is a moving, personal insight into hearts and minds across the home front right through the momentous year of 1945, as war ended and 'everything after' took root, shaping the world we know today.

The Delta Queen Cookbook - The History and Recipes of the Legendary Steamboat (Hardcover): Cynthia Lejeune Nobles The Delta Queen Cookbook - The History and Recipes of the Legendary Steamboat (Hardcover)
Cynthia Lejeune Nobles
R747 R598 Discovery Miles 5 980 Save R149 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The world's last authentic overnight wooden steamboat, the Delta Queen cruised America's inland waters from 1927 through 2008, offering passengers breathtaking views, luxury accommodations, rousing entertainment, and southern-style feasts. For over eighty-two years, chefs in the small galley served memorable meals -- from fried chicken and crawfish en cro?te to strawberry shortcake and beignets. The Delta Queen Cookbook brings the Delta Queen's story to life with an engaging historical narrative and over 125 recipes prepared by the steamboat's former chefs during their tenures in the cookhouse. Nobles traces the story of the "Grand Old Lady" as she faced remarkable social, economic, and political challenges. The Delta Queen became a haven for illegal drinking during Prohibition, and she survived the effects of the Great Depression, World War II, and increasingly modern and sophisticated competition. Despite the obstacles, this flapper-era boat always found a seamless way to coddle passengers with cozy staterooms and delectable fare. Each chapter ends with authentic Delta Queen recipes -- including Citrus and Watercress Salad with Chili Dressing, Roast Duck and Wild Rice Soup, Speckled Trout Pecan, Eggs Crawkitty, Steamboat Pudding, and more -- proportioned and tested for home kitchens.

The Delta Queen Cookbook includes interviews with former crew, chefs, and passengers; over ninety historical and full-color photographs; and vintage and modern menus. History buffs, steamboat lovers, and home cooks alike will revel in the memories and tastes that make the Delta Queen one of America's best-loved national treasures.

Tennis's Strangest Matches - Extraordinary but true stories from over five centuries of tennis (Paperback): Peter Seddon Tennis's Strangest Matches - Extraordinary but true stories from over five centuries of tennis (Paperback)
Peter Seddon 1
R230 R172 Discovery Miles 1 720 Save R58 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In this hugely entertaining collection of stories taken from over a hundred years of world tennis history, award-winning sports historian Peter Seddon has gathered together the most extraordinary events ever to occur on a tennis court. They include the Wimbledon final between the tea-drinking vicar and a convicted murderer, and the `Match of the Century' between the `Women's Libber' and the `Male Chauvinist Pig'. There are matches played on board ship and on the wings of an airborne plane, a game played in full regimental dress, and meet the player who rated himself so highly he played an entire match while carrying someone `piggy-back'. The stories in this book are bizarre, fascinating, hilarious, and, most importantly, true. Revised, redesigned and updated for a new generation of tennis fanatics, this book is a unique look at the curiosities of an endlessly popular sport, revealing the `strawberries and cream' game as you've never seen it before. Word count: 45,000

Ferguson's Gang - The Remarkable Story of the National Trust Gangsters (Hardcover): Polly Bagnall, Sally Beck Ferguson's Gang - The Remarkable Story of the National Trust Gangsters (Hardcover)
Polly Bagnall, Sally Beck 1
R453 R326 Discovery Miles 3 260 Save R127 (28%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

1927. Britain's heritage is vanishing. Beautiful landscapes are being bulldozed. Historic buildings are being blown up. Stonehenge is collapsing. Enter Ferguson's Gang, a mysterious and eccentric group of women who help the National Trust to fight back. The Gang raise huge sums, which they deliver in delightfully strange ways: Victorian coins inside a fake pineapple, a one hundred pound note stuffed inside a cigar, five hundred pounds with a bottle of homemade sloe gin. Their stunts are avidly reported in the press, and when they make a national appeal for the Trust, the response is overwhelming. Ferguson's Gang is instrumental in saving places from Cornwall to the Lake District, a legacy of incalculable value. Yet somehow these women stay anonymous, hiding behind masks and bizarre pseudonyms such as Bill Stickers, Red Biddy, the Bludy Beershop and Sister Agatha. They carefully record their exploits, their rituals, even their elaborate picnics, but they take their real names to the grave. Now Sally Beck and Polly Bagnall can reveal the identities of these unlikely national heroes and tell the stories of their fascinating and often unconventional lives. With the help of relatives, colleagues and friends, we can finally get to know the women who combined a serious mission with such a sense of mischief.

South Tyneside Pubs (Paperback): Eileen Burnett South Tyneside Pubs (Paperback)
Eileen Burnett
R417 R357 Discovery Miles 3 570 Save R60 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The pubs of South Tyneside are numerous and each has its own fascinating history. From enjoying a post-work tipple to celebrating the football result on a Saturday evening, the pub is the hub of the community and an iconic part of Britain's high streets. Local author and historian Eileen Burnett traces the history of South Tyneside's drinking establishments, from South Shields to Hebburn, taking in the landlords, notable characters, stories and a pint or two along the way. South Tyneside Pubsprovides something for everyone, whether they have lived in South Tyneside all their lives or they are just visiting this part of the North East.

The Four Heatons The Postcard Collection (Paperback, UK ed.): Ian Littlechilds, Phil Page The Four Heatons The Postcard Collection (Paperback, UK ed.)
Ian Littlechilds, Phil Page
R419 R358 Discovery Miles 3 580 Save R61 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Situated a few miles to the south of Manchester City Centre, the Four Heatons have always been popular residential suburbs for families wishing to swap the industrial clamour of the inner city for fresh air and fine views across open spaces to the Pennines and the Cheshire Plain. The coming of the railways in the late nineteenth century provided easy access to the area for commuters travelling between Manchester and Stockport, resulting in the building of the imposing period houses, churches, tree-lined roads and parks that are still a feature of the area today. Each of the Four Heatons has its unique story to tell. Heaton Chapel's links to St Thomas' Church, Heaton Mersey's journey from rural hamlet to Victorian village, Heaton Moor's development as the natural centre to the area and Heaton Norris' industrial heritage, can all be traced through the pictures and stories of these postcards. Between 1901 and 1910 the Heatons were involved in the communications revolution which swept across Britain and were unequalled until the digital age of the 21st century. The postcards which survive today tell that story through the work of pioneering photographers and give us a unique insight into Heatons' life from the early part of the twentieth century.

Bath City Guide - Chinese (Paperback): Annie Bullen Bath City Guide - Chinese (Paperback)
Annie Bullen
R143 R111 Discovery Miles 1 110 Save R32 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Bath City Guide CHINESE

Lives Of Great Men - A Memoir (Paperback): Chike Frankie Edozien Lives Of Great Men - A Memoir (Paperback)
Chike Frankie Edozien
R260 R215 Discovery Miles 2 150 Save R45 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

From Victoria Island, Lagos to Brooklyn, USA to Accra, Ghana to Paris, France; from across the Diaspora to the heart of the African continent, in this memoir Nigerian journalist Chike Frankie Edozien offers a highly personal series of contemporary snapshots of same gender loving Africans, unsung Great Men living their lives and finding joy in the face of great adversity.

The Archbishops of Canterbury: A Tale of Church and State (Paperback): John Butler The Archbishops of Canterbury: A Tale of Church and State (Paperback)
John Butler
R368 R266 Discovery Miles 2 660 Save R102 (28%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The office of Archbishop of Canterbury is the oldest continuous institution in Britain - older than the English crown and much older than Parliament. For over fourteen hundred years, from Augustine in the 6th century to Justin Welby in the 21st, successive Archbishops have been caught up in the transformation of the country from a collection of feudal Saxon kingdoms ruled by warrior kings to a modern industrial state with a democratic parliament and an established Church - as well as the longest reigning sovereign. Some Archbishops have managed the tension between their responsibility to lead the Church and proclaim the gospel and their obligation to serve the interests of the state and its rulers. Others have lost their lives - three executed by the state, while two have met violent deaths at the hands of lawless mobs. This new Pitkin captures the story of their faith and power, wisdom and folly and explores how high principle is matched at times by craven self-interest.

Brugbouers - Die Reitz-video en die Pad na Versoening (Afrikaans, Paperback): Rudi Buys Brugbouers - Die Reitz-video en die Pad na Versoening (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Rudi Buys
R250 R200 Discovery Miles 2 000 Save R50 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

In 2008 is Suid-Afrika tot in sy fondamente geskud deur die omstrede Reitz-video-voorval aan die Universiteit van die Vrystaat. In dié video onderwerp vier wit mansstudente vyf swart werkers aan sogenaamde keuringstoetse vir koshuisplasing. Na videobeelde van hoe die werkers kos moes eet waarin daar klaarblyklik geürineer is, het rassespanning op die kampus opgevlam en stemme van protes węreldwyd opgeklink.

Om die situasie te help beredder, het die universiteit vir Rudi Buys as versoeningskonsultant gewerf, waarna hy as studentedekaan aangestel is. Buys se werk by die universiteit sou uiteindelik simbolies word van ’n feller konflik in Suid-Afrika – tussen versoening en ’n dreigende rassestryd, ou en nuwe denkwyses, hoop en wanhoop.

Hierdie boek fokus op “tussenin-wees”. Die verhale van vier studenteleiers uit daardie onstuimige tydperk, asook die ingrypings wat onderneem is, word belig. Vir Buys was die proses by Kovsies ook ’n geleentheid om van sy eie Afrikaner-verlede sin te maak. Die gebeure by die universiteit illustreer dat Afrikaners, in hulle strewe om hul eie verlede met ’n toekoms in die land te versoen, oor die potensiaal beskik om ware brugbouers te wees en medeargitekte te word van ’n nierassige toekoms.

Brugbouers bied waardevolle lesse vir elkeen wat ernstig is oor aktiewe burgerskap en sinvolle transformasie in Suid-Afrika.

London (English) (Paperback): Sara Pink London (English) (Paperback)
Sara Pink
R145 R112 Discovery Miles 1 120 Save R33 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

One of the most exhilarating cities in the world, London is steeped in history whilst embracing innovation. Its skyline is a mix of old and new, with the beautiful architectural splendour of St Paul's Cathedral sitting comfortably alongside the staggering modernity of new high rises. The pomp and ceremony of quintessential British culture remains very much on show, from Changing the Guard to the Lord Mayor's Show and tea at The Ritz. With world-famous museums, art galleries, theatres, eight royal parks, shops, restaurants and a buzzing nightlife, London has something on offer for everyone. The latest Pitkin guide to London is a fresh, updated edition of our best-seller In and Around London. This guidebook celebrates the most famous icons in our English heritage, as well as introducing the newest architectural additions to the city's skyline - from museums to The Shard. The book showcases all these top attractions in a fun and accessible manner, offering exciting facts and anecdotes as well as significant historical information. At 44 pages, London is compact enough to fit into a bag or a small piece of hand luggage, but it is still an insightful read. Whether it is an expedition through the museums - back in time to ancient London, following the footsteps of one of the most famous royal families in the world or indulging in the countless eateries, theatres and shopping hubs, this text is the perfect companion to any tourist visiting London.

The Cold War (Paperback, With flaps): Norman Friedman The Cold War (Paperback, With flaps)
Norman Friedman 1
R259 R149 Discovery Miles 1 490 Save R110 (42%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A graphic account of this long-running global drama, The Compact Guide: The Cold War is published in a new era of fear and uncertainty. It encompasses moments of high tension, such as the Berlin Crisis of 1961, the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962 and the nuclear alerts of 1973 and 1983. At several times the world stood on the brink of nuclear Armageddon, but these dangerous moments all ended with both sides drawing back, until the long confrontation ended peacefully. Written by a leading American defence analyst, Dr Norman Friedman, The Compact Guide: The Cold War is supplemented with 60 photographs and documents that allow the reader to witness the events as they unfolded. Maps, diaries, letters and other items which, up till now, have remained filed or exhibited in the Imperial War Museum and other museum collections in Northern Europe and America include a 1963 nuclear attack protective booklet produced for homeowners by the British government and the official pack for US troops passing through Checkpoint Charlie, with practical advice on visiting Communist-controlled East Berlin.

12 Seconds of Silence - How a Team of Inventors, Tinkerers, and Spies Took Down a Nazi Superweapon (Hardcover): Jamie Holmes 12 Seconds of Silence - How a Team of Inventors, Tinkerers, and Spies Took Down a Nazi Superweapon (Hardcover)
Jamie Holmes
R671 R535 Discovery Miles 5 350 Save R136 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
January Moon - The Northern Cheyenne Breakout from Fort Robinson, 1878-1879 (Hardcover): Jerome A. Greene January Moon - The Northern Cheyenne Breakout from Fort Robinson, 1878-1879 (Hardcover)
Jerome A. Greene
R702 R554 Discovery Miles 5 540 Save R148 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Historian Jerome A. Greene is renowned for his memorable chronicles of egregious events involving American Indians and the U.S. military, including Sand Creek, Washita, and Wounded Knee. Now, in January Moon, Greene draws from extensive research and fieldwork to explore a signal - and appallingly brutal - event in American history: the desperate flight of Chief Dull Knife's Northern Cheyenne Indians from imprisonment at Fort Robinson, Nebraska. In the wake of the Great Sioux War of 1876-77, the U.S. government expelled most Northern Cheyennes from their northern plains homeland to Indian Territory, in present-day Oklahoma. Following mounting hardships, many of those people, under Chiefs Dull Knife and Little Wolf, broke away, seeking to return north. While Little Wolf's band managed initially to elude pursuing U.S. troops, Dull Knife's people were captured in 1878 and ushered into a makeshift barrack prison at Camp (later Fort) Robinson, where they spent months waiting for government officials to decide their fate. It is here that Greene's riveting narrative edges toward its climax. On the night of January 9, 1879, in a bloody struggle with troops, Dull Knife's people staged a massive breakout from their barrack prison in a last-ditch bid for freedom. Greene paints a vivid picture of their frantic escape, which took place under an unusually brilliant moon that doomed many of those fleeing by silhouetting them against the snow. A climactic engagement at Antelope Creek proved especially devastating, and the helpless people were nearly annihilated. In gripping detail, Greene follows the survivors' dreadful experiences into their aftermath, including creation of the Northern Cheyenne Reservation. Carrying the story to the present day, he describes Cheyenne tribal events commemorating the breakout - all designed to ensure that the injustices of nineteenth-century U.S. government policy will never be forgotten.

Baseless - My Search for Secretsin the Ruins of the Freedomof Informati (Hardcover): Nicholson Baker Baseless - My Search for Secretsin the Ruins of the Freedomof Informati (Hardcover)
Nicholson Baker
R723 R575 Discovery Miles 5 750 Save R148 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Last Stop Auschwitz (Paperback): Eddy de Wind Last Stop Auschwitz (Paperback)
Eddy de Wind 1
R340 R272 Discovery Miles 2 720 Save R68 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

'How much I learned from this brave man... The ultimate Holocaust testimony.' HEATHER MORRIS, author of The Tattooist of Auschwitz and Cilka's Journey

With an Afterword by JOHN BOYNE, author of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

Eddy de Wind, a Dutch doctor and psychiatrist, was shipped to Auschwitz with his wife Friedel, whom he had met and married at the Westerbork labour camp in the Netherlands. At Auschwitz, they made it through the brutal selection process and were put to work. Each day, each hour became a battle for survival.

For Eddy, this meant negotiating with the volatile guards in the medical barracks. For Friedel, it meant avoiding the Nazis’ barbaric medical experiments. As the end of the war approached and the Russian Army drew closer, the last Nazis fled, taking many prisoners with them, including Friedel. Eddy hid under a pile of old clothes and stayed behind. Finding a notebook and pencil, he began to write with furious energy about his experiences.

Last Stop Auschwitz is an extraordinary account of life as a prisoner, a near real-time record of the daily struggle to survive but also of the flickering moments of joy Eddy and Friedel found in each other - passing notes through the fence, sometimes stealing a brief embrace. Documenting the best and the worst of humanity, it is a unique and timeless story that reminds us of what we as humans are capable of, but that there is hope, even in Hell. Thought to be the only complete book written within Auschwitz itself, it will linger with you long after the final page has been turned.

'Powerful and moving.' WENDY HOLDEN, author of Born Survivors

Women on the North American Plains (Paperback): Renee M. Laegreid Women on the North American Plains (Paperback)
Renee M. Laegreid
R1,026 R785 Discovery Miles 7 850 Save R241 (23%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The first comprehensive view of women on the North American Plains, these essays explore the richness, variety, and complexity of their experiences. From prehistory to the present, the Great Plains have played a significant role in the lives of women who moved to or across them, cleaving to cultural ideas and patterns while adapting to the rigors of the region. Twelve essays--arranged chronologically within sub-regions--draw upon innovative theoretical and methodological approaches, including gender/transgender studies, decolonization of Native peoples, and the influence of nation states. Richly grounded in the particular, these essays also contextualize the stories of specific women and locales within larger social, political, and economic trends. Individually and collectively, they reveal the intricate relations that tie together people and place. Here are long-needed perspectives on the diverse lives of women who have been--and who continue to be--too often ignored in wider histories of the Plains. Also 04 Activeable in cloth, 978-0-89672-733-5, $65.00

Too Strong to Be Broken - The Life of Edward J. Driving Hawk (Hardcover): Edward J. Driving Hawk, Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve Too Strong to Be Broken - The Life of Edward J. Driving Hawk (Hardcover)
Edward J. Driving Hawk, Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve
R636 R500 Discovery Miles 5 000 Save R136 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Too Strong to Be Broken explores the dynamic life of Edward J. Driving Hawk, a Vietnam and Korean War veteran, chairman of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, former president of the National Congress of American Indians, husband, father, recovered alcoholic, and convicted felon. Driving Hawk's story begins with his childhood on the rural plains of South Dakota, then follows him as he travels back and forth to Asia for two wars and journeys across the Midwest and Southwest. In his positions of leadership back in the United States, Driving Hawk acted in the best interest of his community, even when sparring with South Dakota governor Bill Janklow and the FBI. After retiring from public service, he started a construction business and helped create the United States Reservation Bank and Trust. Unfortunately, a key participant in the bank embezzled millions and fled, leaving Driving Hawk to take the blame. Rather than plead guilty to a crime he did not commit, the seventy-four-year-old grandfather went to prison for a year and a day, even as he suffered the debilitating effects of Agent Orange. Driving Hawk fully believes that the spirits of his departed ancestors watched out for him during his twenty-year career in the U.S. Air Force, including his exposure to Agent Orange, and throughout his life as he survived surgeries, strokes, a tornado, a plane crash, and alcoholism. With the help of his sister, Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve, Driving Hawk recounts his life's story alongside his wife, Carmen, and their five children.

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