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The Cowboy President: The American West and the Making of Theodore Roosevelt


(2018)  | 9781493030712 | GLOBE PEQUOT PRESS | pbk. | book | 320pp
AUD 26.95 (inc. GST), AUD 24.50 (ex. GST),
Coming in March 2018
The Cowboy President: The American West and the Making of Theodore Rooseveltreveals how his time spent in the Western Dakota Territory helped him recoverfrom an overwhelming personal loss, but more importantly, how it transformed himinto the man etched onto Mount Rushmore, a man who is still rated as...

50 events that shaped latino history : an encyclopedia of the american mosaic.


(2018)  | 9781440849046 | ABC CLIO Inc. | hbk. | book
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Skid Road: An Informal Portrait of Seattle


(2018)  | 9780295743493 | UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON PRESS | pbk. | book | 360pp
AUD 30.95 (inc. GST), AUD 28.14 (ex. GST),
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Skid Road tells the story of Seattle “from the bottom up,” offering aninformal and engaging portrait of the Emerald City’s first century, as seenthrough the lives of some of its most colorful citizens. With his trademarkcombination of deep local knowledge, precision, and wit, Murray Morgan tracesthe...

The Real Mound Builders of North America: A Critical Realist Prehistory of the Eastern Woodlands, 200 BC–1450 AD

BYERS, Albert Martin. Byers, A. Martin.

(2018)  | 9781498570626 | Lexington Books c/- Rowman & | hbk. | book | 472pp | Availability last checked: 1/2/2018
AUD 203.95 (inc. GST), AUD 185.41 (ex. GST),
The Real Mound Builders of North America takes the standard position that thecultural communities of the Late Woodland period hiatus—when little or notransregional monumental mound building and ceremonialism existed—were thelinear cultural and social ancestors of the communities responsible for...

John adams, slavery, and race : ideas, politics, and diplomacy in an age of crisis.

Scherr, Arthur.

(2018)  | 9781440859502 | ABC CLIO Inc. | hbk. | book | 278pp | Availability last checked: 28/9/2017
AUD 81.95 (inc. GST), AUD 74.50 (ex. GST),
John Adams was a Founding Father of the United States who not only played a key role in laying the foundation of the nation but is also highly regarded as a great speaker, thinker, lawyer, revolutionary, diplomat, vice president, and president. But was Adams an opponent of slavery and a believer in...

The Making of America's Culture Regions

Nostrand, Richard L.

(2018)  | 9781538103968 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | hbk. | book | 336pp | Availability last checked: 2/12/2017
AUD 109.95 (inc. GST), AUD 99.95 (ex. GST),
This outstanding text provides students with the essential foundation in thehistorical geography of the United States. Distinguished scholar Richard L.Nostrand skillfully synthesizes decades of historical geography research in anengaging and thought-provoking overview for general readers and scholars...

Dark Beyond Darkness: The Cuban Missile Crisis as History, Warning, and Catalyst

Blight, James G. BLIGHT, Lang. Lang, janet M.

(2017)  | 9781538101995 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | hbk. | book | 280pp | Availability last checked: 14/1/2018
AUD 54.95 (inc. GST), AUD 49.95 (ex. GST),
In Dark Beyond Darkness, James Blight and janet Lang, among the world’sforemost authorities on the Cuban missile crisis, synthesize the findings fromtheir thirty-year project on the most dangerous moment in recorded history.Authoritative, accessible, and written with their usual flair and wit, DBD...

Eduardo Chibás: The Incorrigible Man of Cuban Politics

Ehrlich, Ilan.

(2017)  | 9780810895157 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | pbk. | book | 336pp | Availability last checked: 14/1/2018
AUD 43.95 (inc. GST), AUD 39.95 (ex. GST),
This comprehensive biography of Eduardo René Chibás (1907–1951) traces thelife and times of Cuba’s most popular and charismatic politician during thelate 1940s and early 1950s. Chibás, whose admirers included young Fidel Castro,emphasized honesty in Cuban public life and promised to sweep away...

The Forty Years that Created America: The Story of the Explorers, Promoters, Investors, and Settlers Who Founded the First English Colonies

Lamont, Edward M.

(2017)  | 9780810896079 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | pbk. | book | 296pp | Availability last checked: 14/1/2018
AUD 37.95 (inc. GST), AUD 34.50 (ex. GST),
The names “Jamestown” and “Plymouth” have become synonymous for moststudents of American history with “founding,” and “birth”—both, of theAmerican nation, and of freedom and democracy themselves. In this book, authorTed Lamont asks us to reconsider our country’s formative years,...

One Hundred Years of Solitude, Struggle, and Violence along the US/México Border: An Oral History

Thomas, John.

(2017)  | 9781527503014 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 290pp | Availability last checked: 1/12/2017
AUD 158.95 (inc. GST), AUD 144.50 (ex. GST),
This book feature oral histories, mainly of members of the ranching families who have lived in the Mexican State of Sonora and the corresponding territory in the US that stretches from Tijuana on the California border to Agua Prieta on the Arizona border. The elders in those families recall the tales...

Texas Train Robberies: True Stories of Notorious Bandits and Infamous Escapades


(2017)  | 9781493028658 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | pbk. | book | Availability last checked: 1/12/2017
AUD 27.95 (inc. GST), AUD 25.41 (ex. GST),
Tales from the Days of the Untamed West Not only are these train robberiesfascinating and daring, many of them are associated with some of the foremostoutlaws of the day—colorful personalities including Black Jack Ketchum, SamBass, Rube and Jim Burrow, the Doolin Gang, Mexican raiders, and more.  

Narratives of Immigration and Language Loss: Lessons from the German American Midwest


(2017)  | 9781498533805 | Lexington Books c/- Rowman & | hbk. | book | 160pp | Availability last checked: 29/12/2017
AUD 132.95 (inc. GST), AUD 120.86 (ex. GST),
This book examines narratives of anti-German sentiment and language loss fromGerman American communities in southwestern, Illinois. During World War I andII, government sponsored Americanization campaigns brought an abrupt end toGerman speaking practices in many communities across the Midwest. The narrativesand...

Modern mexico.

Huck, James D. Jr. Huck, James.

(2017)  | 9781440850905 | ABC CLIO Inc. | hbk. | book | 362pp | Availability last checked: 29/11/2017
AUD 165.95 (inc. GST), AUD 150.86 (ex. GST),
How did modern Mexico become a nation of multicultural diversity and rich indigenous traditions? What key roles do Mexico's non-Western, pre-Columbian indigenous heritage and subsequent development as a major center in the Spanish colonial empire play the country's identity today? How is Mexico today...

The Assassination of William McKinley: Anarchism, Insanity, and the Birth of the Social Sciences

Federman, Cary.

(2017)  | 9781498565509 | Lexington Books c/- Rowman & | hbk. | book | 312pp | Availability last checked: 23/12/2017
AUD 171.95 (inc. GST), AUD 156.32 (ex. GST),
This book is an examination of the assassination of President William McKinleyby Leon Czolgosz, an American-born purported anarchist. This work offers a newand different way to approach historical crime stories. Rather than acceptingthe idea that Czolgosz was inherently dangerous because of his ethnic...

The Groton Story


(2017)  | 9781493033171 | GLOBE PEQUOT PRESS | pbk. | book | 62pp | Availability last checked: 20/12/2017
AUD 13.95 (inc. GST), AUD 12.68 (ex. GST),
The town history of Groton, Connecticut 1600-1965.

Tales of Old Wallingford 1670–1970

HALE, Clarence E.

(2017)  | 9781493033157 | GLOBE PEQUOT PRESS | pbk. | book | 160pp | Availability last checked: 20/12/2017
AUD 18.95 (inc. GST), AUD 17.23 (ex. GST),
Recounting briefly of the historical events of importance to the people of thetown of Wallingford, CT from its founding in 1680 to the celebration of thetricentennial in 1970.

The Whaling City: A History of New London

DECKER, Robert Owen.

(2017)  | 9781493015610 | GLOBE PEQUOT PRESS | pbk. | book | 432pp | Availability last checked: 14/1/2018
AUD 62.95 (inc. GST), AUD 57.23 (ex. GST),
From its beginnings New London's history is bound to the sea. Income from thewhaling industry alone was fabulous. Yet the history of this unusual city at themouth of the Thames, is one of many endeavors. Robert Decker has brought it alltogether, the pulse, the life, the excitement of a community over...

The Thomas Lee House: A History and Description


(2017)  | 9781493033324 | GLOBE PEQUOT PRESS | pbk. | book | 16pp
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The Thomas Lee Hose (c 1660) at East Lyme. Three architectural experts describeand explain this distinguished 17th century house and its successiverestorations; edited by William F. Saars. Sponsored by the East Lyme HistoricalSociety, Inc.

Diary of King Philip's War, 1675-1676

Church, Benjamin. Church, Colonel Benjamin. , Simpson, Alan. Simpson, Mary McEldowny.

(2017)  | 9781493033249 | GLOBE PEQUOT PRESS | pbk. | book | 254pp | Availability last checked: 20/12/2017
AUD 24.95 (inc. GST), AUD 22.68 (ex. GST),
Benjamin Church liked Indians and was liked by them. He studied them, admiredthem, jollied them, dealt fairly with them. He saw in them splendid fighters.They saw in him a splendid captain. He knew all about the Indian’s“savagery,” but he is untouched by the hatred and hysteria which fills theconventional...

Connecticut's Black Soldiers, 1775-1783

White, David O.

(2017)  | 9780871061195 | GLOBE PEQUOT PRESS | pbk. | book | 72pp | Availability last checked: 24/1/2018
AUD 13.95 (inc. GST), AUD 12.68 (ex. GST),
Black soldiers of the American Revolution? Not a credible statement in light ofwhat most Americans have read about the Revolutionary War. We have heard ofCasimir Pulaski the Pole, Marquis de Lafayette the Frenchman, and Baron vonSteuben the German, but not black participants. Yet, close to 5,000 blacks...

Connecticut Attacked: A British Viewpoint, Tryon’s Raid on Danbury

McDevitt, Robert.

(2017)  | 9780871060501 | GLOBE PEQUOT PRESS | pbk. | book | 76pp | Availability last checked: 24/1/2018
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America won the Revolutionary War against all odds. They were outnumbered andoutmaneuvered for the majority of the war, but a few strategic wins turned thetables. One such strategic encounter occurred after the war was won—inDanbury, the British planned a massive raid on Danbury’s magazine of stores...

Connecticut's War Governor: Jonathan Trumbull

Roth, David M.

(2017)  | 9780871061492 | GLOBE PEQUOT PRESS | pbk. | book | 100pp | Availability last checked: 17/1/2018
AUD 15.95 (inc. GST), AUD 14.50 (ex. GST),
Connecticut’s War Governor is a biography of Jonathan Trumbull, who wasgovernor from 1769 to 1784. Trumbull is one of the only Americans who served asgovernor of both a pre-Revolutionary colony and a post-Revolutionary state.Because of this he is credited as being one of the truly influential men...

Connecticut Signer: William Williams


(2017)  | 9780871060617 | GLOBE PEQUOT PRESS | pbk. | book | 88pp
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This is a biography of William Williams, a merchant, a delegate for Connecticutto the Continental Congress, and a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Asthe son of a minister, Williams studied theology and law at Harvard, andthroughout his life religion was a great influence on his political presence....


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