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Murder at the Brown Palace - A True Story of Seduction and Betrayal (Paperback): Dick Kreck Murder at the Brown Palace - A True Story of Seduction and Betrayal (Paperback)
Dick Kreck
R437 R364 Discovery Miles 3 640 Save R73 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

On May 24, 1911, one of the most notorious murders in Denver's history occurred. The riveting tale involves high society, adultery, drugs, multiple murder, and more, all set in Denver's grand old hotel, the Brown Palace. As foreword writer and historian Tom Noel proclaims, "Hollywood murder mystery writers could not have contrived a thriller as chilling as this factual account." The characters in this real-life melodrama could not have been better cast. At the center of the storm was the seductively beautiful Denver socialite, Isabel Springer. In her thrall were three men--two locked in a struggle for her affections, and the third her unsuspecting husband. Little did ambitious John W. Springer, wealthy Denver businessman and politician, know that lovely Isabel, 20 years his junior, had been feeding the romantic fire of an out-of-town suitor at the same time that she was developing a cozy relationship with a man he regarded a friend and business partner. Threat and counter-threat between one-time cowboy and automobile racing driver Sylvester Louis ("Tony") von Phul and the dapper Harold Francis Henwood culminated in a barroom confrontation and a double gunshot murder. What followed were two of the most lurid court trials in Colorado history. This tragic story of a spectacular crime of passion and how it ruined the lives of those involved is one readers won't be able to put down.

The Parish Behind God's Back - The Changing Culture of Rural Barbados (Paperback): George Gmelch, Sharon Gmelch The Parish Behind God's Back - The Changing Culture of Rural Barbados (Paperback)
George Gmelch, Sharon Gmelch
R928 Discovery Miles 9 280 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Comprehensive ethnographic portrait of contemporary rural Barbados focuses on patterns of work, gender relations and life cycle, community, and religion in St. Lucy Parish. Recurring theme throughout work is impact of widening social relations - throughglobalization, tourism, transnationalism, tech

Militarization and Demilitarization in El Salvador's Transition to Democracy (Paperback, New): Philip J. Williams, Knut... Militarization and Demilitarization in El Salvador's Transition to Democracy (Paperback, New)
Philip J. Williams, Knut Walter
R811 Discovery Miles 8 110 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

With the resignation of General Renee Emilio Ponce in March 1993, the Salvadorian army's sixty-year domination of El Salvador came to an end. The country's January 1992 peace accords stripped the military of the power it once enjoyed, placing many areas under civilian rule. Establishing civilian control during the transition to democracy was no easy task, especially for a country that had never experienced even a brief period of democracy in its history.

Phillip J. Williams and Knut Walter argue that prolonged military rule produced powerful obstacles that limited the possibilities for demilitarization in the wake of the peace accords. The failure of the accords to address several key aspects of the military's political power had important implications for the democratic transition and for future civil-military relations.

Drawing on an impressive array of primary source materials and interviews, this book will be valuable to students, scholars, and policy makers concerned with civil-military relations, democratic transitions, and the peace process in Central America.

The Great Influenze - The Epic Story of the Deadliest Plague in History (Paperback, 2 Ed): John M. Barry The Great Influenze - The Epic Story of the Deadliest Plague in History (Paperback, 2 Ed)
John M. Barry 1
R448 R381 Discovery Miles 3 810 Save R67 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

At the height of WWI, history's most lethal influenza virus erupted in an army camp in Kansas, moved east with American troops, then exploded, killing as many as 100 million people worldwide. It killed more people in twenty-four months than AIDS killed in twenty-four years, more in a year than the Black Death killed in a century. But this was not the Middle Ages, and 1918 marked the first collision of science and epidemic disease. Magisterial in its breadth of perspective and depth of research and now revised to reflect the growing danger of the avian flu, "The Great Influenza" is ultimately a tale of triumph amid tragedy, which provides us with a precise and sobering model as we confront the epidemics looming on our own horizon. John M Barry has written a new afterword for this edition that brings us up to speed on the terrible threat of the avian flu and suggests ways in which we might head off another flu pandemic.

Meridian Township (Paperback): Jane M Rose Meridian Township (Paperback)
Jane M Rose
R472 R390 Discovery Miles 3 900 Save R82 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Villa - Soldier of the Mexican Revolution (Hardcover): Robert L Scheina Villa - Soldier of the Mexican Revolution (Hardcover)
Robert L Scheina
R426 R352 Discovery Miles 3 520 Save R74 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Analyzes the raucous career of one of the Mexican Revolution's central figures - Provides a fascinating introduction to Mexican political and cultural history - Examines a contentious period in U.S.-Mexican relations Starting with twenty-eight followers, Francisco Pancho Villa rose out of banditry to become a dynamic strategist who mastered the tactical use of a diverse array of weapons, including modern railroads and cavalry, to contest control of Mexico. In his early days as a brigand, the peasantry idolized him because he often gave them the largesse of his raids on the wealthy haciendas. His military career began in 1910 during the Mexican Revolution, and by the time of his defeat at the Battle of Celaya in 1915 he commanded 15,000 horsemen. Villa could be a generous patron to his loyal followers but a terrifying enemy. He believed that those whom he defeated earned the "privilege" of being executed by his own hand. During the bloodiest months of the Mexican Revolution, he even contended for control of the nation. He could not be intimidated by anyone, including the U.S. Army's Punitive Expedition led by Gen. John J. Pershing, who was sent to capture Villa after his raids into New Mexico during 1916. He died as he lived, violently, the victim of an assassination squad in 1923. Robert Scheina analyzes this complex man and provides a solid overview of Mexico's political history against the fabric of social and cultural turmoil.

National Insecurities - Immigrants and U.S. Deportation Policy Since 1882 (Hardcover, New Ed): Deirdre M Moloney National Insecurities - Immigrants and U.S. Deportation Policy Since 1882 (Hardcover, New Ed)
Deirdre M Moloney
R957 Discovery Miles 9 570 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

For over a century, deportation and exclusion have defined eligibility for citizenship in the United States and, in turn, have shaped what it means to be American. In this broad analysis of policy from 1882 to present, Deirdre Moloney places current debates about immigration issues in historical context. Focusing on several ethnic groups, Moloney closely examines how gender and race led to differences in the implementation of U.S. immigration policy as well as how poverty, sexuality, health, and ideologies were regulated at the borders.
Emphasizing the perspectives of immigrants and their advocates, Moloney weaves in details from case files that illustrate the impact policy decisions had on individual lives. She explores the role of immigration policy in diplomatic relations between the U.S. and other nations, and shows how federal, state, and local agencies had often conflicting priorities and approaches to immigration control. Throughout, Moloney traces the ways that these policy debates contributed to a modern understanding of citizenship and human rights in the twentieth century and even today.

America: The Last Best Hope, Volume III - From the Collapse of Communism to the Rise of Radical Islam (Paperback): William J.... America: The Last Best Hope, Volume III - From the Collapse of Communism to the Rise of Radical Islam (Paperback)
William J. Bennett
R385 R324 Discovery Miles 3 240 Save R61 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

America began to breathe easy at the close of the Cold War and loosened its grip on the fear of nuclear confrontation for the first time since World War Two. Peace was palpable, but in retrospect the years between 1988 and 2008 were as rocky as they were uncertain. Turbulence, not tranquility, marked the turn of the century: the war on drugs, race riots, values debates, deep economic shifts, and the growing threat of terrorism on U.S. soil that would tragically play out on September 11, 2001.
In this, the third volume of "America: The Last Best Hope," William J. Bennett explores America's recent and momentous history: the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of global Communism; sweeping changes in political and popular culture; the war on terror and the election of America's first African American president. Surveying the players, personalities, and pivotal moments, Bennett captures this recent chapter in the American story with piercing insight and unrelenting optimism.

The Scopes Monkey Trial (Paperback): Randy Moore, William McComas The Scopes Monkey Trial (Paperback)
Randy Moore, William McComas; Foreword by Tom Davis
R468 R386 Discovery Miles 3 860 Save R82 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The President's Lady - A Novel About Rachel and Andrew Jackson (Paperback): Irving Stone The President's Lady - A Novel About Rachel and Andrew Jackson (Paperback)
Irving Stone
R359 R308 Discovery Miles 3 080 Save R51 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In this acclaimed biographical novel, Irving Stone brings to life the tender and poignant love story of Rachel and Andrew Jackson. "Beyond any doubt one of the great romances of all time." -- "The Saturday Review of Literature"

Georgia's Civilian Conservation Corps (Paperback): Connie M. Huddleston Georgia's Civilian Conservation Corps (Paperback)
Connie M. Huddleston
R484 R402 Discovery Miles 4 020 Save R82 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

At a time when our country struggled with a deep financial depression, the United States began to see incredible numbers of men and women who could not find work. During the first days of his administration, Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt sought to create opportunities for this country's uneducated and undereducated young men to find work, help support their families, and receive training in a variety of fields. President Roosevelt's own vision brought about the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). Images of America: Georgia's Civilian Conservation Corps examines the role these young men played in developing three national forests, three national monuments, a national battlefield, 10 state parks, and four military installations. This book illustrates and gives voice to the CCC's rich contribution to Georgia's landscape and history and allows us to understand how the creation of this social employment program was once seen as the shining example of FDR's New Deal.

Nebraska POW Camps - A History of World War II Prisoners in the Heartland (Paperback): Melissa Amateis Marsh Nebraska POW Camps - A History of World War II Prisoners in the Heartland (Paperback)
Melissa Amateis Marsh
R431 R357 Discovery Miles 3 570 Save R74 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

During World War II, thousands of Axis prisoners of war were held throughout Nebraska in base camps that included Fort Robinson, Camp Scottsbluff and Camp Atlanta. Many Nebraskans did not view the POWs as "evil Nazis." To them, they were ordinary men and very human. And while their stay was not entirely free from conflict, many former captives returned to the Cornhusker State to begin new lives after the cessation of hostilities. Drawing on first-person accounts from soldiers, former POWs and Nebraska residents, as well as archival research, Melissa Marsh delves into the neglected history of Nebraska's POW camps.

Theodore Roosevelt (Hardcover, 1st ed): Louis Auchincloss Theodore Roosevelt (Hardcover, 1st ed)
Louis Auchincloss
R696 R550 Discovery Miles 5 500 Save R146 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

An intimate portrait of the first president of the 20th century
The American century opened with the election of that quintessentially American adventurer, Theodore Roosevelt. Louis Auchincloss's warm and knowing biography introduces us to the man behind the many myths of Theodore Roosevelt. From his early involvement in the politics of New York City and then New York State, we trace his celebrated military career and finally his ascent to the national political stage. Caricatured through history as the "bull moose," Roosevelt was in fact a man of extraordinary discipline whose refined and literate tastes actually helped spawn his fascination with the rough-and-ready worlds of war and wilderness.
Bringing all his novelist's skills to the task, Auchincloss briskly recounts the significant contributions of Roosevelt's career and administration. This biography is as thorough as it is readable, as clear-eyed as it is touching and personal.

Albion and Noble County (Paperback): Mark R. Hunter, Emily Hunter Albion and Noble County (Paperback)
Mark R. Hunter, Emily Hunter
R471 R389 Discovery Miles 3 890 Save R82 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Hudson (Paperback): Jill A Grunenwald Hudson (Paperback)
Jill A Grunenwald
R508 R421 Discovery Miles 4 210 Save R87 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Mount Mitchell (Paperback): Jonathan Howard Bennett, David Biddix Mount Mitchell (Paperback)
Jonathan Howard Bennett, David Biddix
R472 R390 Discovery Miles 3 900 Save R82 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Fifty Years of Meadow Brook Theatre (Paperback): Thom F Foxlee, Maryann Foxlee Fifty Years of Meadow Brook Theatre (Paperback)
Thom F Foxlee, Maryann Foxlee
R489 R401 Discovery Miles 4 010 Save R88 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Kenosha (Paperback): Jennifer Billock Kenosha (Paperback)
Jennifer Billock
R487 R400 Discovery Miles 4 000 Save R87 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Lost Denver (Paperback): Mark A. Barnhouse Lost Denver (Paperback)
Mark A. Barnhouse
R472 R390 Discovery Miles 3 900 Save R82 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Ted Williams and Friends: - 1960-2002 (Paperback): Dick Trust Ted Williams and Friends: - 1960-2002 (Paperback)
Dick Trust
R488 R401 Discovery Miles 4 010 Save R87 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Vetter Health Services (Paperback): Danita Naimoli, Diane Neal Vetter Health Services (Paperback)
Danita Naimoli, Diane Neal
R488 R401 Discovery Miles 4 010 Save R87 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Forward Together - South Carolinians in the Great War (Paperback): Fritz P Hamer Forward Together - South Carolinians in the Great War (Paperback)
Fritz P Hamer
R487 R455 Discovery Miles 4 550 Save R32 (7%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Great War opened the eyes of South Carolinians. In 1917, the United States recognized the threat that Imperial Germany posed to the rest of the world, and declared war on the rampaging country and her allies. The nation was immediately thrust into a new kind of war?one that would transform American society. Following the patriotic lead of the president and Congress, South Carolina's leaders took steps to foster total support for the war effort among residents of the Palmetto State. With insight from curators at the South Carolina's top museums, this engaging, accessible history explores the state's contributions to the war effort and examines the impact the Great War had on its people. Also highlighted are the South Carolinians who served their country on the Western front and helped break the Hindenburg line. Compelling and poignant, this look at South Carolina's role in World War I shows how the state and its people rose to the call of duty to help defeat one of history's gravest threats.

Perinton and Fairport in the 20th Century (Paperback): Perinton Historical Society Perinton and Fairport in the 20th Century (Paperback)
Perinton Historical Society
R469 R387 Discovery Miles 3 870 Save R82 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Perinton and Fairport in the 20th Century documents the transformation of this upstate New York community into a suburban center. The change began with the arrival of a high-speed electric train in 1906. After that, the era of building and invention was under way. Pictured are some of the first housing subdivisions and period buildings-which survived most of the twentieth century but were razed for urban renewal-and the people of the time, including inventors Willis Trescott and Robert Douglas, whose patents for apple processing and Certo revolutionized the fruit industry.

Better Day Coming: Blacks and Equality, 1890-2000 (Paperback): Adam Fairclough Better Day Coming: Blacks and Equality, 1890-2000 (Paperback)
Adam Fairclough
R445 R419 Discovery Miles 4 190 Save R26 (6%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Acclaimed historian Adam Fairclough chronicles the struggle of black Americans to achieve civil rights and equality in a society that, after the collapse of Reconstruction, sanctioned racial segregation, racial discrimination and political supremacy. Through his extensive research Fairclough reexamines many issues and balances the achievements of the Civil Rights movement against the persistance of racial and economic inequalities in an account that is articulate, accomplished and superbly written.

Kennedy Library (Paperback): William Davis, Christina Tree Kennedy Library (Paperback)
William Davis, Christina Tree
R278 R238 Discovery Miles 2 380 Save R40 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
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