Category: World History (N and S America) - pbk


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Cradle Of Gold


Price: $15.95

Publisher: SMP Palgrave Trade: July 2011

Seller ID: 18737

ISBN: 0230112048

Condition: New

In 1911, a young Peruvian boy led an American explorer and Yale historian named Hiram Bingham into the ancient Incan citadel of Machu Picchu. Hidden amidst the breathtaking heights of the Andes, this settlement of temples, tombs and palaces was the Incas' greatest achievement. Tall, handsome, and sure of his destiny, Bingham believed that Machu Picchu was the Incas' final refuge, where they fled the Spanish Conquistadors. Bingham made Machu Picchu famous, and his dispatches from the jungle cast him as the swashbuckling hero romanticized today as a true Indiana Jones-like character. But his ... View more info

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The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon

By: David Grann

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Vintage: January 2010

Seller ID: 7304

ISBN: 1400078458

Condition: New

A "New York Times," "USA Today," "Wall Street Journal," "Washington Post," "Boston Globe," "San Francisco Chronicle," "Los Angeles Times," and "Denver Post" Bestseller In 1925, the legendary British explorer Percy Fawcett ventured into the Amazon jungle, in search of a fabled civilization. He never returned. Over the years countless perished trying to find evidence of his party and the place he called "The Lost City of Z." In this masterpiece of narrative nonfiction, journalist David Grann interweaves the spellbinding stories of Fawcett's quest for "Z" and his own journey into the deadly j... View more info

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Champlain's Dream

By: David Hackett Fischer

Price: $27.95

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: October 2009

Seller ID: 17484

ISBN: 1416593330

Condition: New

In this sweeping, enthralling biography, acclaimed historian David Hackett Fischer brings to life the remarkable Samuel de Champlain -- soldier, spy, master mariner, explorer, cartographer, artist, and Father of New France. Born on France's Atlantic coast, Champlain grew to manhood in a country riven by religious warfare. The historical record is unclear on whether Champlain was baptized Protestant or Catholic, but he fought in France's religious wars for the man who would become Henri IV, one of France's greatest kings, and like Henri, he was religiously tolerant in an age of murderous s... View more info

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The Acadians: In Search of a Homeland

By: James Laxer

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Anchor Canada: June 2007

Seller ID: 18860

ISBN: 0385661096

Condition: New

An evocative and beautifully written history of some of Canada's earliest settlers, and their search for a definitive home. In 1604, a small group of migrants fled political turmoil and famine in France to start a new colony on Canada's east coast. Their roughly demarcated territory included what are now Canada's Maritime provinces, land that was fought over by the British and French empires until the Acadians were finally expelled in 1755. Their diaspora persists to this day. The Acadians is the definitive history of a little-known part of the North American past, and the quintessenti... View more info

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A Great and Noble Scheme: The Tragic Story of the Expulsion of the French Acadians from Their American Homeland

By: John Mack Faragher

Price: $17.95

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company: February 2006

Seller ID: 17489

ISBN: 0393328279

Condition: New

In 1755, New England troops embarked on a "great and noble scheme" to expel 18,000 French-speaking Acadians ("the neutral French") from Nova Scotia, killing thousands, separating innumerable families, and driving many into forests where they waged a desperate guerrilla resistance. The right of neutrality; to live in peace from the imperial wars waged between France and England; had been one of the founding values of Acadia; its settlers traded and intermarried freely with native Mikmaq Indians and English Protestants alike. But the Acadians' refusal to swear unconditional allegiance to the Bri... View more info

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Columbus: The Four Voyages, 1492-1504

By: Laurence Bergreen

Price: $11.95

Publisher: Penguin Books: September 2012

Seller ID: 17573

ISBN: 014312210X

Condition: New

From the author of the Magellan biography, "Over the Edge of the World," a mesmerizing new account of the great explorer Christopher Columbus's 1492 voyage across the Atlantic Ocean in search of a trading route to China, and his unexpected landfall in the Americas, is a watershed event in world history. Yet Columbus made three more voyages within the span of only a decade, each designed to demonstrate that he could sail to China within a matter of weeks and convert those he found there to Christianity. These later voyages were even more adventurous, violent, and ambiguous, but they reve... View more info

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Haiti: The Aftershocks of History

By: Laurent Dubois

Price: $12.95

Publisher: Picador: January 2013

Seller ID: 16914

ISBN: 1250002362

Condition: New

A "New York Times" Notable Book of the Year Even before the devastating 2010 earthquake, Haiti was known as a benighted place of poverty and corruption, blamed by many for its own wretchedness. But as acclaimed historian Laurent Dubois demonstrates, Haiti's troubled present can only be understood by examining its complex past. The country's difficulties are inextricably rooted in its founding revolution---the only successful slave revolt in the history of the world; the hostility that this rebellion generated among the surrounding colonial powers; and the intense struggle within Haiti itsel... View more info

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Seven Myths of the Spanish Conquest

By: Matthew Restall

Price: $12.95

Publisher: Oxford University Press: October 2004

Seller ID: 17974

ISBN: 0195176111

Condition: New

Here is an intriguing exploration of the ways in which the history of the Spanish Conquest has been misread and passed down to become popular knowledge of these events. The book offers a fresh account of the activities of the best-known conquistadors and explorers, including Columbus, Cortes, and Pizarro. Using a wide array of sources, historian Matthew Restall highlights seven key myths, uncovering the source of the inaccuracies and exploding the fallacies and misconceptions behind each myth. This vividly written and authoritative book shows, for instance, that native Americans did not ta... View more info