New Arrivals - History
"... a bracing firsthand account of the Egyptian revolution, told with the narrative instincts of a novelist, the gritty instincts of an activist, and the long perspective of a native Cairene"--From publisher description.
Much has been written about the enduring marriage of President John Adams and his wife, Abigail but few know of the equally strong bond Abigail shared with her sisters, Mary Cranch and Elizabeth Shaw Peabody, accomplished women in their own right. Biographer Diane Jacobs reveals their moving story, which unfolds against the stunning backdrop of America in its transformative colonial years
Maps the influence of America's Hispanic past, from the explorers and conquistadors who helped colonize Puerto Rico and Florida, to the missionaries and ranchers who settled in California and the 20th-century resurgence in major cities like Chicago and Miami.
"The chilling tome that launched an entire genre of books about the sometimes gruesome but always tragic ways people have died in our national parks, this updated edition of a classic includes calamities in Yellowstone from the past sixteen years, including the infamous grizzly bear attacks in the summer of 2011 as well as a fatal hot springs accident in 2000 in which the Park Service was sued for negligence"-- Provided by publisher.
A journalist who has reported from Africa and the Middle East presents a memoir about his life-threatening, disorienting year of self-discovery in one of the world's most conflicted nations.