The Ipai (also known as Kumeyaay) are the native people of northern San Diego County. This book illustrates how one Ipai family's remarkable story forms part of the little-known, yet profoundly significant long-term history of human habitation in the land that only recently has come to be known as southern California. Beginning with the ancestors' accounts of the creation of the world that lin... read more
This book is far more than a hiking guide to the best of San Diego County outdoors. It is a trail guide designed to teach appreciation and understanding for San Diego County, classified by Conservation International as one of the 35 biodiversity hotspots in the world. It is like having a trail naturalist—a “Virtual Canyoneer”—citizen scientists trained by the San Diego Natural History Museum.
Musicians rapping in kriolu --a hybrid of Portuguese and West African languages spoken in Cape Verde--have recently emerged from Lisbon's periphery. They popularize the struggles with identity and belonging among young people in a Cape Verdean immigrant community that shares not only the kriolu language but its culture and history. Drawing on fieldwork and archival research in Portugal and Cap... read more
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLEROne of The Wall Street Journal’s Ten Best Books of 2018One of The Economist’s Best Books of 2018One of The New York Times’s Notable Books of 2018“Unarguably the best single-volume biography of Churchill . . . A brilliant feat of storytelling, monumental in scope, yet put together with tenderness for a man who had always believed that he would be Britain’s savior.” —Wal... read more
The long-awaited final volume of William Manchester's legendary biography of Winston Churchill. Spanning the years of 1940-1965, THE LAST LION picks up shortly after Winston Churchill became Prime Minister-when his tiny island nation stood alone against the overwhelming might of Nazi Germany. The Churchill conjured up by William Manchester and Paul Reid is a man of indomitable courage, lightni... read more
It is widely held that the Old West, wild and wooly, ceased to exist by 1890, when the U.S. Census concluded: There can hardly be said to be a frontier line. But there was: an irregular line looping through eastern California and Nevada, and encompassing the better part of the Mojave Desert. It was there that in 1895, a hapless prospector idly hammered a rock from an outcrop. It was filigreed ... read more
Service Above Self combines the history of the first fifty years of the Lutheran Hospitals and Homes Society (LHHS) with events that took place in rural health and nursing home care from 1938 through 1987. The Society is unique in healthcare because it pioneered the system s approach for the industry and became one of the giants in the business. LHHS is an offshoot of the Lutheran Evangelical ... read more
Organics. Green Revolution. Biotechnology. All Natural. GMO. Sustainable. We see and hear these terms in our daily lives, but what do they really mean? Is organic food healthier than conventional? Do pesticides and herbicides cause cancer? What do science and research tell us? What do our emotions tell us? Author Hiram Drache spent years researching, documenting, interviewing, and writing abou... read more
This book is about Ronald D. Offutt, Jr., a farm boy whose father was a visionary but had difficulty implementing management skills. Fortunately, he excelled in potato marketing. Ronnie had devout and caring parents who instilled their son with a positive attitude. Ronnie realized from an early age that he wanted to be a potato farmer. He worked his way through college but, like many other ent... read more
Forward by Senator John McCain Make Every Step Count on Your Leadership Journey How did American Military leaders in the brutal POW camps of North Vietnam inspire their followers for six, seven, or eight years to remain committed to the mission, resist a cruel enemy, and return home with honor? What leadership principles engendered such extreme devotion, perseverance, and teamwork? In this pow... read more
Freedom’s Detective reveals the untold story of the Reconstruction-era United States Secret Service and their battle against the Ku Klux Klan, through the career of its controversial chief, Hiram C. WhitleIn the years following the Civil War, a new battle began. Newly freed African American men had gained their voting rights and would soon have a chance to transform Southern politics. Former C... read more
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