1 Lafcadio Hearn
Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan
商品説明：This is a complete, two-volume set of one of the greatest books of 19th century Japanese history and culture. Though Lafcadio Hearn went on to write a dozen more books on Japan, this collection of first impressions remains his most popular. Among the reasons is that here, more than anywhere else, the author most vividly captured a place that so affected him that he stayed for the rest of his life....
2 Michael Gray
American Titans | The Tycoons That Built America
商品説明：Discover the incredible true story of the legends that built an American empire The will to succeed defines the greatness of men. Great men are forged through a combination of social, economic, and political conditions favoring both the individual and the greater good. When the conditions are just right, everybody wins. Yet when one interest trumps another, somebody must lose. It is this juxtaposi...
3 Thomas B. Marquis
Wooden Leg: A Warrior Who Fought Custer
商品説明：“Wooden Leg was one of the sixteen hundred warriors of the Northern Cheyennes who fought with the Sioux against Custer at the legendary Battle of the Little Bighorn. As an old man in his seventies, he related his story of the battle to Thomas B. Marquis, formerly an agency physician for the Northern Cheyennes, in scores of interviews, illustrating his statements with drawings and maps. "Some aspec...
4 Jeffrey Stuart Kerr
Seat of Empire
商品説明：In 1838 Texas vice president Mirabeau B. Lamar, flush from the excitement of a successful buffalo hunt, gazed from a hilltop toward the paradise at his feet and saw the future. His poetic eye admired the stunning vista before him, with its wavering prairie grasses gradually yielding to clusters of trees, then whole forests bordering the glistening Colorado River in the distance. Lamar’s equally aw...
5 Christopher Chant
The Handbook of British Regiments (Routledge Revivals)
商品説明：Since the creation of the standing army in 1661, when each regiment was known by the name of its current colonel, there have been many reforms and rationalizations of the British army. From 31 cavalry regiments and 113 infantry regiments in 1881, at the time of this title’s first publication in 1988, the army had reduced to just 16 regiments of armour and 39 regiments of infantry through processes...
6 Guy de Pourtalès
La Vie de Franz Liszt
商品説明：L'œuvre de Franz Liszt est immense. Mais sait-on qu'il donna son premier concert à l'âge de neuf ans ? Qu'il composa sa première œuvre à quatorze ? Qu'il devint l'ami des grands personnages de l'époque comme George Sand, Victor Hugo, Lamartine, Chopin, Berlioz, Hans de Bülow et surtout Richard Wagner dont il fit connaître les opéras dans toute l'Europe ? De sa liaison avec la comtesse Marie d’Agou...
7 Michel de Decker
商品説明：" Je ne voudrais pas exagérer, mais je crois que j'ai de par le monde plus de cinq cents enfants. " Il est vrai que la vie sentimentale et sensuelle d'Alexandre Dumas père tient du prodige. Marie Dorval, Mélanie Waldor, Belle Krelsamer, Ida la joufflue, Adah la fougueuse, Emma la phtisique... Comédiennes, chanteuses, pâtissières, écuyères, princesses allemandes, russes ou italiennes... Cet homme-l...
8 Gerald Horne
The Deepest South
商品説明：During its heyday in the nineteenth century, the African slave trade was fueled by the close relationship of the United States and Brazil. The Deepest South tells the disturbing story of how U.S. nationals - before and after Emancipation -- continued to actively participate in this odious commerce by creating diplomatic, social, and political ties with Brazil, which today has the largest populatio...
9 Colin Reed
The Tragedy of the Ocean Monarch
商品説明：In the middle of the 19th century an unsettled Europe was being drained of emigrants dreaming of a new and better life in the New World. The packet ship Ocean Monarch was carrying nearly 400 of these passengers and crew on its return voyage to Boston from Liverpool on August 24th 1848. While still in sight of the North Wales coast, the ship caught fire which swept through its timbers in record tim...
The Fraternal Atlantic, 1770–1930
商品説明：This book examines Freemasonry in the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Atlantic world. Drawing on fresh empirical evidence, the chapters position fraternalism as a critical component of Atlantic history. Fraternalism was a key strategy for people swept up in the dislocations of imperialism, large-scale migrations, and the socio-political upheavals of revolution. Ranging from confraternities to M...
12 Joseph Turquan
La Reine Hortense
商品説明：Hortense, fille d'Alexandre et Joséphine de Beauharnais passa sa première enfance à la Martinique, puis fut élevée à Paris, dans un pensionnat dirigé par Mme Campan. En 1802, Bonaparte, son beau-père, lui fait épouser son frère Louis, promu roi de Hollande. De cette union, naquirent trois fils : Napoléon-Charles, mort du croup à l’âge de cinq ans, Napoléon-Louis, mort en 1831, pendant l'insurrecti...
13 Royden Loewen
商品説明：In the 1870s, approximately 18,000 Mennonites migrated from the southern steppes of Imperial Russia (present-day Ukraine) to the North American grasslands. They brought with them an array of cultural and institutional features that indicated they were a "transplanted" people. What is less frequently noted, however, is that they created in their everyday lives a world that ensured their cultural lo...
14 Liliana Angela Angeleri
MAYNO, il BANDITO Sceneggiatura
商品説明：Giuseppe Mayno della Spinetta (sobborgo d’Alessandria), il bandito di Marengo, è un brigante che ha fatto parlare di sé nella prima metà dell’Ottocento. Ha dato del filo da torcere alle autorità francesi, occupanti il Piemonte in nome della “libertà” rivoluzionaria, e del quale i potenti di allora (non escluso Napoleone Bonaparte) sollecitarono spesso l’aiuto, se non l’alleanza. Un brigante gentil...
15 Armando Curbelo Fuentes
The Canary Islanders in Texas
商品説明：Immigrants from the archipelago of the Spanish Canary Islands off the coast of Western Africa played a vital role in San Antonio’s early history. Canary Islanders in Texas tells the story of the fifty-five Canary Islanders who arrived in South Texas in 1731 and founded the original municipality of San Fernando de Béxar (renamed San Antonio in the nineteenth century after Texas’s independence from ...
16 Lee Jackson
Palaces of Pleasure
商品説明：An energetic and exhilarating account of the Victorian entertainment industry, its extraordinary success and enduring impact The Victorians invented mass entertainment. As the nineteenth century’s growing industrialized class acquired the funds and the free time to pursue leisure activities, their every whim was satisfied by entrepreneurs building new venues for popular amusement. Contrary to thei...
17 Rodney O. Davis/Douglas L. Wilson/Michael Burlingame
Knowing Him by Heart
商品説明：Though not blind to Abraham Lincoln's imperfections, Black Americans long ago laid a heartfelt claim to his legacy. At the same time, they have consciously reshaped the sixteenth president's image for their own social and political ends. Frederick Hord and Matthew D. Norman's anthology explores the complex nature of views on Lincoln through the writings and thought of Frederick Douglass, Ida B. We...
18 Eric Schluessel
Land of Strangers
商品説明：At the close of the nineteenth century, near the end of the Qing empire, Confucian revivalists from central China gained control of the Muslim-majority region of Xinjiang, or East Turkestan. There they undertook a program to transform Turkic-speaking Muslims into Chinese-speaking Confucians, seeking to bind this population and their homeland to the Chinese cultural and political realm. Instead of ...
19 Harold S. Williams
Shades of the Past
商品説明：Prowling among these stories about Japan one finds riffraff and gentlemen, pirates and warriors, saints and sinners, smugglers and legitimate businessmen. All those, in fact, who made up the foreign communities of Japan in the early days. Harold S. Williams tells about them with the same inimitable humor, irony, drama and whimsy that made his earlier Tales of the Foreign Settlements such a popular...
20 Michael Snyder
John Joseph Mathews
商品説明：John Joseph Mathews (1894–1979) is one of Oklahoma’s most revered twentieth-century authors. An Osage Indian, he was also one of the first Indigenous authors to gain national renown. Yet fame did not come easily to Mathews, and his personality was full of contradictions. In this captivating biography, Michael Snyder provides the first book-length account of this fascinating figure. Known as “Jo” t...