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Hesketh-Prichard, Hesketh Vernon (author)
Alex Kurtagic (introduction)£25.99
Hesketh Prichard, a popular Edwardian-era English travel writer, sailed to Haiti in 1899 to survey the conditions on the island, the first-ever Black-ruled republic. At the time, it was believed no White man had ventured in that mysterious and closed-off part of the world since 1803, after General Jean-Jacques Dessalines ordered the massacre of all the Whites in what was then known as San Domingue. Prichard had opportunity to venture deep into Haiti's interior, unknown at the time, and was first to witness the practice of vaudoux (voodoo). He also narrowly escaped with his life, after an attempt was made to poison him. Prichard's observations, narrated in an exquisitly understated tone, cover every aspect of Haitian society in 1899, ranging from the grotesque to the tragi-comical—indeed, the reader will experience just about every emotion in the human spectrum as he devours this immensely entertaining book. More importantly, Prichard's account explains why Haiti, once one of the most prosperous colonies in the New World, is so profoundly dysfunctional today. It also implicitly explains why the current Third World development paradigm is so profoundly flawed. This new 2012 edition comes in both hardback and paperback formats, complete with an expanded index, contextual footnotes, a 50-page introductory essay, and specially commissioned cover artwork by Alex Kurtagic, who also did the covers for Mister and the W&W editions of The Revolt Against Civilization, The French Revolution in San Domingo, and The Passing of the Great Race.Learn More
Madison Grant (author)
Jared Taylor (introductory essay), Henry Fairfield Osborn (forewords)£35.99The Passing of the Great Race is one of the most prominent racially oriented books of all times, written by the most influencial American conservationist that ever lived. Historically, topically, and geographically, Grant's magnum opus covers a vast amount of ground, broadly tracing the racial history of Europeans from prehistoric times to the present, with an emphasis on the need to preserve the northern European type and generally improve the race—for Grant was, logically, a proponent of eugenics. Generally well received at the time in both the popular and scholarly press and going through four editions and multiple reprints, Theodore Roosevelt described The Passing of the Great Race as 'a capital work'. Along with Lothrop Stoddard, Grant was probably the single most influential creator of the national mood that made possible the immigration control measures of 1924, and for this reason The Passing of the Great Race remains one of the foremost classic texts in the literature of human biodiversity. This new edition supercedes all others in many respects (see detailed description for particulars). Learn More