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- University of California Press 2004; US$ 33.95
In this first comprehensive comparison of left-wing violence in the United States and West Germany, Jeremy Varon focuses on America's Weather Underground and Germany's Red Army Faction to consider how and why young, middle-class radicals in prosperous democratic societies turned to armed struggle in efforts to overthrow their states. Based on a wealth... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99
Thousands of impoverished Northern European immigrants were promised that the prairie offered "land, freedom, and hope." The disastrous blizzard of 1888 revealed that their free homestead was not a paradise but a hard, unforgiving place governed by natural forces they neither understood nor controlled, and America?s heartland would never be the same.... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2004; US$ 22.99
China is now poised to take a key role on the world stage, but in the early twentieth century the situation could not have been more different. Rana Mitter goes back to this pivotal moment in Chinese history to uncover the origins of the painful transition from a premodern past into a modern world. Mitter takes us through the resulting social turmoil... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2005; US$ 15.99
Camilla Townsend's stunning new book differs from all previous biographies of Pocahontas in capturing how similar seventeenth century Native Americans were--in the way they saw, understood, and struggled to control their world---not only to the invading British but to ourselves. Neither na´ve nor innocent, Indians like Pocahontas and her father,... more...
- Seven Stories Press 2011; US$ 23.95
A Man Without a Country is Kurt Vonnegut?s hilariously funny and razor-sharp look at life ("If I die?God forbid?I would like to go to heaven to ask somebody in charge up there, ?Hey, what was the good news and what was the bad news?"), art ("To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it."), politics ("I... more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 1989; US$ 29.00
Originally published by UNC Press in 1989, Fighting for the Confederacy is one of the richest personal accounts in all of the vast literature on the Civil War. Alexander was involved in nearly all of the great battles of the East, from First Manassas through Appomattox, and his duties brought him into frequent contact with most of the high command... more...
- The History Press 2011; US$ 14.57
The First World War largely directed the course of the twentieth century. Fought on three continents, the war saw 14 million killed and 34 million wounded, countless millions of people displaced and the ends and beginnings of several states. Its impact shaped the world we live in today, and the language of the trenches, the common speech of the participants,... more...
- The History Press 2012; US$ 27.69
In 1952 Queen Elizabeth ascended to the throne. In the sixty years of her reign so far, there have been thousands of conscripts and regular service personnel who have served under the Queen's Colours. This book celebrates their incredible achievement, covering the period from 1952 to the Queen's diamond jubilee year 2012. Service men and women recall... more...
- Ivan R. Dee 2003; US$ 15.99
The history, archaeology, and legends of ancient Ireland from 9000 B.C., when nomadic hunter-gatherers appeared in Ireland at the end of the last Ice Age, to 1167 A.D., when a Norman invasion brought the country under control of the English crown for the first time. The book also looks at contemporary Ireland's connection with the country's past. Companion... more...