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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.95
Rosa Parks was often described as a sweet and reticent elderly woman whose tired feet caused her to defy segregation on Montgomery?s city buses, and whose supposedly solitary, spontaneous act sparked the 1955 bus boycott that gave birth to the civil rights movement. The truth of who Rosa Parks was and what really lay beneath the 1955 boycott is far... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 7.99
"A GREAT AMERICAN SUCCESS STORY . . . AN ENDEARING AND WELL-WRITTEN BOOK." --The New York Times Book Review Colin Powell is the embodiment of the American dream. He was born in Harlem to immigrant parents from Jamaica. He knew the rough life of the streets. He overcame a barely average start at school. Then he joined the Army. The rest is history--Vietnam,... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2011; US$ 27.99
A riveting historical narrative of the heart-stopping events surrounding the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, and the first work of history from mega-bestselling author Bill O'Reilly The anchor of The O'Reilly Factor recounts one of the most dramatic stories in American history?how one gunshot changed the country forever. In the spring of 1865,... more...
- Wiley 2004; US$ 9.95
CliffsQuickReview course guides cover the essentials of your toughest classes. Get a firm grip on core concepts and key material, and test your newfound knowledge with review questions. CliffsQuickReview U.S. History I provides you with an overview of United States history from before the colonial period through the end of Reconstruction. You can... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 7.99
"An inspiring an powerful success guide." ESSENCE Author and entrepreneur Dennis Kimbro combines bestseeling author Napolean Hilll's law of success with his own vast knowledge of business, contemporary affairs, and the vibrant culture of Black America to teach you the secrets to success used by scores of black Americans, including: Spike Lee, Jesse... more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2007; US$ 23.00
In a vivid portrait of a relationship that defied all odds in 1960s North Carolina, Davidson tells how C.P. Ellis (a poor white member of the KKK) and Ann Atwater (a poor black civil rights activist) went from being each other's worst and most hostile enemies to forming an incredible, long-lasting friendship. By placing this very personal story into... more...
- Temple University Press 2009; US$ 29.95
In this unflinching look at white supremacy, George Lipsitz argues that racism is a matter of interests as well as attitudes, a problem of property as well as pigment. Above and beyond personal prejudice, whiteness is a structured advantage that produces unfair gains and unearned rewards for whites while imposing impediments to asset accumulation,... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 18.00
Andrew Jackson, his intimate circle of friends, and his tumultuous times are at the heart of this remarkable book about the man who rose from nothing to create the modern presidency. Beloved and hated, venerated and reviled, Andrew Jackson was an orphan who fought his way to the pinnacle of power, bending the nation to his will in the cause of democracy.... more...
- Penguin Group US 2005; US$ 14.00
Originally published in 1868?when it was attacked as an ?indecent book? authored by a ?traitorous eavesdropper?? Behind the Scenes is the story of Elizabeth Keckley, who began her life as a slave and became a privileged witness to the presidency of Abraham Lincoln. Keckley bought her freedom at the age of thirty-seven and set up a successful dressmaking... more...
- HarperCollins 2010; US$ 13.99
?It?s one of the best books on politics of any kind I?ve read. For entertainment value, I put it up there with Catch 22 .? ? The Financial Times ?It transports you to a parallel universe in which everything in the National Enquirer is true?.More interesting is what we learn about the candidates themselves: their frailties, egos and... more...