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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.00
This pioneering study of the much-mythologized Southern belle offers the first serious look at the lives of white women and their harsh and restricted place in the slave society before the Civil War. Drawing on the diaries, letters, and memoirs of hundreds of planter wives and daughters, Clinton sets before us in vivid detail the daily life of the... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2011; US$ 16.99
?What was he like?? Jack Kennedy said the reason people read biography is to answer that basic question. With the verve of a novelist, Chris Matthews gives us just that. We see this most beloved president in the company of friends. We see and feel him close-up, having fun and giving off that restlessness of his. We watch him navigate his life... more...
- HarperCollins 2011; US$ 11.99
In the summer of 1972, with a presidential crisis stirring in the United States and the cold war at a pivotal point, two men?the Soviet world chess champion Boris Spassky and his American challenger Bobby Fischer?met in the most notorious chess match of all time. Their showdown in Reykjavik, Iceland, held the world spellbound for two months with... more...
- Caxton Press 1954; US$ 9.95
"When everybody thinks alike, everyone is likely to be wrong." The ten words quoted above are, according to Humphrey B. Neill, a potent factor behind the economic booms and busts that blight our civilization. The "Mississippi Bubble", Holland's incredible "Tulipmania" and the New York stock market crash of 1929 are historic examples of... more...
- Trine Day 2013; US$ 14.99
A father?s last confession to his son about the CIA, Watergate, and the plot to assassinate President John F. Kennedy, this is the remarkable true story of St. John Hunt and his father E. Howard Hunt, the infamous Watergate burglar and CIA spymaster. In Howard Hunt's near-death confession to his son St. John, he revealed that key figures in the CIA... more...
- Start Publishing LLC 2013; US$ 0.99
Collected here are both of Frederick Douglass' magazine articles: "My Escape from Slavery" and "Reconstruction," as well as his address "The Hypocrisy of American Slavery." These pieces show Douglass at his rhetorical best. Important reading for anyone wanting more after reading his Autobiographies. more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2004; US$ 16.00
Jon Krakauer?s literary reputation rests on insightful chronicles of lives conducted at the outer limits. He now shifts his focus from extremes of physical adventure to extremes of religious belief within our own borders, taking readers inside isolated American communities where some 40,000 Mormon Fundamentalists still practice polygamy. Defying both... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 20.00
In America?s Constitution , one of this era?s most accomplished constitutional law scholars, Akhil Reed Amar, gives the first comprehensive account of one of the world?s great political texts. Incisive, entertaining, and occasionally controversial, this ?biography? of America?s framing document explains not only what the Constitution says but also... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2006; US$ 16.95
UPDATED AND WITH A NEW AFTERWORD National Book Award Finalist A Time , Newsweek , Washington Post , Chicago Tribune , and New York Times Book Review Best Book of the Year A gripping narrative that spans five decades, The Looming Tower explains in unprecedented detail the growth of Islamic fundamentalism, the rise of al-Qaeda, and... more...
- Pocket Books 2007; US$ 20.99
Bestselling author and noted cryptozoologist Loren Coleman set out on the ultimate mission: to uncover the fun and intriguing phenomena that exist right here in the United States. In Mysterious America, a fun and compulsively readable guidebook to America's most popular local legends, he prepares readers for their own adventure -- where to find... more...