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- The University of North Carolina Press 2008; US$ 25.95
For the People offers a new interpretation of populist political movements from the Revolution to the eve of the Civil War and roots them in the disconnect between the theory of rule by the people and the reality of rule by elected representatives. Ron Formisano seeks to rescue populist movements from the distortions of contemporary opponents as... more...
- Penguin Group US 2006; US$ 16.00
The ?dean of Cold War historians” ( The New York Times ) now presents the definitive account of the global confrontation that dominated the last half of the twentieth century. Drawing on newly opened archives and the reminiscences of the major players, John Lewis Gaddis explains not just what happened but why ?from the months in 1945 when the U.S.... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2007; US$ 11.99
Ann Braude demonstrates the important role of women in American religious history. Although women have until recently been barred from public religious leadership, their support has sustained American religious organizations for centuries. Focusing on this crucial role, Braude examines the influence of women on religious history, and the influence... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 18.00
Featured in the PBS documentary The Harvey Girls: Opportunity Bound The legendary life and entrepreneurial vision of Fred Harvey helped shape American culture and history for three generations?from the 1880s all the way through World War II?and still influence our lives today in surprising and fascinating ways. Now award-winning journalist Stephen... more...
- Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 23.95
On November 4, 1979, Iranian militants stormed the United States Embassy in Tehran and took sixty-six Americans captive. Thus began the Iran Hostage Crisis, an affair that captivated the American public for 444 days and marked America's first confrontation with the forces of radical Islam. Using hundreds of recently declassified government documents,... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2008; US$ 19.99
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize No Ordinary Time is a monumental work, a brilliantly conceived chronicle of one of the most vibrant and revolutionary periods in the history of the United States. With an extraordinary collection of details, Goodwin masterfully weaves together a striking number of story lines?Eleanor and Franklin's marriage and remarkable... more...
- Threshold Editions 2009; US$ 19.99
FUNNY. FRIGHTENING. TRUE. It happens to all of us: You're minding your own business, when some idiot informs you that guns are evil, the Prius will save the planet, or the rich have to finally start paying their fair share of taxes. Just go away! you think to yourself -- but they only become more obnoxious. Your... more...
- Basic Books 2008; US$ 15.95
More than any other people on earth, we Americans are free to say and write what we think. The press can air the secrets of government, the corporate boardroom, or the bedroom with little fear of punishment or penalty. This extraordinary freedom results not from America?s culture of tolerance, but from fourteen words in the constitution: the free... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2010; US$ 17.00
In 1858, Abraham Lincoln was known as a successful Illinois lawyer who had achieved some prominence in state politics as a leader in the new Republican Party. Two years later, he was elected president and was on his way to becoming the greatest chief executive in American history. What carried this one-term congressman from obscurity to fame was... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2007; US$ 18.99
An electrifying story of the sensational murder trial that divided a city and ignited the civil rights struggle In 1925, Detroit was a smoky swirl of jazz and speakeasies, assembly lines and fistfights. The advent of automobiles had brought workers from around the globe to compete for manufacturing jobs, and tensions often flared with the KKK... more...