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- Beacon Press 2009; US$ 17.00
Acclaimed historian and political commentator Rashid Khalidi presents the compelling case that U.S. and Soviet intervention in the Middle East not only exacerbated civil wars and provoked the breakdown of fragile democracies, but continues to this day to shape global conflict in the region. Examining the strategic interplay of cold war superpowers,... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 25.00
Herbert J. Storing's Complete Anti-Federalist , hailed as "a civic event of enduring importance" (Leonard W. Levy, New York Times Book Review ), indisputably established the importance of the Anti-Federalists' writings for our understanding of the Constitution. As Storing wrote in his introduction, "If the foundation of the American polity was laid... more...
- D & M Publishers 2011; US$ 14.95
? Winner of Canada Reads 2012 ? Nominated for the Charles Taylor prize and the BC Award for Canadian Non-Fiction On September 11, 1973, General Augusto Pinochet led a violent coup that removed Salvador Allende, the democratically elected socialist president of Chile, from office. Thousands were arrested, tortured and killed under the repressive... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2011; US$ 17.99
" 102 Minutes does for the September 11 catastrophe what Walter Lord did for the Titanic in his masterpiece, A Night to Remember . . . Searing, poignant, and utterly compelling." ? Rick Atkinson , Pulitzer Prize-winning author of An Army at Dawn Hailed upon its hardcover publication as an instant classic, the critically acclaimed New... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.95
An expanded edition of one of the most original and provocative works of American history of the last decade, which documents the pioneering experiences and grit of American frontier women. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...
- Little, Brown Book Group 2011; Not Available
A landmark autobiography and the definite account from a member of America?s most heralded family. As a young man, Edward M Kennedy played a key role in the presidential campaign of his brother, John F. Kennedy. In 1962, he was elected to the U.S. Senate, where he learned how to become an effective legislator. His life was marked by tragedy and perseverance;... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2008; US$ 18.99
It was the day before Independence Day, 1831. As his bride, Lucie, was about to be "sold down the river" to the slave markets of New Orleans, young Thornton Blackburn planned a daring--and successful--daylight escape from Louisville. But they were discovered by slave catchers in Michigan and slated to return to Kentucky in chains, until the black... more...
- Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 24.95
In 1958, an African-American handyman named Jimmy Wilson was sentenced to die in Alabama for stealing two dollars. Shocking as this sentence was, it was overturned only after intense international attention and the interference of an embarrassed John Foster Dulles. Soon after the United States' segregated military defeated a racist regime in World... more...
- Boydell & Brewer 2012; US$ 85.00
This collection of essays provides readers with the most current interpretations of Germany's military, economic, racial, and diplomatic policies in 1941. With its breadth and its thematic focus on total war, genocide, and radicalization, this volume fills a considerable gap in English-language literature on Germany's war of annihilation against... more...