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- Gallery Books 2012; US$ 19.99
A companion to Oliver Stone?s ten-part Showtime documentary series in the tradition of Howard Zinn?s People?s History of the United States , this cutting-edge and provocative book challenges the status quo of American history. Multiple Academy Award-winner Oliver Stone (once called ?Dostoevsky behind a camera?) has directed such iconic movies... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2007; US$ 18.99
A fast-paced narrative history of the coups, revolutions, and invasions by which the United States has toppled fourteen foreign governments--not always to its own benefit "Regime change" did not begin with the administration of George W. Bush, but has been an integral part of U.S. foreign policy for more than one hundred years. Starting with... more...
- HarperCollins 2011; US$ 13.99
The Collins College Outline for United States History to 1877 starts with the founding of the country and continues through the Civil War and Reconstruion. The colonial era, the constitutional convention and founding of the American system of government, the beginning and rise of the Supreme Court, and many more monumental events in the early... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2007; Not Available
Alistair Cooke, then a Washington correspondent for the Guardian , recognized a great story to be told in investigating at first hand the effects of the Second World War on America and the daily lives of Americans as they adjusted to radically new circumstances. Within weeks of the Pearl Harbor attack, Cooke set off with a reporter's zeal on a circuit... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2004; US$ 17.99
The Story of the Transformation of Jesus from Divinity to Celebrity The United States (it is often pointed out) is one of the most religious countries on earth, and most Americans belong to one Christian church or another. But as Stephen Prothero argues in American Jesus , many of the most interesting appraisals of Jesus have emerged outside the... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 9.99
Sportsman. Naturalist. Warrior. President. There are so many sides to Theodore Roosevelt that it is easy to overlook one of his most enduring contributions to American public life: the use of fame to fuel his political career. In this concisely written, enlightening book, presidential historian Lewis L. Gould goes beyond the "bully pulpit"... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 22.95
This pathbreaking interpretation of the slaveholding South begins with the insight that slavery and freedom were not mutually exclusive but were intertwined in every dimension of life in the South. James Oakes traces the implications of this insight for relations between masters and slaves, slaveholders and non-slaveholders, and for the rise of a racist... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 32.99
The civil rights movement was arguably the most important reform in American history. This book recounts the extraordinary and often bloody story of how tens of thousands of ordinary African-Americans overcame long odds to dethrone segregation, to exercise the right to vote and to improve their economic standing. Organized in a clear chronological... more...
- Penguin Group US 2006; US$ 16.00
In this brilliantly illuminating group portrait of the men who came to be known as the Founding Fathers, the incomparable Gordon Wood has written a book that seriously asks, ?What made these men great???and shows us, among many other things, just how much character did in fact matter. The life of each?Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Franklin, Hamilton,... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2007; US$ 18.00
An American epic of science, politics, race, honor, high society, and the Mississippi River, Rising Tide tells the riveting and nearly forgotten story of the greatest natural disaster this country has ever known -- the Mississippi flood of 1927. The river inundated the homes of nearly one million people, helped elect Huey Long governor and made Herbert... more...