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- Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 27.00
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ? SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE ? Hailed as the top nonfiction book of the year by Time magazine ? Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for biography and the Indies Choice Adult Nonfiction Book of the Year award On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2006; US$ 16.95
In this groundbreaking work of science, history, and archaeology, Charles C. Mann radically alters our understanding of the Americas before the arrival of Columbus in 1492. Contrary to what so many Americans learn in school, the pre-Columbian Indians were not sparsely settled in a pristine wilderness; rather, there were huge numbers of Indians who... more...
- Transworld 2013; US$ 29.13
Britain's favourite writer of narrative non-fiction Bill Bryson travels back in time to a forgotten summer when America came of age, took centre stage, and, in five eventful months, changed the world for ever. In the summer of 1927, America had a booming stock market, a president who worked just four hours a day (and slept much of the... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2013; US$ 28.00
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Janet Maslin, The New York Times ? St. Louis Post-Dispatch When Pulitzer Prize ? winning journalist Bill Dedman noticed in 2009 a grand home for sale, unoccupied for nearly sixty years, he stumbled through a surprising portal into American history. Empty Mansions... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 12.99
Ever since Fidel Castro assumed power in Cuba in 1959, Americans have obsessed about the nation ninety miles south of the Florida Keys. America's fixation on the tropical socialist republic has only grown over the years, fueled in part by successive waves of Cuban immigration and Castro's larger-than-life persona. Cubans are now a major ethnic... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 1998; US$ 16.95
National Bestseller For a man who insisted that life on the public stage was not what he had in mind, Thomas Jefferson certainly spent a great deal of time in the spotlight--and not only during his active political career. After 1809, his longed-for retirement was compromised by a steady stream of guests and tourists who made of his estate at Monticello... more...
- University of California Press 2006; US$ 29.95
Stunning in its sweep, Americas is the most authoritative history available of contemporary Latin America and the Caribbean. From Mexico to Tierra del Fuego, and from Cuba to Trinidad and Tobago, Americas examines the historical, demographic, political, social, cultural, religious, and economic trends in the region. For this new edition Peter Winn... more...
- Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 19.99
Why did the Confederacy lose the Civil War? Most historians point to the larger number of Union troops, or the North's industrial might. This text offers an alternative answer to this question, arguing that anti-Confederate Southerners helped cost the Confederacy the war. more...
- Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers 2013; US$ 27.95
A major new collection of modern commentary? from scholars, historians, and Civil War buffs?on the significant events of the Civil War, culled from The New York Times' popular Disunion on-line journal Since its debut on November 6, 2010, Disunion, The New York Times' acclaimed journal about the Civil War, has published hundreds of original... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 16.95
From the acclaimed Civil War historian, a brilliant new history?the most intimate and richly readable account we have had?of the climactic three-day battle of Gettysburg (July 1?3, 1863), which draws the reader into the heat, smoke, and grime of Gettysburg alongside the ordinary soldier, and depicts the combination of personalities and circumstances... more...