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- ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 75.00
This book describes the everyday lives of people during the American Revolution as they adapted to the political and military conflicts of the time. more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 18.00
This first volume of Great Issues in American History -- three volumes of documents that cover the history of America from its settlement to the present -- gives us a generous sampling from the major political controversies in the Colonial period. Included are such documents as Richard Hakluyt's "Discourse of Western Planting" (1584), "Letter from... more...
- Little, Brown and Company 2013; US$ 14.99
For more than a century, the enduring feud between the Hatfields and the McCoys has been American shorthand for passionate, unyielding, and even violent confrontation. Yet despite numerous articles, books, television shows, and feature films, nobody has ever told the in-depth true story of this legendarily fierce-and far-reaching-clash in the heart... more...
- Random House 2013; US$ 26.69
Welcome to the world of Frantz Schmidt: citizen of Nuremberg, executioner of 394 unfortunates, and torturer of many hundreds more. Most unusually for his times, Frantz was also a diarist. Drawing deeply on this exceptional and overlooked record that he kept for over forty-five years, The Faithful Executioner takes us deep inside his world... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 17.00
During the twenty years before the American Revolution, thirty-seven men acted as paid agent or lobbyists for the American colonies in England. The most famous among them were Benjamin Franklin, who represented four different colonies and served for seventeen years as agenet for Pennsylvania, and Edmund Burke, who accepted the position to further his... more...
- Penguin Group US 2013; US$ 14.99
Journalist Jon Mooallem has watched his little daughter?s world overflow with animals butterfly pajamas, appliquéd owls?while the actual world she?s inheriting slides into a great storm of extinction. Half of all species could disappear by the end of the century, and scientists now concede that most of America?s endangered animals will survive only... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2012; US$ 58.00
There are few episodes in American history as interesting and controversial as the Salem Witch Trials. This work provides a revealing analysis of what it was like to live in Massachusetts during that time, creating a nuanced profile of New England Puritans and their culture. more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2013; US$ 35.00
While fighting his way toward Atlanta, William T. Sherman encountered his biggest roadblock at Kennesaw Mountain, where Joseph E. Johnston's Army of Tennessee held a heavily fortified position. The opposing armies confronted each other from June 19 to July 3, 1864, and Sherman initially tried to outflank the Confederates. His men endured heavy rains,... more...
- Little, Brown and Company 2013; US$ 12.99
The compelling untold story of a group of stranded U.S. Army nurses and medics fighting to escape Nazi-occupied Europe. When 26 Army nurses and medics-part of the 807th Medical Air Evacuation Transport Squadron-boarded a cargo plane for transport in November 1943, they never anticipated the crash landing in Nazi-occupied Albania that would lead... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 99.95
In her exploration of China in British childrens literature, Shih-Wen Chen considers travelogue storybooks, historical novels, adventure stories and periodicals to demonstrate the diversity of images of China in the Victorian and Edwardian imagination. Her book provides a new context for understanding how China was constructed and sheds light... more...