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  • The Osama bin Laden I Knowby Peter L. Bergen

    Free Press 2006; US$ 30.99

    The Osama bin Laden I Know is an unprecedented oral history of Osama bin Laden's rise to revered leader of al Qaeda. Peter Bergen takes the reader onto the battlefields of Afghanistan as bin Laden goes from a shy, quiet teen to a leader; he brings you into Osama's intimate family life as he lives under the radar in Sudan, then Afghanistan; he puts... more...

  • The Autobiography and Other Writingsby Benjamin Franklin

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 4.95

    This authoritative Bantam Classic edition presents readers with a wide-ranging selection of Benjamin Franklin?s most important writings, illuminating the complex and appealing character of this quintessential American who rose to fame as a publisher, inventor, educator, bon vivant, and statesman. Here are selections from Franklin?s newspaper articles,... more...

  • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave & Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girlby Frederick Douglass; Harriet Jacobs; Kwame Anthony Appiah; Jean Fagan Yellin; Margaret Fuller

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 6.95

    Introduction by Kwame Anthony Appiah Commentary by Jean Fagan Yellin and Margaret Fuller   This Modern Library edition combines two of the most important African American slave narratives?crucial works that each illuminate and inform the other.   Frederick Douglass?s Narrative, first published in 1845, is an enlightening and incendiary... more...

  • The Diary of a Young Girlby Anne Frank

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 29.95

    The diary as Anne Frank wrote it. At last, in a  new translation, this definitive edition contains  entries about Anne's burgeoning sexuality and  confrontations with her mother that were cut from  previous editions. Anne Frank's The Diary of a  Young Girl is among the most enduring  documents of the twentieth century. Since its  publication in 1947,... more...

  • The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagonby Arthur Waley; Dennis Washburn

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 13.99

    Japan in the 10th century stood physically and culturally isolated from the rest of the world. Inside this bubble, a subtle and beautiful world was in operation, and its inhabitants were tied to the moment, having no interest in the future and disdain for the past. The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon was a product of a tenth century courtier's experiences... more...

  • A Good African Storyby Andrew Rugasira

    Random House 2013; US$ 15.50

    Since it was founded in 2003, Good African Coffee has helped thousands of farmers earn a decent living, send their children to school and escape a spiral of debt and dependence. Africa has received over $1 trillion in aid over the last fifty years and yet despite these huge inflows, the continent remains mired in poverty, disease and systemic corruption.... more...

  • Hitler's Charismaby Laurence Rees

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 17.00

    Fuelled by hate, incapable of forming normal human relationships, unwilling to listen to dissenting voices, Adolf Hitler seemed an unlikely leader, and yet he commanded enormous support and was able to exert a powerful influence over those who encountered him. How did Hitler become such an attractive figure to millions of people? That is the question... more...

  • The Immortal Irishmanby Timothy Egan

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2016; US$ 25.82

    From the National Book Award?winning and best-selling author Timothy Egan comes the epic story of one of the most fascinating and colorful Irishman in nineteenth-century America.   The Irish-American story, with all its twists and triumphs, is told through the improbable life of one man. A dashing young orator during the Great Famine of the 1840s,... more...

  • Adenauerby Charles Williams

    Wiley 2001; US$ 55.00 US$ 33.00

    Critical Acclaim for ADENAUER "A gripping narrative . . . brings to life an intriguing historical figure . . . an enthralling perspective on the processes that shaped the postwar world." --Daily Telegraph (London) "Charts the ironies of Adenauer's complicated life. This is the story of a marathon man, but it is narrated at the pace of a sprinter... more...

  • John Adamsby David McCullough

    Simon & Schuster 2001; US$ 20.00

    The Pulitzer Prize?winning, bestselling biography of America?s founding father and second president that was the basis for the acclaimed HBO series, brilliantly told by master historian David McCullough. In this powerful, epic biography, David McCullough unfolds the adventurous life journey of John Adams, the brilliant, fiercely independent, often... more...