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  • Coveringby Kenji Yoshino

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.95

    In this remarkable and elegant work, acclaimed Yale Law School professor Kenji Yoshino fuses legal manifesto and poetic memoir to call for a redefinition of civil rights in our law and culture. Everyone covers. To cover is to downplay a disfavored trait so as to blend into the mainstream. Because all of us possess stigmatized attributes, we... more...

  • Life After Deathby Damien Echols

    The Text Publishing Company 2012; US$ 24.99

    The true story of the wrongful conviction of the infamous West Memphis Three, Life After Death is a powerful and unflinching first-person account of life on death row. In 1993 three teenagers, Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Miskelley Jr, were arrested and charged with the murders of three eight-year-old boys in West Memphis, Arkansas.... more...

  • Catherine The Greatby Robert K. Massie

    Head of Zeus 2012; US$ 8.01

    The story of one of the truly great female rulers in history by an award winning historian. The daughter of an impoverished aristocrat, Catherine was married aged 16 to Grand Duke Peter, heir to the throne of all the Russias, a feckless teenager with a weakness for drink. Catherine was only able to give him an heir by passing off her lover's son... more...

  • A 1950s Childhoodby Paul Feeney

    The History Press 2010; US$ 4.36

    Do you remember Pathe News? Taking the train to the seaside? The purple stains of iodine on the knees of boys in short trousers? Knitted bathing costumes? Then the chances are you were born in or around 1950. This delightful compendium of memories will appeal to all who grew up in this post-war decade, whether in town or country, wealth or poverty.... more...

  • Thomas Jeffersonby Christopher Hitchens

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    In this unique biography of Thomas Jefferson, leading journalist and social critic Christopher Hitchens offers a startlingly new and provocative interpretation of our Founding Father. Situating Jefferson within the context of America's evolution and tracing his legacy over the past two hundred years, Hitchens brings the character of Jefferson to life... more...

  • Historians in Troubleby Jon Wiener

    New Press, The 2012; US$ 15.95

    Historians in Trouble is investigative journalist and historian Jon Wiener?s "incisive and entertaining" ( New Statesman, UK) account of several of the most notorious history scandals of the last few years. Focusing on a dozen key controversies ranging across the political spectrum and representing a wide array of charges, Wiener seeks to understand... more...

  • Twelve Years a Slaveby Solomon Northup; Ira Berlin; Henry Louis Gates; Steve McQueen

    Penguin Group US 2012; US$ 12.99

    Now the major motion picture that won the 2014 Academy Award for Best Picture, starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, and Lupita Nyong?o, and directed by Steve McQueen Perhaps the best written of all the slave narratives, Twelve Years a Slave is a harrowing memoir about one of the darkest periods in American history. It recounts... more...

  • Chickenhawkby Robert Mason

    Penguin Group US 2005; US$ 17.00

    A true story from the battlefield that faithfully portrays the horror, the madness, and the trauma of the Vietnam War More than half a million copies of Chickenhawk have been sold since it was first published in 1983. Now with a new afterword by the author and photographs taken by him during the conflict, this straight-from-the-shoulder account... more...

  • Empire of the Summer Moonby S. C. Gwynne

    Scribner 2010; US$ 12.00

    In the tradition of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, a stunningly vivid historical account of the forty-year battle between Comanche Indians and white settlers for control of the American West, centering on Quanah, the greatest Comanche chief of them all. S. C. Gwynne?s Empire of the Summer Moon spans two astonishing stories. The first traces... more...

  • In the Garden of Beastsby Erik Larson

    Crown Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00

    Erik Larson, New York Times bestselling author of Devil in the White City, delivers a remarkable story set during Hitler?s rise to power. The time is 1933, the place, Berlin, when William E. Dodd becomes America?s first ambassador to Hitler?s Nazi Germany in a year that proved to be a turning point in history.     A mild-mannered professor... more...