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  • The Hitler of Historyby John Lukacs

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.00

    In this brilliant, strikingly original book, historian John Lukacs delves to the core of Adolf Hitler's life and mind by examining him through the lenses of his surprisingly diverse biographers. Since 1945 there have been more than one hundred biographies of Hitler, and countless other books on him and the Third Reich. What happens when so many people... more...

  • The Soap Manby Roger Hutchinson

    Birlinn 2011; US$ 6.75

    In 1918, as the First World War was drawing to a close, the eminent liberal industrial Lord Leverhulme bought - lock, stock and barrel - the Hebridean island of Lewis. His intention was to revolutionise the lives and environments of its 30,000 people, and those of neighbouring Harris, which he shortly added to his estate. For the next five years a... more...

  • Suleiman the Magnificentby André Clot

    Saqi 2012; US$ 20.40

    Suleiman the Magnificent, most glorious of the Ottoman sultans, kept Europe atremble for nearly half a century. In a few years he led his army as far as the gates of Vienna, made himself master of the Mediterranean and established his court in Baghdad. Faced with this redoubtable champion, who regarded it as his duty to extend the boundaries of Islam... more...

  • Where They Standby Robert W. Merry

    Simon & Schuster 2012; US$ 16.00

    The author of the acclaimed biography of President James Polk, A Country of Vast Designs, offers a fresh, playful, and challenging way of playing ?Rating the Presidents,? by pitching historians? views and subsequent experts? polls against the judgment and votes of the presidents? own contemporaries. Merry posits that presidents rise and fall... more...

  • To Keep the Waters Troubledby Linda O. McMurry

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 29.95

    In the generation that followed Frederick Douglass, no African American was more prominent, or more outspoken, than Ida B. Wells. Her crusade against lynching in the 1890s made her famous, or notorious, across America, and she was seriously considered as a rival to W.E.B. Du Bois and Booker T. Washington for race leadership. This book is the first full... more...

  • Ike's Spiesby Stephen E. Ambrose

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.95

    Based on privileged access to the president and his private papers, this classic Cold War-era history by bestselling historian Stephen E. Ambrose gives an inside look at the way President Dwight Eisenhower managed America?s secret operations as general and as commander in chief.   During his time in office, Eisenhower projected the image of a genial... more...

  • Clementine Churchillby Mary Soames

    Transworld 2011; US$ 31.98

    When Clementine, Lady Spencer-Churchill died in 1977, aged 92, she had become a much-loved and iconic figure to the British public. In spite of being instantly recognisable as the seemingly serene, cool and detached wife of Winston Churchill, she had nonetheless shunned publicity throughout her life. In this fully updated, award-winning biography,... more...

  • Jimmy Carterby Julian E. Zelizer; Arthur M. Jr. Schlesinger; Sean Wilentz

    Henry Holt and Co. 2010; US$ 23.99

    The maverick politician from Georgia who rode the post- Watergate wave into office but whose term was consumed by economic and international crises A peanut farmer from Georgia, Jimmy Carter rose to national power through mastering the strategy of the maverick politician. As the face of the "New South," Carter's strongest support emanated from... more...

  • Ida B. Wells-Barnett and American Reform, 1880-1930by Patricia A. Schechter

    The University of North Carolina Press 2001; US$ 30.00

    Pioneering African American journalist Ida B. Wells-Barnett (1862-1931) is widely remembered for her courageous antilynching crusade in the 1890s; the full range of her struggles against injustice is not as well known. With this book, Patricia Schechter restores Wells-Barnett to her central, if embattled, place in the early reform movements for civil... more...

  • White House Diaryby Jimmy Carter

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010; US$ 23.99

    The edited, annotated diary of President Jimmy Carter--filled with insights into his presidency, his relationships with friends and foes, and his lasting impact on issues that still preoccupy America and the world Each day during his presidency, Jimmy Carter made several entries in a private diary, recording his thoughts, impressions, delights,... more...