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  • Death in the Haymarketby James Green

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.95

    On May 4, 1886, a bomb exploded at a Chicago labor rally, wounding dozens of policemen, seven of whom eventually died. A wave of mass hysteria swept the country, leading to a sensational trial, that culminated in four controversial executions, and dealt a blow to the labor movement from which it would take decades to recover. Historian James Green... more...

  • Civil War, A to Zby Clifford L. Linedecker

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 7.99

    With hundreds of entries, as well as photographs, drawings, and a handy time line of events, Civil War, A to Z encompasses everything about this historic conflict . . . from Appomattox to Zouaves. This encyclopedic illustrated reference features facts both familiar and engagingly new, organized in an easy-to-follow alphabetical format. Ranging from... more...

  • Parting the Desertby Zachary Karabell

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 18.00

    Award-winning historian Zachary Karabell tells the epic story of the greatest engineering feat of the nineteenth century--the building of the Suez Canal-- and shows how it changed the world. The dream was a waterway that would unite the East and the West, and the ambitious, energetic French diplomat and entrepreneur Ferdinand de Lesseps was the mastermind... more...

  • Dark Tideby Stephen Puleo

    Beacon Press 2010; US$ 16.00

    Around noon on January 15, 1919, a group of firefighters was playing cards in Boston's North End when they heard a tremendous crash. It was like roaring surf, one of them said later. Like a runaway two-horse team smashing through a fence, said another. A third firefighter jumped up from his chair to look out a window-"Oh my God!" he shouted to the... more...

  • Longest Day, Theby Cornelius Ryan

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 20.95

    6 June, 1944. 156,000 troops from 12 different countries, 11,000 aircraft, 7,000 naval vessels, 24 hours. D-Day - the beginning of the Allied invasion of Hitler's formidable 'Fortress Europe' - was the largest amphibious invasion in history. There has never been a battle like it, before or since._x000D_ _x000D_ But beyond the statistics and over sixty... more...

  • Abraham Lincoln and the Second American Revolutionby James M. McPherson

    Oxford University Press, USA 1991; US$ 17.99

    James McPherson has emerged as one of America's finest historians. Battle Cry of Freedom, his Pulitzer Prize-winning account of the Civil War, was a national bestseller that Hugh Brogan, in The New York Times Book Review, called "history writing of the highest order." In that volume, McPherson gathered in the broad sweep of events, the... more...

  • Carl Goerdeler and the Jewish Question, 1933?1942by Peter Hoffmann

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 23.00

    A study of Carl Goerdeler, the German resistance leader who consistently engaged in efforts to protect the Jews against persecution. more...

  • Kaiser Wilhelm IIby Christopher Clark

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; Not Available

    King of Prussia, German Emperor, war leader and defeated exile, Kaiser Wilhelm II was one of the most important - and most controversial - figures in the history of twentieth-century Europe. But how much power did he really have? The acclaimed historian Christopher Clark follows Kaiser Wilhelm's political career from his youth at the Hohenzollern... more...

  • 1913by Charles Emmerson

    Random House 2013; US$ 14.54

    Forever in the shadow of the war which followed, 1913 is usually seen as little more than the antechamber to apocalypse. Our perspectives narrowed by hindsight, the world of that year is reduced to its most frivolous features - last summers in grand aristocratic residences, a flurry of extravagant social engagements - or its most destructive ones:... more...

  • 1421by Gavin Menzies

    Transworld 2012; US$ 16.00

    On 8 March 1421, the largest fleet the world had ever seen set sail from China. The ships, some nearly five hundred feet long, were under the command of Emperor Zhu Di's loyal eunuch admirals. Their mission was 'to proceed all the way to the end of the earth to collect tribute from the barbarians beyond the seas' and unite the world in Confucian... more...