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- Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.00
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ? SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE ? Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader?s Circle for author chats and more. In boyhood, Louis Zamperini was an incorrigible delinquent. As a teenager, he channeled his defiance into running, discovering a prodigious talent that had carried him to the... more...
- Birlinn 2013; US$ 11.83
By equal measure state-builder and political unifier and ruthless opportunist and bloody-handed aggressor, Alexander II has been praised or vilified by past historians but has rarely been viewed in the round. This book explores the king's successes and failures, offering a fresh assessment of his contribution to the making of Scotland as a nation.... more...
- University of California Press 2007; US$ 29.95
The first international anthology to explore the historical significance of amateur film, Mining the Home Movie makes visible, through image and analysis, the hidden yet ubiquitous world of home moviemaking. These essays boldly combine primary research, archival collections, critical analyses, filmmakers' own stories, and new theoretical approaches... more...
- DK Publishing 2009; US$ 18.95
The compact history of a giant country. American history is one of those subjects that students frequently labor over and can seem like a random collection of names, dates, and events. Understood as a collective biography and free of the cheerleading found in many text books, the fully updated fifth edition of The Complete Idiot's Guide®... more...
- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2012; US$ 15.50
This rugged new translationthe first entirely new English translation in half a century and the only one based on the most recent critical edition of the Guatemalan MSallows Diaz to recount, in his own battle-weary and often cynical voice, the achievements, stratagems, and frequent cruelty of Hernando Cortes and his men as they set... more...
- Penguin Group US 2009; US$ 15.00
A magnificent volume of short novels and an essential World War II report from one of America?s great twentieth-century writers On the heels of the enormous success of his masterwork The Grapes of Wrath ?and at the height of the American war effort?John Steinbeck, one of the most prolific and influential literary figures of his generation, wrote... more...
- Cambridge University Press 1985; US$ 29.00
Between 1895 and 1904 a great wave of mergers swept through the manufacturing sector of the United States' economy. This book explores the causes of the mergers, arguing that there was nothing natural or inevitable about turn-of-the-century combinations. Despite this conclusion, the author does not accept the view that they were necessarily a threat... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2011; US$ 18.99
Referring to the war that was raging across parts of the American landscape, Abraham Lincoln told Congress in 1862, "We shall nobly save, or meanly lose, the last best hope on earth." Lincoln recognized what was at stake in the American Civil War: not only freedom for 3.5 million slaves but also survival of self-government in the last place on earth... more...