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- Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.00
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ? NOW 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 Berlin... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 7.99
?Eugene Sledge became more than a legend with his memoir, With The Old Breed . He became a chronicler, a historian, a storyteller who turns the extremes of the war in the Pacific?the terror, the camaraderie, the banal and the extraordinary?into terms we mortals can grasp.??Tom Hanks NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In The Wall Street Journal , Victor... more...
- HarperCollins 2010; US$ 15.99
Spartacus and The Immigrants ?[It] should be required reading.? ?Eric Foner, New York Times Book Review Library Journal calls Howard Zinn?s iconic A People's History of the United States ?a brilliant and moving history of the American people from the point of view of those?whose plight has been largely omitted from most histories.? Packed with... more...
- Temple University Press 2009; US$ 23.95
It seems unlikely that James Naismith, who grew up playing ?Duck on the Rock? in the rural community of Almonte, Canada, would invent one of America?s most popular sports. But Rob Rains and Hellen Carpenter?s fascinating, in-depth biography James Naismith: The Man Who Invented Basketball shows how this young man?who wanted to be a medical doctor,... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 26.00
Focused on the pivotal year of 1863, the second volume of Shelby Foote?s masterful narrative history brings to life some of the most dramatic and important moments in the Civil War, including the Battle of Gettysburg and Grant?s Vicksburg campaign. ?Foote has an acute sense of the relative importance of events and a novelist?s skill in directing... more...
- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2003; US$ 11.95
Fifty years after the arrival of Columbus, at the height of Spain?s conquest of the West Indies, Spanish bishop and colonist Bartolomé de Las Casas dedicated his Brevísima Relación de la Destruición de las Indias to Philip II of Spain. An impassioned plea on behalf of the native peoples of the West Indies, the Brevísima Relación catalogues in horrific... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 1992; US$ 18.99
For four hundred years--from the first Spanish assaults against the Arawak people of Hispaniola in the 1490s to the U.S. Army's massacre of Sioux Indians at Wounded Knee in the 1890s--the indigenous inhabitants of North and South America endured an unending firestorm of violence. During that time the native population of the Western Hemisphere... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 17.99
Coney Island: the name still resonates with a sense of racy Brooklyn excitement, the echo of beach-front popular entertainment before World War I. Amusing the Million examines the historical context in which Coney Island made its reputation as an amusement park and shows how America's changing social and economic conditions formed the basis of... more...