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  • Into the Blizzardby Michael Winter

    Doubleday Canada 2014; US$ 32.95

    ? In June a few years ago I set out to visit some of the World War One battlefields of Europe ? the slope and valley and river and plain that the Newfoundland Regiment trained on, and fought over and through and under .?      So begins Michael Winter?s extraordinary narrative that follows two parallel journeys, one laid on top of the other like a... more...

  • Shenandoah 1864by Mark Lardas; Adam Hook

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 15.95

    Virginia's Shenandoah Valley in 1864 was the scene of one of the most crucial campaigns of the Civil War. The outcome of the fighting there would have consequences that stretched far outside the valley to help decide the fate of the nation. In 1864 the Union Army's new commander, Ulysses Grant, created the Union's first cohesive strategy for conquering... more...

  • Gender and American History Since 1890by Barbara Melosh

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 49.95

    These essays chart major contributions to recent historiography. Carefully selected for their accessibility and accompanied by headnotes and study questions, the essays offer a clear and engaging introduction for the non-specialist. The introduction describes the emergence of gender as a subject of historical investigation and in ten essays, historians... more...

  • The Emergence of Everythingby Harold J. Morowitz

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 13.99

    Framing the West argues that photography was intrinsic to British territorial expansion and settlement on the northwest coast. Williams shows how male and female settlers used photography to establish control over the territory and its indigenous inhabitants, as well as how native peoples eventually turned the technology to their own purposes. Photographs... more...

  • Falling Roomby Eli Hastings

    University of Nebraska Press 2006; US$ 17.95

    A tale of how one young man matures through the sometimes violent blessing of social change and finds himself - and a sense of purpose - through the loss of innocence and naivete, the Seattle of his youth, and his father. more...

  • The Oregon Trailby David Dary

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 35.00

    A major one-volume history of the Oregon Trail from its earliest beginnings to the present, by a prize-winning historian of the American West. Starting with an overview of Oregon Country in the early 1800s, a vast area then the object of international rivalry among Spain, Britain, Russia, and the United States, David Dary gives us the whole sweeping... more...

  • Remember the Alamoby Alison Rattle; Allison Vale

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00

    From pilgrims to pioneers to flappers . . . from Plymouth Rock to Pearl Harbor?the history of America in bite-size chunks How did the conquistadors first stumble across America?and what were the Spanish looking for anyway? What was the Dred Scott Supreme Court case and how did it affect the Civil War? And while some of us may indeed remember the Alamo,... more...

  • A Companion to American Technologyby Carroll Pursell

    Wiley 2008; US$ 235.95

    A Companion to American Technology is a groundbreaking collection of original essays that analyze the hard-to-define phenomenon of “technology” in America. 22 original essays by expert scholars cover the most important features of American technology, including developments in automobiles, television, and computing Analyzes the ways... more...

  • America's Backyardby Grace Livingstone

    Zed Books 2009; US$ 32.95

    The United States has shaped Latin American history, condemning it to poverty and inequality by intervening to protect the rich and powerful. America’s Backyard tells the story of that intervention. Using newly declassified documents, Grace Livingstone reveals the US role in the darkest periods of Latin American history, including Pinochet’s... more...

  • Death On The Iceby Cassie Brown

    Doubleday Canada 2010; US$ 12.95

    Each year, for generations, poor, ill-clad Newfoundland fisherman sailed out 'to the ice' to hunt seals in the hope of a few penniew in wages from the prosperous merchants of St. John's.  The year 1914 witnessed the worst in the long line of tragedies that were part of their harsh way of life. For two long, freezing days and nights a party of seal... more...