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  • An Account, Much Abbreviated, of the Destruction of the Indiesby Bartolomé De Las Casas; Franklin W. Knight; Andrew Hurley

    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...

  • A Nation Among Nationsby Thomas Bender

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2006; US$ 16.99

    A provocative new book that shows us why we must put American history firmly in a global context--from 1492 to today Americans like to tell their country's story as if the United States were naturally autonomous and self-sufficient, with characters, ideas, and situations unique to itself. Thomas Bender asks us to rethink this "exceptionalism"... more...

  • The Inconvenient Indianby Thomas King

    Doubleday Canada 2012; US$ 21.00

    WINNER 2015 ?  CBC Bookie Awards - Non-Fiction WINNER 2014 ? RBC Taylor Prize WINNER 2013  ? Canadian Booksellers Association Non-Fiction Book of the Year FINALIST 2014 ? Hilary Weston Writers? Trust Prize for Non-Fiction FINALIST 2013 ? Trillium Award ?King is a Canadian icon . . . The Inconvenient Indian is labeled a history book but it... more...

  • Tenting on the Plainsby Elizabeth B. Custer

    Digital Scanning, Inc. 2000; US$ 4.95

    Elizabeth Bacon was just a young girl when she fell in love and married George Custer, one of the most controversial Indian fighters of the late 1800s. From the beginning, Libbie's beauty and charm helped advance her husband's military career while winning the admiration of powerful congressmen, senators, and her husband's superior, General Philip... more...

  • Ghost Soldiersby Hampton Sides

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2002; US$ 16.00

    On January 28, 1945, 121 hand-selected U.S. troops slipped behind enemy lines in the Philippines. Their mission: March thirty rugged miles to rescue 513 POWs languishing in a hellish camp, among them the last survivors of the infamous Bataan Death March. A recent prison massacre by Japanese soldiers elsewhere in the Philippines made the stakes impossibly... more...

  • A People's History of the United Statesby Howard Zinn

    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...

  • The Birth of Americaby William R. Polk

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99

    In this provocative account of colonial America, William R. Polk explores the key events, individuals, and themes of this critical period. With vivid descriptions of the societies that people from Europe came from and with an emphasis on what they believed they were going to , Polk introduces the native Indians encountered in the New World and... more...

  • The Collapse of the Eastern Mediterraneanby Ronnie Ellenblum

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 24.00

    A provocative study of the devastating impact of climate change across the eastern Mediterranean in the tenth and eleventh centuries. more...

  • Foreign Aid as Foreign Policyby Jeffrey Taffet

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 38.95

    Foreign Aid as Foreign Policy presents a wide-ranging, thoughtful analysis of the most significant economic-aid program of the 1960s, John F. Kennedy?s Alliance for Progress.  Introduced in 1961, the program was a ten-year, multi-billion-dollar foreign-aid commitment to Latin American nations, meant to help promote economic growth and political... more...

  • Wall Streetby Charles R. Geisst

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 18.99

    Wall Street is an unending source of legend--and nightmares. It is a universal symbol of both the highest aspirations of economic prosperity and the basest impulses of greed and deception. Charles R. Geisst's Wall Street is at once a chronicle of the street itself--from the days when the wall was merely a defensive barricade built by Peter Stuyvesant--and... more...