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  • The Great Islamic Conquests AD 632-750by David Nicolle

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 15.95

    Few, if any, centuries in world history have had such a profound and long-lasting impact as the first hundred years of Islamic history. In this book, David Nicolle, a former member of the BBC's Arabic service, examines the extensive Islamic conquests between 632 and 750 AD. These years saw the religion and culture of Islam, as well as the Arabic language,... more...

  • At Close Quartersby Robert J. Bulkley

    Naval Institute Press 2012; US$ 34.95

    Small though they were, PT boats played a key role in World War II, carrying out an astonishing variety of missions where fast, versatile, and strongly armed vessels were needed. Called "weapons of opportunity," they met the enemy at closer quarters and with greater frequency than any other type of surface craft. Among the most famous PT commanders... more...

  • Black Cat Raiders of WW IIby Richard C. Knott

    Naval Institute Press 2012; US$ 19.95

    Thanks to the PBY's daring pilots and their effective tactics, the slow outdated Catalina patrol bombers became the scourge of Japanese shipping in the South Pacific during World War II. Painted black and hunting at night, the Black Cats, as they were called, are credited with sinking or disabling hundreds of thousands of tons of cargo vessels, troop... more...

  • Fire in a Canebrakeby Laura Wexler

    Scribner 2013; US$ 18.99

    On that July evening in 1946, the leader counted aloud and the mob of white men fired. Seconds later, the leader counted again, "One, two, three," and the mob fired once more. After the third and final volley of gunshots, the white men got into their cars and drove off, leaving the bullet-ridden bodies of two young black men and two young black women... more...

  • Open Standards and the Digital Ageby Andrew L. Russell

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 26.00

    This book answers how openness became the defining principle of the information age, examining the history of information networks. more...

  • The Moral Corporationby P. Roy Vagelos; Louis Galambos

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 24.00

    Roy Vagelos, Merck's former CEO, addresses controversial issues that turned the pharmaceutical industry into headlines. more...

  • 1491 (Second Edition)by Charles C. Mann

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2006; US$ 16.95

    In this groundbreaking work of science, history, and archaeology, Charles C. Mann radically alters our understanding of the Americas before the arrival of Columbus in 1492.   Contrary to what so many Americans learn in school, the pre-Columbian Indians were not sparsely settled in a pristine wilderness; rather, there were huge numbers of Indians who... more...

  • The Germanization of Early Medieval Christianityby James C. Russell

    Oxford University Press 1994; US$ 59.99

    This study examines how Christianity changed in order to win the allegiance of the Germanic and Anglo-Saxon peoples. The author argues that these Northern peoples were far more resistant to conversion than the disaffected urban populace of the Roman Empire. more...

  • Blood Done Sign My Nameby Timothy B. Tyson

    Crown/Archetype 2007; US$ 14.99

    "Daddy and Roger and 'em shot 'em a nigger." Those words, whispered to ten-year-old Tim Tyson by one of his playmates in the late spring of 1970, heralded a firestorm that would forever transform the small tobacco market town of Oxford, North Carolina. On May 11, 1970, Henry Marrow, a 23-year-old black veteran, walked into a crossroads store owned... more...

  • Cahokiaby Timothy R. Pauketat

    Penguin Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.00

    The fascinating story of a lost city and an unprecedented American civilization While Mayan and Aztec civilizations are widely known and documented, relatively few people are familiar with the largest prehistoric Native American city north of Mexico-a site that expert Timothy Pauketat brings vividly to life in this groundbreaking book. Almost... more...