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  • Black Rage in New Orleansby Leonard N. Moore

    LSU Press 2010; US$ 19.95

    In Black Rage in New Orleans, Moore traces the shocking history of police corruption in the Crescent City from World War II to Hurricane Katrina and the concurrent rise of a large and energized black opposition to it. Moore explores a staggering array of NOPD abuses ? police homicides, sexual violence against women, racial profiling, and complicity... more...

  • Reckoning with Reaganby Michael Schaller

    Oxford University Press, USA 1992; US$ 18.99

    At the height of Ronald Reagan's popularity in July 1986, Time magazine wrote glowingly of how he had "found America's sweet spot." Reagan seemed a "magician who carries a bright, ideal America like a holograph in his mind and projects its image in the air." Not since the rhapsody about "Camelot" that surrounded... more...

  • Looking Like the Enemyby Mary Matsuda Gruenewald

    NewSage Press 2005; US$ 9.99

    In 1941, Mary Matsuda Gruenewald was a teenage girl who, like other Americans, reacted with horror to the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Yet soon she and her family were among 110,000 innocent people imprisoned by the U.S. government because of their Japanese ancestry. In this eloquent memoir, she describes both the day-to-day and the dramatic turning points... more...

  • A Crack in the Edge of the Worldby Simon Winchester

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 12.99

    Unleashed by ancient geologic forces, a magnitude 8.25 earthquake rocked San Francisco in the early hours of April 18, 1906. Less than a minute later, the city lay in ruins. Bestselling author Simon Winchester brings his inimitable storytelling abilities to this extraordinary event, exploring the legendary earthquake and fires that spread horror across... more...

  • The Global Cold Warby Odd Arne Westad

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 22.00

    Prize-winning study of the global conflict waged during the Cold War and its legacy today. more...

  • Young Americaby Edward L. Widmer

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 49.99

    This fascinating study examines the meteoric career of a vigorous intellectual movement rising out of the Age of Jackson. As Americans argued over their destiny in the decades preceding the Civil War, an outspoken new generation of "ultra-democratic" writers entered the fray, staking out positions on politics, literature, art, and any other territory... more...

  • To Be a Workerby Catherine Conaghan; Jorge Parodi

    The University of North Carolina Press 2000; US$ 30.00

    A contemporary classic in Peru, where it was first published in 1986, this book explores changes in the political identity and economic strategies of the Peruvian working class in the 1970s and 1980s. Jorge Parodi uses a case study of Metal Empresa, a large factory in Lima, to trace the surge and decline of the labor movement in Peru--and in Latin... more...

  • Closer to Freedomby Stephanie M. H. Camp

    The University of North Carolina Press 2004; US$ 22.99

    Closer to Freedom: Enslaved Women and Everyday Resistance in the Plantation South more...

  • Mightier than the Swordby Rodger Streitmatter

    Westview Press 2009; US$ 40.00

    "In this pathbreaking book, Rodger Streitmatter takes the reader on a sightseeing tour of American history as influenced by the public press, visiting fifteen landmark events in US history, from the Am" more...

  • Invitation to Public Administrationby O. C. McSwite

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 59.95

    This engaging book presents a model for personal reflection on what a career in public service means. It's designed not to convince the reader to take up a public service career, but rather to invite him or her to explore the implications for one's identity that are inherent in the public service life. Lively and anecdotal, Invitation to Public Administration... more...