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  • Secret Missions of the Civil Warby Philip Van Doren Stern

    Garrett County Press 2012; US$ 2.99

    Civil War historian and celebrated author Philip Van Doren Stern presents an underground history woven from first hand accounts of Civil War spies, scouts, detectives and double agents. Secret Missions of the Civil War gives an inside look into the birth of modern spy warfare: secret codes, Allen Pinkerton, assassinations, McClellan's personal spy,... more...

  • The Bulldozer in the Countrysideby Adam Rome

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 23.00

    Scholarly history of efforts to reduce the environmental costs of US suburban development. more...

  • Dada and Surrealism: A Very Short Introductionby David Hopkins

    OUP Oxford 2004; US$ 7.99

    Dada and Surrealism are two of the most important movements of modern art. This book provides a succinct, digestible account of them in historical terms, but also explains why they are important in wider cultural terms. The author's perspective is very much a contemporary one, looking at how these great movements have relevance for us today. Themes... more...

  • The Brothers' Warby John de St. Jorre

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 18.99

    The Brothers' War: Biafra and Nigeria was first published in 1972. In the UK it had the title The Nigerian Civil War. That is what it is about. In the early 1960s Nigeria looked set to be the major black African country. It seemed to be immune from the internecine struggles that bedevilled so many of the African states. The illusion of... more...

  • Greek and Roman Livesby Plutarch; John Dryden; Arthur Hugh Clough

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 6.95

    Written early in the second century, Plutarch's Lives offers richly detailed and anecdotal biographies of some of the ancient world's mightiest and most influential figures. Plutarch sought to explore the characters and personalities of great men, to see how individual natures led ultimately to tragedy or victory. This selection from Plutarch's... more...

  • A Companion to American Technologyby Carroll Pursell

    Wiley 2008; US$ 62.95

    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... more...

  • The Age of Great Dreamsby David Farber

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1994; US$ 18.99

    In this book, David Farber grounds our understanding of the extraordinary history of the 1960s by linking the events of that era to our country's grand projects of previous decades. Farber's important study, based on years of research in archives and oral histories as well as in historical literature, explores Vietnam, the Civil Rights Act, the War... more...

  • The Double Helixby James D. Watson

    Scribner 2011; US$ 16.99

    The classic personal account of Watson and Crick?s groundbreaking discovery of the structure of DNA, now with an introduction by Sylvia Nasar, author of A Beautiful Mind . By identifying the structure of DNA, the molecule of life, Francis Crick and James Watson revolutionized biochemistry and won themselves a Nobel Prize. At the time, Watson was... more...

  • The First Modern Economyby Jan de Vries; Ad van der Woude

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 56.00

    A comprehensive economic history of the Netherlands, the first truly modern economy, during its rise to European economic leadership. more...

  • The Limits of Gender Dominationby Chad Black

    University of New Mexico Press 2011; US$ 29.95

    By documenting the progressive removal of limits to patriarchal power in the waning years of the Spanish Empire in Quito, this study traces the genealogy of legal patriarchy in Spanish America. more...