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  • The Cambridge History of the Cold War: Volume 1, Originsby Melvyn P. Leffler; Odd Arne Westad

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 32.00

    The first historical reexamination of the early years of the Cold War, tracing the evolution of the conflict. more...

  • Bridge of Spiesby Giles Whittell

    Simon & Schuster UK 2011; Not Available

    Who were the three men the Soviet and American superpowers exchanged on Berlin's Glienicke Bridge on February 10, 1962, in the first and most legendary prisoner exchange between East and West? Bridge of Spiesvividly traces the journeys of these men, whose fate defines the complex conflicts that characterized the most dangerous years of the Cold War.... more...

  • The Executioner Always Chops Twiceby Geoffrey Abbott

    St. Martin's Press 2004; US$ 8.99

    A morbidly fascinating mixture of bungled executions, strange last requests, and classic final one-liners from medieval times to the present day. Sometimes it's hard to be an executioner, trying to keep someone from popping up to make a quip when they should have spectacularly sunk without a trace. Or to be told that the condemned to the guillotine... more...

  • WG's Birthday Partyby David Kynaston

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 9.99

    On a hot morning in July 1898, the sporting world gathered at Lord's to celebrate the fiftieth birthday of WG Grace, the greatest cricketer the game has ever seen. Grace was cheered onto the field by a packed crowd as he captained the Gentlemen, the privileged old guard of the Establishment. Their opponents in this annual match were the Players, cricketers... more...

  • Roots of Freedomby John W. Danford

    Intercollegiate Studies Institute 2014; US$ 12.99

    Roots of Freedom  is a primer on the thinkers and ideas that, over many centuries, have laid the foundations of free societies. Concepts such as the rule of law, independent judiciary, limited government, free markets, and individual autonomy are traced in the writings of (among others) Luther, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, Montesquieu, Hume, Adam... more...

  • The Last of the President's Menby Bob Woodward

    Simon & Schuster UK 2015; Not Available

    Bob Woodward exposes one of the final pieces of the Richard Nixon puzzle in his new book The Last of the President's Men. Woodward reveals the untold story of Alexander Butterfield, the Nixon aide who disclosed the secret White House taping system that changed history and led to Nixon's resignation. In 46 hours of interviews with Butterfield, supported... more...

  • Storm Warriorsby John Gilmore

    The Floating Press 2015; US$ 3.99

    For centuries, a 10-mile-long sandbank off the coast of Kent, England posed a perilous and often fatal threat to sailors, causing thousands of shipwrecks and untold numbers of fatalities. In the early 1800s, however, a number of forward-thinking inventors began to dabble with the idea of a "lifeboat" -- an unsinkable rescue vessel designed... more...

  • Rivers in the Desertby Margaret Leslie Davis

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 9.99

    Rivers in the Desert  is the quintessential American story. It follows the remarkable career of William Mulholland, the visionary who engineered the rise of Los Angeles as the greatest American city west of the Mississippi. He sought to transform the sparse and barren desert into an inhabitable environment by designing the longest aqueduct in the... more...

  • The Middle Agesby Miri Rubin

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 7.99

    The Middle Ages is a term coined around 1450 to describe a thousand years of European History. In this Very Short Introduction, Miri Rubin provides an exploration of the variety, change, dynamism, and sheer complexity that the period covers. From the provinces of the Roman Empire, which became Barbarian kingdoms after c.450-650, to the northern and... more...

  • The Quartetby Joseph J. Ellis

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 27.95

    From Pulitzer Prize?winning American historian Joseph J. Ellis, the unexpected story of why the thirteen colonies, having just fought off the imposition of a distant centralized governing power, would decide to subordinate themselves anew. We all know the famous opening phrase of Lincoln?s Gettysburg Address: ?Four score and seven years ago our fathers... more...