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  • Mules and Menby Zora Neale Hurston

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 8.49

    Mules and Men is a treasury of black America's folklore as collected by a famous storyteller and anthropologist who grew up hearing the songs and sermons, sayings and tall tales that have formed an oral history of the South since the time of slavery. Returning to her hometown of Eatonville, Florida, to gather material, Zora Neale Hurston recalls... more...

  • Over the Edge of the Worldby Laurence Bergreen

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.74

    Ferdinand Magellan's daring circumnavigation of the globe in the sixteenth century was a three-year odyssey filled with sex, violence, and amazing adventure. Now in Over the Edge of the World , prize-winning biographer and journalist Laurence Bergreen entwines a variety of candid, firsthand accounts, bringing to life this groundbreaking and majestic... more...

  • Buying Powerby Lawrence B. Glickman

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 27.50

    A definitive history of consumer activism, Buying Power traces the lineage of this political tradition back to our nation?s founding, revealing that Americans used purchasing power to support causes and punish enemies long before the word boycott even entered our lexicon. Taking the Boston Tea Party as his starting point, Lawrence Glickman... more...

  • The Black Swan: Second Editionby Nassim Nicholas Taleb

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 18.00

    The Black Swan is a standalone book in Nassim Nicholas Taleb?s landmark Incerto series, an investigation of opacity, luck, uncertainty, probability, human error, risk, and decision-making in a world we don?t understand. The other books in the series are Fooled by Randomness, Antifragile, and The Bed of Procrustes . A black swan is a highly... more...

  • Contending Visions of the Middle Eastby Zachary Lockman

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 28.00 US$ 22.96

    This second edition considers how the 'global war on terror' has changed the way the West views the Islamic world. more...

  • Colonialism and Postcolonial Developmentby James Mahoney

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 23.00 US$ 18.86

    This book explores different kinds of colonialism and how these result in differing levels of economic prosperity and social well-being. more...

  • The Diary of a Young Girlby Anne Frank

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 29.95

    The diary as Anne Frank wrote it. At last, in a  new translation, this definitive edition contains  entries about Anne's burgeoning sexuality and  confrontations with her mother that were cut from  previous editions. Anne Frank's The Diary of a  Young Girl is among the most enduring  documents of the twentieth century. Since its  publication in 1947,... more...

  • The Unfolding Of Languageby Guy Deutscher

    Random House 2010; US$ 14.09

    'Language is mankind's greatest invention - except of course, that it was never invented.' So begins Guy Deutscher's fascinating investigation into the evolution of language. No one believes that the Roman Senate sat down one day to design the complex system that is Latin grammar, and few believe, these days, in the literal truth of the story of the... more...

  • The Hare With Amber Eyesby Edmund de Waal

    Random House 2010; US$ 14.09

    THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE 2010 COSTA BIOGRAPHY AWARD 264 wood and ivory carvings, none of them bigger than a matchbox: Edmund de Waal was entranced when he first encountered the collection in his great uncle Iggie's Tokyo apartment. When he later inherited the 'netsuke', they unlocked a story far larger and more dramatic... more...

  • The American Civil Warby Christopher J. Olsen

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007; US$ 20.99

    Succinct, with a brace of original documents following each chapter, Christopher J. Olsen's The American Civil War is the ideal introduction to American history's most famous, and infamous, chapter. Covering events from 1850 and the mounting political pressures to split the Union into opposing sections, through the four years of bloodshed and waning... more...