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  • Discourse on the Origin of Inequalityby Jean-Jacques Rousseau

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 2.50

    A powerful, passionate explanation of the roots of social inequality, Rousseau's Discourse influenced virtually every major philosopher of the Enlightenment. It remains among the 18th-century's most provocative and frequently studied works. more...

  • Jefferson's Americaby Julie M. Fenster

    Crown/Archetype 2016; US$ 30.00

    The surprising story of how Thomas Jefferson commanded an unrivaled age of American exploration?and in presiding over that era of discovery, forged a great nation.     At the dawn of the nineteenth century, as Britain, France, Spain, and the United States all jockeyed for control of the vast expanses west of the Mississippi River, the stakes for... more...

  • Stalingradby Rupert Matthews

    Arcturus Digital Limited 2013; US$ 4.99

    The bitter Battle of Stalingrad was the turning point of WWII on the Eastern Front. The relentless and unstoppable German advances that had seen the panzers sweep hundreds of miles into Russia was finally brought to a halt at Stalingrad. The elite German 6th Army was first fought to a standstill, then surrounded and forced to surrender. For the ...... more...

  • The Regimentby Farley Mowat; Lee Windsor

    Dundurn 2016; US$ 12.99

    The Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment (the Hasty Ps) was Canada?s most decorated regiment in the Second World War. In The Regiment , Farley Mowat, famed novelist and member of the regiment, movingly recounts the story of the Hasty Ps, telling the story of his fellow soldiers and their vital role in the Allied conquest of Italy. more...

  • The Midnight Assassinby Skip Hollandsworth

    Henry Holt and Co. 2016; US$ 30.99

    A sweeping narrative history of a terrifying serial killer--America's first--who stalked Austin, Texas in 1885 In the late 1800s, the city of Austin, Texas was on the cusp of emerging from an isolated western outpost into a truly cosmopolitan metropolis. But beginning in December 1884, Austin was terrorized by someone equally as vicious and, in... more...

  • Doing Conceptual History in Africaby Axel Fleisch; Rhiannon Stephens

    Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 34.95

    Employing an innovative methodological toolkit, Doing Conceptual History in Africa provides a refreshingly broad and interdisciplinary approach to African historical studies. The studies assembled here focus on the complex role of language in Africa's historical development, with a particular emphasis on pragmatics and semantics. From precolonial... more...

  • American Heiressby Jeffrey Toobin

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2016; US$ 28.95

    From New Yorker staff writer and bestselling author of The Nine and The Run of His Life: The People v. O. J. Simpson , the definitive account of the kidnapping and trial that defined an insane era in American history   On February 4, 1974, Patty Hearst, a sophomore in college and heiress to the Hearst family fortune, was kidnapped by a ragtag... more...

  • The Inner Quartersby Patricia Buckley Ebrey

    University of California Press 1993; US$ 31.95 US$ 25.56

    The Sung Dynasty (960-1279) was a paradoxical era for Chinese women. This was a time when footbinding spread, and Confucian scholars began to insist that it was better for a widow to starve than to remarry. Yet there were also improvements in women's status in marriage and property rights. In this thoroughly original work, one of the most respected... more...

  • The Last Kingdomby Bernard Cornwell

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 6.99

    The first installment of Bernard Cornwell?s bestselling series chronicling the epic saga of the making of England, ?like Game of Thrones, but real? ( The Observer , London)?the basis for The Last Kingdom , the hit television series coming to Netflix in Fall 2016. This is the exciting?yet little known?story of the making of England in the 9th and... more...

  • Monks, Bandits, Lovers, and Immortalsby Stephen H. West; Wilt L. Idema

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2010; US$ 15.95

    "This magnificent collection of eleven early [1250–1450] Chinese plays will give readers a vivid sense of life and a clear understanding of dramatic literature during an extraordinarily eventful period in Chinese history. Not only are the eleven plays in this volume expertly translated into lively, idiomatic English; they are each provided... more...