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  • What Ifs? Of American Historyby Robert Cowley

    Penguin Publishing Group 2004; US$ 15.00

    Did Eisenhower avoid a showdown with Stalin by not taking Berlin before the Soviets? What might have happened if JFK hadn't been assassinated? This new volume in the widely praised series presents fascinating "what if..." scenarios by such prominent historians as: Robert Dallek, Caleb Carr, Antony Beevor, John Lukacs, Jay Winick, Thomas Fleming, Tom... more...

  • The American Ideaby Robert Vare

    Crown/Archetype 2008; US$ 17.95

    ?What is ?the American idea?? It is the fractious, maddening approach to the conduct of human affairs that values equality despite its elusiveness, that values democracy despite its debasement, that values pluralism despite its messiness, that values the institutions of civic culture despite their flaws, and that values public life as something higher... more...

  • What They Think of Usby David Farber

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 32.95

    It has never been more important for Americans to understand why the world both hates and loves the United States. In What They Think of Us , a remarkable group of writers from the Middle East, Europe, Asia, and Latin America describes the world's profoundly ambivalent attitudes toward the United States--before and since 9/11. While many people... more...

  • Pieceworkby Pete Hamill

    Little, Brown and Company 2009; US$ 9.99

    In a new volume of journalistic essays, the eclectic author of A Drinking Life offers sharp commentary on diverse subjects, such as American immigration policy toward Mexico, Mike Tyson, television, crack, Northern Ireland and Octavio Paz. more...

  • Strukturelle Zwänge ? Persönliche Freiheitenby Hendrik Fenz

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 182.00

    The present volume produced in honour of the turcologist Petra Kappert (Hamburg) concentrates on the subject of social upheavals. The papers range widely, historically from the beginnings of the Ottoman Empire up to the present day, geographically from Persia to the Caucasus and from there to Berlin today, and thematically the volume offers... more...

  • Works of David Humeby David Hume

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    This collection was designed for optimal navigation on Kindle and other electronic devices. This collection offers lower price, the convenience of a one-time download, and it reduces the clutter in your digital library. All books included in this collection feature a hyperlinked table of contents and footnotes. The collection is complimented by an... more...

  • The American Crisisby Thomas Paine

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    The American Crisis was a series of pamphlets published from 1776 to 1783 during the American Revolution by eighteenth century enlightenment Philosopher and author Thomas Paine. The first volume begins with the famous words "These are the times that try men's souls". There were sixteen pamphlets in total together often known as "The... more...

  • Rationalities in Historyby D. L. d'Avray

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 28.00

    The distinguished historian David d'Avray applies seminal Weberian ideas to the comparative history of religion and the philosophy of law. more...

  • Revolutionary Foundersby Alfred F. Young; Ray Raphael; Gary Nash

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.95

    In twenty-two original essays, leading historians reveal the radical impulses at the founding of the American Republic. Here is a fresh new reading of the American Revolution that gives voice and recognition to a generation of radical thinkers and doers whose revolutionary ideals outstripped those of the Founding Fathers. While the Founding Fathers... more...

  • Majesty in Canadaby Colin Coates

    Dundurn 2006; US$ 19.99

    Examines how Canadians have understood their ties to royalty and how the regal principle influenced our national identity. more...