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  • 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...

  • A Few Acres of Snowby Paul Simpson-Housley; Glen Norcliffe

    Dundurn 1992; US$ 11.99

    These 22 essays explore how poets, artists, and writers have addressed the physical essence of Canada. more...

  • The Libraries, Leadership, and Legacy of John Adams and Thomas Jeffersonby Robert C. Baron; Conrad Edick Wright

    Fulcrum Publishing 2010; US$ 35.00

    A lively and informative collection of essays from some of today's premier historians of Adams and Jefferson, celebrating these two founding fathers and the importance of books and libraries in America. more...

  • Is History Fiction?by Ann Curthoys; John Docker

    University of New South Wales Press 2010; US$ 27.95

    The relationship between history and fiction has always been a controversial one. Can we ever know that a historical narrative is giving us a true account of what actually happened? Provocative and fascinating, this book is an original and insightful examination of the ways in which history is—and might be—written. It traces History?s doubleness... more...

  • National Plotsby Andrea Cabajsky; Brett Josef Grubisic

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2010; US$ 42.95

    Fiction that reconsiders, challenges, reshapes, and/or upholds national narratives of history has long been an integral aspect of Canadian literature. Works by writers of historical fiction (from early practitioners such as John Richardson to contemporary figures such as Alice Munro and George Elliott Clarke) propose new views and understandings... more...

  • Legends, Lies & Cherished Myths of World Historyby Richard Shenkman

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 11.99

    ?Was there really a valiant little Dutch boy, a protesting Lady Godiva, a fiddling Nero, or a prudish Queen Victoria? No, says Shenkman ?.No person, event, or thing is safe from Shenkman?s corrections.? ? Booklist Founder of George Mason University?s History News Network and bestselling author of Presidential Ambition and One Night Stands ... more...

  • My Desire for Historyby Estelle B. Freedman; John D'Emilio; Allan Bérubé

    The University of North Carolina Press 2011; US$ 25.99

    My Desire for History: Essays in Gay, Community, and Labor History more...

  • The Zinn Readerby Howard Zinn

    Seven Stories Press 2011; US$ 21.95

    No other radical historian has reached so many hearts and minds as Howard Zinn. It is rare that a historian of the Left has managed to retain as much credibility while refusing to let his academic mantle change his beautiful writing style from being anything but direct, forthright, and accessible. Whether his subject is war, race, politics, economic... more...