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  • Iron Bars And Bookshelvesby Louisa Blair; Patrick Donovan; Donald Fyson

    Baraka Books 2016; US$ 24.99

    The Morrin Centre is at the heart of Quebec City's history. It once housed Quebec's common jail, the Presbyterian-run Morrin College, and the scholarly activities of the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec. Today, it is home to the city's main English-language cultural center and library. The colorful stories of each of these institutions reveal... more...

  • History as Mysteryby Michael Parenti

    City Lights Publishers 2016; US$ 15.95

    Essays on how history's victors distort and suppress the documentary record in order to perpetuate their power and privilege. more...

  • City of Lionsby Józef Wittlin; Philippe Samds Philippe Samds

    Pushkin Press 2016; US$ 8.99

    Portrait of a City in Two Acts: Lviv, Then and Now Lviv, Lwów, Lvov, Lemberg. Known by a variety of names, the City of Lions is now in western Ukraine. Situated in different countries during its history, it is a city located along the fault-lines of Europe's history. City of Lions  presents two essays, written more than half a century apart -... more...

  • The American Spiritby David McCullough

    Simon & Schuster 2017; US$ 25.00 US$ 18.50

    A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader. more...

  • American Rhapsodyby Claudia Roth Pierpont

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2016; US$ 18.20

    Ranging from the shattered gentility of Edith Wharton's heroines to racial confrontation in the songs of Nina Simone, American Rhapsody presents a kaleidoscopic story of the creation of a culture. Here is a series of deeply involving portraits of American artists and innovators who have helped to shape the country in the modern age. Claudia Roth... more...

  • I Wish I'd Been Thereby Byron Hollinshead

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.95

    I Wish I?d Been There brings together twenty of our most distinguished historians? responses to the question ?What scene or incident in American history would you most liked to have witnessed?and why?? The answers illuminate crucial moments in our past and give readers a front-row seat at some of American history?s most dramatic events.The Salem... more...

  • A Short History of Scotlandby Andrew Lang

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. This book features a table of contents linked to every chapter. The book was designed for optimal navigation on the Kindle, PDA, Smartphone, and other electronic readers. It is formatted to display on all electronic devices including the Kindle, Smartphones and other... more...

  • Witness to a Centuryby George Seldes

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 27.00

    "This extraordinary book . . . is a reminder . . . of the sins of suppression and untruth that have been and can be committed in the name of American journalism . . . One of the last first-person statements from a generation that included Hitler, Nehru, and Mao . . . and Seldes too." -- Columbia Journalism Review From the Trade Paperback edition.... more...

  • The Wild Gardenby William Robinson; Rick Darke

    Timber Press 2009; US$ 22.95

    A rich combination of original text, modern commentary, and lush photography makes this new edition essential reading for anyone who wants to understand how we have arrived at our present assumptions about gardening and where we still need to go.   more...

  • This Living Handby Edmund Morris

    Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 18.00

    When the multitalented biographer Edmund Morris (who writes with equal virtuosity about Theodore Roosevelt, Ronald Reagan, Beethoven, and Thomas Edison) was a schoolboy in colonial Kenya, one of his teachers told him, ?You have the most precious gift of all?originality.? That quality is abundantly evident in this selection of essays. They cover forty... more...