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  • What If? IIby Robert Cowley

    Penguin Group US 2002; US$ 15.95

    What if Lincoln didn't abolish slavery? What if an assassin succeeded in killing FDR in 1933? This volume presents 25 intriguing "what if..." scenarios by some of today's greatest historical minds-including James Bradley, Caleb Carr, James Chace, Theodore F. Cook, Jr., Carlos M.N. Eire, George Feifer, Thomas Fleming, Richard B. Frank, Victor Davis... 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 an impressive... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Enterprise and Historyby D. C. Coleman; Peter Mathias

    Cambridge University Press 1984; US$ 48.00

    This collection of essays is a tribute to Charles Wilson, Emeritus Professor of Modern History in the University of Cambridge and Fellow of Jesus College. 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...

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

    The University of North Carolina Press 2011; US$ 25.99

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