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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Places of Encounterby Aran MacKinnon; Elaine McClarnand MacKinnon

    Westview Press 2012; US$ 40.00

    Using a place-based approach by focusing on specific locations at critical historical moments of historical transformation, Places of Encounter provides a unique alternative to world history anthologies or survey texts. more...

  • Clio Wiredby Roy Rosenzweig; Anthony Grafton

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 28.99

    In these visionary essays, Roy Rosenzweig charts the impact of new media on teaching, researching, preserving, presenting, and understanding history. Negotiating between the "cyberenthusiasts" who champion technological breakthroughs and the "digitalskeptics" who fear the end of traditional humanistic scholarship, Rosenzweig re-envisions academic... more...

  • Places of Encounterby Aran MacKinnon; Elaine McClarnand MacKinnon

    Westview Press 2012; US$ 40.00

    Using a place-based approach by focusing on specific locations at critical historical moments of historical transformation, Places of Encounter provides a unique alternative to world history anthologies or survey texts. more...

  • How to Lose a Warby Bill Fawcett

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    From the Crusades to the modern age of chemical warfare and smart bombs, history is littered with truly disastrous military campaigns. How to Lose a War chronicles some of the most remarkable strategic catastrophes and doomed military adventures of overreaching invaders and clueless defenders?whether the failure was a result of poor planning, miscalculations,... more...

  • Tales of Times Squareby Josh Alan Friedman

    Feral House 2012; US$ 16.95

    The classic account of New York City's sleaziest district returns with seven new chapters. more...

  • How to Lose a War at Seaby Bill Fawcett

    HarperCollins 2013; Not Available

    An engrossing compendium of high-seas military disasters From the days of the Spanish Armada to the modern age of aircraft carriers, battles have been bungled just as badly on water as they have been on land. Some blunders were the result of insufficient planning, overinflated egos, espionage, or miscalculations; others were caused by ideas that... more...

  • How to Lose a War at Seaby Bill Fawcett

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 11.99

    An engrossing compendium of high-seas military disasters From the days of the Spanish Armada to the modern age of aircraft carriers, battles have been bungled just as badly on water as they have been on land. Some blunders were the result of insufficient planning, overinflated egos, espionage, or miscalculations; others were caused by ideas that... more...