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  • High Steelby Jim Rasenberger

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    A powerful first-hand account of the many generations and ethnic groups of men who have built America's skyscrapers. From the early days of steel construction in Chicago, through the great boom years of New York city ironwork, and up through the present, High Steel follows the trajectory of careers inextricably linked to both great accomplishment... more...

  • The Epidemicby Jonathan Engel

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    From the Castro bathhouses to AZT and the denial of AIDS in South Africa, this sweeping look at AIDS covers the epidemic from all angles and across the world. Engel seamlessly weaves together science, politics, and culture, writing with an even hand?noting the excesses of the more radical edges of the ACT UP movement as well as the conservative religious... more...

  • The Fight for the Four Freedomsby Harvey J. Kaye

    Simon & Schuster 2014; Not Available

    On January 6, 1941, the Greatest Generation gave voice to its founding principles, the Four Freedoms: Freedom from want and from fear. Freedom of speech and religion. In the name of the Four Freedoms they fought the Great Depression. In the name of the Four Freedoms they defeated the Axis powers. In the process they made the United States the richest... more...

  • Autobiologiesby Alexis Harley

    Bucknell University Press 2014; US$ 84.99

    The nineteenth century saw both an explosion of evolutionary ideas and an explosion in autobiographical writing. This book examines the collision between evolutionary thought and practices of self-representation, to show how nineteenth-century natural history refashioned the human subject. more...

  • Health and Wellness in the 19th Centuryby Deborah Brunton

    ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 58.00

    Medicine in the 19th century may strike us as primitive by today's standards, but widespread social change of the era brought about new ideas and practices in health and healing?all described in this engaging book. more...

  • The Industrial Revolution: Key Themes and Documentsby James Olson; Shannon Kenny

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 45.00

    This concise guide zooms in on the period of American history known as the Industrial Revolution, from its earliest beginnings in the mid-18th century to just after the First World War. more...

  • British Military Withdrawal and the Rise of Regional Cooperation in South-East Asia, 1964-73by Sue Thompson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    This book examines the links between Britain's withdrawal from its east of Suez role and the establishment of South-East Asian regional security arrangements. The link between these two events is not direct, but a relationship existed, which is important to a wider understanding of the development of regional security arrangements. more...

  • 10 Years That Shook the Worldby Loretta Napoleoni

    Seven Stories Press 2011; US$ 12.95

    September 11, 2001, is considered the main event, but the changes of the decade go far beyond the menace of terrorism and the war on terror. The technological revolution, the wide use of the Internet, and the advent of social media are just some of the innovations that grew to define the decade. The war on terror and its strong rhetoric hid these phenomena.... more...

  • The Nuns of Sant'Ambrogioby Hubert Wolf; Ruth Martin

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 14.99

    A true, never-before-told story?discovered in a secret Vatican archive?of sex, poison, and lesbian initiation rites in a nineteenth-century convent. In 1858, a German princess, recently inducted into the convent of Sant?Ambrogio in Rome, wrote a frantic letter to her cousin, a confidant of the Pope, claiming that she was being abused and feared... more...

  • Breaking Open Japanby George Feifer

    HarperCollins 2013; Not Available

    On July 14, 1853, the four warships of America's East Asia Squadron made for Kurihama, 30 miles south of the Japanese capital, then called Edo. It had come to pry open Japan after her two and a half centuries of isolation and nearly a decade of intense planning by Matthew Perry, the squadron commander. The spoils of the recent Mexican Spanish?American... more...