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  • The Cold Warby Bradley Lightbody

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 30.95

    The Cold War examines the complex arguments which divided East and West following the end of the Second World War, and analyzes its eight major phases, including: * the emergence of the Cold War * Coexistence and Detente * Glasnost in the late 1980s. Combining factual overview and background discussion of the key issues such as the nuclear threat... more...

  • Executing Daniel Brightby Barton A. Myers

    LSU Press 2009; US$ 17.95

    Daniel Bright was executed in 1863 for his involvement in an irregular resistance to Union army incursions along the coast of North Carolina. Executing Daniel Bright uses life and death to exemplify a larger pattern of retaliatory executions and public murders meant to enforce a message of political loyalty and military conduct on the Confederate home... more...

  • We Meant Wellby Peter Van Buren

    Henry Holt and Co. 2011; US$ 13.50

    A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction of 2011 title From a State Department insider, the first account of our blundering efforts to rebuild Iraq?a shocking and rollicking true-life tale of Americans abroad Charged with rebuilding Iraq, would you spend taxpayer money on a sports mural in Baghdad's most dangerous neighborhood to promote reconciliation... more...

  • Contemporary Americaby M. J. Heale

    Wiley 2011; US$ 42.95 US$ 37.22

    This history of America?s recent past focuses on the importance of the United States? interaction with the outside world and includes detailed accounts of the presidencies of Reagan, Clinton and George W. Bush. Provides a substantial account of the dramatic history of America since 1980, covering the Reagan years, the Clinton presidency, the impact... more...

  • A Companion to Franklin D. Rooseveltby William D. Pederson

    Wiley 2011; US$ 228.95 US$ 198.42

    A Companion to Franklin D. Roosevelt presents a collection of historiographical essays by leading scholars that provides a comprehensive review of the scholarship on the president who led the United States through the tumultuous period from the Great Depression to the waning days of World War II. Represents a state-of-the-art assessment of current... more...

  • Flat Earthby Christine Garwood

    St. Martin's Press 2008; US$ 7.39

    Contrary to popular belief fostered in countless school classrooms the world over, Christopher Columbus did not discover that the earth was round. The idea of a spherical world had been widely accepted in educated circles from as early as the fourth century b.c. Yet, bizarrely, it was not until the supposedly more rational nineteenth century that... 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...

  • A House Dividedby Carl Strikwerda

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2000; US$ 43.99

    The first book to explore the historical development of Belgian politics, this groundbreaking study of the rivalry between Catholicism, Socialism, and nationalism is essential reading for anyone interested in Europe before World War I. more...

  • Hebridean Memoriesby Seton Gordon; Arthur W. Robertson

    Neil Wilson Publishing 2011; US$ 14.57

    One of Seton Gordon's greatest works concentrates on the Hebrides of Scotland in the post-First World War years as the islands tried to regain their composure and re-establish their social order. Gordon's prose recounts not only the way of life of the people but also the wildlife and wilderness in a classic memoir of a pattern of existence of which... more...

  • The Origins of the Individualist Selfby Michael Mascuch

    Wiley 2013; US$ 69.95 US$ 60.62

    This book traces the emergence of the concept of self-identity in modern Western culture, as it was both reflected in and advanced by the development of autobiographical practice in early modern England. It offers a fresh and illuminating appraisal of the nature of autobiographical narrative in general and of the early modern forms of biography, diary... more...