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  • Flat Earthby Christine Garwood

    St. Martin's Press 2008; US$ 8.99

    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...

  • The Wounded Giantby Michael O'Hanlon

    Penguin Group US 2011; US$ 4.99

    A farseeing and controversial analysis of the military America needs and the military we can afford from the director of research at Brookings. As total federal debt trends toward 100 percent of the GDP, and America wavers on the edge of another recession, Congress has responded with a plan for deficit reduction?more than two trillion dollars... more...

  • Patriot's History® of the Modern World, Vol. IIby Larry Schweikart; Dave Dougherty

    Penguin Group US 2013; US$ 19.99

    The bestselling historians turn their focus to America?s role in the world since the end of World War II Schweikart, author of the number one New York Times bestseller A Patriot?s History of the United States , and Dougherty take a critical look at America, from the postwar boom to her search for identity in the twenty-first century. The... more...

  • Beyond Equalityby David Montgomery

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 40.00

    "The era of Reconstruction was short-lived but rife with historically significant activity. The central political issues of the day, according to the author, were the future integrity of the Union, and the future status of the newly emancipated Negroes. His purpose here is to use the labor question as a prism through which to study the whole political... 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...

  • Breaking Open Japanby George Feifer

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 20.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • The Origins of the Individualist Selfby Michael Mascuch

    Wiley 2013; US$ 69.95

    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...

  • The Fight for the Four Freedomsby Harvey J. Kaye

    Simon & Schuster 2014; US$ 28.00

    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...