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  • 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...

  • Supreme Commanderby Jr. Seymour Morris

    HarperCollins 2014; Not Available

    Seymour Morris Jr. combines political history, military biography, and business management to tell the story of General Douglas MacArthur's tremendous success in rebuilding Japan after World War II in Supreme Commander , a lively, in-depth work of biographical history complementary to The Generals, The Storm of War , and Truman. He is the most... more...

  • Supreme Commanderby Jr. Seymour Morris

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 18.99

    Seymour Morris Jr. combines political history, military biography, and business management to tell the story of General Douglas MacArthur's tremendous success in rebuilding Japan after World War II in Supreme Commander , a lively, in-depth work of biographical history complementary to The Generals, The Storm of War , and Truman. He is the most... more...

  • The Haciendaby Peter Hook

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 13.99

    The acclaimed and wildly outlandish inside account of England?s most notorious music club, The Hacienda, from Peter Hook, the New York Times bestselling author of Unknown Pleasures and co-founder of Joy Division and New Order?a story of music, gangsters, drugs, and violence, available for the first time in the United States. During the 1980s,... more...

  • 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 Kennedys Amidst the Gathering Stormby Will Swift

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    In The Kennedys Amidst the Gathering Storm , Will Swift presents a fresh, empathetic interpre­tation of the ambassadorship of Joseph Kennedy and explores the intricate, often shifting relation­ships among Kennedy, Chamberlain, Churchill, and, of course, Roosevelt. Arriving in London in early 1938, the Irish-Catholic Kennedys were welcomed by politicians,... 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...

  • Supreme Commanderby Jr. Seymour Morris

    HarperCollins 2014; Not Available

    Seymour Morris Jr. combines political history, military biography, and business management to tell the story of General Douglas MacArthur's tremendous success in rebuilding Japan after World War II in Supreme Commander , a lively, in-depth work of biographical history complementary to The Generals, The Storm of War , and Truman. He is the most... 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 New York Times: The Times of the Eightiesby The New York Times; William Grimes

    Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers 2013; US$ 29.95

    From our nation's best source of in-depth daily reporting comes this sweeping retrospective of the news, culture, and personalities of the decade of the 1980s, as told through hundreds of handselected articles and compelling original commentary in this unique and fascinating book. There is no better record of history than the archives of The... more...