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  • A People's History of American Empireby Howard Zinn; Mike Konopacki; Paul Buhle

    Henry Holt and Co. 2008; US$ 22.99

    Howard Zinn , author of numerous acclaimed histories, taught history at Spelman College and Boston University, and received the Lannan Literary Award, among many others. A People's History of the United States was a finalist for the 1981 National Book Award. Born in 1922, Zinn died in 2010. Mike Konopacki has collaborated on five collections... more...

  • The Frogmen of World War IIby Chet Cunningham

    Pocket Books 2007; US$ 7.99

    Chapter One: Naval Special Services Unit No. 1: The First Frogmen Before the Navy SEALs, there were the Underwater Demolition Teams. Before them came the Scouts & Raiders, and before them were the Navy Combat Demolition Units. But there was another group even before the NCDUs. It was called the Naval Special Services Unit No. 1, also known as... more...

  • When Everything Changedby Gail Collins

    Little, Brown and Company 2009; US$ 14.99

    Gail Collins, New York Times columnist and bestselling author, recounts the astounding revolution in women's lives over the past 50 years, with her usual "sly wit and unfussy style" ( People ). When Everything Changed begins in 1960, when most American women had to get their husbands' permission to apply for a credit card. It ends in 2008 with... more...

  • Men at Warby Bill Fawcett

    Penguin Publishing Group 2009; US$ 17.00

    Epic battles?as seen through the eyes of the men who fought them. From Gettysburg to D-Day, history?s most momentous battles have been recounted to the world on a grand scale. This book, for the first time ever, looks at man?s most epic battles from the point of view of the soldiers on the front lines; providing new insight into the great wars... more...

  • Myth, Ritual and the Oralby Jack Goody

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 23.00

    Jack Goody, one of the world's most distinguished anthropologists, returns to the related themes of myth, orality and literacy. more...

  • Lost Voices from the Titanicby Nick Barratt

    Random House 2009; US$ 14.38

    Starting from its original conception and design by the owners and naval architects at the White Star Line through construction at Harland and Wolff's shipyards in Belfast, Nick Barratt explores the pre-history of the Titanic . He examines the aspirations of the owners, the realities of construction and the anticipation of the first sea-tests, revealing... more...

  • The Scots Kirkby Andrew Chadwick; Bruce McCowan; Nancy McCowan

    Dundurn 1997; US$ 9.99

    The history of one of Metro Toronto's most historic churches, St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Scarborough, founded in 1818. This publication records the many memorable individuals to fill its pulpits and pews as well as stories of its associations, buildings and community anecdotes. more...

  • Voices of British Columbiaby Robert Budd

    D & M Publishers 2010; US$ 24.00

    Between 1959 and 1966, the late CBC Radio journalist Imbert Orchard travelled across British Columbia with recording engineer Ian Stephen interviewing nearly a thousand of the province?s pioneers. The resulting collection 2,700 hours of audiotapes describing both extraordinary events and everyday experiences is considered by historians to be one... more...

  • Cattle Campby Herb Wharton

    University of Queensland Press 2011; US$ 12.99

    A collection of stories told to the author by Aboriginal stockmen and women. Captures the life of the droving days when these people traveled huge distances on drives from North Queensland to Victoria and South Australia. Has a foreword by the author, maps and several photographs. Author's novel 'Unbranded' was highly commended in the David Unaipon... more...

  • Their Darkest Hourby Laurence Rees

    Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 14.38

    How could Nazi killers shoot Jewish women and children at close range? Why did Japanese soldiers rape and murder on such a horrendous scale? How was it possible to endure the torment of a Nazi concentration camp? Award-winning documentary maker and historian Laurence Rees has spent nearly 20 years wrestling with these questions in the... more...