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  • Common Senseby Thomas Paine

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 3.99

    When Thomas Paine first anonymously published his series of pamphlets titles Common Sense they became an overnight success. First released in 1776 at the height of the American Revolution the treatise denounced British rule and is thought to have been so popular as to have influenced the path of the revolution itself. In the words of Historian Gordon... more...

  • Florida and the Mariel Boatlift of 1980by Kathleen Dupes Hawk; Ron Villella; Adolfo Leyva de Varona; Kristen Cifers; Bob Graham

    University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    The 1980 Mariel Boatlift was a profound episode in twentieth-century American history, impacting not just Florida, but the entire country. During the first twenty days of the boatlift, with little support from the federal government, the state of Florida coordinated and responded to the sudden arrival in Key West of more than thirty thousand Cuban... more...

  • The Kennedys at Warby Edward J. Jr Renehan

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2002; US$ 27.50

    A dramatic, fascinating?and revisionist?narrative detailing how America?s first family was changed utterly during World War II. First-rate history grounded in scholarship and brought to life by a critically acclaimed author. From breathless hagiographies to scandal-mongering exposÚs, no family has generated more bestselling books than the Kennedys.... more...

  • Personal Memoirsby Ulysses S. Grant

    Random House Publishing Group 2000; US$ 16.00

    Mark Twain had known many of the great men of the Civil War and the Gilded Age, and esteemed none more highly than Ulysses S. Grant, who was modest, sensitive, generous, honest, and superlatively intelligent. Grant's courage, both moral and physical, was a matter of record. His genius as a general assured his immortality. In 1881, Twain urged Grant... more...

  • Beyond the Waveby Trisha Broadbridge; Jon Carnegie

    Allen & Unwin 2005; US$ 24.50

    A poignant and inspirational story that personalised the overwhelming devastation of the tsunami for all Australians. more...

  • The Fourth Powerby Gary Hart

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 18.99

    Today, even as it asserts itself globally, America lacks a grand strategy to replace the Cold War's 'containment of communism'. In this volume, Gary Hart, until recently co-chair of the US Commission on National Security in the 21st Century, outlines a new principled approach, based on the power of American ideals, its 'fourth power'. more...

  • Eagles and Empireby David A. Clary

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 30.00

    A war that started under questionable pretexts. A president who is convinced of his country?s might and right. A military and political stalemate with United States troops occupying a foreign land against a stubborn and deadly insurgency. The time is the 1840s. The enemy is Mexico. And the war is one of the least known and most important in both... more...

  • The Age of Goldby H.W. Brands

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 19.95

    ?I have found it.? These words, uttered by the man who first discovered gold on the American River in 1848, triggered the most astonishing mass movement of peoples since the Crusades. California?s gold drew fortune-seekers from the ends of the earth. It accelerated America?s imperial expansion and exacerbated the tensions that exploded in the Civil... more...

  • Contemporary Americaby Rodney P. Carlisle

    Infobase Publishing 2009; US$ 60.00

    Changing International affairs and the forces of technological innovation shaped the lives of Americans in the last decades of the 20th century. While the end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union gave rise to hopes of peaceful international relations, the Gulf War and the attacks of September 11, 2001 on the World Trade Center in New... more...

  • The Great Depression and World War IIby Rodney P. Carlisle

    Infobase Publishing 2009; US$ 60.00

    Two major historical events dominated the period from 1929 to 1949: the Great Depression and World War II. When the stock market crashed in October of 1929, economic hardship struck many American citizens. Over the next 10 years the economy fell into a deep depression, alleviated only by vast government expenditures on wartime materials manufactured... more...