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  • 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...

  • The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglassby Frederick Douglass

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 6.99

    Frederick Douglass was an ex-slave and a great orator in early 19th-century USA. His autobiography details his experiences as a slave and is considered the most famous such work, though many similar were written by his contemporaries. This work also influenced and fueled the abolitionist movement, in which Douglass was an important figure. 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...

  • 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...

  • Vergelding, waarheidsvinding, verzoeningby M.M. Dolman

    Amsterdam University Press 2005; US$ 13.50

    Hoe kan de internationale gemeenschap adequaat reageren op genocide, misdaden tegen de menselijkheid en oorlogsmisdrijven? Soms wordt in twijfel getrokken of het (internationale) strafrecht het meest geschikte instrument is om belangrijke doeleinden als waarheidsvinding en verzoening te verwezenlijken. De internationale strafrechtspleging ondervindt... 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...

  • Colin Powellby Christopher D. O'Sullivan

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2009; US$ 16.99

    In this exploration of Colin Powell's career and character, Christopher D. O' Sullivan reveals several broad themes crucial to American foreign policy and yields insights into the evolution of American foreign and defense policy in the post-Vietnam, post-Cold War eras. In addition, O'Sullivan explores the conflicts and debates between different foreign... more...

  • A Fiery Peace in a Cold Warby Neil Sheehan

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.95

    From Neil Sheehan, author of the Pulitzer Prize?winning classic A Bright Shining Lie, comes this long-awaited, magnificent epic. Here is the never-before-told story of the nuclear arms race that changed history?and of the visionary American Air Force officer Bernard Schriever, who led the high-stakes effort. A Fiery Peace in a Cold War is a masterly... more...

  • American Popby Bob Batchelor

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 525.00

    Pop culture is the heart and soul of America, a unifying bridge across time bringing together generations of diverse backgrounds. Whether looking at the bright lights of the Jazz Age in the 1920s, the sexual and the rock-n-roll revolution of the 1960s, or the thriving social networking websites of today, each period in America's cultural history... more...