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  • To the Farewell Addressby Felix Gilbert

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 27.95

    Washington's Farewell Address comprises various aspects of American political thinking. It reaches beyond any period limited in time and reveals the basic issue of the American attitude toward foreign policy: the tension between Idealism and Realism. Settled by men who looked for gain and by men who sought freedom, born into independence in a century... more...

  • Franklin Delano Rooseveltby Alan Brinkley

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 9.99

    "No president since the founders has done more to shape the character of American government," notes Alan Brinkley in this magnificent biography of America's thirty-second president. "And no president since Lincoln has served through darker or more difficult times. Roosevelt thrived in crisis. It brought out his greatness, and his... more...

  • Our Man in Tehranby Robert Wright

    HarperCollins Canada 2010; US$ 15.99

    The world watched with fear in November 1979, when Iranian students infiltrated and occupied the American embassy in Tehran. As the city exploded in a fury of revolution, few knew about the six American embassy staff who escaped into hiding. For three months, Ken Taylor, the Canadian ambassador to Iranóalong with his wife and embassy staffersóconcealed... more...

  • Framing Celebrityby Su Holmes; Sean Redmond

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 41.95

    Celebrity culture has a pervasive presence in our everyday lives ? perhaps more so than ever before. It shapes not simply the production and consumption of media content but also the social values through which we experience the world. This collection analyses this phenomenon, bringing together essays which explore celebrity across a range of media,... more...

  • Celebrity and Powerby P. David Marshall

    University of Minnesota Press 2014; US$ 26.00

    Simultaneously celebrated and denigrated, celebrities represent not only the embodiment of success, but also the ultimate construction of false value. Celebrity and Power questions the impulse to become embroiled with the construction and collapse of the famous, exploring the concept of the new public intimacy : a product of social media in which... more...

  • Mary Lincolnby Stacy Pratt McDermott

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 34.95

    One of America?s most compelling First Ladies, Mary Lincoln possessed a unique vantage point on the events of her time, even as her experiences of the constraints of gender roles and the upheaval of the Civil War reflected those of many other women. The story of her life presents a microcosm through which we can understand the complex and dramatic... more...

  • John Adamsby David McCullough

    Simon & Schuster 2001; US$ 20.00

    The Pulitzer Prize?winning, bestselling biography of America?s founding father and second president that was the basis for the acclaimed HBO series, brilliantly told by master historian David McCullough. In this powerful, epic biography, David McCullough unfolds the adventurous life journey of John Adams, the brilliant, fiercely independent, often... more...

  • The Long, Bitter Trailby Anthony Wallace

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 14.99

    Anthony F.C. Wallace is a professor of history and anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of many books, including Rockdale , which won the Bancroft Prize in 1978. He lives in Pennsylvania. more...

  • The Age of the Unthinkableby Joshua Cooper Ramo

    Little, Brown and Company 2009; US$ 9.99

    Today the very ideas that made America great imperil its future. Our plans go awry and policies fail. History's grandest war against terrorism creates more terrorists. Global capitalism, intended to improve lives, increases the gap between rich and poor. Decisions made to stem a financial crisis guarantee its worsening. Environmental strategies to... more...

  • Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girlby Harriet Jacobs; Nell Irvin Painter

    Penguin Publishing Group 2000; US$ 15.00

    A haunting, evocative recounting of her life as a slave in North Carolina and of her final escape and emancipation, Harriet Jacobs's classic narrative, written between 1853 and 1858 and published pseduonymously in 1861, tells firsthand of the horrors inflicted on slaves. In writing this extraordinary memoir, which culminates in the seven years she... more...