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- I.B.Tauris 2013; US$ 25.00
The American war against British imperial rule (1775-1783) was the world?s first great popular revolution. Ideologically defined by the colonists? formal Declaration of Independence in 1776, the struggle has taken on something a mythic character, especially in the United States. From the Boston Tea Party to Paul Revere?s ride to raise the countryside... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2002; US$ 18.00
David Halberstam?s masterpiece, the defining history of the making of the Vietnam tragedy, with a new Foreword by Senator John McCain. Using portraits of America?s flawed policy makers and accounts of the forces that drove them, The Best and the Brightest reckons magnificently with the most important abiding question of our country?s recent history:... more...
- Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 18.99
Presented in a narrative format, this book tells the story of the Thomas-Rapier family of Nashville. It follows Sally Thomas and her sons James, Henry, and John to analyze the complex and ambiguous nature of slavery and freedom in the Old South. more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 22.00
Robert A. Caro's life of Lyndon Johnson, which began with the greatly acclaimed The Path to Power, also winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, continues -- one of the richest, most intensive and most revealing examinations ever undertaken of an American President. In Means of Ascent the Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer/historian, chronicler... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 1997; US$ 17.99
General John A. Wickham, commander of the famous 101st Airborne Division in the 1970s and subsequently Army Chief of Staff, once visited Antietam battlefield. Gazing at Bloody Lane where, in 1862, several Union assaults were brutally repulsed before they finally broke through, he marveled, "You couldn't get American soldiers today to make... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.95
Rosa Parks was often described as a sweet and reticent elderly woman whose tired feet caused her to defy segregation on Montgomery?s city buses, and whose supposedly solitary, spontaneous act sparked the 1955 bus boycott that gave birth to the civil rights movement. The truth of who Rosa Parks was and what really lay beneath the 1955 boycott is far... more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2010; US$ 18.00
- Washington Post "Remarkable...a well-researched, vivid retelling of the 1964 civil rights crusade to put Mississippi's 200,000 disenfranchised blacks on the voting rolls...[an] important book." - San Francisco Chronicle "Elegantly written...A fascinating look at ordinary people at their best and worst...Riveting." - Richmond Times-Dispatch... more...
- Crown/Archetype 2011; US$ 16.00
Erik Larson, New York Times bestselling author of Devil in the White City, delivers a remarkable story set during Hitler?s rise to power. The time is 1933, the place, Berlin, when William E. Dodd becomes America?s first ambassador to Hitler?s Nazi Germany in a year that proved to be a turning point in history. A mild-mannered professor... more...