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- New Press, The 2014; US$ 16.95
First published ten years ago, award-winning historian Ray Raphael?s Founding Myths has since established itself as a landmark of historical myth-busting. With Raphael?s trademark wit and flair, Founding Myths exposed the errors and inventions in America?s most cherished tales, from Paul Revere?s famous ride to Patrick Henry?s ?Liberty or Death?... more...
- Limmat Verlag 2014; US$ 19.99
15 portraits of Swiss women who immigrated to the United States in the 20th century. They hailed from different Swiss cantons, came from varied familial and occupational backgrounds, and are living in different states of the USA, while two of them have returned to Switzerland. They tell of their varied experiences at home and abroad, of joys and crises,... more...
- Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 26.91
Seit der Unabhängigkeit Namibias 1990 ist die Landfrage ein viel diskutiertes Thema. "Armutsbekämpfung" lautet die offizielle Begründung für die Umverteilung von Farmland in den kommerziellen Gebieten. Um die Bekämpfung von Armut geht es dabei jedoch überhaupt nicht, weist Malte Thran nach. Vielmehr wird von der namibischen Politik die Herstellung... more...
- Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2013; US$ 62.06
Hauptbeschreibung Wie konnte es im kommunistisch geprägten Ostmitteleuropa während der Epoche des Kalten Krieges eine linke Dissidenz geben? Woraus entwickelte sie sich, welchen Wertvorstellungen folgte sie und über welche Organisationsmuster verfügte sie? Während zum wirtschaftlichen und politischen Niedergang der kommunistischen Systeme mittlerweile... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 33.99
In America's Search for Security , Sean Kay surveys major historical trends in American foreign policy and provides a new context for thinking about America?s rise to power from the founding period through the end of the Cold War. It details the post-Cold War rise of idealist foreign policy goals and the costs of abandoning realist roots, analyzing... more...
- The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99
The 26th president of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt was a quintessential American whose bold personality shines through in every line of this deeply engaging memoir. In addition to detailing his contributions in Washington, D.C., the autobiography lavishes attention on the outdoor exploits and early conservation efforts that were among Roosevelt's... more...
- The Floating Press 2014; US$ 4.99
The frontier has always been a quintessential part of what makes America unique, and according to renowned historian Frederick Jackson Turner, it did more than stoke the imaginations of early pioneers -- it actually helped to shape American democracy and institutions. This engaging volume explains and expands on Turner's Frontier Thesis, one of... more...
- The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99
Henry Bibb was born in Kentucky in 1815 to an enslaved mother, and it was rumored that his father was the white Kentucky state senator James Bibb. When he was in his late 20s, Henry Bibb managed to make his way to Detroit, and from there, he slipped over the border to Canada, where he settled and founded an anti-slavery publication. In this compelling... more...