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  • Blockade Runners of the Confederacyby Hamilton Cochran; Robert M. Browning Jr.

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 34.95

    Within four weeks of the fall of Fort Sumter, President Abraham Lincoln had declared a blockade of over four thousand miles of Confederate coastline, from Cape Henry in Virginia to the Mexican border. In response, professional runners, lured by both profits and patriotism, built faster, sleeker, low-profile ships and piloted them through the ever-thickening... 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$ 25.99

    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...