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  • That Used to Be Usby Thomas L. Friedman; Michael Mandelbaum

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 16.99

    1. The authors begin with recollections of their youth, capturing the economic and political climate of the 1950s and '60s. What does "that used to be us" look like in your family's memories? 2. The book's title comes from remarks President Obama delivered at the time of the 2010 midterm elections, when Republican victories changed the balance of... more...

  • A World Made Newby Mary Ann Glendon

    Random House Publishing Group 2001; US$ 15.95

    A World Made New tells the dramatic story of the struggle to build, out of the trauma and wreckage of World War II, a document that would ensure it would never happen again. There was an almost religious intensity to the project, championed by Eleanor Roosevelt under the aegis of the newly formed United nations and brought into being by an extraordinary... more...

  • Anne Orthwood's Bastardby John Ruston Pagan

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 18.99

    In 1663, an indentured servant, Anne Orthwood, was impregnated with twins in a tavern in Northampton County, Virginia. Orthwood died soon after giving birth; one of the twins, Jasper, survived. Orthwood's illegitimate pregnancy sparked four related cases that came before the Northampton magistrates -- who coincidentally held court in the same tavern... more...

  • Lenin and the Problem of Marxist Peasant Revolutionby Esther Kingston-Mann

    Oxford University Press 1983; US$ 13.99

    Examines the evolution of Lenin's thinking on the place of the Russian peasant in theory and in the potential reality of Marxist revolution. more...

  • The Big Oysterby Mark Kurlansky

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    Before New York City was the Big Apple, it could have been called the Big Oyster. Now award-winning author Mark Kurlansky tells the remarkable story of New York by following the trajectory of one of its most fascinating inhabitants?the oyster, whose influence on the great metropolis remains unparalleled. For centuries New York was famous for its oysters,... more...

  • The African American Urban Experienceby Joe Trotter; Earl Lewis; Tera Hunter

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 45.00

    A groundbreaking, interdisciplinary anthology that explores the relationship between urban history and African-American studies. more...

  • Columbineby Dave Cullen

    Grand Central Publishing 2009; US$ 9.99

    On April 20, 1999, two boys left an indelible stamp on the American psyche. Their goal was simple: to blow up their school, Oklahoma-City style, and to leave "a lasting impression on the world." Their bombs failed, but the ensuing shooting defined a new era of school violence-irrevocably branding every subsequent shooting "another Columbine." When... more...

  • Shadows in the Jungleby Larry Alexander

    Penguin Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00

    A new account of World War II heroism from the national bestselling author of Biggest Brother . Determined to retake the Philippines ever since his ignominious flight from the islands in 1942, General Douglas MacArthur organized a first- rate intelligence-gathering unit. They were called the Alamo Scouts. Larry Alexander follows the men who... more...

  • America Dividedby Maurice Isserman; Michael Kazin

    Oxford University Press, USA 1999; US$ 24.99

    In America Divided, Maurice Isserman and Michael Kazin provide the definitive history of the 1960s, in a book that tells a compelling tale filled with fresh and persuasive insights. Ranging from the 1950s right up to the debacle of Watergate, Isserman (a noted historian of the Left) and Kazin (a leading specialist in populist movements) not only recount... more...

  • My Bondage and My Freedomby Frederick Douglass; John David Smith

    Penguin Publishing Group 2003; US$ 15.00

    My Bondage and My Freedom ,? writes John Stauffer in his Foreword, ?[is] a deep meditation on the meaning of slavery, race, and freedom, and on the power of faith and literacy, as well as a portrait of an individual and a nation a few years before the Civil War.? As his narrative unfolds, Frederick Douglass?abolitionist, journalist, orator, and one... more...