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- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007; US$ 20.99
Succinct, with a brace of original documents following each chapter, Christopher J. Olsen's The American Civil War is the ideal introduction to American history's most famous, and infamous, chapter. Covering events from 1850 and the mounting political pressures to split the Union into opposing sections, through the four years of bloodshed and waning... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2012; US$ 22.00
Twenty-five years after its initial publication, The Making of the Atomic Bomb remains the definitive history of nuclear weapons and the Manhattan Project. From the turn-of-the-century discovery of nuclear energy to the dropping of the first bombs on Japan, Richard Rhodes?s Pulitzer Prize-winning book details the science, the people, and the socio-political... more...
- Random House 2011; US$ 15.50
In the middle of Europe, in the middle of the twentieth century, the Nazi and Soviet regimes murdered fourteen million people in the bloodlands between Berlin and Moscow. In a twelve-year-period, in these killing fields - today's Ukraine, Belarus, Poland, Western Russia and the eastern Baltic coast - an average of more than one million citizens were... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.95
At the dawn of the twentieth century, a great confidence suffused America. Isaac Cline was one of the era's new men, a scientist who believed he knew all there was to know about the motion of clouds and the behavior of storms. The idea that a hurricane could damage the city of Galveston, Texas, where he was based, was to him preposterous, "an absurd... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 32.00 US$ 26.24
Written by two expert and highly esteemed authors, this is the much-anticipated textbook on the early modern history of Southeast Asia. more...
- Crown/Archetype 2016; US$ 28.00
A riveting, panoramic look at ?homegrown? Islamist terrorism from 9/11 to the present Since 9/11, more than three hundred Americans?born and raised in Minnesota, Alabama, New Jersey, and elsewhere?have been indicted or convicted of terrorism charges. Some have taken the fight abroad: an American was among those who planned the attacks in Mumbai,... more...
- University of California Press 2002; US$ 34.95 US$ 27.96
From Sacagawea's travels with Lewis and Clark to rock groupie Pamela Des Barres's California trips, women have moved across the American West with profound consequences for the people and places they encounter. Virginia Scharff revisits a grand theme of United States history?our restless, relentless westward movement--but sets out in new directions,... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2006; US$ 21.00
Winner of the Lincoln Prize Acclaimed historian Doris Kearns Goodwin illuminates Lincoln's political genius in this highly original work, as the one-term congressman and prairie lawyer rises from obscurity to prevail over three gifted rivals of national reputation to become president. On May 18, 1860, William H. Seward, Salmon P. Chase, Edward... more...