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  • 1776by David McCullough

    Simon & Schuster 2005; US$ 18.00

    America?s beloved and distinguished historian presents, in a book of breathtaking excitement, drama, and narrative force, the stirring story of the year of our nation?s birth, 1776, interweaving, on both sides of the Atlantic, the actions and decisions that led Great Britain to undertake a war against her rebellious colonial subjects and that placed... more...

  • The People Speakby Howard Zinn

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 6.99

    To celebrate the millionth copy sold of Howard Zinn's great People's History of the United States , Zinn drew on the words of Americans -- some famous, some little known -- across the range of American history. These words were read by a remarkable cast at an event held at the 92nd Street YMHA in New York City that included James Earl Jones, Alice... more...

  • Pox Americanaby Elizabeth A. Fenn

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2002; US$ 17.99

    The astonishing, hitherto unknown truths about a disease that transformed the United States at its birth A horrifying epidemic of smallpox was sweeping across the Americas when the War of Independence began, and yet we know almost nothing about it. Elizabeth A. Fenn is the first historian to reveal how deeply variola affected the outcome of... more...

  • Escaping Salemby Richard Godbeer

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 12.99

    Tells the story of Kate Branch, a seventeen-year-old afflicted by strange visions and given to blood-chilling wails of pain and fright. Branch accused several women of bewitching her, two of whom were put on trial for witchcraft. This work takes us inside the courtroom - and inside the minds of the surprisingly skeptical Stamford town folk. more...

  • A People's History of the United Statesby Howard Zinn

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 14.99

    Spartacus and The Immigrants ?[It] should be required reading.? ?Eric Foner, New York Times Book Review Library Journal calls Howard Zinn?s iconic A People's History of the United States ?a brilliant and moving history of the American people from the point of view of those?whose plight has been largely omitted from most histories.? Packed with... more...

  • Undaunted Courageby Stephen E. Ambrose

    Simon & Schuster 2013; US$ 18.00

    From the bestselling author of Band of Brothers and D-Day , the definitive book on Lewis and Clark?s exploration of the Louisiana Purchase, the most momentous expedition in American history and one of the great adventure stories of all time. In 1803 President Thomas Jefferson selected his personal secretary, Captain Meriwether Lewis, to lead a... more...

  • Ponzi's Schemeby Mitchell Zuckoff

    Random House Publishing Group 2005; US$ 16.00

    You?ve heard of the scheme. Now comes the man behind it. In Mitchell Zuckoff's exhilarating book, the first nonfiction account of Charles Ponzi, we meet the charismatic rogue who launched the most famous and extraordinary scam in the annals of American finance. It was a time when anything seemed possible?instant wealth, glittering fame, fabulous... more...

  • Americaby George Brown Tindall; David E. Shi

    W. W. Norton & Company 2012; US$ 23.24

    A book students love, in a more concise format. more...

  • Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemingsby Annette Gordon-Reed

    University of Virginia Press 1998; US$ 18.95

    When Annette Gordon-Reed's groundbreaking study was first published, rumors of Thomas Jefferson's sexual involvement with his slave Sally Hemings had circulated for two centuries. Among all aspects of Jefferson's renowned life, it was perhaps the most hotly contested topic. The publication of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings intensified... more...

  • The Age of Great Dreamsby David Farber

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1994; US$ 18.99

    In this book, David Farber grounds our understanding of the extraordinary history of the 1960s by linking the events of that era to our country's grand projects of previous decades. Farber's important study, based on years of research in archives and oral histories as well as in historical literature, explores Vietnam, the Civil Rights Act, the War... more...