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- Hodder & Stoughton 2015; Not Available
In this fascinating historical and cultural biography, writer and broadcaster Peter Stanford deconstructs that most vilified of Bible characters: Judas Iscariot, who famously betrayed Jesus with a kiss. Beginning with the gospel accounts, Peter explores two thousand years of cultural and theological history to investigate how the very name Judas came... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1997; US$ 16.99
Winner of Best Manuscript Award from the New York State Historical Association Artificial River reveals the human dimension of the story of the Erie Canal. Carol Sheriff's extensive, innovative archival research shows the varied responses of ordinary people-farmers, businessmen, government officials, tourists, workers-to this major environmental,... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2012; US$ 16.95
If you enjoyed the chilling reading of In Cold Blood and were at the edge of your seat while watching Oliver Stone?s JFK , you?ll love this investigative look into all the facets of one of the top conspiracies of the twentieth century and beyond. DiEugenio, who has spent decades researching the Kennedy assassination, takes both... more...
- Open Road Media 2013; US$ 14.99
The definitive work on the murder of Dallas patrolman J. D. Tippit?killed forty-five minutes after President Kennedy?and its far-reaching implications for the JFK assassination and aftermath Although considered the Rosetta stone of the case against Lee Harvey Oswald, the murder of Dallas police officer J. D. Tippit?killed less than an hour after... more...
- Verso Books 2011; US$ 19.95
?Of all the giant slayers now afoot in the great American desert, John Nichols?s sword is the sharpest.??Gore Vidal ?The Tom Paine ... of our time.??Bill Moyers ?Of all the giant slayers now afoot in the great American desert, John Nichols?s sword is the sharpest, his footwork the most graceful, his brain the most cunning.??Gore Vidal, author of... more...
- RosettaBooks 2013; US$ 9.99
In 1947, a young William Manchester--the man who would later become a celebrated biographer, historian, and novelist--was working as a reporter for The Baltimore Sun. It was there that he met fellow journalist H.L. Mencken, the influential writer and cofounder of the magazines The American Mercury and The Smart Set. While attending the University... more...
- Gallery Books 2015; US$ 24.99
What if the place you called ?home? happened to be a funeral home? Kate Mayfield explores what it meant to be the daughter of a small-town undertaker in this fascinating memoir evocative of Six Feet Under and The Help , with a hint of Mary Roach?s Stiff . The first time I touched a dead person, I was too short to reach into the casket, so my... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2003; US$ 18.00
Hillary Rodham Clinton is known to hundreds of millions of people around the world. Yet few beyond her close friends and family have ever heard her account of her extraordinary journey. She writes with candor, humor and passion about her upbringing in suburban, middle-class America in the 1950s and her transformation from Goldwater Girl to student... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 18.00
Barbara W. Tuchman, the Pulitzer Prize?winning author of the classic The Guns of August, turns her sights homeward with this brilliant, insightful narrative of the Revolutionary War. In The First Salute, one of America?s consummate historians crafts a rigorously original view of the American Revolution. Barbara W. Tuchman places the Revolution... more...
- New York Review Books 2012; US$ 15.95
1968. The Vietnam War was raging. President Lyndon Johnson, facing a challenge in his own Democratic Party from the maverick antiwar candidate Eugene McCarthy, announced that he would not seek a second term. In April, Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated and riots broke out in inner cities throughout America. Bobby Kennedy was killed after ... more...