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  • Why We Can't Waitby Martin Luther Dr Jr King

    Beacon Press 2011; US$ 15.99

    Dr. King?s best-selling account of the civil rights movement in Birmingham during the spring and summer of 1963   In 1963, Birmingham, Alabama, was perhaps the most racially segregated city in the United States, but the campaign launched by Fred Shuttlesworth, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and others demonstrated to the world the power of nonviolent... more...

  • The Buffalo Creek Disasterby Gerald M. Stern

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 14.95

    One Saturday morning in February 1972, an impoundment dam owned by the Pittston Coal Company burst, sending a 130 million gallon, 25 foot tidal wave of water, sludge, and debris crashing into southern West Virginia's Buffalo Creek hollow. It was one of the deadliest floods in U.S. history. 125 people were killed instantly, more than 1,000 were injured,... more...

  • City Lightsby Dan Barry

    St. Martin's Press 2009; US$ 23.99

    With a poet's clear eye and a journalist's curiosity about how a city works, Dan Barry shows us New York as no other writer has seen it. Evocative, intimate, piercing, and often funny, the essays in City Lights capture everyday life in the city at its most ordinary and extraordinary. Wandering the city as a columnist for The New York Times , Barry... more...

  • The Presidents Clubby Nancy Gibbs; Michael Duffy

    Simon & Schuster 2012; US$ 18.00

    The Presidents Club, established at Dwight Eisenhower?s inauguration by Harry Truman and Herbert Hoover, is a complicated place: its members are bound forever by the experience of the Oval Office and yet are eternal rivals for history?s favor. Among their secrets: How Jack Kennedy tried to blame Ike for the Bay of Pigs. How Ike quietly helped Reagan... more...

  • American Sniperby Chris Kyle; Scott McEwen; Jim DeFelice

    HarperCollins 2012; US$ 7.49

    The #1 New York Times bestselling memoir of U.S. Navy Seal Chris Kyle, and the source for Clint Eastwood?s blockbuster movie which was nominated for six academy awards, including best picture. From 1999 to 2009, U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle recorded the most career sniper kills in United States military history. His fellow American warriors, whom... more...

  • The Origins of Nationalismby Caspar Hirschi

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 24.00 US$ 19.68

    This wide-ranging study offers a new interpretation of nationalism and the formation of European nations. more...

  • The X-15 Rocket Planeby Michelle L. Evans; Joe H. Engle

    UNP - Nebraska 2013; US$ 36.95

    With the Soviet Union?s launch of the first Sputnik satellite in 1957, the Cold War soared to new heights as Americans feared losing the race into space. The X-15 Rocket Plane tells the enthralling yet little-known story of the hypersonic X-15, the winged rocket ship that met this challenge and opened the way into human-controlled spaceflight. ... more...

  • When We Were the Kennedysby Monica Wood

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2012; US$ 14.95

    Monica Wood's moving memoir of the season in 1963 Mexico, Maine, as she, her mother, and her three sisters healed after the loss of their mill-worker father and then the nation's loss of its handsome young Catholic president. more...

  • Making a New Dealby Lizabeth Cohen

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 16.00 US$ 13.12

    This book examines how ordinary factory workers became unionists and national political participants by the mid-1930s. more...

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

    Pan Macmillan 2014; US$ 4.34

    A classic since its original landmark publication in 1980, Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States is the first scholarly work to tell America's story from the bottom up-from the point of view of, and in the words of, America's women, factory workers, African Americans, Native Americans, working poor, and immigrant labourers. From Columbus... more...