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  • The Korean Warby Bruce Cumings

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 13.98

    A BRACING ACCOUNT OF A WAR THAT IS EITHER MISUNDERSTOOD, FORGOTTEN, OR WILLFULLY IGNORED.   For Americans, it was a discrete conflict lasting from 1950 to 1953. But for the Asian world the Korean War was a generations-long struggle that still haunts contemporary events. With access to new evidence and secret materials from both here and abroad, including... more...

  • Unbrokenby Laura Hillenbrand

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 9.89

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE •  Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more. In boyhood, Louis Zamperini was an incorrigible delinquent. As a teenager, he channeled his defiance into running, discovering a prodigious talent that had carried him to the Berlin... 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...

  • The Struggle for Black Equalityby Harvard Sitkoff; John Hope Franklin

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2008; US$ 11.20

    The Struggle for Black Equality is a dramatic, memorable history of the civil rights movement. Harvard Sitkoff offers both a brilliant interpretation of the personalities and dynamics of civil rights organizations and a compelling analysis of the continuing problems plaguing many African Americans. With a new foreword and afterword, and an up-to-date... more...

  • Becoming Mexican Americanby George J. Sanchez

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 12.99

    By focusing on Mexican immigrants to Los Angeles from 1900 to 1945, George J. Sanchez sheds light on the process by which temporary sojourners evolved into permanent residents, laying the foundation for a new Mexican-American culture. Analyzing not only government programs aimed at these newcomers, but also the world created by these immigrants through... more...

  • Force Recon Commandby Alex Lee

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 7.99

    THE A SHAU VALLEYWHERE THE NVA WAS KING . . . In order to prevent surprise attacks on U.S. forces as they were pulling out of Vietnam, someone had to be able to pinpoint the NVA's movements. That dangerous job was the assignment of then-major Alex Lee and the Marines of the 3rd Force Reconnaissance Company when he assumed command in late 1969. They... more...

  • Making Sense of the Troublesby David McKittrick; David McVea

    Penguin Books Ltd 2001; US$ 21.14

    COMPLETELY REVISED AND UPDATED EDITION Making Sense of the Troubles is David McKittrick and David McVea's classic history of the Troubles, now completely revised and updated. First published ten years ago, Making Sense of the Troubles is widely regarded as the most 'comprehensive, considered and compassionate' ( Irish Times) history... more...

  • The Penguin History of the Twentieth Centuryby J M Roberts

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; US$ 23.96

    This dazzling overview of a turbulent century explores both dramatic events and underlying trends. Despite a terrible two-stage 'European civil war' and the traumatic rise and fall of communism, wealth has increased dramatically alongside a four-fold leap in population, women's lives have been transformed, America has assumed undisputed political and... more...

  • Prostitution and Victorian Societyby Judith R. Walkowitz

    Cambridge University Press 1982; US$ 46.00

    A study of alliances between prostitutes and femminists and their clashes with medical authorities and police. more...

  • Statesmanship, Character, and Leadership in Americaby Terry Newell

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 32.00

    Newell examines noted Americans at seven critical turning points in American history to look at what it takes to be a statesman.Through a powerful speech and the events preceding and following it, they show us how they grappled with conflicting values, varying demands, and the uncertainties of trying to forge a good society. more...