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  • The Gay Revolutionby Lillian Faderman

    Simon & Schuster 2015; US$ 35.00 US$ 24.50

    ?The most comprehensive history to date of America?s gay-rights movement.? ? The Economist The sweeping story of the modern struggle for gay, lesbian, and trans rights?from the 1950s to the present?based on amazing interviews with politicians, military figures, legal activists, and members of the entire LGBT community who face these challenges... more...

  • 1944by Jay Winik

    Simon & Schuster 2015; US$ 35.00 US$ 24.50

    New York Times bestselling author Jay Winik brings to life in gripping detail the year 1944, which determined the outcome of World War II and put more pressure than any other on an ailing yet determined President Roosevelt. It was not inevitable that World War II would end as it did, or that it would even end well. 1944 was a year that could have... more...

  • Life of Sitting Bull and History of the Indian Warby W. Fletcher Johnson

    Digital Scanning, Inc. 2000; US$ 4.95

    A historic account of the life and death of the great medicine man and chief, Sitting Bull, this book tells not only the story of a single leader, but of the entire Sioux Nation and also of the Indian War of 1890-91. Known as the greatest of all the Indians, the Sioux were the bravest in war, the wisest in peace, the most powerful in body, and the... more...

  • The Victorsby Stephen E. Ambrose

    Simon & Schuster 1999; US$ 18.00

    From America?s preeminent military historian, Stephen E. Ambrose, comes the definitive telling of the war in Europe, from D-Day, June 6, 1944, to the end, eleven months later, on May 7, 1945. This authoritative narrative account is drawn by the author himself from his five acclaimed books about that conflict, most particularly from the definitive... more...

  • Benjamin Franklinby Edwin S. Gaustad

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 5.99

    Born into the family of a Boston candlemaker, Benjamin Franklin turned the lessons of his humble beginning into seasoned wisdom that helped found a new nation. This biography takes his point of departure on the question of whether young people should adopt the model of this American character or whether the heroic image needs to be tempered. more...

  • The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglassby Frederick Douglass

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 6.99

    Frederick Douglass was an ex-slave and a great orator in early 19th-century USA. His autobiography details his experiences as a slave and is considered the most famous such work, though many similar were written by his contemporaries. This work also influenced and fueled the abolitionist movement, in which Douglass was an important figure. more...

  • Californiaby Kevin Starr

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 17.00

    California has always been our Shangri-la?the promised land of countless pilgrims in search of the American Dream. Now the Golden State?s premier historian, Kevin Starr, distills the entire sweep of California?s history into one splendid volume. From the age of exploration to the age of Arnold, this is the story of a place at once quintessentially... more...

  • The Renaissanceby Paul Johnson

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    The Renaissance holds an undying place in the human imagination, and its great heroes remain our own, from Michelangelo and Leonardo to Dante and Montaigne. This period of profound evolution in European thought is credited with transforming the West from medieval to modern; reviving the city as the center of human activity and the acme of civilization;... more...

  • Patriotsby Christian G. Appy

    Penguin Publishing Group 2004; US$ 20.00

    Christian G. Appy?s monumental oral history of the Vietnam War is the first work to probe the war?s path through both the United States and Vietnam. These vivid testimonies of 135 men and women span the entire history of the Vietnam conflict, from its murky origins in the 1940s to the chaotic fall of Saigon in 1975. Sometimes detached and reflective,... more...

  • The Fourth Turningby William Strauss; Neil Howe

    Crown/Archetype 2009; US$ 17.99

    William Strauss and Neil Howe, the authors of Generations: The History of America's Future and 13th-GEN, write and lecture frequently on generational issues.  Strauss is the cofounder and director of the Capitol Steps, a political cabaret.  Howe, a historian and economist, is a senior advisor for the Concord Coalition.  They both live in the Washington,... more...