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  • China Menby Maxine Hong Kingston

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.95

    The author chronicles the lives of three generations of Chinese men in America, woven from memory, myth and fact. Here's a storyteller's tale of what they endured in a strange new land. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • Midnight Risingby Tony Horwitz

    Henry Holt and Co. 2011; US$ 12.60

    A New York Times Notable Book for 2011 A Library Journal Top Ten Best Books of 2011 A Boston Globe Best Nonfiction Book of 2011 Bestselling author Tony Horwitz tells the electrifying tale of the daring insurrection that put America on the path to bloody war Plotted in secret, launched in the dark, John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry... more...

  • The Whites of Their Eyesby Jill Lepore

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 16.95 US$ 15.42

    Americans have always put the past to political ends. The Union laid claim to the Revolution--so did the Confederacy. Civil rights leaders said they were the true sons of liberty--so did Southern segregationists. This book tells the story of the centuries-long struggle over the meaning of the nation's founding, including the battle waged by the Tea... more...

  • The Organic Machineby Richard White

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 12.70

    The Hill and Wang Critical Issues Series: concise, affordable works on pivotal topics in American history, society, and politics. In this pioneering study, White explores the relationship between the natural history of the Columbia River and the human history of the Pacific Northwest for both whites and Native Americans. He concentrates on what... more...

  • Dam Bustersby James Holland

    Transworld 2012; US$ 14.09

    The night of May 16th, 1943. Nineteen specially adapted Lancaster bombers take off from RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire, each with a huge 9,000lb cylindrical bomb strapped underneath it. Their mission: to destroy three dams deep within the German heartland, which provide the lifeblood to the industries supplying the Third Reich's war machine. From the... more...

  • The Whiskey Rebellionby Thomas P. Slaughter

    Oxford University Press 1988; US$ 12.99

    Recapturing the historical drama and significance of the Whiskey Rebellion--the first large-scale resistance to a law of the U.S. government under the Constitution--Slaughter assesses this tax rebellion among frontier farmers in 1794 in relation to interregional tensions, republican ideology, and the social and political conflict of the 1780s and '90s. more...

  • Act of Congressby Robert G. Kaiser

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 16.95

    A Washington Post Notable Book An eye-opening account of how Congress today really works—and how it doesn’t—  Act of Congress focuses on two of the major players behind the sweeping financial reform bill enacted in response to the Great Crash of 2008: colorful, wisecracking congressman Barney Frank, and careful, insightful senator Christopher... more...

  • Death in the Balticby Cathryn J. Prince

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 6.79

    The worst maritime disaster ever occurred during World War II, when more than 9,000 German civilians drowned. It went unreported. January 1945: The outcome of World War II has been determined. The Third Reich is in free fall as the Russians close in from the east. Berlin plans an eleventh-hour exodus for the German civilians trapped in the Red Army's... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of the History of Nationalismby John Breuilly

    OUP Oxford 2013; US$ 49.99

    Thirty-six essays by a team of leading scholars providing a global coverage of the history of nationalism in its different aspects - its ideas, its sentiments, and its politics. more...

  • Acts of Godby Ted Steinberg

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 18.99

    In this eye-opening volumn, eminent environmental historian Ted Steinberg explains how much of the death and destruction caused by "natural" disasters has been well within the realm of human control. Steinberg exposes the fallacy of seeings such calamities as simply random events, showing how the decisions of business leaders and government officials... more...