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  • A Patriot's History of the United Statesby Larry Schweikart; Michael Patrick Allen

    Penguin Group US 2004; US$ 25.00

    For the past three decades, many history professors have allowed their biases to distort the way America?s past is taught. These intellectuals have searched for instances of racism, sexism, and bigotry in our history while downplaying the greatness of America?s patriots and the achievements of ?dead white men.” As a result, more emphasis is placed... 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...

  • Democracy in Americaby Alexis De Tocqueville; Henry Reeve

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 6.95

    Alexis de Tocqueville's Democracy in America (De la démocratie en Amérique) is a classic text detailing the United States of the 1830s, showing a primarily favorable view by Tocqueville as he compares it to his native France. Considered to be an important account of the U.S. democratic system, it has become a classic work in the fields... more...

  • Sleuthing the Alamoby James E. Crisp

    Oxford University Press, USA 2004; US$ 18.99

    In Sleuthing the Alamo, historian James E. Crisp draws back the curtain on years of mythmaking to reveal some surprising truths about the Texas Revolution--truths often obscured by both racism and "political correctness," as history has been hijacked by combatants in the culture wars of the past two centuries. Beginning with a very personal... more...

  • The Plantation Mistressby Catherine Clinton

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.00

    This pioneering study of the much-mythologized Southern belle offers the first serious look at the lives of white women and their harsh and restricted place in the slave society before the Civil War. Drawing on the diaries, letters, and memoirs of hundreds of planter wives and daughters, Clinton sets before us in vivid detail the daily life of the... more...

  • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegasby Hunter S. Thompson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 14.95

    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is the best chronicle of drug-soaked, addle-brained, rollicking good times ever committed to the printed page.  It is also the tale of a long weekend road trip that has gone down in the annals of American pop culture as one of the strangest journeys ever undertaken. Now this cult classic of gonzo journalism is a major... more...

  • My Lifeby Bill Clinton

    Random House 2010; US$ 23.18

    President Bill Clinton's My Life is the strikingly candid self-portrait of a world leader who decided in early life to devote his intellectual and political gifts, and his extraordinary capacity for hard work, to serving the people of America and the entire world population. It is the fullest, most concretely detailed, most nuanced account of a... more...

  • Radical Chic & Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchersby Tom Wolfe

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010; US$ 15.99

    The phrase radical chic was coined by Tom Wolfe in 1970 when Leonard Bernstein gave a party for the Black Panthers at his duplex apartment on Park Avenue. That incongrous scene is re-created here in high fidelity as is another meeting ground between militant minorities and the liberal white establishment. more...

  • Police in Urban America, 1860?1920by Eric H. Monkkonen

    Cambridge University Press 1981; US$ 34.00

    This book examines the rapid spread of uniformed police forces throughout late nineteenth-century urban America. more...

  • The Right Stuffby Tom Wolfe

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2008; US$ 17.99

    Millions of words have poured forth about man's trip to the moon, but until now few people have had a sense of the most engrossing side of the adventure; namely, what went on in the minds of the astronauts themselves - in space, on the moon, and even during certain odysseys on earth. It is this, the inner life of the astronauts, that Tom Wolfe describes... more...