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  • Between Citizens and the Stateby Christopher P. Loss

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 27.95

    This book tracks the dramatic outcomes of the federal government's growing involvement in higher education between World War I and the 1970s, and the conservative backlash against that involvement from the 1980s onward. Using cutting-edge analysis, Christopher Loss recovers higher education's central importance to the larger social and political history... more...

  • Hiroshima Nagasakiby Paul Ham

    Transworld 2012; US$ 15.50

    Japan 1945. In one of the defining moments of the twentieth century, more than 100,000 people were killed instantly by two atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki by US Air Force B29s. Hundreds of thousands more succumbed to their horrific injuries, or slowly perished of radiation-related sickness. Hiroshima Nagasaki tells the story of... 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...

  • Radical Enlightenmentby Jonathan I. Israel

    OUP Oxford 2002; US$ 37.99

    The Radical Enlightenment was a revolutionary set of ideas which helped lay the foundations of the modern world on the basis of equality, democracy, secular values, and universality. This controversial and original study by the internationally renowned cultural historian Jonathan I. Israel shows how Spinoza and his thought set the intellectual current... more...

  • The Body of the Conquistadorby Rebecca Earle

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 24.00

    This fascinating history explores the dynamic relationship between overseas colonisation in Spanish America and the bodily experience of eating. more...

  • Planet Tacoby Jeffrey M. Pilcher

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 18.99

    As late as the 1960s, tacos were virtually unknown outside Mexico and the American Southwest. Within fifty years the United States had shipped taco shells everywhere from Alaska to Australia, Morocco to Mongolia. But how did this tasty hand-held food--and Mexican food more broadly--become so ubiquitous?In Planet Taco, Jeffrey Pilcher traces the historical... more...

  • Frozen in Timeby Mitchell Zuckoff

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 11.99

    #1 New York Times bestseller Frozen in Time is a gripping true story of survival, bravery, and honor in the vast Arctic wilderness during World War II, from the author of New York Times bestseller Lost in Shangri-La . On November 5, 1942, a US cargo plane slammed into the Greenland Ice Cap. Four days later, the B-17 assigned to the search-and-rescue... more...

  • The Enlightenmentby Dorinda Outram

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 24.00

    New third edition of this acclaimed accessible overview of the Enlightenment, with a new chapter and guidance on further research. more...

  • World War Twoby Norman Stone

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 15.98

    A pacy, compelling and penetrating account from Wolfson Prize-winning author Norman Stone, that shows World War Two in a fresh new light The Second World War is the nightmare that sits at the heart of the modern era - a total refutation of any notion of human progress and a conflict which still haunts us seventy years on. Norman Stone's gripping... more...

  • Empire of Ideasby Justin Hart

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 26.99

    Empire of Ideas examines the origins of the U. S. government's programs in public diplomacy and how the nation's image in the world became an essential component of U. S. foreign policy. more...