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- Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 38.99
In this ambitious and provocative text, environmental historian Ted Steinberg offers a sweeping history of our nation--a history that, for the first time, places the environment at the very center of our story. Written with exceptional clarity, Down to Earth re-envisions the story of America "from the ground up." It reveals how focusing on plants,... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2006; US$ 21.00
Winner of the Lincoln Prize Acclaimed historian Doris Kearns Goodwin illuminates Lincoln's political genius in this highly original work, as the one-term congressman and prairie lawyer rises from obscurity to prevail over three gifted rivals of national reputation to become president. On May 18, 1860, William H. Seward, Salmon P. Chase, Edward... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.00
#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...
- Crown/Archetype 2011; US$ 16.00
?No writer better articulates ourinterest in the confluence of hope, eccentricity, and the timelessness of the bold and strange than Paul Collins.??DAVE EGGERS † On Long Island, a farmer finds a duck pond turned red with blood. On the Lower East Side, two boys playing at a pier discover a floating human torso wrapped tightly in oilcloth. Blueberry... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 6.79
Some of the finest writing and reporting on the events of September 11 was done by Der Spiegel, Germany's magazine of record. With its main office in Hamburg, base of operations for terrorist ringleader Mohamed Atta and many of the others, Der Spiegel 's journalists were on the front lines of the earliest investigation into the identities of those... more...
- Touchstone 2011; US$ 16.95
From cults to crime to porno parlors?this book is about a lot of things that are new and strange in America today. This book is about cults, crime, and shoddy goods, and the shrinking dollar. It's about porno parlors, and sex shops, and men kissing in the streets. It's about daughters shaking up, women on the rampage, marriages postponed, divorces... more...
- 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...
- Trine Day 2008; US$ 9.99
Unlike other accounts of the historic attacks on 9/11, this discussion surveys the role of the world?s most advanced military command and control plane, the E-4B, in the day?s events and proposes that the horrific incidents were the work of a covert operation staged†within elements of the U.S. military and the intelligence community. Presenting hard... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2004; US$ 12.68
Six Records of a Floating Life (1809) is an extraordinary blend of autobiography, love story and social document written by a man who was educated as a scholar but earned his living as a civil servant and art dealer. In this intimate memoir, Shen Fu recounts the domestic and romantic joys of his marriage to YŁn, the beautiful and artistic girl he fell... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 14.95
The third volume in Great Issues In American History, From Reconstruction to the Present Day is now updated and revised to include another decade of American history. Beatrice K. Hofstadter, wife of the late Richard Hofstadter and herself an historian who worked with him closely on the original edition, has added a new section covering 1970 to 1981... more...