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  • Humanism and the Culture of Renaissance Europeby Charles G. Nauert

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 32.00

    Second edition of a highly readable synthesis of the major determining features of the Renaissance. more...

  • Michigan Curiositiesby Colleen Burcar

    Globe Pequot Press 2012; US$ 14.99

    This definitive collection of the Great Lakes State's odd, wacky, and most offbeat people, places, and things is filled with quirky photographs throughout and maps for each region. Michigan Curiosities includes humorous state facts and amusing stories and serves as a combination almanac, off-the-wall travel guide, and wacky news gazette. more...

  • Benjamin Franklinby Walter Isaacson

    Simon & Schuster 2003; US$ 19.99

    In this authoritative and engrossing full-scale biography, Walter Isaacson, bestselling author of Einstein and Steve Jobs , shows how the most fascinating of America's founders helped define our national character. Benjamin Franklin is the founding father who winks at us, the one who seems made of flesh rather than marble. In a sweeping narrative... more...

  • Law in Americaby Lawrence M. Friedman

    Random House Publishing Group 2002; US$ 15.00

    ? Law in America is a little gem. It is a peerless introduction to our legal history?concise, clear, tellingly told, and beautifully written. The greatest living historian of American law has done it again.? ?Stanley N. Katz, former president of the American Society for Legal History and the Organization of American Historians ?All societies have... more...

  • The Greatest Generationby Tom Brokaw

    Random House Publishing Group 2000; US$ 17.00

    "In the spring of 1984, I went to the northwest of France, to Normandy, to prepare an NBC documentary on the fortieth anniversary of D-Day, the massive and daring Allied invasion of Europe that marked the beginning of the end of Adolf Hitler's Third Reich. There, I underwent a life-changing experience. As I walked the beaches with the American veterans... more...

  • The Darkest Dawnby Thomas Goodrich

    Indiana University Press 2005; US$ 20.99

    "While waves of laughter echoed through the theater, James Ferguson kept his eyes focused on Abraham Lincoln. Although the president joined the crowd with a ?hearty laugh,? his interest seemingly lay more with someone below. With his right elbow resting on the arm of his chair and his chin lying carelessly on his hand, Lincoln parted one of the flags... more...

  • In the Heart of the Seaby Nathaniel Philbrick

    Penguin Publishing Group 2001; US$ 17.00

    The riveting and critically acclaimed bestseller, soon to be a major motion picture directed by Ron Howard Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy, Ben Whishaw, and Brendan Gleeson will star in a new film based on this National Book Award?winning account of the true events behind Moby Dick . In 1820, the whaleship Essex was rammed and sunk by an angry... more...

  • American Creationby Joseph J. Ellis

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    From the first shots fired at Lexington to the signing of the Declaration of Independence to the negotiations for the Louisiana Purchase, Joseph J. Ellis guides us through the decisive issues of the nation?s founding, and illuminates the emerging philosophies, shifting alliances, and personal and political foibles of our now iconic leaders?Washington,... more...

  • Alexander Hamiltonby Joseph A. Murray

    Algora Publishing 2007; US$ 32.00

    Alexander Hamilton: America?s Forgotten Founder describes the character and achievements of a man who was instrumental in casting the form of our government and especially its strong financial structure. His financial innovations renewed the public credit when war debts threatened to swamp the fledgling economy, provided a stable currency system and... more...

  • From Poor Law to Welfare State, 6th Editionby Walter I. Trattner

    Free Press 2007; US$ 18.95

    Over twenty-five years and through five editions, Walter I. Trattner's From Poor Law to Welfare State has served as the standard text on the history of welfare policy in the United States. The only comprehensive account of American social welfare history from the colonial era to the present, the new sixth edition has been updated to include the latest... more...