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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2005; US$ 16.95
When the British wrested New Amsterdam from the Dutch in 1664, the truth about its thriving, polyglot society began to disappear into myths about an island purchased for 24 dollars and a cartoonish peg-legged governor. But the story of the Dutch colony of New Netherland was merely lost, not destroyed: 12,000 pages of its records?recently ... more...
- The History Press 2013; US$ 13.11
The Second World War gave rise to a rich crop of legends, many of which persist in the public consciousness today. Some are well known, such as the escape of an undead Hitler to South America, Allied aircraft buzzed by 'Foo Fighters' and UFOs, German parachutists dressed as nuns, and a failed German invasion of Suffolk in 1940. Others are more subtle,... more...
- Little, Brown and Company 2006; US$ 9.99
From #1 bestseller Michael Connelly's first career as a prizewinning crime reporter--the gripping, true stories that inspired and informed his novels. Before he became a novelist, Michael Connelly was a crime reporter, covering the detectives who worked the homicide beat in Florida and Los Angeles. In vivid, hard-hitting articles, Connelly leads... more...
- Penguin Group US 2002; US$ 18.00
With this volume, Alan Taylor challenges the traditional story of colonial history by examining the many cultures that helped make America. Transcending the usual Anglocentric version of our colonial past, he recovers the importance of Native American tribes, African slaves, and the rival empires of France, Spain, the Netherlands, and even Russia in... more...
- Scribner 2007; US$ 16.00
The bestselling, compelling insider?s account of the Marine Corps from the lives of the men of Platoon 3086?their training at Parris Island, their fierce camaraderie, and the unique code of honor that defines them. The United States Marine Corps, with its proud tradition of excellence in combat, its hallowed rituals, and its unbending code of honor,... more...
- Grand Central Publishing 2009; US$ 9.99
On April 20, 1999, two boys left an indelible stamp on the American psyche. Their goal was simple: to blow up their school, Oklahoma-City style, and to leave "a lasting impression on the world." Their bombs failed, but the ensuing shooting defined a new era of school violence-irrevocably branding every subsequent shooting "another Columbine." When... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 97.99
Conspiracy and Virtue is a study of gender and cultural politics in the century of revolution. It argues that in seventeenth-century England women's relationship to the political sphere was shaped by their exclusion from it. Authors discussed include: Aphra Behn, John Milton, Anne Bradstreet, Margaret Cavendish, and Queen Christina of Sweden. -... more...
- University of Nebraska Press 2008; US$ 29.95
The first American national museum designed and run by indigenous peoples, the Smithsonian Institutions National Museum of the American Indian in Washington DC opened in 2004. It represents both the United States as a singular nation and the myriad indigenous nations within its borders. Constructed with materials closely connected to Native communities... more...
- MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99
The Influence of Sea Power Upon History: 1660-1783 is an influential treatise on naval warfare written in 1890 by Alfred Thayer Mahan. It details the role of sea power throughout history and discusses the various factors needed to support a strong navy. Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. more...