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- Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 33.00
As the fortieth anniversary of the Nixon resignation approaches, it is time to take a fresh look at Watergate's impact on the American political system and to consider its significance for the historical reputation of the president indelibly associated with it. more...
- Gibson Square 2012; US$ 11.65
‘Irresistible. One controversial expatriate on another.? – Philip Mansel ‘Vivid.? – Michael Bloch ‘Wit and intelligence.? – Philip Ziegler ‘Cracking photographs.? – Evening Standard An intimate of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Diana Mosley was a frequent guest at their parties in Paris, or at ‘the Moulin? in Orsay, where they were neighbours.... more...
- Transworld 2013; US$ 14.38
In summer 1927, America had a booming stock market, a president who worked just four hours a day (and slept much of the rest), a devastating flood of the Mississippi, a sensational murder trial, and an unknown aviator named Charles Lindbergh who became the most famous man on earth. It was the summer that saw the birth of talking pictures, the invention... more...
- University of Virginia Press 2015; US$ 45.00
Notions of democracy and nationhood constitute the pivotal legacy of the American Revolution, but to understand their development one must move beyond a purely American context. Citizens of a Common Intellectual Homeland explores the simultaneous emergence of modern concepts of democracy and the nation on both sides of the Atlantic... more...
- Dover Publications 2015; US$ 12.95
This charming account of Manhattan's history extends from the arrival of Dutch colonists in the early 1600s through the late nineteenth century. Intriguing details, dozens of illustrations and maps, and historian Thomas A. Janvier's wry sense of humor combine for a vivid portrait of the metropolis in its early years. Sketches, diary excerpts, and... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2015; US$ 30.00
In the grand tradition of John Keegan?s enduring classic The Face of Battle comes a searing, unforgettable chronicle of war through the eyes of the American soldiers who fought in three of our most iconic battles: Bunker Hill, Gettysburg, and Iwo Jima. This is not a book about how great generals won their battles, nor is it a study in grand... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2015; US$ 8.99
An indispensable guide to our nation's epic adventure The years 2003-2006 mark the bicentennial of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark's famous transcontinental journey between the Missouri and the Columbia River systems. They never did find the fabled Northwest Passage, but over twenty-eight months, the Corps of Discovery traveled more than eight... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015; US$ 27.99
Her rallying cry was famous: "Pray for the dead and fight like hell for the living." A century ago, Mother Jones was a celebrated organizer and agitator, the very soul of the modern American labor movement. At coal strikes, steel strikes, railroad, textile, and brewery strikes, Mother Jones was always there, stirring the workers to action and enraging... more...
- Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 24.95
To Save the Children of Korea is the first book about the origins and history of international adoption. Although it has become a commonplace practice in the United States, we know very little about how or why it began, or how or why it developed into the practice that we see today. Arissa Oh argues that international adoption began in the aftermath... more...
- Lexington Books 2015; US$ 84.99
This book examines the intersection and interplay between Progressive-Era rhetoric regarding commercialized vice and the realities of prostitution in early-twentieth-century Philadelphia. Adams asserts that reformers constructed a cultural view of prostitution that was based more upon their perceptions of the trade than on reality itself. more...