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- Basic Books 2008; US$ 15.95
More than any other people on earth, we Americans are free to say and write what we think. The press can air the secrets of government, the corporate boardroom, or the bedroom with little fear of punishment or penalty. This extraordinary freedom results not from America?s culture of tolerance, but from fourteen words in the constitution: the free... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.95
In a grand and immemsely readable synthesis of historical, political, cultural, and economic analysis, a prize-winning historian depicts much more than a break with England. He gives readers a revolution that transformed an almost feudal society into a democratic one, whose emerging realities sometimes baffled and disappointed its founding fathers.... more...
- HarperCollins 2011; US$ 19.99
This "masterful treatment of one of the most complex periods of American history" ( New Republic ) made history when it was originally published in 1988. It redefined how Reconstruction was viewed by historians and people everywhere in its chronicling of how Americans -- black and white -- responded to the unprecedented changes unleashed by the war... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2009; US$ 14.99
On January 15, 2009, a US Airways Airbus A320 had just taken off from LaGuardia Airport in New York when a flock of Canada geese collided with it, destroying both of its engines. Over the next three minutes, the plane?s pilot, Chesley ?Sully? Sullenberger, managed to glide it to a safe landing in the Hudson River. It was an instant media sensation,... more...
- Random House 2011; US$ 13.07
Hugo Vickers has an encyclopaedic knowledge of the Royal Family, and has had a fascination with the story of the Duchess of Windsor since he was a young man. There have been a number of books about this doomed couple, but this book brings a new perspective on the story by focussing on the later years of exile. While Vickers has his own... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2008; US$ 19.99
The bestselling author of Blue Latitudes takes us on a thrilling and eye-opening voyage to pre-Mayflower America On a chance visit to Plymouth Rock, Tony Horwitz realizes he?s mislaid more than a century of American history, from Columbus?s sail in 1492 to Jamestown?s founding in 16-oh-something. Did nothing happen in between? Determined to... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00
James A. Garfield was one of the most extraordinary men ever elected president. Born into abject poverty, he rose to become a wunderkind scholar, a Civil War hero, and a renowned and admired reformist congressman. Nominated for president against his will, he engaged in a fierce battle with the corrupt political establishment. But four months after... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 90.00
Despite its association with the national, the modern Right is a transnational phenomenon. Whether in its fascist, conservative or other forms, it organizes across national barriers, linking together movements in different states. The links the Right has sought to forge beyond the national over the last century have been too often neglected, and this... more...