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  • Dust to Deliverance: Untold Stories from the Maritime Evacuation on September 11thby Jessica DuLong

    McGraw-Hill Education 2017; US$ 24.00

    “A waterborne evacuation larger than Dunkirk—in New York Harbor? How come we barely noticed this at the time, and have largely forgotten about it since? Readers of this fast-paced book will not forget it again. Jessica DuLong brings this extraordinary episode to vivid, poignant life, using both literary and maritime expertise.” — Adam... more...

  • The Intellectual Struggle for Florenceby Arthur Field

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 124.99

    Florence in the early fifteenth century is generally regarded as the epicentre of the early Renaissance. This book shows how ideas grew out of the political and social struggles that came with the rise of the Medici, and how, against nearly all historiographical assumptions, the seemingly 'elite' Latin culture was actually the popular culture. more...

  • Electing the Pope in Early Modern Italy, 1450-1700by Miles Pattenden

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 109.99

    Miles Pattenden takes an analytic approach to the papal elections of the fifteenth to eighteenth centuries, with their ceremonial pomp and high drama, to understand the broader history of the early modern papacy and how this elite political group approached decision-making and problem-solving through four centuries of dramatic change in the Church. more...

  • The Routledge History of the American Southby Maggi M. Morehouse

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 205.00

    The Routledge History of the American South looks at the major themes that have developed in the interdisciplinary field of Southern Studies. With fifteen original essays from experts in their respective fields, the handbook addresses such diverse topics as southern linguistics, music (secular and non-secular), gender, food, and history and memory.... more...

  • Experiencing Empireby Patrick Griffin

    University of Virginia Press 2017; US$ 39.50

    Born of clashing visions of empire in England and the colonies, the American Revolution saw men and women grappling with power— and its absence—in dynamic ways. On both sides of the revolutionary divide, Americans viewed themselves as an imperial people. This perspective conditioned how they understood the exercise of power, how they believed governments... more...

  • Street Warriorby Ralph Friedman; Patrick Picciarelli

    St. Martin's Press 2017; US$ 18.89

    2,000 arrests. 100 off-duty arrests. 6,000 assists. 15 shootings. 8 shot. 4 kills. These are not the performance statistics of an entire NYPD unit. They are the record that makes Detective 2nd Grade Ralph Friedman a legend. Friedman was arguably the toughest cop ever to wear the shield and was the most decorated detective in the NYPD’s 170-year... more...

  • The Adventures of the Mountain Menby Stephen Brennan

    Skyhorse Publishing 2017; US$ 14.99

    Incredible stories from those who thrived in the Wild West. The mountain men” were the hunters and trappers who fiercely strode the Rocky Mountains in the early to mid-1800s. They braved the elements in search of the skins of beavers and other wild animals, to sell or barter for goods. The lifestyle of the mountain men could be harsh, existing... more...

  • Sons and Soldiers: The Jews Who Escaped the Nazis and Returned for Retributionby Bruce Henderson

    HarperCollins Publishers 2017; US$ 20.95

    The story of young German Jews who escaped the Nazis, most often without their families, only to return a few years later to war-torn Europe as members of an elite secret U.S. Army unit. more...

  • The Unwomanly Face of Warby Svetlana Alexievich; Richard Pevear; Larissa Volokhonsky

    Penguin Books Ltd 2017; US$ 18.32

    The long-awaited translation of the classic oral history of Soviet women's experiences in the Second World War - from the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature Bringing together dozens of voices in her distinctive style, The Unwomanly Face of War is Svetlana Alexievich's collection of stories from Soviet women who lived through the Second... more...

  • California and the Civil Warby Richard Hurley

    The History Press 2017; US$ 12.99

    In the long and bitter prelude to war, southern transplants dominated California government, keeping the state aligned with Dixie. However, a murderous duel in 1859 killed “Free Soil” U.S. Senator David C. Broderick, and public opinion began to change. As war broke out back east, a golden-tongued preacher named Reverend Thomas Starr King crisscrossed... more...