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  • The American Presidency For Beginnersby Justin Slaughter Doty; Kwadwo Amo-Mensah

    For Beginners 2017; US$ 15.95

    The President of the United States is an office that attracts men of all character. From George Washington to Barack Obama, the office has been held by farmers, scholars, veterans, and lawyers from all regions of the United States.  The American Presidency For Beginners  tells a concise history of the actions and consequences of all 44 presidents.... more...

  • The Annotated Works of Henry Georgeby Francis K. Peddle; William S. Peirce; Alexandra W. Lough

    Fairleigh Dickinson University Press 2017; US$ 124.99

    Volume II of this series presents the unabridged text of Progress and Poverty , arguably the most influential work of Henry George. The original text is supplemented by notes that explain the changes George made during his lifetime and the many references he made to history, literature, economics, and public policy. more...

  • The Spy Who Loved Castroby Marita Lorenz

    Ebury Publishing 2017; US$ 11.27

    Few can say they?ve seen some of the most significant moments of the twentieth century unravel before their eyes. Marita Lorenz is one of them. Born in Germany at the outbreak of WWII, Marita was incarcerated in a Nazi concentration camp as a child. In 1959, she travelled to Cuba where she met and fell in love with Fidel Castro. Yet upon fleeing... more...

  • The Witchfinder's Sisterby Beth Underdown

    Penguin Books Ltd 2017; US$ 21.14

    'VIVID AND TERRIFYING' Paula Hawkins, author of The Girl on the Train 'At once a feminist parable and an old-fashioned, check-twice-under-the-bed thriller' Patrick Gale ' A tense, surprising and elegantly-crafted novel ' Ian McGuire, author of The North Water 'The number of women my brother Matthew killed, so far as I can reckon it,... more...

  • Boys in Zincby Svetlana Alexievich; Andrew Bromfield

    Penguin Books Ltd 2017; US$ 14.09

    The haunting history of the Soviet-Afghan War from the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature 2015 - A new translation based on the updated text - From 1979 to 1989 Soviet troops engaged in a devastating war in Afghanistan that claimed thousands of casualties on both sides. While the Soviet Union talked about a 'peace-keeping' mission, the... more...

  • The Sultan's Renegadesby Tobias P. Graf

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 99.99

    Examines why the figure of the renegade-a European Christian or Jew who had converted to Islam and was now serving the Ottoman sultan-is omnipresent in writings on the fifteenth to seventeenth century Ottoman Empire, when the Ottoman sultans posed a major political, military, and ideological challenge to Christian princes in Europe. more...

  • On Tyrannyby Timothy Snyder

    Random House 2017; US$ 12.68

    History does not repeat, but it does instruct. In the twentieth century, European democracies collapsed into fascism, Nazism and communism. These were movements in which a leader or a party claimed to give voice to the people, promised to protect them from global existential threats, and rejected reason in favour of myth. European history shows us... more...

  • Child Slavery before and after Emancipationby Anna Mae Duane

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 24.00

    An innovative, interdisciplinary anthology arguing that we are unable to fully understand slavery - then and now - without attending to children's roles in slavery's machinations. more...

  • Frank Porter Graham and the 1950 Senate Race in North Carolinaby Julian M. Pleasants; Augustus M. Burns III

    The University of North Carolina Press 2017; US$ 29.99

    The tumultuous North Carolina Senate primaries of 1950 are still viewed as the most bitter chapter in the state's modern political history. The central figure in that frenzied race was the appointed incumbent, Frank Porter Graham, former president of the University of North Carolina (1931-49) and liberal activist of national stature. As a Senate... more...

  • Yankee Destiniesby Peter R. Knights

    The University of North Carolina Press 2017; US$ 29.99

    This book reconstructs important milestones in the lives of 2,808 white, native-born men who resided in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1860 or 1870. Selected systematically from the census for those two years, these men represent two cross-sections of those viewed by contemporaries as "typical" Bostonians. Using a broad array of sources--manuscript census... more...