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  • The Ismaili Assassinsby James Waterson

    Frontline Books 2008; US$ 5.99

    Few people know the truth about the enigmatic organization known as the Assassins, an underground group of political killers, they were ready to kill Christians and Muslims alike with complete disregard for the consequences of their actions. Although their empire was destroyed in the 13th Century, have a controversial legacy which still resonates in... more...

  • Founding Brothersby Joseph J. Ellis

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2003; US$ 15.95

    In this landmark work of history, the National Book Award?winning author of American Sphinx explores how a group of greatly gifted but deeply flawed individuals?Hamilton, Burr, Jefferson, Franklin, Washington, Adams, and Madison?confronted the overwhelming challenges before them to set the course for our nation. The United States was more a fragile... more...

  • Deterrence Nowby Patrick M. Morgan

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 37.00 US$ 30.34

    Patrick Morgan's authoritative study revisits the place of deterrence after the Cold War. more...

  • The American People in World War IIby David M. Kennedy

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 12.99 US$ 11.17

    Even as the New Deal was coping with the Depression, a new menace was developing abroad. Exploiting Germany's own economic burdens, Hitler reached out to the disaffected, turning their aimless discontent into loyal support for his Nazi Party. In Asia, Japan harbored imperial ambitions of its own. The same generation of Americans who battled the Depression... more...

  • The Studs Terkel Readerby Studs Terkel

    The New Press 2011; US$ 18.99

    With a foreword by Robert Coles and a preface by Calvin Trillin. The Studs Terkel Reader: My American Century collects the best interviews from eight of Terkel's classic oral histories together with his wonderful original introductions to each book. Featuring selections from American Dreams , Coming of Age , Division Street , "The Good War... more...

  • Alexander the Greatby E E Rice

    The History Press 2011; US$ 4.99

    King Alexander III 'the Great' of Macedon was one of the greatest military commanders the world has ever known. This book seeks to dispel some of the myths which have grown up around him and to provide an up-to-date account of his life. This includes the Macedonian background and Alexander's early years, his campaigns in Thrace and Illyria and the... more...

  • Electric Dreamlandby Lauren Rabinovitz

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 29.99

    More than two thousand amusement parks dotted the American landscape in the early twentieth century, thrilling the general public with the latest in entertainment and motion picture technology. Amusement parks were the playgrounds of the working class, combining numerous, mechanically-based spectacles into one unique, modern cultural phenomenon. Lauren... more...

  • Diplomacy in Black and Whiteby Ronald Angelo Johnson

    University of Georgia Press 2014; US$ 49.95

    From 1798 to 1801, during the Haitian Revolution, President John Adams and Toussaint Louverture forged diplomatic relations that empowered white Americans to embrace freedom and independence for people of color in Saint-Domingue. The United States supported the Dominguan revolutionaries with economic assistance and arms and munitions; the conflict... more...

  • American Political History: A Very Short Introductionby Donald T. Critchlow

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87

    American Political History: A Very Short Introduction captures the richness of American political history, focusing primarily on national politics. It explores the nature of the two-party system, key turning points in American political history, representative presidential and congressional elections, struggles to expand the electorate, and critical... more...

  • Daily Life through World History in Primary Documents [3 volumes]by Rebecca Bennette; David Borgmeyer; David Matz; Lawrence Morris

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 330.00

    Who did the ancient Greeks describe as the world's best athlete? What does the Koran say about women's rights? How has the digital revolution changed life in the modern age? From the law courts of ancient Iraq to bloody Civil War battlefields, explore the daily lives of people from major world cultures throughout history, as presented in their own... more...