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  • Thinking about Yugoslaviaby Sabrina P. Ramet

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 36.00

    A unique survey of the evidence and academic debates surrounding the break-up of Yugoslavia. more...

  • American Coloniesby Alan Taylor

    Penguin Publishing Group 2002; US$ 20.00

    With this volume, Alan Taylor challenges the traditional story of colonial history by examining the many cultures that helped make America. Transcending the usual Anglocentric version of our colonial past, he recovers the importance of Native American tribes, African slaves, and the rival empires of France, Spain, the Netherlands, and even Russia in... more...

  • Collapseby Jared Diamond

    Penguin Publishing Group 2011; US$ 19.00

    In his million-copy bestseller Guns, Germs, and Steel , Jared Diamond examined how and why Western civilizations developed the technologies and immunities that allowed them to dominate much of the world. Now in this brilliant companion volume, Diamond probes the other side of the equation: What caused some of the great civilizations of the past to... more...

  • Goldaby Elinor Burkett

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99

    Golda Meir was the first female head of state in the Western world and one of the most influential women in modern history. A blend of Emma Goldman and Martin Luther King Jr. in the guise of a cookie-serving grandmother, her uncompromising devotion to shaping and defending a Jewish homeland against dogged enemies and skittish allies stunned political... more...

  • Chronicle of the Narvaez Expeditionby Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca; Fanny Bandelier; Harold Augenbraun; Ilan Stavans

    Penguin Publishing Group 2002; US$ 14.00

    This riveting true story is the first major narrative detailing the exploration of North America by Spanish conquistadors (1528-1536). The author, Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca , was a fortune-seeking Spanish nobleman and the treasurer of an expedition sent to claim for Spain a vast area of today's southern United States. In simple, straightforward... more...

  • Shadows in the Jungleby Larry Alexander

    Penguin Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00

    A new account of World War II heroism from the national bestselling author of Biggest Brother . Determined to retake the Philippines ever since his ignominious flight from the islands in 1942, General Douglas MacArthur organized a first- rate intelligence-gathering unit. They were called the Alamo Scouts. Larry Alexander follows the men who... more...

  • America Dividedby Maurice Isserman; Michael Kazin

    Oxford University Press, USA 1999; US$ 24.99

    In America Divided, Maurice Isserman and Michael Kazin provide the definitive history of the 1960s, in a book that tells a compelling tale filled with fresh and persuasive insights. Ranging from the 1950s right up to the debacle of Watergate, Isserman (a noted historian of the Left) and Kazin (a leading specialist in populist movements) not only recount... more...

  • My Bondage and My Freedomby Frederick Douglass; John David Smith

    Penguin Publishing Group 2003; US$ 15.00

    My Bondage and My Freedom ,? writes John Stauffer in his Foreword, ?[is] a deep meditation on the meaning of slavery, race, and freedom, and on the power of faith and literacy, as well as a portrait of an individual and a nation a few years before the Civil War.? As his narrative unfolds, Frederick Douglass?abolitionist, journalist, orator, and one... more...

  • The Crusadesby Thomas Asbridge

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 14.99

    The Crusades is an authoritative, accessible single-volume history of the brutal struggle for the Holy Land in the Middle Ages. Thomas Asbridge?a renowned historian who writes with ?maximum vividness? (Joan Acocella, The New Yorker )?covers the years 1095 to 1291 in this  big, ambitious, readable account of one of the most fascinating periods... more...

  • A Dictionary of British Historyby John Cannon

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 17.99

    When was the first motorway opened? What did the Levellers believe in? What was the book of sports? Where did the Rebecca riots take place? What prompted the Cat and Mouse Act? How long did the Hundred Years War last? When was the treaty of Worms for?Drawing on from the highly acclaimed Oxford Companion to British History, published in 1997, The Dictionary... more...