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  • Making History Countby Charles H. Feinstein; Mark Thomas

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 52.00

    Authoritative guide to using quantitative methods in history; clearly illustrated and accompanied by website material. more...

  • Manhuntby James L. Swanson

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 9.99

    The murder of Abraham Lincoln set off the greatest manhunt in American history. From April 14 to April 26, 1865, the assassin, John Wilkes Booth, led Union cavalry and detectives on a wild twelve-day chase through the streets of Washington, D.C., across the swamps of Maryland, and into the forests of Virginia, while the nation, still reeling from... more...

  • Team of Rivalsby Doris Kearns Goodwin

    Simon & Schuster 2006; US$ 21.00

    Winner of the Lincoln Prize Acclaimed historian Doris Kearns Goodwin illuminates Lincoln's political genius in this highly original work, as the one-term congressman and prairie lawyer rises from obscurity to prevail over three gifted rivals of national reputation to become president. On May 18, 1860, William H. Seward, Salmon P. Chase, Edward... more...

  • Scars in the Landscapeby Ian Clark

    Aboriginal Studies Press 1995; US$ 20.00

    Scars in the Landscape is a register of massacres and killings of Aboriginal people during 1803?1859. Deliberately challenging the ideology that the colonisation of Western Victoria was peaceful, the register reveal that violence was widespread. Through searching contemporary archival material, utilising Aboriginal oral history and local histories,... more...

  • The Balkansby Dennis P. Hupchick; Harold E. Cox

    Palgrave Macmillan 2002; US$ 41.00

    The tragedies of Bosnia and Kosovo are often explained away as the unchangeable legacy of 'centuries-old hatreds'. In this richly detailed, expertly balanced chronicle of the Balkans across fifteen centuries, Hupchick sets a complicated record straight. Organized around the three great civilizations of the region - Western European, Orthodox Christian... more...

  • The Asian Military Revolutionby Peter A. Lorge

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 24.00

    Explores the impact of the Chinese invention of gunpowder on the surrounding Asian region. more...

  • History Derailedby Ivan T. Berend

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 31.95

    There is probably no greater authority on the modern history of central and eastern Europe than Ivan Berend, whose previous work, Decades of Crisis, was hailed by critics as "masterful" and "the broadest synthesis of the modern social, economic, and cultural history of the region that we possess." Now, having brought together and illuminated this... more...

  • Cultural Diversity in the United Statesby Larry Naylor

    ABC-CLIO 1997; US$ 39.95

    This collection of readings provides the reader with a basic introduction to the topic and concepts of cultural diversity as it has come to characterize the culture of the United States. Particular attention is given to the practice of racial, ethnic, and special interest group characterizations. No other book is as complete in its coverage of the... more...

  • Freedom Summerby Bruce Watson

    Penguin Publishing Group 2010; US$ 18.00

    A majestic history of the summer of '64, which forever changed race relations in America In the summer of 1964, with the civil rights movement stalled, seven hundred college students descended on Mississippi to register black voters, teach in Freedom Schools, and live in sharecroppers' shacks. But by the time their first night in the state had... more...

  • Heroby Michael Korda

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 13.99

    From Michael Korda, author of the New York Times bestselling Eisenhower biography Ike and the captivating Battle of Britain book With Wings Like Eagles , comes the critically-acclaimed definitive biography of T. E. Lawrence?the legendary British soldier, strategist, scholar, and adventurer whose exploits as ?Lawrence of Arabia? created a legacy... more...