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- 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...
- OUP Oxford 2004; US$ 37.99
To Arms is Hew Strachan's most complete and definitive study of the opening of the First World War. Now, key sections from this magisterial work are published as individual paperbacks, each complete in itself, and with a new introduction by the author.The First World War was not just fought in the trenches of the western front. It embraced all of Africa.... more...
- Exisle Publishing 2007; US$ 4.99
This was "the war to end all wars"; a conflict in which 155,000 Australian servicemen were wounded and over 60,000 died. Through the devastation it left behind, it changed the face of much of the Western world and laid the foundations for World War II. Yet this conflict, fought far from Australian shores, also saw the birth of the Anzac legend... more...
- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2003; US$ 12.50
Fifty years after the arrival of Columbus, at the height of Spain's conquest of the West Indies, Spanish bishop and colonist Bartolomé de Las Casas dedicated his Brevísima Relación de la Destruición de las Indias to Philip II of Spain. An impassioned plea on behalf of the native peoples of the West Indies, the Brevísima Relación catalogues in horrific... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00
NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE DIRECTED BY JON STEWART | Previously published as Then They Came for Me When Maziar Bahari left London in June 2009 to cover Iran?s presidential election, he assured his pregnant fiancée, Paola, that he?d be back in just a few days, a week at most. Little did he know, as he kissed her good-bye, that he would spend the... more...
- Dundurn 2012; US$ 7.99
Born in the United States and enslaved as a child, Harriet Tubman (circa 1820-1913) is one of the best-known figures connected to the Underground Railroad. Her success encouraged enslaved Africans to make the brave break for freedom and reinforced the belief held by abolitionists in the potential of black freedom and independence. more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 14.95
The third volume in Great Issues In American History, From Reconstruction to the Present Day is now updated and revised to include another decade of American history. Beatrice K. Hofstadter, wife of the late Richard Hofstadter and herself an historian who worked with him closely on the original edition, has added a new section covering 1970 to 1981... more...
- Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 89.99
Now greatly expanded to include the entire twentieth century, and beginning in 1600, Sources of Japanese Tradition presents writings by modern Japan's most important philosophers, religious figures, writers, and political leaders. The volume offers extensive introductory essays and commentary to assist in understanding the documents' historical settings... more...
- Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 39.99
This work covers Vietnamese culture from its origins to the present. Vietnamese culture is heterogeneous, reflecting the country's shifting geography and multiple peoples over the past two thousand years. It has maintained its independent nature while at the same time interacting closely with China and other Southeast Asian communities. The book... more...