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  • Hapa Girlby May-lee Chai

    Temple University Press 2007; US$ 25.95

    In the mid-1960s, Winberg Chai, a young academic and the son of Chinese immigrants, married an Irish-American artist. In Hapa Girl ("hapa" is Hawaiian for "mixed") their daughter tells the story of this loving family as they moved from Southern California to New York to a South Dakota farm by the 1980s. In their new Midwestern home, the family... more...

  • A Magnificent Catastropheby Edward J. Larson

    Free Press 2007; US$ 21.99

    CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title "They could write like angels and scheme like demons." So begins Pulitzer Prize-winner Edward Larson's masterful account of the wild ride that was the 1800 presidential election?an election so convulsive and so momentous to the future of American democracy that Thomas Jefferson would later dub it "America's second... more...

  • Modern China: A Very Short Introductionby Rana Mitter

    OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 7.99 US$ 7.19

    China today is never out of the news: from human rights controversies and the continued legacy of Tiananmen Square, to global coverage of the Beijing Olympics, and the Chinese 'economic miracle'. This Very Short Introduction provides an accessible guide to why China looks the way it does today, and how it got there. more...

  • The Glorious Causeby Robert Middlekauff

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 16.99 US$ 15.29

    The first book to appear in the illustrious Oxford History of the United States, this critically acclaimed volume--a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize--offers an unsurpassed history of the Revolutionary War and the birth of the American republic. Beginning with the French and Indian War and continuing to the election of George Washington as first president,... more...

  • Empire of the Summer Moonby S. C. Gwynne

    Scribner 2010; US$ 17.00

    In the tradition of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, a stunningly vivid historical account of the forty-year battle between Comanche Indians and white settlers for control of the American West, centering on Quanah, the greatest Comanche chief of them all. S. C. Gwynne?s Empire of the Summer Moon spans two astonishing stories. The first traces... more...

  • The Gallic Warby Julius Caesar; Carolyn Hammond

    OUP Oxford 1998; US$ 5.99 US$ 5.39

    The Gallic War, published on the eve of the civil war which led to the end of the Roman Republic, is an autobiographical account written by one of the most famous figures of European history. This new translation reflects the purity of Caesar's Latin while preserving the pace and flow of his momentous narrative. As well as an introduction and notes,... more...

  • A Mediterranean Emporiumby David Abulafia

    Cambridge University Press 1994; US$ 37.00

    The first account of the trade and commercial life of the medieval Spanish kingdom of Majorca. more...

  • The Making of the Arab Intellectualby Dyala Hamzah

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    In the wake of the Ottoman Empire?s nineteenth-century reforms, as guilds waned and new professions emerged, the scholarly ?estate? underwent social differentiation. Some found employment in the state?s new institutions as translators, teachers and editors, whilst others resisted civil servant status. Gradually, the scholar morphed into the public... more...

  • Forgotten Deadby William D. Carrigan; Clive Webb

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 24.99 US$ 22.49

    Forgotten Dead uncovers a neglected chapter in the story of American racial violence, the first comprehensive study of lynching of hundreds of persons of Mexican origin or descent. 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...