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  • Steel Drivin' Manby Scott Reynolds Nelson

    Oxford University Press, USA 2006; US$ 13.99

    The ballad "John Henry" is the most recorded folk song in American history and John Henry--the mighty railroad man who could blast through rock faster than a steam drill--is a towering figure in our culture. But for over a century, no one knew who the original John Henry was--or even if there was a real John Henry. In Steel Drivin' Man,... more...

  • Rebirth of a Nationby Jackson Lears

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 9.99

    "Fascinating.... A major work by a leading historian at the top of his game?at once engaging and tightly argued." ? The New York Times Book Review ?Dazzling cultural history: smart, provocative, and gripping. It is also a book for our times, historically grounded, hopeful, and filled with humane, just, and peaceful possibilities.? ? The Washington... more...

  • Life in Year Oneby Scott Korb

    Penguin Publishing Group 2010; US$ 17.00

    For anyone who's ever pondered what everyday life was like during the time of Jesus comes a lively and illuminating portrait of the nearly unknown world of daily life in first-century Palestine. What was it like to live during the time of Jesus? Where did people live? Who did they marry? And what was family life like? How did people... more...

  • Quicksandby Geoffrey Wawro

    Penguin Publishing Group 2010; US$ 20.00

    An unprecedented history of our involvement in the Middle East that traces our current quandaries there-in Iraq, Israel, Iran, Afghanistan, and elsewhere-back to their roots almost a century ago. Geoffrey Wawro approaches America's role in the Middle East in a fundamentally new way-by encompassing the last century of the entire region, rather... more...

  • The Darker Nationsby Vijay Prashad

    The New Press 2008; US$ 19.95

    Here, from a brilliant young writer, is a paradigm-shifting history of both a utopian concept and global movement—the idea of the Third World. The Darker Nations traces the intellectual origins and the political history of the twentieth century attempt to knit together the world?s impoverished countries in opposition to the United States and Soviet... more...

  • Nazi Policy, Jewish Workers, German Killersby Christopher R. Browning

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 36.00

    This volume uses new evidence to shed light on controversial issues in current Holocaust scholarship. more...

  • The Continuity of Feudal Powerby Tommaso Astarita

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 40.00

    The first modern, full-length study of an aristocratic family in the kingdom of Naples. more...

  • The Dressmaker of Khair Khanaby Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 11.99

    "We're far more accustomed to?and comfortable with?seeing women portrayed as victims of war who deserve our sympathy rather than as resilient survivors who demand our respect?"   Former ABC journalist Gayle Tzemach Lemmon tells the riveting true story of Kamila Sidiqi and other women of Afghanistan in the wake of the Taliban?s fearful rise to... more...

  • A New Green History Of The Worldby Clive Ponting

    Random House 2011; US$ 19.18

    Like Jared Diamond's Guns, Germs and Steel , Clive Ponting's book studies the relationship between the environment and human history. It examines world civilisations from Sumeria to ancient Egypt, from Easter Island to the Roman Empire and it argues that human beings have repeatedly built societies that have grown and prospered by exploiting the... more...

  • Hitler's Armyby Omer Bartov

    Oxford University Press, USA 1991; US$ 13.99

    As the Cold War followed on the heels of the Second World War, as the Nuremburg Trials faded in the shadow of the Iron Curtain, both the Germans and the West were quick to accept the idea that Hitler's army had been no SS, no Gestapo, that it was a professional force little touched by Nazi politics. But in this compelling account Omer Bartov reveals... more...