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  • Race and Religion Among the Chosen People of Crown Heightsby Henry Goldschmidt

    Rutgers University Press 2006; US$ 26.95

              In the first major scholarly work to look beyond the sensationalized violence of August 1991, Henry Goldschmidt explores the everyday realities of Black-Jewish difference in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Crown Heights. Drawing on two years of ethnographic fieldwork, he argues that collective identities like Blackness and Jewishness are... more...

  • Southern Stormby Noah Andre Trudeau

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 14.60

    Award-winning Civil War historian Noah Andre Trudeau has written a gripping, definitive new account that will stand as the last word on General William Tecumseh Sherman's epic march?a targeted strategy aimed to break not only the Confederate army but an entire society as well. With Lincoln's hard-fought reelection victory in hand, Ulysses S. Grant,... more...

  • The Children's Crusadeby Gary Dickson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 24.00

    The Children's Crusade was possibly the most extraordinary event in the history of the crusades. The first modern study in English of this popular crusade sheds new light on its history and offers new perspectives on its supposedly dismal outcome. Its richly re-imagined history and mythistory is explored from the thirteenth century to present day. more...

  • Ancient Egyptby Ian Shaw

    Oxford University Press, UK 2004; US$ 7.99

    The ancient Egyptians are an enduring source of fascination - mummies and pyramids, curses and rituals have captured the imagination of generations. We all have a mental picture of ancient Egypt, but is it the right one? How much do we really know about this great civilization? - ;The ancient Egyptians are an enduring source of fascination - mummies... more...

  • At the Dark End of the Streetby Danielle L. Mcguire

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.95

    Rosa Parks was often described as a sweet and reticent elderly woman whose tired feet caused her to defy segregation on Montgomery?s city buses, and whose supposedly solitary, spontaneous act sparked the 1955 bus boycott that gave birth to the civil rights movement. The truth of who Rosa Parks was and what really lay beneath the 1955 boycott is far... more...

  • The Better Angels of Our Natureby Michael A. Halleran

    University of Alabama Press 2010; US$ 34.95

    The first in-depth study of the Freemasons during the Civil War   One of the enduring yet little examined themes in Civil War lore is the widespread belief that on the field of battle and afterward, members of Masonic lodges would give aid and comfort to wounded or captured enemy Masons, often at great personal sacrifice and danger. This... more...

  • The Fatal Shoreby Robert Hughes

    Random House 2010; US$ 20.78

    In 1787, the twenty-eighth year of the reign of King George III, the British Government sent a fleet to colonize Australia. An epic description of the brutal transportation of men, women and children out of Georgian Britain into a horrific penal system which was to be the precursor to the Gulag and was the origin of Australia. The Fatal Shore is... more...

  • Killing Lincolnby Bill O'Reilly; Martin Dugard

    Henry Holt and Co. 2011; US$ 16.99

    A riveting historical narrative of the heart-stopping events surrounding the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, and the first work of history from mega-bestselling author Bill O'Reilly The anchor of The O'Reilly Factor recounts one of the most dramatic stories in American history?how one gunshot changed the country forever. In the spring of 1865,... more...

  • Think and Grow Richby Dennis Kimbro; Napoleon Hill

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 7.99

    "An inspiring an powerful success guide." ESSENCE Author and entrepreneur Dennis Kimbro combines bestseeling author Napolean Hilll's law of success with his own vast knowledge of business, contemporary affairs, and the vibrant culture of Black America to teach you the secrets to success used by scores of black Americans, including: Spike Lee, Jesse... more...

  • Life in a Tudor Palaceby Christopher Gidlow

    The History Press 2011; US$ 1.44

    This book lets us take a tour round a courtly palace and peep around each door, as we encounter the kitchens, the bakery, the laundry, the bedrooms, the gardens and the privvies! Everything you could wish to know is here, as the book describes the different lifestyles of the court, and the people who served them. more...