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  • Open Standards and the Digital Ageby Andrew L. Russell

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 28.00

    This book answers how openness became the defining principle of the information age, examining the history of information networks. more...

  • A People's History of the United Statesby Howard Zinn

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 69.99

    This is a new edition of the radical social history of America from Columbus to the present.  This powerful and controversial study turns orthodox American history upside down to portray the social turmoil behind the "march of progress". Known for its lively, clear prose as well as its scholarly research, A People's History is the only volume to... more...

  • Cahokiaby Timothy R. Pauketat

    Penguin Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00

    The fascinating story of a lost city and an unprecedented American civilization While Mayan and Aztec civilizations are widely known and documented, relatively few people are familiar with the largest prehistoric Native American city north of Mexico-a site that expert Timothy Pauketat brings vividly to life in this groundbreaking book. Almost... more...

  • Movement Without Marchesby Lisa Levenstein

    The University of North Carolina Press 2009; US$ 25.00

    Lisa Levenstein reframes highly charged debates over the origins of chronic African American poverty and the social policies and political struggles that led to the postwar urban crisis. A Movement Without Marches follows poor black women as they traveled from some of Philadelphia's most impoverished neighborhoods into its welfare offices, courtrooms,... more...

  • History Buff's Guide to the Civil Warby Thomas R. Flagel

    Sourcebooks 2010; US$ 16.99

    "The single best kickoff to the American Civil War...I can't imagine a better guide for any of us, whether student or scholar." -Robert Hicks author of the New York Times bestselling novel The Widow of the South "A detailed and enjoyable set of facts and stories that will engage every reader from the newest initiate to ... more...

  • A Lexicon of Terrorby Marguerite Feitlowitz

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 13.99

    Tanks roaring over farmlands, pregnant women tortured, 30,000 individuals "disappeared"--these were the horrors of Argentina's Dirty War. A New York Times Notable Book of the Year and Finalist for the L.L. Winship / PEN New England Award in 1998, A Lexicon of Terror is a sensitive and unflinching account of the sadism, paranoia, and deception... more...

  • Reckoning with Reaganby Michael Schaller

    Oxford University Press, USA 1992; US$ 18.99

    At the height of Ronald Reagan's popularity in July 1986, Time magazine wrote glowingly of how he had "found America's sweet spot." Reagan seemed a "magician who carries a bright, ideal America like a holograph in his mind and projects its image in the air." Not since the rhapsody about "Camelot" that surrounded... more...

  • Looking Like the Enemyby Mary Matsuda Gruenewald

    NewSage Press 2005; US$ 9.99

    In 1941, Mary Matsuda Gruenewald was a teenage girl who, like other Americans, reacted with horror to the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Yet soon she and her family were among 110,000 innocent people imprisoned by the U.S. government because of their Japanese ancestry. In this eloquent memoir, she describes both the day-to-day and the dramatic turning points... more...

  • Guano and the Opening of the Pacific Worldby Gregory T. Cushman

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 28.00

    This book traces the history of bird guano, demonstrating how this unique commodity helped unite the Pacific Basin with the industrialized world. more...

  • The Cambridge History of the Cold War: Volume 1, Originsby Melvyn P. Leffler; Odd Arne Westad

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 32.00

    The first historical reexamination of the early years of the Cold War, tracing the evolution of the conflict. more...