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  • Riot, Rebellion, and Revolutionby Friedrich Katz

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 78.50

    Since the Mexican Revolution of 1910-1920, Mexico's rebellious peasant has become a subject not only of history but of literature, film, and paintings. With his sombrero, his machete, and his rifle, he marches or rides through countless Hollywood or Mexican films, killing brutal overseers, hacienda owners, corrupt officials, and federal soldiers.... more...

  • In Search of Florentine Civic Humanismby Hans Baron

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 39.00

    Hans Baron's Crisis of the Early Italian Renaissance is widely considered one of the most important works in Italian Renaissance studies. Princeton University Press published this seminal book in 1955. Now the Press makes available a two-volume collection of eighteen of Professor Baron's essays, most of them thoroughly revised, unpublished, or presented... more...

  • Lyndon Johnson and Vietnamby Herbert Y. Schandler

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 57.00

    This book examines the events that led up to the day--March 31, 1968--when Lyndon Johnson dramatically renounced any attempt to be reelected president of the United States. It offers one of the best descriptions of U.S. policy surrounding the Tet offensive of that fateful March--a historic turning point in the war in Vietnam that led directly to the... more...

  • 365 Daysby Ronald J. Glasser

    Open Road Media 2013; US$ 14.99

    The classic and heartrending account of the Vietnam War as seen through the eyes of an army doctor In 1968, as a serviceman in the Vietnam War, Dr. Ronald Glasser was sent to Japan to work at the US Army hospital at Camp Zama. It was the only general army hospital in Japan, and though Glasser was initially charged with tending to the children... more...

  • A New Introduction to American Studiesby Howard Temperley; Christopher Bigsby

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 66.95

    A New Introduction to American Studies provides a coherent portrait of American history, literature, politics, culture and society, and also deals with some of the central themes and preoccupations of American life. It will provoke students into thinking about what it actually means to study a culture. Ideals such as the commitment to liberty,... more...

  • The American Irishby Kevin Kenny

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 73.95

    The American Irish: A History , is the first concise, general history of its subject in a generation. It provides a long-overdue synthesis of Irish-American history from the beginnings of emigration in the early eighteenth century to the present day. While most previous accounts of the subject have concentrated on the nineteenth century, and especially... more...

  • Abandoned in Hellby William Albracht; Marvin Wolf; Joseph L. Galloway

    Penguin Group US 2015; US$ 14.99

    In October 1969, William Albracht, the youngest Green Beret captain in Vietnam, took command of a remote hilltop outpost called Fire Base Kate, held by only 27 American soldiers and 150 Montagnard militiamen. He found their defenses woefully unprepared. At dawn the next morning, three North Vietnamese Army regiments?some 6,000 men?crossed the Cambodian... more...

  • Prodigalsby Richard Taylor

    Casemate Publishers 2013; US$ 14.99

    This well-written combat memoir is heartfelt, earnest, honest, and melancholy?a poignant look at two intense tours in Vietnam.   During his first tour in Vietnam, from 1967 to 1968, Dick Taylor was a well-trained and highly motivated amateur assigned to advise a hard-bitten Army of the Republic of Vietnam infantry battalion working in the mud and... more...

  • LBJ's Hired Gunby John J. Gebhart

    Casemate Publishers 2013; US$ 14.99

    Many Vietnam memoirs have appeared in recent years, but not a single one has the humor, pathos, poignancy, and often sheer hilarity of John J. Gebhart?s riveting LBJ?s Hired Gun . As Gebhart tells it, he was a ?smart-mouthed college boy? who joined the Marines to see the world and ?dust a few black pajamas for Uncle Sam.? Two grueling tours of duty... more...

  • The First Battleby Otto Lehrack

    Casemate Publishers 2013; US$ 14.99

    The First Battle is a graphic account of the first major clash of the Vietnam War. On August 18, 1965, regiment fought regiment on the Van Tuong Peninsula near the new Marine base at Chu Lai. On the American side were three battalions of Marines under the command of Colonel Oscar Peatross, a hero of two previous wars. His opponent was the 1st Viet... more...