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  • Songs of a War Boyby Deng Thiak Adut; Ben Mckelvey

    Hachette Australia 2016; US$ 23.99

    The true story of Deng Adut - Sudanese child soldier, refugee, man of hope more...

  • Competition in the Promised Landby Leah Platt Boustan

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96

    From 1940 to 1970, nearly four million black migrants left the American rural South to settle in the industrial cities of the North and West. Competition in the Promised Land provides a comprehensive account of the long-lasting effects of the influx of black workers on labor markets and urban space in receiving areas. Traditionally, the Great Black... more...

  • Truevineby Beth Macy

    Pan Macmillan 2016; US$ 15.79

    The year was 1899, as the old people told the story; the place a sweltering tobacco farm in Truevine, Virginia, the heart of the Jim Crow South, where everyone they knew was either a former slave, or a child or grandchild of slaves. The Muse brothers, George and Willie, were just six and nine years old, but they worked the fields from dawn to dark.... more...

  • MiG-17/19 Aces of the Vietnam Warby István Toperczer; Jim Laurier

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 12.99

    At the beginning of the Vietnam War, the Vietnam People's Air Force (VPAF) were equipped with slow, old Korean War generation fighters ? a combination of MiG-17s and MiG-19s ? types that should have offered little opposition to the cutting-edge fighter-bombers such as the F-4 Phantom II, F-105 Thunderchief and the F-8 Crusader. Yet when the USAF and... more...

  • Finnish Soldier vs Soviet Soldierby David Campbell; Johnny Shumate

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 11.99

    The Winter War was supposed to be a quick and easy conflict; instead it proved to be a bitter war that destroyed the international reputation of the Soviet Red Army. The diminutive Finnish force was desperately outnumbered by almost half a million Russian troops, but rather than sweeping across their neighbours the Soviet troops stumbled blindly, constantly... more...

  • The Tunnelsby Greg Mitchell

    Transworld 2016; Not Available

    In the summer of 1962, one year after the rise of the Berlin Wall, a group of daring young West Germans risked prison, Stasi torture and even death to liberate friends, lovers, and strangers in East Berlin by digging tunnels under the Wall. Then, as the world?s press heard about the secret projects, two television networks raced to be the first... more...

  • Annals of Native Americaby Camilla Townsend

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 23.99 US$ 20.63

    For many generations, the Nahuas of Mexico maintained their tradition of the xiuhpohualli (SHOO-po-wa-lee), or "year counts," telling and performing their history around communal firesides so that the memory of it would not be lost. When the Spaniards came, young Nahuas took the Roman letters taught them by the friars and used the new alphabet to record... more...

  • John Adams and the Fear of American Oligarchyby Luke Mayville

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96

    Long before ?the one percent? became a protest slogan, American founding father John Adams feared the power of a class he called simply ?the few??the wellborn, the beautiful, and especially the rich. In John Adams and the Fear of American Oligarchy , Luke Mayville presents the first extended exploration of Adams?s preoccupation with a problem that... more...

  • États-Unis : Tribus américainesby Harold Hyman; L'Âme des Peuples

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 5.99

    Parce que pour connaître les peuples, il faut d'abord les comprendre Les États-Unis d?aujourd?hui ne se résument ni ŕ la déferlante Trump, ni ŕ l? American way of life , ni ŕ une succession de fascinants paysages. Doté d?une incomparable créativité, ce pays est le berceau de tribus bien identifiées, soudées par des codes qui transcendent les frontičres... more...

  • A Transnational Analysis of Representations of the US Filibusters in Nicaragua, 1855-1857by Andreas Beer

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 88.95

    This book investigates how the encounter between the U.S. filibuster expedition in 1855-1857 and Nicaraguans was imagined in both countries. The author examines transnational media and gives special emphasis to hitherto neglected publications like the bilingual newspaper El Nicaraguense. The study analyzes filibusters? direct influence on their representations... more...