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- Biteback Publishing 2016; US$ 14.57
It was just one remote hilltop in an unnamed war in the late 1990s, but it would send out ripples that are still felt today, foreshadowing the chaos of 21st-century conflicts in the Middle East. The hill, in Lebanon, was called the Pumpkin; ?flowers? was the military code word for casualties. Part memoir, part reportage and part haunting elegy for... more...
- Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 29.95
The End of American Childhood takes a sweeping look at the history of American childhood and parenting, from the nation's founding to the present day. Renowned historian Paula Fass shows how, since the beginning of the American republic, independence, self-definition, and individual success have informed Americans' attitudes toward children. But... more...
- Hellgate Press 2016; US$ 14.95
In the closing hours of the defense of Khe Sanh Combat Base, the longest and bloodiest battle of the Vietnam War, Tom Mahoney inexplicably walked away from his platoon, unarmed, and was shot to death by enemy soldiers hiding nearby. His fellow Marines made several desperate attempts to recover their well-liked comrade, but were finally forced to leave... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 45.95
Displaying Women explores the role of women in the representation of leisure in turn-of-the-century New York. To see and be seen--on Fifth Avenue and Broadway, in Central Park, and in the fashionable uptown hotels and restaurants--was one of the fundamental principles in the display aesthetic of New York's fashionable society. Maureen E. Montgomery... more...
- Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 35.00
Few transformations in American politics have been as important as the integration of African Americans into the Democratic Party and the Republican embrace of racial policy conservatism. The story of this partisan realignment on race is often told as one in which political elites?such as Lyndon Johnson and Barry Goldwater?set in motion a dramatic... more...
- Primento Digital 2016; US$ 4.99
Recognized as one of the founding fathers of the United States of America, George Washington played a part in the birth of the nation. From the Seven Years? War against the French to the definition of American protectionism, right up to the development of the Constitution and the creation of US federal organs, he laid the foundations for the values... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 16.99
As the American Revolution continued, the British refocused their fight on the southern colonies in the hopes of triggering an outbreak of loyalism that would sweep the rebels aside. Under Sir Henry Clinton they captured Savannah at the end of 1778, and Charleston in May 1780, with Lord Cornwallis being left in command with just 8,500 men under him.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 34.95
Established in 1935 in the midst of the Great Depression, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) was one of the most ambitious federal jobs programs ever created in the U.S. At its peak, the program provided work for almost 3.5 million Americans, employing more than 8 million people across its eight-year history in projects ranging from constructing... more...