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Vietnam War

  • Dispatchesby Michael Herr

    Pan Macmillan UK 2015; US$ 13.63

    We took space back quickly, expensively, with total panic and close to maximum brutality. Our machine was devastating. And versatile. It could do everything but stop. Michael Herr went to Vietnam as a war correspondent for Esquire . He returned to tell the real story in all its hallucinatory madness and brutality, cutting to the quick of... more...

  • Funerary Practices and Models in the Ancient Andesby Peter Eeckhout; Lawrence S. Owens

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 79.00

    This edited volume focuses on the funerary archaeology of the Pan-Andean area in the pre-Hispanic period. more...

  • Allies in Memoryby Sam Edwards

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 80.00

    A fresh perspective on World War II commemoration that identifies the central place of war memory in post-1945 transatlantic relations. more...

  • Lynchings in Kansas, 1850s-1932by Harriet C. Frazier

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00

    In 1933, Genevieve Yost, Kansas State Historical Society cataloger, published a "History of Lynching in Kansas." The present book is a development of that work, researched with the benefit of modern technology. The author locates 58 lynchings Yost missed and removes 19 from her list that for various reasons are not lynchings in Kansas. Yost... more...

  • Colombia's Narcotics Nightmareby James D. Henderson

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00

    This history of Colombia's illegal drug trade--and of the extreme violence it created--describes how in the late 1960s narcotics traffickers from the United States convinced Colombians who had no previous involvement in the drug trade to grow marijuana for export to America. By the early '70s, foreign (mostly American) traffickers began requesting... more...

  • Secret Lives of the Underground Railroad in New York Cityby Don Papson; Tom Calarco

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 39.95

    During the fourteen years Sydney Howard Gay edited the American Anti-Slavery Society's National Anti-Slavery Standard in New York City, he worked with some of the most important Underground agents in the eastern United States, including Thomas Garrett, William Still and James Miller McKim. Gay's closest associate was Louis Napoleon, a free... more...

  • A Short History of the Vietnam Warby Gordon Kerr

    Oldcastle Books 2015; US$ 7.28

    On 8 March, 1965, 3,500 United States Marines of the 9th Marine Expeditionary Brigade made an amphibious landing at Da Nang on the south central coast of South Vietnam, marking the beginning of a conflict that would haunt American politics and society for many years, even after the withdrawal of US forces in 1972. For the people of North Vietnam it... more...

  • Too Hot to Handleby Jonathan Zimmerman

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Too Hot to Handle is the first truly international history of sex education. As Jonathan Zimmerman shows, the controversial subject began in the West and spread steadily around the world over the past century. As people crossed borders, however, they joined hands to block sex education from most of their classrooms. Examining key players who supported... more...

  • Paths Out of Dixie: The Democratization of Authoritarian Enclaves in America's Deep South, 1944-1972by Robert Mickey

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 35.00

    The transformation of the American South--from authoritarian to democratic rule--is the most important political development since World War II. It has re-sorted voters into parties, remapped presidential elections, and helped polarize Congress. Most important, it is the final step in America's democratization. Paths Out of Dixie illuminates this... more...

  • America's Modern Warsby Christopher A. Lawrence

    Casemate 2015; US$ 19.95

    While the past half-century has seen no diminution in the valor and fighting skill of the U.S. military and its allies, the fact remains that our wars have become more protracted, with decisive results more elusive. With only two exceptions—Panama and the Gulf War under the first President Bush—our campaigns have taken on the character of... more...