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  • Twelve Years a Slaveby Solomon Northup; Dolen Perkins-Valdez

    Atria / 37 Ink 2013; US$ 15.00

    NOW A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING EBOOK The story that inspired the major motion picture produced by Brad Pitt, directed by Steve McQueen, and starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, and Benedict Cumberbatch, Twelve Years a Slave is a harrowing, vividly detailed, and utterly unforgettable account of slavery. This beautifully designed ebook... more...

  • America's Jubileeby Andrew Burstein

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 18.95

    In America's Jubilee distinguished historian Andrew Burstein presents an engrossing narrative that takes us back to a pivotal year in American history, 1826, when the reins of democracy were being passed from the last Revolutionary War heroes to a new generation of leaders. Through brilliant sketches of selected individuals and events, Burstein... more...

  • American Massacreby Sally Denton

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    In September 1857, a wagon train passing through Utah laden with gold was attacked. Approximately 140 people were slaughtered; only 17 children under the age of eight were spared. This incident in an open field called Mountain Meadows has ever since been the focus of passionate debate: Is it possible that official Mormon dignitaries were responsible... more...

  • 12 Years a Slaveby Solomon Northup; Henry Louis Gates; Ira Berlin; Steve McQueen

    Penguin Group US 2013; US$ 9.99

    The official movie tie-in edition to the winner of the 2014 Academy Award for Best Picture, starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, and Lupita Nyong?o, and directed by Steve McQueen New York Times bestseller ?I could not believe that I had never heard of this book. It felt as important as Anne Frank?s Diary, only published nearly... more...

  • Five Pointsby Tyler Anbinder

    Free Press 2012; US$ 17.00

    The very letters of the two words seem, as they are written, to redden with the blood-stains of unavenged crime. There is Murder in every syllable, and Want, Misery and Pestilence take startling form and crowd upon the imagination as the pen traces the words." So wrote a reporter about Five Points, the most infamous neighborhood in nineteenth-century... more...

  • Sold Americanby Charles F. McGovern

    The University of North Carolina Press 2006; US$ 30.00

    At the turn of the twentieth century, an emerging consumer culture in the United States promoted constant spending to meet material needs and develop social identity and self-cultivation. In Sold American , Charles F. McGovern examines the key players active in shaping this cultural evolution: advertisers and consumer advocates. McGovern argues that... more...

  • Death in the Haymarketby James Green

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.95

    On May 4, 1886, a bomb exploded at a Chicago labor rally, wounding dozens of policemen, seven of whom eventually died. A wave of mass hysteria swept the country, leading to a sensational trial, that culminated in four controversial executions, and dealt a blow to the labor movement from which it would take decades to recover. Historian James Green... more...

  • Civil War, A to Zby Clifford L. Linedecker

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 7.99

    With hundreds of entries, as well as photographs, drawings, and a handy time line of events, Civil War, A to Z encompasses everything about this historic conflict . . . from Appomattox to Zouaves. This encyclopedic illustrated reference features facts both familiar and engagingly new, organized in an easy-to-follow alphabetical format. Ranging from... more...

  • The Roots of Southern Populismby Steven Hahn

    Oxford University Press, USA 1985; US$ 22.99

    In this examination of the rise of agrarian radicalism in the late 19th-century South, Hahn focuses on social change and popular consciousness while exploring populism's kinship with other movements such as labour radicalism. more...

  • Two Years Before the Mastby Richard Henry Jr Dana; Gary Kinder

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.00

    Tracing an awe-inspiring oceanic route from Boston, around Cape Horn, to the California coast, Two Years Before the Mast is both a riveting story of adventure and the most eloquent, insightful account we have of life at sea in the early nineteenth century. Richard Henry Dana is only nineteen when he abandons the patrician world of Boston and Harvard... more...