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  • A Concise History of Australiaby Stuart Macintyre

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 36.00 US$ 29.52

    This fourth edition investigates the key factors - social, economic and political - that continue to shape modern-day Australia. more...

  • Humanitarian Imperialismby Amalia Ribi Forclaz

    OUP Oxford 2015; US$ 97.99 US$ 84.27

    From the late 1880s to the onset of World War II, organizations in Europe forged an informal international network to fight the continued existence of slavery and slave trading in Africa. Humanitarian Imperialism explores the scope and outreach of these antislavery groups, as well as their development alongside Fascist imperialism. more...

  • The Imageby Daniel J. Boorstin

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.00

    First published in 1962, this wonderfully provocative book introduced the notion of ?pseudo-events??events such as press conferences and presidential debates, which are manufactured solely in order to be reported?and the contemporary definition of celebrity as ?a person who is known for his well-knownness.? Since then Daniel J. Boorstin?s prophetic... more...

  • Why the Right Went Wrongby E.J. Dionne

    Simon & Schuster 2016; US$ 30.00

    ?Dionne's expertise is evident in this finely crafted and convincing work.? ? The Los Angeles Times From one of our most engaging political reporters and the author of Why Americans Hate Politics ; the story of conservatism from the Goldwater 1960s to the present day Tea Party that has resulted in broken promises and an ideological purity that... more...

  • The Childrenby David Halberstam

    Open Road Media 2012; US$ 14.99

    David Halberstam?s New York Times Notable Book?a riveting account of the brave individuals at the core of the civil rights movement The young men and women at the heart of David Halberstam?s brilliant and poignant The Children came together through Reverend James Lawson?s workshops on nonviolence. Idealistic and determined, they showed... more...

  • Killing Pattonby Bill O'Reilly; Martin Dugard

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 30.99

    Readers around the world have thrilled to Killing Lincoln, Killing Kennedy , and Killing Jesus --riveting works of nonfiction that journey into the heart of the most famous murders in history. Now from Bill O'Reilly, anchor of The O'Reilly Factor , comes the most epic book of all in this multimillion-selling series: Killing Patton . General George... more...

  • Why We Can't Waitby Martin Luther Dr Jr King

    Beacon Press 2011; US$ 15.99

    Dr. King?s best-selling account of the civil rights movement in Birmingham during the spring and summer of 1963   In 1963, Birmingham, Alabama, was perhaps the most racially segregated city in the United States, but the campaign launched by Fred Shuttlesworth, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and others demonstrated to the world the power of nonviolent... more...

  • The Buffalo Creek Disasterby Gerald M. Stern

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 14.95

    One Saturday morning in February 1972, an impoundment dam owned by the Pittston Coal Company burst, sending a 130 million gallon, 25 foot tidal wave of water, sludge, and debris crashing into southern West Virginia's Buffalo Creek hollow. It was one of the deadliest floods in U.S. history. 125 people were killed instantly, more than 1,000 were injured,... more...

  • City Lightsby Dan Barry

    St. Martin's Press 2009; US$ 23.99

    With a poet's clear eye and a journalist's curiosity about how a city works, Dan Barry shows us New York as no other writer has seen it. Evocative, intimate, piercing, and often funny, the essays in City Lights capture everyday life in the city at its most ordinary and extraordinary. Wandering the city as a columnist for The New York Times , Barry... more...

  • The Presidents Clubby Nancy Gibbs; Michael Duffy

    Simon & Schuster 2012; US$ 18.00

    The Presidents Club, established at Dwight Eisenhower?s inauguration by Harry Truman and Herbert Hoover, is a complicated place: its members are bound forever by the experience of the Oval Office and yet are eternal rivals for history?s favor. Among their secrets: How Jack Kennedy tried to blame Ike for the Bay of Pigs. How Ike quietly helped Reagan... more...