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  • The Devil in the White Cityby Erik Larson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2004; US$ 15.95

    Erik Larson?author of #1 bestseller IN THE GARDEN OF BEASTS?intertwines the true tale of the 1893 World's Fair and the cunning serial killer who used the fair to lure his victims to their death. Combining meticulous research with nail-biting storytelling, Erik Larson has crafted a narrative with all the wonder of newly discovered history and the thrills... more...

  • America Transformedby Richard M. Abrams

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 24.00

    This 2006 book examines the period 1941?2001 during which time the character of American life changed rapidly. more...

  • The Comparative Approach to American Historyby C. Vann Woodward

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 72.99

    In the mid 1960s, C. Vann Woodward was asked to organize a program of broadcast lectures on US history for the Voice of America as part of a longer series designed to acquaint foreign audiences with leaders in American arts and sciences. Reasoning that a comparative approach "was peculiarly adapted to the interests and needs of foreign audiences,"... more...

  • Mexico, la patriaby Monica A Rankin

    University of Nebraska Press 2010; US$ 30.00

    In ¡México, la patria! Monica A. Rankin examines the pervasive domestic and foreign propaganda strategies in Mexico during World War II and their impact on Mexican culture, charting the evolution of these campaigns through popular culture, advertisements, art, and government publications throughout the war and beyond. In particular, Rankin... more...

  • Unbrokenby Laura Hillenbrand

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.00

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ? NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE ?  Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader?s Circle for author chats and more. In boyhood, Louis Zamperini was an incorrigible delinquent. As a teenager, he channeled his defiance into running, discovering a prodigious talent that had carried him to the Berlin... more...

  • The Making of the President 1964by Theodore H. White

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 12.74

    ?[White] revolutionized the art of political reporting.? ?William F. Buckley A national bestseller, The Making of the President 1964 is the critically acclaimed account of the 1964 presidential campaign, from the assassination of JFK though the battle for power between Lyndon B. Johnson and Barry Goldwater. Author Theodore H. White made history... more...

  • Trouble in Mindby Leon F. Litwack

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 20.00

    "The stain of Jim Crow runs deep in 20th-century America. . . . Its effects remain the nation's most pressing business. Trouble in Mind is an absolutely essential account of its dreadful history and calamitous legacy."  --The Washington Post "The most complete and moving account we have had of what the victims of the Jim Crow South suffered and somehow... more...

  • The Great Merger Movement in American Business, 1895?1904by Naomi R. Lamoreaux

    Cambridge University Press 1988; US$ 32.00

    Between 1895 and 1904 a great wave of mergers swept through the manufacturing sector of the United States' economy. This book explores the causes of the mergers, arguing that there was nothing natural or inevitable about turn-of-the-century combinations. Despite this conclusion, the author does not accept the view that they were necessarily a threat... more...

  • The Divided Economy of Mandatory Palestineby Jacob Metzer

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 48.00

    A systematic analysis of the economic history of Arab and Jewish communities in Mandatory Palestine. more...

  • The End of Empire and the Making of Malayaby T. N. Harper

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 44.00

    This 1999 book is one of most important contributions to the history of decolonisation to appear in the past generation. more...