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  • Making Whitenessby Grace Elizabeth Hale

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.00

    Making Whiteness is a profoundly important work that explains how and why whiteness came to be such a crucial, embattled--and distorting--component of twentieth-century American identity.  In intricately textured detail and with passionately mastered analysis, Grace Elizabeth Hale shows how, when faced with the active citizenship of their ex-slaves... more...

  • The Civil War: A Narrativeby Shelby Foote

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 26.00

    Focused on the pivotal year of 1863, the second volume of Shelby Foote?s masterful narrative history brings to life some of the most dramatic and important moments in the Civil War, including the Battle of Gettysburg and Grant?s Vicksburg campaign.   ?Foote has an acute sense of the relative importance of events and a novelist?s skill in directing... 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...

  • The Spy Who Came in from the Coldby John le Carré; William Boyd

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 14.38

    Alex Leamas is tired. It's the 1960s, he's been out in the cold for years, spying in Berlin for his British masters, and has seen too many good agents murdered for their troubles. Now Control wants to bring him in at last - but only after one final assignment. He must travel deep into the heart of Communist Germany and betray his country, a... more...

  • The Lords of Warby Correlli Barnett

    Pen and Sword 2013; US$ 9.99

    In this compelling study of leadership, Correlli Barnett examines the strengths and weaknesses of twenty leaders in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. He examines how the difficulties they faced and the political and strategic backgrounds of their days and analyses how they performed and what they achieved. Were they successful, or were... more...

  • Stalin's Agent: The Life and Death of Alexander Orlovby Boris Volodarsky

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 23.99

    This is the history of an unprecedented deception operation - the biggest KGB deception of all time. It has never been told in full until now. There are almost certainly people who would like it never to be told. It is the story of General Alexander Orlov. Stalin's most loyal and trusted henchman during the Spanish Civil War, Orlov was also the... more...

  • Killing Kennedyby Bill O'Reilly; Martin Dugard

    Henry Holt and Co. 2012; US$ 28.99

    A riveting historical narrative of the shocking events surrounding the assassination of John F. Kennedy, and the follow-up to mega-bestselling author Bill O'Reilly's Killing Lincoln More than a million readers have thrilled to Bill O'Reilly's Killing Lincoln , the page-turning work of nonfiction about the shocking assassination that changed... more...

  • The Lions of Iwo Jimaby Fred USMC-RET Haynes; James A. Warren

    Henry Holt and Co. 2008; US$ 17.99

    The Lions of Iwo Jima tells the full story of one of the greatest units fielded in the history of the U.S. Marines. Combat Team 28, 4500 men strong, trained for a full year, landed on the black sands of Iwo Jima on February 19, 1945, and raised the flag atop Mount Suribachi after four days of ferocious combat. Major General Fred Haynes USMC (Ret'd),... more...

  • The Boys in the Boatby Daniel James Brown

    Penguin Publishing Group 2013; US$ 17.00

    The #1 New York Times ?bestselling story about American Olympic triumph in Nazi Germany For readers of Unbroken , out of the depths of the Depression comes an irresistible story about beating the odds and finding hope in the most desperate of times?the improbable, intimate account of how nine working-class boys from the American West showed the... more...

  • Stayin' Aliveby Jefferson R. Cowie

    New Press, The 2010; US$ 21.95

    An epic account of how middle-class America hit the rocks in the political and economic upheavals of the 1970s more...