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  • Killing Pattonby Bill O'Reilly; Martin Dugard

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 21.00

    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...

  • The Devil's Chessboardby David Talbot

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 15.99

    An explosive, headline-making portrait of Allen Dulles, the man who transformed the CIA into the most powerful?and secretive?colossus in Washington, from the founder of Salon.com and author of the New York Times bestseller Brothers. America?s greatest untold story: the United States? rise to world dominance under the guile of Allen Welsh Dulles,... more...

  • The Restless Cityby Joanne Reitano

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 29.95

    The Restless City: A Short History of New York from Colonial Times to the Present is a short, lively history of the world?s most exciting and diverse metropolis. It shows how New York?s perpetual struggles for power, wealth, and status exemplify the vigor, creativity, resilience, and influence of the nation?s premier urban center. The updated... more...

  • Police in Urban America, 1860?1920by Eric H. Monkkonen

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 29.00

    This book examines the rapid spread of uniformed police forces throughout late nineteenth-century urban America. more...

  • Harry S. Trumanby Robert Dallek; Arthur M. Jr. Schlesinger; Sean Wilentz

    Henry Holt and Co. 2008; US$ 6.79

    The plainspoken man from Missouri who never expected to be president yet rose to become one of the greatest leaders of the twentieth century In April 1945, after the death of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the presidency fell to a former haberdasher and clubhouse politician from Independence, Missouri. Many believed he would be overmatched by the job,... 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...

  • The Penguin History of the United States of Americaby Hugh Brogan

    Penguin Books Ltd 2001; US$ 21.14

    This new edition of Brogan's superb one-volume history - from early British colonisation to the Reagan years - captures an array of dynamic personalities and events. In a broad sweep of America's triumphant progress. Brogan explores the period leading to Independence from both the American and the British points of view, touching on permanent features... more...

  • All in the Familyby Robert O. Self

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2012; US$ 11.90

    In the 1960s, Lyndon Johnson's Great Society and War on Poverty promised an array of federal programs to assist working-class families. In the 1980s, Ronald Reagan declared the GOP the party of "family values" and promised to keep government out of Americans' lives. Again and again, historians have sought to explain the nation's profound political... more...

  • The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their Secret World Warby Stephen Kinzer

    Henry Holt and Co. 2013; US$ 12.59

    A joint biography of John Foster Dulles and Allen Dulles, who led the United States into an unseen war that decisively shaped today's world During the 1950s, when the Cold War was at its peak, two immensely powerful brothers led the United States into a series of foreign adventures whose effects are still shaking the world. John Foster Dulles... more...

  • No Small Courageby Nancy F. Cott

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 16.99

    Enriched by the wealth of new research into women's history, No Small Courage offers a lively chronicle of American experience, charting women's lives and experiences with fascinating immediacy from the precolonial era to the present. Individual stories and primary sources-including letters, diaries, and news reports-animate this history of the domestic,... more...