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- Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 12.99
Ever since Fidel Castro assumed power in Cuba in 1959, Americans have obsessed about the nation ninety miles south of the Florida Keys. America's fixation on the tropical socialist republic has only grown over the years, fueled in part by successive waves of Cuban immigration and Castro's larger-than-life persona. Cubans are now a major ethnic... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007; US$ 14.99
When President William McKinley was murdered at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York, on September 6, 1901, Americans were bereaved and frightened. Rumor ran rampant: A wild-eyed foreign anarchist with an unpronounceable name had killed the commander-in-chief. Eric Rauchway's brilliant Murdering McKinley restages Leon Czolgosz's hastily... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2012; US$ 17.00
Hailed as "toweringly important" (Baltimore Sun ), "a work of scrupulous and significant reportage" (E. L. Doctorow), and "an unforgettable historical drama" (Chicago Sun-Times), Big Trouble brings to life the astonishing case that ultimately engaged President Theodore Roosevelt, Supreme Court justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, and the politics and... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 18.95
In this signal work of history, Bancroft Prize winner and Pulitzer Prize finalist Lizabeth Cohen shows how the pursuit of prosperity after World War II fueled our pervasive consumer mentality and transformed American life. Trumpeted as a means to promote the general welfare, mass consumption quickly outgrew its economic objectives and became synonymous... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2012; US$ 21.00
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award. Twenty-five years after its initial publication, The Making of the Atomic Bomb remains the seminal and complete story of how the bomb was developed, from the turn-of-the-century discovery of the vast energy locked inside the atom to the dropping of... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 23.00
Examines the nation's emerging ranks of professional experts ? including doctors, lawyers, scientists and administrators ? and their role in shaping modern America. more...
- PublicAffairs 2014; US$ 26.99
The America of the near future will look nothing like the America of the recent past. America is in the throes of a demographic overhaul. Huge generation gaps have opened up in our political and social values, our economic well-being, our family structure, our racial and ethnic identity, our gender norms, our religious affiliation, and our technology... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2004; US$ 16.00
Jon Krakauer?s literary reputation rests on insightful chronicles of lives conducted at the outer limits. He now shifts his focus from extremes of physical adventure to extremes of religious belief within our own borders, taking readers inside isolated American communities where some 40,000 Mormon Fundamentalists still practice polygamy. Defying both... more...
- Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 22.99
Intended for use as a main text for undergraduate courses or as a supplemental text in surveys, this work offers a succinct, comprehensive and objective examination of recent American history, avoiding unnecessary detail and trivia. Recommended further reading is provided for each era. more...
- St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 8.99
Downtown department stores were once the heart and soul of America?s pulsing Broadways and Main Streets. With names such as City of Paris, Penn Traffic, The Maze, Maison Blanche, or The Popular, they suggested spheres far beyond mundane shopping. Nicknames reflected the affection customers felt for their favorites, whether Woodie?s, Wanny?s,... more...