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  • Dam Bustersby James Holland

    Transworld 2012; US$ 14.09

    The night of May 16th, 1943. Nineteen specially adapted Lancaster bombers take off from RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire, each with a huge 9,000lb cylindrical bomb strapped underneath it. Their mission: to destroy three dams deep within the German heartland, which provide the lifeblood to the industries supplying the Third Reich's war machine. From the... more...

  • The Whiskey Rebellionby Thomas P. Slaughter

    Oxford University Press 1988; US$ 12.99

    Recapturing the historical drama and significance of the Whiskey Rebellion--the first large-scale resistance to a law of the U.S. government under the Constitution--Slaughter assesses this tax rebellion among frontier farmers in 1794 in relation to interregional tensions, republican ideology, and the social and political conflict of the 1780s and '90s. more...

  • Act of Congressby Robert G. Kaiser

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 16.95

    A Washington Post Notable Book An eye-opening account of how Congress today really works—and how it doesn’t—  Act of Congress focuses on two of the major players behind the sweeping financial reform bill enacted in response to the Great Crash of 2008: colorful, wisecracking congressman Barney Frank, and careful, insightful senator Christopher... more...

  • Death in the Balticby Cathryn J. Prince

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 6.79

    The worst maritime disaster ever occurred during World War II, when more than 9,000 German civilians drowned. It went unreported. January 1945: The outcome of World War II has been determined. The Third Reich is in free fall as the Russians close in from the east. Berlin plans an eleventh-hour exodus for the German civilians trapped in the Red Army's... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of the History of Nationalismby John Breuilly

    OUP Oxford 2013; US$ 49.99

    Thirty-six essays by a team of leading scholars providing a global coverage of the history of nationalism in its different aspects - its ideas, its sentiments, and its politics. more...

  • Acts of Godby Ted Steinberg

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 18.99

    In this eye-opening volumn, eminent environmental historian Ted Steinberg explains how much of the death and destruction caused by "natural" disasters has been well within the realm of human control. Steinberg exposes the fallacy of seeings such calamities as simply random events, showing how the decisions of business leaders and government officials... more...

  • Stateless in Shanghaiby Liliane Willens

    Earnshaw Books 2010; US$ 9.99

    With vivid firsthand descriptions of Asia’s most cosmopolitan city from the 1920s to the 1950s, this recollection chronicles Liliane Willens' life and trials in Shanghai as China collapsed under the weight of foreign invaders and civil war. Engaging and often humorous, this unique memoir relates Willens' experiences as a Jewish Russian living in early... more...

  • The Civil War Volume Iby Shelby Foote

    Random House 2011; US$ 23.96

    A narrative history of the American Civil War, which covers not only the battles and the troop movements but also the social background that brought on the war and led, in the end, to the South's defeat. more...

  • Heinrich Himmlerby Peter Longerich

    OUP Oxford 2011; US$ 19.99

    The first-ever comprehensive biography of Heinrich Himmler, SS-Reichsführer, Nazi Interior Minister, and Chief of Police, whose name has become a byword for the terror, persecution, and destruction that characterized the Third Reich. more...

  • The Run of His Lifeby Jeffrey Toobin

    Random House Publishing Group 2013; US$ 17.00

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The inspiration for  American Crime Story: The People v. O. J. Simpson  on FX, starring Cuba Gooding, Jr., John Travolta, David Schwimmer, and Connie Britton   The definitive account of the O. J. Simpson trial, The Run of His Life is a prodigious feat of reporting that could have been written only by the foremost... more...