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  • The American West: A Very Short Introductionby Stephen Aron

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 9.99

    Part geographical location, part time period, and part state of mind, the American West is a concept often invoked but rarely defined. Though popular culture has carved out a short and specific time and place for the region, author and longtime Californian Stephen Aron tracks "the West" from the building of the Cahokia Mounds around 900 AD... more...

  • The Great Influenzaby John M. Barry

    Penguin Publishing Group 2005; US$ 18.00

    At the height of WWI, history?s most lethal influenza virus erupted in an army camp in Kansas, moved east with American troops, then exploded, killing as many as 100 million people worldwide. It killed more people in twenty-four months than AIDS killed in twenty-four years, more in a year than the Black Death killed in a century. But this was not the... more...

  • With the Old Breedby E.B. Sledge

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 7.99

    ?Eugene Sledge became more than a legend with his memoir, With The Old Breed . He became a chronicler, a historian, a storyteller who turns the extremes of the war in the Pacific?the terror, the camaraderie, the banal and the extraordinary?into terms we mortals can grasp.??Tom Hanks NEW YORK TIMES  BESTSELLER In The Wall Street Journal , Victor... more...

  • Rebirth of a Nationby Jackson Lears

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 9.99

    "Fascinating.... A major work by a leading historian at the top of his game?at once engaging and tightly argued." ? The New York Times Book Review ?Dazzling cultural history: smart, provocative, and gripping. It is also a book for our times, historically grounded, hopeful, and filled with humane, just, and peaceful possibilities.? ? The Washington... more...

  • The Mission, The Men, and Meby Pete Blaber

    Penguin Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.00

    "A book about the complexities of combat that's just as applicable for dealing with the complexities of business and our personal lives." (Kevin Sharer, Chairman & CEO, Amgen) As a commander of Delta Force-the most elite counter-terrorist organization in the world-Pete Blaber took part in some of the most dangerous, controversial, and significant... more...

  • Model City Bluesby Mandi Isaacs Jackson

    Temple University Press 2010; US$ 30.95

    Model City Blues tells the story of how regular people, facing a changing city landscape, fought for their own model of the ?ideal city? by creating grassroots plans for urban renewal. Filled with vivid descriptions of significant moments in a protracted struggle, it offers a street-level account of organized resistance to institutional plans to... more...

  • Resisting Dictatorshipby Vincent Boudreau

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 40.00

    Vincent Boudreau's book is a genuinely comparative study of repression and protest in South East Asia. more...

  • The War for Palestineby Eugene L. Rogan; Avi Shlaim

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 28.00

    The updated second edition of The War for Palestine presents the genesis of the Arab-Israeli conflict. more...

  • Dropping the Torchby Nicholas Evan Sarantakes

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 28.00

    Dropping the Torch: Jimmy Carter, the Olympic Boycott, and the Cold War offers a diplomatic history of the 1980 Olympic boycott. more...

  • Medicine and Public Health in Latin Americaby Marcos Cueto; Steven Palmer

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 24.00

    This book provides a clear, broad, and provocative synthesis of the history of Latin American medicine. more...