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- The University of North Carolina Press 2007; US$ 21.00
From nineteenth-century public baths to today's private backyard havens, swimming pools have long been a provocative symbol of American life. In this social and cultural history of swimming pools in the United States, Jeff Wiltse relates how, over the years, pools have served as asylums for the urban poor, leisure resorts for the masses, and private... more...
- Orion 2011; US$ 16.21
FATE IS THE HUNTER is a fascinating and thrilling account of some of the more memorable experiences Ernest K Gann had in the air. He's flown in both peace and war and come close to death many times. Here he reveals the characters he's known and the dramas he's experienced, portraying fate (or death) as a hunter constantly in pursuit of pilots. This... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 11.99
From the award-winning author of Imperial Life in the Emerald City, a riveting, intimate account of America?s troubled war in Afghanistan. When President Barack Obama ordered the surge of troops and aid to Afghanistan, Washington Post correspondent Rajiv Chandrasekaran followed. He found the effort sabotaged not only by Afghan and Pakistani malfeasance... more...
- Helion & Company 2011; US$ 25.00
At the beginning of the Second World War the Nazi hierarchy had, at an early stage, fully recognized the importance of controlling the depiction of military conflict in order to ensure the continued morale of their combat troops by providing a bridge between the soldiers and their families. Promoting the use of photographic record also allowed the... more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2013; US$ 11.99
An inventive, wholly original look at the complex psyche of Eastern Europe in the wake of the revolutions of 1989 and the opening of the communist archives. In the tradition of Timothy Garton Ash?s The File, Yale historian and prize-winning author Marci Shore draws upon intimate understanding to illuminate the afterlife of totalitarianism. ... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 1991; US$ 28.99
A vital instrument of power, telecommunications is and has always been a political technology. In this book, Headrick examines the political history of telecommunications from the mid-nineteenth century to the end of World War II. He argues that this technology gave society new options. In times of peace, the telegraph and radio were, as many predicted,... more...
- Random House Children's Books 2013; US$ 12.99
If you need to know it, it's in this book. This eBook version of the 2013-2014 edition of Cracking the SAT U.S. & World History Subject Tests has been optimized for on-screen viewing with cross-linked questions, answers, and explanations. It includes: · 4 full-length practice tests with detailed explanations (2 for each subject test) · Comprehensive... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 16.00
An exciting series that covers selected topics from the Higher Level options in the IB History syllabus. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 36.95
The conflict between Russia and America shaped the world for over four decades. Both were universalist powers – they wanted every country in the world to copy their model of government and economy. They could not rest until the other side had been vanquished, and until the mid-1980s this included the prospect of nuclear war. In a new edition of... more...