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  • Abigail Adamsby Woody Holton

    Atria Books 2010; US$ 18.99

    Winner of the Bancroft Prize The New York Times Book Review , Editor?s Choice American Heritage, Best of 2009 In this vivid new biography of Abigail Adams, the most illustrious woman of the founding era, Bancroft Award?winning historian Woody Holton offers a sweeping reinterpretation of Adams?s life story and of women?s roles in the creation... more...

  • Jimmy Carterby Julian E. Zelizer; Arthur M. Jr. Schlesinger; Sean Wilentz

    Henry Holt and Co. 2010; US$ 6.79

    The maverick politician from Georgia who rode the post- Watergate wave into office but whose term was consumed by economic and international crises A peanut farmer from Georgia, Jimmy Carter rose to national power through mastering the strategy of the maverick politician. As the face of the "New South," Carter's strongest support emanated from... more...

  • Colour Barby Susan Williams

    Penguin Books Ltd 2007; US$ 14.09

    Sir Seretse Khama, the first President of Botswana and heir apparent to the kingship of the Bangwato people, brought independence and great prosperity to his nation after colonial rule. But for six long years from 1950, Seretse had been forced into exile in England, banned from his own country. His crime? To fall in love and marry a young, white... more...

  • Rethinking the American Anti-War Movementby Simon Hall

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 34.95

    Between 1965 and 1973, hundreds of thousands of ordinary Americans participated in one of the most remarkable and significant people's movements in American history. Through marches, rallies, draft resistance, teach-ins, civil disobedience, and non-violent demonstrations at both the national and local levels, Americans vehemently protested the country's... more...

  • Treatise on Slaveryby Alonso de Sandoval; Nicole von Germeten

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2008; US$ 13.50

    In De instauranda Aethiopum salute (1627) - the earliest known book-length study of African slavery in the colonial Americas - Jesuit priest Alonso de Sandoval described dozens of African ethnicities, their languages, and their beliefs, and provided an exposť of the abuse of slaves in the Americas. more...

  • Armed Loveby Elia Katz

    Bitingduck Press 2008; US$ 2.99

    Armed Love , first published in 1971, is a description of the author's experience in America?s communes. Katz documents the people, the sex, the drugs, and the various organizations of communal lifestyles from New York City to San Francisco. The best portrayal of contemporary youth in the United States. ? New Haven Register Elia Katz?can really... more...

  • What's My Name, Fool?by Dave Zirin

    Haymarket Books 2005; US$ 14.99

    Edgeofsports.com sportswriter Dave Zirin provides a no-holds-barred commentary on the personalities and politics of American sports. more...

  • Big Troubleby J. Anthony Lukas

    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...

  • Murdering McKinleyby Eric Rauchway

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007; US$ 11.20

    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...

  • How the West Was Lostby Alexander Boot

    I.B.Tauris 2006; US$ 49.00

    What made the West ?western?? And has Western civilisation found modernity but lost itself? This provocative and stimulating polemic argues that western culture and civilisation have been destroyed not only in, but indeed by, modernity. How the West Was Lost argues that all modern upheavals ? the Reformation, the English, American, French and Russian... more...