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  • Mississippiby Anthony Walton

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.00

      To most Americans, Mississippi is not a state but a scar, the place where segregation took its ugliest form and struck most savagely at its challengers.  But to many Americans, Mississippi is also home.  And it is this paradox, with all its overtones of history and heartache, that Anthony Walton?whose parents escaped Mississippi for the relative... more...

  • My Silent Warby Kim Philby

    Random House 2010; US$ 17.62

    In the annals of espionage, one name towers above all others: that of H. A. R. "Kim" Philby, the ringleader of the legendary Cambridge spies. A member of the British establishment, Philby joined the Secret Intelligence Service in 1940, rose to the head of Soviet counterintelligence, and, as M16's liaison with the CIA and the FBI, betrayed every secret... more...

  • Americasby Peter Winn

    University of California Press 2006; US$ 29.95

    Stunning in its sweep, Americas is the most authoritative history available of contemporary Latin America and the Caribbean. From Mexico to Tierra del Fuego, and from Cuba to Trinidad and Tobago, Americas examines the historical, demographic, political, social, cultural, religious, and economic trends in the region. For this new edition Peter Winn... more...

  • After Campby Greg Robinson

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 29.95

    This book illuminates various aspects of a central but unexplored area of American history: the midcentury Japanese American experience. A vast and ever-growing literature exists, first on the entry and settlement of Japanese immigrants in the United States at the turn of the 20th century, then on the experience of the immigrants and their American-born... more...

  • Good Huntingby Jack Devine; Vernon Loeb

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 27.99

    "A sophisticated, deeply informed account of real life in the real CIA that adds immeasurably to the public understanding of the espionage culture?the good and the bad." ?Bob Woodward Jack Devine ran Charlie Wilson?s War in Afghanistan. It was the largest covert action of the Cold War, and it was Devine who put the brand-new Stinger missile into... more...

  • Hanns and Rudolfby Thomas Harding

    Random House 2013; US$ 11.73

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA BIOGRAPHY AWARD 'A gripping thriller, an unspeakable crime, an essential history.' JOHN LE CARRÉ Hanns Alexander was the son of a prosperous German family who fled Berlin for London in the 1930s. Rudolf Höss was a farmer and soldier who became the Kommandant of Auschwitz Concentration... more...

  • A World at Armsby Gerhard L. Weinberg

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 28.00

    A truly global account of WWII - the war that encompassed six continents. more...

  • One Summerby Bill Bryson

    Transworld 2013; US$ 13.19

    In summer 1927, America had a booming stock market, a president who worked just four hours a day (and slept much of the rest), a devastating flood of the Mississippi, a sensational murder trial, and an unknown aviator named Charles Lindbergh who became the most famous man on earth. It was the summer that saw the birth of talking pictures, the... more...

  • The Oil Kingsby Andrew Scott Cooper

    Simon & Schuster 2011; US$ 18.00

    struggling with a recession . . . European nations at risk of defaulting on their loans . . . A possible global financial crisis. It happened before, in the 1970s . Oil Kings is the story of how oil came to dominate U.S. domestic and international affairs. As Richard Nixon fought off Watergate inquiries in 1973, the U.S. economy reacted to... more...

  • Zeppelin over Suffolkby Mark Mower

    Pen and Sword 2009; US$ 1.99

    Zeppelin Over Suffolk tells the remarkable story of the destruction of a German airship over East Anglia in 1917. The drama is set against the backdrop of Germany's aerial bombing campaign on Britain in the First World War, using a terrifying new weapon, the Zeppelin. The course of the raid on that summer night is reconstructed in vivid detail,... more...