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  • Picturing Chinatownby Anthony W. Lee

    University of California Press 2001; US$ 12.95

    This visually and intellectually exciting book brings the history of San Francisco's Chinatown alive by taking a close look at images of the quarter created during its first hundred years, from 1850 to 1950. Picturing Chinatown contains more than 160 photographs and paintings, some well known and many never reproduced before, to illustrate how this... more...

  • The Partition of Korea after World War IIby Jongsoo James Lee

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 38.00

    Drawing on multi-archival research in Korean, Russian and English, this book looks at the complexity and changes in Stalin's policy toward Korea for answers about the division of Korea in 1945 and the failure of reunification between 1945 and 1948. Lee argues that the trusteeship decision is key to the division's origins and permanency. more...

  • Henry Clayby David S. Heidler; Jeanne T. Heidler

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 18.00

    He was the Great Compromiser, a canny and colorful legislator whose life mirrors the story of America from its founding until the eve of the Civil War. Speaker of the House, senator, secretary of state, five-time presidential candidate, and idol to the young Abraham Lincoln, Henry Clay is captured in full at last in this rich and sweeping biography.... more...

  • The First Sudanese Civil Warby Scopas S. Poggo

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 36.00

    This book is a comprehensive investigation, discussion, and analysis of the origins and development of the first civil war in the Sudan, which occurred between 1955 and 1972. more...

  • American Colossusby H.W. Brands

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 18.95

    In a grand-scale narrative history, the bestselling author of two finalists for the Pulitzer Prize now captures the decades when capitalism was at its most unbridled and a few breathtakingly wealthy businessmen utterly transformed America from an agrarian economy to a world power. The years between the Civil War and the end of the nineteenth century... more...

  • The Duchess of Windsorby Diana Lady Mosley (Diana Mosley) Mitford

    Gibson Square 2012; US$ 11.65

    ‘Irresistible. One controversial expatriate on another.? – Philip Mansel ‘Vivid.? – Michael Bloch ‘Wit and intelligence.? – Philip Ziegler ‘Cracking photographs.? – Evening Standard An intimate of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Diana Mosley was a frequent guest at their parties in Paris, or at ‘the Moulin? in Orsay, where they were neighbours.... more...

  • One Summerby Bill Bryson

    Transworld 2013; US$ 14.38

    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 invention... more...

  • The War That Forged a Nation: Why the Civil War Still Mattersby James M. McPherson

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 20.99

    More than 140 years ago, Mark Twain observed that the Civil War had "uprooted institutions that were centuries old, changed the politics of a people, transformed the social life of half the country, and wrought so profoundly upon the entire national character that the influence cannot be measured short of two or three generations." In fact,... more...

  • The Long Way Homeby David Laskin

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 13.99

    ? The Long Way Home is a riveting remembrance of the Great War by a master writer?. Deeply compelling.? ? Douglas Brinkley ?Moving, revealing, and lovingly researched, this book is a must read, and a great read, for any of us whose forebears came from overseas-meaning just about all of us.? ? Erik Larson The author of the award-winning The Children?s... more...

  • Vendettaby James Neff

    Little, Brown and Company 2015; Not Available

    One of America's greatest investigative reporters brings to life the gripping, no-holds-barred clash of two American titans: Robert Kennedy and his nemesis Jimmy Hoffa. From 1957 to 1964, Robert Kennedy and Jimmy Hoffa channeled nearly all of their considerable powers into destroying each other. Kennedy's battle with Hoffa burst into the public... more...