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  • The Defining Momentby Jonathan Alter

    Simon & Schuster 2006; US$ 16.00

    This is the story of a political miracle -- the perfect match of man and moment. Franklin Delano Roosevelt took office in March of 1933 as America touched bottom. Banks were closing everywhere. Millions of people lost everything. The Great Depression had caused a national breakdown. With the craft of a master storyteller, Jonathan Alter brings us closer... more...

  • The Race Beatby Gene Roberts; Hank Klibanoff

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 17.00

    An unprecedented examination of how news stories, editorials and photographs in the American press?and the journalists responsible for them?profoundly changed the nation?s thinking about civil rights in the South during the 1950s and ?60s. Roberts and Klibanoff draw on private correspondence, notes from secret meetings, unpublished articles, and... more...

  • Zeitounby Dave Eggers

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.95

    National Bestseller  A New York Times Notable Book An O, The Oprah Magazine Terrific Read of the Year A Huffington Post Best Book of the Year A New Yorker Favorite Book of the Year A Chicago Tribune Favorite Nonfiction Book of the Year A Kansas City Star Best Book of the Year A San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the Year An... more...

  • The Warmth of Other Sunsby Isabel Wilkerson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 17.00

    One of The New York Times Book Review ?s 10 Best Books of the Year In this epic, beautifully written masterwork, Pulitzer Prize?winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life.... more...

  • First In His Classby David Maraniss

    Simon & Schuster 2008; US$ 17.99

    Who exactly is Bill Clinton, and why was he, of all the brilliant and ambitious men in his generation, the first in his class to reach the White House? Drawing on hundreds of letters, documents, and interviews, David Maraniss explores the evolution of the personality of our forty-second president from his youth in Arkansas to his 1991 announcement... more...

  • Cherokee Women In Crisisby Carolyn Ross Johnston

    University of Alabama Press 2010; US$ 29.95

    Explains how traditional Cherokee women's roles were destabilized, modified, recovered, and in some ways strengthened during three periods of great turmoil. American Indian women have traditionally played vital roles in social hierarchies at the family, clan, and tribal levels. In the Cherokee Nation, specifically, women and men are considered... more...

  • Slavery's Constitutionby David Waldstreicher

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010; US$ 16.99

    Taking on decades of received wisdom, David Waldstreicher has written the first book to recognize slavery's place at the heart of the U.S. Constitution. Famously, the Constitution never mentions slavery. And yet, of its eighty-four clauses, six were directly concerned with slaves and the interests of their owners. Five other clauses had implications... more...

  • The Columbia History of Post-World War II Americaby Mark C Carnes

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 26.99

    Every epoch bewilders those who live through it, but for Americans, the postwar era has been a time of breathtaking change and transition. With these comprehensive and engaging essays, this volume encourages readers to form a new perspective on a recent and highly debated period of American history. Contributors to this volume were chosen for their... more...

  • The Dark Side of Democracyby Michael Mann

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 28.00

    The Dark Side of Democracy is the most comprehensive study of ethnic cleansing. more...

  • Fallingwater Risingby Franklin Toker

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 30.00

    Fallingwater Rising is a biography not of a person but of the most famous house of the twentieth century. Scholars and the public have long extolled the house that Frank Lloyd Wright perched over a Pennsylvania waterfall in 1937, but the full story has never been told. When he got the commission to design the house, Wright was nearing seventy,... more...