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  • Deeply Dividedby Doug McAdam; Karina Kloos

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 14.99

    How have we gone from the striking bipartisan cooperation and relative economic equality of the postwar period to the extreme inequality and partisan divisions of today? In this sweeping look at American politics, Doug McAdam and Karina Kloos argue that the rise of social movements, from Civil Rights to the Tea Party, have pushed Republicans and Democrats... more...

  • A History of Ireland in 250 Episodes ? Everything You?ve Ever Wanted to Know About Irish Historyby Jonathan Bardon

    Gill Books 2008; US$ 9.99

    From invasions to rebellions, heroic martyrs to pragmatic politicians, A History of Ireland in 250 Episodes by renowned historian Jonathan Bardon will take you on a sweeping journey through Irish history, getting behind the historical headlines to reveal the lived experience of Irish people. 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...

  • A Very Different Ageby Steven J. Diner

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1997; US$ 11.20

    The early twentieth century was a time of technological revolution in the United States. New inventions and corporations were transforming the economic landscape, bringing a stunning array of consumer goods, millions of additional jobs, and ever more wealth. Steven J. Diner draws on the rich scholarship of recent social history to show how these changes... more...

  • The Age of Great Dreamsby David Farber

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1994; US$ 12.56

    In this book, David Farber grounds our understanding of the extraordinary history of the 1960s by linking the events of that era to our country's grand projects of previous decades. Farber's important study, based on years of research in archives and oral histories as well as in historical literature, explores Vietnam, the Civil Rights Act, the War... more...

  • To The Cityby Julia L. Foulkes

    Temple University Press 2010; US$ 27.95

    In the 1930s and 1940s, as the United States moved from a rural to an urban nation, the pull of the city was irrepressible. It was so strong that even a photographic mission designed to record the essence of rural America could not help but capture the energy of urbanization too.  To the City  showcases over 100 photographs from the Farm... more...