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  • A Legal History of the Civil War and Reconstructionby Laura F. Edwards

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 24.00 US$ 19.68

    This book provides a succinct and accessible account of the critical role of legal and constitutional issues of the American Civil War. more...

  • The Politics of Judicial Independence in the UK's Changing Constitutionby Graham Gee; Robert Hazell; Kate Malleson; Patrick O'Brien

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 79.00 US$ 64.78

    This book draws on interviews and primary sources to argue that the protection of judicial independence is a political achievement. more...

  • Target Corinth Canalby Platon Alexiades

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 22.99

    During the Second World War the Corinth Canal assumed an importance disproportionate to its size. It was the focus of numerous special Allied operations to prevent oil from the Black Sea reaching Italy, to delay the invasion of Crete and severing the vital German supply lines to Rommel's Army in North Africa.

German airborne forces... more...

  • Margaret Thatcherby Charles Moore

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 42.29

    In June 1983 Margaret Thatcher won the biggest increase in a government's Parliamentary majority in British electoral history. Over the next four years, as Charles Moore relates in this central volume of his uniquely authoritative biography, Britain's first woman prime minister changed the course of her country's history and that of the world, often... more...

  • Founding Brothersby Joseph J. Ellis

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2003; US$ 15.95

    In this landmark work of history, the National Book Award?winning author of American Sphinx explores how a group of greatly gifted but deeply flawed individuals?Hamilton, Burr, Jefferson, Franklin, Washington, Adams, and Madison?confronted the overwhelming challenges before them to set the course for our nation. The United States was more a fragile... more...

  • Afro-Latin America, 1800-2000by George Reid Andrews

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 13.99 US$ 12.03

    While the rise and abolition of slavery and ongoing race relations are central themes of the history of the United States, the African diaspora actually had a far greater impact on Latin and Central America. More than ten times as many Africans came to Spanish and Portuguese America as the United States. In this, the first history of the African diaspora... more...

  • Blood Done Sign My Nameby Timothy B. Tyson

    Crown/Archetype 2007; US$ 16.00

    "Daddy and Roger and 'em shot 'em a nigger." Those words, whispered to ten-year-old Tim Tyson by one of his playmates in the late spring of 1970, heralded a firestorm that would forever transform the small tobacco market town of Oxford, North Carolina. On May 11, 1970, Henry Marrow, a 23-year-old black veteran, walked into a crossroads store owned... more...

  • A Bitter Revolutionby Rana Mitter

    OUP Oxford 2004; US$ 20.99 US$ 18.05

    China is now poised to take a key role on the world stage, but in the early twentieth century the situation could not have been more different. Rana Mitter goes back to this pivotal moment in Chinese history to uncover the origins of the painful transition from a premodern past into a modern world.Mitter takes us through the resulting social turmoil... 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...

  • French and Indian War, Theby Alfred Cave

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 55.00

    The French and Indian War was but the American front of a much larger war taking place in Europe, the outcome of which had significant consequences for both North America and the world. As the frontier sideshow of the Seven Years' War, being fought between the powerful English and French empires in the 1760s, the French and Indian War brought northern... more...