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  • A Tribe Apartby Patricia Hersch

    Random House Publishing Group 2013; US$ 14.95

    For three fascinating, disturbing years, writer Patricia Hersch journeyed inside a world that is as familiar as our own children and yet as alien as some exotic culture--the world of adolescence. As a silent, attentive partner, she followed eight teenagers in the typically American town of Reston, Virginia, listening to their stories, observing their... more...

  • Mr. Wilson's Cabinet Of Wonderby Lawrence Weschler

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 14.95

    Pronged ants, horned humans, a landscape carved on a fruit pit--some of the displays in David Wilson's Museum of Jurassic Technology are hoaxes. But which ones? As he guides readers through an intellectual hall of mirrors, Lawrence Weschler revisits the 16th-century "wonder cabinets" that were the first museums and compels readers to examine the imaginative... more...

  • Thomas Jefferson's Qur'anby Denise A. Spellberg

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 16.95

    In this original and illuminating book, Denise A. Spellberg reveals a little-known but crucial dimension of the story of American religious freedom?a drama in which Islam played a surprising role. In 1765, eleven years before composing the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson bought a Qur?an. This marked only the beginning of his lifelong... more...

  • Myne Owne Groundby T. H. Breen; Stephen Innes

    Oxford University Press, USA 2004; US$ 33.99

    Ever since its publication twenty-five years ago, "Myne Owne Ground" has challenged readers to rethink much of what is taken for granted about American race relations. During the earliest decades of Virginia history, some men and women who arrived in the New World as slaves achieved freedom and formed a stable community on the Eastern shore.... more...

  • The Confidence Trapby David Runciman

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Why do democracies keep lurching from success to failure? The current financial crisis is just the latest example of how things continue to go wrong, just when it looked like they were going right. In this wide-ranging, original, and compelling book, David Runciman tells the story of modern democracy through the history of moments of crisis, from... more...

  • Ethnic Realities of Mexican Americansby Martin Guevara Urbina; Joel E. Vela; Juan O. Sanchez

    Charles C Thomas 2014; US$ 49.95

    The goal of this book is to examine the ethnic experience of the Mexican American community in the United States, from colonialism to twenty-first century globalization. The authors unearth evidence that reveals how historically white ideology, combined with science, law, and the American imagination, has been strategically used as a mechanism to intimidate,... more...

  • From Nuremberg to The Hagueby Philippe Sands

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 36.00

    A 2003 collection of lectures examining the evolution of international criminal justice from World War II to date. more...

  • A New Religious Americaby Diana L. Eck

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 14.99

    Why Understanding America's Religious Landscape Is the Most Important Challenge Facing Us Today The 1990s saw the U.S. Navy commission its first Muslim chaplain and open its first mosque. There are presently more than three hundred temples in Los Angeles, home to the greatest variety of Buddhists in the world. There are more American Muslims than... more...

  • Strategy and Historyby Colin S. Gray

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 49.95

    Strategy and History  comprises a selection of Professor Gray's key contributions to strategic debate over the past thirty years. These essays have been selected both because they had significant messages for contemporary controversies, and because they have some continuing relevance for today and the future. Each essay in this book is really... more...

  • What Happened to the Children Who Fled Nazi Persecutionby Gerald Holton; Gerhard Sonnert; Bernard Baylin

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 31.00

    The result of a four-year, in-depth study of those refugees who came as children or youths from Central Europe to the United States during the 1930s and 1940s, fleeing persecution from the National Socialist regime. This study uses social science methodology and examines their fates in their new country, their successes and tribulations. more...