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- University of California Press 2000; US$ 15.95
How much radiation is too much? J. Samuel Walker examines the evolution, over more than a hundred years, of radiation protection standards and efforts to ensure radiation safety for nuclear workers and for the general public. The risks of radiation?caused by fallout from nuclear bomb testing, exposure from medical or manufacturing procedures, effluents... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2006; US$ 16.95
In this groundbreaking work of science, history, and archaeology, Charles C. Mann radically alters our understanding of the Americas before the arrival of Columbus in 1492. Contrary to what so many Americans learn in school, the pre-Columbian Indians were not sparsely settled in a pristine wilderness; rather, there were huge numbers of Indians who... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 41.00
During World War I the U.S. demanded that all able-bodied men work or fight. White men who were husbands and fathers, owned property or worked at approved jobs had the benefits of citizenship without fighting. Others were often barred from achieving these benefits. This book tells the stories of those affected by the Selective Service System. more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00
The fascinating story of a lost city and an unprecedented American civilization While Mayan and Aztec civilizations are widely known and documented, relatively few people are familiar with the largest prehistoric Native American city north of Mexico-a site that expert Timothy Pauketat brings vividly to life in this groundbreaking book. Almost... more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2009; US$ 25.00
Lisa Levenstein reframes highly charged debates over the origins of chronic African American poverty and the social policies and political struggles that led to the postwar urban crisis. A Movement Without Marches follows poor black women as they traveled from some of Philadelphia's most impoverished neighborhoods into its welfare offices, courtrooms,... more...
- Sourcebooks 2010; US$ 16.99
"The single best kickoff to the American Civil War...I can't imagine a better guide for any of us, whether student or scholar." -Robert Hicks author of the New York Times bestselling novel The Widow of the South "A detailed and enjoyable set of facts and stories that will engage every reader from the newest initiate to ... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 26.00
Theodore Roosevelt's fifteen-month post-presidential odyssey to Africa and Europe has never been given its due place. His grand expedition fulfilled a long-held dream for the hunter-naturalist aspect of his multi-faceted character. However, besides big game rifles, Roosevelt also brought along his bully pulpit and accompanying ideals. more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 1992; US$ 18.99
At the height of Ronald Reagan's popularity in July 1986, Time magazine wrote glowingly of how he had "found America's sweet spot." Reagan seemed a "magician who carries a bright, ideal America like a holograph in his mind and projects its image in the air." Not since the rhapsody about "Camelot" that surrounded... more...