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  • Epic Journeys of Freedomby Cassandra Pybus

    Beacon Press 2006; US$ 16.00

    During the American Revolution, thousands of slaves fled their masters to find freedom with the British. Epic Journeys of Freedom is the astounding story of these runaways and the lives they made on four continents. Having emancipated themselves, with the rhetoric about the inalienable rights of free men ringing in their ears, these men and women... more...

  • Longest Day, Theby Cornelius Ryan

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 20.95

    6 June, 1944. 156,000 troops from 12 different countries, 11,000 aircraft, 7,000 naval vessels, 24 hours. D-Day - the beginning of the Allied invasion of Hitler's formidable 'Fortress Europe' - was the largest amphibious invasion in history. There has never been a battle like it, before or since._x000D_ _x000D_ But beyond the statistics and over sixty... more...

  • Warren G. Hardingby John W. Dean; Jr. Arthur M. Schlesinger

    Henry Holt and Co. 2004; US$ 25.99

    President Nixon?s former counsel illuminates another presidency marked by scandal Warren G. Harding may be best known as America?s worst president. Scandals plagued him: the Teapot Dome affair, corruption in the Veterans Bureau and the Justice Department, and the posthumous revelation of an extramarital affair. Raised in Marion, Ohio, Harding... more...

  • Abraham Lincoln and the Second American Revolutionby James M. McPherson

    Oxford University Press, USA 1991; US$ 17.99

    James McPherson has emerged as one of America's finest historians. Battle Cry of Freedom, his Pulitzer Prize-winning account of the Civil War, was a national bestseller that Hugh Brogan, in The New York Times Book Review, called "history writing of the highest order." In that volume, McPherson gathered in the broad sweep of events, the... more...

  • The Organic Machineby Richard White

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 14.99

    The Hill and Wang Critical Issues Series: concise, affordable works on pivotal topics in American history, society, and politics. In this pioneering study, White explores the relationship between the natural history of the Columbia River and the human history of the Pacific Northwest for both whites and Native Americans. He concentrates on what... more...

  • Carl Goerdeler and the Jewish Question, 1933?1942by Peter Hoffmann

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 23.00

    A study of Carl Goerdeler, the German resistance leader who consistently engaged in efforts to protect the Jews against persecution. more...

  • Kaiser Wilhelm IIby Christopher Clark

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; Not Available

    King of Prussia, German Emperor, war leader and defeated exile, Kaiser Wilhelm II was one of the most important - and most controversial - figures in the history of twentieth-century Europe. But how much power did he really have? The acclaimed historian Christopher Clark follows Kaiser Wilhelm's political career from his youth at the Hohenzollern... more...

  • No Direction Homeby Natasha Zaretsky

    The University of North Carolina Press 2007; US$ 30.00

    Between 1968 and 1980, fears about family deterioration and national decline were ubiquitous in American political culture. In No Direction Home , Natasha Zaretsky shows that these perceptions of decline profoundly shaped one another. Throughout the 1970s, anxieties about the future of the nuclear family collided with anxieties about the direction... more...

  • The Oathby Jeffrey Toobin

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.00

    From the prizewinning author of The Nine , a gripping insider's account of the momentous ideological war between the John Roberts Supreme Court and the Obama administration. From the moment John Roberts, the chief justice of the United States, blundered through the Oath of Office at Barack Obama's inauguration, the relationship between the Supreme... more...

  • From the Folks Who Brought You the Weekendby Priscilla Murolo; A. B. Chitty; Joe Sacco

    New Press, The 2012; US$ 18.95

    Hailed in a starred Publishers Weekly review as a work of "impressive even-handedness and analytic acuity . . . that gracefully handles a broad range of subject matter," From the Folks Who Brought You the Weekend is the first comprehensive look at American history through the prism of working people. From indentured servants and slaves in the... more...