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  • William Howard Taftby Jonathan Lurie

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 36.00

    This book sheds light on William Howard Taft, re-examining the Taft?Theodore Roosevelt relationship and placing Taft in a progressive context. more...

  • Worse Than Slaveryby David M. Oshinsky

    Free Press 1997; US$ 15.95

    The brutal conditions and inhuman treatment of African-Americans in Southern prisons has been immortalized in blues songs and in such movies as Cool Hand Luke. Now, drawing on police and prison records and oral histories, David M. Oshinsky presents an account of Mississippi?s notorious Parchman Farm; what it tells us about our past is well worth remembering... more...

  • Yankee Merchants and the Making of the Urban Westby Jeffrey S. Adler

    Cambridge University Press 1991; US$ 44.00

    How conflict sparked by the debate over the future of slavery remade the urban West. more...

  • Band of Brothersby Stephen E. Ambrose

    Simon & Schuster 2001; US$ 17.00

    Stephen E. Ambrose?s iconic story of the ordinary men who became the World War II?s most extraordinary soldiers: Easy Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, US Army. They came together, citizen soldiers, in the summer of 1942, drawn to Airborne by the $50 monthly bonus and a desire to be better than the other guy. And... more...

  • The Continuities of German Historyby Helmut Walser Smith

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 24.00

    Smith reexamines German continuities and sheds new light on nationalism, anti-Semitism and genocide. more...

  • Dearest Friendby Lynne Withey

    Touchstone 2002; US$ 18.00

    The lively, authoritative, New York Times bestselling biography of Abigail Adams. This is the life of Abigail Adams, wife of patriot John Adams, who became the most influential woman in Revolutionary America. Rich with excerpts from her personal letters, Dearest Friend captures the public and private sides of this fascinating woman, who was both... more...

  • George H. W. Bushby Timothy Naftali; Arthur M. Jr. Schlesinger; Sean Wilentz

    Henry Holt and Co. 2007; US$ 25.99

    The judicious statesman who won victories abroad but suffered defeat at home, whose wisdom and demeanor served America well at a critical time George Bush was a throwback to a different era. A patrician figure not known for eloquence, Bush dismissed ideology as "the vision thing." Yet, as Timothy Naftali argues, no one of his generation was better... more...

  • The Great American Missionby David Ekbladh

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 29.95

    The Great American Mission traces how America's global modernization efforts during the twentieth century were a means to remake the world in its own image. David Ekbladh shows that the emerging concept of modernization combined existing development ideas from the Depression. He describes how ambitious New Deal programs like the Tennessee... more...

  • Hanns and Rudolfby Thomas Harding

    Random House 2013; US$ 12.78

    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE JQ WINGATE PRIZE 2015 SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA BIOGRAPHY AWARD 'A gripping thriller, an unspeakable crime, an essential history.' JOHN LE CARRÉ Hanns Alexander was the son of a prosperous German family who fled Berlin for London in the 1930s. Rudolf Höss was a farmer and soldier who... more...

  • Malinche's Conquestby Anna Lanyon

    Allen & Unwin 1999; US$ 24.50

    An engrossing and evocative quest into Mexico's past, to uncover the story of the legendary Amerindian woman who became translator and concubine to Cortes in the Spanish Conquest. more...