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  • Seizing the Enigmaby David Kahn

    Frontline Books 2012; US$ 8.99

    For almost four desperate years, from 1939 to mid-1943, the British and American navies fought a savage, losing battle against German submarine wolfpacks. The Allies might never have turned the tide without an intelligence coup. The race to break the German U-boat codes is one of the greatest untold stories of World War II. Kahn expertly brings this... more...

  • Where They Standby Robert W. Merry

    Simon & Schuster 2012; US$ 16.00

    The author of the acclaimed biography of President James Polk, A Country of Vast Designs, offers a fresh, playful, and challenging way of playing ?Rating the Presidents,? by pitching historians? views and subsequent experts? polls against the judgment and votes of the presidents? own contemporaries. Merry posits that presidents rise and fall... more...

  • The Heart of Everything That Isby Bob Drury; Tom Clavin

    Simon & Schuster 2013; US$ 17.00

    An acclaimed New York Times bestseller, selected by Salon as a best book of the year, the astonishing untold story of the life and times of Sioux warrior Red Cloud: ?a page-turner with remarkable immediacy?and the narrative sweep of a great Western? ( The Boston Globe ). Red Cloud was the only American Indian in history to defeat the United States... more...

  • The Path Between the Seasby David McCullough

    Simon & Schuster 2001; US$ 20.00

    The National Book Award?winning epic chronicle of the creation of the Panama Canal, a first-rate drama of the bold and brilliant engineering feat that was filled with both tragedy and triumph, told by master historian David McCullough. From the Pulitzer Prize?winning author of Truman , here is the national bestselling epic chronicle of the creation... more...

  • Mad Dogs and Englishmenby Dr Neil Pemberton; Professor Michael Worboys

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 32.00

    Rabies was a constant threat in Victorian Britain and gripped popular imagination, not least because its human form, hydrophobia, produced a vile death with the mind and body out of control. This book explores the changing understanding of rabies amongst veterinarians, animal welfare campaigners, state officials, politicians and the public. more...

  • Inside the Appleby Michelle Nevius; James Nevius

    Free Press 2009; US$ 16.95

    How much do you actually know about New York City? Did you know they tried to anchor Zeppelins at the top of the Empire State Building? Or that the high-rent district of Park Avenue was once so dangerous it was called "Death Avenue"? Lively and comprehensive, Inside the Apple brings to life New York's fascinating past. This narrative history... more...

  • Mining Californiaby Andrew C. Isenberg

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010; US$ 17.99

    An environmental History of California during the Gold Rush Between 1849 and 1874 almost $1 billion in gold was mined in California. With little available capital or labor, here?s how: high-pressure water cannons washed hillsides into sluices that used mercury to trap gold but let the soil wash away; eventually more than three times the amount... more...

  • Empire's Workshopby Greg Grandin

    Henry Holt and Co. 2006; US$ 20.99

    An eye-opening examination of Latin America 's role as proving ground for U.S. imperial strategies and tactics In recent years, one book after another has sought to take the measure of the Bush administration's aggressive foreign policy. In their search for precedents, they invoke the Roman and British empires as well as postwar reconstructions... more...

  • Europeanization in the Twentieth Centuryby Martin Conway; Kiran Klaus Patel

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 102.00

    Europeanization is a term at the centre of contemporary political debate. In this innovative study, a team of British and German historians present the findings of their research project into how the concept and content of Europeanization needs to be understood as a historical phenomenon, which has changed its meaning during the twentieth century. more...

  • Settler Colonialismby Lorenzo Veracini

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 33.00

    A vivid exploration of the history of a very powerful and long lasting idea: building European worlds outside of Europe. Veracini outlines how the founding of new societies was envisaged and practiced and explores the specific ways in which settler colonial projects tried to establish ideal and regenerated political bodies. more...