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  • British Policy and Strategy towards Norway, 1941-45by Chris Mann

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 120.00

    After the German occupation of 1940, Britain was forced to reassess its relationship with Norway, a country largely on the periphery of the main theatres of the Second World War. Christopher Mann examines British military policy towards Norway, concentrating on the commando raids, deception planning and naval operations. more...

  • One Summerby Bill Bryson

    Transworld 2013; US$ 14.38 US$ 10.79

    In summer 1927, America had a booming stock market, a president who worked just four hours a day (and slept much of the rest), a devastating flood of the Mississippi, a sensational murder trial, and an unknown aviator named Charles Lindbergh who became the most famous man on earth. It was the summer that saw the birth of talking pictures, the invention... more...

  • Guano and the Opening of the Pacific Worldby Gregory T. Cushman

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 28.00

    This book traces the history of bird guano, demonstrating how this unique commodity helped unite the Pacific Basin with the industrialized world. more...

  • Looking Like the Enemyby Mary Matsuda Gruenewald

    NewSage Press 2005; US$ 9.99

    In 1941, Mary Matsuda Gruenewald was a teenage girl who, like other Americans, reacted with horror to the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Yet soon she and her family were among 110,000 innocent people imprisoned by the U.S. government because of their Japanese ancestry. In this eloquent memoir, she describes both the day-to-day and the dramatic turning points... more...

  • The Chinese Exclusion Actby Benjamin Railton

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 30.00

    This book explore two critical strands in American Studies: policy conversations on legal and illegal immigration and social and educational conversations on diversity and multiculturalism. As author Benjamin Railton shows, a fresh look at the Chinese Exclusion Act overturns much of the received wisdom on immigration and American identity. more...

  • No Picnicby Julian Thomson

    Pen and Sword 2008; US$ 7.99

    Major General Julian Thompson first wrote No Picnic when the momentous events of April - June 1982 were fresh in his mind. As Commander of 3 Commando Brigade, he was at the heart of the planning and conduct of the War. Under his direct command had been the Royal Marine Commandos and the two battalions of the Parachute Regiment who conducted the lion's... more...

  • Check Six!by Jim Curran; Terrence Popravak Jr.

    Casemate 2015; US$ 19.95

    There were no mission limits for a pilot in the Pacific during World War II; unlike in Europe, you flew until it was time to go home. So it was for James "Jug" Curran, all the way from New Guinea to the Philippines with the 348th Fighter Group, the first P-47 Thunderbolt outfit in the Pacific. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, Curran volunteered... more...

  • Creating Choiceby David P. Cline

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 36.00

    Before Roe v. Wade, somewhere between one and two million illegal abortions were performed every year in the United States. Illegal abortion affected millions of women and their families, yet their stories remain hidden. In Creating Choice , citizens of one community in Western Massachusetts' Pioneer Valley break that silence. more...

  • Joining Placesby Anthony E. Kaye

    The University of North Carolina Press 2007; US$ 21.00

    In this new interpretation of antebellum slavery, Anthony Kaye offers a vivid portrait of slaves transforming adjoining plantations into slave neighborhoods. He describes men and women opening paths from their owners' plantations to adjacent farms to go courting and take spouses, to work, to run away, and to otherwise contend with owners and their... more...

  • American Nightmareby Jerrold M. Packard

    St. Martin's Press 2003; US$ 22.99

    For a hundred years after the end of the Civil War, a quarter of all Americans lived under a system of legalized segregation called Jim Crow. Together with its rigidly enforced canon of racial "etiquette," these rules governed nearly every aspect of life--and outlined draconian punishments for infractions. The purpose of Jim Crow was to keep African... more...