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  • National Parksby Alfred Runte

    Taylor Trade Publishing 2010; US$ 9.99

    In this lavishly illustrated book well-known environmental historian Alfred Runte, a prominent figure on the Ken Burns documentary The National Parks: America's Best Idea, tells the highly engaging story of the development of our national parks, from the first national park, Yellowstone, to the more recent decision to set aside vast tracts of Alaska... more...

  • Fordlandiaby Greg Grandin

    Henry Holt and Co. 2010; US$ 18.99

    The stunning, never before told story of the quixotic attempt to recreate small-town America in the heart of the Amazon In 1927, Henry Ford, the richest man in the world, bought a tract of land twice the size of Delaware in the Brazilian Amazon. His intention was to grow rubber, but the project rapidly evolved into a more ambitious bid to export... more...

  • Lee's Ferryby P. T. Reilly; Robert H. Webb

    Utah State University Press 1999; US$ 30.95

    The Colorado River and its deeply entrenched canyons create a lengthy barrier to travel in the interior West. Here and there, ancient Indian foot trails descend canyon walls and find access to the river, but one of the few places between California and Nevada where wheeled vehicles can approach it is at the mouth of the Pahreah River, between Glen... more...

  • A World at Armsby Gerhard L. Weinberg

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 28.00 US$ 22.96

    A truly global account of WWII - the war that encompassed six continents. more...

  • A City in Civil War ? Dublin 1921?1924by Padraig Yeates

    Gill Books 2015; US$ 9.99

    The long-awaited concluding volume of Pádraig Yeates? ?Dublin at War? trilogy, the fascinating A City in Civil War tells the story of Dublin?s troubled passage to independence amidst the acrimony and upheaval of the Civil War, a period in which Dublin became the capital city of an independent Irish state for the first time. more...

  • The American Dreamby Jim Cullen

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 13.99 US$ 12.03

    "The American Dream" is one of the most familiar and resonant phrases in our national lexicon, so familiar that we seldom pause to ask its origin, its history, or what it actually means. In this fascinating short history, Jim Cullen explores the meaning of the American Dream, or rather the several American Dreams that have both reflected and shaped... more...

  • The Dark Side of Democracyby Michael Mann

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 28.00 US$ 22.96

    The Dark Side of Democracy is the most comprehensive study of ethnic cleansing. more...

  • The Promise of the New Southby Edward L. Ayers

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 14.99 US$ 12.89

    Ranging from the Georgia coast to the Tennessee mountains, from the power brokers to tenant farmers, Ayers depicts a land of startling contrasts. Ayers takes us from remote Southern towns, revolutionized by the spread of the railroads, to the statehouses where Democratic Redeemers swept away the legacy of Reconstruction; from the small farmers, trapped... more...

  • Fallingwater Risingby Franklin Toker

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 30.00

    Fallingwater Rising is a biography not of a person but of the most famous house of the twentieth century. Scholars and the public have long extolled the house that Frank Lloyd Wright perched over a Pennsylvania waterfall in 1937, but the full story has never been told. When he got the commission to design the house, Wright was nearing seventy,... more...

  • Letter from America, 1946-2004by Alistair Cooke

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 35.00

    For over half a century, Alistair Cooke entertained and informed millions of listeners around the world in his weekly BBC radio program Letter from America . An outstanding observer of the American scene, he became one of the world?s best-loved broadcasters, and a foreigner who helped Americans better understand themselves. Here, in print for the... more...