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- Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 18.00
In an astonishing work of scholarship that reads like an adventure thriller, historian Buddy Levy records the last days of the Aztec empire and the two men at the center of an epic clash of cultures. ?I and my companions suffer from a disease of the heart which can be cured only with gold.? ? Hernán Cortés It was a moment unique in human history,... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 27.00
In this unforgettable book, distinguished author Anne Nelson shares one of the most shocking and inspiring?and least chronicled?stories of domestic resistance to the Nazi regime. The Rote Kapelle, or Red Orchestra, was the Gestapo?s name for an intrepid band of German artists, intellectuals, and bureaucrats (almost half of them women) who battled treacherous... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2004; US$ 22.99
China is now poised to take a key role on the world stage, but in the early twentieth century the situation could not have been more different. Rana Mitter goes back to this pivotal moment in Chinese history to uncover the origins of the painful transition from a premodern past into a modern world. Mitter takes us through the resulting social turmoil... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.95
One of The New York Times Book Review ?s 10 Best Books of the Year In this epic, beautifully written masterwork, Pulitzer Prize?winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life.... more...
- Beacon Press 2009; US$ 21.00
As America reacts to Edward Snowden?s leaks about NSA surveillance, American Privacy offers a timely look at our national experience with the right to privacy. ?The history of America is the history of the right to privacy,? writes Frederick S. Lane in this vivid and penetrating exploration of our most hotly debated constitutional right. From... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 21.99
Though his monarchy was toppled in 1979 and he died in 1980, the life of Mohammad-Reza Shah Pahlevi, the last Shah of Iran, continues to resonate today. Here, internationally respected author Abbas Milani gives us the definitive biography, more than ten years in the making, of the monarch who shaped Iran?s modern age and with it the contemporary... more...
- Orion 2010; Not Available
There have been many biographies of Stalin, but the court that surrounded him is untravelled ground. Simon Sebag Montefiore, acclaimed biographer of Catherine the Great's lover, prime minister and general Potemkin, has unearthed the vast underpinning that sustained Stalin. Not only ministers such as Molotov or secret service chiefs such as Beria, but... more...
- New Press, The 2005; US$ 29.95
?Don?t let the sun go down on you in this town.? We equate these words with the Jim Crow South but, in a sweeping analysis of American residential patterns, award-winning and bestselling author James W. Loewen demonstrates that strict racial exclusion was the norm in American towns and villages from sea to shining sea for much of the twentieth century.... more...