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  • Panama Feverby Matthew Parker

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 17.95

    The Panama Canal was the costliest undertaking in history; its completion in 1914 marked the beginning of the ?American Century.? Panama Fever draws on contemporary accounts, bringing the experience of those who built the canal vividly to life. Politicians engaged in high-stakes diplomacy in order to influence its construction. Meanwhile, engineers... more...

  • Now Is Your Time!by Walter Dean Myers

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    History has made me an African American. It is an Africa that I have come from, and an America that I have helped to create. Since they were first brought as captives to Virginia, the people who would become African Americans have struggled for freedom. Thousands fought for the rights of all Americans during the Revolutionary War, and for their... more...

  • Relative Intimacyby Rachel Devlin

    The University of North Carolina Press 2005; US$ 24.00

    Celebrated as new consumers and condemned for their growing delinquencies, teenage girls emerged as one of the most visible segments of American society during and after World War II. Contrary to the generally accepted view that teenagers grew more alienated from adults during this period, Rachel Devlin argues that postwar culture fostered a father-daughter... more...

  • The 1812 Aponte Rebellion in Cuba and the Struggle against Atlantic Slaveryby Matt D. Childs

    The University of North Carolina Press 2006; US$ 20.00

    In 1812 a series of revolts known collectively as the Aponte Rebellion erupted across the island of Cuba, comprising one of the largest and most important slave insurrections in Caribbean history. Matt Childs provides the first in-depth analysis of the rebellion, situating it in local, colonial, imperial, and Atlantic World contexts. Childs explains... more...

  • Zeitounby Dave Eggers

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.95

    National Bestseller  A New York Times Notable Book An O, The Oprah Magazine Terrific Read of the Year A Huffington Post Best Book of the Year A New Yorker Favorite Book of the Year A Chicago Tribune Favorite Nonfiction Book of the Year A Kansas City Star Best Book of the Year A San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the Year An... more...

  • From Scottsboro to Munichby Susan D. Pennybacker

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 30.95

    Presenting a portrait of engaged, activist lives in the 1930s, From Scottsboro to Munich follows a global network of individuals and organizations that posed challenges to the racism and colonialism of the era. Susan Pennybacker positions race at the center of the British, imperial, and transatlantic political culture of the 1930s--from Jim Crow,... more...

  • Been in the Storm So Longby Leon F. Litwack

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 24.00

    Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award Based on hitherto unexamined sources: interviews with ex-slaves, diaries and accounts by former slaveholders, this "rich and admirably written book" (Eugene Genovese, The New York Times Book Review ) aims to show how, during the Civil War and after Emancipation, blacks and whites interacted... more...

  • The White Cascadeby Gary Krist

    Henry Holt and Co. 2008; US$ 18.99

    The never-before-told story of one of the worst rail disasters in U.S. history in which two trains full of people, trapped high in the Cascade Mountains, are hit by a devastating avalanche In February 1910, a monstrous blizzard centered on Washington State hit the Northwest, breaking records. The world stopped--but nowhere was the danger more... more...

  • Reviving Phoeniciaby Asher Kaufman

    I.B.Tauris 2004; US$ 32.00

    Reviving Phoenicia' follows the social, intellectual and political development of the Phoenician myth of origin in Lebanon from the middle of the nineteenth century to the end of the twentieth. Asher Kaufman demonstrates the role played by the lay, liberal Syrian-Lebanese who resided in Beirut, Alexandria and America towards the end of the nineteenth... more...

  • Army Wivesby Tanya Biank

    St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 15.99

    Army Wives goes beyond the sound bites and photo ops of military life to bring readers into the hearts and homes of today's military wives.   Biank tells the story of four typical Army wives who, in a flash, find themselves in extraordinary circumstances that ultimately force them to redefine who they are as women and wives. This is a true story... more...