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  • Unbrokenby Laura Hillenbrand

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 11.20

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ? SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE ?  Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader?s Circle for author chats and more. In boyhood, Louis Zamperini was an incorrigible delinquent. As a teenager, he channeled his defiance into running, discovering a prodigious talent that had carried him to the... more...

  • The Bully Pulpitby Doris Kearns Goodwin

    Simon & Schuster 2013; US$ 27.25

    One of the Best Books of the Year as chosen by The New York Time s , The Washington Post, The Economist, Time, USA TODAY, Christian Science Monitor, and more. ?A tale so gripping that one questions the need for fiction when real life is so plump with drama and intrigue? (Associated Press). The gap between rich and poor has never been wider?legislative... more...

  • Yankee Leviathanby Richard Franklin Bensel

    Cambridge University Press 1991; US$ 46.00

    This book describes the impact of the American Civil War on the development of central state authority in the late nineteenth century. The author contends that intense competition for control of the national political economy between the free North and slave South produced secession, which in turn spawned the formation of two new states, a market-oriented... more...

  • Empty Mansionsby Bill Dedman; Paul Clark Jr. Newell

    Random House Publishing Group 2013; US$ 17.00

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Janet Maslin, The New York Times ? St. Louis Post-Dispatch Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader?s Circle for author chats and more. When Pulitzer Prize ? winning journalist Bill Dedman noticed in 2009 a grand home for sale, unoccupied... more...

  • Fierce Patriotby Robert L. O'Connell

    Random House Publishing Group 2014; US$ 28.00

    NATIONAL BESTSELLER William Tecumseh Sherman was more than just one of our greatest generals. Fierce Patriot is a bold, revisionist portrait of how this iconic and enigmatic figure exerted an outsize impact on the American landscape?and the American character.   America?s first ?celebrity? general, William Tecumseh Sherman was a man of many... more...

  • Lincoln Unmaskedby Thomas Dilorenzo

    Crown Publishing Group 2009; US$ 14.00

    What if you were told that the revered leader Abraham Lincoln was actually a political tyrant who stifled his opponents by suppressing their civil rights? What if you learned that the man so affectionately referred to as the ?Great Emancipator? supported white supremacy and pledged not to interfere with slavery in the South? Would you suddenly start... more...

  • Clouds of Gloryby Michael Korda

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 21.99

    In Clouds of Glory: The Life and Legend of Robert E. Lee , Michael Korda, the New York Times bestselling biographer of Dwight D. Eisenhower, Ulysses S. Grant, and T. E. Lawrence, has written the first major biography of Lee in nearly twenty years, bringing to life America's greatest and most iconic hero. Korda paints a vivid and admiring portrait... more...

  • Lost in Shangri-Laby Mitchell Zuckoff

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 13.49

    ?A lost world, man-eating tribesmen, lush andimpenetrable jungles, stranded American fliers (one of them a dame withgreat gams , for heaven's sake), a startling rescue mission. . . . This is atrue story made in heaven for a writer as talented as Mitchell Zuckoff. Whew?what an utterly compelling and deeplysatisfying read!" ?Simon Winchester, author... more...

  • Voices of a People's History of the United Statesby Howard Zinn; Anthony Arnove

    Seven Stories Press 2011; US$ 22.95

    Here in their own words are Frederick Douglass, George Jackson, Chief Joseph, Martin Luther King Jr., Plough Jogger, Sacco and Vanzetti, Patti Smith, Bruce Springsteen, Mark Twain, and Malcolm X, to name just a few of the hundreds of voices that appear in Voices of a People's History of the United States, edited by Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove. Paralleling... more...

  • A History of Zimbabweby Alois S. Mlambo

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 22.00

    Examines Zimbabwe's pre-colonial, colonial and postcolonial social, economic and political history and relates historical factors and trends to more recent developments in the country. more...