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  • Founding Brothersby Joseph J. Ellis

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2003; US$ 15.95

    In this landmark work of history and winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Joseph J. Ellis explores how a group of greatly gifted but deeply flawed individuals?Hamilton, Burr, Jefferson, Franklin, Washington, Adams, and Madison?confronted the overwhelming challenges before them to set the course for our nation. The United States was more a fragile hope... more...

  • Between the World and Meby Ta-Nehisi Coates

    Random House Publishing Group 2015; US$ 25.00

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER | NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER | NAACP IMAGE AWARD WINNER | PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST |  NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST | NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review ? O: The Oprah Magazine ? The Washington Post ? People ? Entertainment Weekly ?  Vogue ? Los Angeles Times... more...

  • For the Common Defenseby Allan R. Millett; Peter Maslowski

    Free Press 2012; US$ 28.00

    Now fully updated and totally revised, this highly regarded classic remains the most comprehensive study available of America?s military history. Called ?the preeminent survey of American military history? by Russell F. Weigley, America?s foremost military historian, For the Common Defense is an essential contribution to the field of military history.... more...

  • The Immortal Irishmanby Timothy Egan

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2016; US$ 15.06

    "An old-fashioned tale of tall talk, high ideals,and irresistible appeal . . . You will not read a historical thriller like this all year . . . [Egan] is a master storyteller."  ?Boston Globe ?Egan has a gift for sweeping narrative . . . and he has a journalist?s eye for the telltale detail . . . This is masterly work.? ? New York Times Book... more...

  • The Finishing Schoolby Dick Couch

    Crown/Archetype 2009; US$ 16.00

    In The Finishing School , former Navy SEAL Dick Couch, author of the acclaimed Warrior Elite , follows SEALs on the ground and in the water as they undergo SEAL Tactical Training . In America?s new war, the first guns in the fight are special operations forces, including the Navy SEALs, specially trained warriors who operate with precision,... more...

  • The Spinners and Weavers of Auffayby Gay L. Gullickson

    Cambridge University Press 1986; US$ 29.00

    This 1987 book broadens our understanding of the proto-industrial era and the history of women. more...

  • Subverting Scotland's Pastby Colin Kidd

    Cambridge University Press 1993; US$ 37.00

    This book examines how the intellectual developments of the Scottish Enlightenment undermined Scotland's sense of nationalism. more...

  • The Language of Liberty 1660?1832by J. C. D. Clark

    Cambridge University Press 1993; US$ 44.00

    An important revisionary study which creates a new framework for Anglo-American relations before, during and after the War of Independence. more...

  • Midnight Risingby Tony Horwitz

    Henry Holt and Co. 2011; US$ 12.60

    A New York Times Notable Book for 2011 A Library Journal Top Ten Best Books of 2011 A Boston Globe Best Nonfiction Book of 2011 Bestselling author Tony Horwitz tells the electrifying tale of the daring insurrection that put America on the path to bloody war Plotted in secret, launched in the dark, John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry... more...

  • Color in the Classroomby Zoe Burkholder

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 25.99

    Color in the Classroom is the first historical analysis of how schools and teachers powerfully influenced the social construction of race in America in the half century before the Brown decision. more...