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  • A People's History of the United Statesby Howard Zinn

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 14.99

    Spartacus and The Immigrants ?[It] should be required reading.? ?Eric Foner, New York Times Book Review Library Journal calls Howard Zinn?s iconic A People's History of the United States ?a brilliant and moving history of the American people from the point of view of those?whose plight has been largely omitted from most histories.? Packed with... more...

  • A History of Modern Indiaby Ishita Banerjee-Dube

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 34.00

    This book deals with a very important phase of Indian history, covering developments from the eighteenth century to independent India. more...

  • Napoleon the Greatby Andrew Roberts

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 20.78

    From Andrew Roberts, author of the Sunday Times bestseller The Storm of War , this is the definitive modern biography of Napoleon It has become all too common for Napoleon Bonaparte's biographers to approach him as a figure to be reviled, bent on world domination, practically a proto-Hitler. Here, after years of study extending even... more...

  • Look Away!by William C. Davis

    Free Press 2002; US$ 30.95

    William C. Davis, one of America's best Civil War historians, here offers a definitive portrait of the Confederacy unlike any that has come before. Drawing on decades of writing and research among an unprecedented number of archives, Look Away! tells the story of the Confederate States of America not simply as a military saga (although it is that),... more...

  • Fierce Patriotby Robert L. O'Connell

    Random House Publishing Group 2014; US$ 18.00

    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...

  • American Generalby John S.D. Eisenhower

    Penguin Publishing Group 2014; US$ 28.95

    From respected historian John S. D. Eisenhower comes a surprising portrait of William Tecumseh Sherman, the Civil War general whose path of destruction cut the Confederacy in two, broke the will of the Southern population, and earned him a place in history as ?the first modern general.? Yet behind his reputation as a fierce warrior was a sympathetic... more...

  • Twelve Years a Slaveby Solomon Northup

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 0.99

    Solomon Northup (1808?1857) was a free-born African American from Saratoga Springs, New York. In 1841, he was kidnapped and forced into slavery for twelve years. With the help of his family and his father?s former master, Northup ultimately won his freedom and took the traders who betrayed him to court. He is best known for his autobiographical account... more...

  • US Navy Aircraft Carriers 1942-45by Mark Stille; Tony Bryan

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.95

    Dominating the seas during World War II, the US aircraft carrier played a crucial role in every major naval combat of the war. Development of the Essex class began in 1941, and was the largest class of carrier ever built. During the Pacific War it formed the backbone of any fighting force and became renowned for its mighty 'Sunday Punch' - the... more...

  • Lost in Shangri-Laby Mitchell Zuckoff

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 8.99

    ?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...

  • The Banking Panics of the Great Depressionby Elmus Wicker

    Cambridge University Press 1996; US$ 28.00

    This is the first full-length study of five US banking panics of the Great Depression. more...