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  • Between the World and Meby Ta-Nehisi Coates

    Random House Publishing Group 2015; US$ 24.00

    #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...

  • Slave Narratives of the Underground Railroadby Christine Rudisel; Bob Blaisdell

    Dover Publications 2014; US$ 4.50

    Firsthand accounts of escapes from slavery in the American South include narratives by Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, and Harriet Tubman as well as lesser-known travelers of the Underground Railroad. more...

  • The American Civil Warby John Keegan

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.95

    The greatest military historian of our time gives a peerless account of America?s most bloody, wrenching, and eternally fascinating war. In this long-awaited history, John Keegan shares his original and perceptive insights into the psychology, ideology, demographics, and economics of the American Civil War. Illuminated by Keegan?s knowledge of military... more...

  • The American Civil Warby Christopher J. Olsen

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007; US$ 20.99

    Succinct, with a brace of original documents following each chapter, Christopher J. Olsen's The American Civil War is the ideal introduction to American history's most famous, and infamous, chapter. Covering events from 1850 and the mounting political pressures to split the Union into opposing sections, through the four years of bloodshed and waning... more...

  • Isaac's Stormby Erik Larson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.95

    At the dawn of the twentieth century, a great confidence suffused America. Isaac Cline was one of the era's new men, a scientist who believed he knew all there was to know about the motion of clouds and the behavior of storms. The idea that a hurricane could damage the city of Galveston, Texas, where he was based, was to him preposterous, "an absurd... more...

  • The Kongolese Saint Anthonyby John Thornton

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 36.00 US$ 29.52

    In 1704, Dona Beatriz Kimpa Vita claimed to be possessed by St Anthony and attempted to stop the devastating civil wars in Kongo. more...

  • Twenty Thousand Roadsby Virginia Scharff

    University of California Press 2002; US$ 34.95 US$ 27.96

    From Sacagawea's travels with Lewis and Clark to rock groupie Pamela Des Barres's California trips, women have moved across the American West with profound consequences for the people and places they encounter. Virginia Scharff revisits a grand theme of United States history?our restless, relentless westward movement--but sets out in new directions,... more...

  • Team of Rivalsby Doris Kearns Goodwin

    Simon & Schuster 2006; US$ 21.00

    Winner of the Lincoln Prize Acclaimed historian Doris Kearns Goodwin illuminates Lincoln's political genius in this highly original work, as the one-term congressman and prairie lawyer rises from obscurity to prevail over three gifted rivals of national reputation to become president. On May 18, 1860, William H. Seward, Salmon P. Chase, Edward... more...

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

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 15.99

    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...

  • 97 Orchardby Jane Ziegelman

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 11.24

    ?Social history is, most elementally, food history. Jane Ziegelman had the great idea to zero in on one Lower East Side tenement building, and through it she has crafted a unique and aromatic narrative of New York?s immigrant culture: with bread in the oven, steam rising from pots, and the family gathering round.? ? Russell Shorto, author of The... more...