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  • Unbrokenby Laura Hillenbrand

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.00

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ? NOW 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 Berlin... more...

  • Abraham Lincoln and Civil War Americaby William E. Gienapp

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 20.99

    Abraham Lincoln and Civil War America' is a short biography aimed at a general audience, but because of its short length, it will also be suitable for use on college courses in American history. The biography concentrates on Lincoln's years as president, with particular emphasis upon his role in determining the course and outcome of the Civil War. more...

  • The Journals of Captain Cookby Captain James Cook; Philip Edwards

    Penguin Books Ltd 2003; US$ 20.78

    Cook led three famous expeditions to the Pacific Ocean between 1768 and 1779. In voyages that ranged from the Antarctic circle to the Arctic Sea, Cook charted Australia and the whole coast of New Zealand, and brought back detailed descriptions of the natural history of the Pacific. Accounts based on Cook's journals were issued at the time, but it was... more...

  • American Gunby Chris Kyle; William Doyle

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 12.99

    Chris Kyle?fallen hero and #1 bestselling author of American Sniper ?reveals how ten legendary guns forever changed U.S. history. At the time of his tragic death in February 2013, former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, the top sniper in U.S. military history, was finishing one of the most exciting missions of his life: a remarkable book that retold American... more...

  • History for the IB Diploma: Civil Rights and Social Movements in the Americasby Mike Scott-Baumann; Mark Stacey

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 16.00

    An exciting series that covers selected topics from the Higher Level options in the IB History syllabus. more...

  • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglassby Frederick Douglass

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 0.99

    A dramatic autobiography and powerful firsthand account of slavery, written by America?s most influential abolitionist First published in 1845, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is an eye-opening depiction of American slavery. Part autobiography, part human-rights treatise, it describes the everyday horrors inflicted on captive laborers,... more...

  • Nurse and Spy in the Union Armyby Emma E. Edmonds

    Digital Scanning, Inc. 2000; US$ 4.95

    Nurse and Spy is a record of events which transpired in the experience of military life in camp, field and hospital during the Civil War. The author participated in numerous battles, including Bull Run, Williamsburg, Antietam and Fredericksburg, in the capacity of ?Spy? and as ?Field Nurse? for over two years. more...

  • A Nation Risingby Kenneth C. Davis

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 13.99

    ?History in Davis?s hands is loud, coarse, painful, funny, irreverent?and memorable.? ? San Francisco Chronicle Following on his New York Times bestsellers America?s Hidden History and Don?t Know Much About History , Ken Davis explores the next chapter in the country?s hidden history: the gritty first half of the 19th century, among the... more...

  • A Nation Among Nationsby Thomas Bender

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2006; US$ 16.99

    A provocative new book that shows us why we must put American history firmly in a global context--from 1492 to today Americans like to tell their country's story as if the United States were naturally autonomous and self-sufficient, with characters, ideas, and situations unique to itself. Thomas Bender asks us to rethink this "exceptionalism"... more...

  • The Kongolese Saint Anthonyby John Thornton

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 28.00

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