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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...

  • Amusing the Millionby John F. Kasson

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 17.99

    Coney Island: the name still resonates with a sense of racy Brooklyn excitement, the echo of beach-front popular entertainment before World War I. Amusing the Million examines the historical context in which Coney Island made its reputation as an amusement park and shows how America's changing social and economic conditions formed the basis of a... 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...

  • 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...

  • The Souls of Black Folkby W.E.B. Du Bois

    Random House Publishing Group 2000; US$ 17.95

    Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best nonfiction books of all time "The problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color line."††Thus speaks W.E.B. Du Bois in The Souls Of Black Folk , one of the most prophetic and influental works in American literature.††In this eloquent collection of essays, first published in 1903,... more...

  • The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Governmentby Jefferson Davis

    HarperCollins Canada 2014; US$ 1.99

    One of the bloodiest conflicts ever to take place on American soil, the Civil War pitted brother against brother as North and South fought to secure their futures. Confederate president Jefferson Davis?s 1881 memoir, The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government is a history of the Confederate States of America and a vindication of the Southern... more...

  • Beneath a Northern Skyby Steven E. Woodworth

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2008; US$ 23.99

    Of all the places and events in this nation's history, Gettysburg may well be the name best known to Americans. In Beneath a Northern Sky , eminent Civil War historian Steven E. Woodworth offers a balanced and thorough overview of the entire battle, its drama, and its meaning. From Lee's decision to take his heretofore successful Army of Northern... more...

  • Black Culture and Black Consciousnessby the late Lawrence W. Levine

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 12.99

    When Black Culture and Black Consciousness first appeared thirty years ago, it marked a revolution in our understanding of African American history. Contrary to prevailing ideas at the time, which held that African culture disappeared quickly under slavery and that black Americans had little group pride, history, or cohesiveness, Levine uncovered... more...

  • Six Records of a Floating Lifeby Shen Fu; Chiang Su-Hui; Leonard Pratt; Chiang Su-Hui; Leonard Pratt

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; US$ 14.38

    Six Records of a Floating Life (1809) is an extraordinary blend of autobiography, love story and social document written by a man who was educated as a scholar but earned his living as a civil servant and art dealer. In this intimate memoir, Shen Fu recounts the domestic and romantic joys of his marriage to YŁn, the beautiful and artistic girl he fell... more...

  • IB History of the Americasby Tom Leppard; Alexis Mamaux; Mark Rogers

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 45.60

    Designed for IB Higher Level History option 3, this book will provide students with in-depth material for 7 of the 12 units that make up the option (1, 2, 5, 7, 9, 10 and 12). Written by five experienced IB teachers, examiners, workshop leaders and curriculum writers. more...