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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...

  • 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...

  • A History of Zimbabweby Alois S. Mlambo

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 22.00

    Examines Zimbabwe's pre-colonial, colonial and postcolonial social, economic and political history and relates historical factors and trends to more recent developments in the country. more...

  • With the Old Breedby E.B. Sledge

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 7.99

    ?Eugene Sledge became more than a legend with his memoir, With The Old Breed . He became a chronicler, a historian, a storyteller who turns the extremes of the war in the Pacific?the terror, the camaraderie, the banal and the extraordinary?into terms we mortals can grasp.??Tom Hanks NEW YORK TIMES  BESTSELLER In The Wall Street Journal , Victor... 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...

  • The Most Controversial Decisionby Wilson D. Miscamble

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 23.00

    Addresses the reasons the atomic bombs were used against Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the role they played in Japan's surrender. more...

  • Twelve Years a Slaveby Solomon Northup

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 0.99

    The harrowing true story that inspired the critically acclaimed film The son of a freed slave, Solomon Northup lived the first thirty years of his life as a free man in upstate New York. In the spring of 1841, he was offered a job: a short-term, lucrative engagement as a violinist in a traveling circus. It was a trap. In Washington, DC, Northup... more...

  • The Man Who Would Not Be Washingtonby Jonathan Horn

    Scribner 2015; US$ 28.00

    The riveting true story of Robert E. Lee, the brilliant soldier bound by marriage to George Washington?s family but turned by war against Washington?s crowning achievement, the Union. On the eve of the Civil War, one soldier embodied the legacy of George Washington and the hopes of leaders across a divided land. Both North and South knew Robert E.... more...

  • Woman of Valorby Stephen B. Oates

    Free Press 1995; US$ 23.95

    When the Civil War broke out, Clara Barton wanted more than anything to be a Union soldier, an impossible dream for a thirty-nine-year-old woman, who stood a slender five feet tall. Determined to serve, she became a veritable soldier, a nurse, and a one-woman relief agency operating in the heart of the conflict. Now, award-winning author Stephen B.... more...

  • Confederates in the Atticby Tony Horwitz

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.95

    National Bestseller  When prize-winning war correspondent Tony Horwitz leaves the battlefields of Bosnia and the Middle East for a peaceful corner of the Blue Ridge Mountains, he thinks he's put war zones behind him. But awakened one morning by the crackle of musket fire, Horwitz starts filing front-line dispatches again this time from a war close... more...