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  • 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 Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policyby John J. Mearsheimer; Stephen M. Walt

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007; US$ 16.99

    The Israel Lobby," by John J. Mearsheimer of the University of Chicago and Stephen M. Walt of Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government, was one of the most controversial articles in recent memory. Originally published in the London Review of Books in March 2006, it provoked both howls of outrage and cheers of gratitude for challenging what... more...

  • Europeby Brendan Simms

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; Not Available

    Half a millennium of European warfare brilliantly retold by masterly historian Brendan Simms At the heart of Europe's history lies a puzzle. In most of the world humankind has created enormous political frameworks, whether ancient (such as China) or modern (such as the United States). Sprawling empires, kingdoms or republics appear to be... more...

  • Lone Star Nationby H.W. Brands

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2005; US$ 19.00

    In Lone Star Nation , Pulitzer Prize finalist H. W. Brands demythologizes Texas?s journey to statehood and restores the genuinely heroic spirit to a pivotal chapter in American history. From Stephen Austin, Texas?s reluctant founder, to the alcoholic Sam Houston, who came to lead the Texas army in its hour of crisis and glory, to President Andrew... more...

  • A Population History of the United Statesby Herbert S. Klein

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 26.00

    The first full scale survey of the demographic history of America in one volume. more...

  • The Thirteen American Argumentsby Howard Fineman

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.00

    Howard Fineman is one of our best-known and most trusted political journalists. Mixing vivid scenes and figures from the campaign trail with forays into four hundred years of American history, Fineman shows that every debate, from our nation?s founding to the present day, is rooted in one of thirteen arguments that?thankfully?defy resolution. It is... more...

  • A Year in the Southby Stephen V. Ash

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 26.95

    Experience the tumultuous year of 1865 through the eyes of four southerners. more...

  • Contested Watersby Jeff Wiltse

    The University of North Carolina Press 2007; US$ 21.00

    From nineteenth-century public baths to today's private backyard havens, swimming pools have long been a provocative symbol of American life. In this social and cultural history of swimming pools in the United States, Jeff Wiltse relates how, over the years, pools have served as asylums for the urban poor, leisure resorts for the masses, and private... more...

  • Little Americaby Rajiv Chandrasekaran

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.00

    From the award-winning author of Imperial Life in the Emerald City, a riveting, intimate account of America?s troubled war in Afghanistan. When President Barack Obama ordered the surge of troops and aid to Afghanistan, Washington Post correspondent Rajiv Chandrasekaran followed. He found the effort sabotaged not only by Afghan and Pakistani malfeasance... more...

  • Economics in the Long Runby Theodore Rosenof

    The University of North Carolina Press 1997; US$ 29.99

    Economics in the Long Run: New Deal Theorists and Their Legacies, 1933-1993 more...