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  • Faces of Latin Americaby Duncan Green; Sue Branford

    Monthly Review Press 2012; US$ 17.85

    Faces of Latin America has sold more than 50,000 copies since it first appeared in 1991, and is widely considered to be the best available introduction in English to the economies, politics, demography, social structures, environment and cultures of Latin America. Duncan Green and Sue Branford take the reader beyond the conventional media?s fixation... more...

  • Nations and Nationalism since 1780by E. J. Hobsbawm

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 16.00

    Nations and Nationalism since 1780 is Eric Hobsbawm's widely acclaimed and highly readable enquiry into the question of nationalism. more...

  • Alice Paulby J.D. Zahniser; Amelia R. Fry

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 24.99 US$ 22.49

    This biography of Alice Paul, long an elusive figure in the political history of American women, offers the first in-depth examination of the sources of Paul's ambition and the development of her political consciousness. Focusing on Paul's early years and suffrage leadership, the authors bring fresh insights to the persistent questions about Alice... more...

  • A Magnificent Catastropheby Edward J. Larson

    Free Press 2007; US$ 21.99

    CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title "They could write like angels and scheme like demons." So begins Pulitzer Prize-winner Edward Larson's masterful account of the wild ride that was the 1800 presidential election?an election so convulsive and so momentous to the future of American democracy that Thomas Jefferson would later dub it "America's second... more...

  • The First Familyby Mike Dash

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 7.99

    Before the notorious Five Families dominated U.S. organized crime, there was the one-fingered criminal genius Giuseppe Morello and his lethal coterie. Combining first-rate scholarship and pulse-quickening action, Mike Dash brings to life this little-known story, following the rise of the Mafia in America from the 1890s to the 1920s, from the villages... more...

  • The Clinton Charismaby Donald T. Phillips

    St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 7.39

    A rich and inspirational look at Bill Clinton's leadership style from the bestselling author of Lincoln on Leadership more...

  • Forgotten Alliesby Joseph T. Glatthaar; James Kirby Martin

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007; US$ 7.39

    Combining compelling narrative and grand historical sweep, Forgotten Allies offers a vivid account of the Oneida Indians, forgotten heroes of the American Revolution who risked their homeland, their culture, and their lives to join in a war that gave birth to a new nation at the expense of their own. Revealing for the first time the full sacrifice... more...

  • The Making of the Arab Intellectualby Dyala Hamzah

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    In the wake of the Ottoman Empire?s nineteenth-century reforms, as guilds waned and new professions emerged, the scholarly ?estate? underwent social differentiation. Some found employment in the state?s new institutions as translators, teachers and editors, whilst others resisted civil servant status. Gradually, the scholar morphed into the public... more...

  • The Global Cold Warby Odd Arne Westad

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 23.00

    Prize-winning study of the global conflict waged during the Cold War and its legacy today. more...

  • Forgotten Deadby William D. Carrigan; Clive Webb

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 24.99 US$ 22.49

    Forgotten Dead uncovers a neglected chapter in the story of American racial violence, the first comprehensive study of lynching of hundreds of persons of Mexican origin or descent. more...