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  • Isaac's Stormby Erik Larson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.95

    At the dawn of the twentieth century, a great confidence suffused America. Isaac Cline was one of the era's new men, a scientist who believed he knew all there was to know about the motion of clouds and the behavior of storms. The idea that a hurricane could damage the city of Galveston, Texas, where he was based, was to him preposterous, "an absurd... more...

  • Clash of Titansby Walter J. Boyne

    Simon & Schuster 2012; US$ 24.99

    In an overview of naval campaigns from 1939 to 1945, a military historian and author of Clash of Wings explains how sea power changed the course of World War II. From the Atlantic to the Pacific to the North Sea and the Mediterranean, Walter Boyne weaves together dramatic battle scenes with skillful analyses of strategies and tactics to present... more...

  • Backstage at the Lincoln Assassinationby Thomas A. Bogar

    Regnery Publishing 2013; US$ 27.95

    April 14, 1865. A famous actor pulls a trigger in the presidential balcony, leaps to the stage and escapes, as the president lies fatally wounded. In the panic that follows, forty-six terrified people scatter in and around Ford?s Theater as soldiers take up stations by the doors and the audience surges into the streets chanting, ?Burn the place down!?... more...

  • The Darkest Dawnby Thomas Goodrich

    Indiana University Press 2005; US$ 20.99

    "While waves of laughter echoed through the theater, James Ferguson kept his eyes focused on Abraham Lincoln. Although the president joined the crowd with a ?hearty laugh,? his interest seemingly lay more with someone below. With his right elbow resting on the arm of his chair and his chin lying carelessly on his hand, Lincoln parted one of the flags... more...

  • Almost All Aliensby Paul Spickard

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 49.95

    Almost All Aliens offers a unique reinterpretation of immigration in the history of the United States. Leaving behind the traditional melting-pot model of immigrant assimilation, Paul Spickard puts forward a fresh and provocative reconceptualization that embraces the multicultural reality of immigration that has always existed in the United States.... more...

  • My Years as Prime Ministerby Jean Chretien

    Knopf Canada 2010; US$ 19.00

    My Years as Prime Minister is Jean Chrétien?s own story, told with insight and humour, of his ten years at 24 Sussex Drive as Canada?s twentieth prime minister. By the time he left office, Jean Chrétien had been in politics for forty years ? and his experience is evident on every page of his important, engaging memoir. Chrétien loves to tell a good... more...

  • The Birth of Americaby William R. Polk

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 5.99

    In this provocative account of colonial America, William R. Polk explores the key events, individuals, and themes of this critical period. With vivid descriptions of the societies that people from Europe came from and with an emphasis on what they believed they were going to , Polk introduces the native Indians encountered in the New World and... more...

  • Area 51by Annie Jacobsen

    Little, Brown and Company 2011; Not Available

    Area 51 It is the most famous military installation in the world. And it doesn't exist. Located a mere seventy-five miles outside of Las Vegas in Nevada's desert, the base has never been acknowledged by the U.S. government-but Area 51 has captivated imaginations for decades. Myths and hypotheses about Area 51 have long abounded, thanks to the... more...

  • The Other Side of the Riverby Alex Kotlowitz

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.00

    In The Other Side of the River , Kotlowitz takes us to southern Michigan. Here, separated by the St. Joseph River, are two towns, St. Joseph and Benton Harbor. Geographically close, they are worlds apart, a living metaphor for America's racial divisions: St. Joseph is a prosperous lakeshore community and ninety-five percent white, while Benton Harbor... more...

  • American Political Speechesby Terry Golway; Terry Golway; Richard Beeman

    Penguin Publishing Group 2012; US$ 13.00

    A selection of speeches by the most inspiring and persuasive orators in American history Penguin presents a series of six portable, accessible, and?above all?essential reads from American political history, selected by leading scholars. Series editor Richard Beeman, author of  The Penguin Guide to the U.S. Constitution , draws together the great... more...