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  • New York Burningby Jill Lepore

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.95

    Pulitzer Prize Finalist Anisfield-Wolf Award Winner Over a frigid few weeks in the winter of 1741, ten fires blazed across Manhattan. With each new fire, panicked whites saw more evidence of a slave uprising. In the end, thirteen black men were burned at the stake, seventeen were hanged and more than one hundred black men and women were thrown... more...

  • William Appleman Williamsby Paul Buhle; Edward Rice-Maximin

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    Williams' controversial volumes, The Tragedy of American Diplomacy, Contours of American History, and other works have established him as the foremost interpreter of US foreign policy. Both Williams and others deeply influenced by him have recast not only diplomatic history but also the story of pioneer America's westward movement, and studies... more...

  • Frozen in Timeby Mitchell Zuckoff

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 12.99

    Frozen in Time is a gripping true story of survival, bravery, and honor in the vast Arctic wilderness during World War II, from the author of New York Times bestseller Lost in Shangri-La . On November 5, 1942, a US cargo plane slammed into the Greenland Ice Cap. Four days later, the B-17 assigned to the search-and-rescue mission became lost... more...

  • European Colonialism since 1700by James R. Lehning

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 22.00

    The only textbook to survey the major Atlantic, Asian and African empires of Europe, from 1700 through decolonization in 1945. more...

  • The Island at the Center of the Worldby Russell Shorto

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2005; US$ 16.95

    When the British wrested New Amsterdam from the Dutch in 1664, the truth about its thriving, polyglot society began to disappear into myths about an island purchased for 24 dollars and a cartoonish peg-legged governor. But the story of the Dutch colony of New Netherland was merely lost, not destroyed: 12,000 pages of its records?recently ... more...

  • Killer Eliteby Michael Smith

    Orion 2011; Not Available

    The first book about SEAL Team Six and Bin Laden more...

  • American Coloniesby Alan Taylor

    Penguin Group US 2002; US$ 18.00

    With this volume, Alan Taylor challenges the traditional story of colonial history by examining the many cultures that helped make America. Transcending the usual Anglocentric version of our colonial past, he recovers the importance of Native American tribes, African slaves, and the rival empires of France, Spain, the Netherlands, and even Russia in... more...

  • Making the Corpsby Thomas E. Ricks

    Scribner 2007; US$ 16.00

    The bestselling, compelling insider?s account of the Marine Corps from the lives of the men of Platoon 3086?their training at Parris Island, their fierce camaraderie, and the unique code of honor that defines them. The United States Marine Corps, with its proud tradition of excellence in combat, its hallowed rituals, and its unbending code of honor,... more...

  • Conspiracy and Virtueby Susan Wiseman

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 97.99

    Conspiracy and Virtue is a study of gender and cultural politics in the century of revolution. It argues that in seventeenth-century England women's relationship to the political sphere was shaped by their exclusion from it. Authors discussed include: Aphra Behn, John Milton, Anne Bradstreet, Margaret Cavendish, and Queen Christina of Sweden. -... more...

  • The Influence of Sea Power Upon History, 1660-1783by Alfred Thayer Mahan

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    The Influence of Sea Power Upon History: 1660-1783 is an influential treatise on naval warfare written in 1890 by Alfred Thayer Mahan. It details the role of sea power throughout history and discusses the various factors needed to support a strong navy.— Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. more...