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  • An Empire of Wealthby John Steele Gordon

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99

    Throughout time, from ancient Rome to modern Britain, the great empires built and maintained their domination through force of arms and political power. But not the United States. America has dominated the world in a new, peaceful, and pervasive way -- through the continued creation of staggering wealth. In this authoritative, engrossing history,... 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...

  • Devil at My Heelsby Louis Zamperini; David Rensin

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    The bestselling autobiography of the legendary Louis Zamperini, hero of the blockbuster Unbroken A modern classic by an American legend, Devil at My Heels  is the riveting and deeply personal memoir by U.S. Olympian, World War II bombardier, and POW survivor Louis Zamperini. His inspiring story of courage, resilience, and faith has captivated readers... more...

  • History for the IB Diploma: Civil Rights and Social Movements in the Americasby Mike Scott-Baumann; Mark Stacey

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 16.00

    An exciting series that covers selected topics from the Higher Level options in the IB History syllabus. more...

  • Picking Up: On the Streets and Behind the Trucks with the Sanitation Workers of New York Cityby Robin Nagle

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2013; US$ 14.99

    America's largest city generates garbage in torrents--11,000 tons from households each day on average. But New Yorkers don't give it much attention. They leave their trash on the curb or drop it in a litter basket, and promptly forget about it. And why not? On a schedule so regular you could almost set your watch by it, someone always comes to take... more...

  • German History in Modern Timesby William W. Hagen

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 24.00

    This history of German-speaking central Europe presents the different eras of German history as successive worlds of German life, thought and mentality. more...

  • War Beneath the Wavesby Don Keith

    Penguin Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.00

    From the national bestselling author of Final Patrol -a gripping story of heroism under the sea. In November 1943, while on war patrol in the Makassar Strait, the USS Billfish submarine was spotted by the Japanese, who launched a vicious depth charge attack. Explosions wracked the sub for fifteen straight hours. With his senior officers incapacitated,... more...

  • The Best and the Brightestby David Halberstam

    Random House Publishing Group 2002; US$ 18.00

    David Halberstam?s masterpiece, the defining history of the making of the Vietnam tragedy, with a new Foreword by Senator John McCain. Using portraits of America?s flawed policy makers and accounts of the forces that drove them, The Best and the Brightest reckons magnificently with the most important abiding question of our country?s recent history:... more...

  • Flags of Our Fathersby James Bradley; Ron Powers

    Random House Publishing Group 2006; US$ 7.99

    In this unforgettable chronicle of perhaps the most famous moment in American military history, James Bradley has captured the glory, the triumph, the heartbreak, and the legacy of the six men who raised the flag at Iwo Jima. Here is the true story behind the immortal photograph that has come to symbolize the courage and indomitable will of America.... more...

  • Medical Apartheidby Harriet A. Washington

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 17.95

    National Book Critics Circle Award Winner (Nonfiction) PEN/Oakland Award Winner BCALA Nonfiction Award Winner Gustavus Meyers Award Winner From the era of slavery to the present day, the first full history of black America?s shocking mistreatment as unwilling and unwitting experimental subjects at the hands of the medical establishment. Medical... more...