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  • William Alexander Percyby Benjamin E. Wise

    The University of North Carolina Press 2012; US$ 35.00

    In this evocative biography, Benjamin E. Wise presents the singular life of William Alexander Percy (1885-1942), a queer plantation owner, poet, and memoirist from Mississippi. Though Percy is best known as a conservative apologist of the southern racial order, in this telling Wise creates a complex and surprising portrait of a cultural relativist,... more...

  • Farewell, Fred Voodooby Amy Wilentz

    Simon & Schuster 2013; US$ 16.00

    Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography, this is a brilliant writer?s account of a long, painful, ecstatic?and unreciprocated?affair with a country that has long fascinated the world. A foreign correspondent on a simple story becomes, over time and in the pages of this book, a lover of Haiti, pursuing the heart of this beautiful... more...

  • Dropping the Torchby Nicholas Evan Sarantakes

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 26.00

    Dropping the Torch: Jimmy Carter, the Olympic Boycott, and the Cold War offers a diplomatic history of the 1980 Olympic boycott. more...

  • The Bully Pulpitby Doris Kearns Goodwin

    Simon & Schuster 2013; US$ 19.08

    One of the Best Books of the Year as chosen by The New York Time s , The Washington Post, The Economist, Time, USA TODAY, Christian Science Monitor, and more. ?A tale so gripping that one questions the need for fiction when real life is so plump with drama and intrigue? (Associated Press). The gap between rich and poor has never been wider?legislative... 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...

  • Jarheadby Anthony Swofford

    Scribner 2005; US$ 16.00

    Anthony Swofford's Jarhead is the first Gulf War memoir by a frontline infantry marine, and it is a searing, unforgettable narrative. When the marines -- or "jarheads," as they call themselves -- were sent in 1990 to Saudi Arabia to fight the Iraqis, Swofford was there, with a hundred-pound pack on his shoulders and a sniper's rifle in his hands.... more...

  • Whitewashed Adobeby William Francis Deverell

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 15.95

    Chronicling the rise of Los Angeles through shifting ideas of race and ethnicity, William Deverell offers a unique perspective on how the city grew and changed. Whitewashed Adobe considers six different developments in the history of the city--including the cementing of the Los Angeles River, the outbreak of bubonic plague in 1924, and the evolution... 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...

  • Made in Americaby Claude S. Fischer

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 18.00

    Our nation began with the simple phrase, “We the People.” But who were and are “We”? Who were we in 1776, in 1865, or 1968, and is there any continuity in character between the we of those years and the nearly 300 million people living in the radically different America of today? With Made in America , Claude S. Fischer draws... more...

  • "I Am a Man"by Joe Starita

    St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 15.99

    In 1877, Chief Standing Bear?s Ponca Indian tribe was forcibly removed from their Nebraska homeland and marched to what was then known as Indian Territory (now Oklahoma), in what became the tribe?s own Trail of Tears. ?I Am a Man? chronicles what happened when Standing Bear set off on a six-hundred-mile walk to return the body of his only son... more...