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  • The Invisible Weaponby Daniel R. Headrick

    Oxford University Press, USA 1991; US$ 28.99

    A vital instrument of power, telecommunications is and has always been a political technology. In this book, Headrick examines the political history of telecommunications from the mid-nineteenth century to the end of World War II. He argues that this technology gave society new options. In times of peace, the telegraph and radio were, as many predicted,... more...

  • Cracking the SAT U.S. & World History Subject Tests, 2013-2014 Editionby Princeton Review

    Random House Children's Books 2013; US$ 12.99

    If you need to know it, it's in this book. This eBook version of the 2013-2014 edition of Cracking the SAT U.S. & World History Subject Tests  has been optimized for on-screen viewing with cross-linked questions, answers, and explanations. It   includes: · 4 full-length practice tests with detailed explanations (2 for each subject test) · Comprehensive... more...

  • Ethnic Realities of Mexican Americansby Martin Guevara Urbina; Joel E. Vela; Juan O. Sanchez

    Charles C Thomas 2014; US$ 49.95

    The goal of this book is to examine the ethnic experience of the Mexican American community in the United States, from colonialism to twenty-first century globalization. The authors unearth evidence that reveals how historically white ideology, combined with science, law, and the American imagination, has been strategically used as a mechanism to intimidate,... more...

  • The Economic and Social History of Brazil since 1889by Francisco Vidal Luna; Herbert S. Klein

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 26.00

    This is the first complete economic and social history of Brazil in the modern period in any language. more...

  • State Power and Democracyby Andrew Kolin

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 33.00

    Torture. Secret prisons. Wiretaps on Americans. Even with a new president in the White House, daily headlines contain disturbing revelations about how the United States conducts itself in the "war on terror." While other books have analyzed specific, shocking issues about the war on terror, there is a surprising disconnect in them: they don't connect... more...

  • Access to History for the IB Diploma: The Great Depression and the Americas 1929-39by Peter Clements

    Hodder Education 2012; US$ 17.58

    This series has taken the clarity, accessibility, reliability and in-depth analysis of our best-selling Access to History series and tailor-made it for the History IB Diploma. more...

  • Talleyrandby Duff Cooper

    Random House 2011; US$ 16.98

    Duff Cooper's classic biography charts the remarkable progress of Talleyrand; a silver-tongued master diplomat, infamous turncoat, peacekeeper and libertine. Talleyrand held high office in five successive regimes from France's Ancient Regime, into the Revolution of 1789, Robespierre's Terror, Napoleon's epic wars, and on through restored kings to... more...

  • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglassby Frederick Douglass; Peter J. Gomes; Gregory Stephens

    Penguin Group US 2005; US$ 1.99

    Born into a life of bondage, Frederick Douglass secretly taught himself to read and write. It was a crime punishable by death, but it resulted in one of the most eloquent indictments of slavery ever recorded. His gripping narrative takes us into the fields, cabins, and manors of pre-Civil War plantations in the South and reveals the daily terrors he... more...

  • Killing Lincolnby Bill O'Reilly; Martin Dugard

    Henry Holt and Co. 2011; US$ 9.99

    A riveting historical narrative of the heart-stopping events surrounding the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, and the first work of history from mega-bestselling author Bill O'Reilly The anchor of The O'Reilly Factor recounts one of the most dramatic stories in American history?how one gunshot changed the country forever. In the spring of 1865,... more...

  • The Story of Spanishby Jean-Benoit Nadeau; Julie Barlow

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 9.99

    Just how did a dialect spoken by a handful of shepherds in Northern Spain become the world?s second most spoken language, the official language of twenty-one countries on two continents, and the unofficial second language of the United States? Jean-Benoît Nadeau and Julie Barlow, the husband-and-wife team who chronicled the history of the French... more...