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  • Unbrokenby Laura Hillenbrand

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.00

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ? NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE ?  Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader?s Circle for author chats and more. In boyhood, Louis Zamperini was an incorrigible delinquent. As a teenager, he channeled his defiance into running, discovering a prodigious talent that had carried him to the Berlin... more...

  • "I Am a Man"by Joe Starita

    St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 16.99

    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 to... more...

  • Black Culture and Black Consciousnessby Lawrence W. Levine

    Oxford University Press, USA 1978; US$ 12.99

    When Black Culture and Black Consciousness first appeared thirty years ago, it marked a revolution in our understanding of African American history. Contrary to prevailing ideas at the time, which held that African culture disappeared quickly under slavery and that black Americans had little group pride, history, or cohesiveness, Levine uncovered a... more...

  • Killing Lincolnby Bill O'Reilly; Martin Dugard

    Henry Holt and Co. 2011; US$ 28.99

    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...

  • Nimitzby E.B. Potter

    Naval Institute Press 2013; US$ 32.95

    Called a great book worthy of a great man, this definitive biography of the commander in chief of the Pacific Fleet in World War II, first published in 1976 and now available in paperback for the first time, continues to be considered the best book ever written about Adm. Chester W. Nimitz. Highly respected by both the civilian and naval communities,... more...

  • Three Critics of the Enlightenmentby Isaiah Berlin; Henry Hardy; Jonathan Israel

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 29.95

    Isaiah Berlin was deeply admired during his life, but his full contribution was perhaps underestimated because of his preference for the long essay form. The efforts of Henry Hardy to edit Berlin's work and reintroduce it to a broad, eager readership have gone far to remedy this. Now, Princeton is pleased to return to print, under one cover, Berlin's... more...

  • The Unbound Prometheusby David S. Landes

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 36.00

    Second edition of David Landes's classic history of industrial revolution and economic development in Europe. more...

  • Intellectuals and the Search for National Identity in Twentieth-Century Brazilby Ronald H. Chilcote

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    This book focuses on changing political thought in twentieth-century Brazil. more...

  • The Politics of Language and Nationalism in Modern Central Europeby Dr Tomasz Kamusella; Peter Burke

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 51.00

    This work focuses on the ideological intertwining between Czech, Magyar, Polish and Slovak, and the corresponding nationalisms steeped in these languages. The analysis is set against the earlier political and ideological history of these languages, and the panorama of the emergence and political uses of other languages of the region. more...

  • The Men Who Stare at Goatsby Jon Ronson

    Simon & Schuster 2011; US$ 15.00

    In 1979 a secret unit was established by the most gifted minds within the U.S. Army. Defying all known accepted military practice -- and indeed, the laws of physics -- they believed that a soldier could adopt a cloak of invisibility, pass cleanly through walls, and, perhaps most chillingly, kill goats just by staring at them. Entrusted with defending... more...