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  • Young Ottomans, Theby Nazan Cicek

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 14.95

    The Eastern Question, as it was termed by the European Powers in the nineteenth century, was a debate primarily concerned with the issue of ?what to do with the Turk??. The Ottoman Empire had become known as the ?sick man of Europe? following its gradual decline since the eighteenth century, and its demise would be highly problematic for the crowned... more...

  • Americasby Peter Winn

    University of California Press 2006; US$ 34.95

    Stunning in its sweep, Americas is the most authoritative history available of contemporary Latin America and the Caribbean. From Mexico to Tierra del Fuego, and from Cuba to Trinidad and Tobago, Americas examines the historical, demographic, political, social, cultural, religious, and economic trends in the region. For this new edition Peter Winn... more...

  • The Inventor and the Tycoonby Edward Ball

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 16.95

    From the National Book Award-winning author of Slaves in the Family , a riveting true life/true crime narrative of the partnership between the murderer who invented the movies and the robber baron who built the railroads.   One hundred and thirty years ago Eadweard Muybridge invented stop-motion photography, anticipating and making possible motion... more...

  • Lady Bird Johnsonby Michael L. Gillette

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 14.99

    Over a span of eighteen years, Lady Bird Johnson recorded forty-seven oral history interviews with Michael Gillette and his colleagues. These conversations, just released in 2011, form the heart of Lady Bird Johnson: An Oral History , an intimate story of a shy young country girl's transformation into one of America's most effective and admired First... more...

  • The Economic History of Latin America since Independenceby Victor Bulmer-Thomas

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 40.00

    This revised and updated third edition contains a wealth of new material that draws on new research in this area. more...

  • The Aztecs, the Conquistadors, and the Making of Mexican Cultureby Peter O. Koch

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2005; US$ 39.95

    Tracing events from the discovery of the New World through the fall of the Aztec empire in 1521, this book discusses the battles between the Spanish explorers and the Aztecs--battles that culminated in the ruin of a civilization. The first half of the work alternates between Aztec and Spanish history, discussing events and motivations on each side... more...

  • Famine Echoes ? Folk Memories of the Great Irish Famineby Cathal Poirteir

    Gill Books 1995; US$ 3.99

    Famine Echoes is a groundbreaking oral account of the Great Irish Potato Famine of 1845?52 in which over one million people died and nearly two million emigrated. Telling the stories of its victims in their own words and those of their descendants, this book offers a unique perspective on the defining event of modern Irish history. more...

  • Contagion and the State in Europe, 1830-1930by Peter Baldwin

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 37.00

    A broad, panoramic study of the divergence in public health policies across Europe, 1830?1930. more...

  • Betrayalsby Ian K. Steele

    Oxford University Press 1990; US$ 16.99

    On the morning of August 9, 1757, British and colonial officers defending the besieged Fort William Henry surrendered to French forces, accepting the generous "parole of honor" offered by General Montcalm. As the column of British and colonials marched with their families and servants to Fort Edward some miles south, they were set upon by the Indian... more...

  • The Colfax Massacreby LeeAnna Keith

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 10.99

    Here is the first full-length book to tell the history of the Colfax massacre. Drawing on a huge body of documents, including eyewitness accounts as well as newly discovered evidence from the site itself, Keith explores the racial tensions that led to the fateful encounter, during which surrendering blacks were mercilessly slaughtered, and the reverberations... more...