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  • 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...

  • The Fires of Jubileeby Stephen B. Oates

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    The bloody slave rebellion led by Nat Turner in Virginia in 1831 and the savage reprisals that followed shattered beyond repair the myth of the contented slave and the benign master, and intensified the forces of change that would plunge America into the bloodbath of the Civil War. Stephen B. Oates, the acclaimed biographer of Abraham Lincoln and... more...

  • They Made Americaby Harold Evans; Gail Buckland; David Lefer

    Little, Brown and Company 2009; US$ 9.99

    An illustrated history of American innovators--some well known, some unknown, and all fascinating-- by the author of the bestselling The American Century. more...

  • Democracy in Americaby Alexis de Tocqueville; Richard C. Heffner; Vartan Gregorian

    Penguin Publishing Group 2001; US$ 7.95

    ?No better study of a nation?s institutions and culture than Tocqueville?s Democracy in America has ever been written by a foreign observer.? ? The New York Times ?The Bradley edition of Tocqueville?s classic is the best now available in English.? ?Charles A. Beard ?Professor Bradley?s edition should remain the standard one for our time.? ?F.... more...

  • Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girlby Harriet Jacobs; Nell Irvin Painter

    Penguin Publishing Group 2000; US$ 15.00

    A haunting, evocative recounting of her life as a slave in North Carolina and of her final escape and emancipation, Harriet Jacobs's classic narrative, written between 1853 and 1858 and published pseduonymously in 1861, tells firsthand of the horrors inflicted on slaves. In writing this extraordinary memoir, which culminates in the seven years she... 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... more...

  • The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murderby Vincent Bugliosi

    Vanguard Press 2008; US$ 26.95

    Famed Charles Manson prosecutor and three time #1 New York Times bestselling author Vincent Bugliosi has written the most powerful, explosive, and thought-provoking book of his storied career. In The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder , Bugliosi presents a tight, meticulously researched legal case that puts George W. Bush on trial in an American... more...

  • Battle Story: Isandlwana 1879by Edmund Yorke

    The History Press 2011; US$ 4.36

    On 22 January 1879 a 20,000-strong Zulu army attacked 1,700 British and colonial forces. The engagement saw primitive weapons of spears and shields clashing with the latest military technology. However, despite being poorly equipped, the numerically superior Zulu force crushed the British troops, killing 1,300 men, whilst only losing 1,000 of their... more...

  • At Close Quartersby Robert J. Bulkley

    Naval Institute Press 2012; US$ 34.95

    Small though they were, PT boats played a key role in World War II, carrying out an astonishing variety of missions where fast, versatile, and strongly armed vessels were needed. Called "weapons of opportunity," they met the enemy at closer quarters and with greater frequency than any other type of surface craft. Among the most famous PT commanders... more...

  • Black Cat Raiders of WW IIby Richard C. Knott

    Naval Institute Press 2012; US$ 19.95

    Thanks to the PBY's daring pilots and their effective tactics, the slow outdated Catalina patrol bombers became the scourge of Japanese shipping in the South Pacific during World War II. Painted black and hunting at night, the Black Cats, as they were called, are credited with sinking or disabling hundreds of thousands of tons of cargo vessels, troop... more...