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  • American Gunby Chris Kyle; William Doyle

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 12.99

    Chris Kyle?fallen hero and #1 bestselling author of American Sniper ?reveals how ten legendary guns forever changed U.S. history. At the time of his tragic death in February 2013, former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, the top sniper in U.S. military history, was finishing one of the most exciting missions of his life: a remarkable book that retold American... more...

  • The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval Englandby Ian Mortimer

    Random House 2012; US$ 15.98

    The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there... Imagine you could travel back to the fourteenth century. What would you see, and hear, and smell? Where would you stay? What are you going to eat? And how are you going to test to see if you are going down with the plague? In The Time Traveller's Guide... more...

  • The Big Oysterby Mark Kurlansky

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    Before New York City was the Big Apple, it could have been called the Big Oyster. Now award-winning author Mark Kurlansky tells the remarkable story of New York by following the trajectory of one of its most fascinating inhabitants?the oyster, whose influence on the great metropolis remains unparalleled. For centuries New York was famous for its oysters,... more...

  • The African American Urban Experienceby Joe Trotter; Earl Lewis; Tera Hunter

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 45.00

    A groundbreaking, interdisciplinary anthology that explores the relationship between urban history and African-American studies. more...

  • Shadows in the Jungleby Larry Alexander

    Penguin Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00

    A new account of World War II heroism from the national bestselling author of Biggest Brother . Determined to retake the Philippines ever since his ignominious flight from the islands in 1942, General Douglas MacArthur organized a first- rate intelligence-gathering unit. They were called the Alamo Scouts. Larry Alexander follows the men who... more...

  • My Bondage and My Freedomby Frederick Douglass; John David Smith

    Penguin Publishing Group 2003; US$ 15.00

    My Bondage and My Freedom ,? writes John Stauffer in his Foreword, ?[is] a deep meditation on the meaning of slavery, race, and freedom, and on the power of faith and literacy, as well as a portrait of an individual and a nation a few years before the Civil War.? As his narrative unfolds, Frederick Douglass?abolitionist, journalist, orator, and one... more...

  • Boardwalk Empireby Nelson Johnson; Terence Winter

    Plexus Publishing 2012; US$ 9.99

    Providing the inspiration and source material for the upcoming HBO series produced by Academy Award–winning director Martin Scorsese and Emmy Award–winning screenwriter Terence Winter, this riveting and wide-reaching history explores the sordid past of Atlantic City—forever a freewheeling town long-dedicated to the fast buck—from the city's heyday... more...

  • The Soap Manby Roger Hutchinson

    Birlinn 2011; US$ 6.75

    In 1918, as the First World War was drawing to a close, the eminent liberal industrial Lord Leverhulme bought - lock, stock and barrel - the Hebridean island of Lewis. His intention was to revolutionise the lives and environments of its 30,000 people, and those of neighbouring Harris, which he shortly added to his estate. For the next five years a... more...

  • Dickens and the Workhouseby Ruth Richardson

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 12.99

    The recent discovery that as a young man Charles Dickens lived only a few doors from a major London workhouse made headlines worldwide, and the campaign to save the workhouse from demolition caught the public imagination. Internationally, the media immediately grasped the idea that Oliver Twist's workhouse had been found, and made public the news... more...

  • A Tragedy of Democracyby Greg Robinson

    Columbia University Press 2009; US$ 24.99

    The confinement of some 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II, often called the Japanese American internment, has been described as the worst official civil rights violation of modern U. S. history. Greg Robinson not only offers a bold new und more...