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  • From the Folks Who Brought You the Weekendby Priscilla Murolo; A. B. Chitty; Joe Sacco

    The New Press 2012; US$ 18.95

    Hailed in a starred Publishers Weekly review as a work of "impressive even-handedness and analytic acuity . . . that gracefully handles a broad range of subject matter," From the Folks Who Brought You the Weekend is the first comprehensive look at American history through the prism of working people. From indentured servants and slaves in the... more...

  • History Derailedby Ivan T. Berend

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 31.95

    There is probably no greater authority on the modern history of central and eastern Europe than Ivan Berend, whose previous work, Decades of Crisis, was hailed by critics as "masterful" and "the broadest synthesis of the modern social, economic, and cultural history of the region that we possess." Now, having brought together and illuminated this... more...

  • Joker Oneby Donovan Campbell

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00

    After graduating from Princeton, Donovan Campbell wanted to give back to his country, engage in the world, and learn to lead. So he joined the service, becoming a commander of a forty-man infantry platoon called  Joker One . Campbell had just months to train and transform a ragtag group of brand-new Marines into a first-rate cohesive fighting unit,... more...

  • Killing Lincolnby Bill O'Reilly; Martin Dugard

    Henry Holt and Co. 2011; US$ 16.99

    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...

  • New Jerseyby Maxine N. Lurie; Richard Veit; Michael Birkner; Howard Gillette; G. Kurt Piehler; Brian Greenberg; Larry Greene; Graham Hodges; John Fea; Paul Israel; Marc Mappen; Maxine N. Lurie

    Rutgers University Press 2012; US$ 27.95

    New Jersey: A History of the Garden State is a fresh and comprehensive overview of New Jersey’s history from the prehistoric era to the present. The findings of archaeologists, political, social, and economic historians are brought together to offer a new look at the ways in which the Garden State has changed over time. From its pivotal role... more...

  • Secret Missions of the Civil Warby Philip Van Doren Stern

    Garrett County Press 2012; US$ 2.99

    Civil War historian and celebrated author Philip Van Doren Stern presents an underground history woven from first hand accounts of Civil War spies, scouts, detectives and double agents. Secret Missions of the Civil War gives an inside look into the birth of modern spy warfare: secret codes, Allen Pinkerton, assassinations, McClellan's personal spy,... more...

  • A Short History of Reconstructionby Eric Foner

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 12.99

    From the "preeminent historian of Reconstruction" ( New York Times Book Review ), a newly updated AND abridged edition of the prizewinning classic on the post?Civil War period that shaped modern America In this updated edition of the abridged Reconstruction , Eric Foner redefines how the post-Civil War period was viewed. Reconstruction chronicles... more...

  • Trident K9 Warriorsby Mike Ritland; Gary Brozek

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 10.99

    As Seen on "60 Minutes"! As a Navy SEAL during a combat deployment in Iraq, Mike Ritland saw a military working dog in action and instantly knew he'd found his true calling. Ritland started his own company training and supplying dogs for the SEAL teams, U.S. Government, and Department of Defense. He knew that fewer than 1 percent of all working dogs... more...

  • William Howard Taftby Jonathan Lurie

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 36.00

    This book sheds light on William Howard Taft, re-examining the Taft?Theodore Roosevelt relationship and placing Taft in a progressive context. more...

  • Yankee Merchants and the Making of the Urban Westby Jeffrey S. Adler

    Cambridge University Press 1991; US$ 44.00

    How conflict sparked by the debate over the future of slavery remade the urban West. more...