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  • Band of Brothersby Stephen E. Ambrose

    Simon & Schuster 2001; US$ 17.00

    Stephen E. Ambrose?s iconic story of the ordinary men who became the World War II?s most extraordinary soldiers: Easy Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, US Army. They came together, citizen soldiers, in the summer of 1942, drawn to Airborne by the $50 monthly bonus and a desire to be better than the other guy. And... more...

  • The Continuities of German Historyby Helmut Walser Smith

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 24.00

    Smith reexamines German continuities and sheds new light on nationalism, anti-Semitism and genocide. more...

  • Dearest Friendby Lynne Withey

    Touchstone 2002; US$ 18.00

    The lively, authoritative, New York Times bestselling biography of Abigail Adams. This is the life of Abigail Adams, wife of patriot John Adams, who became the most influential woman in Revolutionary America. Rich with excerpts from her personal letters, Dearest Friend captures the public and private sides of this fascinating woman, who was both... more...

  • George H. W. Bushby Timothy Naftali; Arthur M. Jr. Schlesinger; Sean Wilentz

    Henry Holt and Co. 2007; US$ 25.99

    The judicious statesman who won victories abroad but suffered defeat at home, whose wisdom and demeanor served America well at a critical time George Bush was a throwback to a different era. A patrician figure not known for eloquence, Bush dismissed ideology as "the vision thing." Yet, as Timothy Naftali argues, no one of his generation was better... more...

  • The Great American Missionby David Ekbladh

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 29.95

    The Great American Mission traces how America's global modernization efforts during the twentieth century were a means to remake the world in its own image. David Ekbladh shows that the emerging concept of modernization combined existing development ideas from the Depression. He describes how ambitious New Deal programs like the Tennessee... more...

  • Malinche's Conquestby Anna Lanyon

    Allen & Unwin 1999; US$ 24.50

    An engrossing and evocative quest into Mexico's past, to uncover the story of the legendary Amerindian woman who became translator and concubine to Cortes in the Spanish Conquest. more...

  • New Jerseyby Craig A. Doherty; Katherine M. Doherty

    Infobase Publishing 2005; US$ 35.00

    New Jersey provides intriguing descriptions of life in the early colony, including such details as the division of New Jersey into East and West; the effect of the presence of the Society of Friends; the success of farming, which contributed to the state's nickname, "The Garden State"; and the history of slavery in the colony. more...

  • Rawhide Downby Del Quentin Wilber

    Henry Holt and Co. 2011; US$ 16.99

    A Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Book for 2011 A Richmond Times Dispatch Top Book for 2011 A minute-by-minute account of the attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan, to coincide with the thirtieth anniversary On March 30, 1981, President Ronald Reagan was just seventy days into his first term of office when John Hinckley Jr. opened... more...

  • The Search for American Political Developmentby Karen Orren; Stephen Skowronek

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 36.00

    Orren and Skowronek survey past and current 'APD' scholarship and outline a course of study for the future. more...

  • Tituba, Reluctant Witch of Salemby Elaine G. Breslaw

    NYU Press 1995; US$ 22.95

    In this important book, Elaine Breslaw claims to have rediscovered Tituba, the elusive, mysterious, and often mythologized Indian woman accused of witchcraft in Salem in 1692 and immortalized in Arthur Miller's The Crucible . Reconstructing the life of the slave woman at the center of the notorious Salem witch trials, the book follows Tituba from... more...