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  • Empty Mansionsby Bill Dedman; Paul Clark Jr. Newell

    Random House Publishing Group 2013; US$ 17.00

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Janet Maslin, The New York Times ? St. Louis Post-Dispatch Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader?s Circle for author chats and more. When Pulitzer Prize ? winning journalist Bill Dedman noticed in 2009 a grand home for sale, unoccupied... more...

  • Open Standards and the Digital Ageby Andrew L. Russell

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 26.00

    This book answers how openness became the defining principle of the information age, examining the history of information networks. more...

  • Napoleon the Greatby Andrew Roberts

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 20.78

    From Andrew Roberts, author of the Sunday Times bestseller The Storm of War , this is the definitive modern biography of Napoleon It has become all too common for Napoleon Bonaparte's biographers to approach him as a figure to be reviled, bent on world domination, practically a proto-Hitler. Here, after years of study extending even... more...

  • Cultures of Power in Europe during the Long Eighteenth Centuryby Hamish Scott; Brendan Simms

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 36.00

    An analysis of the forces which shaped politics and culture in Germany, France and Great Britain in the eighteenth century. more...

  • 13 Cent Killersby John Culbertson

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 7.99

    Opening Shots, 1966 In 1966 the Marines were landing in ever greater numbers and establishing the giant supply and marshaling yards in Da Nang, Chu Lai, and to the north in Phu Bai, with firebases spread along the Demilitarized Zone at Camp Carrol, Con Thien, the Rockpile, and Gio Linh. South of the DMZ, combat bases had been built out of ARVN camps... more...

  • Tried by Warby James M. McPherson

    Penguin Publishing Group 2008; US$ 18.00

    The Pulitzer Prize?winning author reveals how Lincoln won the Civil War and invented the role of commander in chief as we know it As we celebrate the bicentennial of Lincoln?s birth, this study by preeminent, bestselling Civil War historian James M. McPherson provides a rare, fresh take on one of the most enigmatic figures in American history.... more...

  • The Warmth of Other Sunsby Isabel Wilkerson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.95

    One of The New York Times Book Review ?s 10 Best Books of the Year In this epic, beautifully written masterwork, Pulitzer Prize?winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life.... more...

  • Brazil on the Riseby Larry Rohter

    St. Martin's Press 2012; US$ 18.99

    A History of Booms and Busts Sin and Salvation South of the Equator The Myth of a Racial Paradise The Tropical Lifestyle Creativity, Culture, and 'Cannibalism' Industrial Giant, Agricultural Superpower Energy to Burn: Petroleum, Ethanol, and Hydropower The Amazon: Nationalism and Paranoia in the Jungle Becoming a 'Serious Country'... more...

  • Grace, Talent, and Meritby Anthony J. La Vopa

    Cambridge University Press 1988; US$ 60.00

    This 1988 book examines the experience of upwardly mobile young men in early modern Germany. more...

  • 102 Minutesby Jim Dwyer; Kevin Flynn

    Henry Holt and Co. 2011; US$ 19.99

    " 102 Minutes does for the September 11 catastrophe what Walter Lord did for the Titanic in his masterpiece, A Night to Remember . . . Searing, poignant, and utterly compelling."--Rick Atkinson, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of An Army at Dawn Hailed upon its hardcover publication as an instant classic, the critically acclaimed New York Times... more...