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  • 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...

  • Game Changeby John Heilemann; Mark Halperin

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 13.99

    ?It?s one of the best books on politics of any kind I?ve read. For entertainment value, I put it up there with Catch 22 .? ? The Financial Times   ?It transports you to a parallel universe in which everything in the National Enquirer is true?.More interesting is what we learn about the candidates themselves: their frailties, egos and... more...

  • The Proud Towerby Barbara W. Tuchman

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 18.00

    The Proud Tower, the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Guns of August, and The Zimmerman Telegram comprise Barbara W. Tuchman?s classic histories of the First World War era During the fateful quarter century leading up to World War I, the climax of a century of rapid, unprecedented change, a privileged few enjoyed Olympian luxury as the underclass... more...

  • The River Flows Onby Walter C. Rucker

    LSU Press 2008; US$ 19.95

    The River Flows On offers an impressively broad examination of slave resistance in America, spanning the colonial and antebellum eras in both the North and South and covering all forms of recalcitrance, from major revolts and rebellions to everyday acts of disobedience. Walter C. Rucker analyzes American slave resistance with a keen understanding... more...

  • Lee's Last Retreatby William Marvel

    The University of North Carolina Press 2002; US$ 23.99

    Lee's Last Retreat: The Flight to Appomattox more...

  • America's Response to Chinaby Warren I. Cohen

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 27.99

    America's Response to China has long been the standard resource for a succinct, historically grounded assessment of an increasingly complicated relationship. Written by one of America's leading diplomatic historians, this book analyzes the concerns and conceptions that have shaped U.S.-China policy and examines their far-reaching outcomes. Warren... more...

  • The Battle of Yorktown, 1781: A Reassessmentby John D. Grainger

    Boydell & Brewer 2005; US$ 99.00

    An accessible and authoritative account of the battle of Yorktown (1781), the last major battle in the American War of Independence, where an outnumbered British Army surrendered to American forces under George Washington and their French allies. more...

  • Kaiser Wilhelm IIby John Van der Kiste

    The History Press 2013; US$ 16.03

    Drawing on a wide range of contemporary sources, this biography examines the complex personality of Germany's last emperor. Born in 1859, the eldest grandchild of Queen Victoria, Prince Wilhelm was torn between two cultures - that of the Prussian Junker and that of the English liberal gentleman. more...

  • Mayflowerby Christopher Hilton

    The History Press 2013; US$ 29.17

    The band of Puritan emigres that left Southampton in 1620 to found a godly colony in Virginia (as the eastern seaboard of the North American continent was known then) carried with them the idealogical seed-corn of a new nation. This is the story of their voyage, their settlement in New England and the influence they had on the forging of a nation.... more...

  • Redcoats and Rebelsby Christopher Hibbert

    Pen and Sword 2008; US$ 9.99

    This book provides a thorough introduction to the War of American Independence. Told with great authority and clarity the book describes and details the effects of each notable event from 1770 to 1781. The book examines each of the major battles and skirmishes but does not get bogged down in deep analysis of battle formations and strategies. Instead... more...