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  • Stalin and His Hangmenby Donald Rayfield

    Penguin Books Ltd 2005; US$ 23.98

    Stalin, like Hitler and other tyrants, won and held power because he had collaborators - hangmen. Drawing on newly released archival material, Donald Rayfield gives us a fuller and more colourful picture of Stalin's inner circle than ever before. Stalin was not the sole author of Stalinism. What motivated his chiefs of police, Feliks Dzierzynski, Viacheslav... more...

  • Scandal of Colonial Ruleby James Epstein

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 28.00

    A dramatic and innovative history of the British public's confrontation with the iniquities of nineteenth-century colonial rule. more...

  • The Villageby John Strausbaugh

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 13.99

    Cultural commentator John Strausbaugh's The Village is the first complete history of Greenwich Village, the prodigiously influential and infamous New York City neighborhood.   From the Dutch settlers and Washington Square patricians, to the Triangle Shirtwaist fire and Prohibition-era speakeasies; from Abstract Expressionism and beatniks, to Stonewall... 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...

  • Rethinking Anti-Americanismby Max Paul Friedman

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 28.00

    This book reveals how the concept of 'anti-Americanism' has been misused for over 200 years to stifle domestic dissent and dismiss foreign criticism. more...

  • The American Way of Povertyby Sasha Abramsky

    Nation Books 2013; US$ 16.99

    Selected as A Notable Book of the Year by The New York Times Book Review Fifty years after Michael Harrington published his groundbreaking book The Other America , in which he chronicled the lives of people excluded from the Age of Affluence, poverty in America is back with a vengeance. It is made up of both the long-term chronically poor and... more...

  • The Economic and Social History of Brazil since 1889by Francisco Vidal Luna; Herbert S. Klein

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 26.00

    This is the first complete economic and social history of Brazil in the modern period in any language. more...

  • German Philhellenismby Damian Valdez

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    This book is an account of the modern German fascination with the art, politics and religion of ancient Greece from Winckelmann to Nietzsche's generation. more...

  • His Excellencyby Joseph J. Ellis

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2004; US$ 16.00

    National Bestseller To this landmark biography of our first president, Joseph J. Ellis brings the exacting scholarship, shrewd analysis, and lyric prose that have made him one of the premier historians of the Revolutionary era. Training his lens on a figure who sometimes seems as remote as his effigy on Mount Rushmore, Ellis assesses George... 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...