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  • Unbrokenby Laura Hillenbrand

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 11.20

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ? SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE ?  Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader?s Circle for author chats and more. In boyhood, Louis Zamperini was an incorrigible delinquent. As a teenager, he channeled his defiance into running, discovering a prodigious talent that had carried him to the... more...

  • The Shoemaker and the Tea Partyby Alfred F. Young

    Beacon Press 2001; US$ 24.00

    George Robert Twelves Hewes, a Boston shoemaker who participated in such key events of the American Revolution as the Boston Massacre and the Tea Party, might have been lost to history if not for his longevity and the historical mood of the 1830's. When the Tea Party became a leading symbol of the Revolutionary ear fifty years after the actual event,... more...

  • India before Europeby Catherine B. Asher; Cynthia Talbot

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 32.00

    The first survey of the political, economic, religious and cultural landscapes of medieval India. more...

  • One Summerby Bill Bryson

    Transworld 2013; US$ 12.50

    In summer 1927, America had a booming stock market, a president who worked just four hours a day (and slept much of the rest), a devastating flood of the Mississippi, a sensational murder trial, and an unknown aviator named Charles Lindbergh who became the most famous man on earth. It was the summer that saw the birth of talking pictures, the... more...

  • A Concise History of Polandby Jerzy Lukowski; Hubert Zawadzki

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 24.00

    Updated and expanded second edition covering Polish history, from medieval times to the present day. more...

  • Blackoutby James Goodman; James Goodman

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2005; US$ 21.99

    On July 13, 1977, there was a blackout in New York City. With the dark came excitement, adventure, and fright in subway tunnels, office towers, busy intersections, high-rise stairwells, hotel lobbies, elevators, and hospitals. There was revelry in bars and restaurants, music and dancing in the streets. On block after block, men and women proved themselves... more...

  • The Drug Wars in America, 1940?1973by Kathleen J. Frydl

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 28.00

    Examines how and why the US government went from regulating illicit drug traffic and consumption to declaring war on both. more...

  • The Devil In The White Cityby Erik Larson

    Transworld 2010; US$ 13.90

    The Chicago World's Fair of 1893 and its amazing 'White City' was one of the wonders of the world. This is the incredible story of its realization, and of the two men whose fates it linked: one was an architect, the other a serial killer. The architect was Daniel H. Burnham, the driving force behind the White City, the massive, visionary... more...

  • Bunker Hillby Nathaniel Philbrick

    Penguin Group US 2013; US$ 9.99

    Nathaniel Philbrick, the bestselling author of In the Heart of the Sea and Mayflower , brings his prodigious talents to the story of the Boston battle that ignited the American Revolution. Boston in 1775 is an island city occupied by British troops after a series of incendiary incidents by patriots who range from sober citizens to thuggish... more...

  • The Scratch of a Penby Colin G. Calloway

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 14.99

    More American territory changed hands in 1763 than in any international agreement before or since. Part of the "Pivotal Moments in American History" series, this volume surveys the transformation of the continent following the Peace of Paris, which ensured British dominance in North America but set the colonies on the road to revolution. more...