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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.95
The greatest military historian of our time gives a peerless account of America?s most bloody, wrenching, and eternally fascinating war. In this long-awaited history, John Keegan shares his original and perceptive insights into the psychology, ideology, demographics, and economics of the American Civil War. Illuminated by Keegan?s knowledge of military... more...
- HarperCollins 2010; US$ 14.99
From his less than auspicious start in 1755 on the Caribbean Island of Nevis to his untimely death in a duel with his old enemy Aaron Burr in 1804, Alexander Hamilton, despite his short life, left a huge legacy. Orphaned at thirteen and apprenticed in a counting house, Hamilton learned principles of business that helped him create the American... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007; US$ 20.99
Succinct, with a brace of original documents following each chapter, Christopher J. Olsen's The American Civil War is the ideal introduction to American history's most famous, and infamous, chapter. Covering events from 1850 and the mounting political pressures to split the Union into opposing sections, through the four years of bloodshed and waning... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.95
At the dawn of the twentieth century, a great confidence suffused America. Isaac Cline was one of the era's new men, a scientist who believed he knew all there was to know about the motion of clouds and the behavior of storms. The idea that a hurricane could damage the city of Galveston, Texas, where he was based, was to him preposterous, "an absurd... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 32.00 US$ 26.24
Written by two expert and highly esteemed authors, this is the much-anticipated textbook on the early modern history of Southeast Asia. more...
- OUP Oxford 2005; US$ 3.99 US$ 3.43
Based upon Machiavelli's first-hand experience as an emissary of the Florentine Republic to the courts of Europe, The Prince analyses the usually violent means by which men seize, retain, and lose political power. This fluent new translation is accompanied by comprehensive notes and an introduction that dispels some of the myths associated with Machiavelli,... more...
- HarperCollins 2010; US$ 15.99
Spartacus and The Immigrants ?[It] should be required reading.? ?Eric Foner, New York Times Book Review Library Journal calls Howard Zinn?s iconic A People's History of the United States ?a brilliant and moving history of the American people from the point of view of those?whose plight has been largely omitted from most histories.? Packed with... more...
- HarperCollins 2010; US$ 11.24
?Social history is, most elementally, food history. Jane Ziegelman had the great idea to zero in on one Lower East Side tenement building, and through it she has crafted a unique and aromatic narrative of New York?s immigrant culture: with bread in the oven, steam rising from pots, and the family gathering round.? ? Russell Shorto, author of The... more...
- University of California Press 2011; US$ 36.95 US$ 29.56
Immanuel Wallerstein?s highly influential, multi-volume opus, The Modern World-System, is one of this century?s greatest works of social science. An innovative, panoramic reinterpretation of global history, it traces the emergence and development of the modern world from the sixteenth to the twentieth century. more...