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  • The Penguin History of the United States of Americaby Hugh Brogan

    Penguin Books Ltd 2001; US$ 21.14

    This new edition of Brogan's superb one-volume history - from early British colonisation to the Reagan years - captures an array of dynamic personalities and events. In a broad sweep of America's triumphant progress. Brogan explores the period leading to Independence from both the American and the British points of view, touching on permanent features... more...

  • Act of Congressby Robert G. Kaiser

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 16.95

    A Washington Post Notable Book An eye-opening account of how Congress today really works?and how it doesn?t?  Act of Congress focuses on two of the major players behind the sweeping financial reform bill enacted in response to the Great Crash of 2008: colorful, wisecracking congressman Barney Frank, and careful, insightful senator Christopher... more...

  • Access to History for the IB Diploma: Emergence of the Americas in global affairs 1880-1929by Peter Clements; Philip Benson

    Hodder Education 2013; US$ 30.38

    Ensure your students have access to the authoritative, in-depth and accessible content of this series for the IB History Diploma. This series for the IB History Diploma has taken the clarity, accessibility, reliability and in-depth analysis of our best-selling Access to History series and tailor-made it to better fit the IB learner's needs. Each... more...

  • Sam Patch, the Famous Jumperby Paul E. Johnson

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2004; US$ 12.00

    The true history of a legendary American folk hero In the 1820s, a fellow named Sam Patch grew up in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, working there (when he wasn't drinking) as a mill hand for one of America's new textile companies. Sam made a name for himself one day by jumping seventy feet into the tumultuous waters below Pawtucket Falls. When in 1827... more...

  • Encounters at the Heart of the Worldby Elizabeth A. Fenn

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 13.50

    Winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for History Encounters at the Heart of the World concerns the Mandan Indians, iconic Plains people whose teeming, busy towns on the upper Missouri River were for centuries at the center of the North American universe. We know of them mostly because Lewis and Clark spent the winter of 1804-1805 with them,... more...

  • Leon Battista Alberti: On Paintingby Leon Battista Alberti; Rocco Sinisgalli

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 37.00

    In this volume Rocco Sinisgalli presents a new English translation and critical examination of Alberti's seminal text. more...

  • Eagle Against the Sunby Ronald H. Spector

    Free Press 2012; US$ 29.95

    Historian Ronald H. Spector, drawing on declassified intelligence files, an abundance of British and American archival material, Japanese scholarship and documents, and the research and memoirs of scholars, politicians, and the military men, presents a thrilling narrative of American war in the Pacific. Spector reassesses U.S. and Japanese strategy... more...

  • The Printing Revolution in Early Modern Europeby Elizabeth L. Eisenstein

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 16.00

    Summarises the initial changes introduced by the establishment of printing shops and discusses how printing affected major cultural movements. more...

  • The Wealth of Nationsby Adam Smith

    Random House Publishing Group 2000; US$ 16.00

    Adam Smith's masterpiece, first published in 1776, is the foundation of modern economic thought and remains the single most important account of the rise of, and the principles behind, modern capitalism. Written in clear and incisive prose, The Wealth of Nations articulates the concepts indispensable to an understanding of contemporary society; and... more...

  • The Princes of the Mughal Empire, 1504?1719by Munis D. Faruqui

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 33.00

    A new interpretation of the Mughal Empire explores Mughal state formation through the pivotal role of its princes. more...