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  • Unbrokenby Laura Hillenbrand

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.00

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ? NOW 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 Berlin... more...

  • In the Devil's Snareby Mary Beth Norton

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 17.00

    Award-winning historian Mary Beth Norton reexamines the Salem witch trials in this startlingly original, meticulously researched, and utterly riveting study. In 1692 the people of Massachusetts were living in fear, and not solely of satanic afflictions. Horrifyingly violent Indian attacks had all but emptied the northern frontier of settlers, and... more...

  • A People's History of the United Statesby Howard Zinn

    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...

  • The Most Controversial Decisionby Wilson D. Miscamble

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 23.00

    Addresses the reasons the atomic bombs were used against Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the role they played in Japan's surrender. more...

  • The Atlantic Worldby Thomas Benjamin

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 41.00

    A comprehensive history of the interactions and exchanges between Europe, Africa, and the Americas between 1400 and 1900. more...

  • The King's Bedby Don Jordan; Michael Walsh

    Little, Brown Book Group 2015; Not Available

    To refer to the private life of Charles II is to abuse the adjective. His personal life was anything but private. His amorous liaisons were largely conducted in royal palaces surrounded by friends, courtiers and literally hundreds of servants and soldiers. Gossip radiated throughout the kingdom. Charles spent most of his wealth and his intellect... more...

  • 1776by David McCullough

    Simon & Schuster 2005; US$ 18.00

    America?s beloved and distinguished historian presents, in a book of breathtaking excitement, drama, and narrative force, the stirring story of the year of our nation?s birth, 1776, interweaving, on both sides of the Atlantic, the actions and decisions that led Great Britain to undertake a war against her rebellious colonial subjects and that placed... more...

  • The Americanization of Benjamin Franklinby Gordon S. Wood

    Penguin Publishing Group 2005; US$ 16.00

    From the most respected chronicler of the early days of the Republic?and winner of both the Pulitzer and Bancroft prizes?comes a landmark work that rescues Benjamin Franklin from a mythology that has blinded generations of Americans to the man he really was and makes sense of aspects of his life and career that would have otherwise remained mysterious.... more...

  • In the Heart of the Seaby Nathaniel Philbrick

    Penguin Publishing Group 2001; US$ 17.00

    The riveting and critically acclaimed bestseller, soon to be a major motion picture directed by Ron Howard Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy, Ben Whishaw, and Brendan Gleeson will star in a new film based on this National Book Award?winning account of the true events behind Moby Dick . In 1820, the whaleship Essex was rammed and sunk by an angry... more...

  • The Name of Warby Jill Lepore

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.95

    Winner of the the 1998 Ralph Waldo Emerson Award of the Phi Beta Kappa Society King Philip's War, the excruciating racial war--colonists against Indians--that erupted in New England in 1675, was, in proportion to population, the bloodiest in American history. Some even argued that the massacres and outrages on both sides were too horrific to "deserve... more...