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  • 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...

  • Command and Controlby Eric Schlosser

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 15.98

    From famed investigative journalist Eric Schlosser, author of Fast Food Nation , comes Command and Control a ground-breaking account of the management of nuclear weapons A groundbreaking account of accidents, near-misses, extraordinary heroism and technological breakthroughs, Command and Control explores the dilemma that has existed since the... more...

  • Global Interactions in the Early Modern Age, 1400?1800by Charles H. Parker

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 23.00

    An interdisciplinary introduction to early modern cross-cultural encounters and their influences on the development of world societies. more...

  • The Cambridge History of the Cold War: Volume 1, Originsby Melvyn P. Leffler; Odd Arne Westad

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 32.00

    The first historical reexamination of the early years of the Cold War, tracing the evolution of the conflict. more...

  • The Witchesby Stacy Schiff

    Orion 2015; US$ 21.67

    It began in 1692, over an exceptionally raw Massachusetts winter, when a minister's daughter started to scream and convulse. It ended less than a year later, but not before nineteen men and women had been hanged and an elderly man crushed to death. The panic spread quickly, involving the most educated men and prominent politicians in the colony. Neighbours... more...

  • Life of Sitting Bull and History of the Indian Warby W. Fletcher Johnson

    Digital Scanning, Inc. 2000; US$ 4.95

    A historic account of the life and death of the great medicine man and chief, Sitting Bull, this book tells not only the story of a single leader, but of the entire Sioux Nation and also of the Indian War of 1890-91. Known as the greatest of all the Indians, the Sioux were the bravest in war, the wisest in peace, the most powerful in body, and the... more...

  • Benjamin Franklinby Edwin S. Gaustad

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 5.99

    Born into the family of a Boston candlemaker, Benjamin Franklin turned the lessons of his humble beginning into seasoned wisdom that helped found a new nation. This biography takes his point of departure on the question of whether young people should adopt the model of this American character or whether the heroic image needs to be tempered. more...

  • The Renaissanceby Paul Johnson

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    The Renaissance holds an undying place in the human imagination, and its great heroes remain our own, from Michelangelo and Leonardo to Dante and Montaigne. This period of profound evolution in European thought is credited with transforming the West from medieval to modern; reviving the city as the center of human activity and the acme of civilization;... more...

  • Don't Know Much About History, Anniversary Editionby Kenneth C. Davis

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 12.99

    People Revised, updated, and expanded, the Twentieth Anniversary Edition of Kenneth C. Davis?s classic anti-textbook Don?t Know Much About History revitalizes the landmark book?s ability to revolutionize the way we look at our past. Like Howard Zinn?s A People?s History of the United States , Davis?s Don?t Know Much About History captivates... more...

  • Making a New Dealby Lizabeth Cohen

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 16.00

    This book examines how ordinary factory workers became unionists and national political participants by the mid-1930s. more...