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  • Unbrokenby Laura Hillenbrand

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 27.00

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ? SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE ?  Hailed as the top nonfiction book of the year by Time magazine ? Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for biography and the Indies Choice Adult Nonfiction Book of the Year award   On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean... more...

  • The Invasion of Canadaby Pierre Berton

    Doubleday Canada 2011; US$ 24.95

    To America's leaders in 1812, an invasion of Canada seemed to be "a mere matter of marching," as Thomas Jefferson confidently predicted. How could a nation of 8 million fail to subdue a struggling colony of 300,000? Yet, when the campaign of 1812 ended, the only Americans left on Canadian soil were prisoners of war. Three American armies had been forced... more...

  • Slavery, Race, and Conquest in the Tropicsby Robert E. May

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 22.00

    Robert E. May internationalizes the American Civil War and reinterprets the 1860 presidential campaign, shedding new light on the Lincoln-Douglas rivalry. more...

  • A History of Prejudiceby Gyanendra Pandey

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 24.00

    Compares the historical struggles of two geographically disparate populations ? Indian Dalits and African Americans ? to examine prejudice in two leading democracies. more...

  • The Portable Abraham Lincolnby Abraham Lincoln; Andrew Delbanco; Andrew Delbanco

    Penguin Group US 2009; US$ 18.00

    Celebrate the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's birth with this new edition of his greatest speeches and writings Abraham Lincoln endowed the American language with a vigor and moral energy that has all but disappeared from today's public rhetoric. Lincoln's writings are testaments of our history, windows into his enigmatic personality, and resonant... more...

  • Colonial Americaby Alan Taylor

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 9.99

    In the traditional narrative of American colonial history, early European settlements, as well as native peoples and African slaves, were treated in passing as unfortunate aberrations in a fundamentally upbeat story of Englishmen becoming freer and more prosperous by colonizing an abundant continent of "free land." Over the last generation,... more...

  • The Battle for Christmasby Stephen Nissenbaum

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 17.95

    Anyone who laments the excesses of Christmas might consider the Puritans of colonial Massachusetts: they simply outlawed the holiday. The Puritans had their reasons, since Christmas was once an occasion for drunkenness and riot, when poor "wassailers  extorted food and drink from the well-to-do. In this intriguing and innovative work of social history,... more...

  • South America and the Treaty of Versaillesby Michael Streeter

    Haus Publishing 2011; US$ 25.00

    The Peace Conferences afforded several South American countries their first involvement in world affairs. more...

  • For the Common Defenseby Allan R. Millett; Peter Maslowski

    Free Press 2012; US$ 28.00

    Called ?the preeminent survey of American military history? by Russell F. Weigley, America?s foremost military historian, For the Common Defense is an essential contribution to the field of military history. This carefully researched third edition provides the most complete and current history of United States defense policy and military institutions... more...

  • All in the Familyby Robert O. Self

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2012; US$ 16.99

    In the 1960s, Lyndon Johnson?s Great Society and War on Poverty promised an array of federal programs to assist working-class families. In the 1980s, Ronald Reagan declared the GOP the party of ?family values? and promised to keep government out of Americans? lives. Again and again, historians have sought to explain the nation?s profound political... more...