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Colonial Period (1600-1775)

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

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 14.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • Love and Hate in Jamestownby David A. Price

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.95

    The Boston Globe ?Solid and engaging. . . . Price focuses on the human story of Jamestown, nearly mythic in its resonances.? --The New York Times ?Price clears away the misconceptions and sugar-coated half truths to reveal the true story of the Virginia Colony. . . . Full of drama, tragedy, and heartbreak.? -- Richmond Times-Dispatch ?Price?s... more...

  • Lost in Shangri-Laby Mitchell Zuckoff

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 8.99

    ?A lost world, man-eating tribesmen, lush andimpenetrable jungles, stranded American fliers (one of them a dame withgreat gams , for heaven's sake), a startling rescue mission. . . . This is atrue story made in heaven for a writer as talented as Mitchell Zuckoff. Whew?what an utterly compelling and deeplysatisfying read!" ?Simon Winchester, author... more...

  • Washingtonby Ron Chernow

    Penguin Books Ltd 2010; US$ 23.98

    The celebrated Ron Chernow provides a richly nuanced portrait of the father of America. With a breadth and depth matched by no other one-volume life, he carries the reader through Washington's troubled boyhood, his precocious feats in the French and Indian Wars, his creation of Mount Vernon, his heroic exploits with the Continental Army, his presiding... 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 Merchant Republicsby Mary Lindemann

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    This book analyzes the ways in which Amsterdam, Antwerp and Hamburg developed dual identities as 'communities of commerce' and republics. more...

  • Fighter Wingby Tom Clancy; John Gresham

    Penguin Publishing Group 2007; US$ 7.99

    Now, for the first time, an insider's look at an Air Force combat wing -- the planes, the technology, and the people . . . with Tom Clancy as your guide. Tom Clancy's previous explorations of America's armed forces, Submarine and Armored Cav , revealed exclusive, never-before-seen information an the people and technology that protect our nation.... more...

  • Blessed Among Nationsby Eric Rauchway

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007; US$ 18.99

    Nineteenth-century globalization made America exceptional. On the back of European money and immigration, America became an empire with considerable skill at conquest but little experience administering other people's, or its own, affairs, which it preferred to leave to the energies of private enterprise. The nation's resulting state institutions... more...

  • Sister Queensby Julia Fox

    Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 30.00

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The history books have cast Katherine of Aragon, the first queen of King Henry VIII of England, as the ultimate symbol of the Betrayed Woman, cruelly tossed aside in favor of her husband?s seductive mistress, Anne Boleyn. Katherine?s sister, Juana of Castile, wife of Philip of Burgundy and mother of the Holy Roman Emperor... more...