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  • The Great Merger Movement in American Business, 1895?1904by Naomi R. Lamoreaux

    Cambridge University Press 1985; US$ 32.00

    Between 1895 and 1904 a great wave of mergers swept through the manufacturing sector of the United States' economy. This book explores the causes of the mergers, arguing that there was nothing natural or inevitable about turn-of-the-century combinations. Despite this conclusion, the author does not accept the view that they were necessarily a threat... more...

  • From Africa to Brazilby Walter Hawthorne

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 24.00

    Traces the flows of enslaved Africans from the broad region of Africa called Upper Guinea to Amazonia, Brazil. more...

  • The British Industrial Revolution in Global Perspectiveby Robert C. Allen

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 24.00

    A major new global economic history that explains why the Industrial Revolution occurred in Britain. more...

  • American Gunby Chris Kyle; William Doyle

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 11.79

    Chris Kyle?fallen hero and #1 bestselling author of American Sniper ?reveals how ten legendary guns forever changed U.S. history. At the time of his tragic death in February 2013, former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, the top sniper in U.S. military history, was finishing one of the most exciting missions of his life: a remarkable book that retold American... more...

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

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 13.99

    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 Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policyby John J. Mearsheimer; Stephen M. Walt

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007; US$ 9.99

    The Israel Lobby," by John J. Mearsheimer of the University of Chicago and Stephen M. Walt of Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government, was one of the most controversial articles in recent memory. Originally published in the London Review of Books in March 2006, it provoked both howls of outrage and cheers of gratitude for challenging what... more...

  • Europeby Brendan Simms

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 18.68

    Half a millennium of European warfare brilliantly retold by masterly historian Brendan Simms At the heart of Europe's history lies a puzzle. In most of the world humankind has created enormous political frameworks, whether ancient (such as China) or modern (such as the United States). Sprawling empires, kingdoms or republics appear to be... more...

  • The Lady In The Towerby Alison Weir

    Random House 2011; US$ 17.58

    On 2 May, 1536, in an act unprecedented in English history, Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII's second wife, was imprisoned in the Tower of London. On 15 May, she was tried and found guilty of high treason and executed just four days later. Mystery surrounds the circumstances leading up to her arrest - did Henry VIII instruct Thomas Cromwell to fabricate evidence... more...

  • Lone Star Nationby H.W. Brands

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2005; US$ 12.99

    In Lone Star Nation , Pulitzer Prize finalist H. W. Brands demythologizes Texas?s journey to statehood and restores the genuinely heroic spirit to a pivotal chapter in American history. From Stephen Austin, Texas?s reluctant founder, to the alcoholic Sam Houston, who came to lead the Texas army in its hour of crisis and glory, to President Andrew... more...

  • A Population History of the United Statesby Herbert S. Klein

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 28.00

    The first full scale survey of the demographic history of America in one volume. more...