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  • Mesoamerican Voicesby Matthew Restall; Lisa Sousa; Kevin Terraciano

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 23.00

    A 2006 collection of indigenous-language writings from central Mexico and Guatemala, written during the colonial period. more...

  • Co-ed Combatby Kingsley Browne

    Penguin Publishing Group 2007; US$ 26.95

    A scholar makes a definitive, controversial argument against women in combat  More than 155,000 female troops have been deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan since 2002. And more than seventy of those women have died. While that?s a small fraction of all American casualties, those deaths exceed the number of military women who died in Korea, Vietnam,... more...

  • 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...

  • Black Culture and Black Consciousnessby Lawrence W. Levine

    Oxford University Press, USA 1978; US$ 12.99

    When Black Culture and Black Consciousness first appeared thirty years ago, it marked a revolution in our understanding of African American history. Contrary to prevailing ideas at the time, which held that African culture disappeared quickly under slavery and that black Americans had little group pride, history, or cohesiveness, Levine uncovered a... more...

  • Nimitzby E.B. Potter

    Naval Institute Press 2013; US$ 32.95

    Called a great book worthy of a great man, this definitive biography of the commander in chief of the Pacific Fleet in World War II, first published in 1976 and now available in paperback for the first time, continues to be considered the best book ever written about Adm. Chester W. Nimitz. Highly respected by both the civilian and naval communities,... more...

  • Intellectuals and the Search for National Identity in Twentieth-Century Brazilby Ronald H. Chilcote

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    This book focuses on changing political thought in twentieth-century Brazil. more...

  • The Men Who Stare at Goatsby Jon Ronson

    Simon & Schuster 2011; US$ 15.00

    In 1979 a secret unit was established by the most gifted minds within the U.S. Army. Defying all known accepted military practice -- and indeed, the laws of physics -- they believed that a soldier could adopt a cloak of invisibility, pass cleanly through walls, and, perhaps most chillingly, kill goats just by staring at them. Entrusted with defending... more...

  • Americasby Peter Winn

    University of California Press 2006; US$ 34.95

    Stunning in its sweep, Americas is the most authoritative history available of contemporary Latin America and the Caribbean. From Mexico to Tierra del Fuego, and from Cuba to Trinidad and Tobago, Americas examines the historical, demographic, political, social, cultural, religious, and economic trends in the region. For this new edition Peter Winn... more...

  • Watergate Rememberedby Michael A. Genovese; Iwan W. Morgan

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 33.00

    As the fortieth anniversary of the Nixon resignation approaches, it is time to take a fresh look at Watergate's impact on the American political system and to consider its significance for the historical reputation of the president indelibly associated with it. more...

  • One Summerby Bill Bryson

    Transworld 2013; US$ 14.38

    In summer 1927, America had a booming stock market, a president who worked just four hours a day (and slept much of the rest), a devastating flood of the Mississippi, a sensational murder trial, and an unknown aviator named Charles Lindbergh who became the most famous man on earth. It was the summer that saw the birth of talking pictures, the invention... more...