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  • Amusing the Millionby John F. Kasson

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 17.99

    Coney Island: the name still resonates with a sense of racy Brooklyn excitement, the echo of beach-front popular entertainment before World War I. Amusing the Million examines the historical context in which Coney Island made its reputation as an amusement park and shows how America's changing social and economic conditions formed the basis of... 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...

  • Mexico in World Historyby William H. Beezley

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 18.99

    Drawing on materials ranging from archaeological findings to recent studies of migration issues and drug violence, William H. Beezley provides a dramatic narrative of human events as he recounts the story of Mexico in the context of world history. Beginning with the Mayan and Aztec civilizations and their brutal defeat at the hands of the Conquistadors,... 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...

  • Tudorsby Peter Ackroyd

    Pan Macmillan UK 2012; US$ 15.45

    Rich in detail and atmosphere and told in vivid prose, Tudors recounts the transformation of England from a settled Catholic country to a Protestant superpower. It is the story of Henry VIII's cataclysmic break with Rome, and his relentless pursuit of both the perfect wife and the perfect heir; of how the brief reign of the teenage king, Edward... more...

  • Undaunted Courageby Stephen E. Ambrose

    Simon & Schuster 2013; US$ 18.00

    From the bestselling author of Band of Brothers and D-Day , the definitive book on Lewis and Clark?s exploration of the Louisiana Purchase, the most momentous expedition in American history and one of the great adventure stories of all time. In 1803 President Thomas Jefferson selected his personal secretary, Captain Meriwether Lewis, to lead a... more...

  • A Terrible Gloryby James Donovan

    Little, Brown and Company 2008; Not Available

    In June of 1876, on a desolate hill above a winding river called "the Little Bighorn," George Armstrong Custer and all 210 men under his direct command were annihilated by almost 2,000 Sioux and Cheyenne. The news of this devastating loss caused a public uproar, and those in positions of power promptly began to point fingers in order to avoid responsibility.... more...

  • With the Old Breedby E.B. Sledge

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 7.99

    ?Eugene Sledge became more than a legend with his memoir, With The Old Breed . He became a chronicler, a historian, a storyteller who turns the extremes of the war in the Pacific?the terror, the camaraderie, the banal and the extraordinary?into terms we mortals can grasp.??Tom Hanks NEW YORK TIMES  BESTSELLER In The Wall Street Journal , Victor... more...

  • The Darkest Summerby Bill Sloan

    Simon & Schuster 2009; US$ 16.00

    The Darkest Summer is the dramatic story of the first three months of the Korean War as it has never been told before. A narrative studded with gripping eyewitness accounts, it focuses on the fateful days when the Korean War?s most decisive battles were fought and the Americans who fought them went? however briefly?from the depths of despair to the... more...

  • The Lady In The Towerby Alison Weir

    Random House 2011; US$ 14.52

    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...