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  • The Civil War: A Narrativeby Shelby Foote

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 26.00

    Focused on the pivotal year of 1863, the second volume of Shelby Foote?s masterful narrative history brings to life some of the most dramatic and important moments in the Civil War, including the Battle of Gettysburg and Grant?s Vicksburg campaign. ?Foote has an acute sense of the relative importance of events and a novelist?s skill in directing... more...

  • A Concise History of Brazilby Boris Fausto; Sergio Fausto

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 24.00

    The second edition of A Concise History of Brazil features a new chapter that covers the critical time period from 1990 to the present. more...

  • The Royalist Republicby Helmer J. Helmers

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 79.00

    Traces the impact of the English Civil Wars and the resulting support for the royalist cause in the Dutch Republic. more...

  • Pocahontas and the Powhatan Dilemmaby Camilla Townsend

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2005; US$ 15.99

    Camilla Townsend's stunning new book differs from all previous biographies of Pocahontas in capturing how similar seventeenth century Native Americans were--in the way they saw, understood, and struggled to control their world---not only to the invading British but to ourselves. Neither nave nor innocent, Indians like Pocahontas and her father,... more...

  • 1493by Charles C. Mann

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.95

    From the author of 1491? the best-selling study of the pre-Columbian Americas?a deeply engaging new history of the most momentous biological event since the death of the dinosaurs. More than 200 million years ago, geological forces split apart the continents. Isolated from each other, the two halves of the world developed radically different suites... more...

  • Samuel Adamsby John K. Alexander

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2011; US$ 23.99

    This full-life biography includes analysis of Adams's education, political philosophy, religious attitudes, social values, and family relationships. While his extraordinary role in achieving American independence is closely analyzed, the post-independence period, including his tenure as governor of Massachusetts, is not neglected. The core theme is... more...

  • The Democracy Projectby David Graeber

    Random House Publishing Group 2013; US$ 26.00

    A bold rethinking of the most powerful political idea in the world?democracy?and the story of how radical democracy can yet transform America Democracy has been the American religion since before the Revolution?from New England town halls to the multicultural democracy of Atlantic pirate ships. But can our current political system, one that... more...

  • The Bully Pulpitby Doris Kearns Goodwin

    Simon & Schuster 2013; US$ 24.50

    One of the Best Books of the Year as chosen by The New York Time s , The Washington Post, The Economist, Time, USA TODAY, Christian Science Monitor, and more. ?A tale so gripping that one questions the need for fiction when real life is so plump with drama and intrigue? (Associated Press). The gap between rich and poor has never been wider?legislative... more...

  • Latin America in Colonial Timesby Matthew Restall; Kris Lane

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 28.00

    Presents the story of how Latin American civilization emerged from the encounter of three great civilizations in the sixteenth century. more...

  • American Gunby Chris Kyle; William Doyle

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 12.99

    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...