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Colonial Period (1600-1775)

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  • Christendom Destroyedby Mark Greengrass

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    Mark Greengrass's gripping, major, original account of Europe in an era of tumultuous change This latest addition to the landmark Penguin History of Europe series is a fascinating study of 16th and 17th century Europe and the fundamental changes which led to the collapse of Christendom and established the geographical and political frameworks... more...

  • New York Burningby Jill Lepore

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.95

    Pulitzer Prize Finalist Anisfield-Wolf Award Winner Over a frigid few weeks in the winter of 1741, ten fires blazed across Manhattan. With each new fire, panicked whites saw more evidence of a slave uprising. In the end, thirteen black men were burned at the stake, seventeen were hanged and more than one hundred black men and women were thrown... more...

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

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 15.99

    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...

  • Diversity and Dissentby Howard Louthan; Gary B. Cohen; Franz A. J. Szabo

    Berghahn Books 2011; US$ 99.00

    Early modern Central Europe was the continent?s most decentralized region politically and its most diverse ethnically and culturally. With the onset of the Reformation, it also became Europe?s most religiously divided territory and potentially its most explosive in terms of confessional conflict and war. Focusing on the Holy Roman Empire and the... more...

  • The Last American Puritanby Michael G. Hall

    Wesleyan University Press 2011; US$ 23.99

    A critically acclaimed and accessible biography of one of the towering figures of New England's colonial period; winner of The Conference on Christianity and Literature's Book Award. more...

  • Frozen in Timeby Mitchell Zuckoff

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 12.99

    Frozen in Time is a gripping true story of survival, bravery, and honor in the vast Arctic wilderness during World War II, from the author of New York Times bestseller Lost in Shangri-La . On November 5, 1942, a US cargo plane slammed into the Greenland Ice Cap. Four days later, the B-17 assigned to the search-and-rescue mission became lost... more...

  • The Island at the Center of the Worldby Russell Shorto

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2005; US$ 16.95

    When the British wrested New Amsterdam from the Dutch in 1664, the truth about its thriving, polyglot society began to disappear into myths about an island purchased for 24 dollars and a cartoonish peg-legged governor. But the story of the Dutch colony of New Netherland was merely lost, not destroyed: 12,000 pages of its records?recently ... more...

  • James II and English Politics 1678-1688by Michael Mullett

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 30.95

    Michael Mullett reconsiders, in the light of recent scholarship and of altering perceptions of the English past, the events of the crucial years 1678-1688; from the Restoration era through the exclusion crisis to the `Glorious Revolution'. more...

  • American Coloniesby Alan Taylor

    Penguin Group US 2002; US$ 18.00

    With this volume, Alan Taylor challenges the traditional story of colonial history by examining the many cultures that helped make America. Transcending the usual Anglocentric version of our colonial past, he recovers the importance of Native American tribes, African slaves, and the rival empires of France, Spain, the Netherlands, and even Russia in... more...

  • Making the Corpsby Thomas E. Ricks

    Scribner 2007; US$ 16.00

    The bestselling, compelling insider?s account of the Marine Corps from the lives of the men of Platoon 3086?their training at Parris Island, their fierce camaraderie, and the unique code of honor that defines them. The United States Marine Corps, with its proud tradition of excellence in combat, its hallowed rituals, and its unbending code of honor,... more...