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  • What This Cruel War Was Overby Chandra Manning

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.95

    In this unprecedented account, Chandra Manning uses letters, diaries, and regimental newspapers to take the reader inside the minds of Civil War soldiers-black and white, Northern and Southern-as they fought and marched across a divided country. With stunning poise and narrative verve, Manning explores how the Union and Confederate soldiers came to... more...

  • A Fierce Discontentby Michael McGerr

    Free Press 2010; US$ 30.00

    The Progressive Era, a few brief decades around the turn of the last century, still burns in American memory for its outsized personalities: Theodore Roosevelt, whose energy glinted through his pince-nez; Carry Nation, who smashed saloons with her axe and helped stop an entire nation from drinking; women suffragists, who marched in the streets until... more...

  • NSC 68 and the Political Economy of the Early Cold Warby Curt Cardwell

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 25.00 US$ 20.50

    Examines NSC 68, the massive rearmament program that the United States embarked upon beginning in the summer of 1950. more...

  • Michelangeloby William E. Wallace

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 18.00 US$ 14.76

    In this vividly written biography, William E. Wallace offers a substantially new view of Michelangelo. more...

  • Empireby Niall Ferguson

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 14.09

    This astoundingly successful, superbly reviewed book vividly recreates the excitement, brutality and adventure of the British Empire. Ferguson's most revolutionary and popular work, EMPIRE is a major reinterpretation of the British Empire as one of the world's greatest modernising forces. It shows on a vast canvas how the British Empire in the 19th... more...

  • History for the IB Diploma: Civil Rights and Social Movements in the Americasby Mike Scott-Baumann; Mark Stacey

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 16.00 US$ 13.12

    An exciting series that covers selected topics from the Higher Level options in the IB History syllabus. more...

  • Maizeby Duccio Bonavia

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 124.00 US$ 101.68

    This book examines one of the thorniest problems of ancient American archaeology: the origins and domestication of maize. more...

  • Latin America in Colonial Timesby Matthew Restall; Kris Lane

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 28.00 US$ 22.96

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

  • Inhuman Bondageby David Brion Davis

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 14.99 US$ 12.89

    A definitive history by a writer deeply immersed in the subject, Inhuman Bondage offers a compelling narrative that links together the profits of slavery, the pain of the enslaved, and the legacy of racism. The heart of the book looks at slavery in the American South, describing black slaveholding planters, the rise of the Cotton Kingdom, the daily... more...

  • Escaping Salemby Richard Godbeer

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 12.95 US$ 11.14

    The Salem witch hunt of 1692 is among the most infamous events in early American history; however, it was not the only such episode to occur in New England that year. Escaping Salem reconstructs the "other witch hunt" of 1692 that took place in Stamford, Connecticut. Concise and accessible, the book takes students on a revealing journey into the... more...