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  • Gothamby Edwin G. Burrows; Mike Wallace

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 23.99 US$ 20.63

    In Gotham , winner of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize, Edwin G. Burrows and Mike Wallace have produced a monumental work of history, one that ranges from the Indian tribes that settled in and around the island of Manna-hata, to the consolidation of the five boroughs into Greater New York in 1898. It is an epic narrative, a story as vast and as varied as the... more...

  • The Princeby Niccolò Machiavelli; Peter Bondanella; Maurizio Viroli

    OUP Oxford 2005; US$ 3.99 US$ 3.43

    Based upon Machiavelli's first-hand experience as an emissary of the Florentine Republic to the courts of Europe, The Prince analyses the usually violent means by which men seize, retain, and lose political power. This fluent new translation is accompanied by comprehensive notes and an introduction that dispels some of the myths associated with Machiavelli,... 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...

  • Recondoby Larry Chambers

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 7.99

    Author Larry Chambers vividly describes the guts and courage it took to pass the though volunteer-only training program in Nha Tarng to be part of the 5th Special Forces Recondo School, the hair-raising graduation mission to scout out, locate, and out-guerilla the NVA. Here is an unforgettable account that follows Chambers and the Rangers every step... more...

  • Intelligence and Espionage in the Reign of Charles II, 1660?1685by Alan Marshall

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 52.00 US$ 42.64

    A balanced portrait of the dark byways of Restoration politics. more...

  • America the Philosophicalby Carlin Romano

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 18.00

    A bold, insightful book that rejects the myth of America the Unphilosophical, arguing that America today towers as the most philosophical culture in the history of the world, an unprecedented marketplace of truth and argument that far surpasses ancient Greece or any other place one can name.    With verve and keen intelligence, Carlin Romano?Pulitzer... more...

  • Religion and the Decline of Magicby Keith Thomas

    Penguin Books Ltd 2003; US$ 26.78

    Witchcraft, astrology, divination and every kind of popular magic flourished in England during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, from the belief that a blessed amulet could prevent the assaults of the Devil to the use of the same charms to recover stolen goods. At the same time the Protestant Reformation attempted to take the magic out of religion,... more...

  • The Body of the Conquistadorby Rebecca Earle

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 24.00 US$ 19.68

    This fascinating history explores the dynamic relationship between overseas colonisation in Spanish America and the bodily experience of eating. more...

  • The Enlightenmentby Dorinda Outram

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 24.00 US$ 19.68

    New third edition of this acclaimed accessible overview of the Enlightenment, with a new chapter and guidance on further research. more...

  • America in the Worldby Frank Costigliola; Michael J. Hogan

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 28.00 US$ 22.96

    This volume includes historiographical surveys of American foreign relations since 1941 by some of the country's leading historians. more...