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  • Flags of Our Fathersby James Bradley; Ron Powers

    Random House Publishing Group 2006; US$ 6.99

    In this unforgettable chronicle of perhaps the most famous moment in American military history, James Bradley has captured the glory, the triumph, the heartbreak, and the legacy of the six men who raised the flag at Iwo Jima. Here is the true story behind the immortal photograph that has come to symbolize the courage and indomitable will of America.... more...

  • The Royal Stuartsby Allan Massie

    Random House 2010; US$ 28.19

    The Royal Stuarts ruled for over 300 years in Scotland and for a century as the Royal Family of Britain and Ireland. They were leading actors in the foremost political dramas of British history - the Scottish Wars of Independence, the Union of the Crowns, the English Civil War and the Restoration - and remain the most controversial and divisive of... more...

  • Mary Queen Of Scotsby Antonia Fraser

    Orion 2010; US$ 18.99

    Antonia Fraser's bestselling biography of one of the most romantic and controversial figures in British history, reissued to celebrate the publication of Antonia Fraser's memoir, MY HISTORY. Mary Queen of Scots passed her childhood in France and married the Dauphin to become Queen of France at the age of sixteen. Widowed less than two years later,... more...

  • The Hierarchies of Slavery in Santos, Brazil, 1822?1888by Ian Read

    Stanford University Press 2012; US$ 65.00

    Despite the inherent brutality of slavery, some slaves could find small but important opportunities to act decisively. The Hierarchies of Slavery in Santos, Brazil, 1822?1888 explores such moments of opportunity and resistance in Santos, a Southeastern township in Imperial Brazil. It argues that slavery in Brazil was hierarchical: slaves' fleeting... more...

  • Land of the Spotted Eagle, New Editionby Luther Standing Bear; Joseph Marshall

    UNP - Bison Books 2013; US$ 15.95

    When Standing Bear returned to the Pine Ridge Sioux Reservation after sixteen years' absence, his dismay at the condition of his people may well have served as a catalyst for the writing of this book, first published in 1933. In addition to describing the customs, manners, and traditions of the Teton Sioux, Standing Bear also offered general comments... more...

  • A Concise History of Hungaryby Miklós Molnár; Anna Magyar

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 28.00

    A comprehensive history of the land, people, society, culture and economy of Hungary. 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 Slavery: A Very Short Introductionby Heather Andrea Williams

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 7.99

    A concise history of slavery in America, including the daily life of American slaves, the laws that sought to legitimize white supremacy, the anti-slavery movement, and the abolition of slavery more...

  • James Iby John Matusiak

    The History Press 2015; US$ 15.99

    Few kings have been more savagely caricatured or grossly misunderstood than England?s first Stuart. Yet, as this new biography demonstrates, the modern tendency to downplay his defects and minimise the long-term consequences of his reign has gone too far. In spite of genuine idealism and flashes of considerable resourcefulness, James I remains a perplexing... more...

  • American Transcendentalismby Philip F. Gura

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2008; US$ 11.20

    The First Comprehensive History of Transcendentalism American Transcendentalism is a comprehensive narrative history of America's first group of public intellectuals, the men and women who defined American literature and indelibly marked American reform in the decades before and following the America Civil War. Philip F. Gura masterfully traces... more...