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  • 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...

  • I'm Downby Mishna Wolff

    St. Martin's Press 2009; US$ 15.99

    Mishna Wolff grew up in a poor black neighborhood with her single father, a white man who truly believed he was black. "He strutted around with a short perm, a Cosby-esqe sweater, gold chains and a Kangol--telling jokes like Redd Fox, and giving advice like Jesse Jackson. You couldn't tell my father he was white. Believe me, I tried," writes Wolff.... more...

  • Anne Orthwood's Bastardby John Ruston Pagan

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 18.99

    In 1663, an indentured servant, Anne Orthwood, was impregnated with twins in a tavern in Northampton County, Virginia. Orthwood died soon after giving birth; one of the twins, Jasper, survived. Orthwood's illegitimate pregnancy sparked four related cases that came before the Northampton magistrates -- who coincidentally held court in the same tavern... more...

  • The Big Oysterby Mark Kurlansky

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    Before New York City was the Big Apple, it could have been called the Big Oyster. Now award-winning author Mark Kurlansky tells the remarkable story of New York by following the trajectory of one of its most fascinating inhabitants?the oyster, whose influence on the great metropolis remains unparalleled. For centuries New York was famous for its oysters,... more...

  • American Coloniesby Alan Taylor

    Penguin Publishing Group 2002; US$ 20.00

    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...

  • The African American Urban Experienceby Joe Trotter; Earl Lewis; Tera Hunter

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 45.00

    A groundbreaking, interdisciplinary anthology that explores the relationship between urban history and African-American studies. more...