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  • The Cambridge Companion to American Islamby Juliane Hammer; Omid Safi

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 26.00

    This book is a comprehensive introduction to the past and present of American Muslim communities. more...

  • Comandanteby Rory Carroll

    Penguin Group US 2013; US$ 12.99

    The inside story of Hugo Chavez?s rule and complex legacy Few leaders in our time have been as divisive and enigmatic as the late Hugo Chavez. In Comandante , acclaimed journalist Rory Carroll tells the inside story of Chavez?s life, his time as Venezuela?s president, and his legacy. Based on interviews with ministers, aides, courtiers, and citizens,... more...

  • Treason and the Stateby D. Alan Orr

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 44.00

    A study of the fundamental change in the meaning of treason in the 1640s. more...

  • A Short History of the United Statesby Robert V. Remini

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99

    In A Short History of the United States , National Book Award winner Robert V. Remini offers a much-needed, concise history of our country. This accessible and lively volume contains the essential facts about the discovery, settlement, growth, and development of the American nation and its institutions, including the arrival and migration of Native... more...

  • America, Empire of Libertyby David Reynolds

    Basic Books 2009; US$ 19.99

    It was Thomas Jefferson who envisioned the United States as a great “empire of liberty.? This paradoxical phrase may be the key to the American saga: How could the anti-empire of 1776 became the world?s greatest superpower? And how did the country that offered unmatched liberty nevertheless found its prosperity on slavery and the dispossession of... more...

  • Jonathan Edwardsby Philip F. Gura

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2006; US$ 15.99

    An important new biography of America's founding religious father. Jonathan Edwards was America's most influential evangelical, whose revivals of the 1730s became those against which all subsequent ones have been judged. The marvelous accomplishment of Philip Gura's Jonathan Edwards is to place the rich intellectual landscape of America's most... more...

  • Native American Historyby Judith Nies

    Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 17.00

    A NEW PERSPECTIVE ON NATIVE AMERICAN HISTORY: A CHRONOLOGICAL ACCOUNT OF ITS PLACE ON THE WORLD STAGE. Native American History is a breakthrough reference guide, the first book of its kind to recognize and explore the rich, unfolding experiences of the indigenous American peoples as they evolved against a global backdrop. This fascinating historical... more...

  • The Great Cat Massacreby Robert Darnton

    Basic Books 2009; US$ 16.95

    When the apprentices of a Paris printing shop in the 1730s held a series of mock trials and then hanged all the cats they could lay their hands on, why did they find it so hilariously funny that they choked with laughter when they reenacted it in pantomime some twenty times? Why in the eighteenth-century version of Little Red Riding Hood did the... more...

  • The Salem Witch Trials Readerby Frances Hill

    Da Capo Press 2009; US$ 20.00

    For those fascinated by the Salem witch trials, this is compelling reading and the sourcebook. more...

  • Mr. Wilson's Cabinet Of Wonderby Lawrence Weschler

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 14.95

    Pronged ants, horned humans, a landscape carved on a fruit pit--some of the displays in David Wilson's Museum of Jurassic Technology are hoaxes. But which ones? As he guides readers through an intellectual hall of mirrors, Lawrence Weschler revisits the 16th-century "wonder cabinets" that were the first museums and compels readers to examine the imaginative... more...