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  • Life in a Tudor Palaceby Christopher Gidlow

    The History Press 2011; US$ 1.44

    This book lets us take a tour round a courtly palace and peep around each door, as we encounter the kitchens, the bakery, the laundry, the bedrooms, the gardens and the privvies! Everything you could wish to know is here, as the book describes the different lifestyles of the court, and the people who served them. more...

  • The Colors of Courageby Margaret S. Creighton

    Basic Books 2008; US$ 19.99

    The Colors of Courage is a stunningly fluid work of original history-one that redefines the Civil War's most remarkable battle. more...

  • The Mayor of Castro Streetby Randy Shilts

    St. Martin's Press 2008; US$ 19.99

    The Mayor of Castro Street is Shilts's acclaimed story of Harvey Milk, the man whose personal life, public career, and tragic assassination mirrored the dramatic and unprecedented emergence of the gay community in America during the 1970s. His is a story of personal tragedies and political intrigues, assassination in City Hall and massive riots... more...

  • The Underdogsby Mariano Azuela; Gustavo Pellón

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2006; US$ 8.50

    In addition to a fresh translation of Los de Abajo , Azuela's classic novel of the Mexican Revolution, this volume offers both a general Introduction to the work and an extensive appendix setting the novel in its historical, literary, and political context. Related texts include contemporary reviews of Azuela's book, an excerpt from Anita Brenner's... 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...

  • Inhuman Bondageby David Brion Davis

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 17.99

    Presenting a study of slavery in modern times, this book provides a global perspective on the subject with an emphasis on the United States. more...

  • The Atlantic Slave Tradeby Herbert S. Klein

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 22.00

    The Atlantic Slave Trade examines the four hundred years of Atlantic slave trade. more...

  • Lions of Kandaharby Rusty Bradley; Kevin Maurer

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.00

    Includes a new Afterword by the authors One of the most critical battles of the Afghan War is now revealed as never before. Lions of Kandahar is an inside account from the unique perspective of an active-duty U.S. Army Special Forces commander, an unparalled warrior with multiple deployments to the theater who has only recently returned from combat... more...

  • The Devil In The White Cityby Erik Larson

    Transworld 2010; US$ 15.98 US$ 11.98

    Soon to be a major film directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio The Chicago World's Fair of 1893 and its amazing 'White City' was one of the wonders of the world. This is the incredible story of its realization, and of the two men whose fates it linked: one was an architect, the other a serial killer. The architect was Daniel... more...

  • Slavery's Constitutionby David Waldstreicher

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010; US$ 16.99

    Taking on decades of received wisdom, David Waldstreicher has written the first book to recognize slavery's place at the heart of the U.S. Constitution. Famously, the Constitution never mentions slavery. And yet, of its eighty-four clauses, six were directly concerned with slaves and the interests of their owners. Five other clauses had implications... more...