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  • The Global Cold Warby Odd Arne Westad

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 23.00

    Prize-winning study of the global conflict waged during the Cold War and its legacy today. more...

  • Forgotten Deadby William D. Carrigan; Clive Webb

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 24.99

    Forgotten Dead uncovers a neglected chapter in the story of American racial violence, the first comprehensive study of lynching of hundreds of persons of Mexican origin or descent. more...

  • Founding Brothersby Joseph J. Ellis

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2003; US$ 15.95

    In this landmark work of history, the National Book Award?winning author of American Sphinx explores how a group of greatly gifted but deeply flawed individuals?Hamilton, Burr, Jefferson, Franklin, Washington, Adams, and Madison?confronted the overwhelming challenges before them to set the course for our nation. The United States was more a fragile... more...

  • Popular Politics and the English Reformationby Ethan H. Shagan

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 35.00

    A study of popular responses to the English Reformation after Henry VIII's break from Rome. more...

  • Lincoln: A Very Short Introductionby Allen C. Guelzo

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 7.99

    The award-winning Lincoln authority Allen C. Guelzo offers here a penetrating look into the mind of one of our greatest presidents. The author takes us on a wide-ranging exploration of seven problems that confronted Lincoln, setting these problems and Lincoln's responses against the larger world of trans-Atlantic liberal democracy in the 19th century,... more...

  • The Warmth of Other Sunsby Isabel Wilkerson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 17.00

    One of The New York Times Book Review ?s 10 Best Books of the Year In this epic, beautifully written masterwork, Pulitzer Prize?winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life.... more...

  • Executing Daniel Brightby Barton A. Myers

    LSU Press 2009; US$ 17.95

    Daniel Bright was executed in 1863 for his involvement in an irregular resistance to Union army incursions along the coast of North Carolina. Executing Daniel Bright uses life and death to exemplify a larger pattern of retaliatory executions and public murders meant to enforce a message of political loyalty and military conduct on the Confederate home... more...

  • The Long Way Homeby David Laskin

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 11.99

    ? The Long Way Home is a riveting remembrance of the Great War by a master writer?. Deeply compelling.? ? Douglas Brinkley ?Moving, revealing, and lovingly researched, this book is a must read, and a great read, for any of us whose forebears came from overseas-meaning just about all of us.? ? Erik Larson The author of the award-winning The Children?s... more...

  • Entertaining Satanby John Putnam Demos

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 14.99

    In the mid 1930s, North America's Great Plains faced one of the worst man-made environmental disasters in world history. Donald Worster's classic chronicle of the devastating years between 1929 and 1939 tells the story of the Dust Bowl in ecological as well as human terms. Now, twenty-five years after his book helped to define the new field... more...

  • We Meant Wellby Peter Van Buren

    Henry Holt and Co. 2011; US$ 13.50

    A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction of 2011 title From a State Department insider, the first account of our blundering efforts to rebuild Iraq?a shocking and rollicking true-life tale of Americans abroad Charged with rebuilding Iraq, would you spend taxpayer money on a sports mural in Baghdad's most dangerous neighborhood to promote reconciliation... more...