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  • The Cambridge History of the Cold War: Volume 1, Originsby Melvyn P. Leffler; Odd Arne Westad

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 32.00

    The first historical reexamination of the early years of the Cold War, tracing the evolution of the conflict. more...

  • Dearest Friendby Lynne Withey

    Touchstone 2002; US$ 18.00

    The lively, authoritative, New York Times bestselling biography of Abigail Adams. This is the life of Abigail Adams, wife of patriot John Adams, who became the most influential woman in Revolutionary America. Rich with excerpts from her personal letters, Dearest Friend captures the public and private sides of this fascinating woman, who was both... more...

  • Wrestling with Mosesby Anthony Flint

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 11.65

    The rivalry of Jane Jacobs and Robert Moses, a struggle for the soul of a city, is one of the most dramatic and consequential in modern American history. To a young Jane Jacobs, Greenwich Village, with its winding cobblestone streets and diverse makeup, was everything a city neighborhood should be. But consummate power broker Robert Moses, the father... more...

  • Abigail Adamsby Woody Holton

    Atria Books 2010; US$ 18.99

    Winner of the Bancroft Prize The New York Times Book Review , Editor?s Choice American Heritage, Best of 2009 In this vivid new biography of Abigail Adams, the most illustrious woman of the founding era, Bancroft Award?winning historian Woody Holton offers a sweeping reinterpretation of Adams?s life story and of women?s roles in the creation... more...

  • Me & Leeby Judyth Vary Baker; Jim Marrs

    Trine Day 2011; US$ 17.99

    Judyth Vary was once a promising science student who dreamed of finding a cure for cancer; this exposť is her account of how she strayed from a path of mainstream scholarship at the University of Florida to a life of espionage in New Orleans with Lee Harvey Oswald. In her narrative she offers extensive documentation on how she came to be a cancer... more...

  • 102 Minutesby Jim Dwyer; Kevin Flynn

    Henry Holt and Co. 2011; US$ 14.00

    " 102 Minutes does for the September 11 catastrophe what Walter Lord did for the Titanic in his masterpiece, A Night to Remember . . . Searing, poignant, and utterly compelling."?Rick Atkinson, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of An Army at Dawn Hailed upon its hardcover publication as an instant classic, the critically acclaimed New York Times... more...

  • Sam Patch, the Famous Jumperby Paul E. Johnson

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2004; US$ 11.20

    The true history of a legendary American folk hero In the 1820s, a fellow named Sam Patch grew up in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, working there (when he wasn't drinking) as a mill hand for one of America's new textile companies. Sam made a name for himself one day by jumping seventy feet into the tumultuous waters below Pawtucket Falls. When in 1827... more...

  • The World of Mythby David Adams Leeming

    Oxford University Press 1991; US$ 12.99

    The World of Myth provides a sweeping anthology of myths, ranging from ancient Egypt and Greece to the Polynesian islands and modern science. We read stories of great floods from the ancient Babylonians, Hebrews, Chinese, and Mayans; tales of apocalypse from India, the Norse, Christianity, and modern science; myths of the mother goddess from Native... more...

  • The Origins of the Urban Crisisby Thomas J. Sugrue

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 19.95 US$ 18.15

    Once America's "arsenal of democracy," Detroit is now the symbol of the American urban crisis. In this reappraisal of America?s racial and economic inequalities, Thomas Sugrue asks why Detroit and other industrial cities have become the sites of persistent racialized poverty. He challenges the conventional wisdom that urban decline is the product... more...

  • AB-SA-RA-KA Land of Massacreby Henry B. Carrington

    Digital Scanning, Inc. 2001; US$ 4.95

    Colonel Carrington had a long and distinguished career on the Western frontier, but it was not without mishaps - he was the hapless officer in command of Fort Kearny when the Fetterman command was massacred there. This book, based in part on his wife's meticulous journals, provides important insights and accounts of many noted Western figures and fights,... more...