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  • Flags of Our Fathersby James Bradley; Ron Powers

    Random House Publishing Group 2006; US$ 7.99

    In this unforgettable chronicle of perhaps the most famous moment in American military history, James Bradley has captured the glory, the triumph, the heartbreak, and the legacy of the six men who raised the flag at Iwo Jima. Here is the true story behind the immortal photograph that has come to symbolize the courage and indomitable will of America.... more...

  • The Princeby Niccolò Machiavelli; James B. Atkinson

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2008; US$ 14.50

    'To investigate the imaginative leaps of so agile and incisive a mind as Machiavelli's one needs as much commentary about history, political theory, sources, and language as possible. I have gradually come to realize that readers who remain unaware of these topics frequently finish reading The Prince, put down their copies, and wonder what the shouting... more...

  • Made in Americaby Claude S. Fischer

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 18.00

    Our nation began with the simple phrase, “We the People.” But who were and are “We”? Who were we in 1776, in 1865, or 1968, and is there any continuity in character between the we of those years and the nearly 300 million people living in the radically different America of today? With Made in America , Claude S. Fischer draws... more...

  • Settlers, Liberty, and Empireby Craig Yirush

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 23.00

    Craig Yirush provides a long-term explanation of the distinctive ideas of the American Revolution. more...

  • Abraham Lincoln and the Second American Revolutionby James M. McPherson

    Oxford University Press, USA 1991; US$ 17.99

    James McPherson has emerged as one of America's finest historians. Battle Cry of Freedom, his Pulitzer Prize-winning account of the Civil War, was a national bestseller that Hugh Brogan, in The New York Times Book Review, called "history writing of the highest order." In that volume, McPherson gathered in the broad sweep of events, the... more...

  • Rediscovery of North Americaby Barry Lopez

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 12.00

    Five hundred years ago an Italian whose name, translated into English, meant Christopher Dove, came to America and began a process not of discovery, but incursion -- "a ruthless, angry search for wealth" that continues to the present day. This provocative and superbly written book gives a true assessment of Columbus's legacy while taking the first... more...

  • Little Americaby Rajiv Chandrasekaran

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.00

    From the award-winning author of Imperial Life in the Emerald City, a riveting, intimate account of America?s troubled war in Afghanistan. When President Barack Obama ordered the surge of troops and aid to Afghanistan, Washington Post correspondent Rajiv Chandrasekaran followed. He found the effort sabotaged not only by Afghan and Pakistani malfeasance... more...

  • No Easy Dayby Mark Owen with Kevin Maurer

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; Not Available

    No Easy Day by Mark Owen with Kevin Maurer is the first-person account of Bin Laden's execution. For the first time anywhere, a first-person account of the planning and execution of the Bin Laden raid from inside the US Navy SEAL team who carried out the extraordinary mission to kill the terrorist mastermind. No Easy Day puts... more...

  • The Contest for the Delaware Valleyby Mark L. Thompson

    LSU Press 2013; US$ 38.00

    In the first major examination of the diverse European efforts to colonize the Delaware Valley, Mark L. Thompson offers a bold new interpretation of ethnic and national identities in colonial America. For most of the seventeenth century, the lower Delaware Valley remained a marginal area under no state's complete control. English, Dutch, and Swedish... more...

  • A Brief History of Henry VIIIby Derek Wilson

    Constable & Robinson 2013; US$ 13.11

    Henry VIII changed the course of English life more completely than any monarch since the Conquest. In the portraits of Holbein, Henry Tudor stands proud as one of the most powerful figures in renaissance Europe. But is the portrait just a bluff?In his new book Derek Wilson explores the myths behind the image of the Tudor Lion. He was the monarch that... more...