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  • Dark Tideby Stephen Puleo

    Beacon Press 2010; US$ 16.00

    Around noon on January 15, 1919, a group of firefighters was playing cards in Boston's North End when they heard a tremendous crash. It was like roaring surf, one of them said later. Like a runaway two-horse team smashing through a fence, said another. A third firefighter jumped up from his chair to look out a window-"Oh my God!" he shouted to the... more...

  • Uncommon Valorby Dwight Jon Zimmerman; John D. Gresham; Ola Mize

    St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 16.99

    A fascinating look at six of our bravest soldiers and the highest military decoration awarded in this country Since the Vietnam War ended in 1973, the Medal of Honor, our nation?s highest award for valor, has been presented to only eight men for their actions ?above and beyond the call of duty.? Six of the eight were young men who had fought... more...

  • Epic Journeys of Freedomby Cassandra Pybus

    Beacon Press 2006; US$ 16.00

    During the American Revolution, thousands of slaves fled their masters to find freedom with the British. Epic Journeys of Freedom is the astounding story of these runaways and the lives they made on four continents. Having emancipated themselves, with the rhetoric about the inalienable rights of free men ringing in their ears, these men and women... 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...

  • The Organic Machineby Richard White

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 14.99

    The Hill and Wang Critical Issues Series: concise, affordable works on pivotal topics in American history, society, and politics. In this pioneering study, White explores the relationship between the natural history of the Columbia River and the human history of the Pacific Northwest for both whites and Native Americans. He concentrates on what... more...

  • The Oathby Jeffrey Toobin

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.00

    From the prizewinning author of The Nine , a gripping insider's account of the momentous ideological war between the John Roberts Supreme Court and the Obama administration. From the moment John Roberts, the chief justice of the United States, blundered through the Oath of Office at Barack Obama's inauguration, the relationship between the Supreme... more...

  • From the Folks Who Brought You the Weekendby Priscilla Murolo; A. B. Chitty; Joe Sacco

    New Press, The 2012; US$ 18.95

    Hailed in a starred Publishers Weekly review as a work of "impressive even-handedness and analytic acuity . . . that gracefully handles a broad range of subject matter," From the Folks Who Brought You the Weekend is the first comprehensive look at American history through the prism of working people. From indentured servants and slaves in the... more...

  • Hijacking America's Mind on 9/11by Elias Davidsson

    Algora Publishing 2013; US$ 23.95

    An international researcher of long date and an expert in international law and human rights, the author's approach to the questions of 9/11 is essentially forensic. The book is narrative in style yet is highly factual and heavily annotated. more...

  • God?s Traitorsby Jessie Childs

    Random House 2014; US$ 36.38

    The Catholics of Elizabethan England did not witness a golden age. Their Mass was banned, their priests were outlawed, their faith was criminalised. In an age of assassination and Armada, those Catholics who clung to their faith were increasingly seen as the enemy within. In this superb history, award-winning author Jessie Childs explores the Catholic... more...

  • The Cash Nexusby Niall Ferguson

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; Not Available

    The Cash Nexus is the controversial history of money's central place in the world, from Niall Ferguson, bestselling author of Empire and Civilization Generations of historians have shied away from the truth behind the cliche: money makes the world go around. International bestseller Niall Ferguson answers the big questions about finance... more...