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Colonial Period (1600-1775)

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  • Storm Kingsby Lee Sandlin

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 16.00

    In Storm Kings, Lee Sandlin retraces America's fascination and unique relationship to tornadoes and the weather. From Ben Franklin's early experiments, to "the great storm debates" of the nineteenth century, to heartland life in the early twentieth century, Sandlin shows how tornado chasing helped foster the birth of meteorology, recreating with vivid... more...

  • The Human Tradition in Colonial Latin Americaby Kenneth J. Andrien

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013; US$ 28.99

    The Human Tradition in Colonial Latin America is an anthology of stories of largely ordinary individuals struggling to forge a life during the unstable colonial period in Latin America. Now fully updated with new and revised essays, the book is carefully balanced among countries and ethnicities. Within an overall theme of social order and disorder... more...

  • India before Europeby Catherine B. Asher; Cynthia Talbot

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 32.00

    The first survey of the political, economic, religious and cultural landscapes of medieval India. more...

  • A Concise History of Hungaryby Miklós Molnár; Anna Magyar

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 28.00

    A comprehensive history of the land, people, society, culture and economy of Hungary, first published in 2001. more...

  • Where They Standby Robert W. Merry

    Simon & Schuster 2012; US$ 16.00

    The author of the acclaimed biography of President James Polk, A Country of Vast Designs, offers a fresh, playful, and challenging way of playing ?Rating the Presidents,? by pitching historians? views and subsequent experts? polls against the judgment and votes of the presidents? own contemporaries. Merry posits that presidents rise and fall... more...

  • The Heart of Everything That Isby Bob Drury; Tom Clavin

    Simon & Schuster 2013; US$ 17.00

    An acclaimed New York Times bestseller, selected by Salon as a best book of the year, the astonishing untold story of the life and times of Sioux warrior Red Cloud: ?a page-turner with remarkable immediacy?and the narrative sweep of a great Western? ( The Boston Globe ). Red Cloud was the only American Indian in history to defeat the United States... more...

  • The Oathby Jeffrey Toobin

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.00

    Praise for The Oath ?More than three decades after Bob Woodward wrote The Brethren , Toobin is Woodward?s successor as the chronicler of behind-the-scenes details from the Supreme Court, and the book is a page-turner.? -- The Washington Post ?Toobin is one of the most talented reporters covering American law?Not until scholars a generation... more...

  • The French Wars of Religion, 1562?1629by Mack P. Holt

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 28.00

    This is the 2005 second edition of a comprehensive study of the French wars of religion. more...

  • Inside the Appleby Michelle Nevius; James Nevius

    Free Press 2009; US$ 16.95

    How much do you actually know about New York City? Did you know they tried to anchor Zeppelins at the top of the Empire State Building? Or that the high-rent district of Park Avenue was once so dangerous it was called "Death Avenue"? Lively and comprehensive, Inside the Apple brings to life New York's fascinating past. This narrative history... more...

  • Ike's Spiesby Stephen E. Ambrose

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.95

    Based on privileged access to the president and his private papers, this classic Cold War-era history by bestselling historian Stephen E. Ambrose gives an inside look at the way President Dwight Eisenhower managed America?s secret operations as general and as commander in chief.   During his time in office, Eisenhower projected the image of a genial... more...