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  • Shadows in the Jungleby Larry Alexander

    Penguin Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00

    A new account of World War II heroism from the national bestselling author of Biggest Brother . Determined to retake the Philippines ever since his ignominious flight from the islands in 1942, General Douglas MacArthur organized a first- rate intelligence-gathering unit. They were called the Alamo Scouts. Larry Alexander follows the men who... more...

  • A Fierce Discontentby Michael McGerr

    Free Press 2010; US$ 30.00

    The Progressive Era, a few brief decades around the turn of the last century, still burns in American memory for its outsized personalities: Theodore Roosevelt, whose energy glinted through his pince-nez; Carry Nation, who smashed saloons with her axe and helped stop an entire nation from drinking; women suffragists, who marched in the streets until... more...

  • Boardwalk Empireby Nelson Johnson; Terence Winter

    Plexus Publishing 2012; US$ 9.99

    Providing the inspiration and source material for the upcoming HBO series produced by Academy Award–winning director Martin Scorsese and Emmy Award–winning screenwriter Terence Winter, this riveting and wide-reaching history explores the sordid past of Atlantic City—forever a freewheeling town long-dedicated to the fast buck—from the city's heyday... more...

  • The Organic Machineby Richard White

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 15.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • Martyrs and Murderersby Stuart Carroll

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 12.99

    The House of Guise was one of the greatest princely families of the sixteenth century, or indeed of any age. Today they are best remembered through the tragic life of one family member, Mary Queen of Scots. But the story of her Guise uncles, aunts and cousins is if anything more gripping - and certainly of greater significance in the history of Europe.... more...

  • A Land So Strangeby Andre Resendez

    Basic Books 2007; US$ 16.99

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  • Suleiman the Magnificentby André Clot

    Saqi 2012; US$ 20.40

    Suleiman the Magnificent, most glorious of the Ottoman sultans, kept Europe atremble for nearly half a century. In a few years he led his army as far as the gates of Vienna, made himself master of the Mediterranean and established his court in Baghdad. Faced with this redoubtable champion, who regarded it as his duty to extend the boundaries of Islam... more...

  • A Tragedy of Democracyby Greg Robinson

    Columbia University Press 2009; US$ 24.99

    The confinement of some 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II, often called the Japanese American internment, has been described as the worst official civil rights violation of modern U. S. history. Greg Robinson not only offers a bold new und more...

  • 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...