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Colonial Period (1600-1775)

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  • 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 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...

  • 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...

  • Mining Californiaby Andrew C. Isenberg

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010; US$ 17.99

    An environmental History of California during the Gold Rush Between 1849 and 1874 almost $1 billion in gold was mined in California. With little available capital or labor, here?s how: high-pressure water cannons washed hillsides into sluices that used mercury to trap gold but let the soil wash away; eventually more than three times the amount... more...

  • Empire's Workshopby Greg Grandin

    Henry Holt and Co. 2006; US$ 20.99

    An eye-opening examination of Latin America 's role as proving ground for U.S. imperial strategies and tactics In recent years, one book after another has sought to take the measure of the Bush administration's aggressive foreign policy. In their search for precedents, they invoke the Roman and British empires as well as postwar reconstructions... 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...

  • 102 Minutesby Jim Dwyer; Kevin Flynn

    Henry Holt and Co. 2011; US$ 19.99

    " 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... more...