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  • Sick from Freedomby Jim Downs

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 21.99

    Bondspeople who fled from slavery during and after the Civil War did not expect that their flight toward freedom would lead to sickness, disease, suffering, and death. But the war produced the largest biological crisis of the nineteenth century, and as historian Jim Downs reveals in this groundbreaking volume, it had deadly consequences for hundreds... more...

  • Generals in Grayby Jr. Ezra J. Warner

    LSU Press 1959; US$ 22.95

    When Generals in Gray was published in 1959, scholars and critics immediately hailed it as one of the few indispensable books on the American Civil War. Historian Stanley Horn, for example, wrote, "It is difficult for a reviewer to restrain his enthusiasm in recommending a monumental book of this high quality and value." Here at last is the paperback... more...

  • Good Huntingby Jack Devine; Vernon Loeb

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 27.99

    CONTENTS Introduction 1. Inside the Invisible Government 2. Mules, Pickup Trucks, and Stinger Missiles 3. "Your Friend Called from the Airport" 4. "We Need to Polygraph Him" 5. "Jack, This Changes It All, Doesn't It?" 6. Do I Lie to the Pope, or Break Cover? 7. Selling the Linear Strategy, One Lunch at a Time 8. Jousting with the Soviets: When I... more...

  • A Crack in the Edge of the Worldby Simon Winchester

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 12.99

    Unleashed by ancient geologic forces, a magnitude 8.25 earthquake rocked San Francisco in the early hours of April 18, 1906. Less than a minute later, the city lay in ruins. Bestselling author Simon Winchester brings his inimitable storytelling abilities to this extraordinary event, exploring the legendary earthquake and fires that spread horror across... more...

  • Rose Kennedy's Family Albumby The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation; Caroline Kennedy

    Grand Central Publishing 2013; Not Available

    A selection of more than 300 images--including family letters, personal ephemera, and captivating photographs--collected by Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, many never seen before, featuring the beloved and revered Kennedy family: This remarkable history dates from 1878 through 1946--up to the aftermath of WWII and the beginning of JFK's political career--and... more...

  • False Witnessby Patricia Lambert

    M. Evans & Company 2000; US$ 15.99

    This is, for the first time in its entirety, the story of the arrest and trial of Clay Shaw, charged with conspiracy in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. more...

  • Rethinking American History in a Global Ageby Thomas Bender

    University of California Press 2002; US$ 31.95

    In rethinking and reframing the American national narrative in a wider context, the contributors to this volume ask questions about both nationalism and the discipline of history itself. The essays offer fresh ways of thinking about the traditional themes and periods of American history. By locating the study of American history in a transnational... more...

  • Rethinking the New Deal Courtby Barry Cushman

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 52.99

    The Great Depression was a time of hardship for many Americans, but for the citizens of Harlem it was made worse by past and present discrimination. Or Does It Explode? examines Black Harlem from the 1920s through the Depression and New Deal to the outbreak of World War II. It describes the changing economic and social lives of Harlemites, and the... more...

  • Grant and Twainby Mark Perry

    Random House Publishing Group 2004; US$ 16.00

    In the spring of 1884 Ulysses S. Grant heeded the advice of Mark Twain and finally agreed to write his memoirs. Little did Grant or Twain realize that this seemingly straightforward decision would profoundly alter not only both their lives but the course of American literature. Over the next fifteen months, as the two men became close friends and intimate... more...

  • Monuments, Empires, and Resistanceby Tom D. Dillehay

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 48.00

    This theoretically and empirically informed 2007 account examines the resistance strategies of the Araucanians to unite against the Spanish. more...