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  • Forging Rivalsby Reuel Schiller

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 24.00

    Forging Rivals tells the story of the rise and fall of postwar liberalism. more...

  • Mexico's Cold Warby Renata Keller

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 80.00

    This book examines Mexico's unique foreign relations with the US and Cuba during the Cold War. more...

  • Painter in a Savage Landby Miles Harvey

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 27.00

    In this vibrantly told, meticulously researched book, Miles Harvey reveals one of the most fascinating and overlooked lives in American history. Like The Island of Lost Maps, his bestselling book about a legendary map thief, Painter in a Savage Land is a compelling search into the mysteries of the past. This is the thrilling story of Jacques Le... more...

  • Out of the House of Bondageby Thavolia Glymph

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 24.00

    Glymph challenges popular depictions of mistresses as 'friends' and 'allies' of slaves in the plantation household. more...

  • Zeitounby Dave Eggers

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.00

    National Bestseller  A New York Times Notable Book An O, The Oprah Magazine Terrific Read of the Year A Huffington Post Best Book of the Year A New Yorker Favorite Book of the Year A Chicago Tribune Favorite Nonfiction Book of the Year A Kansas City Star Best Book of the Year A San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the Year An... more...

  • The Warmth of Other Sunsby Isabel Wilkerson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 17.00

    One of The New York Times Book Review ?s 10 Best Books of the Year In this epic, beautifully written masterwork, Pulitzer Prize?winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life.... more...

  • For Cause and Comradesby James M. McPherson

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 12.99

    Why did the soldiers of the Civil War--Confederate and Union--risk their lives, through countless bloody battles and four long, awful years? It is to this question-- why did they fight --that James McPherson, America's preeminent Civil War historian, turns his attention. Drawing on more than 25,000 uncensored letters and nearly 250 private diaries... more...

  • First In His Classby David Maraniss

    Simon & Schuster 2008; US$ 17.99

    Who exactly is Bill Clinton, and why was he, of all the brilliant and ambitious men in his generation, the first in his class to reach the White House? Drawing on hundreds of letters, documents, and interviews, David Maraniss explores the evolution of the personality of our forty-second president from his youth in Arkansas to his 1991 announcement... more...

  • Nixon at the Moviesby Mark Feeney

    University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 27.50

    Was it an omen? Richard Nixon and the film industry arrived in Southern California in the same year, 1913. As Mark Feeney relates in this unusual and unusually absorbing book, Nixon and the movies have shared a long and complex history. Some of that history?the president's multiple screenings of Patton before and during the invasion of Cambodia,... more...

  • The Columbia History of Post-World War II Americaby Mark C Carnes

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 26.99

    Every epoch bewilders those who live through it, but for Americans, the postwar era has been a time of breathtaking change and transition. With these comprehensive and engaging essays, this volume encourages readers to form a new perspective on a recent and highly debated period of American history. Contributors to this volume were chosen for their... more...