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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 17.95
Maintaining that the outbreak of revolution in 1775 was not the result of secret planning by radicals but rather the end product of years of painful evolution, Pauline Maier brilliantly traces the American colonists? road to independence from 1765 to 1776 and examines the role of popular violence as political allegiances corroded and once-loyal subjects... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 90.00
Material Culture and Sedition, 1688-1760 is a groundbreaking study of the ways in which material culture (and its associated designs, rituals and symbols) was used to avoid prosecution for treason and sedition in the British Isles. The fresh theoretical model it presents challenges existing accounts of the public sphere and consumer culture. more...
- University of California Press 2004; US$ 33.95
In this first comprehensive comparison of left-wing violence in the United States and West Germany, Jeremy Varon focuses on America's Weather Underground and Germany's Red Army Faction to consider how and why young, middle-class radicals in prosperous democratic societies turned to armed struggle in efforts to overthrow their states. Based on a wealth... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 18.00
In an astonishing work of scholarship that reads like an adventure thriller, historian Buddy Levy records the last days of the Aztec empire and the two men at the center of an epic clash of cultures. ?I and my companions suffer from a disease of the heart which can be cured only with gold.? ? Hernán Cortés It was a moment unique in human history,... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.95
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...
- Beacon Press 2009; US$ 21.00
As America reacts to Edward Snowden?s leaks about NSA surveillance, American Privacy offers a timely look at our national experience with the right to privacy. ?The history of America is the history of the right to privacy,? writes Frederick S. Lane in this vivid and penetrating exploration of our most hotly debated constitutional right. From... more...
- New Press, The 2005; US$ 29.95
?Don?t let the sun go down on you in this town.? We equate these words with the Jim Crow South but, in a sweeping analysis of American residential patterns, award-winning and bestselling author James W. Loewen demonstrates that strict racial exclusion was the norm in American towns and villages from sea to shining sea for much of the twentieth century.... more...
- Grand Central Publishing 2012; US$ 9.99
"Just as the necessary qualification for a good liar is a good memory, so the essential equipment of a would-be lie detector is a good timeline, and a decent archive." In NO ONE LEFT TO LIE TO, a New York Times bestseller, Christopher Hitchens casts an unflinching eye on the Clinton political machine and offers a searing indictment of a president... more...