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  • After Campby Greg Robinson

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 29.95

    This book illuminates various aspects of a central but unexplored area of American history: the midcentury Japanese American experience. A vast and ever-growing literature exists, first on the entry and settlement of Japanese immigrants in the United States at the turn of the 20th century, then on the experience of the immigrants and their American-born... more...

  • Good Huntingby Jack Devine; Vernon Loeb

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 27.99

    "A sophisticated, deeply informed account of real life in the real CIA that adds immeasurably to the public understanding of the espionage culture?the good and the bad." ?Bob Woodward Jack Devine ran Charlie Wilson?s War in Afghanistan. It was the largest covert action of the Cold War, and it was Devine who put the brand-new Stinger missile into... more...

  • A World at Armsby Gerhard L. Weinberg

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 28.00

    A truly global account of WWII - the war that encompassed six continents. more...

  • One Summerby Bill Bryson

    Transworld 2013; US$ 13.36

    In summer 1927, America had a booming stock market, a president who worked just four hours a day (and slept much of the rest), a devastating flood of the Mississippi, a sensational murder trial, and an unknown aviator named Charles Lindbergh who became the most famous man on earth. It was the summer that saw the birth of talking pictures, the... more...

  • The Oil Kingsby Andrew Scott Cooper

    Simon & Schuster 2011; US$ 18.00

    struggling with a recession . . . European nations at risk of defaulting on their loans . . . A possible global financial crisis. It happened before, in the 1970s . Oil Kings is the story of how oil came to dominate U.S. domestic and international affairs. As Richard Nixon fought off Watergate inquiries in 1973, the U.S. economy reacted to... more...

  • Independence: The Tangled Roots of the American Revolutionby Thomas P. Slaughter

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 35.99

    An important new interpretation of the American colonists? 150-year struggle to achieve independence ?What do we mean by the Revolution?? John Adams asked Thomas Jefferson in 1815. "The war? That was no part of the Revolution. It was only an effect and consequence of it." As the distinguished historian Thomas P. Slaughter shows in this landmark... more...

  • Catherine de'Mediciby R J Knecht

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 58.95

    Catherine de' Medici (1519-89) was the wife of one king of France and the mother of three more - the last, sorry representatives of the Valois, who had ruled France since 1328. She herself is of preeminent importance to French history, and one of the most controversial of all historical figures. Despised until she was powerful enough to be hated,... more...

  • AB-SA-RA-KA Land of Massacreby Henry B. Carrington

    Digital Scanning, Inc. 2001; US$ 4.95

    Colonel Carrington had a long and distinguished career on the Western frontier, but it was not without mishaps - he was the hapless officer in command of Fort Kearny when the Fetterman command was massacred there. This book, based in part on his wife's meticulous journals, provides important insights and accounts of many noted Western figures and fights,... more...

  • The Making of New Englandby Samuel Adams Drake

    Digital Scanning, Inc. 2001; US$ 4.95

    Originally published over 100 years ago, The Making of New England is Samuel Drake?s engrossing compact description of the critical periods of discovery, exploration and settlement of New England from the earliest beginnings. He details a faithful record of the actions of forefathers and the home life of the pioneer settlers, illustrating how... more...

  • The Border Wars of New Englandby Samuel Adams Drake

    Digital Scanning, Inc. 2001; US$ 4.95

    Originally published over 75 years ago, The Border Wars of New England is Samuel Adams Drake's enlightening compact historical description of what has been commonly referred to as King William's and Queen Anne's Wars. Handsomely illustrated with numerous drawings and maps. more...