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  • Big Girls Don't Cryby Rebecca Traister

    Free Press 2010; US$ 15.00

    REBECCA TRAISTER, whose coverage of the 2008 presidential election for Salon confirmed her to be a gifted cultural observer, offers a startling appraisal of what the campaign meant for all of us. Though the election didn?t give us our first woman president or vice president, the exhilarating campaign was nonetheless transformative for American women... more...

  • Fighting for the Confederacyby Gary W. Gallagher

    The University of North Carolina Press 1989; US$ 29.00

    Originally published by UNC Press in 1989, Fighting for the Confederacy is one of the richest personal accounts in all of the vast literature on the Civil War. Alexander was involved in nearly all of the great battles of the East, from First Manassas through Appomattox, and his duties brought him into frequent contact with most of the high command... more...

  • Brothersby David Talbot

    Simon & Schuster UK 2008; US$ 16.70

    Robert F. Kennedy was the first conspiracy theorist about his brother's murder. In this astonishingly compelling and convincing new account of the Kennedy years, acclaimed journalist David Talbot tells in a riveting, superbly researched narrative why, even on 22 November 1963, RFK had reason to believe that dark forces were at work in Dallas and reveals,... more...

  • Rob Roy MacGregorby Nigel Tranter

    Neil Wilson Publishing 2012; US$ 14.57

    Rob Roy MacGregor?s name and reputation stride through late-17th- and early 18th-century Scottish history and he is probably the nation?s best-known historical figure next to Robert the Bruce, William Wallace and Bonnie Prince Charlie. Along with those three, Rob Roy?s portrayal in book and film has created a figure that does not really tally with... more...

  • Black Politics in New Deal Atlantaby Karen Ferguson

    The University of North Carolina Press 2002; US$ 35.95

    When Franklin Roosevelt was elected president in 1932, Atlanta had the South's largest population of college-educated African Americans. The dictates of Jim Crow meant that these men and women were almost entirely excluded from public life, but as Karen Ferguson demonstrates, Roosevelt's New Deal opened unprecedented opportunities for black Atlantans... more...

  • Perilous Fightby Stephen Budiansky

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.95

    In Perilous Fight, Stephen Budiansky tells the rousing story of the underdog coterie of American seamen and their visionary secretary of the navy, who combined bravery and strategic innovation to hold off the legendary Royal Navy. Budiansky vividly demonstrates that far from an indecisive and unnecessary conflict?as historians have long dismissed... more...

  • Washington's Spiesby Alexander Rose

    Random House Publishing Group 2014; US$ 17.00

    Now a new original series on AMC   Basing his tale on remarkable original research, historian Alexander Rose reveals the unforgettable story of the spy ring that helped America win the Revolutionary War. For the first time, Rose takes us beyond the battlefront and into the shadowy underworld of double agents and triple crosses, covert operations... 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...