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  • U.S. History For Dummiesby Steve Wiegand

    Wiley 2014; US$ 19.99

    Ace your next history test with this concise, easy-to-read guide U.S. History for Dummies, 3 rd Edition fills the need to improve high school proficiency in history by providing a complete history of the United States, presented in an accessible, reader-friendly format designed to engage students while reinforcing lessons learned in class. The... more...

  • On Doing Local Historyby Carol Kammen

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 31.99

    This is the third edition of a book that has become a classic in the public history field. First published in 1986, revised in 2003, On Doing Local History offers not only discussion of practical matters, but also a deeper reflection on local, public history, what it means, and why it is done. It is used in classrooms and found on the shelves... more...

  • So Much to Loseby William J. Rust

    The University Press of Kentucky 2014; US$ 40.00

    Before U.S. combat units were deployed to Vietnam, presidents Eisenhower and Kennedy strove to defeat a communist-led insurgency in Laos. This impoverished, landlocked Southeast Asian kingdom was geopolitically significant because it bordered more powerful communist and anticommunist nations. The Ho Chi Minh Trail, which traversed the country, was... more...

  • American Political and Cultural Perspectives on Japanby John H. Miller

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99

    American Political and Cultural Perspectives on Japan: From Perry to Obama presents a panoramic survey of American images and ideas about Japan?past, present, and future. more...

  • Vietnam's Year of the Ratby Ronald Bruce Frankum

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    Vietnam's Year of the Rat explores the lunar New Year 1960 and the dynamic relationship between two competing groups vying for control in the Republic of Vietnam. One group, led by United States Ambassador Elbridge Durbrow, worked toward directing Vietnam towards an American-style democracy that focused on forcing reforms within the Saigon government.... more...

  • What They Didn't Teach You in American History Classby Mike Henry

    R&L Education 2014; US$ 36.99

    Even though in most cases, the names and events in the book will be recognizable, most of the stories about them will be new to the reader. If you're a young teacher, perhaps you'll find some material to help you get through those less-than-exciting areas of your textbook. If you hated history as a student, maybe you'll find some of these tales entertaining.... more...

  • Historians across Bordersby Nicolas Barreyre; Michael Heale; Stephen Tuck; Cécile Vidal

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    In this stimulating and highly original study of the writing of American history, twenty-four scholars from eleven European countries explore the impact of writing history from abroad. Six distinguished scholars from around the world add their commentaries. Arguing that historical writing is conditioned, crucially, by the place from which it is... more...

  • Perspectives on Presidential Leadershipby Michael Patrick Cullinane; Clare Frances Elliott

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00

    In 2011 Barack Obama invited ten distinguished biographers to the White House to ask them one question: which past American president should I emulate? This was not the first time Obama asked scholars this, but the answer he received would differ as presidential legacies waxed and waned. In 2008 Obama chose Lincoln; in 2009, Reagan; and in 2010, Theodore... more...

  • Making War, Thinking Historyby Jeffrey Record

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 21.95

    In examining the influence of historical analogies on decisions to use--or not use--force, military strategist Jeffrey Record assesses every major application of U.S. force from the Korean War to the NATO war on Serbia. Specifically, he looks at the influence of two analogies: the democracies? appeasement of Hitler at Munich and America's defeat in... more...

  • Hass, Neid, Wahnby Tobias Jaecker

    Campus Verlag 2014; US$ 31.06

    Wildwestgebaren, Raubtierkapitalismus, Hollywoodschund ? die Klage über vermeintlich typisch amerikanische Zustände ist in Deutschland verbreitet. Tobias Jaecker fragt nach den Ursachen, der Funktionsweise und den Auswirkungen des Antiamerikanismus. Er untersucht dazu mediale Kontroversen aus Politik, Wirtschaft und Kultur: von 9/11 über Obama bis... more...