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  • The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklinby Benjamin Franklin

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.95

    The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin , which Franklin himself called his Memoirs, is the unfinished record of his life written between 1771 and 1790. It has become one of the most well-known and influential autobiographies in history, and has been praised both as a historical document and a piece of literature in its own right. William Dean Howells... more...

  • The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglassby Frederick Douglass

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 6.99

    Frederick Douglass was an ex-slave and a great orator in early 19th-century USA. His autobiography details his experiences as a slave and is considered the most famous such work, though many similar were written by his contemporaries. This work also influenced and fueled the abolitionist movement, in which Douglass was an important figure. more...

  • The Plantation Mistressby Catherine Clinton

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.00

    This pioneering study of the much-mythologized Southern belle offers the first serious look at the lives of white women and their harsh and restricted place in the slave society before the Civil War. Drawing on the diaries, letters, and memoirs of hundreds of planter wives and daughters, Clinton sets before us in vivid detail the daily life of the... more...

  • Thomas Jeffersonby Christopher Hitchens

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    In this unique biography of Thomas Jefferson, leading journalist and social critic Christopher Hitchens offers a startlingly new and provocative interpretation of our Founding Father. Situating Jefferson within the context of America's evolution and tracing his legacy over the past two hundred years, Hitchens brings the character of Jefferson to life... more...

  • Twelve Years a Slaveby Solomon Northup; Ira Berlin; Henry Louis Gates; Steve McQueen

    Penguin Group US 2012; US$ 12.99

    Now the major motion picture that won the 2014 Academy Award for Best Picture, starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, and Lupita Nyong?o, and directed by Steve McQueen Perhaps the best written of all the slave narratives, Twelve Years a Slave is a harrowing memoir about one of the darkest periods in American history. It recounts... more...

  • The Causes of the Civil Warby Paul Calore

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2008; US$ 29.95

    While South Carolina's preemptive strike on Fort Sumter and Lincoln's subsequent call to arms started the Civil War, South Carolina's secession and Lincoln's military actions were simply the last in a chain of events stretching as far back as the early 1750s. Increasing moral conflicts and political debates over slavery--exacerbated... more...

  • The Battle of New Orleansby Robert V. Remini

    Penguin Group US 2001; US$ 16.00

    The Battle of New Orleans was the climactic battle of America's "forgotten war" of 1812. Andrew Jackson led his ragtag corps of soldiers against 8,000 disciplined invading British regulars in a battle that delivered the British a humiliating military defeat. The victory solidified America's independence and marked the beginning of Jackson's rise to... more...

  • Running a Thousand Miles for Freedomby William Craft; Ellen Craft

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 5.99

    Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom details the escape of Ellen and William Craft from slavery in Georgia in the United States. Well publicized at the time, the married couple became celebrities in the abolitionist struggle. Their daring and risky plan meant passing the light-skinned Ellen off as a white male traveling with 'his' slave, William,... more...

  • The Second War With England, Volume Iby Joel T. Headley

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 4.99

    Settle in for nonstop wartime action in this encyclopedic account of the War of 1812. The first of two volumes penned by esteemed author and journalist Joel T. Headley on the topic, this book takes you right onto the battlefield and then zooms out for an analytical take on tactics and strategy. more...

  • The Second War With England, Volume IIby Joel T. Headley

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 4.99

    American author, journalist and all-around renaissance man Joel T. Headley was a detail-oriented historian and interpreter of cultures and events who wrote about dozens of conflicts, historical figures, and geographical locations during the course of his remarkable career. This exhaustive account of the War of 1812 will enthrall history buffs and fans... more...