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  • Special Providenceby Walter Russell Mead

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 30.00

    From one of our leading experts on foreign policy, a full-scale reinterpretation of America’s dealings—from its earliest days—with the rest of the world. It is Walter Russell Mead’s thesis that the United States, by any standard, has had a more successful foreign policy than any of the other great powers that we have faced—and faced down. Beginning... more...

  • Strange New Landby Peter H. Wood

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 8.99

    Engaging and accessibly written, Strange New Land explores the history of slavery and the struggle for freedom before the United States became a nation. Beginning with the colonization of North America, Peter Wood documents the transformation of slavery from a brutal form of indentured servitude to a full-blown system of racial domination. Strange... more...

  • Steel Drivin' Manby Scott Reynolds Nelson

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 9.99

    Nelson recounts the true story of the man behind the iconic American hero, telling the poignant tale of a young Virginia convict who died working on the first rail route through the Appalachian Mountains. Using census data, penitentiary reports, and railroad company reports, Nelson reveals how John Henry was forced to labor on the mile-long Lewis Tunnel... more...

  • The Reshaping of Everyday Lifeby Jack Larkin

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 12.76

    "Compact and insightful. "-- New York Times Book Review "Jack Larkin has retrieved the irretrievable; the intimate facts of everyday life that defined what people were really like."-- American Heritage more...

  • From Out of the Shadowsby Vicki L. Ruiz

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 12.99

    Historian Vicki L. Ruiz here provides the first full study of Mexican-American women in the 20th century, in a narrative that is greatly enhanced by Ruiz's skillful use of interviews and personal stories, capturing a vivid sense of the Mexicana experience in the United States. For this new edition, Ruiz includes a preface that continues the story of... more...

  • Strategyby Sir Lawrence Freedman

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 16.99

    One of the world's leading authorities on war and international politics synthesizes the vast history of strategy's evolution in this consistently engaging and surprising account of how it came to pervade every aspect of life. more...

  • The American Dreamby Jim Cullen

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 13.99

    "The American Dream" is one of the most familiar and resonant phrases in our national lexicon, so familiar that we seldom pause to ask its origin, its history, or what it actually means. In this fascinating short history, Jim Cullen explores the meaning of the American Dream, or rather the several American Dreams that have both reflected and shaped... more...

  • American Coloniesby Alan Taylor; Eric Foner

    Penguin Publishing Group 2002; US$ 16.32

    A multicultural, multinational history of colonial America from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Internal Enemy and American Revolutions In the first volume in the Penguin History of the United States, edited by Eric Foner, Alan Taylor challenges the traditional story of colonial history by examining the many cultures that helped make... more...

  • Chronology of Warsby John S Bowman

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 54.00

    Chronology of Wars, Revised Edition discusses the 13 wars examined in the other America at War titles from a chronological perspective. The chronology includes an introduction that calls attention to relevant themes that persist throughout America's wartime past and looks from a different perspective at many of the same subjects covered in the... more...

  • Land of Their Choiceby Theodore C. Blegen

    University of Minnesota Press 1955; US$ 75.00

    This collection of “American letters” that immigrants wrote to friends and relatives in the lands they had left tells a little-known human story that is part of the larger saga of America. It constitutes a kind of composite diary of everyday people at the more...