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  • The Penguin History of the United States of Americaby Hugh Brogan

    Penguin Books Ltd 2001; US$ 21.14

    This new edition of Brogan's superb one-volume history - from early British colonisation to the Reagan years - captures an array of dynamic personalities and events. In a broad sweep of America's triumphant progress. Brogan explores the period leading to Independence from both the American and the British points of view, touching on permanent features... more...

  • Escaping Salemby Richard Godbeer

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 12.95

    The Salem witch hunt of 1692 is among the most infamous events in early American history; however, it was not the only such episode to occur in New England that year. Escaping Salem reconstructs the "other witch hunt" of 1692 that took place in Stamford, Connecticut. Concise and accessible, the book takes students on a revealing journey into the... more...

  • Forgotten Deadby William D. Carrigan; Clive Webb

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 16.99

    Forgotten Dead uncovers a neglected chapter in the story of American racial violence, the first comprehensive study of lynching of hundreds of persons of Mexican origin or descent. more...

  • The Defining Momentby Jonathan Alter

    Simon & Schuster 2006; US$ 4.99

    This is the story of a political miracle -- the perfect match of man and moment. Franklin Delano Roosevelt took office in March of 1933 as America touched bottom. Banks were closing everywhere. Millions of people lost everything. The Great Depression had caused a national breakdown. With the craft of a master storyteller, Jonathan Alter brings us closer... more...

  • The Turner Diariesby Andrew Macdonald

    Barricade Books 1996; US$ 9.99

    At 9:02 am on Wednesday April 19, 1995, two tons of explosives ripped apart the federal office building in Oklahoma City and the psyche of America. The worst case of domestic terrorism in our history, this explosion killed 169 men, women, and children. The author of this book has written, If [this book] had been available to the general public . .... more...

  • Zero Six Bravoby Damien Lewis

    Quercus 2013; US$ 12.99

    The Sunday Times No.1 bestseller. They were branded as cowards and accused of being the British Special Forces Squadron that ran away from the Iraqis. But nothing could be further from the truth. Ten years on, the story of these sixty men can finally be told. In March 2003 M Squadron - an SBS unit with SAS embeds - was sent 1,000 kilometres... more...

  • For the Common Defenseby Allan R. Millett; Peter Maslowski

    Free Press 2012; US$ 7.99

    Now fully updated and totally revised, this highly regarded classic remains the most comprehensive study available of America’s military history. Called “the preeminent survey of American military history” by Russell F. Weigley, America’s foremost military historian, For the Common Defense is an essential contribution to the field of military history.... more...

  • American Legal History: A Very Short Introductionby G. Edward White

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 7.99

    This Very Short Introduction demonstrates the pivotal role of law in American life. Chapters focus on the legal history of Indian tribes, slavery, property rights, the relationship of law to entrepreneurial activity, crime and punishment, domestic relations, civil injuries and tort law, as well as legal education and the legal profession. more...

  • Jarheadby Anthony Swofford

    Scribner 2005; US$ 11.99

    Anthony Swofford's Jarhead is the first Gulf War memoir by a frontline infantry marine, and it is a searing, unforgettable narrative. When the marines -- or "jarheads," as they call themselves -- were sent in 1990 to Saudi Arabia to fight the Iraqis, Swofford was there, with a hundred-pound pack on his shoulders and a sniper's rifle in his hands.... more...

  • The Alcoholic Republicby W.J. Rorabaugh

    Oxford University Press 1981; US$ 12.99

    Recreating America's first fifty intemperate years, when, from 1790 to 1840, Americans drank more alcoholic beverages per capita than at any other time in history, Rorabaugh examines some of the reasons why Americans drank so much more...