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Colonial Period (1600-1775)

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  • With the Old Breedby E.B. Sledge

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 8.99

    “Eugene Sledge became more than a legend with his memoir, With The Old Breed . He became a chronicler, a historian, a storyteller who turns the extremes of the war in the Pacific—the terror, the camaraderie, the banal and the extraordinary—into terms we mortals can grasp.”—Tom Hanks NEW YORK TIMES  BESTSELLER In The Wall Street Journal , Victor... more...

  • A Nation of Immigrantsby Susan F. Martin

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 24.00

    Four major waves of immigration from the colonial period to the present are examined, exploring the causes and consequences. more...

  • 'By the Banks of the Neva'by Anthony Cross

    Cambridge University Press 1996; US$ 50.00

    An investigation into the lives and careers of the British in eighteenth-century Russia, first published in 1996. more...

  • MacArthur: A Biographyby Richard B. Frank; Wesley K. Clark

    St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 6.79

    Douglas MacArthur is best remembered for his ability to adapt, a quality that catalyzed his greatest accomplishments. Adaptability has become an indispensable trait for military leadership in an era of technological leaps that guarantee the nature of war will radically change during the span of an ordinary career. One of the first proponents of a... more...

  • The Original Argumentby Glenn Beck

    Threshold Editions 2011; US$ 5.99

    Glenn Beck revisited Thomas Paine’s famous pre-Revolutionary War call to action in his #1 New York Tim es bestseller Glenn Beck’s Common Sense . Now he brings his historical acumen and political savvy to this fresh, new interpretation of The Federalist Papers , the 18th-century collection of political essays that defined and shaped our Constitution... more...

  • The Fate of Their Countryby Michael F. Holt

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2005; US$ 11.90

    How partisan politics lead to the Civil War What brought about the Civil War? Leading historian Michael F. Holt convincingly offers a disturbingly contemporary answer: partisan politics. In this brilliant and succinct book, Holt distills a lifetime of scholarship to demonstrate that secession and war did not arise from two irreconcilable economies... more...

  • Empireby Niall Ferguson

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 14.09

    This astoundingly successful, superbly reviewed book vividly recreates the excitement, brutality and adventure of the British Empire. Ferguson's most revolutionary and popular work, EMPIRE is a major reinterpretation of the British Empire as one of the world's greatest modernising forces. It shows on a vast canvas how the British Empire in the 19th... more...

  • The Enlightenmentby Dorinda Outram

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 26.00

    New third edition of this acclaimed accessible overview of the Enlightenment, with a new chapter and guidance on further research. more...

  • Revolutionary Summerby Joseph J. Ellis

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 16.95

    A distinctive portrait of the crescendo moment in American history from the Pulitzer-winning American historian, Joseph Ellis. The summer months of 1776 witnessed the most consequential events in the story of our country’s founding. While the thirteen colonies came together and agreed to secede from the British Empire, the British were dispatching... more...

  • Mexicoby Enrique Krauze

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 15.99

    The concentration of power in the caudillo (leader) is as much a formative element of Mexican culture and politics as the historical legacy of the Aztec emperors, Cortez, the Spanish Crown, the Mother Church and the mixing of the Spanish and Indian population into a mestizo culture. Krauze shows how history becomes biography during the century of... more...