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  • Benjamin Franklinby Edwin S. Gaustad

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 5.99

    Here is truly one of the most extraordinary lives imaginable, a man who, with only two years of formal education, became a printer, publisher, postmaster, philosopher, world-class scientist and inventor, statesman, musician, and abolitionist. Gaustad presents a chronological account of all these accomplishments, delightfully spiced with quotations... more...

  • Abraham Lincoln and Civil War Americaby William E. Gienapp

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 36.95

    In Abraham Lincoln and Civil War America, historian William Gienapp provides a remarkably concise, up-to-date, and vibrant biography of the most revered figure in United States history. While the heart of the book focuses on the Civil War, Gienapp begins with a finely etched portrait of Lincoln's early life, from pioneer farm boy to politician and... more...

  • Presidential Courageby Michael R. Beschloss

    Simon & Schuster 2007; US$ 7.99

    From the acclaimed bestselling author of The Conquerors Michael Beschloss has brought us a brilliantly readable and inspiring saga about crucial times in America's history when a courageous President dramatically changed the future of the United States. With surprising new sources and a dazzling command of history and human character, Beschloss... more...

  • The Glorious Causeby Robert Middlekauff

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 16.99

    The first book to appear in the illustrious Oxford History of the United States, this critically acclaimed volume--a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize--offers an unsurpassed history of the Revolutionary War and the birth of the American republic. Beginning with the French and Indian War and continuing to the election of George Washington as first president,... more...

  • Reassessing Jewish Life in Medieval Europeby Robert Chazan

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 28.00

    Chazan argues that the challenges of life for Jews in medieval Western Christendom stimulated ingenuity, leading to later Jewish successes. more...

  • The French Revolution, 1789-1799by Peter McPhee

    OUP Oxford 2001; US$ 27.95

    In this reliable and succinct introduction to the French Revolution, Peter McPhee tackles the questions which are central to an understanding of this crucial period of French history. Why was there a revolution in France in 1789? Was France fundamentally changed as a result of it? And what effects did it have on everyday life? As well as providing... more...

  • The Sole Spokesmanby Ayesha Jalal

    Cambridge University Press 1994; US$ 37.00

    'Ayesha Jalal's book is an important scholarly account of … the partition of India in 1947.' American Historical Review more...

  • The Twilight Lordsby Richard Berleth

    Roberts Rinehart 2002; US$ 17.99

    A gripping chronicle of the ferocious twenty-year struggle between the English monarch and the feudal lords of Ireland. more...

  • The Eurasian Miracleby Jack Goody

    Wiley 2013; US$ 22.95 US$ 20.66

    The idea of long-term European dominance is characteristic of most evolutionary theories of human culture and society in the nineteenth century. It was commonly believed that there was a natural progression from Antiquity through Feudalism to Capitalism which could not have taken place elsewhere. Today there are many who still believe that this progression... more...

  • American History: A Very Short Introductionby Paul S. Boyer

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 7.99

    This volume in Oxford's A Very Short Introduction series offers a concise, readable narrative of the vast span of American history, from the earliest human migrations to the early twenty-first century when the United States loomed as a global power and comprised a complex multi-cultural society of more than 300 million people. The narrative is organized... more...