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  • The Buffalo Creek Disasterby Gerald M. Stern

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 14.95

    One Saturday morning in February 1972, an impoundment dam owned by the Pittston Coal Company burst, sending a 130 million gallon, 25 foot tidal wave of water, sludge, and debris crashing into southern West Virginia's Buffalo Creek hollow. It was one of the deadliest floods in U.S. history. 125 people were killed instantly, more than 1,000 were injured,... 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 Ten-Cent Plagueby David Hajdu

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2008; US$ 15.40

    The story of the rise and fall of those comic books has never been fully told -- until The Ten-Cent Plague . David Hajdu's remarkable new book vividly opens up the lost world of comic books, its creativity, irreverence, and suspicion of authority. In the years between World War II and the emergence of television as a mass medium, American popular... more...

  • Baltimore '68by Jessica Elfenbein; Thomas Hollowak; Elizabeth Nix

    Temple University Press 2011; US$ 31.95

    In 1968, Baltimore was home to a variety of ethnic, religious, and racial communities that, like those in other American cities, were confronting a quickly declining industrial base. In April of that year, disturbances broke the urban landscape along lines of race and class. This book offers chapters on events leading up to the turmoil, the riots,... 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...

  • The Devil We Knewby H. W. Brands

    Oxford University Press 1994; US$ 13.99

    In the late 1950s, Washington was driven by its fear of communist subversion: it saw the hand of the Kremlin behind developments at home and across the globe. The FBI was obsessed with the threat posed by American communist party--yet party membership had sunk so low, writes H.W. Brands, that it could have fit "inside a high-school gymnasium," and... more...

  • Religion in American Lifeby Jon Butler; Grant Wacker; Randall Balmer

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 16.99

    "Quite ambitious, tracing religion in the United States from European colonization up to the 21st century.... The writing is strong throughout."--Publishers Weekly (starred review) "One can hardly do better than Religion in American Life.... A good read, especially for the uninitiated. The initiated might also read it for its felicity... more...

  • Racial Beachheadby Carol Lynn McKibben

    Stanford University Press 2011; US$ 24.95

    This book reveals how a California city's civil rights struggles and racialized local politics were dramatically affected by the city's relationship with the military, and speaks to debates on American urban development, race relations, and civilian/military relationships throughout the twentieth century. more...