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  • Deadly Companionsby Dorothy H. Crawford

    OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 12.99

    The story of human history has been inextricably entwined with the story of microbes. Combining tales of devastating epidemics with accessible science and fascinating history, Deadly Companions reveals how closely microbes have evolved with us over the millennia, shaping human culture through infection, disease, and deadly pandemic. more...

  • The Prison and the Gallowsby Marie Gottschalk

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 28.00

    This 2006 book argues that punitive penal policies were forged by particular social movements. more...

  • One Nation, Underprivilegedby Mark Robert Rank

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 28.99

    Despite its enormous wealth, the United States leads the industrialized world in poverty. This book unravels this disturbing paradox by offering a radically different understanding of American poverty. It represents a profound starting point for rekindling a national focus upon America's most vexing social and economic problem. more...

  • Reviving the Fourth Estateby Julianne Schultz

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 54.00

    This lively and accessible book analyses the role of journalism and the scope of its democratic purpose. more...

  • Russia and the West from Alexander to Putinby Andrei P. Tsygankov

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 37.00

    Covering two centuries of Russian history, this book shows how a sense of honor has affected Russia's foreign policy decision-making. more...

  • Remembering Partitionby Gyanendra Pandey

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 28.00

    A compelling and harrowing examination of the violence that marked the Partition of India. more...

  • 1491 (Second Edition)by Charles C. Mann

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2006; US$ 17.00

    In this groundbreaking work of science, history, and archaeology, Charles C. Mann radically alters our understanding of the Americas before the arrival of Columbus in 1492.   Contrary to what so many Americans learn in school, the pre-Columbian Indians were not sparsely settled in a pristine wilderness; rather, there were huge numbers of Indians who... more...

  • The Great Bridgeby David McCullough

    Simon & Schuster 2007; US$ 14.99

    The dramatic and enthralling story of the building of the Brooklyn Bridge, the world’s longest suspension bridge at the time, a tale of greed, corruption, and obstruction but also of optimism, heroism, and determination, told by master historian David McCullough. This monumental book is the enthralling story of one of the greatest events in our nation’s... more...

  • The Journalist and the Murdererby Janet Malcolm

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.00

    A seminal work and examination of the psychopathology of journalism. Using a strange and unprecedented lawsuit as her larger-than-life example -- the lawsuit of Jeffrey MacDonald, a convicted murderer, against Joe McGinniss, the author of Fatal Vision , a book about the crime -- she delves into the always uneasy, sometimes tragic relationship that... more...

  • Sam Patch, the Famous Jumperby Paul E. Johnson

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2004; US$ 11.20

    The true history of a legendary American folk hero In the 1820s, a fellow named Sam Patch grew up in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, working there (when he wasn't drinking) as a mill hand for one of America's new textile companies. Sam made a name for himself one day by jumping seventy feet into the tumultuous waters below Pawtucket Falls. When in 1827... more...