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  • The Empire Projectby John Darwin

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 24.00

    A magisterial global history of the rise and fall of the British Empire by an award-winning author. more...

  • The Material World of Ancient Egyptby William H. Peck

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 24.00

    Examines the objects and artifacts, the representations in art, and the examples of documentation that reveal the day-to-day life of ancient Egyptians. more...

  • The Defining Momentby Jonathan Alter

    Simon & Schuster 2006; US$ 16.00

    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...

  • Transformations in Slaveryby Paul E. Lovejoy

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 28.00

    A history of African slavery from the fifteenth to the early twentieth centuries. more...

  • African History: A Very Short Introductionby John Parker; Richard Rathbone

    OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 7.99

    Essential reading for anyone interested in the African continent and the diversity of human history, this Very Short Introduction looks at Africa's past and reflects on the changing ways it has been imagined and represented. Key themes in current thinking about Africa's history are illustrated with a range of fascinating historical examples, drawn... more...

  • A Cosmopolitanism of Nationsby Giuseppe Mazzini; Stefano Recchia; Nadia Urbinati

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 37.95 US$ 34.53

    This anthology gathers Giuseppe Mazzini's most important essays on democracy, nation building, and international relations, including some that have never before been translated into English. These neglected writings remind us why Mazzini was one of the most influential political thinkers of the nineteenth century--and why there is still great benefit... more...

  • Cathedral, Forge, and Waterwheelby Frances Gies; Joseph Gies

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 11.99

    An illuminating look at the monumental inventions of the Middle Ages, by the authors of Life in a Medieval Castle . 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 Cook's Taleby Tom Quinn; Nancy Jackman

    Hodder & Stoughton 2012; US$ 12.99

    Nancy Jackman was born in 1907 in a remote Norfolk village. Her father was a ploughman, her mother a former servant who struggled to make ends meet in a cottage so small that access to the single upstairs room was via a ladder. The pace of life in that long-vanished world was dictated by the slow, heavy tread of the farm horse and though Nancy's... more...