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  • Daisy Petals and Mushroom Cloudsby Robert Mann

    LSU Press 2011; US$ 18.95

    In this thought-provoking and highly readable book, Robert Mann provides a concise, engaging study of the “Daisy Girl” spot, which helped usher presidential campaign advertising into the modern era. Commissioned by Johnson’s campaign and aired only once during Johnson’s 1964 presidential contest against Barry Goldwater, the spot remains an iconic piece... more...

  • Fighter Pilot's Heavenby Donald S. Lopez

    Smithsonian 2012; US$ 16.95

    Fighter Pilot's Heaven presents the dramatic inside story of the American military's transition into the jet age, as told by a flyer whose life depended on its success. With colorful anecdotes about fellow pilots as well as precise technical information, Donald S. Lopez describes how it was to be “behind the stick” as a test pilot from 1945 to 1950,... more...

  • America Bewitchedby Owen Davies

    OUP Oxford 2013; US$ 10.99

    The first major history of witchcraft in America - from the Salem witch trials of 1692 to the present day. more...

  • The Lie Detectorsby Ken Alder

    Free Press 2007; US$ 17.99

    The story of the lie detector takes us straight into the dark recesses of the American soul. It also leads us on a noir journey through some of the most storied episodes in American history. That is because the device we take for granted as an indicator of guilt or innocence actually tells us more about our beliefs than about our deeds. The machine... more...

  • Ethiopiaby Paulos Milkias

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 94.00

    Ethiopia is a comprehensive treatment of this ancient country's history coupled with an exploration of the nation today. Arranged by broad topics, the book provides an overview of Ethiopia's physical and human geography, its history, its system of government, and the present economic situation. But the book also presents a picture of contemporary... more...

  • Africaby John Reader

    Penguin Books Ltd 1998; US$ 23.96

    Drawing on many years of African experience, John Reader has written a book of startling grandeur and scope that recreates the great panorama of African history, from the primeval cataclysms that formed the continent to the political upheavals facing much of the continent today. Reader tells the extraordinary story of humankind's adaptation to the... more...

  • A Change of Tongueby Antjie Krog

    Penguin Random House South Africa 2012; US$ 14.00

    Identity, belonging and voyages of personal discovery are but some of the themes inventively explored in Antjie Krog’s first full-length work to appear in English since the publication of Country of My Skull. Ranging freely and often wittily across many terrains, this brave book by one of South Africa’s foremost writers and poets provides a unique... more...

  • An African Slaving Port and the Atlantic Worldby Mariana Candido

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 27.00

    This book traces the history and development of the port of Benguela, on the coast of Africa, from the early seventeenth to the mid-nineteenth century. more...

  • The Dead will Ariseby Jeff Peires

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2013; US$ 10.99

    The Dead Will Arise tells the story of Nongqawuse, the young Xhosa girl whose prophecy of the resurrection of the dead lured an entire people to death by starvation. The Great Cattle-Killing of 1856-57, which she initiated, is one of the most extraordinary and misunderstood events in South Africa's history. Jeff Peires was the first historian to draw... more...

  • The Liberian Civil Warby Mark Huband

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 56.95

    The civil war in 1989 promised freedom from ten years of vicious dictatorship; instead the seeds of Liberia's devastation were sown. Mark Huband's account of the conflict is a portrayal of the war as it unfolded, drawing on the author's experience of living amongst the fighters. more...