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  • 'Holy' Johnson, Pioneer of African Nationalism, 1836-1917by E.A. Ayandele

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    A biography of one of the great 19th-century Africans and an insightful analysis of one of the earlier phases of African nationalism. more...

  • "I Am a Man"by Joe Starita

    St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 11.89

    In 1877, Chief Standing Bear's Ponca Indian tribe was forcibly removed from their Nebraska homeland and marched to what was then known as Indian Territory (now Oklahoma), in what became the tribe's own Trail of Tears. "I Am a Man" chronicles what happened when Standing Bear set off on a six-hundred-mile walk to return the body of his only son to... more...

  • "I Sure Wish this Dam Thing Was Over"by Christopher C. Meyers; Charles R. Meyers

    Hamilton Books 2015; US$ 28.50

    This book traces Carl E. Meyers’ military experiences from 1940 to 1944, showing how an average American went through, being drafted, basic training, and combat during World War II. A large part of the book is the letters Meyers wrote home from his basic training and from Europe. more...

  • "Johnny, We Hardly Knew Ye"by Kenneth P. O'Donnell; David F. Powers

    Open Road Media 2013; US$ 15.99

    This classic New York Times bestseller is an illuminating portrait of JFK—from his thrilling rise to his tragic fall—by two of the men who knew him best. As a politician, John Fitzgerald Kennedy crafted a persona that fascinated and inspired millions—and left an outsize legacy in the wake of his murder on November 22, 1963. But only a select... more...

  • "Man treibt sie in die Wüste"by Dora Sakayan

    Limmat Verlag 2016; US$ 33.99

    Noch am Hochzeitstag reisen im April 1915 der Bauingenieur Fritz Sigrist und die Krankenschwester Clara Hilty aus dem Schweizerischen Werdenberg in die südöstliche Türkei, wo Fritz seit 1910 beim Bau der Bagdadbahn arbeitet. Kurz nach ihrer Ankunft beginnen die armenischen Deportationen, Tausende und Abertausende von Armeniern ziehen unter ihrem Fenster... more...

  • 'Paddington' Pollaky, Private Detectiveby Bryan Kesselman

    The History Press 2015; US$ 7.99

    Who was the Victorian super-sleuth ‘Paddington’ Pollaky? In reality, he was a contradiction: a man of mystery who tried to keep out of the limelight, while at times he craved recognition and publicity. He was a busybody, a meddler, yet someone whose heart was ultimately in the right place. Newspaper accounts detail his work as a private detective in... more...

  • 'The Scum of the Earth'by Lyndsy Spence

    The History Press 2015; US$ 7.99

    Before Diana Mitford's disgrace as a social pariah, she was a celebrated member of the Bright Young Things, moving at the centre of 1920s and '30s London high society. She was a muse to many: Helleu painted her, James Lees-Milne worshipped her, Evelyn Waugh dedicated a book to her and Winston Churchill nicknamed her 'Dina-mite'. As the young wife of... more...

  • 'The Scum of the Earth'by Colin Brown

    The History Press 2015; US$ 16.49

    The Scum of the Earth follows the men Wellington called just that from victory at Waterloo to a Regency Britain at war with itself, and explodes some of the myths on the way; such as that the defeat of Napoleon ended the threat of revolution spreading from France. Did the victorious soldiers return to a land fit for heroes? They did not. There was... more...

  • 'We Are Going to Pick Potatoes'by Irene Levin Berman

    Hamilton Books 2010; US$ 28.50

    This book tells of growing up Jewish in Norway during and after WWII. As a young child, the author escaped from the Nazis to neutral Sweden with her immediate family. The author's identity as a Norwegian and a Jew led her to explore previously unopened doors in writing this memoir. more...

  • (Dis) Forming the American Canonby Ronald A.T. Judy; Wahneema Lubiano

    University of Minnesota Press 1993; US$ 72.00

    Judy offers an alternative interpretation of literacy that challenges traditional Enlightenment discourse’s claim that literacy and reason are the privileged properties of Western culture. Judy argues, on the basis of his readings of autobiographical African-American Arabic slave narratives, that through the production of the Arabic text, the African... more...