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  • The Journals of Lewis and Clarkby Meriwether Lewis; William Clark; Anthony Brandt

    National Geographic Society 2009; US$ 16.00

    At the dawn of the 19th century, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark embarked on an unprecedented journey from St. Louis, Missouri to the Pacific Ocean and back again. Their assignment was to explore the newly acquired Louisiana Territory and record the geography, flora, fauna, and people they encountered along the way. The tale of their incredible... more...

  • From Out of the Shadowsby Vicki L. Ruiz

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 12.99

    Historian Vicki L. Ruiz here provides the first full study of Mexican-American women in the 20th century, in a narrative that is greatly enhanced by Ruiz's skillful use of interviews and personal stories, capturing a vivid sense of the Mexicana experience in the United States. For this new edition, Ruiz includes a preface that continues the story of... more...

  • Energy and the English Industrial Revolutionby E. A. Wrigley

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 28.00

    This book explains how new sources of energy increased productivity, thereby transforming industry and changing England permanently and fundamentally. more...

  • Patterns of Empireby Julian Go

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 24.00

    Shows how the policies, practices, forms and historical dynamics of the American empire repeat those of the British empire. more...

  • Killer Showby John Barylick

    University Press of New England 2012; US$ 15.99 US$ 13.59

    The definitive book on The Station nightclub fire on the 10th anniversary of the disaster more...

  • Unholy Joy: 50 Years On - A Short History of the Profumo Affairby John Lawton

    Atlantic Books 2013; US$ 0.99

    Named after John Profumo, Secretary of State for War, the Profumo Affair was the biggest British political scandal of 1963. His affair with Christine Keeler, the reputed mistress of an alleged Soviet spy, followed by his lying in the House of Commons when he was questioned about it, forced the resignation of Profumo and damaged the reputation of Prime... more...

  • The Warmth of Other Sunsby Isabel Wilkerson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 17.00

    One of The New York Times Book Review ’s 10 Best Books of the Year In this epic, beautifully written masterwork, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life.... more...

  • Rawhide Downby Del Quentin Wilber

    Henry Holt and Co. 2011; US$ 11.20

    A Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Book for 2011 A Richmond Times Dispatch Top Book for 2011 A minute-by-minute account of the attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan, to coincide with the thirtieth anniversary On March 30, 1981, President Ronald Reagan was just seventy days into his first term of office when John Hinckley Jr. opened... more...

  • The Battle of Gettysburgby L. P. (Comte de Paris) D'Orleans

    Digital Scanning, Inc. 2000; US$ 4.95

    The battle of Gettysburg was undoubtedly one of the greatest conflicts of modern times, not only from the number of combatants engaged and the desperate nature of the struggle, but because on the now classic heights of Cemetery Ridge, Culp’s Hill, and the Round Tops the future of the American Republic, for weal or for woe, was fought and won on those... more...

  • Lee's Sharpshootersby Major W. S. Dunlop

    Digital Scanning, Inc. 2001; US$ 4.95

    Dunlop commanded the sharpshooter battalion that served with and was part of Gregg and McGowan's North Carolina Brigade. Dunlop’s book provides fascinating accounts of the training process, of ordnance tests which certified the Enfield as superior to its competitors, and of marksmanship exercises quite unheard of in regular infantry units. more...