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  • Super Casinoby Pete Earley

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 5.82

    In this lively and probing book, award-winning author Pete Earley traces the extraordinary evolution of Las Vegas -- from the gaudy Mecca of the Rat Pack era to one of the country's top family vacation spots. He revisits the city's checkered history of moguls, mobsters, and entertainers, reveals the real stories of well-known power brokers like Steve... more...

  • Amusing the Millionby John F. Kasson

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 11.90

    Coney Island: the name still resonates with a sense of racy Brooklyn excitement, the echo of beach-front popular entertainment before World War I. Amusing the Million examines the historical context in which Coney Island made its reputation as an amusement park and shows how America's changing social and economic conditions formed the basis of a... more...

  • Isaac's Stormby Erik Larson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.95

    At the dawn of the twentieth century, a great confidence suffused America. Isaac Cline was one of the era's new men, a scientist who believed he knew all there was to know about the motion of clouds and the behavior of storms. The idea that a hurricane could damage the city of Galveston, Texas, where he was based, was to him preposterous, "an absurd... more...

  • History: A Very Short Introductionby John H. Arnold

    OUP Oxford 2000; US$ 7.99

    John H. Arnold's Very Short Introduction is a stimulating essay about how we study and understand history. The book begins by inviting us to think about various questions provoked by our investigation of history, and explores the ways these questions have been answered in the past. Concepts such as causation, interpretation, and periodization, are... more...

  • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave & Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girlby Frederick Douglass; Harriet Jacobs; Kwame Anthony Appiah; Jean Fagan Yellin; Margaret Fuller

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 6.95

    Introduction by Kwame Anthony Appiah Commentary by Jean Fagan Yellin and Margaret Fuller   This Modern Library edition combines two of the most important African American slave narratives—crucial works that each illuminate and inform the other.   Frederick Douglass’s Narrative, first published in 1845, is an enlightening and incendiary... more...

  • With the Old Breedby E.B. Sledge

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 8.99

    “Eugene Sledge became more than a legend with his memoir, With The Old Breed . He became a chronicler, a historian, a storyteller who turns the extremes of the war in the Pacific—the terror, the camaraderie, the banal and the extraordinary—into terms we mortals can grasp.”—Tom Hanks NEW YORK TIMES  BESTSELLER In The Wall Street Journal , Victor... more...

  • To Make Our World Anewby Robin D. G. Kelley; Earl Lewis

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 12.99

    The two-volume To Make Our World Anew integrates the work of eleven leading historians into the most up-to-date and comprehensive account available of African American history. This first volume begins with the story of Africa and its origins, the Atlantic slave trade, and the forced migration and enslavement of between ten and twenty million people.... 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...

  • A Nation of Immigrantsby Susan F. Martin

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 24.00

    Four major waves of immigration from the colonial period to the present are examined, exploring the causes and consequences. more...

  • MacArthur: A Biographyby Richard B. Frank; Wesley K. Clark

    St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 6.79

    Douglas MacArthur is best remembered for his ability to adapt, a quality that catalyzed his greatest accomplishments. Adaptability has become an indispensable trait for military leadership in an era of technological leaps that guarantee the nature of war will radically change during the span of an ordinary career. One of the first proponents of a... more...