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  • The Weimar Republicby Eberhard Kolb

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 43.95

    In the first part of the book, Professor Kolb provides a clear historical narrative of the political, social, economic and cultural developments of the Weimar Republic, setting it within the international context of the inter-war period. In the second part he surveys and analyses scholarly research in the field which sheds light on the problems and... more...

  • Benjamin Franklinby Edwin S. Gaustad

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 5.99

    Here is truly one of the most extraordinary lives imaginable, a man who, with only two years of formal education, became a printer, publisher, postmaster, philosopher, world-class scientist and inventor, statesman, musician, and abolitionist. Gaustad presents a chronological account of all these accomplishments, delightfully spiced with quotations... more...

  • Abraham Lincoln and Civil War Americaby William E. Gienapp

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 36.95

    In Abraham Lincoln and Civil War America, historian William Gienapp provides a remarkably concise, up-to-date, and vibrant biography of the most revered figure in United States history. While the heart of the book focuses on the Civil War, Gienapp begins with a finely etched portrait of Lincoln's early life, from pioneer farm boy to politician and... more...

  • Presidential Courageby Michael R. Beschloss

    Simon & Schuster 2007; US$ 7.99

    From the acclaimed bestselling author of The Conquerors Michael Beschloss has brought us a brilliantly readable and inspiring saga about crucial times in America's history when a courageous President dramatically changed the future of the United States. With surprising new sources and a dazzling command of history and human character, Beschloss... more...

  • Medical Apartheidby Harriet A. Washington

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 17.95

    From the era of slavery to the present day, the first full history of black America’s shocking mistreatment as unwilling and unwitting experimental subjects at the hands of the medical establishment. Medical Apartheid is the first and only comprehensive history of medical experimentation on African Americans. Starting with the earliest encounters... more...

  • Death in the Haymarketby James Green

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 17.95

    On May 4, 1886, a bomb exploded at a Chicago labor rally, wounding dozens of policemen, seven of whom eventually died. A wave of mass hysteria swept the country, leading to a sensational trial, that culminated in four controversial executions, and dealt a blow to the labor movement from which it would take decades to recover. Historian James Green... more...

  • When Germs Travelby Howard Markel

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00

    The struggle against deadly microbes is endless. Diseases that have plagued human beings since ancient times still exist, new maladies like SARS make their way into the headlines, we are faced with vaccine shortages, and the threat of germ warfare has reemerged as a worldwide threat. In this riveting account, medical historian Howard Markel takes... more...

  • Hitler's Intelligence Chief: Walter Schellenbergby Reinhard R. Doerries; Gerhard L. Weinberg

    Enigma Books 2009; US$ 24.99

    By a world renowned specialist in intelligence history. The best and definitive book on the subject. more...

  • The Terror Dreamby Susan Faludi

    Henry Holt and Co. 2007; US$ 6.79

    From the Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and bestselling author of Backlash —an unflinching dissection of the mind of America after 9/11 In this most original examination of America's post-9/11 culture, Susan Faludi shines a light on the country's psychological response to the attacks on that terrible day. Turning her acute observational powers... more...

  • Houdini, Tarzan, and the Perfect Manby John F. Kasson

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2002; US$ 12.60

    A remarkable new work from one of our premier historians In his exciting new book, John F. Kasson examines the signs of crisis in American life a century ago, signs that new forces of modernity were affecting men's sense of who and what they really were. When the Prussian-born Eugene Sandow, an international vaudeville star and bodybuilder, toured... more...