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  • Latin America in Colonial Timesby Matthew Restall; Kris Lane

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 30.00

    Presents the story of how Latin American civilization emerged from the encounter of three great civilizations in the sixteenth century. more...

  • Give Us the Ballotby Ari Berman

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015; US$ 12.60

    A National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist, Nonfiction A New York Times Notable Book of 2015 A Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Book of 2015 A Boston Globe Best Book of 2015 A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of 2015 An NPR Best Book of 2015 Countless books have been written about the civil rights movement, but far... more...

  • Rise to Globalismby Stephen E. Ambrose; Douglas G. Brinkley; Douglas G. Brinkley

    Penguin Publishing Group 2010; US$ 19.00

    Since it first appeared in 1971, Rise to Globalism has sold hundreds of thousands of copies. The ninth edition of this classic survey, now updated through the administration of George W. Bush, offers a concise and informative overview of the evolution of American foreign policy from 1938 to the present, focusing on such pivotal events as World War... more...

  • The Right Stuffby Tom Wolfe

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2008; US$ 12.60

    From "America's nerviest journalist" ( Newsweek )--a breath-taking epic, a magnificent adventure story, and an investigation into the true heroism and courage of the first Americans to conquer space. "Tom Wolfe at his very best" ( The New York Times Book Review ) Millions of words have poured forth about man's trip to the moon, but until now... more...

  • For the Common Defenseby Allan R. Millett; Peter Maslowski

    Free Press 2012; US$ 20.99

    Now fully updated and totally revised, this highly regarded classic remains the most comprehensive study available of America’s military history. Called “the preeminent survey of American military history” by Russell F. Weigley, America’s foremost military historian, For the Common Defense is an essential contribution to the field of military history.... more...

  • The U.S. Supreme Court: A Very Short Introductionby Linda Greenhouse

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 7.99

    For thirty years, Linda Greenhouse, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The U.S. Supreme Court: A Very Short Introduction, chronicled the activities of the justices as the Supreme Court correspondent for the New York Times. In this concise volume, she draws on her deep knowledge of the court's history as well as of its written and unwritten rules... more...

  • You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Trainby Howard Zinn

    Beacon Press 2010; US$ 16.00

    Beacon Press is proud to publish a new edition of the classic memoir by one of our most lively, influential, and engaged teachers and activists. Howard Zinn, author of  A People's History of the United States,  tells his personal stories about more than thirty years of fighting for social change, from teaching at Spelman College to recent protests... more...

  • I'm Downby Mishna Wolff

    St. Martin's Press 2009; US$ 11.89

    Mishna Wolff grew up in a poor black neighborhood with her single father, a white man who truly believed he was black. "He strutted around with a short perm, a Cosby-esqe sweater, gold chains and a Kangol—telling jokes like Redd Fox, and giving advice like Jesse Jackson. You couldn't tell my father he was white. Believe me, I tried," writes Wolff.... more...

  • Arc of Justiceby Kevin Boyle

    Henry Holt and Co. 2007; US$ 13.30

    An electrifying story of the sensational murder trial that divided a city and ignited the civil rights struggle In 1925, Detroit was a smoky swirl of jazz and speakeasies, assembly lines and fistfights. The advent of automobiles had brought workers from around the globe to compete for manufacturing jobs, and tensions often flared with the KKK in... more...

  • Flames Across the Borderby Pierre Berton

    Doubleday Canada 2011; US$ 16.95

    The Canada–U.S. border was in flames as the War of 1812 continued. York's parliament buildings were on fire, Niagara-on-the-Lake burned to the ground and Buffalo lay in ashes. Even the American capital of Washington, far to the south, was put to the torch. The War of 1812 had become one of the nineteenth century's bloodiest struggles. Flames Across... more...