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  • The World of Raymond Chandlerby Raymond Chandler

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 16.95

     Raymond Chandler never wrote a memoir or autobiography. The closest he came to writing either was in—and around—his novels, shorts stories, and letters. There have been books that describe and evaluate Chandler’s life, but to find out what he himself felt about his life and work, Barry Day, editor of The Letters of Noël Coward (“There is much... more...

  • Overthrowby Stephen Kinzer

    Henry Holt and Co. 2007; US$ 13.99

    A fast-paced narrative history of the coups, revolutions, and invasions by which the United States has toppled fourteen foreign governments -- not always to its own benefit "Regime change" did not begin with the administration of George W. Bush, but has been an integral part of U.S. foreign policy for more than one hundred years. Starting... 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...

  • Secret Heroesby Paul Martin

    HarperCollins 2012; US$ 1.99

    Secret Heroes is a remarkable compendium by Paul Martin, former Executive Editor of National Geographic Traveler , that illuminates the lives of thirty forgotten American heroes. Gathering together remarkable stories about unknown champions, explorers, inventors, and innovators who never made the pages of American history textbooks—not George Washington,... more...

  • Americaby Victor Kiernan; Eric Hobsbawm; John Trumpbour

    Zed Books 2015; US$ 21.95

    This pioneering study provides unparalleled insight into the history, culture, and politics of American imperialism. more...

  • All Shook Upby Glenn C. Altschuler

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 13.99

    The birth of rock 'n roll ignited a firestorm of controversy--one critic called it "musical riots put to a switchblade beat"--but if it generated much sound and fury, what, if anything, did it signify? As Glenn Altschuler reveals, the rise of rock 'n roll--and the outraged reception to it--tell us a lot about the values of the United States in the... more...

  • Journey to a Revolutionby Michael Korda

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 10.51

    The Hungarian Revolution of 1956 was perhaps the most dramatic single event of the Cold War and a major turning point in history. Though it ended unsuccessfully, the spontaneous uprising of Hungarians against their country's Communist party and the Soviet occupation forces in the wake of Stalin's death demonstrated to the world at large the failure... more...

  • All the President's Menby Bob Woodward; Carl Bernstein

    Simon & Schuster 2007; US$ 12.99

    “The work that brought down a presidency...perhaps the most influential piece of journalism in history.” — Time magazine The most devastating political detective story of the century: the inside account of the two Washington Post reporters who broke the Watergate scandal, now with a 40th anniversary Afterword on the legacies of Watergate and Richard... more...

  • The Penguin History of Modern Chinaby Jonathan Fenby

    Penguin Books Ltd 2008; US$ 23.96

    'China's reemergence as a global economic powerhouse has compressed into a single generation an industrial and urban revolution on a scale the world has never seen. Its transformation looks to many foreigners, and to millions of newly prosperous Chinese, like a near-miraculous escape from the agonies of its recent history - late imperial, warlord-republican... more...

  • Visions of Empire in the Nazi-Occupied Netherlandsby Jennifer L. Foray

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 26.00

    Visions of Empire in the Nazi-Occupied Netherlands is a study of empire, occupation and decolonization, and uncovers Nazi-occupied Netherlands. more...