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  • American History: A Very Short Introductionby Paul S. Boyer

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 7.99

    This volume in Oxford's A Very Short Introduction series offers a concise, readable narrative of the vast span of American history, from the earliest human migrations to the early twenty-first century when the United States loomed as a global power and comprised a complex multi-cultural society of more than 300 million people. The narrative is organized... more...

  • Theodore Rooseveltby Lewis L. Gould

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 8.99

    A lively narrative that emphasizes how fame and celebrity carried Roosevelt from the New York Legislature to the White House and through his post-presidential career. more...

  • The Red Baronby Manfred Von Richthofen

    Pen and Sword 2009; US$ 7.34

    Manfred von Richthofen - the Red Baron - was the most celebrated fighter pilot of the First World War, and was holder of the Blue Max, Pour le Mérite, Germany's highest military decoration. He was credited with 80 victories in the air, before being shot down in disputed circumstances aged 26. In this autobiography Richthofen tells not only... more...

  • Eyes on the Prizeby Juan Williams; Julian Bond

    Penguin Publishing Group 2013; US$ 23.00

    Eyes on the Prize traces the movement from the landmark Brown v . the Board of Education case in 1954 to the march on Selma and the passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965. This is a companion volume to the first part of the acclaimed PBS series. more...

  • The Origins of the Urban Crisisby Thomas J. Sugrue; Thomas J. Sugrue

    Princeton University Press 2014; Not Available

    Once America's "arsenal of democracy," Detroit is now the symbol of the American urban crisis. In this reappraisal of America’s racial and economic inequalities, Thomas Sugrue asks why Detroit and other industrial cities have become the sites of persistent racialized poverty. He challenges the conventional wisdom that urban decline is the product... more...

  • Korean Warby Max Hastings

    Simon & Schuster 2015; US$ 13.99

    It was the first war we could not win. At no other time since World War II have two superpowers met in battle. Now Max Hastings, preeminent military historian takes us back to the bloody bitter struggle to restore South Korean independence after the Communist invasion of June 1950. Using personal accounts from interviews with more than 200 vets —including... more...

  • Murdering McKinleyby Eric Rauchway

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007; US$ 11.20

    When President William McKinley was murdered at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York, on September 6, 1901, Americans were bereaved and frightened. Rumor ran rampant: A wild-eyed foreign anarchist with an unpronounceable name had killed the commander-in-chief. Eric Rauchway's brilliant Murdering McKinley restages Leon Czolgosz's hastily... more...

  • Helter Skelter: Part Seven of the Shocking Manson Murdersby Vincent Bugliosi

    Random House 2015; US$ 3.38

    Part Seven: Murder in the Wind Three female members of the Manson family attempt to testify that they committed the murder without the aid of Charles Manson, prompting Manson himself to speak, martyring himself as the leader of what he calls 'wayward men'. Manson’s attorney, Ronald Hughes, fails to appear at court. Had he been killed by the... more...

  • Helter Skelter: Part Five of the Shocking Manson Murdersby Vincent Bugliosi

    Random House 2015; US$ 3.38

    Part Five: "Now is the time for Helter Skelter" - Charles Manson Manson family member Linda Kasabian becomes a key witness for the case, recalling the night the murders were committed in detail. Charles Manson’s positioning as a Christ like figure for his followers is revealed in its full extent, as his followers treat the violence as a game.... more...

  • Helter Skelter: Part Six of the Shocking Manson Murdersby Vincent Bugliosi

    Random House 2015; US$ 3.38

    Part Six: The Official Trial Begins The prosecution decides to pursue ‘vicarious liability’ via conspiracy, meaning that all who were involved in the conspiracy to commit murder can be charged. On trial, Manson proves to be surprisingly honest, though his ego and tendency to play word games with his own testimony is called into question. Prosecution... more...