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  • The South Vs. The Southby William W. Freehling

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 13.99

    Why did the Confederacy lose the Civil War? Most historians point to the larger number of Union troops, for example, or the North's greater industrial might. Now, in The South Vs. the South , one of America's leading authorities on the Civil War era offers an entirely new answer to this question.William Freehling argues that anti-Confederate Southerners--specifically,... more...

  • A Nation Among Nationsby Thomas Bender

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2006; US$ 11.90

    A provocative new book that shows us why we must put American history firmly in a global context--from 1492 to today Americans like to tell their country's story as if the United States were naturally autonomous and self-sufficient, with characters, ideas, and situations unique to itself. Thomas Bender asks us to rethink this "exceptionalism" and... 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...

  • The Printing Revolution in Early Modern Europeby Elizabeth L. Eisenstein

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 16.00

    Summarises the initial changes introduced by the establishment of printing shops and discusses how printing affected major cultural movements. more...

  • The Italian Wars 1494-1559by Michael Edward Mallett; Christine Shaw

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    The Italian Wars of 1494-1559 had a major impact on the whole of Renaissance Europe. In this important text, Michael Mallett and Christine Shaw place the conflict within the political and economic context of the wars. Emphasising the gap between aims and strategies of the political masters and what their commanders and troops could actually accomplish... more...

  • Legacies of British Slave-Ownershipby Catherine Hall; Nicholas Draper; Keith McClelland; Katie Donington; Rachel Lang

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 24.00

    This book puts the legacies of slavery squarely back into modern British history. more...

  • London Livesby Tim Hitchcock; Robert Shoemaker

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 26.00

    This book surveys the lives and experiences of hundreds of thousands of eighteenth-century non-elite Londoners in the evolution of the modern world. more...

  • Making Foreignersby Kunal M. Parker

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 20.00

    This book connects the history of immigration with histories of Native Americans, African Americans, women, the poor, Latino/a Americans and Asian Americans. 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...

  • Vermeer's Hatby Timothy Brook

    Profile Books 2010; US$ 13.31

    In one painting, a Dutch military officer leans toward a laughing girl. In another, a woman at a window weighs pieces of silver. In a third, fruit spills from a porcelain bowl onto a Turkish carpet. The officer's dashing hat is made of beaver fur, which European explorers got from Native Americans in exchange for weapons. Beaver pelts, in turn, financed... more...