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  • Founding Brothersby Joseph J. Ellis

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2003; US$ 16.95

    In this landmark work of history and winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Joseph J. Ellis explores how a group of greatly gifted but deeply flawed individuals—Hamilton, Burr, Jefferson, Franklin, Washington, Adams, and Madison—confronted the overwhelming challenges before them to set the course for our nation. The United States was more a fragile hope... 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...

  • Americasby Peter Winn

    University of California Press 2006; US$ 34.95

    Stunning in its sweep, Americas is the most authoritative history available of contemporary Latin America and the Caribbean. From Mexico to Tierra del Fuego, and from Cuba to Trinidad and Tobago, Americas examines the historical, demographic, political, social, cultural, religious, and economic trends in the region. For this new edition Peter Winn... more...

  • 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...

  • When the Mississippi Ran Backwardsby Jay Feldman

    Free Press 2007; US$ 14.99

    From Jay Feldmen comes an enlightening work about how the most powerful earthquakes in the history of America united the Indians in one last desperate rebellion, reversed the Mississippi River, revealed a seamy murder in the Jefferson family, and altered the course of the War of 1812. On December 15, 1811, two of Thomas Jefferson's nephews murdered... more...

  • Clash of Culturesby Brian M. Fagan

    AltaMira Press 1997; US$ 37.00

    In Europe it was called the Age of Discovery. To the rest of the world, it often meant slavery, epidemic disease, cultural genocide, and wholesale social and economic changes. What happened in the period when Europe first came in contact with the rest of the world? In this new edition of Brian Fagan's Clash of Cultures , the best-selling author offers... more...

  • The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklinby Benjamin Franklin

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 0.99

    Charming self-portrait covers boyhood, work as a printer, political career, scientific experiments, much more. Its openness, honesty, and readable style have made the Autobiography one of the great classics of the genre. more...

  • The Battle for Christmasby Stephen Nissenbaum

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 17.95

    Anyone who laments the excesses of Christmas might consider the Puritans of colonial Massachusetts: they simply outlawed the holiday. The Puritans had their reasons, since Christmas was once an occasion for drunkenness and riot, when poor "wassailers  extorted food and drink from the well-to-do. In this intriguing and innovative work of social history,... more...

  • Occupation and Societyby Trevor Lummis

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 29.00

    A social history of the East Anglian fishing industry, based on oral testimony. more...

  • Amusing the Millionby John F. Kasson

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 11.90

    Coney Island: the name still resonates with a sense of racy Brooklyn excitement, the echo of beach-front popular entertainment before World War I. Amusing the Million examines the historical context in which Coney Island made its reputation as an amusement park and shows how America's changing social and economic conditions formed the basis of a... more...