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  • The Souls of Black Folkby W.E.B. Du Bois

    Random House Publishing Group 2000; US$ 17.95

    Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best nonfiction books of all time "The problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color line."  Thus speaks W.E.B. Du Bois in The Souls Of Black Folk , one of the most prophetic and influental works in American literature.  In this eloquent collection of essays, first published in 1903,... more...

  • The First Saluteby Barbara W. Tuchman

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 18.00

    Barbara W. Tuchman, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of the classic The Guns of August, turns her sights homeward with this brilliant, insightful narrative of the Revolutionary War.   In The First Salute, one of America’s consummate historians crafts a rigorously original view of the American Revolution. Barbara W. Tuchman places the Revolution... more...

  • Encounters at the Heart of the Worldby Elizabeth A. Fenn

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 12.60

    Winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for History Encounters at the Heart of the World concerns the Mandan Indians, iconic Plains people whose teeming, busy towns on the upper Missouri River were for centuries at the center of the North American universe. We know of them mostly because Lewis and Clark spent the winter of 1804-1805 with them,... more...

  • The Origins of Nationalismby Caspar Hirschi

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 24.00

    This wide-ranging study offers a new interpretation of nationalism and the formation of European nations. more...

  • Pox Americanaby Elizabeth A. Fenn

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2002; US$ 11.90

    The astonishing, hitherto unknown truths about a disease that transformed the United States at its birth A horrifying epidemic of smallpox was sweeping across the Americas when the American Revolution began, and yet we know almost nothing about it. Elizabeth A. Fenn is the first historian to reveal how deeply variola affected the outcome of... more...

  • The American West: A Very Short Introductionby Stephen Aron

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 7.99

    Familiar figures -- missionaries, explorers, trappers, traders, prospectors, gunfighters, cowboys, and Indians -- appear in these pages. So do renowned individuals such as Daniel Boone, Thomas Jefferson, Teddy Roosevelt, and John Wayne. But their stories contribute to a history of the American West that is longer, larger, and more complicated than... 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...

  • Helmet for My Pillowby Robert Leckie

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 13.98

    Here is one of the most riveting first-person accounts ever to come out of World War II. Robert Leckie enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in January 1942, shortly after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. In Helmet for My Pillow we follow his odyssey, from basic training on Parris Island, South Carolina, all the way to the raging battles... more...

  • In Small Things Forgottenby James Deetz

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 17.00

    History is recorded in many ways. According to  author James Deetz, the past can be seen most fully  by studying the small things so often forgotten.  Objects such as doorways, gravestones, musical  instruments, and even shards of pottery fill in the  cracks between large historical events and depict  the intricacies of daily life. In his completely  revised... more...

  • The American Revolutionby Robert Allison

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 7.99

    Between 1760 and 1800, the people of the United States created a new nation, based on the idea that all people have the right to govern themselves. This concise book recreates the experiences that led to the Revolution; the experience of war; and the post-war creation of a new political society. more...