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  • Trident K9 Warriorsby Mike Ritland; Gary Brozek

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 8.49

    As Seen on "60 Minutes"! As a Navy SEAL during a combat deployment in Iraq, Mike Ritland saw a military working dog in action and instantly knew he'd found his true calling. Ritland started his own company training and supplying dogs for the SEAL teams, U.S. Government, and Department of Defense. He knew that fewer than 1 percent of all working dogs... more...

  • Thomas Jefferson's Qur'anby Denise A. Spellberg

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 16.95

    In this original and illuminating book, Denise A. Spellberg reveals a little-known but crucial dimension of the story of American religious freedom—a drama in which Islam played a surprising role. In 1765, eleven years before composing the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson bought a Qur’an. This marked only the beginning of his lifelong... more...

  • The First American Revolutionby Ray Raphael

    The New Press 2011; US$ 15.99

    According to the traditional telling, the American Revolution began with the shot heard round the world.” Now in paperback, Ray Raphael’s The First American Revolution uses the wide-angle lens of a people’s historian to tell a surprising new story of America’s revolutionary struggle. In the years before the battle of Lexington and Concord, local... more...

  • Bunker Hillby Nathaniel Philbrick

    Penguin Publishing Group 2013; US$ 18.00

    The bestselling author of In the Heart of the Sea, Valiant Ambition , and  In the Hurricane's Eye  tells the story of the Boston battle that ignited the American Revolution, in this "masterpiece of narrative and perspective ." (Boston Globe) Boston in 1775 is an island city occupied by British troops after a series of incendiary incidents by... more...

  • Lafayette in the Somewhat United Statesby Sarah Vowell

    Penguin Publishing Group 2015; US$ 16.00

    From the bestselling author of Assassination Vacation and The Partly Cloudy Patriot , an insightful and unconventional account of George Washington’s trusted officer and friend, that swashbuckling teenage French aristocrat the Marquis de Lafayette.   Chronicling General Lafayette’s years in Washington’s army, Vowell reflects on the ideals of... more...

  • Leon Battista Alberti: On Paintingby Leon Battista Alberti; Rocco Sinisgalli

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 38.00

    In this volume Rocco Sinisgalli presents a new English translation and critical examination of Alberti's seminal text. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Mission, The Men, and Meby Pete Blaber

    Penguin Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.32

    “A book about the complexities of combat that's just as applicable for dealing with the complexities of business and our personal lives.”—Kevin Sharer, chairman and CEO, Amgen As a commander of Delta Force-the most elite counter—terrorist organization in the world—Pete Blaber took part in some of the most dangerous, controversial, and significant... more...