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RISE TO GLOBALISM: AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY SINCE 1938; FIFTH REVISED EDITIO N.

By: Ambrose, Stephen E.

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Penguin: 1988

Seller ID: RWARE0000015335

ISBN: 0140228268

Condition: Very Good


This complete revision looks at American foreign policy from 1938 to, rough ly, the end of the first Reagan administration in 1984. It revises the cove rage of postwar American foreign policy in the light of recent scholarship and current events - for example the Lebanon invasion by Marines in the mid -1950s receives increased coverage in the light of the American debacle the re in 1983. View more info

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THE GANGS OF NEW YORK -- AN INFORMAL HISTORY OF THE UNDERWORLD

By: Asbury, Herbert

Price: ¥600.00

Publisher: Thunder's Mouth Press: 2004

Seller ID: RWARE0000044192

ISBN: 0099436744

Condition: Good


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THE GANGS OF NEW YORK: AN INFORMAL HISTORY OF THE UNDERWORLD

By: Asbury, Herbert

Price: ¥550.00

Publisher: Thunder's Mouth Press: 2001

Seller ID: RWARE0000044345

ISBN: 1560252758

Condition: Very Good


First published in 1928, Herbert Asbury's whirlwind tour through the low li fe of nineteenth-century New York has become an indispensable classic of ur ban history. Focusing on the saloon halls, gambling dens, and winding alley s of the Bowery and the notorious Five Points district, The Gangs of New Yo rk dramatically evokes the destitution and shocking violence of a turbulent era, when colorfully named criminals like Dandy John Dolan, Bill the Butch er, and Hell-Cat Maggie lurked in the shadows, and infamous gangs like the Plug Uglies, the Dead Rabbits, and the Bowery Boys ruled the streets. ... View more info

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THE WHITE HOUSE : AN HISTORIC GUIDE

By: Association, White House Historical

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Washington ; White House His:

Seller ID: RWARE0000019667

Condition: Very Good


Minor rubbing to covers, otherwise a crisp clean softcover, no markings thr oughout: Eds. from ed. 11 (1973)- cataloged as monographs by LC DLC. View more info

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BRAZIL: THE FORGING OF A NATION, 1798-1852 [ILLUSTRATED]

By: Barman, Roderick

Price: ¥2,000.00

Publisher: Stanford University Press: 1994

Seller ID: RWARE0000015104

ISBN: 0804723303

Condition: Fine


A crisp clean softcover. 'Barman's pungent analysis of what is, by any standard, an extraordinarily complicates political and constitutional history ... is a broad synthesis t hat will necessarily inform all subsequent efforts to make sense of the ori gins of the modern Brazilian state.'Canadian Journal of History Review "The author's selection of materials from the vast stock of primary sources and his judicious reanalysis of conflicting interpretations are impressive. . . . All this is set forth shrewdly and insightfully. . . . An excellent monograph, well conceived and executed, of gre... View more info

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AGE OF REVOLUTION AND REACTION 1789-1850

By: Breunig, Charles

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company: 1977

Seller ID: RWARE0000015036

ISBN: 0393091430

Condition: Very Good+


A tight clean softcover, no markings throughout. View more info

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THE GREATEST GENERATION SPEAKS : LETTERS AND REFLECTIONS

By: Brokaw, Tom

Price: ¥600.00

Publisher: Random House: 1999

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000004815

ISBN: 0375503943

Condition: Very GoodVery Good


The popularity and credibility of charismatic news anchor Tom Brokaw ensure d bestseller status for The Greatest Generation, Brokaw's homage to the Ame ricans who survived and overcame the depression and World War II. The Great est Generation Speaks expands his thesis that we owe a huge debt of gratitu de to those tough and courageous men and women for ensuring the freedoms an d comforts that Americans enjoy today. Their stories, culled from letters, interviews, and personal histories of the Greatest Generation and their fam ily members, are anecdotal but extremely powerful, showing how men an... View more info

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BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE

By: Brown, Dee

Price: ¥650.00

Publisher: Macmillan: 1980

Seller ID: RWARE0000044062

ISBN: 0330245694

Condition: Good


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AWASH IN A SEA OF FAITH: CHRISTIANIZING THE AMERICAN PEOPLE (NO DUSTJACKET )

By: Butler, Jon

Price: ¥650.00

Publisher: Harvard University Press: 1992

Seller ID: RWARE0000047350

ISBN: 0674056019

Condition: Good


Challenging the formidable tradition that places early New England Puritani sm at the center of the American religious experience, Yale historian Jon B utler offers a new interpretation of three hundred years of religious and c ultural development. Butler stresses the instability of religion in Europe where state churches battled dissenters, magic, and astonishingly low churc h participation. He charts the transfer of these difficulties to America, i ncluding the failure of Puritan religious models, and describes the surpris ing advance of religious commitment there between 1700 and 1865. Thro... View more info

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THE AMERICAN CENTURY: VARIETIES OF CULTURE IN MODERN TIMES

By: Cantor, Norman F.

Price: ¥1,000.00

Publisher: HarperCollins: 1997

Seller ID: RWARE0000035610

ISBN: 006017451X

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


Distinguished scholar Norman Cantor presents an absorbing, readable, and op inionated overview of 20th-century culture which covers the arts, philosoph y, science, and political movements. Featuring 35 percent new material, The American Century is the magnum opus of a historian, teacher, and author of great distinction. of photos. View more info

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PEARL HARBOR EXTRA: A NEWSPAPER ACCOUNT OF THE UNITED STATES' ENTRY INTO WO RLD WAR II

By: Caren, Eric C.

Price: ¥2,000.00

Publisher: Castle Books: 2001

Seller ID: RWARE0000036151

ISBN: 0785813411

Condition: Very Good


The catastrophic events in the Pacific leading up to the US entering World War II are reported as they happened in the local and national newspapers. Read about the attack in the December 7, 1941 edition of Honolulu Star Bull etin for a bird's eye view of the events. Both the US and Japanese papers a re represented, accentuating the vast difference of perspective of both sid es. View more info

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ASK NOT: THE INAUGURATION OF JOHN F. KENNEDY AND THE SPEECH THAT CHANGED AM ERICA

By: Clarke, Thurston

Price: ¥600.00

Publisher: Henry Holt and Co: 2004

Seller ID: RWARE0000030434

ISBN: 0805072136

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. A close-up on one of American history's most magical events, JFK's inaugura l week, and the creation of the speech that inspired a generation and broug ht hope to a nation "Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your cou ntry." On the January morning when John F. Kennedy assumed the presidency a nd stood to speak those words, America was divided, its citizens torn by fe ars of war. Kennedy's speech-called the finest... View more info

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THE AMERICAN HOME FRONT: 1941-1942

By: Cooke, Alistair

Price: ¥650.00

Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press: 2006

Seller ID: RWARE0000042499

ISBN: 0871139391

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


From the famous BBC correspondent and television host comes a remarkably in sightful and detailed firsthand portrait of America during the early days o f World War II. Shortly after the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941, Alistair Cooke, a newly naturalized American citizen, set out to see his country as it was undergoing monumental change. Cooke traveled small highways, with t heir advertising signs and their local topography, in an age before the int erstate highway system. In The American Home Front - a fascinating artifact, a charming travelogue, and a sharp portrait of America - Cooke chron... View more info

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THE WAY WE NEVER WERE: AMERICAN FAMILIES AND THE NOSTALGIA TRAP

By: Coontz, Stephanie

Price: ¥600.00

Publisher: Basic Books: 1993

Seller ID: RWARE0000029061

ISBN: 0465090974

Condition: Very Good


The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. The Way We Never Were examines two centuries of American family life and shatters a series of myths and half-truths that burden modern families. Placing current family dilemmas in the context of far-reaching economic, political, and demographic changes, Coontz sheds new light on such contemporary concerns as parenting, privacy, love, the division of labor along gender lines, the black family, feminism, and sexual practice. View more info

ALWAYS IN PURSUIT : FRESH AMERICAN PERSPECTIVES

By: Crouch, Stanley

Price: ¥1,000.00

Publisher: Pantheon: 1998

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000004816

ISBN: 0375401539

Condition: Very Good/No DJ


In Always in Pursuit iconoclastic essayist and columnist Stanley Crouch col lects some of his best work from 1995 through 1997. His interests are far-r eaching, but Crouch's central concern is how U.S. residents work to further American democracy. He takes heart that so few believed Susan Smith, the w hite South Carolina woman who murdered her children and then said a black m an had done it; chides Jesse Jackson for failing to live up to his potentia l as a leader; and speaks out in support of affirmative action simply becau se no one has proposed a better solution. Sometimes outrageous, somet... View more info

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CAMELOT'S COURT: INSIDE THE KENNEDY WHITE HOUSE

By: Dallek, Robert

Price: ¥650.00

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS: 2014

Seller ID: RWARE0000040316

ISBN: 0062065858

Condition: Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Fifty years after John F. Kennedy's assassination, presidential historian R obert Dallek, whom The New York Times calls "Kennedy's leading biographer," delivers a riveting new portrait of this president and his inner circle of advisors-their rivalries, personality clashes, and political battles. In C amelot's Court, Dallek analyzes the brain trust whose contributions to the successes and failures of Kennedy's administration-including the Bay ... View more info

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FRONTIER MEDICINE: FROM THE ATLANTIC TO THE PACIFIC, 1492-1941 (VINTAGE INT ERNATIONAL)

By: Dary, David

Price: ¥900.00

Publisher: Vintage: 2009

Seller ID: RWARE0000029066

ISBN: 0307455424

Condition: Very Good


The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. In this intriguing narrative, David Dary charts how American medicine has e volved since 1492, when New World settlers first began combining European r emedies with the traditional practices of the native populations. It's a st ory filled with colorful characters, from quacks and con artists to heroic healers and ingenious medicine men, and Dary tells it with an engaging styl e and an eye for the telling detail. Dary also charts the evolution of Amer ica... View more info

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DON'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT HISTORY - UPDATED AND REVISED EDITION

By: Davis, Kenneth C.

Price: ¥1,000.00

Publisher: Random House Audio: 2005

Seller ID: RWARE0000044019

ISBN: 0739317717

Condition: Good


A new, completely revised, expanded and updated edition of the million-sell ing New York Times bestseller that launched the entire Don't Know Much Abou t® series. When Don't Know Much About® History first appeared, it created a sensation. With humor, great stories, and a trademark conversational style, the book brought Americans a fresh new take on history. Davis proved Americans don't hate history-they just hate the dull version they were force-fed in school . In his irreverent and popular question-and-answer style, Davis now returns with a completely revised edition that brings history r... View more info

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DON'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT HISTORY: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT AMERICAN H ISTORY BUT NEVER LEARNED

By: Davis, Kenneth C.

Price: ¥650.00

Publisher: HarperCollins: 2004

Seller ID: RWARE0000046652

ISBN: 0060083824

Condition: Very Good


Who really discovered America? What was "the shot heard 'round the world"? Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: Did he or didn't he? From the arrival of Columbus through the bizarre election of 2000 and beyond, Davis carries readers on a rollicking ride through more than 500 years of American history. In this updated edition of the classic anti-textbook, he debunks, recounts, and serves up the real story behind the myths and fallacies of American history. View more info

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THE UNREDEEMED CAPTIVE: A FAMILY STORY FROM EARLY AMERICA

By: Demos, John

Price: ¥600.00

Publisher: Vintage: 1995

Seller ID: RWARE0000045041

ISBN: 0679759611

Condition: Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. The setting for this haunting and encyclopedically researched work of histo ry is colonial Massachusetts, where English Puritans first endeavoured to " civilize" a "savage" native populace. There, in February 1704, a French and Indian war party descended on the village of Deerfield, abducting a Purita n minister and his children. Although John Williams was eventually released , his daughter horrified the family by staying with her cap... View more info