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Living In, Living Out
Living In, Living Out
Written by Elizabeth Clark-Lewis
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781588342867
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Living In, Living Out
African American Domestics in Washington, D.C., 1910-1940
Written by Elizabeth Clark-Lewis


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
On Sale: July 6, 2010
Price: $29.95

This oral history portrays the lives of African American women who migrated from the rural South to work as domestic servants in Washington, DC in the early decades of the twentieth century. In Living In, Living Out Elizabeth Clark-Lewis narrates the personal experiences of eighty-one women who worked for wealthy white... Read more >
War Games
War Games
Written by Jenny Thompson
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ISBN: 9781588342805
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War Games
Inside the World of Twentieth-Century War Reenactors
Written by Jenny Thompson


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
On Sale: July 6, 2010
Price: $25.95

D-Day with beach umbrellas in the distance? Troops ordering ice cream? American and German forces celebrating Christmas together in the barracks? This could only be the curious world of 20th-century war reenactors. A relatively recent and rapidly expanding phenomenon, reenactments in the United States of World War I, World War II... Read more >
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Why We Fought
Why We Fought
Written by Robert B. Westbrook
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ISBN: 9781588342959
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Why We Fought
Forging American Obligations in World War II
Written by Robert B. Westbrook


Format: Trade Paperback, 166 pages
On Sale: July 6, 2010
Price: $19.95

Why We Fought is a timely and provocative analysis that examines why Americans really chose to sacrifice and commit themselves to World War II. Unlike other depictions of the patriotic “greatest generation,” Westbrook argues that, strictly speaking, Americans in World War II were not instructed to fight, work, or die for... Read more >
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1930s Britain
1930s Britain
Written by Robert Pearce
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ISBN: 9780747807797
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1930s Britain

Written by Robert Pearce


Format: Trade Paperback, 80 pages
On Sale: June 22, 2010
Price: $15.95

In the 1930s, Britain underwent the most profound economic crisis of the twentieth century, with high unemployment, wage cuts, benefit cuts and an overall deterioration in living standards. This was Britain suffering from the cold spread around the world by the Wall Street Crash of 1929, and it was a decade... Read more >
Culture and Comfort
Culture and Comfort
Written by Katherine Grier
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781560987161
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Culture and Comfort
Parlor Making and Middle-Class Identity, 1850-1930
Written by Katherine Grier


Format: Trade Paperback, 280 pages
On Sale: June 22, 2010
Price: $24.95

In Culture and Comfort Katherine C. Grier shows how the design and furnishings of the mid-nineteenth century parlor reflected the self-image of the Victorian middle class. Parlors provided public facades for formal occasions and represented an attempt to resolve the often opposing ideals of gentility and sincerity to which American culture... Read more >
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Department Stores
Department Stores
Written by Claire Masset
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ISBN: 9780747807728
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Department Stores

Written by Claire Masset


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
On Sale: June 22, 2010
Price: $12.95

The way we shop has undergone many transformations over the years, and a pioneer of one such change was the department store. Selling everything from clothes to cosmetics, furniture to food, the department store is a one-stop shop for consumers. Claire Masset charts the history of the department store, the innovations... Read more >
Holiday Camps
Holiday Camps
Written by Kathryn Ferry
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ISBN: 9780747807759
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Holiday Camps

Written by Kathryn Ferry


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
On Sale: June 22, 2010
Price: $12.95

From the 1930s to the 1960s, millions of British people chose to spend their annual summer break at a holiday camp, taking advantage of the all-included package that provided accommodation, food, and plentiful entertainment. The market leader was Billy Butlin whose camps operated on a vast scale, and offered a brightly... Read more >
The Industrial Revolution
The Industrial Revolution
Written by Jonathan Downs
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ISBN: 9780747807810
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The Industrial Revolution

Written by Jonathan Downs


Format: Trade Paperback, 88 pages
On Sale: June 22, 2010
Price: $15.95

In the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries a profound change swept across England. The rapid advance of technology increased industrial productivity to a level previously unimaginable. To support this new technology, people flocked from the countryside into the cities to take jobs in the factories. The movement caused a great... Read more >
Post Offices
Post Offices
Written by Julian Stray
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780747807858
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Post Offices

Written by Julian Stray


Format: Trade Paperback, 56 pages
On Sale: June 22, 2010
Price: $12.95

The local post office has a special place in the social history of Britain. This book provides an historical overview of the development of this public institution - from 'letter receiving house' to familiar high-street presence. It outlines the range of services post offices have provided over time - from stamps... Read more >
Rethinking Cold War Culture
Rethinking Cold War Culture
Written by Peter J. Kuznick and James Gilbert
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ISBN: 9781560988953
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Rethinking Cold War Culture

Written by Peter J. Kuznick and James Gilbert


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: June 22, 2010
Price: $29.95

This anthology of essays questions many widespread assumptions about the culture of postwar America. Illuminating the origins and development of the many threads that constituted American culture during the Cold War, the contributors challenge the existence of a monolithic culture during the 1950s and thereafter. They demonstrate instead that there was... Read more >
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Taking Charge
Taking Charge
Written by Michael Schiffer
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ISBN: 9781588340764
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Taking Charge
The Electric Automobile in America
Written by Michael Schiffer


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: June 22, 2010
Price: $19.95

The tumultuous history of inventors and corporations who have tried to bring the electric car to the market.

Amazingly, in 1900 28 percent of all cars were electric. By 1920 the electric car had all but vanished and gas-powered cars dominated the market. In Taking Charge, Schiffer deftly explores how cultural factors... Read more >
Tudor England
Tudor England
Written by Derek Wilson
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780747807803
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Tudor England

Written by Derek Wilson


Format: Trade Paperback, 80 pages
On Sale: June 22, 2010
Price: $15.95

The Tudor period was a time of massive social change in England with growing cities, increasing trade, and growing stability after the chaos of the Wars of the Roses. Despite military preparations in every county, and the establishment of a new navy, the country was generally at peace, and England and... Read more >
UFO Crash at Roswell
UFO Crash at Roswell
Written by Benson Saler, Charles A. Ziegler and Charles Moore
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781588340634
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UFO Crash at Roswell
The Genesis of a Modern Myth
Written by Benson Saler, Charles A. Ziegler and Charles Moore


Format: Trade Paperback, 216 pages
On Sale: June 22, 2010
Price: $16.95

In the summer of 1947 something mysterious crashed in the New Mexican desert near the town of Roswell. Whether it was an alien spacecraft manned by tiny humanlike beings or—the US government's official explanation—a scientific research balloon has long been a subject of passionate debate. Transcending the believer-versus-skeptic debate, anthropologists Benson... Read more >
Victorian Childhood
Victorian Childhood
Written by Janet Sacks
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ISBN: 9780747807711
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Victorian Childhood

Written by Janet Sacks


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
On Sale: May 25, 2010
Price: $12.95

The lives of children during the Victorian era differed dramatically between the rich and the poor. The children of the wealthy lived in comfort with good education, while the poorest children grew up with little food or care, no education, and were often exploited for work. Janet Sacks explores the world... Read more >
Did Somebody Step on a Duck?
Did Somebody Step on a Duck?
Written by Jim Dawson
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781580081337
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Did Somebody Step on a Duck?
A Natural History of the Fart
Written by Jim Dawson


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
On Sale: May 4, 2010
Price: $9.99

This impolite, aromatic, and incredibly erudite flatulence compendium will astound you with:
• The recent discovery of the world’s oldest joke, a proverb from the Old Babylonian period, that turned out to be—that’s right, folks—a fart joke.
• A new reading of Emily Dickinson’s poetry that “reveals” the true meaning behind “They Have... Read more >
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Hellhound On His Trail
Hellhound On His Trail
Written by Hampton Sides, Read by Hampton Sides
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780739358931
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Hellhound On His Trail
The Stalking of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the International Hunt for His Assassin
Written by Hampton Sides
Read by Hampton Sides


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: April 27, 2010
Price: $22.50

NATIONAL BESTSELLER
Edgar Award Nominee
One of the Best Books of the Year: O, The Oprah Magazine, Time, The Washington Post, The Christian Science Monitor, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, San Francisco Chronicle

With a New Afterword

On April 4, 1968, James Earl Ray shot Martin Luther King at the Lorraine Motel. The nation was shocked, enraged...

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Hellhound On His Trail
Hellhound On His Trail
Written by Hampton Sides
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780385523929
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Hellhound On His Trail
The Stalking of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the International Hunt for His Assassin
Written by Hampton Sides


Format: Hardcover, 480 pages
On Sale: April 27, 2010
Price: $28.95

NATIONAL BESTSELLER
Edgar Award Nominee
One of the Best Books of the Year: O, The Oprah Magazine, Time, The Washington Post, The Christian Science Monitor, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, San Francisco Chronicle


From the acclaimed bestselling author of Ghost Soldiers and Blood and Thunder, a taut, intense narrative about the assassination of Martin Luther King...
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Hellhound On His Trail
Hellhound On His Trail
Written by Hampton Sides
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ISBN: 9780385533195
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Hellhound On His Trail

Written by Hampton Sides


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: April 27, 2010
Price: $11.99

NATIONAL BESTSELLER
Edgar Award Nominee
One of the Best Books of the Year: O, The Oprah Magazine, Time, The Washington Post, The Christian Science Monitor, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, San Francisco Chronicle

With a New Afterword

On April 4, 1968, James Earl Ray shot Martin Luther King at the Lorraine Motel. The nation was shocked, enraged...

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Hellhound On His Trail
Hellhound On His Trail
Written by Hampton Sides
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ISBN: 9780739377574
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Hellhound On His Trail
The Stalking of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the International Hunt for His Assassin
Written by Hampton Sides


Format: Trade Paperback, 720 pages
On Sale: April 27, 2010
Price: $29.00

NATIONAL BESTSELLER
Edgar Award Nominee
One of the Best Books of the Year: O, The Oprah Magazine, Time, The Washington Post, The Christian Science Monitor, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, San Francisco Chronicle

With a New Afterword

On April 4, 1968, James Earl Ray shot Martin Luther King at the Lorraine Motel. The nation was shocked, enraged...

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A Comprehensive History Of Western Ethics
What Do We Believe?
Written by Warren Ashby


Format: eBook
On Sale: April 7, 2010
Price: $12.99

Our intellectual history spans more than 2,000 years, yet, surprisingly, we have had no adequate history of Western ethics. A Comprehensive History of Western Ethics fills this void by providing an engaging, thorough, and inclusive history that encompasses both classical and modern perspectives. Author Warren Ashby speaks both to students of... Read more >
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Appetite for America
Appetite for America
Written by Stephen Fried
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780553907322
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Appetite for America
Fred Harvey and the Business of Civilizing the Wild West--One Meal at a Time
Written by Stephen Fried


Format: eBook, 384 pages
On Sale: March 23, 2010
Price: $12.99

Featured in the PBS documentary The Harvey Girls: Opportunity Bound

The legendary life and entrepreneurial vision of Fred Harvey helped shape American culture and history for three generations—from the 1880s all the way through World War II—and still influence our lives today in surprising and fascinating ways. Now award-winning journalist Stephen Fried re-creates... Read more >
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Sticklers, Sideburns and Bikinis
Sticklers, Sideburns and Bikinis
Written by Graeme Donald
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781849081573
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Sticklers, Sideburns and Bikinis
The Military Origins of Everyday Words and Phrases
Written by Graeme Donald


Format: Trade Paperback, 280 pages
On Sale: March 23, 2010
Price: $12.00

Did you know they started 'hearing through the grapevine' during the American Civil War, that 'ghettos' originated in Venice or that 'deadline' has a very sinister origin? Jam-packed with many amazing facts, Sticklers, Sideburns and Bikinis is a fascinating trip through the words and phrases that came to us from the... Read more >
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Three Plays
Three Plays
Written by Howard Zinn
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ISBN: 9780807073261
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Three Plays
The Political Theater of Howard Zinn: Emma, Marx in Soho, Daughter of Venus
Written by Howard Zinn


Format: Trade Paperback, 216 pages
On Sale: March 1, 2010
Price: $18.00

World-renowned historian Howard Zinn has turned to drama to explore the legacy of Karl Marx and Emma Goldman and to delve into the intricacies of political and social conscience perhaps more deeply than traditional history permits. Three Plays brings together all this work, including the previously unpublished Daughter of Venus, along... Read more >
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Three Plays
The Political Theater of Howard Zinn: Emma, Marx in Soho, Daughter of Venus
Written by Howard Zinn


Format: eBook
On Sale: March 1, 2010
Price: $18.00

World-renowned historian Howard Zinn has turned to drama to explore the legacy of Karl Marx and Emma Goldman and to delve into the intricacies of political and social conscience perhaps more deeply than traditional history permits. Three Plays brings together all this work, including the previously unpublished Daughter of Venus, along... Read more >
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Dreaming Up America
Dreaming Up America
Written by Russell Banks
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781583228913
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Dreaming Up America

Written by Russell Banks


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
On Sale: February 2, 2010
Price: $13.95

With America ever under global scrutiny, Russell Banks contemplates the questions of our origins, values, heroes, conflicts, and contradictions. He writes with conversational ease and emotional insight, drawing on contemporary politics, literature, film, and his knowledge of American history. Read more >
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