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  • Night

    Night
    av Elie Wiesel

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780374500016

    The narrative of a boy who lived through Auschwitz and Buchenwald provides a short and terrible indictment of modern humanity.

  • Bastard Tongues

    Bastard Tongues
    av Derek Bickerton

    Pocket - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809028160

    "Bastard Tongues "is an exciting, firsthand story of scientific discovery in an area of research close to the heart of what it means to be human--what language is, how it works, and how it passes from generation to generation, even where historical…

  • The Big Sea

    The Big Sea
    av Langston Hughes

    Häftad - 1993 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809015498

    Introduction by Arnold Rampersad. Langston Hughes, born in 1902, came of age early in the 1920s. In "The Big Sea he recounts those memorable years in the two great playgrounds of the decade--Harlem and Paris. In Paris he was a cook and waiter in nig…

  • The Boy

    The Boy
    av Dan Porat

    Pocket - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809030729

    A cobblestone road. A sunny day. A soldier. A gun. A child, arms high in the air. A moment captured on film. But what is the history behind arguably the most recognizable photograph of the Holocaust? "The Boy" presents the stories of three Nazi crim…

  • Dawn

    Dawn
    av Elie Wiesel

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809037728

    "The author . . . has built knowledge into artistic fiction." The New York Times Book ReviewElisha is a young Jewish man, a Holocaust survivor, and an Israeli freedom fighter in British-controlled Palestine; John Dawson is the captured English offic…

  • Day

    Day
    av Elie Wiesel

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809023097

  • The American Revolution

    The American Revolution
    av Edward Countryman

    Pocket - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809025626

  • Ray Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles

    Ray Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles
    av Dennis Calero, Ray Bradbury, Dennis Calero

    Pocket - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809080458

    The Earthmen came by the handful, then the hundreds, then the millions. They swept aside the majestic, dying Martian civilization to build their homes, shopping malls, and cities. Mars began as a place of boundless hopes and dreams, a planet to repl…

  • Ark of the Liberties

    Ark of the Liberties
    av Ted Widmer

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809027491

    "Ark of the Liberties" recovers a long-forgotten success story: America's lengthy and laudatory history of expanding world liberty. Our country's decline in popularity over the past eight years has been nothing short of astonishing, and with wit, br…

  • Reckoning: Drugs, the Cities, and the American Future

    Reckoning: Drugs, the Cities, and the American Future
    av Elliott Currie

    Häftad - 1994 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809015719

  • The Monroe Doctrine

    The Monroe Doctrine
    av Jay Sexton

    Pocket - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809069996

    President James Monroe's 1823 message to Congress declaring opposition to European colonization in the Western Hemisphere became the cornerstone of nineteenth-century American statecraft. Monroe's message proclaimed anticolonial principles, yet it r…

  • Clash of Extremes

    Clash of Extremes
    av Marc Egnal

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809016457

    "Clash of Extremes" takes on the reigning orthodoxy that the American Civil War was waged over high moral principles. Marc Egnal contends that economics, more than any other factor, moved the country to war in 1861. Drawing on a wealth of primary an…

  • Bringing It All Back Home

    Bringing It All Back Home
    av Philip F. Napoli

    Pocket - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809031535

    Napoli introduces a remarkable group of young New Yorkers who went abroad with high hopes only to find a bewildering conflict. We meet, for instance, a nurse who staged a hunger strike to promote peace while working at a field hospital, and a black…

  • The Mexican Wars for Independence

    The Mexican Wars for Independence
    av Timothy J. Henderson

    Pocket - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809069231

    Mexico's struggle for independence was as much a series of civil wars and failed social revolutions as it was a war to separate Mexico from Spain. Some Mexicans fought to bring profound social change to the country, some to achieve autonomy, some fo…

  • The Transcendence of the EGO

    The Transcendence of the EGO
    av Jean-Paul Sartre

    Häftad - 1957 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809015450

    First published in France in 1937, this important essay marked a turning point in Sartre's philosophical development. Before writing it, he had been closely allied with phenomenologists such as Husserl and Heidegger. Here, however, Sartre attacked H…

  • The Way Out

    The Way Out
    av L. Hunter Lovins, Boyd Cohen, L. Hunter Lovins

    Pocket - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809034697

    Believe in climate change. Or don't. It doesn't matter. But you'd better understand this: the best route to rebuilding our economy, our cities, and our job markets, as well as assuring national security, is doing precisely what you would do if you w…

  • Manifest Destiny

    Manifest Destiny
    av A. Stephenson

    Häftad - 1999 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809015849

    The Hill and Wang Critical Issues Series: concise, affordable works on pivotal topics in American history, society, and politics. Stephanson explores the origins of Manifest Destiny--the American idea of providential and historical chosenness--and s…

  • Masters of Empire

    Masters of Empire
    av Michael McDonnell

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809068005

    In Masters of Empire, the historian Michael A. McDonnell reveals the vital role played by the native peoples of the Great Lakes in the history of North America. Though less well known than the Iroquois or Sioux, the Anishinaabeg, who lived across La…

  • The Cartoon Introduction to Statistics

    The Cartoon Introduction to Statistics
    av Grady Klein

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809033591

    Statistics help us create Internet technologies, develop medicines, win elections, invest in stocks, predict the weather, and much more. But the methods that produce important numbers remain beyond many of us. How do we determine the proper size of…

  • Evolution

    Evolution
    av Jay Hosler

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809043118

    On the heels of explaining the intricacies of human genetics in "The Stuff of Life", the intrepid alien scientist Bloort-183 has been charged with covering the wider story of the evolution of life on Earth. Join Bloort as he takes King Floorsh and h…

  • Americans: a Collision of Histories

    Americans: a Collision of Histories
    av Edward Countryman

    Häftad - 1997 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809015986

    In this social history, Edward Countryman shows how interactions among America's different ethnic groups have contributed to our sense of nationality. From the earliest settlements along the Atlantic seaboard to the battle over our nation's destiny…

  • Good Germs, Bad Germs

    Good Germs, Bad Germs
    av Jessica Snyder Sachs

    Pocket - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809016426

  • The Yugo

    The Yugo
    av Jason Vuic

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809098958

    Six months after its American introduction in 1985, the Yugo was a punch line; within a year, it was a staple of late-night comedy. By 2000, NPR's "Car Talk" declared it "the worst car of the millennium." And for most Americans that's where the stor…

  • A Glorious Defeat

    A Glorious Defeat
    av Timothy J. Henderson

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809049677

    The war that was fought between the United States and Mexico from 1846 to 1848 was a major event in the history of both countries: it cost Mexico half of its national territory, opened western North America to U.S. expansion, and brought to the surf…

  • Adam's Tongue

    Adam's Tongue
    av Derek Bickerton

    Pocket - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809016471

    How language evolved has been called 'the hardest problem in science'. In "ADAM'S TONGUE", Derek Bickerton - long a leading authority in this field - shows how and why previous attempts to solve that problem have fallen short. Taking cues from topic…

  • Shirley Jackson's the Lottery

    Shirley Jackson's the Lottery
    av Miles Hyman

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809066506

    Shirley Jackson's The Lottery continues to thrill and unsettle readers nearly seven decades after it was first published. By turns puzzling and harrowing, it raises troubling questions about conformity, tradition, and the specter of ritualised viole…

  • Slavery's Constitution

    Slavery's Constitution
    av David Waldstreicher

    Pocket - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809016501

    Taking on decades of received wisdom, David Waldstreicher has written the first book to recognize slavery's place at the heart of the U.S. Constitution. Famously, the Constitution never mentions slavery. And yet, of its eighty-four clauses, six were…

  • Here Lies Hugh Glass

    Here Lies Hugh Glass
    av Jon T. Coleman

    Pocket - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809054381

    In the summer of 1823, a grizzly bear mauled Hugh Glass. The animal ripped the trapper up, carving huge hunks from his body. Glass' companions slew the bear, but his injuries mocked their first aid. Two men would stay behind to bury the corpse when…

  • As China Goes, So Goes the World

    As China Goes, So Goes the World
    av Karl Gerth

    Pocket - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809026890

    In this revelatory examination of the most overlooked force that is changing the face of China, the Oxford historian and scholar of modern Asia Karl Gerth shows that as the Chinese consumer goes, so goes the world. While Americans and Europeans have…

  • From Bloody Shirt to Full Dinner Pail

    From Bloody Shirt to Full Dinner Pail
    av Charles W Calhoun

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809047949

    In the wake of civil war, American politics were racially charged and intensely sectionalist, with politicians waving the proverbial bloody shirt and encouraging their constituents, as Republicans did in 1868, to "vote as you shot." By the close of…

  • The Other Eighties

    The Other Eighties
    av Bradford Martin

    Pocket - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809074594

    Ronald Reagan looms large in most accounts of the period, encouraging Americans to renounce the activist and liberal politics of the 1960s and '70s and embrace the resurgent conservative wave. But a closer look reveals that a sizable swath of Americ…

  • The Life of Elvis Presley

    The Life of Elvis Presley
    av Charles L. Ponce de Leon

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809016419

    Elvis Presley was celebrity's perfect storm. His sole but substantial contribution was talent, a fact Charles L. Ponce de Leon is careful to demonstrate throughout his wonderfully contextual "Fortunate Son. "Even as the moments of lucidity necessary…

  • Wyatt Earp

    Wyatt Earp
    av Andrew C. Isenberg

    Pocket - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809098699

    As Andrew C. Isenberg shows in Wyatt Earp: A Vigilante Life, the Hollywood Earp is largely a fiction created by Earp himself, whose life was characterized not by an unflinching devotion to law and order but by inconstancy, defiance of authority, and…

  • Runaway America

    Runaway America
    av David Waldstricher

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809083152

    Scientist, abolitionist, revolutionary: that is the Benjamin Franklin we know and celebrate. To this description, the talented young historian David Waldstreicher shows we must add runaway, slave master, and empire builder. But "Runaway America" doe…

  • Irreligion

    Irreligion
    av John Allen Paulos

    Pocket - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809059188

    Are there any logical reasons to believe in God? The mathematician and bestselling author John Allen Paulos thinks not. In "Irreligion" he presents the case for his own world view, organizing his book into twelve chapters that refute the twelve argu…

  • A Hands-on History

    A Hands-on History
    av Christopher J. Olsen

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809016402

    Succinct, with a brace of original documents following each chapter, Christopher J. Olsen's "The American Civil War "is the ideal introduction to American history's most famous, and infamous, chapter. Covering events from 1850 and the mounting polit…

  • Lyndon Johnson's War

    Lyndon Johnson's War
    av Michael H. Hunt

    Häftad - 1997 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809016044

    The Hill and Wang Critical Issues Series: concise, affordable works on pivotal topics in American history, society, and politics.Using newly available documents from both American and Vietnamese archives, Hunt reinterprets the values, choices, misco…

  • To Tell the Truth Freely

    To Tell the Truth Freely
    av Mia Bay

    Pocket - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809016464

  • "Camille" and Other Plays

    "Camille" and Other Plays

    Häftad - 1999 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809007066

    In this classic anthology of French drama, Stephen S. Stanton has assembled the nineteenth century's finest "well-made plays": The Glass of Water and A Peculiar Position by Eugene Scribe; Camille by Alexander Dumas fils; Olympe's Marriage by Emile A…

  • Return of Simple

    Return of Simple
    av L. Hughes

    Häftad - 1998 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809015825

  • Unwinnable Wars

    Unwinnable Wars
    av David Callahan

    Häftad - 1999 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809016105

    A Twentieth Century Fund BookA primer for American responses to ethnic conflicts, past, present, and future.Bosnia, Rwanda, Chechnya--these names reverberate in the news for good and uring reasons as examples of a "new tribalism." But ethnic conflic…

  • Battle Lines

    Battle Lines
    av Ari Kelman

    Inbunden - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809094745

    Featuring breathtaking panoramas and revelatory, unforgettable images, "Battle Lines" is an utterly original graphic history of the Civil War. A collaboration between the award-winning historian Ari Kelman and the acclaimed graphic novelist Jonathan…

  • Cartoon Introduction to Economics

    Cartoon Introduction to Economics
    av Bauman Klien

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809094813

    Bauman has put the 'comedy' into 'economy' at comedy clubs and universities around the country and around the world (his "Principles of Economics, Translated" is a YouTube cult classic). As an educator at both the university and high school levels,…

  • Another America

    Another America
    av James Ciment

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809026951

    James Ciment, in his enthralling history Another America, shows that the settlers struggled to balance their high ideals with their prejudices. On the steamy shores of West Africa, they re-created the only social order they knew, that of an antebell…

  • Modern Temper

    Modern Temper
    av Lynn Dumenil

    Häftad - 1995 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809015665

    When most of us take a backward glance at the 1920s, we may think of prohibition and the jazz age, of movies stars and flappers, of Harold Lloyd and Mary Pickford, of Lindbergh and Hoover--and of Black Friday, October 29, 1929, when the plunging sto…

  • Mining California

    Mining California
    av Professor of History Andrew C Isenberg

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809069323

    An environmental History of California during the Gold Rush Between 1849 and 1874 almost $1 billion in gold was mined in California. With little available capital or labor, here's how: high-pressure water cannons washed hillsides into sluices that u…

  • All in the Family

    All in the Family
    av Robert O. Self

    Pocket - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809026746

    The award-winning historian Robert O. Self is the first to argue that the separate threads of that realignment - from civil rights to women's rights, from the antiwar movement to Nixon's "silent majority," from the abortion wars to gay marriage, fro…

  • Cartoon Introduction to Economics Vol 2

    Cartoon Introduction to Economics Vol 2
    av Yoram Bauman

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809033614

    Whereas "Volume One: Microeconomics" dealt with the optimizing individual, "Volume Two: Macroeconomics" explains the factors that affect the economy of an entire country and, indeed, the planet. It explores the two big concerns of macroeconomics: ho…

  • Elizabeth Cady Stanton

    Elizabeth Cady Stanton
    av Lori D. Ginzberg

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780374532390

    In this subtly crafted biography, the historian Lori D. Ginzberg narrates the life of a woman of great charm, enormous appetite, and extraordinary intellectual gifts who turned the limitations placed on women like herself into a universal philosophy…

  • I Wonder as I Wander

    I Wonder as I Wander
    av Hughes

    Häftad - 1993 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809015504

    In I Wonder as I Wander, Langston Hughes vividly recalls the most dramatic and intimate moments of his life in the turbulent 1930s.His wanderlust leads him to Cuba, Haiti, Russia, Soviet Central Asia, Japan, Spain (during its Civil War), through dic…