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America, Russia and the Cold War 1945-2006

Hardback, 01/12/2006, £57.99
Using material from both published and private sources, this text focuses on United States-Soviet diplomacy to explain the causes and consequences of the Cold War. It explores how the Cold War was shaped by domestic events in both the US and the Soviet Union.

Limits of Liberty: American History 1607-1992 2ed

Paperback, 09/03/1995, £29.49
This is a survey of the American past from the earliest colonial settlements to the present day. The author assesses not only the epic achievements of the nation, but also the tensions and limitations of the society behind the American dream. A new chapter reviews recent presidential elections.

Fifty Years War : The United States and the Societ Union in World Poli

7, 08/02/1996, £49.99
This is an authoritative and comprehensive history of the Cold war and the relationship between the United States and the Soviet Union that has dominated world politics in the second half of the twentieth century.

Wealth and Poverty in America

Paperback, 01/11/2002, £43.75
The ideologies of equal opportunity and individual responsibility that dominate American culture tend to obscure the casual connections between poverty and wealth. Uncovering these connections is one of the purposes of this book.

North America: Historical Geography of a Changing Continent 2ed

7, 01/08/2001, £65.00
This volume offers a comprehensive historical overview of the formation and growth of North American regions from European exploration and colonization to the later 20th century. It explores themes including acquisition of geographical knowledge, cultural transfer and frontier expansion.

Week the World Stood Still

Paperback, 18/01/2005, £16.99
The Cuban missile crisis was the most dangerous confrontation of the Cold War and the most perilous moment in American history. In this dramatic and succinct narrative, Sheldon M. Stern enables the reader to follow the often harrowing twists and turns of the crisis.

Voyeur's Motel

Paperback, 04/05/2017, £8.99
From Gay Talese, a remarkable new work of reportage more than thirty years in the making.

White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America

Hardback, 04/05/2017, £20.00
The New York Times bestseller A ground-breaking history of the class system in America, which challenges popular myths about equality in the land of opportunity.

Making it

Paperback, 25/05/2017, £13.99

Neither Wolf nor Dog: On Forgotten Roads with an Indian Elder

Paperback, 01/06/2017, £10.99
'Neither Wolf Nor Dog is a book of revelation ... a true-life fable and a provocative call ... remarkable' Robert Plant

1927:High tide of the 1920s

Paperback, 19/08/2002, £12.99

Great Railway Revolution

Paperback, 01/04/2013, £12.99
The first new and comprehensive narrative history of the American railroads in a generation. 'Shrewd, articulate and incredibly well-informed' - Miranda Seymour, Daily Telegraph

Living Hell: The Dark Side of the Civil War

Paperback, 23/09/2016, £15.00
Surrounding the war with an aura of nostalgia both fosters the delusion that war can cure our social ills and makes us strong again, and weakens confidence in our ability to act effectively in our own time."-Journal of Military History

Just Like Us


American Culture in the 1950's

Paperback, 13/03/2007, £23.99
This book provides a stimulating account of the dominant cultural forms of 1950s America: fiction and poetry; theatre and performance; film and television; music and radio; and the visual arts.

Man Who Returned from the Dead

Paperback, 25/02/2016, £7.99

Twenties in America

Paperback, 25/04/2006, £22.99
The first full, balanced account of the politics and history of the 1920s in America.


Paperback, 01/09/2010, £10.99
New edition of this classic study of the US, with a new introduction by Geoff Dyer.

Short History of the American Revolutionary War

Paperback, 30/04/2013, £14.99
The American war against British imperial rule (1775-1783) was the world's first great popular revolution. Ideologically defined by the colonists' Declaration of Independence in 1776, the struggle has taken on a mythic character and become emblematic of American national identity.

Routledge Atlas of American History 6ed

7, 02/12/2009, £19.99
An atlas of American history that presents a series of 163 maps, accompanied by informative captions, facts and figures. Covering significant events, it unravels the history of America.


Paperback, 21/04/1993, £24.49
"Thomas Paine, a singularly injudicious man, requires an exceptionally judicious biographer, and in Mr. Hawke he has at last got one... An absorbing narrative that moves briskly through two revolutions and three countries." -The New Yorker

One Hell of a Gamble


Failed Crusade, America and the tragedy of Post-Communist Russia

Paperback, 28/11/2001, £17.99
What really happened in Russia after the end of the Soviet Union, and how badly experts and the media misjudged it.

From Ellis Island to JFK

Paperback, 01/02/2002, £23.00
Two great waves of immigration, one at the start of the 20th century and another in its final decades, transformed the history and personality of New York City. This in-depth comparison of New York's two most recent immigration eras reassesses the myths that surround both sets of immigrants.

Affairs of Honor

Paperback, 02/09/2002, £11.99
A reassessment of the tumultuous culture of politics on the national stage during America's earliest years, when national leaders struggled to define themselves and their role in the new nation. The author shows how the rituals and rhetoric of honour provided ground rules for political combat.

Americas in the Modern Age

Paperback, 15/04/2005, £18.00

Mourning Lincoln

Paperback, 05/04/2016, £15.99
How did individual Americans respond to the shock of President Lincoln's assassination? Diaries, letters, and intimate writings reveal a complicated, untold story

Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant

Paperback, 13/09/2001, £13.99
"The best memoirs of any general's since Caesar."-Mark Twain.

Essence of Decision : Explaining the Cuban missile Crisis

Paperback, 19/01/1999, £28.99
A case study of decision making under pressure, this text covers the Cuban missile crisis. Using the missile crisis as a basic frame of reference, it seeks to teach students how to compare and contrast perspectives on foreign affairs.

Negotiated Empires

7, 18/07/2002, £27.99
This innovative volume brings together original essays by leading historians of the Atlantic World, representing the latest developments in historiography of the period.

Why They Couldn't Wait

Paperback, 06/09/2001, £35.99
Examining the infamous conflict between a predominantly black community and a predominantly Jewish teachers' union, Gordon takes a new look at this historically rich and racially diverse community.

Rebordering of North America

Paperback, 19/06/2003, £39.99
This volume explores the implications of the terrorist attack on America of September 11th 2001 and the "war on terrorism" for border controls, cross-border relations and economic integration in North America.

Fighting the Good Fight

7, 01/02/2005, £27.99
Recounting the role of the church during emancipation, Jim Crow and black leadership, this incisive book tells the story of one of the most influential African American institutions in the south - the Dexter Avenue Church.

American Encounters (Natives and Newcomers from European Contact to In

Paperback, 01/11/2006, £41.99
Brings together work on early Native American history, offering comprehensive coverage on a range of topics.

Postethnic America

7, 06/04/2006, £13.99
Postethnic America is a bracing reminder of America's universalist promise, and a stirring call for a new form of nationalism.

Unwinding: Thirty Years of American Decline

Paperback, 06/03/2014, £12.99
America is in crisis. In the space of a generation, it has become more than ever a country of winners and losers, as industries have failed, institutions have disappeared and the country's focus has shifted to idolise celebrity and wealth. This book tells the story of America over the years, empathizing with those facing difficult challenges.

Under the Radar

Paperback, 01/05/2014, £7.99
1961. A squadron of Vulcan aircraft, Britain's most lethal nuclear bomber, flies towards the east coast of the United States. Highly manoeuvrable, the great delta-winged machines are also equipped with state of the art electronic warfare devices that jam American radar systems. This title deals with the lives of British pilots.

Twentieth Century America: The Intellectual and Cultural Context

5, 21/01/1991, £46.99
The multi-volume Longman literature in English series aims to provide students of literature with a critical introduction to the major genres in their historical and cultural context. This book looks at cinema, painting and architecture in 20th-century America, as well as the culture of politics.

Education of Henry Adams

Paperback, 11/09/2008, £12.99


Paperback, 23/04/2009, £8.99

American War of Independence

Hardback, 01/04/2016, £25.00
Two hundred and forty years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the birth of the United States, the story of how America overthrew the British is as meaningful today as it was when the ink was still wet on the document. This book brings the drama of the Revolutionary War to life.

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West

Paperback, 03/01/1998, £10.99
Describes how the American Indians lost their land and lives to a dynamically expanding white society. This book described the opening of the West from the Indians' viewpoint. It focuses on a national disgrace.

O My America!: Second Acts in a New World

Paperback, 06/03/2014, £12.99
The author rediscovered America thirty-five years after her first Greyhound trip across the country. She returns in turbulent midlife to trace the steps of six women who fled various sorts of trouble in nineteenth-century England and went to the United States to reinvent themselves. This book tells her story.

Last Days of Detroit

Paperback, 06/02/2014, £10.99
Once America's capitalist dream town, the Silicon Valley of the Jazz Age, Detroit became the country's greatest urban failure, having fallen the longest and the furthest. The city of Henry Ford, modernity, and Motown found itself blighted by riots, arson, unemployment, crime and corruption.

In America

Paperback, 19/11/2015, £12.99
In 1960, John Steinbeck and his dog Charley set out in their green pickup truck to rediscover the soul of America, visiting small towns and cities from New York to New Orleans. The trip became Travels With Charley, one of his best-loved books. Half a century on, Geert Mak sets off from Steinbeck's home.

Penguin history of the United States of America NEW ED

Paperback, 29/03/2001, £14.99
From early British colonisation to the Reagan years, this title captures an array of dynamic personalities and events. In a broad sweep of America's triumphant progress, it explores the period leading to Independence from the American and the British points of view, touching on permanent features of 'the American character' - the good and the bad.

America, Empire of Liberty: A New History

Paperback, 07/01/2010, £14.99
It was Thomas Jefferson who envisioned the United States as a great 'empire of liberty.' This title takes Jefferson's phrase as a key to the saga of America - helping unlock both its grandeur and its paradoxes.

Surviving Wounded Knee: The Lakotas and the Politics of Memory

Hardback, 11/02/2016, £27.99
A study of the massacre at Wounded Knee in history and memory.
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