History of the Americas

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  • A Promised Land

    £35.00

    A Promised Land

    In the stirring, highly anticipated first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama tells the story of his improbable odyssey from young man searching for his identity to leader of the free world, describing in strikingly personal detail both his political education and the landmark moments of the first term of his historic presidency – a time of dramatic transformation and turmoil. Obama takes readers on a compelling journey from his earliest political aspirations to the pivotal Iowa caucus victory that demonstrated the power of grassroots activism to the watershed night of November 4, 2008, when he was elected 44th president of the United States, becoming the first African American to hold the nation’s highest office.

    £35.00
  • After 9/11

    £18.99

    After 9/11

    This is a readable and incisive analysis of American foreign policy and international politics since the end of the Cold War. It is organised around two key themes – the role of culture in international politics and the changing nature of American power.

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    £18.99
  • Atlantic Wars

    £22.99

    Atlantic Wars

    Atlantic Wars is the first work to comprehensively explore how warfare shaped human experience around the Atlantic from the late Middle Ages until the nineteenth century. It examines how armed conflict affected how and where people lived, who they associated with, how they perceived each other, how they structured their societies, and whether they survived.

    £22.99
  • Back From the Future

    £44.99

    Back From the Future

    This work has long been regarded as the definitive history of Castro’s communist regime, beginning in 1959 through the 1990s. This updated, second edition contains a new epilogue by the author that covers the last decade.

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    £44.99
  • Coffeeland

    £9.99

    Coffeeland

    Once drunk only as part of an obscure Muslim custom, coffee is now an indispensable part of daily life for billions of people around the world. It is one of the most valuable commodities in the history of the global economy and the world’s most popular drug. The very word ‘coffee’ is one of the most widespread on the planet. Augustine Sedgewick’s ‘Coffeeland’ tells the hidden and surprising story of how this came to be, tracing coffee’s 400-year transformation into an everyday necessity.

    £9.99
  • Conquistadors

    £12.99

    Conquistadors

    The ‘conquistadors’, the early explorers and settlers of Spanish America, have become the stuff of legends and nightmares. In their own time, they were glorified as heroic adventurers, spreading Christian culture and building roads, cathedrals, palaces and cities which have endured to the present. Today, they stand condemned for their cruelty and exploitation, as men who carried out horrific atrocities in their pursuit of gold and glory. In ‘Conquistadors’, Fernando Cervantes cuts through the layers of myth and fiction to immerse the reader in the world of the late-medieval imperialist: a world as unfamiliar to us as the native peoples of the New World were to the conquistadors themselves. He paints a revelatory portrait of a diverse group of men, set against the political and ideational landscape from which they emerged.

    £12.99
  • Gender, Ethnicity and Sexuality in Contemporary American Film

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    Gender, Ethnicity and Sexuality in Contemporary American Film

    Hollywood has recently devoted big budgets and established stars to films about controversial issues, while previously marginal identities have come into prominence. The authors examine the issues these developments raise, bringing together debates in identity politics with film studies.

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    £24.99
  • Rising Star

    £30.00

    Rising Star

    The definitive account of Barack Obama’s life before he became the 44th president of the United States – the formative years, confluence of forces, and influential figures who helped shaped an extraordinary leader and his rise – from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Bearing the Cross.

    £30.00
  • The Aztecs

    £15.00

    The Aztecs

    Frances F. Berdan shines fresh light on the enigmatic ancient Aztecs. She casts her net wide, covering topics as diverse as ethnicity, empire-building, palace life, etiquette, origin myths, and human sacrifice. While the Aztecs are often described as ‘stone age,’ their achievements were remarkable. They constructed lofty temples and produced fine arts in precious stones, gold, and shimmering feathers. They crafted beautiful poetry and studied the sciences. They had schools and libraries, entrepreneurs and money, and a bewildering array of deities and dramatic ceremonies. Based on the latest research and lavishly illustrated, this book reveals the Aztecs to have created a civilization of sophistication and finesse.

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    £15.00
  • The Motorcycle Diaries

    £9.99

    The Motorcycle Diaries

    Che Guevara, revolutionary guerilla, became an international icon for generations of radicals. Three years before his fateful meeting with Fidel Castro, he set out on his motorcycle on an eight month voyage of discovery around Latin America.

    £9.99
  • When America Stopped Being Great

    £25.00

    When America Stopped Being Great

    Veteran reporter and BBC New York correspondent Nick Bryant reveals how America’s decline paved the way for Donald Trump’s rise, sowing division and leaving the country vulnerable to its greatest challenge of the modern era. Deftly sifting through almost four decades of American history, from post-Cold War optimism, through the scandal-wracked nineties and into the new millennium, Bryant unpacks the mistakes of past administrations, from Ronald Reagan’s ‘celebrity presidency’ to Barack Obama’s failure to adequately address income and racial inequality. He explains how the historical clues, unseen by many (including the media) paved the way for an outsider to take power and a country to slide towards disaster.

    £25.00