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Sinjar: America's Heroic 14-day Battle to Save the Yazidis from Islamic State

Shand, Susan.

(2018)  | 9781493033652 | The Lyons Press | hbk. | book | 268pp
AUD 47.95 (inc. GST), AUD 43.59 (ex. GST),
Coming in September 2018
On August 3rd, 2014, the Islamic State attacked the Kurdish region of northern Iraq, sweeping down into Iraq’s Nineveh province. Islamic State struck the ancient Yazidi people, citizens of Iraq who had lived in the country’s north for centuries. Within minutes, more than 150,000 members of this pre-Abrahamic...

The Forgotten Trail to Appomattox: Hidden Civil War Sites and Destinations across America

Denmon, Randy.

(2018)  | 9781493033515 | The Lyons Press | pbk. | book | 288pp
AUD 33.95 (inc. GST), AUD 30.86 (ex. GST),
Coming in September 2018
Of the forty-five Civil War Battles that the National Park Service lists as “Decisive,” only about half have been preserved by the Park Service. The Federal Government’s preservation efforts have made tiny, out-of-the-way places that shouldn’t be known outside the county in which they are located into...

The Reagans: Portrait of a Marriage

Edwards, Anne.

(2018)  | 9781493036462 | The Lyons Press | pbk. | book | 432pp | Availability last checked: 1/8/2018
AUD 32.95 (inc. GST), AUD 29.95 (ex. GST),
He was an actor, newly divorced, whose controversial tenure as president of theScreen Actors Guild was drawing more attention than his fading film career. Shewas a contract player at MGM, unmarried and rapidly growing too old to play thestarlet. It was time, she decided, to settle down and become Mrs....

Secret Treasure of Oak Island: The Amazing True Story of a Centuries-Old Treasure Hunt

O'Connor, D'Arcy.

(2018)  | 9781493037001 | The Lyons Press | pbk. | book | 312pp | Availability last checked: 1/8/2018
AUD 31.95 (inc. GST), AUD 29.05 (ex. GST),
It started on a summer afternoon in 1795 when a young man named Daniel McGinnis found what appeared to be an old site on an island off the Acadian coast, a coastline fabled for the skullduggery of pirates. The notorious Captain Kidd was rumored to have left part of his treasure somewhere along here,...

History of arab americans : exploring diverse roots.

McCloud-Al-Deen, Aminah. Al-Deen, Aminah.

(2018)  | 9781440840685 | ABC CLIO Inc. | hbk. | book | 219pp | Availability last checked: 1/8/2018
AUD 107.95 (inc. GST), AUD 98.14 (ex. GST),
From the restrictive immigration laws that the United States Congress passed against Arabs in the early 20th century to the backlash against this community following September 11, Arab Americans have faced both successes and challenges in their quest to become part of American culture. This timely study...

Trump Troubadour No More: How I Lost Faith in Our President

Moss, Kraig. Smitherman, Dave.

(2018)  | 9781538111154 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | hbk. | book | 192pp | Availability last checked: 1/8/2018
AUD 50.95 (inc. GST), AUD 46.32 (ex. GST),
Early in the 2016 presidential campaign at a rally in Iowa, candidate Donald Trump looked directly from the stage at Kraig Moss, a supporter whose son had died from a heroin overdose. The crowd cheered as Trump pledged to end the heroin epidemic and praised Kraig as a great father. Moss was hooked....

Enemies of the State: The Radical Right in America from FDR to Trump

MULLOY, Darren J.

(2018)  | 9781442276512 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | hbk. | book | 208pp | Availability last checked: 1/7/2018
AUD 57.95 (inc. GST), AUD 52.68 (ex. GST),
The rise of the alt-right alongside Donald Trump's candidacy may be seem unprecedented events in the history of the United States, but D. J. Mulloy shows us that the radical right has been a long and active part of American politics during the twentieth century. From the German-American Bund to the...

Daily Life during the California Gold Rush.

Long, Thomas. Maxwell-Long, Thomas.

(2018)  | 9780313363092 | Greenwood Publishing | hbk. | book | 248pp | Availability last checked: 1/7/2018
AUD 106.95 (inc. GST), AUD 97.23 (ex. GST),
It is easy to see the vestiges of the California Gold Rush in the state's modern culture. The San Francisco 49ers football team are named after the term given to those who flocked to California in 1849 in search of gold; California is nicknamed "the golden state;" and the official state motto is "Eureka"...

1968: The Rise and Fall of the New American Revolution

Browne, Blaine T. Cottrell, Robert C.

(2018)  | 9781538107751 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | hbk. | book | 324pp | Availability last checked: 1/7/2018
AUD 58.95 (inc. GST), AUD 53.59 (ex. GST),
The year 1968 retains its mythic hold on the imagination in America and aroundthe world. Like the revolutionary years 1789, 1848, 1871, 1917, and 1989, it isrecalled most of all as a year when revolution beckoned or threatened. On the50th anniversary of that tumultuous year, cultural historians Robert...


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