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The Trials of Laura Fair: Sex, Murder, and Insanity in the Victorian West Carole Haber
Shadow Warrior: William Egan Colby and the CIA book cover.
How to Create the Perfect Wife by Wendy Moore
Beggar Thy Neighbor: A History of Usury and Debt book cover.
Ellis Island Nation: Immigration Policy and American Identity in the Twentieth Century book cover.
Mapping the Nation: History and Cartography in Nineteenth-Century America (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2012)
The First Crusade: The Call from the East (Cambridge, MA: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2012)
The Postcolonial State in Africa: Fifty Years of Independence, 1960-2010 (Chicago: University of Wisconsin Press, 2012)
The Eve of Destruction: How 1965 Transformed America (New York: Basic Books, 2012)
Hanoi's War: An International History of the War for Peace in Vietnam (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2012)
The Blood of Free Men: The Liberation of Paris, 1944 (New York: Basic Books, 2012)
Ajax, The Dutch, The War: the Strange Tale of Soccer During Europe's Darkest Hour (New York: Nation Books, 2012)
Brigham Young: Pioneer Prophet (Cambridge, Mass.: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2012)
State of War: The Political Economy of American Warfare, 1945-2011 (Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas Press, 2012)
Through the Eye of a Needle: Wealth, the Fall of Rome, and the Making of Christianity in the West, 350-550 AD (Princeton University Press, 2012)
Krupp: A History of the Legendary German Firm (Princeton University Press, 2012)
Restless Empire: China and the World Since 1750 (New York: Basic Books, 2012)