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- Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 54.00
Controversial and unpopular, the U.S.-Mexican War divided the country's loyalties more than any event at the time since the Revolution. But the realities of the time were powerfully shaped by the belief in the myth of "Manifest Destiny"?that the United States was predestined to occupy the North American continent "from sea to shining... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2008; US$ 24.99
America?s greatest president, who rose to power in the country?s greatest hour of need and whose vision saw the United States through the Civil War Abraham Lincoln towers above the others who have held the office of president?the icon of greatness, the pillar of strength whose words bound up the nation?s wounds. His presidency is the hinge on... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.95
Amid the aristocratic ranks of the Confederate cavalry, Nathan Bedford Forrest was untutored, all but unlettered, and regarded as no more than a guerrilla. His tactic was the headlong charge, mounted with such swiftness and ferocity that General Sherman called him a "devil" who should "be hunted down and killed if it costs 10,000 lives and bankrupts... more...
- Fulcrum Publishing 2010; US$ 35.00
A lively and informative collection of essays from some of today's premier historians of Adams and Jefferson, celebrating these two founding fathers and the importance of books and libraries in America. more...
- ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 180.00
Enslaved blacks retained some private realm that included toys, musical instruments, clothing, jewelry, and distinctive hair styles. Many individuals successfully preserved African traditions and beliefs, often adapting them to their new home. It is through such objects and practices that modern readers can gain at least some understanding of the day-to-day... more...
- University Press of Mississippi 2011; US$ 40.00
From the first Union attack on Vicksburg in the spring of 1862 through Benjamin Grierson's last raid through Mississippi in late 1864 and early 1865, this book traces the campaigns, fighting, and causes and effects of armed conflict in central and North Mississippi, where major campaigns were waged and fighting occurred. The Civil War in Mississippi:... more...
- Little, Brown and Company 2011; US$ 16.99
With striking visuals from the Library of Congress' unparalleled archive, THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS ILLUSTRATED TIMELINE OF THE CIVIL WAR is an authoritative and engaging narrative of the domestic conflict that determined the course of American history. A detailed chronological timeline of the war captures the harrowing intensity of 19th-century warfare... more...
- Dundurn 2011; US$ 8.99
The name James FitzGibbon struck terror in the hearts of U.S. soldiers crossing the border to attack Canada during the War of 1812. This is the dramatic story of his life and that of the daring exploits of his Green Tigers, his 50 specially trained, hand-picked men from the 49th Regiment of the British Army in Upper Canada. more...
- ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 35.00
Harriet Tubman was unconditionally committed to the abolition of slavery by any means, resulting in her willingness to help radical abolitionist John Brown prepare for his Harpers Ferry raid. She was the first woman to lead a military expedition in an American war, and she reinvented herself as a women's rights pioneer during the last part of her life. more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 1970; US$ 24.99
The definitive life of Jefferson in one volume, this biography relates Jefferson's private life and thought to his prominent public position and reveals the rich complexity of his development. As Peterson explores the dominant themes guiding Jefferson's career--democracy, nationality, and enlightenment--and Jefferson's powerful role in... more...