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  • Lone Star Nationby H.W. Brands

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2005; US$ 19.00

    In Lone Star Nation , Pulitzer Prize finalist H. W. Brands demythologizes Texas?s journey to statehood and restores the genuinely heroic spirit to a pivotal chapter in American history. From Stephen Austin, Texas?s reluctant founder, to the alcoholic Sam Houston, who came to lead the Texas army in its hour of crisis and glory, to President Andrew... more...

  • Andrew Jacksonby H.W. Brands

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2006; US$ 18.00

    National Bestseller  In this, the first major single-volume biography of Andrew Jackson in decades, H.W. Brands reshapes our understanding of this fascinating man, and of the Age of Democracy that he ushered in. An orphan at a young age and without formal education or the family lineage of the Founding Fathers, Jackson showed that the Presidency... more...

  • The Wages of Globalismby H. W. Brands

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 64.99 US$ 55.89

    One episode dominates the memory of Lyndon Johnson's presidency: the Vietnam War. The war has so darkened Johnson's reputation that it is difficult for many to recall his policies in a positive light-- especially his foreign policy. Now historian H.W. Brands offers a fresh look at Johnson's handling of international relations, putting Vietnam in... more...

  • Traitor to His Classby H.W. Brands

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 22.00

    NATIONAL BESTSELLER A brilliant evocation of the qualities that made FDR one of the most beloved and greatest of American presidents.   Drawing on archival material, public speeches, correspondence and accounts by those closest to Roosevelt early in his career and during his presidency, H. W. Brands shows how Roosevelt transformed American government... more...

  • The Age of Goldby H.W. Brands

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 19.95

    ?I have found it.? These words, uttered by the man who first discovered gold on the American River in 1848, triggered the most astonishing mass movement of peoples since the Crusades. California?s gold drew fortune-seekers from the ends of the earth. It accelerated America?s imperial expansion and exacerbated the tensions that exploded in the Civil... more...

  • American Colossusby H.W. Brands

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 18.95

    In a grand-scale narrative history, the bestselling author of two finalists for the Pulitzer Prize now captures the decades when capitalism was at its most unbridled and a few breathtakingly wealthy businessmen utterly transformed America from an agrarian economy to a world power. The years between the Civil War and the end of the nineteenth century... more...

  • The First Americanby H.W. Brands

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 18.00

    National Bestseller  He was the foremost American of his day, yet today he is little more than a mythic caricature in the public imagination. Benjamin Franklin, perhaps the pivotal figure in colonial and revolutionary America, comes vividly to life in this masterly biography. Wit, diplomat, scientist, philosopher, businessman, inventor, and... more...

  • What America Owes the Worldby H. W. Brands

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 36.00 US$ 29.52

    This book, first published in 1998, is an intellectual and moral history of US foreign policy. more...

  • The Murder of Jim Fisk for the Love of Josie Mansfieldby H.W. Brands

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.00

    Even before he was shot dead on the stairway of the tony Grand Central Hotel in 1872, financier James ?Jubilee Jim? Fisk, Jr., was a notorious New York City figure. From his audacious attempt to corner the gold market in 1869 to his battle for control of the geographically crucial Erie Railroad, Fisk was a flamboyant exemplar of a new financial era... more...

  • Bound to Empireby H. W. Brands

    Oxford University Press, USA 1992; US$ 34.99 US$ 30.09

    From the day Commodore Dewey's battleships destroyed the Spanish fleet at Manila to the closing of the Subic Bay naval base in 1992, America and the Philippines have shared a long and tangled history. It has been a century of war and colonialism, earnest reforms and blatant corruption, diplomatic maneuvering and political intrigue, an era colored... more...