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  • 1001 People Who Made Americaby Alan Axelrod

    National Geographic Society 2008; US$ 9.95

    Who are the pivotal figures in American history, the men and women who have helped shape us as a people and have influenced how we perceive ourselves as Americans? In this companion to his popular 1001 Events That Made America, Alan Axelrod looks into all areas of our collective past and highlights the famous as well as the infamous, the virtuous... more...

  • Edison on Innovationby Alan Axelrod

    Wiley 2008; US$ 24.95

    In this fascinating exploration of one of the most celebrated and innovative minds, best-selling author Alan Axelrod cuts through the myths and reverence surrounding Edison’s “genius” to show how the inventor was, in fact, an ordinary man who created extraordinary work. While many of us believe that creativity, like genius, is something... more...

  • Encyclopedia of World War IIby Alan Axelrod

    Infobase Publishing 2007; US$ 180.00

    World War II, the largest and deadliest conflict in human history, is widely considered the pivotal event of the modern age. From the rise of fascist Europe to the atomic bombings of Japan, "Encyclopedia of World War II" presents the complete story of this great conflict. International in scope, this two-volume A-to-Z reference covers the... more...

  • America Out Loudby Alan Axelrod

    F+W Media 2008; US$ 9.95

    "Give me liberty or give me death." "Houston, we have a problem." "I did not have sexual relations with that woman." American ears ring with these and hundreds of other declarations, spun out of history. Walt Whitman claimed to "hear America singing," but, mostly, we hear America talking. Out loud. This book features more than 300 quotations from influential... more...

  • Whiskey Tango Foxtrotby Alan Axelrod

    Skyhorse Publishing 2013; US$ 12.95

    Few areas of human endeavor have produced more?or more colorful?terms than has the military. Soldiers, sailors, marines, and airmen have over centuries come up with words, phrases, and acronyms to express everything from raw emotion to complex technology. The military is both a distinctive way of life and a community, and a command of its slang is... more...

  • The Cheaper the Crook, the Gaudier the Patterby Alan Axelrod

    Skyhorse Publishing 2011; US$ 12.95

    The Cheaper the Crook, the Gaudier the Patter: Forgotten Hipster Lines, Tough Guy Talk, and Jive Gems explores the rich vocabulary of gangsters, hipsters, jazz musicians, and military personnel of the 1930s and ?40s. Entries include definitions, etymology, and examples of usage. This delightful compendium celebrates the linguistic gems cut and... more...

  • Generals South, Generals Northby Alan Axelrod

    Lyons Press 2011; US$ 26.99

    Generals South, Generals North highlights twenty-fourcommanders?twelve each from the Confederacy and the Union. Best-selling author and military historian Alan Axelrod presents a biography of each, narrates the major engagements in which each fought (emphasizing tactical leadership and outcome produced), and explores each man?s ever-controversial... more...

  • Patton's Driveby Alan Axelrod

    Lyons Press 2010; US$ 15.99

    Patton?s Drive tells the story of how a young man born to war?who believed himself the literal incarnation of all great warriors past?became a modern American general: in terms of enemy killed or captured, territory taken, and people liberated, the greatest field commander of World War II. more...

  • Revolutionary Managementby Alan Axelrod

    Lyons Press 2008; US$ 23.99

    John Adams did not hesitate to lead his countrymen into revolution, but when other advocates of American independence focused solely on tearing down British tyranny, Adams kept asking, ?Then what?? Asking?and answering?this question was for him the key to managing revolutionary change successfully, for the present and for the ages. Drawing... more...

  • Lost Destinyby Alan Axelrod

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 28.99

    A fresh look at the oldest son of the Kennedy clan, who lost his life in one of the most daring and desperate missions of WWII more...