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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...

  • A Savage Empireby Alan Axelrod

    St. Martin's Press 2011; US$ 35.99

    A surprising and sweeping history that reveals the fur trade to be the driving force behind conquest, colonization, and revolution in early America Combining the epic saga of Hampton Sides's Blood and Thunder with the natural history of Mark Kurlansky?s  Cod , popular historian Alan Axelrod reveals the astonishingly vital role a small animal?the beaver?played... 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...

  • Elizabeth I CEOby Alan Axelrod

    Penguin Group US 2002; US$ 12.99

    More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA 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...

  • Selling the Great Warby Alan Axelrod

    St. Martin's Press 2009; US$ 27.99

    Selling the Great War is the story of maverick journalist George Creel and the epoch-making government agency he built and led using the emerging industries of mass advertising and public relations to convince isolationist America to join World War I. Authorized by President Woodrow Wilson and created and run by Creel, the Committee on Public Information... more...

  • Revolutionary Managementby Alan Axelrod

    Lyons Press 2008; US$ 23.99

    Drawing on the latest Adams scholarship as well as Adams?s own autobiographical writings, including his diary and letters, Revolutionary Management: John Adams on Leadership will, in the spirit and style of Axelrod?s bestsellers Patton on Leadership and Elizabeth I, CEO, present 128 lessons for today?s leaders of enterprise. Adams,... more...