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- Chicago Review Press 2011; US$ 13.99
An extraordinary yet almost unknown chapter in American history is revealed in this extensively researched exposť. On July 1, 1893, President Grover Cleveland boarded a friend?s yacht and was not heard from for five days. During that time, a team of doctors removed a cancerous tumor from the president?s palate along with much of his upper jaw. When... more...
- Andrews UK 2011; US$ 6.99
This excellent biography by Walter Allen charts the war-hero turned president Ulysses S. Grant's life. From his youngest years through to his term as one of the most fondly remembered presidents of the United States of America, Grant's life is a fascnating one. This excellent eBook edition of this highly-rated title has been specially formatted... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 38.00
A critical assessment of Herbert Croly's influential account of Abraham Lincoln in his 1909 boo k, The Promise of American Life, which argued that Progressivism was a continuation of the spirit of Lincoln's political thought. This book argues for the first time that Croly's praise of Lincoln is highly problematic. more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 18.95
Age of Betrayal is a brilliant reconsideration of America's first Gilded Age, when war-born dreams of freedom and democracy died of their impossibility. Focusing on the alliance between government and railroads forged by bribes and campaign contributions, Jack Beatty details the corruption of American political culture that, in the words of Rutherford... more...
- New Press, The 2010; US$ 19.95
In 1877, a decade after the Civil War, not only was the United States gripped by a deep depression, but the country was also in the throes of nearly unimaginable violence and upheaval marking the end of the brief period known as Reconstruction and a return to white rule across the South. In the wake of the contested presidential election of 1876,... more...
- University of Tennessee Press 2011; US$ 49.95
“Bergeron has written a very original book quite unlike any modern study of Johnson. Bound to create quite a bit of controversy among scholars and Civil War enthusiasts, Bergeron seeks to provide a balanced analysis of this much-vilified figure.” —John David Smith, Charles H. Stone Distinguished Professor of American History,... more...
- LSU Press 2005; US$ 17.95
During Reconstruction, former abolitionists in the North had a golden opportunity to pursue true racial justice and permanent reform in America. But why, after the sacrifice made by thousands of Civil War patriots to arrive at this juncture, did the moment slip away, leaving many whites throughout the North and South more racist than before? Edward... more...
- Indiana University Press 2004; US$ 17.55
"... Boisseau recontextualizes U.S. feminism in the cinematic 20th century. White Queen challenges the narratives we have told about ourselves and illuminates the imperialism and celebrity worship that lurks within American feminism yet today." -- Lee Quinby, Harter Chair, Hobart and William ... more...
- University of North Texas Press 2003; US$ 39.96
John Gregory Bourke kept a set of diaries beginning as a young cavalry lieutenant in Arizona in 1872 and ending the evening before his death in 1896. This work begins with Bourke's years as aide-de-camp to General Crook during the Apache campaigns and in dealings with Cochise. more...