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  • The Life of Abraham Lincolnby Henry Ketcham

    The Floating Press 2010; US$ 3.99

    Despite the fact that Abraham Lincoln is widely regarded as one of the most historically significant figures in American politics, many details about his personal life remain shrouded in mystery. In this probing biography, author Henry Ketcham provides a detailed look at Lincoln's life and rise to prominence. more...

  • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglassby Frederick Douglass; Henry Louis Jr Gates

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 6.99

    This dramatic autobiography of the early life of an American slave was first published in 1845, when its young author had just achieved his freedom. Douglass' eloquence gives a clear indication of the powerful principles that led him to become the first great African-American leader in the United States. more...

  • Backstage at the Lincoln Assassinationby Thomas A. Bogar

    Regnery Publishing 2013; US$ 27.95

    April 14, 1865. A famous actor pulls a trigger in the presidential balcony, leaps to the stage and escapes, as the president lies fatally wounded. In the panic that follows, forty-six terrified people scatter in and around Ford?s Theater as soldiers take up stations by the doors and the audience surges into the streets chanting, ?Burn the place down!?... more...

  • The Darkest Dawnby Thomas Goodrich

    Indiana University Press 2005; US$ 20.99

    "While waves of laughter echoed through the theater, James Ferguson kept his eyes focused on Abraham Lincoln. Although the president joined the crowd with a ?hearty laugh,? his interest seemingly lay more with someone below. With his right elbow resting on the arm of his chair and his chin lying carelessly on his hand, Lincoln parted one of the flags... more...

  • Civil War Leadersby Tim McNeese

    Infobase Publishing 2009; US$ 42.00

    Though historians could name hundreds of political and military leaders who left their mark during the Civil War, "Civil War Leaders" presents the lives and contributions made by the era's greatest leaders, representatives of both sides in the conflict, Northerners and Southerners alike. While their efforts may, at times, have pitted... more...

  • The Long, Bitter Trailby Anthony Wallace

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 14.99

    An account of Andrew Jackson's Indian Removal Act of 1830, which relocated Eastern Indians to the Okalahoma Territory over the Trail of Tears, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs which was given control over their lives. more...

  • Manhuntby James L. Swanson

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 9.99

    The murder of Abraham Lincoln set off the greatest manhunt in American history. From April 14 to April 26, 1865, the assassin, John Wilkes Booth, led Union cavalry and detectives on a wild twelve-day chase through the streets of Washington, D.C., across the swamps of Maryland, and into the forests of Virginia, while the nation, still reeling from... more...

  • John Adamsby John Patrick Diggins; Arthur M. Jr. Schlesinger

    Henry Holt and Co. 2003; US$ 22.99

    A revealing look at the true beginning of American politics Until recently rescued by David McCullough, John Adams has always been overshadowed by Washington and Jefferson. Volatile, impulsive, irritable, and self-pitying, Adams seemed temperamentally unsuited for the presidency. Yet in many ways he was the perfect successor to Washington in terms... more...

  • His Excellencyby Joseph J. Ellis

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2004; US$ 16.00

    National Bestseller To this landmark biography of our first president, Joseph J. Ellis brings the exacting scholarship, shrewd analysis, and lyric prose that have made him one of the premier historians of the Revolutionary era. Training his lens on a figure who sometimes seems as remote as his effigy on Mount Rushmore, Ellis assesses George... more...

  • Out of the House of Bondageby Thavolia Glymph

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 23.00

    Glymph challenges popular depictions of mistresses as 'friends' and 'allies' of slaves in the plantation household. more...